Stuart Brightwell

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Stuart Brightwell
Personal information
Full name Stuart Brightwell
Date of birth (1979-01-31) 31 January 1979 (age 36)
Place of birth Easington, United Kingdom
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
? Manchester United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996-1998 Manchester United 0 (0)
1998-1999 Hartlepool United 17 (1)
Bishop Auckland
-2002 Durham City
2002-2004 Spennymoor United
2004 Durham City
2004 Billingham Town
-2006 Hetton Lyons 25 (1)
2007 Carolina RailHawks
2008 Horden C.W.
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Stuart Brightwell (born 31 January 1979 in Easington, United Kingdom) is an English football midfielder who one season in the USL First Division in the United States. He currently plays for Horden Colliery Welfare A.F.C. in the Northern League.

Brightwell came up through the Manchester United youth system, before transferring to Hartlepool United in 1998. Brightwell played in 20 games for the Monkey Hangers. He then played for Bishop Auckland and Durham City. In November 2002, he transferred from Durham City to Spennymoor United. In the summer of 2004, he moved back to Durham City before transferring to Billingham Town on 12 October 2004.[1]

At Hetton Lyons CC, he scored a hattrick in the FA Sunday Cup Final.[2]

In May 2007, Brightwell signed with the Carolina RailHawks of the USL First Division. He played well, seeing extensive playing time, but was released by the team at the end of the season.


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