Craig Disley

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Craig Disley
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Disley playing for Grimsby Town in 2011
Personal information
Full name Craig Edward Disley
Date of birth (1981-08-24) 24 August 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth Worksop, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Grimsby Town
Number 8
Youth career
0000–1999 Mansfield Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2004 Mansfield Town 141 (16)
2004–2009 Bristol Rovers 203 (25)
2009–2011 Shrewsbury Town 42 (3)
2011– Grimsby Town 147 (23)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 06:15, 23 January 2015 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Craig Edward Disley (born 24 August 1981) is an English footballer who plays for Conference National side Grimsby Town as a midfielder. He has previously played for Mansfield Town, Bristol Rovers and Shrewsbury Town.

Career[edit]

Mansfield Town[edit]

Born in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, Disley came through the youth ranks at Mansfield Town, and was promoted to the club's first team in the summer of 1999 under the management of Bill Dearden. He made his debut on 23 September 1999 in a 4–0 victory over Shrewsbury Town, coming on as a 67th minute substitute for Michael Sissons, also picking up his 1st yellow card within 3 minutes.[2] He went on to make a further five appearances in his first season at Field Mill. During the 2001–02 season Disley scored his first and second career goals in a 2–3 away win over Cheltenham Town on 25 August 2001, Liam Lawrence providing both corners as Disley opened the scoring for the Stags in the 29th minute with a header, before adding a second in the 47th minute with another header.[3]

Mansfield earned promotion to the Football League Second Division under the stewardship of Stuart Watkiss, but by the end of the 2002–03 season Mansfield had been relegated back down to the fourth tier of English football.

Bristol Rovers[edit]

Disley signed with Bristol Rovers in July 2004 on a two-year contract.[4] The midfielder became a major part of the promotion campaign during the 2006–07 season and his good form continued into the 2007–08 season, when he scored nine times, including last-minute winners against Oldham Athletic and at Millwall.

Shrewsbury Town[edit]

On 5 May 2009, he was told that he was free to talk to other clubs as Bristol Rovers deemed him surplus to requirements.[5] On 4 June he signed for Shrewsbury Town on a two-year contract.[6] On 22 February 2010, Disley broke his ankle,[7] which ruled him out for the rest of the 2009–10 season.

He was released on 23 May 2011, after two years with Shrewsbury.

Grimsby Town[edit]

On 23 June 2011, Conference National side Grimsby Town announced they had offered Disley a contract.[8] A few hours later it was announced on BBC Radio Humberside that Disley had agreed to join Grimsby. On 24 June he completed move to Grimsby a two-year contract.[9]

On 15 October 2011, Disley scored his first goal for Grimsby in the 2–1 defeat at York, a cross from Rob Duffy for Disley to loop a firm header over keeper Michael Ingham on 4 minutes, he also acquired his 4th yellow card of the season after a poor challene on Jason Walker.[10]

On 11 August 2012, Disley scored the opening goal of the season for Grimsby in the 1–1 draw against Southport on 74 minutes, an Aswad Thomas cross from the left by-line was parried by goalkeeper McMillan straight into the path of Disley, scoring from close range.[11]

Disley's goal tally reached double figures in the 2013/14 season and he was Grimsby's second top scorer, with 11 league goals, and a goal in the 3–2 F.A. Cup defeat to Huddersfield. He also scored against Gateshead in both legs of the play-off semi finals, however this was not enough to prevent Gateshead progressing to the final.

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played on 21 January 2015.[12][13]
Club Season Division League Play-offs FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Mansfield Town 1999–00[14] Third Division 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
2000–01[15] Third Division 24 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1[a] 0 26 0
2001–02[16] Third Division 36 7 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 39 7
2002–03[17] Second Division 42 4 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 45 4
2003–04[18] Third Division 34 5 3 0 4 0 0 0 1[a] 0 42 5
Total 141 16 3 0 10 0 2 0 2 0 158 16
Bristol Rovers 2004–05[19] League Two 28 4 0 0 1 0 1 0 5[a] 1 35 5
2005–06[20] League Two 42 8 0 0 3 0 1 0 1[a] 0 47 8
2006–07[21] League Two 45 4 3 1 5 1 1 0 7[a] 0 61 6
2007–08[22] League One 44 6 0 0 6 2 2 1 0 0 52 9
2008–09[23] League One 44 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 1[a] 0 47 3
Total 203 25 3 1 16 3 6 1 14 1 242 31
Shrewsbury Town 2009–10[24] League Two 18 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 19 1
2010–11[25] League Two 24 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 2[a] 0 29 2
Total 42 3 0 0 1 0 3 0 2 0 48 3
Grimsby Town 2011–12[26] Conference Premier 44 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 3[b] 0 52 1
2012–13[27] Conference Premier 40 7 2 0 1 0 0 0 8[b] 2 51 9
2013–14[28] Conference Premier 39 9 2 2 5 1 0 0 4[b] 0 50 12
2014–15[29] Conference Premier 24 6 0 0 2 0 0 0 3[b] 0 29 6
Total 147 23 4 2 13 1 0 0 18 2 182 28
Career total 533 67 10 3 40 4 11 1 36 3 630 78
  1. ^ a b c d e f g Appearance in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ a b c d Appearance(s) in FA Trophy

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Mansfield Town
Bristol Rovers
Grimsby Town

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Player Profile". Grimsby Town F.C. Retrieved 13 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Mansfield 4–0 Shrewsbury". Stagsnet. 24 September 1999. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Cheltenham 2–3 Mansfield". Stagsnet. 25 August 2001. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Disley relishes Rovers move". BBC Sport. 28 June 2004. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Trollope explains quartet's exit". BBC Sport. 6 May 2009. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "Shrews sign Disley from Pirates". BBC Sport. 4 June 2009. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "Disley despair as break confirmed". Shropshire Star. 23 February 2010. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "Disley in talks over move to Blundell Park". Grimsby Telegraph. 23 June 2011. Retrieved 24 June 2011. 
  9. ^ "Midfielder Craig Disley joins Grimsby Town". BBC Sport. 26 June 2011. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  10. ^ "York 2 – 1 Grimsby". BBC Sport. 15 October 2011. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  11. ^ "Southport 1 – 1 Grimsby". BBC Sport. 11 August 2012. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  12. ^ Craig Disley career statistics at Soccerbase
  13. ^ Craig Disley profile at Soccerway
  14. ^ "Games played by Craig Disley in 1999/2000". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  15. ^ "Games played by Craig Disley in 2000/2001". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  16. ^ "Games played by Craig Disley in 2001/2002". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  17. ^ "Games played by Craig Disley in 2002/2003". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  18. ^ "Games played by Craig Disley in 2003/2004". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  19. ^ "Games played by Craig Disley in 2004/2005". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  20. ^ "Games played by Craig Disley in 2005/2006". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  21. ^ "Games played by Craig Disley in 2006/2007". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  22. ^ "Games played by Craig Disley in 2007/2008". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  23. ^ "Games played by Craig Disley in 2008/2009". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  24. ^ "Games played by Craig Disley in 2009/2010". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  25. ^ "Games played by Craig Disley in 2010/2011". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  26. ^ "Games played by Craig Disley in 2011/2012". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  27. ^ "Games played by Craig Disley in 2012/2013". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  28. ^ "Games played by Craig Disley in 2013/2014". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  29. ^ "Games played by Craig Disley in 2014/2015". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 

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