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First Team Squad

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Name: Kevin Rutkiewicz

Date Of Birth: 10th May 1980

Place Of Birth: Glasgow, Scotland

Previous Club: Annan Athletic

Bio: Kevin has had a long and impressive playing career as a defender, playing for clubs at the top level of Scottish football . He played over 50 times for Aberdeen and over 130 times for St Johnstone. His managerial career began when he took up the Assistant Manager's post at Annan under Peter Murphy. He signed on the dotted line as Stirling Albion's Manager in October 2018.


Name: Kevin Budinauckas

Date Of Birth: 16 September 1974

Place Of Birth: Bellshill, Scotland

Bio: Kevin had a 10 year career as a goalkeeper in senior football and subsequently played for several junior clubs too. He was first choice keeper for Partick Thistle in 1999/2000 and after a brief interlude at Clyde, returned to Thistle from 2002-2004. He now brings that wealth of experience to his job as Goalkeeping Coach for SAFC.

Name: Kenny Crichton

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Place Of Birth: Scotland

Previous Club: Albion Rovers

Bio: Kenny joined the Binos in 2014 after being Head of Physio at Albion Rovers. Prior to that he was also a physio for Partick Thistle and Gretna, when they made their impressive run up the Scottish leagues.

Name: Bill Orr

Date Of Birth: 23rd May 1983

Place Of Birth: Clydebank, Scotland

Previous Club: Queens Park

Bio: Bill joined Stirling Albion after a successful stint at Queen's Park as Head of Performance analysis in July 2020, under manager Kevin Rutkiewicz.

Name: Blair Currie

Date Of Birth: 19th February 1994

Place Of Birth: Glasgow, Scotland

Height: 6ft 1in

Previous Club: Clyde

Bio: Blair is a product of the Rangers youth setup. Already very experienced as a first team keeper, Blair came to Stirling in 2019 after leaving Clyde, where he was their first choice keeper and turned out over 70 times for the Bully Wee. He was the keeper at Annan between 2015 and 2017.

Blair has a brother called Max, who is also a goalkeeper.

 

Name: Callum Law

Date Of Birth: 28th May 2001

Place Of Birth: Scotland

Height: 6ft 8in

Previous Club: St Mirren

Bio: Callum comes to us from St Mirren where he was the goalkeeper for their under 21 squad. He was signed by Kevin Rutkiewicz in October 2020.

Name: Cammy Binnie

Date Of Birth: 8th November 1997

Place Of Birth: Bonnybridge, Scotland

Height: 6ft 2in

Previous Club: None

Bio: Cammie is a product of the Stirling Albion youth system. A talented young keeper who has impressed several managers of the club. He is particularly athletic and possesses great natural shot stopping ability. He first turned out for the Albion's youth set up in 2014.

Name: Aldin El-Zubaidi

Date Of Birth: 7th March 1995

Place Of Birth: Bagdad, Iraq

Height: 6ft 3in

Previous Club: Caledonian Braves FC

Bio: Central Defender, Aldin played his football as a youngster with Hamilton, which was very near where he grew up in Motherwell. He managed to break into the first team squad on many occasions but never actually got his break on the pitch. He was then loaned out to Cowdenbeath to earn his stripes and gain first team experience. After that loan spell he was released by Cowden and played for a number of clubs such as Bo'ness, Carluke Rovers and Caledonian Braves before signing for the Albion in October 2020.

Name: Cammy Thomson

Date Of Birth: 28th November 1999

Place Of Birth: Perth, Scotland

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Previous Club: St Johnstone

Bio: Brought to Stirling from St Johnstone by Dave Mackay, Cammy has shown himself to be a pacy and hardworking full back. He was a product of the Perth club's youth system until he was sent on loan to Stirling in 2017. He's been a fixture at Forthbank ever since.

