Stuart Armstrong is a professional football player from Scotland. Moreover, Stuart Armstrong plays as a midfielder for Premier League club Southampton and the Scotland national team.
Table of Biography
Stuart Armstrong was born on the 30th of March 1992, in Inverness, Scotland. According to his birth date, this football star is 30 years old and holds Scottish nationality.
Besides this, this football star has not yet shared information regarding his ethnical background, zodiac sign, parents, siblings, and early childhood life. However, he also has not shared information regarding his academic career.
Career and Professional Life
Before joining Dundee United as a professional in July 2009, Stuart Armstrong played for Dyce Boys Club and the Inverness Caledonian Thistle youth team. He made his first team debut for Dundee United in November 2010, coming on as a substitute in a 1–0 win over Hamilton Academical.
Later, in December 2011 against St Mirren, in a 2-2 draw, he scored his first goal for United. He signed a three-year contract with Dundee United in September 2012 after making six appearances this year. In October 2012, he then signed a brand-new contract with United. On November 24, he scored his first goal of the season in a 2-1 victory over Ross County.
Stuart Armstrong and Dundee United started discussing a new deal on November 19; on December 12, he signed a one-year agreement. Although he indicated he was happy to wait until he had established himself in the United first team, he did express a desire to play in England in the future. During the January 2014 transfer window, Celtic showed interest in a few of the other young players from Dundee United.
On January 31, 2015, he played his final match for Dundee United, losing to Aberdeen in the New Firm derby in the Scottish League Cup for the 2014–15 season. He played with Dundee United for 150 appearances, starting 109 games, and scoring 22 goals overall before joining Celtic.
He received two transfer offers from Celtic in January 2015; however, Dundee United rejected both of them. On February 2, 2015, the transfer of him and Gary Mackay-Steven from Dundee United was finalized. He denied making the transfer request. As Celtic pursued a domestic treble, both players would be ineligible for the remaining Scottish Cup and Scottish League Cup matches.
On February 11, 2015, he scored for Celtic in a 3-0 league victory over Partick Thistle. On February 19, 2001, he made his Celtic Park and European debuts in a 3-3 UEFA Europa League draw with Inter Milan.
In the UEFA Champions League second qualifying round first leg matchup against Stjarnan, he made his first appearance of the 2015–16 season and assisted the second goal in a 2-0 home victory. On August 15 against Inverness CT, in a league victory of 4-2 for his team, he scored his first goals of the season with a brace of second-half goals.
His season was cut short by injuries even though Celtic won a second straight domestic treble in 2017–18. Stuart Armstrong’s transfer from Premier League team Southampton to Celtic was agreed upon for £7 million in June 2018.
In June 2018, he agreed to a four-year deal with Southampton. He made his Premier League debut against Burnley on August 12th, 2018, in a 0-0 draw. In a 3-2 league loss to Fulham on November 24, 2018, he scored his first two goals for Southampton. He made his first league appearance of the year on August 17, 2019, in a 1-2 loss to Liverpool, coming on to replace Ché Adams.
He earned his first league start of the year on November 2, 2019, in a 2-1 loss to Manchester City. At the King Power Stadium on January 11, 2020, Southampton defeated Leicester City 1-2 with the help of Stuart’s first goal of the year. The COVID-19 pandemic forced the Premier League to suspend play on March 13, 2020. His new three-and-a-half-year deal with Southampton was confirmed on January 1st, 2021, and it will last until the summer of 2024.
He played at the under-19 and under-21 levels for Scotland. O n August 2015 and March 2017, the national team called him up once more. On March 26, 2017, he made his full international debut in a 1-0 victory against Slovenia. He had an injury in September 2017 and was forced to miss two 2018 World Cup qualifying matches.
After testing positive for COVID-19 in October 2020, he withdrew from the Scotland team for a UEFA Euro 2020 qualification play-off semifinal against Israel. He was chosen for the Scotland team for the delayed UEFA Euro 2020 competition in May 2021.
In February 2013, he was awarded Clydesdale Bank Premier League Young Player of the Month. He was nominated for the SPFA Young Player of the Year award, but Leigh Griffiths of Hibernian won it in his place. Nevertheless, he went on to take up the SFWA Young Player of the Year award.
He received a nomination for the 2013–2014 PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year in April 2014. Additionally, he was chosen for the 2013–14 PFA Scotland Premiership Team of the Year.
As a football player and playing for a popular football club, he has earned a huge sum of money in his career. Moreover, his net worth estimates at around $5 million-$8 million and he has not shared his salary and income in public.
At the moment, this football star is dating his girlfriend, Sophie Hofford. Sophie is a trainee solicitor who holds degrees from the University of Aberdeen and the University of Edinburgh.
Besides this, there is no information regarding their first date and others. At the moment, the football star is not a part of controversy or rumors.
This football star stands 6 feet and weighs around 68 kg. He has dark brown hair with green eyes color and he has not shared other information regarding his other body measurements.
On his Instagram page, there are more than 85.4k followers. However, Stuart is not active on Facebook and Twitter.