Stuart Kettlewell

Stuart Kettlewell
Personal information
Full name Stuart Kettlewell
Date of birth (1984-06-04) 4 June 1984 (age 35)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Ross County (co-manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2008 Queen's Park 159 (11)
2008–2009 Clyde 26 (0)
2009–2014 Ross County 132 (9)
2014–2016 Brora Rangers
Total 317 (20)
Teams managed
2018– Ross County (co-manager)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Stuart Kettlewell (born 4 June 1984 in Glasgow) is a Scottish football player and coach, who is currently the co-manager of Ross County. He played as a midfielder for Queen's Park, Clyde, Ross County and Brora Rangers.

Playing career[]

Queen's Park[]

Kettlewell began his career with Queen's Park. He made 182 appearances for the Spiders in all competitions, scoring 11 goals, and held the captain's armband from 2006 until he left the club.


Kettlewell became Clyde's first summer signing of 2008, when he joined the Broadwood side on 19 May.[1] He made his Clyde debut in July 2008, in a 2–0 victory over Annan Athletic in the Scottish Challenge Cup.[2] He was appointed team captain before the game.[3] His contract was terminated in June 2009, following Clyde's relegation and financial troubles.[4]

Ross County[]

On 11 June 2009, Kettlewell signed for Ross County.[5] He made his debut on 8 August 2009, in a 2–1 win against Airdrie United. In May 2013, Kettlewell signed a new contract at Ross County after the club had finished fifth in their first season in the Scottish Premier League.[6] He had an operation to cure a hip injury just before his contract expired at the end of the 2013–14 season.[7] Ross County allowed Kettlewell to remain with the club while he completed his rehabilitation, but he was then released in August 2014.[7]

Brora Rangers[]

Kettlewell then signed for Highland League club Brora Rangers. On 2 May 2015, he scored the winning kick in a penalty shootout, after a 2–2 aggregate draw, as Brora defeated Lowland League champions Edinburgh City in a promotion play-off.[8] Brora then lost a promotion / relegation playoff against Montrose, who had finished last in 2014–15 Scottish League Two.

Coaching career[]

Kettlewell returned to Ross County to coach their under-20 team in 2016. Under his management, County won the 2016–17 SPFL Development League.[9] After Owen Coyle resigned in March 2018, Kettlewell and academy director Steve Ferguson were appointed co-managers at Ross County.[10]



Ross County
Brora Rangers


Ross County

Managerial statistics[]

As of 26 April 2019

Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Ross County (Co-manager) March 2018 Present 58 31 15 12 053.45


  1. ^ First signing completed Clyde FC – Retrieved 19 May 2008
  2. ^ "Clyde 2–0 Annan Athletic". BBC Sport. 26 July 2008.
  3. ^ Brown Announces Dual Captaincy Clyde FC Website – Retrieved 3 August 2008
  4. ^ "Club Statement – Players Contracts". Clyde FC. Retrieved 10 June 2009.
  5. ^ "Ross County snap up Kettlewell". BBC Sport. 11 June 2009. Retrieved 31 August 2013.
  6. ^ "Ross County: Nine players sign new deals". BBC Sport. 21 May 2013. Retrieved 31 August 2013.
  7. ^ a b "Ross County: Midfielder Ross Kettlewell leaves club". BBC Sport.
  8. ^ "Brora Rangers 1-1 Edinburgh City (agg 2-2, 4-2 pens)". BBC Sport. 2 May 2015. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  9. ^ Lamont, Alasdair (5 May 2017). "Ross County youth coach Stuart Kettlewell targets first team spots for his stars". BBC Sport. Retrieved 6 May 2017.
  10. ^ "Ross County: Stuart Kettlewell and Steven Ferguson take reins until summer". BBC Sport. 2 March 2018. Retrieved 7 March 2018.

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