Andy Oakes (footballer)

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Andy Oakes
Personal information
Full name Andrew Mark Oakes
Date of birth (1977-01-11) 11 January 1977 (age 37)
Place of birth Northwich, England
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Barnton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1997 Macclesfield Town 0 (0)
1998 Winsford United ? (?)
1998–1999 Hull City 19 (0)
1999–2005 Derby County 43 (0)
1999 Port Vale (loan) 0 (0)
2004–2005 Bolton Wanderers (loan) 1 (0)
2005–2006 Walsall 34 (0)
2006–2007 Swansea City 5 (0)
2007–2009 Darlington 16 (0)
Total 118 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Andrew Mark "Andy" Oakes (born 11 January 1977) is an English former football goalkeeper. His uncle is the legendary Manchester City midfielder Alan Oakes. His cousin Michael Oakes, also a goalkeeper, played for Aston Villa, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Cardiff City.

He spent his early years at Macclesfield Town and Winsford United, before playing for Hull City in 1998–99. He then was signed by Premier League side Derby County for £465,000. He spent his six years at Pride Park as a back-up keeper, and also spent brief spells on loan at Port Vale and Bolton Wanderers. He signed with Walsall in March 2005, before moving on to Swansea City in August 2006. He signed with Darlington in May 2007, before leaving the game two years later.

Playing career[edit]

Oakes started his career with Barnton, but joined Macclesfield Town in the 1996–97 season as cover for regular goalkeeper Ryan Price as the club battled towards promotion into the Football League. Oakes played once for the "Silkmen", in a 2–0 FA Cup defeat to Rochdale, where he reportedly played with a broken finger. After the season finished he moved on to Northern Premier League side Winsford United. In December 1998 he returned to the Football League when he signed with Third Division club Hull City, who were then managed by Warren Joyce. He played twenty games of the 1998–99 season, and his performances at Boothferry Park earned him a £465,000 move to Premier League side Derby County in June 1999.[1] He immediately went out on loan with Port Vale, but returned to Pride Park within three weeks having failed to make an appearance for Brian Horton's "Valiants".

He was the understudy to Mart Poom, before becoming the first choice keeper in 2001–02, playing 22 games. He had lost his first team place when manager Jim Smith resigned in October 2001, but won back his place when Colin Todd was sacked and replaced by John Gregory in January. The "Rams" were relegated at the end of the season, finishing ten points behind 17th place Sunderland. Teenager Lee Grant was favoured more in 2002–03, and Oakes was restricted to seven First Division appearances. He played ten games in 2003–04, as Grant continued to be favoured by new boss George Burley. Grant was dropped in 2004–05, only for 20-year old Lee Camp to claim the first team jersey. Oakes joined Bolton Wanderers on loan at the start of the 2004–05 season as back-up to Jussi Jääskeläinen,[2] but only made the one appearance.

He moved on to Paul Merson's Walsall on a free transfer in March 2005,[3] and featured in the last nine games of the campaign. He played 30 games in 2005–06, having missed September to December. With the "Saddlers" suffering relegation, he was released from the Bescot Stadium in May 2006.[4] He signed with Kenny Jackett's Swansea City in August 2006.[5] Playing six games of the 2006–07 season, with only one appearances coming at the Liberty Stadium, he was not offered a new contract in the summer by new boss Roberto Martínez.[6] Oakes signed with Darlington in May 2007.[7] He made 18 appearances for Dave Penney's "Quakers", before retiring from the game in 2009.

Statistics[edit]

Season Club Division League FA Cup League Cup Other[8] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1997–98[9] Macclesfield Town Conference 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1998–99[10] Hull City Third Division 19 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 20 0
Total 19 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 20 0
1999–2000[11] Derby County Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999–2000[11] Port Vale (loan) First Division 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000–01[12] Derby County Premier League 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
2001–02[13] 20 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 22 0
2002–03[14] First Division 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
2003–04[15] 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
2004–05[16] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004–05[16] Bolton Wanderers (loan) Premier League 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 43 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 46 0
2004–05[16] Walsall League One 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
2005–06[17] 25 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 30 0
Total 34 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 39 0
2006–07[18] Swansea City League One 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 0
Total 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 0
2007–08[19] Darlington League Two 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 0
2008–09[20] 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
Total 16 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 18 0
Career total 118 0 6 0 3 0 4 0 131 0
Notes

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile". darlington-fc.net. Retrieved 29 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Oakes joins Bolton on loan". BBC Sport. 31 August 2004. Retrieved 27 May 2009. 
  3. ^ "Oakes quits Derby to join Walsall". BBC Sport. 18 March 2005. Retrieved 27 May 2009. 
  4. ^ "Saddlers release goalkeeper Oakes". BBC Sport. 9 May 2006. Retrieved 27 May 2009. 
  5. ^ "Swansea complete Oakes transfer". BBC Sport. 1 August 2006. Retrieved 27 May 2009. 
  6. ^ "Swans release Williams and Oakes". BBC Sport. 7 May 2007. Retrieved 27 May 2009. 
  7. ^ "Darlington bag ex-Swansea keeper". BBC Sport. 1 June 2007. Retrieved 27 May 2009. 
  8. ^ Includes other competitive competitions, including the Football League Trophy.
  9. ^ "Games played by Andy Oakes in 1997/1998". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  10. ^ "Games played by Andy Oakes in 1998/1999". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  11. ^ a b "Games played by Andy Oakes in 1999/2000". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  12. ^ "Games played by Andy Oakes in 2000/2001". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  13. ^ "Games played by Andy Oakes in 2001/2002". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  14. ^ "Games played by Andy Oakes in 2002/2003". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  15. ^ "Games played by Andy Oakes in 2003/2004". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  16. ^ a b c "Games played by Andy Oakes in 2004/2005". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  17. ^ "Games played by Andy Oakes in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  18. ^ "Games played by Andy Oakes in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  19. ^ "Games played by Andy Oakes in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  20. ^ "Games played by Andy Oakes in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 

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