Stuart McLaren

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Stuart McLaren
Personal information
Full name Stuart McLaren
Date of birth (1975-08-28) 28 August 1975 (age 43)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Centre Back, Central Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Scotland U16 (head coach)
Youth career
Mount Gravatt
1992–1993 AIS
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1996 Wollongong Wolves 11 (1)
1996–1998 Stirling Albion 28 (9)
1998 Hamilton Academical
1998–2004 Brisbane Strikers 128 (11)
2005–2008 Queensland Roar 34 (1)
2008 Perth Glory 4 (0)
National team
Australia U-20
Teams managed
2003–2004 Brisbane Strikers
2008–2010 Brisbane Strikers
2010–2011 North Queensland Fury (assistant)
2011–2014 Loughborough University (head coach)
2014–2016 Stirling Albion
2018– Scotland U16
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 August 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 November 2007

Stuart McLaren (born 28 August 1975) is a Scottish/Australian football player and coach.


Queensland Roar coach Miron Bleiberg signed McLaren on a short-term contract in early November 2005, he was signed due to Josh McCloughlan's injury, playing as a defender as he did when he was a former player-coach with the Brisbane Strikers in the NSL. He was then signed as a permanent player and regularly played in the starting eleven, occasionally captaining the Queensland Roar.

McLaren left Australia in early 2011 returning to the United Kingdom to be nearer his place of birth with his family. In June 2011, he was appointed as head coach at Loughborough University. McLaren was appointed manager of Stirling Albion in November 2014,[1][2] but the Binos were relegated from Scottish League One at the end of the 2014–15 season, he left Stirling Albion by mutual consent in September 2016, following a 4–0 defeat by Elgin City.[3]

In October 2018, McLaren was appointed by the Scottish Football Association to be a national youth team coach, with responsibility for the Scotland U16 team.[4]

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of match played 24 September 2016
Team Nat From To Record
G W D L Win %
Stirling Albion Scotland 2014 2016 82 22 17 43 026.83
  • Scottish senior clubs statistics only.


  1. ^ "Stirling Albion name Stuart McLaren and Martyn Corrigan as management duo". STV Sport. STV. 2 November 2014. Retrieved 3 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Stirling Albion appoint Stuart McLaren as new manager". BBC Sport. BBC. 3 November 2014. Retrieved 3 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Binos part company with McLaren". SPFL. 24 September 2016. Retrieved 24 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Stuart McLaren confirmed as national youth team coach". Scottish FA. 5 October 2018. Retrieved 5 October 2018.

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