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Stephen Grindlay
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Full name Stephen Grindlay
Date of birth March 13, 1982 (1982-03-13) (age 27)
Place of birth    Alexandria, Scotland
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1998–2000 Celtic
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
Newcastle United
Grimsby Town
Queen of the South
Ayr United
000 (0)
000 (0)
169 (0)
002 (0)
026 (0)   

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 01:52, 14 March 2009 (UTC).
* Appearances (Goals)

Stephen Grindlay (born 13 March 1982 in Alexandria, West Dunbartonshire) is a Scottish professional footballer who currently plays as a goalkeeper for Scottish First Division side Ayr United.


Early career

Grindlay began his career as a youth player for Celtic before being picked up by Newcastle United. He was primarily in the youth system, however he did make one appearance in a friendly match with the first team against Berwick Rangers when he was 19. He left and had a spell with Grimsby Town. This was brief and soon returned home, with his family at Dumbarton.


Grindlay was shipped off on loan to Dumbarton F.P's during his first season to give him some regular football. He helped guide them to a domestic cup final at Hampden Park in Glasgow, losing 2-1. He returned and found himself immediately in the 1st team. He became one of Dumbarton's most experienced and highest paid players at such a young age, making nearly 200 appearances and setting records along the way. In 2004 he won the Dick Jackson Memorial Shield, an award given to players by supporters for being the best young player at the club. On 7 April 2007 he kept his 15th clean sheet of the season, breaking a record set back during the 1991–92 season.

Queen of the South

After leaving Dumbarton, Grindlay signed for First Division side Queen of the South on 9 July 2007. He made 4 appearances for the club.

Ayr United

Grindlay was snapped up by Ayr United boss Brian Reid after his release from Queen of the South. Grindlay played in every Game in 2008-09 Season when Ayr wen't up Via the Play-Offs.

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