Stuart Armstrong Player Profile

Player Details

  • Full Name: Stuart Armstrong
  • Born: March 30th, 1992 (Inverness)
  • Height: 6'
  • Position: Midfielder
  • Signed: September 29th, 2009
  • First Manager: Craig Levein
  • Career Totals: 150 appearances, 22 goals
  • Also Played For: Celtic, Southampton


Playing History

Season Win % Draw % Loss %
2014-15 20 (4) 6 1 0 62.5% 12.5% 25.0%
2013-14 39 (4) 11 4 0 46.5% 20.9% 32.6%
2012-13 34 (9) 3 4 1 30.2% 34.9% 34.9%
2011-12 14 (14) 2 0 0 50.0% 25.0% 25.0%
2010-11 2 (10) 0 0 0 50.0% 41.7% 8.3%
Totals: 109 (41) 22


 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Recent First Team Starts
 31/01/15 Semi Final vs. Aberdeen (N) 2 - 1
 24/01/15 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H) 3 - 1
 21/01/15 Premiership vs. St Mirren (A) 1 - 1
 12/01/15 Premiership vs. Hamilton (A) 3 - 2
 04/01/15 Premiership vs. Partick Thistle (A) 2 - 2

 Recent First Team Goals
 21/01/15 Premiership vs. St Mirren (A) 1 - 1
 12/01/15 Premiership vs. Hamilton (A) 3 - 2
 01/01/15 Premiership vs. Dundee (H) 6 - 2
 21/12/14 Premiership vs. Celtic (H) 2 - 1
 05/12/14 Premiership vs. Ross County (A) 3 - 2

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 21/01/15 Premiership vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 1
 12/01/15 Premiership vs. Hamilton (A)  3 - 2
 01/01/15 Premiership vs. Dundee (H)  6 - 2
 21/12/14 Premiership vs. Celtic (H)  2 - 1
 05/12/14 Premiership vs. Ross County (A)  3 - 2
 22/11/14 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H)  3 - 1
 26/04/14 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H)  5 - 1
 12/04/14 Semi Final vs. Rangers (N)  3 - 1
 15/03/14 Premiership vs. St Mirren (H)  3 - 2
 09/03/14 Quarter Final vs. Inverness CT (A)  5 - 0
 14/12/13 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (A)  4 - 1
 07/12/13 Premiership vs. Hearts (H)  4 - 1
 29/11/13 4th Round vs. Kilmarnock (H)  5 - 2
 02/11/13 Premiership vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 1
 15/09/13 Premiership vs. Ross County (A)  4 - 2
 24/08/13 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H)  4 - 0
 17/08/13 Premiership vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 1
 16/02/13 SPL vs. Celtic (A)  2 - 6
 30/12/12 SPL vs. St Mirren (H)  3 - 4
 24/11/12 SPL vs. Ross County (A)  2 - 1
 28/12/11 SPL vs. St Mirren (A)  2 - 2
 10/12/11 SPL vs. Inverness CT (A)  3 - 2

