Stephen Aitken

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Stephen Aitken
Personal information
Full name Stephen Aitken
Date of birth (1976-09-25) 25 September 1976 (age 40)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Dumbarton (manager)
Youth career
–1993 Erskine B.C.
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–2001 Greenock Morton 113 (4)
2001–2007 Stranraer 156 (5)
2007 Stenhousemuir 11 (0)
2007–2009 Arthurlie
2009–2011 Stranraer 19 (0)
Teams managed
2012–2015 Stranraer
2015– Dumbarton
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Stephen Aitken (born 25 September 1976 in Glasgow) is a Scottish footballer who is currently the manager of Dumbarton in the Scottish Championship. Aitken played for Greenock Morton, Stranraer, Stenhousemuir and Arthurlie. He rejoined Stranraer in 2009 as assistant manager to Keith Knox. Aitken retired as a player in 2011 and was appointed manager of Stranraer in October 2012. He left the club for Dumbarton on 27 May 2015.

Career[edit]

Player[edit]

Aitken started his senior career with Greenock Morton, where he played for eight years before moving to Stranraer where he stayed for six years. Upon leaving Stranraer he joined Stenhousemuir briefly, before leaving the senior game to join Barrhead side Arthurlie in the junior ranks.

Coaching and Management[edit]

In 2009, he returned to Stranraer for a second time at the age of 32, and shortly thereafter took up a role as assistant manager.[1] On 27 October 2012 Aitken was appointed manager at the club.[2]

After a successful three years with Stranraer he joined Dumbarton in May 2015, to replace Ian Murray.[3][4] He won his first competitive game in charge 3-2 against former club[5] Greenock Morton.

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 29 April 2017
Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Stranraer October 2012 May 2015 124 54 27 43 43.55
Dumbarton May 2015 Present 86 22 23 41 25.58
Total 208 76 48 84 36.54

Honours and Achievements[edit]

Player[edit]

Greenock Morton
Stranraer

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aitken makes return to Stranraer". BBC Sport. 28 February 2009. Retrieved 28 February 2009. 
  2. ^ "Aitken Takes Charge". Stranraer FC. Retrieved 21 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Findlay, Alan. "STEPHEN AITKEN ANNOUNCED AS NEW SONS MANAGER". Dumbarton Football Club. 
  4. ^ "Dumbarton: Stranraer's Stephen Aitken makes managerial switch". BBC Sport. BBC. 27 May 2015. Retrieved 27 May 2015. 
  5. ^ "Greenock Morton 2-3 Dumbarton". Retrieved 13 May 2016. 

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