Thomas Stewart (Irish footballer)

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Personal information
Full nameThomas Stewart
Date of birth (1986-11-12) 12 November 1986 (age 32)
Place of birth Craigavon, Northern Ireland
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Larne
Number 9
Youth career
2001–2003 Portadown
2003–2006 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2006–2008 Linfield 46 (16)
2008–2009 Derry City 43 (14)
2010 Shamrock Rovers 32 (10)
2011–2012 Partick Thistle 17 (6)
2012–2013 Shamrock Rovers 42 (11)
2014–2016 Sacramento Republic 47 (22)
2016 Ottawa Fury 17 (4)
2017 Dundalk 23 (6)
2018– Larne 21 (11)
National team
2006–2008 Northern Ireland U21 19 (4)
2007–2008 Northern Ireland U23 2 (0)
2007 Irish Football League 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 15:50, 18 November 2017 (UTC)

Thomas Stewart, (born 12 November 1986), is a Northern Irish footballer who plays for NIFL Championship side Larne. [1] He is known for his long range shooting and precise finishing.

Association football Team field sport

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.

NIFL Championship

The Northern Ireland Football League Championship is the second level of the Northern Ireland Football League, the national football league in Northern Ireland. Clubs in the Championship can be promoted to the highest national division - the NIFL Premiership, and relegated to the third level - the NIFL Premier Intermediate League.

Larne F.C. association football club

Larne Football Club is a professional Northern Irish football club based in Larne, County Antrim that play in the NIFL Premiership. The club was founded in 1889 and plays its home matches at Inver Park.The clubs colours are red and white, and the club's greatest rivals are Ballyclare Comrades and Carrick Rangers; their matches are known as "The East Antrim Derby". From 1972 until 2008, the club had senior status, but reverted to intermediate status when it failed to gain a place in the new IFA Premiership. The club regained senior status in 2016, when the NIFL Championship became the second tier of senior football for the 2016–17 season.

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Playing career

Wolverhampton Wanderers

As an apprentice Stewart was the youth team's top goalscorer and played in a FA Youth semi-final 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.

David Jeffrey Footballer

David Jeffrey is a Northern Irish football manager and former player, currently managing Ballymena United. He is best known for managing Linfield between 1997 and 2014. He began his professional playing career with the club, following a spell in the Manchester United youth team, and also played for Ards and Larne.

Derry City

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

Stephen Kenny (footballer) Irish footballer and manager

Stephen Kenny is a football manager and former player who is currently manager of the Republic of Ireland U21. He had formerly managed Longford Town, Bohemians, Derry City, Dunfermline Athletic, Shamrock Rovers and Dundalk F.C.. He is one of Ireland's most successful ever managers having won 14 trophies by his 44th birthday, and boasts extensive experience in European competition as well as aiding in the development of several of the Republic of Ireland Euro 2016 squad.

Tallaght Stadium

Tallaght Stadium is an association football stadium in the Republic of Ireland based in Tallaght, South Dublin. Shamrock Rovers F.C. originally announced details of the stadium in July 1996. The stadium is now owned and operated by South Dublin County Council with Shamrock Rovers as the anchor tenants.

UEFA Europa League Annual association football club competition organized by UEFA since 1971

The UEFA Europa League is an annual football club competition organised by UEFA since 1971 for eligible European football clubs. Clubs qualify for the competition based on their performance in their national leagues and cup competitions. It is the second-tier competition of European club football, ranking below the UEFA Champions League.

Shamrock Rovers

Despite agreeing terms with Carolina Railhawks in March 2010 [6] the player returned home to sign for Shamrock Rovers. He made his debut against University College Dublin A.F.C. on 2 April. [7] 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. [8] 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. [9]

Shamrock Rovers F.C. association football club

Shamrock Rovers Football Club is an Irish association football club based in Tallaght, South Dublin. The club's senior team competes in the League of Ireland Premier Division and it is the most successful club in the Republic of Ireland. The club has won the League of Ireland title a record 17 times and the FAI Cup a record 24 times. Shamrock Rovers have supplied more players to the Republic of Ireland national football team (62) than any other club. In All-Ireland competitions, such as the Intercity Cup, they hold the record for winning the most titles, having won seven cups overall.

University College Dublin A.F.C. association football club

University College Dublin Association Football Club, known commonly as UCD, is the football team of University College Dublin. They play in the League of Ireland. The club, founded in 1895 was elected to the league in 1979 under the management of Dr. Tony O'Neill. Since the 2008 season they have played at the UCD Bowl, also home to the college's rugby team. 'The Students' play in sky blue and navy.

Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv F.C. association football club in Israel

Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv F.C., commonly known as just Bnei Yehuda, is an Israeli football club from the Hatikva Quarter of Tel Aviv. The club is currently a member of the Israeli Premier League and plays its home matches at Bloomfield Stadium.

Partick Thistle

Stewart made his debut for Thistle in a home defeat against Falkirk F.C.. His first goal came in a 3–2 defeat away to Dundee F.C. on 30 April 2011.

Falkirk F.C. association football club

Falkirk Football Club is a Scottish professional association football club based in the town of Falkirk. The club was founded in 1876 and competes in the Scottish League One, the third tier of Scottish football, as a member of the Scottish Professional Football League. The club was elected to the Second Division of the Scottish Football League in 1902–03, was promoted to the First Division after two seasons and achieved its highest league position in the early 1900s when it was runner-up to Celtic in 1907–08 and 1909–10. The football club was registered as a Limited Liability Company in April 1905 – Falkirk Football & Athletic Club Ltd.

Dundee F.C. association football club

Dundee Football Club is a professional football club based in the city of Dundee, Scotland. Founded in 1893, they are nicknamed "The Dark Blues" or "The Dee". The club plays its home matches at Dens Park.

Return to Rovers

In July 2012 Stewart signed back for The Hoops scoring 11 times the following 2013 season. [10]

Sacramento Republic

Stewart made the move to North America in 2014, signing with United Soccer League (3rd div.) club Sacramento Republic. In the 2014 season, he made 28 appearances and 17 starts in all competitions, scoring 13 goals and helping Sacramento to its first championship in its first-ever season. [11]

In 2015 Stewart scored 8 goals in 24 appearances in all competitions, including 3 goals in 17 league appearances. That year he became the first Northern Irish player to score a hat-trick in the U.S. Open Cup, scoring three against Sonoma County Sol. [11]

In 2016 Stewart scored 1 goal in 6 league starts for Sacramento with 2 assists. [12]

Ottawa Fury

Stewart was transferred to the NASL's Ottawa Fury on 12 July 2016. [13] Stewart scored 4 goals in 17 appearances, including 10 starts for Ottawa.

Dundalk

Stewart signed for Dundalk on 17 February 2017. [14]

Larne

Stewart joined Larne in January 2018 and helped the club to the Championship title in 2018/19.

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. Voted top 10 future players following the tournament. Stewart captained his national U21 team against Scotland in a 1-0 victory in which he scored in.

Honours

Linfield
Derry City
Shamrock Rovers
Sacramento Republic


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