Stuart Giddings

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Stuart Giddings
Personal information
Full name Stuart James Giddings
Date of birth (1986-03-27) 27 March 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth Coventry, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2008 Coventry City 16 (0)
2007–2008 Oldham Athletic (loan) 2 (0)
2008–2009 Hinckley United 37 (3)
2009–2010 Darlington 22 (0)
2010 Ilkeston Town
2010–2011 Hinckley United 16 (1)
National team
2001–2002 England U16 6 (0)
2003 England U17 5 (0)
2004 England U18 1 (0)
2004 England U19 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:00, 1 May 2011 (UTC).

Stuart James Giddings[1] (born 27 March 1986) is an English footballer.


Born in Coventry, Giddings, a left-back, broke into the Coventry City first-team for his debut at the end of the 2003–04 season, when he came on as a late substitute in the final match of the season against Crystal Palace.

He represented England at all youth age groups up to under-19 level, but missed out on the 2005 Under 19 European Championships because of injury. He returned to action as a substitute during a 2–2 draw with Cardiff City in February 2007, but spent the rest of the campaign regaining his fitness ahead of a make-or-break 2007–08 season.

Giddings struggled once again with injury during the 2007–08 season. Once he regained fitness, he was sent out on loan to Oldham Athletic. New Coventry manager Chris Coleman announced that Giddings would be one of eight players whose contracts would not be renewed at the end of the season so he was released. In September 2008, Giddings joined Hinckley United debuting in the 4–1 FA Cup second qualifying round home victory over Solihull Moors on 27 September 2008.

On 10 November 2009, Giddings left Hinckley United to go on a week-long trial with Darlington, then bottom of the Football League. He earned a contract until the end of the season, and made 22 appearances, but was released early from his contract.[2]

Having trialled with Kidderminster Harriers during the pre-season, Giddings joined Ilkeston Town for the 2010-2011 season.

After the demise of Ilkeston Town in September 2010, Giddings rejoined Hinckley United on 1 October 2010.

Giddings' career has been set back by a long-term knee ligament injury.


As a player[edit]


  1. ^ Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2006). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2006–07. Edinburgh: Mainstream. p. 158. ISBN 978-1-84596-111-4. 
  2. ^ Walker, Martin (29 April 2010). "Five Players Released". Darlington F.C. Retrieved 6 May 2010. 

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