Derek Stillie

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Derek Stillie
Personal information
Full name Derek Daniel Stillie[1]
Date of birth (1973-12-03) 3 December 1973 (age 43)
Place of birth Irvine, Scotland
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1991–1995 Aberdeen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1999 Aberdeen 22 (0)
1999–2002 Wigan Athletic 44 (0)
2002–2005 Dunfermline Athletic 96 (0)
2005–2007 Dundee United 67 (0)
2007–2008 Gillingham 14 (0)
Total 233 (0)
National team
1993–1995 Scotland under-21 14 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:26, 7 May 2008 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13:26, 7 May 2012 (UTC)

Derek Daniel Stillie (born 3 December 1973) is a retired Scottish footballer, who played as a goalkeeper for a number of clubs in Scotland and England. After retiring from football, Stillie pursued a career in English law.

Career[edit]

Stillie began his career as a young player at Aberdeen and signed professional forms in August 1995 at the age of twenty-one. In his first few months at the club, Stillie was an unused substitute as "The Dons" won the Scottish League Cup. In four years at Pittodrie, he managed only twenty-six appearances and in 1999 he moved south to Wigan Athletic. At the Lancashire club he played 57 times, twice helping them reach the Division Two play-offs.

In July 2002, Stillie moved back north to Dunfermline Athletic where he was a virtual ever-present in the Pars side, making a total of 117 appearances after replacing first choice Marco Ruitenbeek in November that year. In 2003–04, Stillie was part of the Dunfermline side that won through to the Scottish Cup Final but lost to Celtic.

Former Dundee United Manager Gordon Chisholm made his second signing for season 2005–06 by bringing Stillie to Tannadice from Dunfermline for an undisclosed fee,[2] after losing first-choice keeper Tony Bullock to Gillingham.[3]

Stillie was named in two Scotland squads – most recently in October 2003 – but never won a cap,[4] although he was an unused substitute in the Future Cup match against Germany later that month.

In May 2007, Stillie confirmed he would leave Dundee United to move to England to pursue his English law career[5] and helped the club to a clean sheet in the final day 0–0 draw at home to Motherwell. In July, Stillie signed a one-year contract with Gillingham,[6] making his debut in the 4–0 away defeat to Nottingham Forest on 22 September 2007. He announced his retirement at the end of the 2007–08 season to pursue his career as a lawyer.[7]

In May 2012, Stillie gained his first international cap for Sealand playing along with the likes of Ralph Little against Chagos Islands in which he conceded three goals, the match finished 3–1.

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Aberdeen 1995–96 4 0 N/A N/A N/A 4 0
1996–97 8 0 8 0
1997–98 2 0 2 0 4 0
1998–99 8 0 1 0 9 0
Total 22 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 25 0
Wigan Athletic 1999–00 13 0 2 0 1 0 3 0 19 0
2000–01 18 0 2 0 2 0 22 0
2001–02 13 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 16 0
Total 44 0 5 0 4 0 4 0 57 0
Dunfermline Athletic 2002–03 21 0 6 0 1 0 28 0
2003–04 37 0 7 0 2 0 46 0
2004–05 38 0 3 0 2 0 1 0 44 0
Total 96 0 16 0 5 0 1 0 118 0
Dundee United 2005–06 30 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 34 0
2006–07 37 0 2 0 2 0 41 0
Total 67 0 3 0 3 0 2 0 75 0
Gillingham 2007–08 14 0 2 0 16 0
Total 14 0 2 0 16 0
Career total 243 0 25 0 14 0 9 0 291 0

Honours[edit]

Aberdeen[edit]

1995–96

Dunfermline Athletic[edit]

2003–04

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Derek Stillie". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 4 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "BBC Sport website – 'Stillie on move to Dundee United'". BBC News. 7 July 2005. 
  3. ^ "BBC Sport website – 'Gillingham capture keeper Bullock'". BBC News. 29 June 2005. 
  4. ^ "BBC Sport website – 'Fletcher given Scotland call'". BBC News. 2 October 2003. 
  5. ^ "Stillie will make Tannadice exit". BBC Sport website. 8 May 2007. 
  6. ^ "Official Gillingham website". Gillinghamfootballclub.premiumtv.co.uk. 7 May 2013. 
  7. ^ "Stillie hangs up his gloves". BBC Sport. 7 May 2008. 

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