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 31/01/15 Semi Final vs. Aberdeen (N)  2 - 1
 24/01/15 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H)  3 - 1
 21/01/15 Premiership vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 1
 12/01/15 Premiership vs. Hamilton (A)  3 - 2
 04/01/15 Premiership vs. Partick Thistle (A)  2 - 2
 01/01/15 Premiership vs. Dundee (H)  6 - 2
 27/12/14 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 2
 21/12/14 Premiership vs. Celtic (H)  2 - 1
 13/12/14 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (H)  0 - 2
 05/12/14 Premiership vs. Ross County (A)  3 - 2
 29/11/14 4th Round vs. Motherwell (A)  2 - 1
 22/11/14 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H)  3 - 1
 07/11/14 Premiership vs. Motherwell (A)  0 - 1
 01/11/14 Premiership vs. St Mirren (H)  3 - 0
 29/10/14 Quarter Final vs. Hibernian (A)  3 - 3
 25/10/14 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (A)  0 - 1
 18/10/14 Premiership vs. Partick Thistle (H)  1 - 0
 03/10/14 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (A)  0 - 2
 27/09/14 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 0
 24/09/14 3rd Round vs. Dundee (H)  1 - 0
 21/09/14 Premiership vs. Dundee (A)  4 - 1
 16/08/14 Premiership vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 6
 13/08/14 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 0
 10/08/14 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (A)  3 - 0
 17/05/14 Final vs. St Johnstone (N)  0 - 2
 11/05/14 Premiership vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 3
 06/05/14 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 3
 26/04/14 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H)  5 - 1
 19/04/14 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 2
 12/04/14 Semi Final vs. Rangers (N)  3 - 1
 05/04/14 Premiership vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 2
 29/03/14 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 1
 26/03/14 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (H)  2 - 1
 21/03/14 Premiership vs. Hearts (A)  2 - 1
 15/03/14 Premiership vs. St Mirren (H)  3 - 2
 12/03/14 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H)  0 - 1
 09/03/14 Quarter Final vs. Inverness CT (A)  5 - 0
 28/02/14 Premiership vs. Hibernian (A)  3 - 1
 21/02/14 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H)  3 - 1
 15/02/14 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H)  3 - 2
 09/02/14 5th Round vs. St Mirren (H)  2 - 1
 01/02/14 Premiership vs. Partick Thistle (A)  1 - 1
 18/01/14 Premiership vs. Ross County (A)  0 - 3
 12/01/14 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (A)  1 - 1
 05/01/14 Premiership vs. Hibernian (H)  2 - 2
 01/01/14 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 2
 29/12/13 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 3
 26/12/13 Premiership vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 4
 21/12/13 Premiership vs. Ross County (H)  1 - 0
 14/12/13 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (A)  4 - 1
 07/12/13 Premiership vs. Hearts (H)  4 - 1
 29/11/13 4th Round vs. Kilmarnock (H)  5 - 2
 23/11/13 Premiership vs. Partick Thistle (H)  4 - 1
 09/11/13 Premiership vs. Motherwell (A)  4 - 0
 02/11/13 Premiership vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 1
 29/10/13 Quarter Final vs. Inverness CT (A)  1 - 2
 19/10/13 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 1
 05/10/13 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H)  1 - 0
 28/09/13 Premiership vs. Hearts (A)  0 - 0
 25/09/13 3rd Round vs. Partick Thistle (H)  4 - 1
 22/09/13 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H)  2 - 2
 15/09/13 Premiership vs. Ross County (A)  4 - 2
 31/08/13 Premiership vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 1
 24/08/13 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H)  4 - 0
 17/08/13 Premiership vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 1
 10/08/13 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (H)  0 - 1
 02/08/13 Premiership vs. Partick Thistle (A)  0 - 0
 19/05/13 SPL vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 4
 11/05/13 SPL vs. Inverness CT (A)  2 - 1
