Australian soccer player, Darren Stewart, Died at 52

Darren Stewart was born on May 17, 1966, and died on October 19, 2018.

He was an Australian football player.

Darren Stewart was an Australia national football team player and was named Australian Player of the Year in 1993.

He played as a defender.

He was a former notable player for APIA Leichhardt, Newcastle Breakers and Johor FA where he captained and won the Malaysia FA Cup in 1998.

He was an Australia national football team player from 1991 to 1993.

Stewart relocated to Singapore in 1999, where he played for Balestier Central FC from 1999 to 2002. In 2002, he retired from playing football.

Darren Stewart was the assistant manager for Balestier Khalsa FC’s Prime League team in 2003 and assistant manager for the Geylang United FC team in 2004-2005.

Darren Stewart lived in Singapore where he coached and managed the Elias Park Football Club and was a coach for Little League Pte Ltd.

He was named as head coach for Gombak United FC at the start of the 2009 S.League season.

Darren joined the club as a technical analyst in late 2008.

He was confirmed as Balestier Khalsa head coach for the season 2012 S.League campaign, during January 2012

Darren Stewart time at Balestier was successful, as he guided the club to win the 2013 Singapore League Cup and 6th and 4th placings in the 2012 and 2013 league seasons respectively, the best positions by the club since merging from Balestier Central and Clementi Khalsa.

But, Darren contract was not renewed at the end of 2013.

Then, he was contracted to Woodlands Wellington F.C. at the start of 2014.

At first, his career was successful, with the 5-game unbeaten streak in the league and interest from hometown club Newcastle United Jets F.C. to be their head coach, which Stewart turns down to stay with the Singapore club.

But after a string of poor results, culminating in a 7-1 thrashing at the hands of Albirex Niigata Singapore in June, Stewart resigned from his position at the club.

He was appointed the head coach of the Maldives national team during July 2016

He passed away at in Singapore at 52 years old.

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