Coll Donaldson

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Coll Donaldson
Personal information
Full name Coll Donaldson
Date of birth (1995-04-09) 9 April 1995 (age 19)
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Centre Back
Club information
Current team
Queens Park Rangers
Number 38
Youth career
Tynecastle
2011–2013 Livingston
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2014 Livingston 24 (1)
2014– Queens Park Rangers 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 January 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Coll Donaldson (born 9 April 1995) is a Scottish professional footballer who plays for Queens Park Rangers, as a centre back.[1] He previously played for Livingston.

Career[edit]

Livingston[edit]

Donaldson grew up in North Berwick, East Lothian and attended North Berwick High School joining Livingston's youth ranks in 2011 from Tynecastle.[2] After progressing through the club's youth system and impressing for the reserve team, he signed a new two-year contract for Livingston on 17 January 2013.[3] Later that month he went on trial with Premier League club Manchester United.[4] He made his first-team debut for Livingston as a late substitute against Dunfermline Athletic on 30 March 2013.[5] He then went on to make a further 4 appearances towards the end of season 2012–13.[6] In December 2013, Donaldson was allowed to travel to Queens Park Rangers for a trial.[7] In January 2014, Donaldson completed his move to Queens Park Rangers,[8] for a fee of around £150,000.[9] In all he made twenty-nine appearances in all competitions scoring once.[10]

Queens Park Rangers[edit]

On 28 January 2014, aged 19 Donaldson joined Queens Park Rangers from Livingston after impressing QPR Manager Harry Redknapp during a week-long trial.[11] Donaldson made his senior and Championship debut on 3 May 2014 in a 2-3 away win against Barnsley at Oakwell, where he was named in the starting line up and played the full 90 minutes.[12]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 28 January 2014[10][13]
Club statistics
Club Season League League Cup National Cup Europe Other Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Livingston 2012–13 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
2013–14 19 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 24 1
Queens Park Rangers 2013–14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Career total 25 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 30 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Livingston youngster Coll Donaldson offered trial at Manchester United". skysports.com. Sky Sports. 23 January 2013. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Coll Donaldson makes the bench". Tynecastle F.C. 26 December 2012. Retrieved 29 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "New contract for Coll Donaldson". Livingston F.C. Retrieved 7 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Manchester United hand trial to Livingston starlet Coll Donaldson". dailyrecord.co.uk. Daily Record. 23 January 2013. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Pars claim point". spfl.co.uk. Scottish Professional Football League. 30 March 2013. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "Coll Donaldson career stats – Season 2012–13". Soccerbase. Retrieved 26 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "QPR in talks to sign Livingston starlet Coll Donaldson". skysports.com. Sky Sports. 10 January 2013. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  8. ^ "Donaldson QPR Bound". livingstonfc.co.uk. Livingston. 28 January 2014. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  9. ^ "By Dailyrecord.co.uk Livingston kid Coll Donaldson on his way to QPR as Harry Redknapp steps in with £150,000 bid". dailyrecord.co.uk. Daily Record. 18 January 2014. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  10. ^ a b Coll Donaldson career stats at Soccerbase
  11. ^ "QPR: Defender Coll Donaldson joins from Livingston". BBC Sport. 27 January 2014. Retrieved 22 February 2015. 
  12. ^ "Barnsley 2-3 QPR". BBC Sport. 3 May 2014. Retrieved 22 February 2015. 
  13. ^ "Coll Donaldson". soccerway.com. Soccerway. Retrieved 28 January 2014.