 04/05/13 SPL vs. St Johnstone (H)  0 - 1
 26/04/13 SPL vs. Ross County (A)  0 - 1
 19/04/13 SPL vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 3
 14/04/13 Semi Final vs. Celtic (N)  3 - 4
 01/04/13 SPL vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 1
 17/03/13 SPL vs. Dundee (H)  1 - 1
 09/03/13 SPL vs. St Mirren (A)  0 - 0
 03/03/13 Quarter Final vs. Dundee (A)  2 - 1
 27/02/13 SPL vs. Inverness CT (A)  0 - 0
 24/02/13 SPL vs. Hibernian (H)  2 - 2
 19/02/13 SPL vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 0
 16/02/13 SPL vs. Celtic (A)  2 - 6
 09/02/13 SPL vs. Hearts (H)  3 - 1
 02/02/13 5th Round vs. Rangers (H)  3 - 0
 26/01/13 SPL vs. Ross County (H)  1 - 1
 22/01/13 SPL vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 4
 02/01/13 SPL vs. Aberdeen (A)  2 - 2
 30/12/12 SPL vs. St Mirren (H)  3 - 4
 26/12/12 SPL vs. St Johnstone (H)  1 - 1
 23/12/12 SPL vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 2
 15/12/12 SPL vs. Inverness CT (H)  4 - 4
 09/12/12 SPL vs. Dundee (A)  3 - 0
 01/12/12 4th Round vs. Stranraer (A)  5 - 0
 27/11/12 SPL vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 2
 24/11/12 SPL vs. Ross County (A)  2 - 1
 16/11/12 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (H)  3 - 3
 11/11/12 SPL vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 2
 07/11/12 SPL vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 0
 04/11/12 SPL vs. Celtic (H)  2 - 2
 31/10/12 Quarter Final vs. Hearts (H)  1 - 1
 27/10/12 SPL vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 0
 20/10/12 SPL vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 1
 29/09/12 SPL vs. Inverness CT (A)  0 - 4
 25/09/12 3rd Round vs. QOS (A)  1 - 0
 22/09/12 SPL vs. Hearts (H)  0 - 3
 14/09/12 SPL vs. Ross County (H)  0 - 0
 01/09/12 SPL vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 0
 25/08/12 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (A)  1 - 3
 19/08/12 SPL vs. Dundee (H)  3 - 0
 09/08/12 3rd Qual. Round 2nd Leg vs. Dynamo Moscow (A)  0 - 5
 05/08/12 SPL vs. Hibernian (H)  3 - 0
 13/05/12 SPL vs. Motherwell (A)  2 - 0
 07/04/12 SPL vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 3
 31/03/12 SPL vs. Dunfermline (H)  3 - 0
 17/03/12 SPL vs. Rangers (H)  2 - 1
 11/03/12 Quarter Final vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 4
 05/03/12 SPL vs. Inverness CT (H)  3 - 0
 25/02/12 SPL vs. Hearts (A)  2 - 0
 21/02/12 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (H)  4 - 0
 18/02/12 SPL vs. St Mirren (H)  0 - 0
 11/02/12 SPL vs. St Johnstone (A)  5 - 1
 05/02/12 5th Round vs. Rangers (A)  2 - 0
 21/01/12 SPL vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 1
 14/01/12 SPL vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 2
 07/01/12 4th Round vs. Airdrie Utd (A)  6 - 2
 02/01/12 SPL vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 2
 28/12/11 SPL vs. St Mirren (A)  2 - 2
 24/12/11 SPL vs. Hibernian (H)  3 - 1
 17/12/11 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (A)  1 - 1
 10/12/11 SPL vs. Inverness CT (A)  3 - 2
 04/12/11 SPL vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 1
 19/11/11 SPL vs. Hearts (H)  1 - 0
 29/10/11 SPL vs. Dunfermline (A)  4 - 1
 25/10/11 4th Round vs. Falkirk (H)  2 - 2
 15/10/11 SPL vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 3
 20/09/11 3rd Round vs. Airdrie Utd (A)  2 - 0
 27/08/11 SPL vs. St Johnstone (A)  3 - 3
 13/08/11 SPL vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 5
 24/07/11 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (H)  1 - 1
 10/05/11 SPL vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 2
 23/04/11 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (H)  4 - 2
 19/03/11 SPL vs. Inverness CT (H)  1 - 0
 01/03/11 SPL vs. Inverness CT (A)  2 - 0
 26/02/11 SPL vs. Hamilton (A)  1 - 1
 30/01/11 SPL vs. Hibernian (H)  3 - 0
 26/01/11 SPL vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 1
 22/01/11 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (A)  1 - 1
 12/01/11 SPL vs. Motherwell (H)  2 - 0
 01/01/11 SPL vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 1
 13/11/10 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (H)  1 - 1
 06/11/10 SPL vs. Hamilton (A)  1 - 0


