Ian Stewart (Northern Irish footballer)

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Ian Stewart
Personal information
Full name Ian Edwin Stewart[1]
Date of birth (1961-09-10) 10 September 1961 (age 55)
Place of birth Belfast, Northern Ireland
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1985 Queens Park Rangers 67 (2)
1982–1983 Millwall (loan) 11 (3)
1985–1987 Newcastle United 43 (3)
1987–1988 Portsmouth 1 (0)
1988 Brentford (loan) 7 (0)
1988–1992 Aldershot 101 (0)
1992 Colchester United 10 (2)
1992–1993 Harrow Borough ? (?)
National team
1982–1987 Northern Ireland 31 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ian Edwin Stewart (born Belfast, 10 September 1961) is a former footballer from Northern Ireland.


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.[2] 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.



Queens Park Rangers[3]
Colchester United[4]


  1. ^ "Ian Stewart". NIFG. Retrieved 17 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Ian Stewart Profile". Coludata.co.uk. 
  3. ^ "Tier Two (Championship) Honours". Coludaybyday.co.uk. 
  4. ^ "Conference Honours". Coludaybyday.co.uk. 

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