Stephen Glass was regarded as one of Scotland's brightest prospects whilst with his first club, Aberdeen. He joined Hibernian in 2003 and over four seasons at Easter Road, Stephen made 105 appearances across all competitions.
Debut: Hibernian (2) vs Dundee United (1) - Scottish Premier League - 09/08/2003
Stephen Glass was born in Dundee in 1976 and began his career within the youth academy at Aberdeen, where he was regarded as one of Scotland's brightest prospects. He broke through into the first team during a relegation struggle in the 1994/95 season and scored goals in the final league fixture and in both legs of the subsequent playoff to maintain his club's top-division status.
After over 100 appearances for Aberdeen, Stephen signed for Newcastle United in 1998 and in his first season he made 29 appearances before being hampered by an injury. Injury, particularly a serious knee problem, blighted his second season in the Premiership and Stephen played a bit-part role in Newcastle's following two campaigns.
He left the club at the end of the 2000/01 season and joined Watford as part of Gianluca Vialli's new-look side. Due to financial constraints, Stephen was released at the end of his contract and signed for Hibernian on a three-year contract in 2003.
He made his debut for Hibs in 2-1 victory over Dundee United but despite flashes of his expected pedigree, his first season at Easter Road was also blighted by injury, causing him to miss the 2004 Scottish League Cup Final. Stephen's second season with Hibs proved more successful and under the management of Tony Mowbray, the club gained a UEFA Cup place by finishing third in the SPL.
Stephen Glass celebrates in front of the Hibs supporters after scoring against Motherwell.
Over four seasons at Easter Road, Stephen made 105 appearances across all competitions and scored four times with his first in a 4-0 victory over Alloa Athletic in the second round of League Cup in 2004. When John Collins was appointed manager, Stephen found himself falling further down the pecking order and joined Dumferline on loan until the end of the 2006/07 season.
After impressing during his loans spell, Stephen joined the club permanently and was made vice-captain at the start of the 2008/09 season and then captain for the following season. Unfortunately, he suffered a knee injury early in the season and was released by Dunfermline after the season concluded. He then went on trial with St Mirren before signing for Carolina RailHawks of the second division North American Soccer League in March 2011. Shortly after signing, he injured a hip, which prompted him to retire from playing football.
Following his retirement, Stephen moved into management and joined Shamrock Rovers in 2012 as Assistant Manager, working for his former Dunfermline boss Stephen Kenny. He returned to America in 2018 to become an academy coach for Atlanta United FC and was appointed head coach of the club's USL Championship side Atlanta United 2 in January 2019.
Full Name: Stephen Glass
Date of Birth: 23rd May 1976
Place of Birth: Dundee, Scotland
National Team: Scotland
International Debut: Scotland (2) vs Faroe Islands (1) - UEFA European Championship - 14th October 1998
Stephen returned to Pittodrie in October 1998, making his first and only appearance for Scotland as a substitute in a 2–1 win over the Faroe Islands in the UEFA European Championship. He had already appeared for the under-21 and 'B' teams.