Stewart, Marcus

Birth Date

8th November 1972

Birthplace

Bristol, England

Occupation

Forward

Biographical Text

Stewart signed for Bristol Rovers as a trainee, gaining a full contract in July 1991. He was to net 57 goals in 171 league matches for them, prior to moving to Huddersfield Town in July 1996 for a fee of £1.2m, the team that had beaten Bristol Rovers in the play-off final the season before.

He was a great fan favourite at Huddersfield, where he played 133 league games, scoring 58 goals.

He was controversially sold to rivals Ipswich Town in February 2000 for £2.3m. Ipswich were promoted to the Premier League at the end of the season ahead of Huddersfield.

Stewart was the Premier League's second top goalscorer (and the division's highest English goalscorer) during 2000-01 with 19 goals for Ipswich, who finished fifth and qualified for the UEFA Cup and leading for many fans to call for him to be included in the England team.

The following season saw Ipswich suffer a fall from grace that resulted in relegation.

After 75 league appearances and 27 goals, Stewart signed for Sunderland in August 2002 for £3.25m where he remained for three seasons. In his last season he netted 17 goals.

Stewart signed for Bristol City in the summer of 2005. The following March he had a loan spell with Preston North End, and after just one season at Ashton Gate, he made the short move to Yeovil Town in August 2006.

Stewart, then 35-years-old, signed a deal with newly promoted Exeter City in July 2008 and enjoyed three playing seasons with the Grecians.

His debut was at Darlington a month later. In his second season with the club he became involved on the coaching side of the club.

He netted his 250th career league goal in the 1-0 win at Carlisle United in August 2009. Stewart retired from professional football in April 2011, his final appearance being as a substitute for Exeter in a 2–0 win against the first club of his career, Bristol Rovers. He then took on a full time role on the coaching staff at Exeter.

In July 2012 he joined Bristol Rovers as a development coach. In 2013 Stewart was made assistant manager at Bristol Rovers. He left the club by mutual consent in December 2018 along with then manager Darrell Clarke.

Appearances

77

Appearances as Substitute

15

Goals

10

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