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)
National team
2011–2012 Scotland U18 2 (0)
2012–2013 Scotland U19 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 June 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

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 only his second appearance he was sent off for a professional foul on Stirling's Michael Doyle.[2] He made one more league appearance that season. 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.[3] 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.[4]

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 against Belgium against the host country and Georgia.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 12 January 2014[5]
Club Season League Scottish Cup League Cup Other Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Falkirk 2010–11 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2011–12 15 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 17 0
2012–13 35 0 4 0 2 1 2 0 43 1
2013–14 39 1 1 0 3 0 2 0 45 1
Total 92 1 5 0 6 1 5 0 108 2

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "British Broadcasting Corporation". BBC Sport. 12 April 2011. Retrieved 19 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Stirling Albion 1–2 Falkirk". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting corporation. 23 April 2011. Retrieved 19 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Pressley Delight At Contract Extensions". Falkirk FC. March 4, 2013. Retrieved March 4, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Swans sign Falkirk youngster Kingsley". swanseacity.net. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "Stephen Kingsley Stats". Soccerway. Retrieved 19 August 2011.