Stuart Noble

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Stuart Noble
Personal information
Full name Stuart William Noble[1]
Date of birth (1983-10-14) 14 October 1983 (age 34)
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Gala Fairydean Rovers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2005 Fulham 0 (0)
2003 St Johnstone (loan) 12 (5)
2004 Woking (loan) 5 (1)
2004 Torquay United (loan) 3 (0)
2005 Northampton Town (loan) 4 (0)
2005–2006 East Fife 11 (4)
2006–2007 Gala Fairydean 23 (20)
2007–2009 Airdrie United 42 (21)
2009 Alloa Athletic (loan) 14 (6)
2009–2011 Alloa Athletic 52 (23)
2011–2013 Berwick Rangers 39 (9)
2013– Gala Fairydean Rovers 98 (79)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:56, 24 February 2014 (UTC)

Stuart William Noble (born 14 October 1983 in Edinburgh) is a Scottish professional footballer currently playing for Scottish Lowland Football League side Gala Fairydean Rovers.

Career[edit]

Noble began his career as a trainee with Fulham, turning professional in January 2002. He spent three and a half years as a professional with Fulham, but failed to make a single first team appearance. He had loan spells with St Johnstone (January–May 2003),[2] Woking (May–April 2004),[3] Torquay United (August–September 2004)[4] and Northampton Town (February 2005)[5] before being released by Fulham at the end of the season.[6]

He had a trial with Partick Thistle and joined East Fife at the end of August 2005. He played 12 times for the club, his last game coming in the 3–0 Scottish Cup defeat at home to Peterhead in December 2005 and he left the club in January 2006. He remained without a club for the remainder of the season as he recovered from a back injury.

In May 2006, the Border Telegraph reported that he was to sign for Scottish non-league side Gala Fairydean of the East of Scotland Football League.[7] In his only season at the club he was top scorer with 20 goals in 23 games.

He signed for Second Division side Airdrie United in the summer of 2007 following a trial[8] and was given a contract extension in June 2008, despite interest from Dundee.

In January 2009, Noble had a loan spell at Alloa Athletic,[9] then on 29 May 2009, he signed for Alloa on a permanent basis.[10] During his time at Alloa, Noble won the Scottish Football League Player of the Month award for February 2010.[11]

On the eve of the 2011–12 season, Noble signed for Berwick Rangers.[12] On 13 February 2013, he left Berwick by mutual consent.[13]

On 2 July 2013, it was announced that Noble had signed for Lowland Football League club Gala Fairydean Rovers, linking up with his brother Steven, who is the club's manager.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stuart Noble". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 27 February 2017. 
  2. ^ "Hislop in Highland switch". BBC Sport. 13 February 2003. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Woking sign striker Noble". BBC Sport. 8 March 2004. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Gulls get Wardley and Noble". BBC Sport. 24 August 2004. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Noble in Northampton loan switch". BBC Sport. 3 February 2005. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "Captain Clark released by Fulham". BBC Sport. 23 May 2005. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  7. ^ "Former Fulham man for Fairies". Border Telegraph. 24 May 2006. Archived from the original on 3 March 2014. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  8. ^ "Airdrie snap up Noble and Soutar". BBC Sport. 18 July 2007. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  9. ^ "One in, one out at Recreation Park". BBC Sport. 17 January 2009. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  10. ^ "Stuart Noble signs". alloaathletic.co.uk. 29 May 2009. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  11. ^ "Irn-Bru Phenomenal Player of Month". alloaathletic.co.uk. 12 March 2010. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  12. ^ "Four new signings for Rangers". Berwick Advertiser. 25 July 2011. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  13. ^ "Noble departure from Berwick". SPFL. 13 February 2013. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  14. ^ Knox, David (2 July 2013). "Gala unveil new look team for Lowland League". Border Telegraph. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 

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