Stuart Wellstead | 1874 Northwich F.C.

Stuart Wellstead


Warrington-based ‘Stu’ is normally deployed wide of the main front-man and has a superb goal-to-game ratio for the Club. Stu re-joined us in September 2015 after a short stint at Runcorn Town where he continued his goal scoring exploits. Many of our supporters will remember Stu when he made the step-up from Winsford United to Northwich Victoria in January 2011 after impressing for ‘The Blues’ in NWC football. Former clubs include Alsager Town, Atherton LR, Mossley and Eagle Sports.

Having left 1874 Stu went on to winner the NWCFL Premier league with Runcorn Linnets and then took Rylands to promotion as player/manager.

Following short spells at Wythenshawe Town & Congleton Town Stu joined 1874 for a third time in January 2020

Stu retired from playing in the summer of 2020 and rejoined the coaching staff at Rylands

Position    Midfield/Forward/Full back

Former clubs   Runcorn Town, Warrington Town, Alsager Town

Nickname    Welly

Occupation outside football    Commercial Performance Analyst

Any talents or abilities, other than on the pitch    Serve & volleyer at tennis

Other sports played    Tennis

Club supported    Manchester United

Career highlight    Personal highlight is scoring against FC United in front of 2,000+ fans at the Victoria Stadium.  Team highlight is winning the Mid Cheshire Cup

Biggest influence on career    Older brother

Best player played with    Sam Walker at Woodley Sports

Best player played against    Ishmael Miller

Pre-match superstition    Out before anyone else for the warm up, unless a sub

What song would you like to be played, if you score a goal    Blue Moon (to make Paul Connor happy)

Favourite music    Oasis

Best gig    Only been to one and can’t remember who it was!

Favourite holiday destination    Australia

Favourite all time TV show    Emmerdale

Favourite player of all time   Cristiano Ronaldo

Favourite team of all time    Manchester United 1999

Best match ever attended    Mid Cheshire Cup Final 16

Best 74 moment so far    Beating Witton in their own back yard

Do you have any annoying habits    Bite my nails

Describe yourself in one word    Balding

Tell us an interesting fact about yourself    I have identical twin girls

Who would you like to play you in a film about yourself    Alan Shearer

How do you chill    In front of the TV when the kids are in bed

What do you want to achieve in your career    League, Cup & Vase  “The Treble”



SeasonClubAppearancesYellow CardsRed CardsGoalsOwn Goals
2013/141874 Northwich120040
2014/151874 Northwich80070
2015/161874 Northwich51020
2016/171874 Northwich41000
2019/201874 Northwich30000


SeasonClubAppearancesYellow CardsRed CardsGoalsOwn Goals
2013/141874 Northwich270080
2014/151874 Northwich210010
2015/161874 Northwich3300130
2016/171874 Northwich171020
2019/201874 Northwich50010

Career Total

SeasonAppearancesYellow CardsRed CardsGoalsOwn Goals
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