Stan McEwan had played in excess of 200 league games for Blackpool when he added another 65 to his career total when playing for Exeter City in the early 1980s. He subsequently enjoyed several seasons at Hull City before rounding off his 435-game 70-goal Football League career with spells at Wigan and Hartlepool.McEwan commenced his career with Blackpool in 1974, going on to feature in 213 league matches for the Bloomfield Road club, and scoring 24 goals.
He joined Exeter City on a free transfer in July 1982 and made his Grecians’ debut against Huddersfield Town at their former Leeds Road ground in a 1-1 draw. He enjoyed a successful season at St James’ Park being a virtual ever-present. However the following season, which was a complete disaster from the playing point of view for City, saw McEwan feature in the opening 28 games, scoring nine goals.
He then transferred to Hull City in February 1984. McEwan added another 113 league matches and 25 goals for Hull during his four year stay. He moved to Wigan Athletic in 1988 making 29 league appearances for the Latics and scoring four goals. He rounded off his professional career with an equally brief spell with Hartlepool United in 1989, making fourteen league appearances and finding the net on two occasions, before signing for Boston United in 1990.