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STEPHEN PAYNE
Portugal Portimonense (Superliga)
#22 | Defender/Midfielder
Birth Date
Birth Place
Height/Weight
US Caps/Goals
June 16, 1997 (Age: 22)
Birmingham, Alabama
5' 10", 155 lbs (1.78 m, 70 kg)
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Club Career

A product of the Chicago Magic youth development team, Payne would spend a brief period playing for the UCLA Bruins before heading across the Atlantic Ocean to sign his first professional contract with Varzim SC in Portugal's second division.

Payne would spend his first season with the team playing in the reserves. However, the following season would see him promoted to the first team, and he would go on to play in 14 games.

Despite just playing a few games for Varzim, it was enough to catch the attention of a top flight team, and in July 2019, Payne would leave Varzim to sign with Portimonense.

International Career

Born in Birmingham, Alabama, Payne is eligible to represent the United States and Nigeria.

He has so far not played for the United States at any level.

With Jesse Marsch and David Wagner at the helms of teams in the top flight, YA will cover their exploits this season.
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