Stephen Armstrong

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Stephen Armstrong
Personal information
Full name Stephen Armstrong
Date of birth (1976-07-23) 23 July 1976 (age 38)
Place of birth Birkenhead, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Charleston Battery
Number 16
Youth career
1996–1999 Butler Bulldogs
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2000 Mid-Michigan Bucks
2000 Västra Frölunda 12 (1)
2000–2001 Watford 3 (0)
2001 D.C. United 15 (3)
2002–2003 Kansas City Wizards 55 (5)
2004 Michigan Bucks 5 (0)
2005 Columbus Crew 7 (0)
2006–2008 Chicago Storm (indoor) 52 (42)
2006– Charleston Battery 118 (26)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 June 2011.
† Appearances (Goals).

Stephen Armstrong (born 23 July 1976 in Birkenhead) is an English-born South African footballer who currently plays for Charleston Battery in the USL Professional Division.


College and Amateur[edit]

Armstrong was raised in Cape Town, South Africa after the age of 4.[citation needed] He came to the United States to attend Butler University. In four seasons between 1996 and 1999 with Butler's side the Bulldogs, he made All-American, finished as the school's third all-time leading scorer with 43 goals and 102 points. He is ranked in the Horizon League's all-time top 10 for both goals and points.[1] From 1998 Armstrong also played for the Mid-Michigan Bucks in the USL Premier Development League.[2]


Armstrong played in Sweden with Västra Frölunda IF before moving to English First Division side Watford on a free transfer in October 2000. He made three appearances for the club, all as a substitute, before being released at the end of the 2000–01 season.[3]

He was selected in the second round – 13th overall – of the 2000 MLS SuperDraft by D.C. United.[4] Armstrong was traded to Kansas City for Brandon Prideaux on 11 January 2002.[5] He spent two years with the Wizards, appearing in regular season and playoff each year.

Armstrong missed the 2004 Major League Soccer season while recovering from ACL surgery on his right knee.[citation needed] He joined the Columbus Crew in 2005. He signed with Charleston at the start of the 2006 season. On 9 March 2010, Charleston announced the re-signing of Armstrong to a new contract for the 2010 season.[6]

On 24 March 2011, Armstrong re-signed with Charleston for the 2011 season as both a player and an assistant coach. He currently resides in Charleston, SC with his wife, Angela, and 4 stepchildren: JR, Harrison, Spencer, and Tucker Ormson.[7]


Charleston Battery[edit]


  • 2006–2007 MISL Rookie of the Year


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