Dan Harding

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Dan Harding
Personal information
Full name Daniel Andrew Harding
Date of birth (1983-12-23) 23 December 1983 (age 30)
Place of birth Gloucester, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Nottingham Forest
Number 3
Youth career
1999–2002 Brighton & Hove Albion
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2005 Brighton & Hove Albion 67 (1)
2005–2006 Leeds United 20 (0)
2006–2009 Ipswich Town 73 (1)
2008–2009 Southend United (loan) 19 (1)
2009 Reading (loan) 3 (0)
2009–2012 Southampton 98 (4)
2012– Nottingham Forest 46 (0)
National team
2004 England U21 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 May, 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Daniel Andrew "Dan" Harding (born 23 December 1983) is an English footballer who plays for Nottingham Forest as a defender. Born in Gloucester, former England under-21 player Harding began his career with Brighton & Hove Albion and has also played for Leeds United, Ipswich Town, Southend United and Reading, before joining Southampton in July 2009 on a free transfer.

Career[edit]

Brighton & Hove Albion[edit]

Harding joined the Brighton & Hove Albion youth scheme in 1999 aged sixteen. After a successful run in the reserves and the youth side he finally made the left back position at Brighton his own. After an impressive two seasons, in which he scored once against Rotherham United,[1] and with England's U21 coach Peter Taylor and a host of Premier League clubs taking an interest in him, Harding was preparing to move on.[2]

Leeds United[edit]

On 7 June 2005, Harding reportedly cut short a holiday, to sign a three-year-contract with Leeds United on a free transfer.[3] Since he was under 24 years-old, Brighton were entitled to compensation which was to be decided by a tribunal. On 28 July, Leeds United were order to pay up to £850,000 in compensation to Brighton. An initial payment of £450,000 was paid by Leeds with a further £400,000 dependent on appearances, international caps and promotion success.[4]

Ipswich Town[edit]

After only one season at Leeds United, Harding moved to Ipswich Town in a part-exchange deal for Ian Westlake on 4 August 2006. Leeds also paid Ipswich £400,000 and a further £100,000 was dependent on Westlake's appearances.[5] He scored his first goal for Ipswich in a 3–1 defeat at Hull on 29 September 2007.[6] After initially playing regularly he lost his place in the team and was transfer listed.

On 7 August 2008, he moved to Southend United on a six-month loan deal with a view to a permanent move.[7] He scored against former club Leeds in a 1–0 win on 28 October 2008.[8] On 29 January 2009, he joined Reading on loan for the remainder of the 2008–09 season.[9] In May 2009, after talks with Ipswich's new manager Roy Keane, Harding was told his contract would not be renewed and that he would be released from the club.[10]

Southampton[edit]

On 21 July 2009, he signed a two-year deal with Southampton, becoming new manager Alan Pardew's first signing.[11] He scored his first goal for the club in a 1–1 draw with Brentford on 22 August 2009.[12]

Harding scored his second goal for the club on 12 December against Tranmere Rovers. He also scored another goal against his former club Leeds United on 13 March 2010. He was named in the League One Team of the Year for the 2010–11 season.

His first goal of the 2011–12 season came in a 3–2 defeat at Leicester City. During the 2011–12 season he was awarded with a new three-year contract which expired in 2014.

Nottingham Forest[edit]

On 28 July 2012, Harding joined Nottingham Forest for an undisclosed fee on a three-year contract. [13]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 11 February 2014
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Brighton & Hove Albion 2002–03[14] Division One 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2003–04[15] Division Two 23 0 0 0 2 0 5[a] 0 30 0
2004–05[16] Championship 43 1 1 0 1 0 45 1
Total 67 1 1 0 3 0 5 0 76 1
Leeds United 2005–06[17] Championship 20 0 0 0 1 0 21 0
Ipswich Town 2006–07[18] Championship 42 0 4 0 1 0 47 0
2007–08[19] Championship 30 1 0 0 1 0 31 1
2008–09[20] Championship 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 73 1 4 0 2 0 79 1
Southend United (loan) 2008–09[20] League One 19 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 20 1
Reading (loan) 2008–09[20] Championship 3 0 0 0 0 0 2[b] 0 5 0
Southampton 2009–10[21] League One 42 3 4 0 2 0 5[c] 1 53 4
2010–11[22] League One 36 0 4 0 2 0 1[c] 0 43 0
2011–12[23] Championship 20 1 3 0 2 0 25 1
Total 98 4 11 0 6 0 6 1 121 5
Nottingham Forest 2012–13[24] Championship 27 0 1 0 2 0 30 0
2013–14[25] Championship 16 0 2 0 3 0 21 0
Total 43 0 3 0 5 0 51 0
Career total 323 7 19 0 18 0 13 1 373 8
  1. ^ Two appearances in Football League Trophy, three in Football League play-offs
  2. ^ Appearances in Football League play-offs
  3. ^ a b Appearances in Football League Trophy

Honours[edit]

Southampton
Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brighton 1–0 Rotherham". BBC Sport. 4 December 2004. Retrieved 13 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "Harding tight-lipped over future" BBC Sport (25 November 2004)
  3. ^ "Leeds complete swoop for Harding" BBC Sport (7 June 2005)
  4. ^ "Leeds handed Harding transfer fee" BBC Sport (28 July 2005)
  5. ^ "Westlake completes move to Leeds" BBC Sport (4 August 2006)
  6. ^ "Hull 3–1 Ipswich". BBC Sport. 29 September 2007. Retrieved 13 February 2010. 
  7. ^ "Harding completes loan move". Southend United F.C. 8 August 2008. 
  8. ^ "Southend 1–0 Leeds". BBC Sport. 28 October 2008. Retrieved 13 February 2010. 
  9. ^ "Ipswich loan Harding to Reading". BBC Sport. 29 January 2009. 
  10. ^ "Ipswich release defender Harding" BBC Sport (21 May 2009)
  11. ^ "Pardew makes first signing". Southampton F.C. 21 July 2009. 
  12. ^ "Southampton 1–1 Brentford". BBC Sport. 22 August 2009. Retrieved 25 August 2009. 
  13. ^ "Dan's The Man". Nottingham Forest F.C. 28 July 2012. Retrieved 28 July 2012. 
  14. ^ "Games played by Dan Harding in 2002/2003". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  15. ^ "Games played by Dan Harding in 2003/2004". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  16. ^ "Games played by Dan Harding in 2004/2005". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  17. ^ "Games played by Dan Harding in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  18. ^ "Games played by Dan Harding in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  19. ^ "Games played by Dan Harding in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  20. ^ a b c "Games played by Dan Harding in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  21. ^ "Games played by Dan Harding in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  22. ^ "Games played by Dan Harding in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  23. ^ "Games played by Dan Harding in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  24. ^ "Games played by Dan Harding in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  25. ^ "Games played by Dan Harding in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  26. ^ "PFA Divisional Awards: Npower League One". Professional Footballers Association. 17 April 2010. Retrieved 18 April 2011. 

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