Michael Moore (footballer)

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Michael Moore
Personal information
Full name Michael Jordan Moore
Date of birth (1981-03-24) 24 March 1981 (age 36)
Place of birth Paisley, Scotland
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2002 Hamilton Academical 88 (27)
2002–2004 Stranraer 61 (34)
2004–2005 St Johnstone 24 (4)
2005 Stranraer (loan) 7 (2)
2005–2007 Stranraer 55 (21)
2007–2008 Ayr United 14 (5)
2008–2009 Dumbarton 13 (3)
2009 Stranraer (loan) 5 (1)
2009–2013 Stranraer 127 (36)
2013– Kilbirnie Ladeside 20 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:30, 28 July 2013.

Michael Moore is a Scottish former footballer, who played in the Scottish Football League First Division for three clubs and is best known for his prolific scoring record at Stranraer.


Moore began his career with Hamilton Academical, and scored on his debut as a seventeen-year-old against Hibernian in a First Division match in November 1998.[1] With Hamilton dogged by financial problems which eventually led to their relegation to the Third Division, Moore joined Stranraer in July 2002.[2]

Moore was SPFA Third Division Player Of The Year in 2003–04, a season in which he equalled Derek Frye's record as Stranraer top scorer in a season with twenty seven goals. This prolific form earned him a £35,000 move back to full-time football with St Johnstone in 2004, but he returned to Stranraer the following year for the same fee.[3] He later played for Ayr United and Dumbarton before heading back to Stranraer for a third and final time in June 2009, having spent the end of the previous season there on loan.[4][5]

Moore indicated his wish to leave Stranraer at the end of the 2012–2013 season and ended his time with the club having scored ninety four times in two hundred and eighty-eight appearances.[6]

He joined Junior club Kilbirnie Ladeside in July 2013, teaming up with former Stranraer teammates Mark Crilly and Stephen Swift.[7]


  1. ^ Baillie, Michael (23 November 1998). "MIXU FORTUNES FOR 10-MEN HIBS". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 28 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Moore to come from Mr. Stranraer". scottishfootballleague.com. Scottish Football League. 24 February 2012. Retrieved 28 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Moore delight at Stranraer return". BBC Sport. 14 March 2005. Retrieved 28 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Sons capture Moore from Ayr". BBC Sport. 31 January 2008. Retrieved 28 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Stranraer sign Henderson from Ayr". BBC Sport. 8 June 2009. Retrieved 28 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Stranraer and legend Moore to part company". scottishfootballleague.com. Scottish Football League. 30 April 2013. Retrieved 28 July 2013. 
  7. ^ O'Donnell, Jim (27 July 2013). "Moore the merrier as old pals sell league to ex-Stranraer star". Evening Times. Retrieved 28 July 2013. 

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