THE 2016 SCOTTISH CUP

 

On Saturday 21st May 2016, history was made at Hampden Park - Hibernian won the Scottish Cup.

Trading card design reproduced by kind permission of Scott Boobis.

Position Defender

Lewis is the only player in the club’s long and distinguished history to have lifted both the League and Scottish Cup as a Hibernian player.

 

Lewis Stevenson 1

 

2016 SCOTTISH CUP STATS

Minutes played 660
Appearances 7
Substituted in 0
Substituted out 0
Yellow cards 0
Red cards 0
Goals 0

 

Another homegrown talent, Kirkcaldy-born Lewis Stevenson attended Balwearie High School. He joined the Hibernian youth academy aged 14 and played for the Scotland schoolboys team in 2003. The dependable left-sided defender made his competitive debut for Hibernian in a Scottish League Cup tie at Ayr United in September 2005. He would have to wait until the opening day of season 2006/07 to make his first Scottish Premier League appearance.

Stevenson became a first-team regular under the management of John Collins, hitting the headlines as a teenager when he was named man of the match after Hibernian's CIS Cup triumph in 2007 at Hampden Park during the 5-1 demolition of Kilmarnock.

His first goal for the Club came in a 2–0 win against Inverness CT on 26th February 2011. The goal came after more than 100 appearances without one, and Stevenson admitted to not knowing what to do during his celebration!

Stevenson played regularly for Hibernian during the 2011/12 season, winning the fans’ Player of the year award as a result of his dedication and consistency. This accolade came during a disappointing season in which Hibs just managed to avoid relegation, with Stevenson admitting himself that there were few candidates for the fans to choose from. Subsequenetly, Stevenson's contract was automatically extended for another year.

Early in the 2012/13 season, Stevenson suffered a broken toe during an Edinburgh derby match. He returned to the first team three weeks ahead of schedule. Stevenson provided cover at left-back for defensive injuries and he earned praise from Pat Fenlon for his performance in an Edinburgh derby victory in the 2012/13 Scottish Cup. He later agreed a new two-year contract with Hibernian in March 2013.

In December 2013, Stevenson recorded his 200th competitive appearance for Hibs. At this time, manager Terry Butcher deployed Stevenson as a left midfielder. This change produced rewards, as Stevenson scored the second goal of his career in a game against Kilmarnock and would later earn a match-winning penalty kick against Hearts.

Stevenson made his 250th appearance for the club in the fifth round of the 2014/15 Scottish Cup, becoming only the 60th player to record as many appearances since 1885. To mark this achievement, Stevenson was named captain for the 3–1 win against Arbroath, played at Easter Road with the Leith side running out 3-1 winners. In his following game for the Club, Stevenson scored only his fourth career goal as Hibernian secured a 2–0 victory against Rangers at Ibrox.

During the 2015/16 close season, Stevenson signed another two-year contract with Hibernian, allowing the defender to continue his long association with the Leith side. Stevenson was part of the Hibs team that won the 2015/16 Scottish Cup. The 3-2 victory over Rangers in the final at Hampden Park marked Stevenson's 320th appearance, whilst also becoming the first ever player to win both Scottish national cup competitions with Hibernian.

Season 2016/17 deservedly marks Lewis Stevenson's testimonial season. The defender is donating over half of the proceeds in his Testimonial Year to charit, with the beneficiaries including Jenni and Gordon Paul Memorial in aid of Cardiac Risk in the Young and Leith Links 4 Kids.

Mr 110% is universally recognised as a truly dedicated Hibee, looked on very fondly by the Hibernian faithful.

 


 

Full name Lewis Stevenson
Date of birth 5th January 1988
Place of birth Kirkcaldy, Scotland
Height 5ft 7in

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