Position: Defender (Centre Back)
Date of Birth: September 14th 1995
Birth Place: Rutherglen, Scotland
Previous Clubs: Celtic Youth, Greenock Morton (loan), Dumbarton (loan)
Killie Contract 1st spell: July 7th 2015 (season long loan)
Left Killie 1st spell: May 23rd 2016 (End of Loan) (Stuart, made 27 appearances first time around for Killie during the 2015/16 season).
Rejoined Killie: Aug 25th 2017 from Newcastle Utd. (thru Jan 2018).
Signed Permanent Deal: July 2018 for 3 seasons..
First Killie Goal: At St Johstone in the Premiership on Dec 2nd 2017.
International: 2 Appearances for Scotland U16's, 10 Appearances for Scotland U17's, 7 Appearances for Scotland U19's, 11 Appearances for Scotland U21's. Full Scotland debut Oct 13th 2019.
July 8th 2015: “Killie have given me this opportunity and I want to do well for them. I felt I played well in the Championship last season and now I am ready to make the step up and show what I can do at the top level.”
After the conclusion of the 2015/16 season, Findlay joined Newcastle United, following his release from Celtic. The six-foot-three defender made his first team debut for The Magpies in January this year, in a FA Cup tie against Birmingham City.
May 24th 2018: Stuart became a free agent, with his parent club Newcasle Utd not offering him a new deal.
July 4th 2018: Re-signs for Killie on a three 3 year deal: “When the new manager came in we went on an incredible run and there was an amazing feeling around the place, it’s something I really wanted to be a part of. It’s been brilliant working under the manager. It’s an experience I’ve not had before with any other manager so it’s one of the main reasons I wanted to sign here. I’ve worked so well with him the last six months and I feel I can learn so much from him. You listen to every word he says, we cherish having him here. The manager has put his faith in me and I want to repay that.”
Oct 13th 2019: Stuart makes his full Scotland Debut, for Steve Clarke at Hampden, Vs San Marino.
Feb 25th 2021: Stuart Findlay will join Philadelphia Union after the club agreed an undisclosed fee for the defender’s transfer to Major League Soccer.
The Scotland international will now travel to the United States in time for the start of the 2021 MLS season, scheduled for April 3.
Stuart was a crucial part of back-to-back club record breaking seasons in 2017/18 and 2018/19 and scored a memorable goal at Tynecastle to help secure third place and a return to European football. His Killie form led to a dream Scotland debut in October 2019 as he scored in a 6-0 victory over San Marino at Hampden.
Stuart Findlay said: “It’s a life changing move for me, my fiancée and my family with a new way of life and at this stage of my career this was an opportunity that I couldn’t turn down. I wanted to end my time with Kilmarnock in the best way possible and I’m pleased the club will benefit financially from me moving on before my contract expires. It’s a move that is right for all parties and I’m glad that the fans have been understanding about everything. To be able to share some of the moments and goals that I’ve scored with the fans – it’s impossible not to hold the club dear to your heart. I’ll miss the football, the supporters and the people around the club who I’ve shared these great years with.”
Head of Football Operations, James Fowler said: “We didn’t want to lose Stuart but with his contract expiring in a few months, it is a good deal for the club and presents Stuart with a new and exciting challenge in his career. We were prepared for the possibility of losing Stuart and were proactive in the January window by bringing Zech Medley in on loan to make sure that we weren’t left short in defence. Stuart has enjoyed many good moments here and has been a great ambassador for the club and we wish him all the very best for the future.”
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