Stephen Stirling (footballer)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Stephen Stirling
Personal information
Full name Stephen Stirling
Date of birth (1990-01-05) 5 January 1990 (age 28)
Place of birth Paisley, Scotland
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Stenhousemuir
Youth career
2007–2009 Rangers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Rangers 0 (0)
2011 Stirling Albion (loan) 10 (2)
2011–2012 Stranraer 26 (12)
2012–2013 Greenock Morton 7 (1)
2013–2014 Greenock Morton 11 (0)
2014–2015 Stranraer 39 (5)
2015– Stenhousemuir 43 (2)
National team
2007–2009 Scotland U19 9 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 April 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 September 2016

Stephen Stirling (born 5 January 1990) is a Scottish footballer who currently plays for Scottish League One side Stenhousemuir.

Stirling started his career with Rangers, spending a loan spell at Stirling Albion, before being released and dropping out the senior game for a short time, then returning with Stranraer. He has also had two spells at Greenock Morton.

Club career[edit]

Born in Paisley, Stirling joined Stirling Albion in the 2011 January transfer window until the end of the season.[1] On 7 May 2011 he scored his first league goals, when he scored twice as Stirling ended a 25-match winless streak with victory over Morton on the final day of the season.[2]

After leaving Rangers in 2011, Stirling dropped out of the senior game for a short time playing amateur football in Paisley, before returning to senior football with Stranraer. After scoring 12 goals in 26 league matches, Stirling signed a pre-contract agreement with First Division side Greenock Morton.[3] Stirling scored his first league goal for Morton when he drove in the only goal in a 1-0 victory over Raith Rovers.[4] Stirling missed the rest of the 2012-13 season injured with a broken leg sustained in a league match against Partick Thistle.[5] With him being out of contract in the summer of 2013, Stirling was given the summer to prove he had recovered from his injury by Allan Moore.[6]

After recovering from his leg break, Stirling was given a short-term deal in September 2013.[7] In January 2014, he was released from his contract[8] and returned to his former club Stranraer in January 2014. After eighteen months with the Scottish League One side, Stirling was released from his contract with the side.[9] Shortly after leaving Stranraer, Stirling signed for fellow League One side Stenhousemuir on a one-year contract.[10]

International career[edit]

Stirling has represented Scotland at Under-19 international level, playing in the 2009 UEFA U19 European Championship Elite Round.[11]

In total he received nine caps at U19 level, scoring five goals.[12]

Career statistics[edit]

[13]

As of 8 November 2013
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[A] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stirling Albion (loan) 2010–11 Scottish First Division 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 2
Total 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 2
Stranraer 2011–12 Scottish Third Division 26 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 12
Total 26 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 12
Greenock Morton 2012–13 Scottish First Division 7 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 10 2
2013–14 Scottish Championship 11 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 13 0
Total 18 1 1 0 3 1 1 0 23 2
Career totals 54 15 1 0 3 1 1 0 59 16
A. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances (including substitutes) and goals in the Scottish Challenge Cup.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stirling stays on at Stirling". Scottish Football League. 
  2. ^ "Stirling Albion 3 - 2 Morton". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 7 May 2011. Retrieved 8 May 2011. 
  3. ^ Mitchell, Jonathan (25 May 2012). "Stirling effort from Ton". Greenock Telegraph. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  4. ^ Mitchell, Jonathan (22 September 2012). "Ton leapfrog Raith into third". Greenock Telegraph. Retrieved 22 September 2012. 
  5. ^ Mitchell, Jonathan (6 October 2012). "Ton topple league leaders". Greenock Telegraph. Retrieved 6 October 2012. 
  6. ^ Mitchell, Jonathan (7 May 2013). "Stephen still needs to earn new contract". Greenock Telegraph. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  7. ^ "Stephen Stirling". Greenock Morton F.C. 27 September 2013. Retrieved 28 September 2013. 
  8. ^ Mitchell, Jonathan (6 January 2013). "Three players exit Morton". Greenock Telegraph. Retrieved 6 January 2013. 
  9. ^ "2015 Stranraer FC Released Players List". stranraerfc.org. Retrieved 19 May 2015. 
  10. ^ "Player News - Two New Signings". stenhousemuirfc.com. 15 June 2015. Retrieved 17 June 2015. 
  11. ^ "Jonathan helps Scots get off to a flier". Heart of Midlothian FC. 28 May 2009. Retrieved 8 May 2011. 
  12. ^ "History Archives - Stephen Stirling". Scottish F.A. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  13. ^ "Stephen Stirling Stats". Soccerbase. 

External links[edit]