Stewart Kerr

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Stewart Kerr
Personal information
Full name James Stewart Robert Kerr
Date of birth (1974-11-13) 13 November 1974 (age 41)
Place of birth Bellshill, Scotland
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Orlando City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–2001 Celtic 75 (0)
1994–1995 Brighton (loan) 5 (0)
2001–2002 Wigan Athletic 8 (0)
Total 88 (0)
National team
1994–1996 Scotland U21 12 (0)
Teams managed
2008–2009 Airdrie United (goalkeeping coach)
2009–2011 Motherwell (goalkeeping coach)
2011–2014 Toronto (goalkeeping coach)
2016– Orlando City (goalkeeping coach)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Stewart Kerr (born 13 November 1974 in Bellshill) is a retired Scottish football goalkeeper, who played for Celtic, Brighton and Wigan Athletic. Kerr was forced into early retirement at the age of 26 due to a back injury.

Kerr was appointed to Scottish First Division club Airdrie United as goalkeeper coach in August 2008, where he was part of the Scottish Challenge Cup winning side and also recruited and mentored goalkeeper Lee Hollis who went on to play for Motherwell and Heart of Midlothian.

Kerr left that position to join Scottish Premier League side Motherwell in September 2009, where he was credited with developing current English Premier League side Norwich City goalkeeper John Ruddy, as well as Republic of Ireland Goalkeeper Darren Randolph.

Kerr left Motherwell in December 2011 to become goalkeeper coach for Major League Soccer side Toronto. During his time at Toronto, Kerr was responsible for recruiting and developing current Orlando City Number 1 Joe Bendik and Canada international goalkeeper Quillan Roberts. Kerr also coached and prepared legendary Brazilian goalkeeper Julio Cesar in Toronto for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, which resulted in Cesar telling the worlds' press that Kerr was the best goalkeeper coach he has ever worked with. On 31 August 2014 Kerr left his position as Goalkeeper Coach of Toronto FC after Ryan Nelsen was fired as head coach.

On 13 November 2014, Kerr was appointed as a Soccer Consultant to Toronto FC's Parent company Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment by the Companys President and CEO Tim Leiweke.

On 24 December 2015, Kerr was named as first-team goalkeeper coach for MLS side Orlando City.


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