On 12 June 1960, former Arsenal midfielder Stephen Brignall was born in Tenterden in Kent County according to the Official Club website.
Brignall joined Arsenal as an 18-year old, registering only one appearance during the 1978/79 Football League season in the First Division. His only appearance- which was as a second half substitute is one even he would love to forget- as the Gunners suffered a 3-0 defeat to Liverpool in April 1979. This was despite the fact that records showed that the central defender had stayed in Highbury for four good years.
According to Arsenal.com, Stephen Brignall went on to join Norwegian side Harstad in December 1979 alongside midfielder Cliff Cant. He later on had a trial with Watford before playing for Hastings United in the Semi-professional League, Tonsbridge in the Isthmain League and Gravesent & Northfleet.
With his career seemingly tumbling, Brignall returned to his home town to play for Tenderden followed by Ashford Town, Hythe Town and Ashford again where the sun set upon his football career.