Jackie Stewart (footballer, born 1921)

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Jackie Stewart
Personal information
Full name John Gebbie Stewart[1]
Date of birth (1921-09-04)4 September 1921
Place of birth Lochgelly, Scotland
Date of death 17 May 1990(1990-05-17) (aged 68)[1]
Place of death Kirkcaldy,[1] Scotland
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Playing position Outside right
Youth career
Lochgelly Welfare
Donibristle YC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1939–1948 Raith Rovers 44 (21)
1948–1955 Birmingham City 203 (52)
1955 Raith Rovers 6 (0)
Total 253 (73)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

John Gebbie Stewart (4 September 1921 – 17 May 1990) was a Scottish professional footballer who played as an outside right for Raith Rovers and Birmingham City.[2][3]

A former miner born in Lochgelly, Fife, Stewart started his professional career at Raith Rovers, and moved to Birmingham City in January 1948. He had pace and a direct style,[2] and in his first full season at the club, 1948–49, finished as leading goalscorer with 11 league goals[4] for the newly promoted side struggling in the top flight. Injury disrupted his last couple of seasons at Birmingham, and he returned to Raith in 1955 having made 218 appearances in all competitions with 55 goals. He was appointed trainer at Raith and remained in football until 1963.[2]



  1. ^ a b c "Jackie Stewart". Hugman's Footballers. Barry J. Hugman. Retrieved 24 April 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 126. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 
  3. ^ "Jackie Stewart". Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Players Database. Neil Brown. Retrieved 24 April 2015. 
  4. ^ Matthews, p. 184.