Stephen Kingsley

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Stephen Kingsley
Personal information
Full name Stephen Kingsley
Date of birth (1994-07-23) 23 July 1994 (age 20)
Place of birth Stirling, Scotland
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Left-back
Club information
Current team
Swansea City
Number 35
Youth career
2004–2011 Falkirk
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 Falkirk 92 (1)
2014– Swansea City 0 (0)
2015 Yeovil Town (loan) 12 (0)
National team
2011–2012 Scotland U18 2 (0)
2012–2013 Scotland U19 6 (0)
2015– Scotland U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:30, 3 May 2015 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 March 2015

Stephen Kingsley (born 23 July 1994) is a Scottish professional footballer currently playing as a left back for Swansea City.

Career[edit]

Falkirk[edit]

Kingsley aged 16 made his first team debut on 12 April 2011 as a substitute in Falkirk's 2–1 win over Partick Thistle in the Scottish First Division.[1] In Season 2011–2012, after playing in the Scottish League Cup against Brechin City, he sustained an injury that was to keep him out for over 3 months. He returned in the starting line up when Falkirk knocked Dundee United out of the Scottish League Cup. In March 2013, Kingsley signed a new contract with Falkirk, agreeing a deal that ties him to the club until 2015.[2] Kingsley made his 100th appearance for Falkirk on 5 April 2014 in a 5–0 victory over Cowdenbeath. He was also voted in to the SPFL Championship Team of the Year for season 2013/2014.

Swansea City[edit]

On 30 June 2014, Kingsley signed for Swansea City on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee.[3]

On 18 February 2015, Kingsley joined English League One side Yeovil Town on a month's emergency loan which was later extended until the end of the season.[4] Kingsley played in numerous positions in his 12 appearances for the Glovers including left-back, centre-back and midfield, and received praise for his versatility from Yeovil boss Terry Skiverton.[5] Yeovil were subsequently relegated to League Two at the end of the season and Kingsley returned to Swansea City.

International career[edit]

In April 2012 Kingsley was called up to the Scotland under-18 squad for two games against Serbia in Belgrade on the 17th and 19th of the month. He played 90 minutes in the first game, which ended 1–1, and 60 minutes in the second game, where Scotland won 4–1. In season 2012–2013 he appeared for Scotland under-19's against Germany and the Netherlands. He was selected for the squad for the 2014 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship qualification matches in October, playing in the third game against Switzerland. This was followed in March with an appearance in the friendly match against Sweden. In May he played in two of the Elite qualifying round games in Belgium against Belgium and Georgia. In March 2015, Kingsley made his Scotland under-21's debut in a 2–1 win against Hungary.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 25 April 2015.[6]
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Falkirk 2010–11 Scottish First Division 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2011–12 Scottish First Division 15 0 0 0 1 0 1[a] 0 17 0
2012–13 Scottish First Division 35 0 4 0 2 1 2[a] 0 43 1
2013–14 Scottish Championship 39 1 1 0 3 0 5[b] 0 48 1
Total 92 1 5 0 6 1 8 0 111 2
Swansea City 2014–15 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Yeovil Town (loan) 2014–15 League One 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
Career total 104 1 5 0 6 1 8 0 123 2
  1. ^ a b Appearances in the Scottish Challenge Cup
  2. ^ Four appearances in Scottish Premiership play-offs, one appearance in the Scottish Challenge Cup

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Partick Thistle 1–2 Falkirk". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 12 April 2011. Retrieved 19 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Pressley Delight At Contract Extensions". Falkirk FC. March 4, 2013. Retrieved March 4, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Swans sign Falkirk youngster Kingsley". swanseacity.net. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Stephen Kingsley: Yeovil Town sign Swansea City defender". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 18 February 2015. Retrieved 18 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "Stephen Kingsley is Mr Versatile for Terry Skiverton at Yeovil Town". westerngazette.co.uk. Western Gazette. 30 March 2015. Retrieved 7 May 2015. 
  6. ^ "Stephen Kingsley Stats". Soccerway. Retrieved 19 August 2011. 

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