Stuart Douglas

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Stuart Douglas
Personal information
Full name Stuart Anthony Douglas[1]
Date of birth (1978-04-09) 9 April 1978 (age 39)[1]
Place of birth Enfield, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
AFC Wimbledon (Physiotherapist)
Youth career
1995–1996 Luton Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–2002 Luton Town 146 (18)
2001 Oxford United (loan) 4 (0)
2002 Rushden & Diamonds (loan) 9 (0)
2002–2004 Boston United 58 (8)
2004 RoPS 10 (3)
2004–2005 Dagenham & Redbridge 4 (0)
2005–2006 Crawley Town 7 (1)
2007–2008 Weymouth 16 (1)
2008–2010 Bath City 50 (11)
2010 Newport County (loan) 6 (1)
2010 Dorchester Town 8 (0)
2010 Poole Town 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:16, 14 October 2010 (UTC).

Stuart Anthony Douglas (born 9 April 1978 in Enfield) is a retired English football player. On 27 June 2013, he was appointed as physiotherapist at Football League One club AFC Wimbledon.

Career[edit]

Douglas began his career with Luton Town as a youth player, going on to make 146 football league appearances for the club.[2] Having fallen out of favour at the club, Douglas spent time on loan at Oxford United and Rushden & Diamonds before being released at the end of the 2001–02 season, moving to Boston United in August 2002.[3] Douglas left Boston in 2004, spending time in Finland playing for RoPS before returning to England with Dagenham & Redbridge.[4]

Prior to the 2009–10 season, Douglas was forced to undergo surgery to insert titanium plates into his neck to fix prolapsed discs in his spine.[5] Following the operation, he was unable to regain his place in the Bath City side and instead joined Conference South leaders Newport County in February 2010 in a loan exchange deal with Dave Gilroy.[6] He made his debut for the club on 20 February as a substitute in place of Craig Reid during a 4–0 win over Hampton & Richmond Borough.[7] He made a total of six appearances during his loan spell, scoring his only goal during a 5–1 win over Basingstoke Town, before returning to Bath in March 2010. At the end of the season, with Bath winning promotion to the Conference Premier, Douglas was released, and in August 2010, following a successful pre-season spell, he signed for Dorchester Town.[8] He was released by The Magpies in October 2010. He joined Poole Town on 4 November 2010.

Personal life[edit]

Douglas has a son named Marley and is a qualified physiotherapist.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2003). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2003/2004. Queen Anne Press. p. 121. ISBN 1-85291-651-6. 
  2. ^ "Stuart Douglas". Post War English & Scottish Football League A – Z Player's Database. Retrieved 15 February 2010. 
  3. ^ "Boston grab Douglas". BBC Sport. 30 August 2002. Retrieved 15 February 2010. 
  4. ^ "Daggers move for striker Douglas". BBC Sport. 5 November 2004. Retrieved 15 February 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "Douglas so happy to be an Exile". South Wales Argus. 4 March 2010. Retrieved 4 March 2010. 
  6. ^ "Bath City return for striker Gilroy". thisisbristol.co.uk. 13 February 2010. Retrieved 15 February 2010. 
  7. ^ "County on fire – H&R 0 Exiles 4". South Wales Argus. 22 February 2010. Retrieved 25 March 2010. 
  8. ^ "Douglas delight". dorchestertownfc.co.uk. 12 August 2010. Retrieved 12 August 2010. 

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