Football Federation Australia (FFA) is saddened to learn of the passing of former Socceroo Darren Stewart.
Stewart, who was 52, represented the Socceroos on three occasions and made his national team debut in a 3-1 win over Croatia in Adelaide in July 1992.
Stewart enjoyed a highly respectable career in the National Soccer League (NSL), playing for Newcastle Rosebud, APIA Leichhardt, and Newcastle Breakers between 1982 and 1993.
After his time in Australia’s top-flight, Stewart played professionally for five years in Malaysia with Johor FA, and later in Singapore with Balestier Central.
While in Malaysia, Stewart captained Johor to Malaysian FA Cup success.
After retiring from playing professional football in 2001, Stewart remained in Singapore and commenced a 15-year professional coaching career.
Stewart’s coaching career saw him serve three Singaporean clubs – Gombak United, Balestier Khalsa, and Woodlands Wellington – as Head Coach, and one – Geylang International – as Assistant Coach.
Between 2016 and 2018 Stewart was Head Coach of the Maldives national team.
FFA extends its condolences to those closest to Darren Stewart, especially his family and friends.
Newcastle Jets today confirmed that their team will wear black armbands on Sunday as a mark of respect for Stewart when they play Wellington Phoenix at Westpac Stadium in New Zealand.
Latest newsSee more
Football Sporting Schools participation numbers soar
Australian schools have shown there is huge excitement and interest in football amongst students, with football being the overall number one chosen sport in the Sporting Schools program for Term 2 across the country. On a national scale, this is the first time football has bee
Resilient Young Matildas ready to learn from Brazilian defeat
It was a tough result and tough match for the Young Matildas as they went down 2-0 to Brazil in their second group stage match of the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup. However, the Australian side is taking the result against the current and 11-time South American U-20 champi
Sam Kerr nominated for 2022 Ballon d'Or
CommBank Matildas star Sam Kerr has been nominated for the 2022 Ballon d'Or Féminin, nominated for the fourth consecutive time. The Australian captain is one of 20 nominees in the running to claim the prestigious individual award. It comes after another history-making sea