Bradley Orr

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Bradley Orr
Bradley Orr -upperbody.jpg
Orr playing for Bristol City in 2010
Personal information
Full name Bradley James Orr
Date of birth (1982-11-01) 1 November 1982 (age 31)
Place of birth Liverpool, England
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Toronto FC
(on loan from Blackburn Rovers)
Number 16
Youth career
2000–2002 Everton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2004 Newcastle United 0 (0)
2004 Burnley (loan) 4 (0)
2004–2010 Bristol City 229 (12)
2010–2012 Queens Park Rangers 39 (1)
2012– Blackburn Rovers 31 (0)
2012–2013 Ipswich Town (loan) 13 (0)
2013–2014 Blackpool (loan) 4 (0)
2014– Toronto FC (loan) 10 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 04:41, 27 May 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Bradley James Orr (born 1 November 1982) is an English footballer who plays for Toronto FC on loan from Blackburn Rovers as a right-back. He is the uncle of the Liverpool FC full back Jon Flanagan.

Career[edit]

Newcastle United & loans[edit]

Born in Liverpool, Merseyside, Orr started his senior career with Newcastle United, and was loaned out to Burnley due to lack of opportunities in the first team side.

Bristol City[edit]

Shortly after this loan period in July 2004, he signed for Bristol City. He scored his first goal for his new team against Yeovil Town.

Although he was signed as a central midfielder he was converted to right-back in 2005–06 and has played most of his games in that position.

On 29 August 2006, Orr was sent off for attempting to head-butt his own teammate, Louis Carey, during a game against Northampton Town. On 1 September 2006, Orr was sentenced to 28 days in jail relating to an incident outside the popular Bristol nightclub 'Romeo Browns' the previous October.[1] Also jailed in relation to the same incident were teammates Steve Brooker for 28 days, and David Partridge for two months. Orr and Brooker were released on 14 September 2006, serving only half of their original sentence.[2] He scored against Manchester City in the League Cup second round.

He was named in the PFA's Championship team of the season 2007–08.

According to media sources, he broke his cheekbone in the play-off final against Hull City.

On 27 November 2008, Bristol City decided to place Orr on the transfer list, due to rejecting several contract offers.[3] On 1 January 2009, Bristol City announced that Orr had signed a two-and-a-half-year contract at the club.

Queens Park Rangers[edit]

On 26 July 2010, Orr signed for Queens Park Rangers. He scored his first goal for the club in a 2–0 win over Scunthorpe United on 21 August 2010. He became a regular in Rangers Championship winning season with a number of impressive performances at right back helping Rangers to a high number of clean sheets. Once promoted to the Premier League his first team opportunities at Loftus Road became increasingly limited following the signing of former England right back Luke Young.

Blackburn Rovers[edit]

His time at QPR was short-lived however, due to a lack of first team games. He made a move in the January 2012 transfer window to Blackburn Rovers on a three-and-a-half-year deal for an undisclosed fee a move he said he badly needed.[4]

Orr made his debut for Blackburn when he replaced Jason Lowe in the 36th minute of the game in the 7–1 loss against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday 4 February 2012. He made his full home debut against his former employers QPR at Ewood Park, exactly a week later on 11 February 2012, in a game Rovers went on to win 3–2 and he also completed the full 90 minutes in his right-back slot. On Monday 2 April 2012, Orr started and played the full 90 minutes in the right-back berth against Manchester United at Ewood Park which ended in a 2–0 defeat on the night of his sixth appearance for Rovers in the Barclays Premier League. On Saturday 21 April 2012, he started and played the full 90 minutes in the right-back spot with Jason Lowe playing further forward in a 2–0 victory over Norwich City at Ewood Park, thanks to strikes from Mauro Formica and Junior Hoilett. On Monday 7 May 2012, Orr started the 1–0 defeat against Lancashire rivals Wigan Athletic at Ewood Park, but was replaced on 80 minutes for Scottish international striker David Goodwillie, this loss meant that Rovers were relegated from the top flight.

Ipswich Town (loan)[edit]

Orr playing for Ipswich Town in 2013

On 14 November 2012, Orr signed for Ipswich Town on loan until 26 January 2013.[5] His loan was extended to the end of the season in January 2013.[6]

Blackpool (loan)[edit]

On 2 September 2013, Orr signed for Blackpool on loan until 2 January 2014.[7]

Toronto FC (loan)[edit]

