Ian Stewart (Northern Irish footballer)
|Full name||Ian Edwin Stewart|
|Date of birth||10 September 1961|
|Place of birth||Belfast, Northern Ireland|
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|1980–1985||Queens Park Rangers||67||(2)|
|1988||→ Brentford (loan)||7||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
He played as winger for Queens Park Rangers, Newcastle United, Portsmouth and Aldershot F.C. in the 1980s, as well as Colchester United in their Football Conference/FA Trophy double in the 1991/1992 season, scoring several important goals during the Trophy success in particular. He made his league debut for QPR as substitute against Blackburn Rovers in October 1980. On 17 November 1982 he scored his first international and Northern Ireland's winning goal versus that years World Cup runners up, and reigning European Champions, West Germany in a European Championship qualifying match at Windsor Park, Belfast. One year later in the return game in Hamburg he created the winning goal for Norman Whiteside in another 1-0 win.
Stewart was a crowd favourite at QPR but moved to Newcastle United in the summer of 1985 and joined Portsmouth F.C. two years later. Stewart represented Northern Ireland in the 1986 Fifa World Cup in Mexico. He was the first British footballer to be endorsed by Nike. Today Ian works as a Grassroots development officer for the Irish Football Association. Ian has a keen interest in music and puts on events around Northern Ireland.
- Football League Second Division Winner (1): 1982–83
- Football Conference Winner (1): 1991–92
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