Danny Coles

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Danny Coles
Danny Coles 1.jpg
Coles playing for Exeter City in 2013
Personal information
Full name Daniel Richard Coles[1]
Date of birth (1981-10-30) 30 October 1981 (age 32)[2]
Place of birth Bristol, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[1]
Playing position Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Forest Green Rovers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2005 Bristol City 148 (6)
2005–2008 Hull City 31 (0)
2007 Hartlepool United (loan) 3 (0)
2007–2008 Bristol Rovers (loan) 7 (0)
2008–2011 Bristol Rovers 95 (3)
2011–2014 Exeter City 114 (8)
2014– Forest Green Rovers 17 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:08, 18 October 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Daniel Richard "Danny" Coles (born 30 October 1981) is an English professional footballer who plays as a defender for Forest Green Rovers.

Career[edit]

Bristol City[edit]

Coles began his career at Bristol City.

In 2003, Coles was named their Young Player of the Year for the 2002–03 season.[citation needed]

In July 2005, Coles was arrested and charged for being drunk and disorderly during a pre-season trip.[3]

Hull City[edit]

On 26 July 2005, Coles was signed by Hull City manager Peter Taylor for a fee of £200,000.[citation needed]

After a promising start to his Hull City career, Coles suffered a knee injury which ruled him out for the remainder of the 2005–06 season.

Hartlepool United[edit]

Struggling to break into Hull's first team following his injury, on 1 October 2007 he signed for League One side Hartlepool United on a one month loan deal.[4]

Bristol Rovers[edit]

On 1 November 2007, Coles joined Bristol Rovers in League One on a 3-month loan from Hull City. The move became permanent on 8 January 2008 when he signed a two-and-a-half-year contract for The Pirates.[5]

On 12 August 2008, Coles ended speculation about his future by signing a new two-year contract extension with The Pirates.[6]

On 11 October 2008, Coles suffered a serious knee injury in a home match against Leyton Orient. The injury caused him to miss the remainder of the 2008–09 season. Coles visited American specialist Bill Knowles during the off-season and returned to The Pirates' squad for the 2009–10 season.[7]

Exeter City[edit]

On 11 June 2011, Coles signed a contract with Exeter City.[8]

On 12 March 2012, Coles suffered a fractured spine in a collision with goalkeeper Artur Krysiak during training. The injury caused him to miss the remainder of the 2011–12 season.[9]

Coles was named team captain by manager Paul Tisdale for the 2012–13 season.[10]

On 25 October 2012, Coles signed a new contract with Exeter City.[11]

In June 2014, Coles was disciplined by Exeter over offensive comments he made on Twitter. The tweet in question was Coles' response to a tweet he had been sent, with his response including a number of expletives. He was fined two weeks' wages by Exeter, stripped of the captaincy and transfer-listed by the club.[12]

Forest Green Rovers[edit]

On 5 August 2014, Coles joined Forest Green Rovers on a one-year contract from Exeter City.[13] He made his debut for the club only four days later on 9 August 2014 in a 1–0 away win over Southport.[14] His first goal for the club came on 18 October 2014 as he scored the only goal of the game in a 1-0 away victory over his former club, Bristol Rovers, at the Memorial Stadium.[15]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 19 October 2013
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[a] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bristol City 1999–00[16] Second Division 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2000–01[17] Second Division 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
2001–02[18] Second Division 23 1 1 0 0 0 6 0 23 1
2002–03[19] Second Division 39 2 3 0 0 0 6[b][c] 1 0 3
2003–04[20] Second Division 45 2 3 0 3 1 4 0 55 3
2004–05[21] League One 38 1 2 0 1 0 2 0 43 1
Total 148 6 9 0 4 1 19 1 180 8
Hull City 2005–06[22] Championship 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
2006–07[23] Championship 21 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 22 0
2007–08[24] Championship 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 31 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 32 0
Hartlepool United (Loan) 2007–08[24] League One 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Total 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Bristol Rovers (Loan) 2007–08[24] League One 7 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 9 1
Total 7 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 9 1
Bristol Rovers 2007–08[24] League One 17 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 21 2
2008–09[25] League One 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
2009–10[26] League One 36 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 36 1
2010–11[27] League One 37 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 41 0
Total 95 3 5 1 0 0 3 0 103 4
Exeter City 2011–12[28] League One 31 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 31 2
2012–13[29] League Two 46 6 1 0 1 0 0 0 48 6
2013–14[30] League Two 12 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 13 1
Total 89 7 3 0 3 0 2 0 97 7
Career total 373 17 20 2 7 1 24 1 424 20
  1. ^ Includes Football League Trophy and Second Division play-off matches.
  2. ^ Appearances in Football League Trophy matches
  3. ^ Appearances in Second Division play-off matches.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Bristol City

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Mainstream Publishing. p. 90. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0. 
  2. ^ "Danny Coles". 11v11. Retrieved 17 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "City defender on drinking charge". BBC News. 22 July 2005. Retrieved 9 March 2008. 
  4. ^ "Hartlepool recruit Hull's Coles". BBC News. 1 October 2007. Retrieved 28 December 2007. 
  5. ^ "Coles seals Rovers deal". Sky Sports. 8 January 2008. Retrieved 8 January 2008. 
  6. ^ "Coles extends Bristol Rovers stay". BBC. 12 August 2008. Retrieved 12 August 2008. 
  7. ^ "Trollope cautious with Coles". Sky Sports. 21 July 2009. Retrieved 4 August 2009. 
  8. ^ "Exeter City sign Bristol Rovers defender Danny Coles". BBC Sport. 11 June 2011. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  9. ^ "Exeter City's Danny Coles fractures spine in training". BBC Sport. 13 March 2012. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  10. ^ "Exeter City captain Danny Coles signs contract extension". BBC Sport. 25 October 2012. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  11. ^ "Danny Coles – Bio". Exeter City Football Club. 1 August 2013. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  12. ^ "Exeter City: Danny Coles stripped of captaincy and transfer listed". BBC Sport. 8 July 2014. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  13. ^ "Forest Green Rovers sign Exeter City defender". BBC Sport. 6 August 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  14. ^ "Southport 0–1 Forest Green". BBC Sport. 9 August 2014. Retrieved 10 August 2014. 
  15. ^ "Bristol Rovers 0-1 Forest Green". BBC Sport. 18 October 2014. Retrieved 22 October 2014. 
  16. ^ "Games played by Daniel Coles in 1999/2000". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  17. ^ "Games played by Daniel Coles in 2000/2001". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  18. ^ "Games played by Daniel Coles in 2001/2002". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  19. ^ "Games played by Daniel Coles in 2002/2003". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  20. ^ "Games played by Daniel Coles in 2003/2004". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  21. ^ "Games played by Daniel Coles in 2004/2005". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  22. ^ "Games played by Daniel Coles in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  23. ^ "Games played by Daniel Coles in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  24. ^ a b c d "Games played by Daniel Coles in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  25. ^ "Games played by Daniel Coles in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  26. ^ "Games played by Daniel Coles in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  27. ^ "Games played by Daniel Coles in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  28. ^ "Games played by Daniel Coles in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  29. ^ "Games played by Daniel Coles in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  30. ^ "Games played by Daniel Coles in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 

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