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Playing for Birmingham City in 2009
|Full name||Stuart Parnaby|
|Date of birth||19 July 1982|
|Place of birth||Durham, England|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Playing position||Right back|
|2000||→ Halifax Town (loan)||6||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Parnaby graduated from Middlesbrough's Academy, which was run by his father, Dave. He went on to make more than 100 appearances for Middlesbrough's first team before joining Birmingham City in 2007. After four years with the club, a time disrupted by injury, he was released at the end of the 2010–11 season. After having one year out of the game, Parnaby rejoined Middlesbrough on a two-year deal in July 2012.
Parnaby, a native of Durham, County Durham, began his senior career for Middlesbrough in September 2000 in a League Cup match against Macclesfield Town. The next month, he was loaned to Halifax Town, during which time he played six games and won Division Three's Player of the Month award.
Parnaby did not feature in the 2001–02 season, due to long-lasting injuries. Again, during the 2003–04 season, he found himself struggling to feature in the team after a four-month layoff for a knee injury. The following year, he played in over half Middlesbrough's Premier League matches, and in the 2005–06 season, he played a full part in their progress to the semi-final of the FA Cup and the final of the UEFA Cup, in which he started. He was first choice right-back at the start of the 2006–07 season, but the form and performances of fellow defenders Andrew Davies and Abel Xavier made him lose his place in the starting line-up.
In the 2007–08 Premier League season, Parnaby struggled with injuries and loss of form, so was unable to dislodge former Tottenham Hotspur player Stephen Kelly from the right-back spot. Kelly retained the jersey for the whole campaign, becoming the only player to play every Premiership game. However in pre-season in preparation for the 2008–09 season Kelly picked up a groin strain, so manager Alex McLeish picked Parnaby for the first game of the season against Sheffield United in the Championship.
He scored his first goal for Birmingham against Coventry City in the FA Cup on 29 January 2011.
He was an unused substitute as Birmingham won the 2011 League Cup, defeating favourites Arsenal 2–1. Following the club's relegation at the end of the 2010–11 season, Parnaby left the club when his contract expired.
After training with clubs including Coventry City and Leeds United, Parnaby was reported in late September to have agreed a contract and passed a medical with former club Birmingham City, but the club made a decision not to proceed. He later had trials with Millwall, Charlton Athletic, Carlisle United and Hull City.
Return to Middlesbrough
On 2 July 2012, Parnaby rejoined Middlesbrough on a two-year deal with the option of a further year. He made his competitive debut on 25 September as manager Tony Mowbray made eleven changes for the League Cup match at Preston North End, which Boro won 3–1. Parnaby was released by the club on 16 May 2014.
Parnaby announced his retirement from professional football on 10 September 2015.
- As of match played 26 January 2013
|Club||Season||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Other||Total|
|Halifax Town (loan)||2000–01||Division Three||6||0||0||0||–||0||0||6||0|
|Birmingham City||2007–08||Premier League||13||0||0||0||2||0||–||15||0|
|Birmingham City total||47||0||6||1||8||0||–||61||1|
- Appearance(s) in UEFA Cup
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