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|Full name||Thomas Stewart|
|Date of birth||12 November 1986|
|Place of birth||Craigavon, Northern Ireland|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|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.He is known for his long range shooting and precise finishing.
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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.
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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.Stewart scored on his home debut the following week. He was the second opposition player to score at Tallaght Stadium in March 2009. He had a productive couple of seasons at the Brandywell winning the FAI League Cup and playing and scoring in the UEFA Europa League.
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In July 2012 Stewart signed back for The Hoops scoring 11 times the following 2013 season.
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.
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.
In 2016 Stewart scored 1 goal in 6 league starts for Sacramento with 2 assists.
Stewart was transferred to the NASL's Ottawa Fury on 12 July 2016.Stewart scored 4 goals in 17 appearances, including 10 starts for Ottawa.
Stewart signed for Dundalk on 17 February 2017.
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