Name: James Creaney

Date Of Birth: 19th October 1988

Place Of Birth: Glasgow, Scotland

Height: 5ft 7in

Previous Club: Annan Athletic

Bio: James has had two spells at Stirling Albion; one in 2014, and then again in 2019. He has played for many different clubs over the years, including one in Ireland but by far his longest stay was at Dumbarton. He racked up over 80 appearances for the Sons of the Rock.

In July 2020, James joined the Stirling Albion coaching staff, while still remaining a key member of the first team.


Name: Jordan McGregor

Date Of Birth: 18th March 1997

Place Of Birth: Falkirk, Scotland

Height: 6ft 2in

Previous Club: Aberdeen

Bio: Jordan came through the youth ranks at Hibernian, eventually signing a contract with Hamilton in 2016. Hamilton loaned him out to Airdrie who then, after 2 loan spells, signed him up. In August 2018 he impressed at trial for Aberdeen and was signed but never managed to break into the first team. He signed for Stirling Albion in January 2019, where his performances quickly earned him the title of Vice-Captain.

Name: Kyle Banner

Date Of Birth: 13th July 1999

Place Of Birth: Falkirk, Scotland

Height: 6ft 2in

Previous Club: None

Bio: Kyle is a product of the Stirling Albion youth setup. A solid defender who has impressed at Stirling since joining the club in 2016 under Stuart McLaren's stewardship.

Name: Paul McLean

Date Of Birth: 2nd February 1990

Place Of Birth: Musselburgh, Scotland

Height: 5ft 9in

Previous Club: Brechin

Bio: Paul started his playing career in Norwich, England. However, Scots born Paul returned to Scotland in 2007 and signed for Falkirk. In 2009, he was snapped up by then Brechin manager, Jim Duffy and remained at Brechin for 10 years and was honoured with the captaincy for much of that time. He left Brechin in 2019 to join the Binos.

Name: Ross McGeachie

Date Of Birth: 4th May 1994

Place Of Birth: Stirling, Scotland

Height: 6ft 1in

Previous Club: None

Bio: Ross is a homegrown talent that has come straight out of the Stirling youth system. Signed in January 2012, Ross started out as a right back but in recent years has shown that he is just as handy in the centre of defence. He has racked up over 200 appearances in the Stirling jersey and his professionalism on and off the park has earned him the captaincy.

Name: David Wilson

Date Of Birth: 6th September 1994

Place Of Birth: Scotland

Height: 6ft

Previous Club: Annan

Bio: David signed on for Stirling from Annan Athletic, in June 2019.  A central midfielder with a beautiful curling shot that he likes to draw on from time to time, David has scored a few long distance goals since joining the Albion. He is a product of the Partick Thistle youth system and has also had a season with Dumbarton.

Name: Dominc Docherty

Date Of Birth: 22nd May, 1997

Place Of Birth: Bellshill, Scotland

Height: 5ft 8in

Previous Club: Queens Park

Bio: Dominic began his footballing career at Partick Thistle in 2014. Loaned out to Queens Park in 2017, he was able to impress enough that they signed him up. In July 2018, he left Hampden to join the Binos under manager Dave Mackay.

Name: Jack Leitch

Date Of Birth: 17th July 1995

Place Of Birth: Motherwell, Scotland

Height: 5ft 6in

Previous Club: Peterhead

Bio: Jack began his career at Motherwell, where he remained for three years and had several starts in their first team. In 2016 he turned out 27 times for Airdrie, followed by signing up with the Blue Toon in 2017, where he had 83 first team appearances and scored 18 goals. He signed for Stirling Albion in 2020 under manager Kevin Rutiewicz.

Name: Kieran Moore

Date Of Birth: 11th September 1999

Place Of Birth: Lochgilphead, Scotland

Height: 5ft 9in

Previous Club: Queens Park

Bio: Kieran Moore comes to the Albion from Queens Park FC. A versatile player who can play on the right or left wing and scored 8 goals in 27 appearances at Queens Park in 2019/20. He signed for Stirling Albion in July of 2020.

