John McStay

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John McStay
Personal information
Date of birth (1965-12-24) 24 December 1965 (age 51)
Place of birth Larkhall, Scotland
Playing position Defender
Youth career
–1984 Gartcosh United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1987 Motherwell 20 (1)
1987–1994 Raith Rovers 262 (20)
1994 Falkirk 1 (0)
1994 Hamilton Academical 2 (0)
1994–1995 Clydebank 20 (0)
1995–1997 East Fife 43 (1)
1997 Ayr United 10 (0)
1997–1998 Clyde 35 (5)
1998–2000 Albion Rovers 59 (9)
2000–2003 Glenafton Athletic ? (?)
Total 452 (36)
Teams managed
2000–2015 Glenafton Athletic (player-manager)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

John "Jock" McStay (born 24 December 1965 in Larkhall, South Lanarkshire) is a Scottish former professional footballer. He played as a defender. He is the cousin of former Celtic player Paul McStay.[1]

McStay played for nine clubs in a sixteen-year professional career before moving into junior football with Glenafton Athletic in 2000. He went on to become assistant manager to Peter Hetherston at Albion Rovers, one of his former clubs.

He had an on-field altercation with Duncan Ferguson during a Scottish Premier Division encounter between Rangers and Raith Rovers at Ibrox Stadium on 16 April 1994. Ferguson, of Rangers, headbutted McStay, of the visiting Raith, in the south-west corner of the Ibrox pitch. Referee Kenny Clark and his linesmen missed the incident, hence Ferguson avoided a dismissal, but he was subsequently charged with assault and, as it was his fourth such conviction, he served three months in prison.[1]


  1. ^ a b Pattullo, Alan (13 April 2014). "Duncan Ferguson: Glasgow kiss that lingered". The Scotsman. Edinburgh. Retrieved 9 November 2015. 

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