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Thomas Stewart (Irish footballer)

Thomas Stewart
Personal information
Full nameThomas Stewart
Date of birth (1986-11-12) 12 November 1986 (age 27)
Place of birthCraigavon, Northern Ireland
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing positionForward
Club information
Current clubFree agent
Youth career
2001–2003Portadown
2003–2006Wolverhampton Wanderers
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2006–2008Linfield46(14)
2008–2009Derry City43(10)
2010Shamrock Rovers32(10)
2011–2012Partick Thistle17(5)
2012–2013Shamrock Rovers42(10)
National team
2006–2008Northern Ireland U2119(4)
2007–2008Northern Ireland U232(0)
2007Irish Football League1(0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Thomas Stewart, (born 12 November 1986 in Craigavon), is a Northern Irish footballer who plays for Shamrock Rovers.

Wolverhampton

As an apprentice Stewart was the youth teams top goalscorer and played in a FA Youth semifinal against Southampton in 2005 but never made the breakthrough to first team football.

Linfield

After returning from England he signed a full-time contract with the Blues on 11 September 2006. He scored on his debut v Limavady on the 30th, but subsequently was used mostly as a wide midfielder by David Jeffrey. He moved to Derry City following successful seasons at Linfield.

Derry City

Stewart signed for Stephen Kenny (footballer) in June 2008 on a two and a half-year full-time contract. He made his debut in Sligo on 5 July [1]. Stewart scored on his home debut the following week [2]. He was the second opposition player to score at Tallaght Stadium in March 2009 [3]. He had a productive couple of seasons at the Brandywell winning the FAI League Cup and playing and scoring in the UEFA Europa League [4].

Shamrock Rovers

Despite signing for Carolina Railhawks in March 2010 [5] the lack of a work visa saw him returning home to sign for Shamrock Rovers. He made his debut against University College Dublin A.F.C. on 2 April [6]. He scored Rovers' winner in the Europa League tie against Bnei Yehuda in July 2010 which set up the glamour tie against Italian giants Juventus.[7] Stewart proved to be a big game player and in the last league game of the 2010 League of Ireland season he scored on the night Rovers secured their 16th domestic crown [8].

Partick Thistle

Stewart made his debut for Thistle in a home defeat against Falkirk F.C.. His first start came a week later in a 0–0 draw against Ross County F.C.. His first goal came in a 3–2 defeat away to Dundee F.C. on 30 April 2011. Stewart was famous for his long range strikes and accurate and delicate finishing.

Return to Rovers

In July 2012 Stewart signed back for The Hoops scoring 3 times and 8 in the 2013 season. [9].

International

Stewart played for the Northern Ireland national under-19 football team in the 2005 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship finals that were hosted in Northern Ireland. He scored their only goal against Germany.

Honours

Shamrock Rovers2010
Derry City2008
Linfield2006–07, 2007–08
Linfield – 2006–07, 2007–08

References

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