John Stewart (footballer)

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John Stewart
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John Stewart outside Palmerston Park, Dumfries
Personal information
Full name John Stewart
Date of birth (1985-03-08) 8 March 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Bellshill, Scotland
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Livingston United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2006 Aberdeen 53 (5)
2006–2009 Falkirk 22 (0)
2007 St. Johnstone (loan) 8 (1)
2008 Queen of the South (loan) 16 (1)
2009 Ross County 11 (1)
2009–2010 Peterhead 7 (2)
2010–2011 Clyde 46 (12)
2011–2012 Bo'ness United 19 (8)
2012– Livingston United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:15, 10 November 2012 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

John Stewart (born 8 March 1985 in Bellshill) is a Scottish footballer currently playing for Livingston United.

Playing career[edit]

Aberdeen[edit]

Stewart, who began his career with Aberdeen. He was a regular in Aberdeen's reserve team; however, he found opportunities in the first team hard to come by. His best known moment in his time with the Dons was a late winner against Celtic.

Falkirk[edit]

On 31 August 2006, he joined Falkirk for an undisclosed, five-figure transfer fee.[1]

In July 2007, Stewart was banned from the club's pre-season trip to the Netherlands following a breach of discipline.[2]

St Johnstone and Queen of the South loans[edit]

On 18 July 2007 he was loaned to St. Johnstone for six months.[3]

Stewart joined Queen of the South in January 2008 on loan. After joining the fray as a sub for the injured Stephen Dobbie, he scored the winner for Queens in their 4–3 victory in the semi finals of the Scottish Cup against Aberdeen to take Queens to the final for the first time in their 89-year history.[4][5] He also set up Paul Burns to put QoS 2-1 up in the same game. Stewart also scored in an earlier round against Greenock Morton and made a late substitute appearance in the final against Rangers.

Ross County[edit]

He joined Ross County on the first day of the January transfer window in 2009. However his contract with County was terminated by the club on the last day of the Summer 2009 transfer window. His only goal for the club was Ross County's 1000th league goal since entering the Scottish Football League.

Peterhead[edit]

Stewart appeared as a trialist for Peterhead in October 2009, and scored a goal against Clyde, which resulted in him signing a short term contract with the club. He also scored the only goal in a re-arranged league encounter against Brechin City at Balmoor on 13 October 2009.

Clyde[edit]

He signed for Clyde on a free transfer in January 2010.[6] He scored 12 goals in 49 appearances for Clyde, but he was not offered a new contract and left the club in May 2011.

Juniors[edit]

After a disappointing season with the Bully Wee he joined with Scottish Junior Football team Bo'ness United in the Scottish Junior Football East Region Super League. Stewart moved on to Livingston United in October 2012 following a short period out of the game.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bairns snap up Aberdeen's Stewart". BBC Sport website. 31 August 2006. 
  2. ^ "Trip ban for Stewart after no-show". The Scotsman (UK). 11 July 2007. 
  3. ^ "Falkirk sending Stewart to Saints". BBC Sport. 18 July 2007. 
  4. ^ "Club History" on the official Queen of the South website
  5. ^ "Queen of the South 4-3 Aberdeen". BBC News. 12 April 2008. Retrieved 7 May 2010. 
  6. ^ "Cowboy delighted as Stewart signs up". clydefc.co.uk. 8 January 2010. Retrieved 8 January 2010. 
  7. ^ Scott Campbell (9 November 2012). "I want to Liv it up in Cup again". The Sun. Retrieved 10 November 2012. 

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