Stuart Kettlewell

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Stuart Kettlewell
Personal information
Full name Stuart Kettlewell
Date of birth (1984-06-04) 4 June 1984 (age 33)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2008 Queen's Park 159 (11)
2008–2009 Clyde 26 (0)
2009–2014 Ross County 132 (9)
2014–2016 Brora Rangers 4 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:48, 6 May 2014 (UTC).

Stuart Kettlewell (born 4 June 1984 in Glasgow) is a Scottish football player and coach. He played as a midfielder for Queen's Park, Clyde, Ross County and Brora Rangers.

Playing career[edit]

Kettlewell began his career with Queen's Park. He made 182 appearances for the Spiders in all competitions, scoring 11 goals, and held the captain's armband from 2006 until he left the club.


He became Clyde's first summer signing of 2008, when he joined the Broadwood side on 19 May.[1] He made his Clyde debut in July 2008, in a 2–0 victory over Annan Athletic in the Scottish Challenge Cup.[2] He was appointed team captain before the game.[3] Kettlewell's contract was terminated in June 2009, following Clyde's relegation and financial troubles.[4]

Ross County[edit]

On 11 June 2009, Kettlewell signed for Ross County.[5] He made his debut on 8 August 2009, in a 2–1 win against Airdrie United. In May 2013, Kettlewell signed a new contract at Ross County after the club had finished fifth in their first season in the SPL.[6] He had an operation to cure a hip injury just before his contract expired at the end of the 2013–14 season.[7] Ross County allowed him to remain with the club while Kettlewell completed his rehabilitation, but he was then released in August 2014.[7]

Brora Rangers[edit]

On 2 May 2015, Kettlewell scored the winner in a 4–2 penalty shootout victory after a 2–2 aggregate draw, as Highland League champions Brora Rangers defeated Lowland League champions Edinburgh City in a play-off for the right to compete against Scottish League Two bottom club Montrose in another play-off for membership of the Scottish Professional Football League.[8]

Coaching career[edit]

Kettlewell returned to Ross County to coach their under-20 team. Under his management, County won the 2016–17 SPFL Development League.[9]


Ross County
Brora Rangers


  1. ^ First signing completed Clyde FC – Retrieved 19 May 2008
  2. ^ Clyde 2–0 Annan Athletic BBC Sport – Retrieved 26 July 2008
  3. ^ Brown Announces Dual Captaincy Clyde FC Website – Retrieved 3 August 2008
  4. ^ "Club Statement – Players Contracts". Retrieved 10 June 2009. 
  5. ^ "Ross County snap up Kettlewell". BBC Sport. 11 June 2009. Retrieved 31 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "Ross County: Nine players sign new deals". 21 May 2013. Retrieved 31 August 2013. 
  7. ^ a b Ross County: Midfielder Ross Kettlewell leaves club , BBC Sport
  8. ^ "Brora Rangers 1-1 Edinburgh City (agg 2-2, 4-2 pens)". BBC Sport. 2 May 2015. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  9. ^ Lamont, Alasdair (5 May 2017). "Ross County youth coach Stuart Kettlewell targets first team spots for his stars". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 6 May 2017. 

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