Stuart Rafferty

Stuart RaffertyStuart Rafferty signed for the club as a 17 year old and he came straight from Port Glasgow Athletic, it was Ally MacLeod who brought him to the club in 1978. He suffered a few injuries early in his Motherwell career as he broke his ankle, wrist and collar bone which hampered his early progress as he tried to fight his way into first team proceedings.

His ‘Well debut came during the 1978/79 season, over the next few years he was more or less a squad, it wasn’t until the 1982/83 season that he became a regular in the first eleven.

Stuart was a powerful midfield player who knew the route to goal, he gave the club five years of service, he was part of Davie Hay’s free flowing attacking side that won the 1981/82 First Division Championship at a canter, Rafferty chipped in with seven goals that season.

In 1984 he moved to Dundee, a team then managed by Archie Knox. He later went on to play for Dunfermline Athletic and Greenock Morton and when his playing days ended he joined the Morton coaching staff.

Stuart Rafferty
Date of Birth:
6th March 1961
Place of Birth:
Port Glasgow

Football Career:

Motherwell 1978 1984
Dundee 1984 1989
Dunfermline Athletic 1989 1991
Greenock Morton 1991 1994

Well Career:

Apps Goals
71 (18) 17
Scottish Cup:
6 (2) 1
League Cup:
6 (7) 0
0 0
83 (27) 18