Darren Stewart

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Darren Stewart
Personal information
Full name Darren Stewart
Date of birth (1966-05-17) 17 May 1966 (age 50)
Place of birth Newcastle, Australia
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Newcastle KB United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1986 Adamstown Rosebud FC ? (?)
1986–1992 APIA Leichhardt Tigers 111 (0)
1992–1993 Newcastle Breakers 23 (4)
1993–1998 Johor FA ? (?)
1999–2001 Balestier Central 33 (7)
National team
1992 Australia 3 (0)
Teams managed
2003–2004 Balestier Khalsa (Youth)
2004–2005 Geylang International FC (Youth)
2005–2006 Geylang International FC (Assistant Coach)
2008–2011 Gombak United
2012–2013 Balestier Khalsa
2014–2015 Woodlands Wellington
2016 Maldives
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Darren Stewart (born 17 May 1966) is a former Australian football (soccer) player. He is a former Australia national football team player from 1991-1993. He was named Australian Player of the Year in 1993.


A defender, Darren Stewart was a former notable player for Johor FA where he captained and won the Malaysia FA Cup in 1998.

He is also a former Australia national football team player from 1991-1993.

He moved to Singapore in 1999, where he played for Balestier Central FC from 1999-2002. In 2002, he finally retired from playing football. He was the assistant manager for Balestier Khalsa FC's Prime League team in 2003 and assistant manager for the Geylang United FC team in 2004-2005.

He currently lives in Singapore where he coaches and manages the club Elias Park Football Club and is a coach for Little League Pte Ltd.

Stewart has been named as head coach for Gombak United FC at the start of the 2009 S.League season. He joined the club as a technical analyst in late 2008.

In January 2012, Stewart was confirmed as Balestier Khalsa head coach for the season 2012 S.League campaign. His time at Balestier were successful, as he guided the club to win the 2013 Singapore League Cup and 6th and 4th placings in the 2012 and 2013 league seasons respectively, the best positions by the club since merging from Balestier Central and Clementi Khalsa. However his contract were not renewed at the end of 2013.[1]

Stewart then were contracted to Woodlands Wellington F.C. at the start of 2014.[2] Initially Stewart were successful, with 5-game unbeaten streak in the league and interest from hometown club Newcastle United Jets F.C. to be their head coach, which Stewart turns down to stay with the Singapore club.[3][4] But after a string of poor results, culminating in a 7-1 thrashing at the hands of Albirex Niigata Singapore in June, Stewart resigned from his position at the club.[5]

In July 2016 Stewart was appointed head coach of the Maldives national team.[6]


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