 

Name: Kurtis Roberts

Date Of Birth: 6th September 1994

Place Of Birth: Glasgow, Scotland

Height: 5ft 8in

Previous Club: Airdrie

Bio: Kurtis signed on for The Binos in July 2020 from Airdrie. Starting out as a youngster for Clyde's youth setup, he then ventured over to the US for a couple of years and played for Kentucky Wesleyan Panthers. On his return to Scotland, he turned out for Kilbirnie and Queen's Park before being snapped up by Airdrie.

Name: Lewis Magee

Date Of Birth: 19th March 2000

Place Of Birth: Glasgow, Scotland

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Previous Club: Queens Park

Bio: Lewis is a young central defender who started out with Celtic boys club. He then went to Greenock Morton U17s and was picked up by Queens Park in July 2018 where he was able to make his first team debut. Signed by Kevin Rutkiewicz to bolster our defence in October 2020.

Name: Scott Roberts

Date Of Birth: 15th March 1996

Place Of Birth: Irvine, Scotland

Height: 5ft 8in

Previous Club: Albion Rovers

Bio: Scott began his career at Rangers before going out on loan to Raith Rovers. Raith then sought to make the loan more permanent and signed him in 2016. In 2018 he transferred to Annan, Elgin and then a season at Albion Rovers before signing for Stirling Albion in July 2020.

Name: Sean Heaver

Date Of Birth: 5th June 1992

Place Of Birth: Stirling, Scotland

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Previous Club: Bannockburn Amateurs

Bio: Sean is a local lad that was scouted out of the amateurs by manager Kevin Rutkiewicz in 2019. Comfortable up front or as a support man, he is a pacy and versatile attacker. Sean has had a limited career in Stirlingshire amateur clubs for his age due to spending much of his teens and early twenties recovering from serious head injury. His being signed for Stirling was a great achievement and a testament to his fighting spirit.

Name: Andy Ryan

Date Of Birth: 29th September 1994

Place Of Birth: Glasgow, Scotland

Height: 5ft 8in

Previous Club: Dunfirmline

Bio: A product of the Hamilton youth setup, Andy has spent seasons proving his goalscoring ability at clubs such as Dunfirmline, Arbroath and Airdrieonians. He had a stand-out season in 2016-17 for Airdrie, scoring 27 goals in 41 appearances. He signed for Stirling in July 2020.

Name: Declan Byrne

Date Of Birth: 7th May 1996

Place Of Birth: Scotland

Height: 5ft 7in

Previous Club: Albion Rovers

Bio: Declan's youth career began at Cowdenbeath who eventually loaned him out to Elgin City, who then snapped him up on a free transfer in 2018. 2019 saw him transfer to Albion rovers in the January transfer window. He scored 14 goals in 40 appearances there. He put pen to paper for Stirling Albion in July 2020.

Name: Dylan Nguene Bikey

Date Of Birth: 18th February 1995

Place Of Birth: Nantes, France

Height: 5ft 11in

Previous Club:  Doxa Katokopias

Bio: Dylan was a youth player at Nantes FC before being signed by Dieppe. He then signed for Stirling Albion on an amateur contract, where he scored 9 goals in 9 games and caught the eye of Hearts. His time with them was brief and they placed him back on loan to SAFC for the remainder of the 2016/17 season. He spent the next two years at Doxa Katokopias in Cyprus before eventually resigning for Stirling Albion in 2019/20

Name: Dylan Mackin

Date Of Birth: 15th January 1997

Place Of Birth: Irvine, Scotland

Height: 6ft 1in

Previous Club: Falkirk

Bio: Dylan came through the ranks at the Motherwell Academy. He was loaned out to learn his trade at Airdrie, then Alloa and then signed for Livingston where he made 14 appearances and scored 4 goals. After a brief stint at Falkirk he signed for Stirling Albion in the 2018/19 season.