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|Full name||Stephen Alexander Mardenborough|
|Date of birth||11 September 1964|
|Place of birth||Birmingham, England|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|1984||→ Cambridge United (loan)||6||(0)|
|2002||Port Talbot Town||5||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
A much travelled player during his career, Mardenborough's first club was Coventry City but was released after finishing his apprenticeship, joining Wolverhampton Wanderers. He struggled to make an impact on the first team. His only league goal for the club was the winner at Anfield in January 1984 against reigning champions Liverpool, who were en route to another League title as well as the 1983–84 European Cup, while Wolves would be relegated. After a loan spell at Cambridge United, Mardenborough joined Swansea City in July 1984. He was a popular figure in his single season at the club but was allowed to leave in a mass clear-out of players at the end of the year, staying in Wales to sign for Newport County.
After two seasons in Newport he joined his third Welsh club in Cardiff City. He struggled to reproduce the same form he had previously shown, scoring just once in a 3-1 win over Torquay United, and was allowed to join Hereford United after one season. After leaving Hereford he spent time playing in Sweden for IFK Östersund before returning to England with Cheltenham Town. In 1990 he signed for Darlington where he held a regular first team place for several years, playing over 100 times for the club and helping them gain promotion back into the Football League.
Leaving Darlington in 1993, he spent one year at Lincoln City before having a short spell at Colchester United and non-contract terms at Scarborough and Swansea. His second spell at Swansea would be his last in the Football League before dropping into non-league, playing in the Welsh Premier League for nearly ten years.
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