Steven Hetherington

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Steven Hetherington
Personal information
Full name Steven Hetherington
Date of birth (1993-03-09) 9 March 1993 (age 24)
Place of birth Hartlepool, England
Playing position Central midfielder / Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Alloa Athletic
Youth career
–2009 Hartlepool United
2009–2011 Rangers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 Motherwell 3 (0)
2013 Airdrie United (loan) 14 (0)
2013 Celtic Nation
2013–2014 Crook Town
2014– Alloa Athletic 21 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 March 2016 (UTC).

Steven Hetherington (born 9 March 1993[1] in Hartlepool, England) is a Scottish-English professional footballer playing as a central midfielder or defensive midfielder for Alloa Athletic. He has played in the Scottish Premier League for Motherwell and has also played for Airdrie United.

Career[edit]

Hetherington started his football career at local club Hartlepool United, and was at Victoria Park up until July 2009, when SPL club Rangers signed him.[2] He was immediately drafted into the under-19 team.

His chances with the Scottish giants were limited, and he was released by the club in July 2011, after not making a single first team appearance. He was then given a trial at fellow SPL club Motherwell, and did enough to earn a short term contract at the Fir Park club. Despite not making a first team appearance in the 2011–12 season, Hetherington's good performances for the Under 19 team earned him a contract extension with the club.[3]

After several former youth players were released by Motherwell, his chances of a first team appearance increased. Indeed, on 11 August 2012, he made his competitive first-team debut as a substitute for Keith Lasley in a 1–1 draw with St. Johnstone.[4]

On 7 February 2013, after making just 4 appearances for Motherwell in the 2012–13 season, Hetherington went on a months loan to Lanarkshire derby rivals Airdrie United.[5] That loan was then extended till the end of the season.[6]

On 20 May 2013, Hetherington left Motherwell after failing to earn a contract extension with the Fir Park club.[7]

After spells at English non-league clubs Celtic Nation and Crook Town, Hetherington signed for Scottish Championship club Alloa Athletic on 30 July 2014.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 4 February 2015[9][10]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Motherwell 2012–13 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0
Airdrie United (loan) 2012–13 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
Alloa Athletic 2014–15 7 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 11 0
Career Total 24 0 1 0 1 0 3 0 29 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Steven Hetherington". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Steven's living the dream with Rangers". Hartlepool Mail. 21 April 2009. Retrieved 30 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "End of season contract news". Motherwell F.C. 11 May 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Motherwell 1 – 1 St Johnstone". BBC Sport. 11 August 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Hetherington joins Airdrie on loan". motherwellfc.co.uk. Motherwell F.C. 7 February 2013. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 
  6. ^ "Airdrie v Dunfermline". airdriefc.co.uk. Airdrie United FC. 8 March 2013. Retrieved 8 March 2013. 
  7. ^ "Forthcoming squad changes". Motherwell F.C. 20 May 2013. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  8. ^ "Hetherington joins Alloa". Scottish Professional Football League. 30 July 2014. Retrieved 30 July 2014. 
  9. ^ "Steven Hetherington". soccerbase.com. Soccerbase. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  10. ^ "S. HETHERINGTON Stats". uk.soccerway.com. Soccerway. Retrieved 12 August 2012.