Biography

Stuart was a pupil at Hazlehead Academy in Aberdeen and was with Dyce BC for five years before moving to Inverness Caledonian Thistle in 2008 where he worked with former United player Alex Cleland. His family moved to Dundee soon after and Stuart joined United in June 2009 and in his first season he played in all bar four of the Youth Team’s League and Cup matches, netting 13 goals.

His form brought him to the attention of Scotland’s Head of National Youth Teams, Billy Stark, and in April 2010, Stuart made his debut for the Under-19 team against Luxembourg. At the end of a successful year, he was included in the national squad that would travel for the UEFA Under-19 Championship Elite Round qualifiers in Croatia. He came on as a substitute and scored twice against Montenegro while also making appearances from the bench against Belgium and Croatia.

The 2010-11 season saw Stuart make the step up to United’s first team under manager Peter Houston, and this was followed up with a call-up to the Scotland Under-21 squad. Along with fellow youth players Dale Hilson and Ross Smith, Stuart signed a contract extension in 2010 that would keep him at Tannadice until May 2014.

The following season Stuart was used as a more than adequate cover player for midfielders Scott Robertson and Willo Flood in midfield. United finished the season strongly to claim 4th place in the SPL. Starting the 2012-13 season as he had ended the last, Stuart was used mostly as a substitute for the first quarter, and signed another contract extension that would tie him to United until May 2015.

From October onwards he became a regular in the starting eleven, missing only two matches throughout the remainder of the season, becoming known for scoring spectacular goals along the way. The midfielder’s talents were recognised as the season went on, with a Clydesdale Bank Young Player of the Month Award in February and a nomination for the SPFA Young Player of the Year Award in April, culminating in the winning of the Scottish Football Writers Young Player of the Year Award in May.

In the summer of 2013, he played for and captained Scotland's Under-21 side in the UEFA U21 Championships, and in June he was called up to the full senior squad along with Gary Mackay-Steven for Scotland’s World Cup Qualifier away to Croatia.

With new manager Jackie McNamara at the helm, Stuart became a central part of a fresh and exciting side, lauded for their attacking prowess. He increased his goal return to 11 from midfield during the 2013-14 campaign and in December of that season, he agreed his third contract extension, securing his future at the Club until July 2016. In May, he collected a runners-up medal in the Scottish Cup Final against St Johnstone.

On the final day of the 2014/15 January transfer window, Stuart moved to Celtic along with team mate Gary Mackay-Steven, in a joint deal believed to be around £2m plus add-ons.

Debut (as sub)

November 6th, 2010
Hamilton Academical 0 - 1 Dundee United

League (SPL)

Full Debut

January 26th, 2011
St Mirren 1 - 1 Dundee United

League (SPL)


Timeline

  • Date of Birth

    Stuart was born on this date in Inverness.

  • Signed For Dundee United

    Stuart was a pupil at Hazlehead Academy in Aberdeen and was with Dyce BC for five years before moving to Inverness Caledonian Thistle in 2008 where he worked with former United player Alex Cleland. His family moved to Dundee soon after and Stuart joined United in June 2009 and in his first season he played in all bar four of the Youth Team’s League and Cup matches, netting 13 goals.

  • Peter Houston faced a wide range of selection problems ahead of this one and it was all change up front as United went with Danny Cadamarteri and Johnny Russell to lead the line while the usual front two Jon Daly and David Goodwillie dropped to the bench. Sean Dillon again partnered Garry Kenneth in the centre of defence.

  • Peter Houston made the decision to change the side that started the last four games; dropped were Kenneth and Russell with Dillon and Armstrong coming in. Heavy snow had fallen overnight in Inverness, however the staff at the Caledonian Stadium had done a good job to ensure the pitch was cleared in time for kick off.

  • With the previous game with Inverness postponed, this was United's third match in a row away from home. Unbeaten in 2015, United were keen to maintain this run but St Mirren's formed had picked up recently suggesting a close encounter.

  • Last Appearance - Dundee United 2 - 1 Aberdeen

    United threw in new signing Ryan McGowan for his debut in this New Firm Cup semi-final. The Aussie took up the right back role while Dillon moved to left back and Townsend dropped to the bench. Butcher partnered Paton in the sitting roles and Telfer was rewarded for his two goals against Motherwell with a start in the front four.