Stuart Green

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Stuart Green
Green, Stuart - Workington AFC.JPG
Green playing for Workington in 2011
Personal information
Full name Stuart Green[1]
Date of birth (1981-06-15) 15 June 1981 (age 35)[1]
Place of birth Whitehaven, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2002 Newcastle United 0 (0)
2001–2002 Carlisle United (loan) 16 (3)
2002 Hull City (loan) 23 (6)
2002–2006 Hull City 123 (18)
2003 Carlisle United (loan) 10 (2)
2006–2008 Crystal Palace 24 (4)
2008–2009 Blackpool 6 (0)
2008 Crewe Alexandra (loan) 2 (0)
2009–2011 Wycombe Wanderers 15 (0)
2011–2012 Workington 20 (1)
2012–2013 Whitehaven 0 (0)
Teams managed
2012–2013 Whitehaven
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 July 2012.

Stuart Green (born 15 June 1981) is an English semi-professional footballer who is currently a free agent after leaving Whitehaven where he was a player-manager.


An attacking midfielder who is often used on the right-hand side of midfield, Green started his career at Newcastle United but did not break into the first team. He played 16 games on loan at Carlisle United in the 2001–02 season.[2]

Later in 2002 he joined Hull City on loan, before then Hull manager, Peter Taylor, signed him on a three-and-half-year contract, in a £150,000 deal just before the club moved to the KC Stadium. Green scored in the first league game at the stadium on 26 December 2002, in a 2–0 victory over league-leaders Hartlepool United.[3][4] Following a dip in form, Peter Taylor informed Green that he would be left out of the Hull team to face Lincoln City.[5] When Green then attended a Carlisle United match rather than the Lincoln City match, Green was initially disciplined by the club,[6][7] and then on 19 February he was sent on loan to Carlisle United until the end of the 2002–03 season with a view to a permanent move. Carlisle had to pay a non-returnable £30,000 fee.[2][5]

Subsequently, he also fell out with Carlisle manager Roddy Collins, and before the club's match against Torquay United in April, Green was thrown off the Carlisle team coach by Collins who claimed that Green had been trying to negotiate a transfer back to Hull. Collins said, "How can you ask a man like that to run through a brick wall for you?"[8] He subsequently returned to Hull and admitted that the move to Carlisle had been "a massive mistake".[9]

Green remained a first-team squad member at Hull and turned down a move to MK Dons in January 2006 to fight for a regular place in the Hull team.[citation needed] However, on 31 August 2006, he joined Peter Taylor at Crystal Palace in a £75,000 deal.[10] By early October, Green's longest appearance for Crystal Palace came at an away match against Hull City when he came on as a half-time substitute.[11] Green scored on his full debut for the club in a home match against Cardiff City on 14 October which they lost 2–1.[12] He scored again on his next full match for the club, on 1 January 2007, against Norwich City[13] However, he did not play many games after Peter Taylor was sacked as manager, and on 31 January 2008, transfer deadline day, he signed an 18-month contract with Blackpool.[14] However, after making just six appearances, five of which were from the substitutes bench, and struggling to get in the Seasiders squad, Green was sent on loan to League One club Crewe Alexandra on 14 November 2008.[15] He made his debut the following day in a 0–2 home defeat to Leyton Orient.[16]

On 9 June 2009, Blackpool confirmed that Green had not been offered a new deal and that he was being released.[17]

On 15 July 2009, it was confirmed that Green would pen a two-year deal at recently promoted Wycombe Wanderers. This saw him play under Peter Taylor for the third time,[18] however after Taylor was sacked, in October 2009 after a poor start to the 2009/2010 seasons, Green did not make another appearance.[19]

On 11 May 2011, Green was released by Wycombe Wanderers and was made a free agent. He then signed a two-year contract with Conference North side Workington on 29 July 2011 after he moved home to his native north-west. Later the same day he scored on his Workington 'Reds' début against Cumbrian rivals Barrow in a 1–1 draw.

On 29 June 2012, Green became player-manager of Northern League Division One side Whitehaven.[20] After a good season which saw Whitehaven achieve their highest ever league finish in the Northern League Division Two and reached their first Cumberland Senior Cup final, Green decided to leave at the end of the 2012/13 season after one only one year with the West Cumbrian club.


  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing. p. 177. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0. 
  2. ^ a b "Carlisle seal Green deal". BBC News. 20 February 2003. Retrieved 1 February 2008. 
  3. ^ "Green relishes Tigers move". 29 September 2005. Archived from the original on 17 May 2008. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Hull 2-0 Hartlepool". BBC. 2002. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "A Statement From The Chairman". Hull City. 19 February 2003. Archived from the original on 15 April 2012. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "Green in hot water". BBC Sport. 10 February 2003. Retrieved 1 February 2008. 
  7. ^ "Unhappy Taylor fines Green". 29 September 2005. Archived from the original on 17 May 2008. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  8. ^ Rich, Tim (29 April 2003). "Quartet face great escape or greatest humiliation". The Independent. Retrieved 1 February 2008. 
  9. ^ "Green sorry for Carlisle move". BBC Sport. 14 May 2003. Retrieved 2 February 2008. 
  10. ^ "Hull complete signing of Bridges". BBC. 31 August 2006. Archived from the original on 12 July 2012. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  11. ^ Pink, Stuart (5 October 2006). "Patient Green to wait for chance". Croydon Guardian. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  12. ^ "Report: Crystal Palace vs Cardiff City". Crystal Palace F.C. 14 August 2006. Archived from the original on 15 April 2012. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  13. ^ "Green's Goals". Crystal Palace F.C. 2 January 2007. Archived from the original on 15 April 2012. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  14. ^ "The Latest From Bloomfield Road". Blackpool F.C. 1 February 2008. Archived from the original on 10 February 2012. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  15. ^ "Transfer Latest". Blackpool F.C. 14 November 2008. Archived from the original on 14 March 2012. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  16. ^ "Crewe vs Leyton Orient". BBC. 15 November 2008. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  17. ^ "Eight Released As Retained List Is Announced". Blackpool F.C. 9 June 2009. Archived from the original on 3 May 2012. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  18. ^ "Wycombe snap up Westlake and Green". BBC. 15 July 2009. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  19. ^ "Stuart Green Player Profile". Soccerbase. 15 October 2010. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  20. ^ "Workington Reds star Stuart Green is new Whitehaven Amateurs boss". News & Star. 29 June 2012. Retrieved 14 July 2012. 

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