Stuart McCaffrey

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Stuart McCaffrey
Personal information
Full name Stuart Muir McCaffrey
Date of birth (1979-05-30) 30 May 1979 (age 40)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1998 Hibernian 2 (0)
1998–2001 Aberdeen 0 (0)
2000Inverness CT (loan) 11 (0)
2001Inverness CT (loan) 20 (0)
2001–2008 Inverness CT 132 (6)
2008St Johnstone (loan) 1 (1)
2008–2010 St Johnstone 36 (3)
2010–2012 Greenock Morton 40 (0)
Total 242 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Stuart McCaffrey (born 30 May 1979 in Glasgow) is a Scottish former professional football defender, who last played for Scottish club Greenock Morton.

Playing career[edit]

McCaffrey began his career as a trainee with Hibernian, before signing for Aberdeen in July 1998. Failing to break into the Aberdeen first team, he signed on loan for Inverness Caledonian Thistle in September 2000; this was followed by a permanent contract.

McCaffrey made more than 150 appearances for Inverness, and has scored five goals, he was part of the Inverness defence, playing alongside the likes of Bobby Mann, Stuart Golabek, Ross Tokely, Grant Munro and Darren Dods. McCaffrey joined St Johnstone on a six-month loan on 31 December 2007,[1] and made the move permanent in April 2008.[2]

McCaffrey has Scottish Challenge Cup and Scottish Football League First Division winner's medals, both won whilst playing for Inverness, he has become a regular in the heart of the St Johnstone defence, and has also scored a few goals. Unfortunately, he also scored an own goal in a Scottish Cup tie against Rangers, when he diverted a cross ball past Alan Main.[3]

After being restricted to 12 appearances for Saints during the 2009–10 season due to injuries, McCaffrey signed for Greenock Morton on a free transfer in July 2010.[4]

Following a tear of his Plantar fascia mid-season, in May he announced that he would be taking a break from football but had not yet planned to retire.[5]

Coaching career[edit]

McCaffrey is currently working towards his B licence.[6]

Personal life[edit]

McCaffrey is married, his wife Rachel (who is a teacher at Loudoun Academy) gave birth to their beautiful daughter Martha on 4 September 2011.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "McCaffrey seals Saints loan deal". BBC News. 31 December 2007. Retrieved 1 May 2008.
  2. ^ "St Johnstone swoop for McCaffrey". BBC News. 29 April 2008. Retrieved 1 May 2008.
  3. ^ "St Johnstone 0–2 Rangers". BBC Sport. 13 January 2009.
  4. ^ "Morton take Stuart McCaffrey from Saints". BBC Sport. 30 July 2010. Retrieved 30 July 2010.
  5. ^ McCaffrey, Stuart (25 April 2012). "Captain's Log: Time out for skipper". Greenock Telegraph. Retrieved 1 May 2012.
  6. ^ Tait, Chris (4 February 2011). "Captain Stu turns coach". Greenock Telegraph. Retrieved 5 February 2011.
  7. ^ "Stuart McCaffrey Congratulations to Stuart and Rachel". gmfc.net. Greenock Morton F.C. 6 September 2011. Archived from the original on 21 April 2012. Retrieved 24 October 2011.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Stewart Greacen
Greenock Morton captain
2010–2011
Succeeded by
Michael Tidser