On 25 January 2014, it was announced that Orr would be placed out on loan to MLS side Toronto FC.[8] The loan is set to run to December 2014 and would see Orr reunited with his former team-mate at Blackburn, Ryan Nelsen. Nelsen is currently the head coach of Toronto FC.[8] Orr made his debut with Toronto in their season opener at Seattle Sounders FC on 15 March, the game ended in a 2–1 away victory with both goals coming from newly acquired Jermain Defoe [9] He scored his first goal for Toronto on May 23rd against Sporting Kansas City.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 17 March 2014
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Newcastle United 2003–04[10] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - 0 0
Burnley (loan) 2003–04 Championship 4 0 0 0 0 0 - - - - 4 0
Total 4 0 0 0 0 0 - - - - 4 0
Bristol City 2004–05[11] League One 37 0 2 0 2 0 - - 1 0 42 0
2005–06[12] League One 38 1 1 0 0 0 - - - - 39 1
2006–07[13] League One 35 4 4 0 0 0 - - 4 0 43 4
2007–08[14] League One 42 4 1 0 2 1 - - 3 0 48 5
2008–09[15] Championship 38 1 2 0 1 0 - - - - 41 1
2009–10[16] Championship 39 2 2 0 1 0 - - - - 42 2
Total 229 12 12 0 6 1 - - 8 0 255 13
Queens Park Rangers 2010–11[17] Championship 33 1 1 0 1 0 - - - - 35 1
2011–12[18] Premier League 6 0 1 0 1 0 - - - - 8 0
Total 39 1 2 0 2 0 - - - - 43 1
Blackburn Rovers 2011–12 Premier League 12 0 0 0 0 0 - - - - 12 0
2012–13[19] Championship 19 0 2 0 1 0 - - - - 22 0
2013–14[20] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - - - 0 0
Total 31 0 2 0 1 0 - - - - 34 0
Ipswich Town (loan) 2012–13 Championship 13 0 0 0 0 0 - - - - 13 0
Total 13 0 0 0 0 0 - - - - 13 0
Blackpool (loan) 2013–14 Championship 4 0 0 0 0 0 - - - - 4 0
Total 4 0 0 0 0 0 - - - - 4 0
Toronto FC (loan) 2014 MLS 9 1 2 0 - - - - - - 11 1
Total 9 1 2 0 - - - - - - 11 1
Career total 329 14 18 0 9 1 - - 8 0 364 15

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Queens Park Rangers
Bristol City
  • Football League Championship PFA Team of the Year: 2007–08

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fourth player quizzed after brawl". BBC News. 18 October 2005. Retrieved 12 May 2009. 
  2. ^ "Jailed duo return to Bristol City". BBC Sport. 14 September 2006. Retrieved 12 May 2009. 
  3. ^ "Transfer Deadline Day – Live". BBC. 27 November 2008. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Rovers sign Orr". Blackburn Rovers. 31 January 2012. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Town land Orr". itfc.co.uk. Ipswich Town FC. 14 November 2012. Retrieved 14 November 2012. 
  6. ^ Watson, Stuart (10 January 2013). "Bradley Orr extends his stay, as Jason Scotland, Ronan Murray and Josh Carson prepare to exit". East Anglian Daily Times. Archant. Retrieved 10 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "Blackpool bring in Blackburn Rovers full-back Bradley Orr". BBC Sport. 2 September 2013. Retrieved 3 September 2013. 
  8. ^ a b "Transfer window: Blackburn's Bradley Orr joins Toronto". BBC Sports. 25 January 2014. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  9. ^ McGran, Kevin (15 March 2014). "Jermain Defoe scores twice, Toronto FC upsets Seattle 2-1 in season opener". Toronto Star. Retrieved 16 March 2014. 
  10. ^ "Matches played by Bradley Orr in 2003–04". Soccerbase. Retrieved 27 January 2014. 
  11. ^ "Matches played by Bradley Orr in 2004–05". Soccerbase. Retrieved 27 January 2014. 
  12. ^ "Matches played by Bradley Orr in 2005–06". Soccerbase. Retrieved 27 January 2014. 
  13. ^ "Matches played by Bradley Orr in 2006–07". Soccerbase. Retrieved 27 January 2014. 
  14. ^ "Matches played by Bradley Orr in 2007–08". Soccerbase. Retrieved 27 January 2014. 
  15. ^ "Matches played by Bradley Orr in 2008–09". Soccerbase. Retrieved 27 January 2014. 
  16. ^ "Matches played by Bradley Orr in 2009–10". Soccerbase. Retrieved 27 January 2014. 
  17. ^ "Matches played by Bradley Orr in 2010–11". Soccerbase. Retrieved 27 January 2014. 
  18. ^ "Matches played by Bradley Orr in 2011–12". Soccerbase. Retrieved 27 January 2014. 
  19. ^ "Matches played by Bradley Orr in 2012–13". Soccerbase. Retrieved 27 January 2014. 
  20. ^ "Matches played by Bradley Orr in 2013–14". Soccerbase. Retrieved 27 January 2014. 

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