Stephen Armstrong

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Stephen Armstrong
Personal information
Date of birth (1976-07-23) 23 July 1976 (age 41)
Place of birth Birkenhead, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Charleston Battery
Number 16
Youth career
1996–1999 Butler Bulldogs
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2000 Mid-Michigan Bucks
2000 Västra Frölunda 12 (1)
2000–2001 Watford 3 (0)
2001 D.C. United 15 (3)
2002–2003 Kansas City Wizards 55 (5)
2004 Michigan Bucks 5 (0)
2005 Columbus Crew 7 (0)
2006–2011 Charleston Battery 118 (26)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 June 2011

Stephen Armstrong (born 23 July 1976 in Birkenhead) is an English-born South African former footballer who spent the majority of his career with clubs in the United States.


College and Amateur[edit]

Armstrong was born in Birkenhead, England and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. He came to the United States to attend Butler University in Indiana and finished as the school's third all-time leading scorer with 43 goals and 16 assists. During his college career Armstrong also played for the Mid-Michigan Bucks in the Premier Development League.[1]


Armstrong began his professional career in Sweden with Västra Frölunda IF before moving to English First Division side Watford on a free transfer in October 2000. He made three appearances for the club, all as a substitute, before being released at the end of the 2000–01 season.[2]

He was selected in the second round – 13th overall – of the 2000 MLS SuperDraft by D.C. United.[3] Armstrong was traded to Kansas City for Brandon Prideaux on 11 January 2002.[4] He spent two years with the Wizards, appearing in regular season and playoff each year.

Armstrong missed the 2004 Major League Soccer season while recovering from ACL surgery on his right knee.[citation needed] He joined the Columbus Crew in 2005. At the beginning of the 2006 season Armstrong signed with A-League club Charleston Battery, where he would spend the remainder of his outdoor career, and served as an assistant coach during his final season with the club. Armstrong continues to live the Charleston area, and is currently the broadcast color commentator for the Battery.


Charleston Battery[edit]


  • 2006–2007 MISL Rookie of the Year


  1. ^ Battery re-sign Alavanja Archived 30 November 2006 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Gone but not forgotten: Stephen Armstrong
  3. ^ "MetroStars take Shak No. 1 at MLS SuperDraft". CNN. 7 February 2000. 
  4. ^ "D.C. United Re-signs Brandon Prideaux". OurSports Central. January 7, 2005. Retrieved December 3, 2017. 

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