Dave Rainford

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Dave Rainford
Personal information
Full name David John Rainford[1]
Date of birth (1979-04-21) 21 April 1979 (age 35)[1]
Place of birth Stepney, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
A.F.C. Hornchurch
Youth career
000?–1997 Colchester United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1999 Colchester United 1 (0)
1997–1998 Wivenhoe Town (loan) 2 (0)
1999 Scarborough (loan) 2 (0)
2001–2002 Grays Athletic 20 (3)
2002 Heybridge Swifts 17 (1)
2002–2003 Ford United 3 (0)
2003 Slough Town
2003–2006 Bishop's Stortford
2006–2008 Dagenham & Redbridge 69 (19)
2008–2013 Chelmsford City 137 (47)
2013– A.F.C. Hornchurch
Teams managed
2012 Chelmsford City (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:37, 12 June 2012 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

David John Rainford (born 21 April 1979 in Stepney, London) is an English footballer who plays for A.F.C. Hornchurch in the Isthmian League Premier Division. He combines his football with a job as a teacher.

Rainford left Dagenham & Redbridge at the end of the 2007–08 season after he was offered a senior teaching role at a local school.[2] During the 2007–08 season, Rainford had become known for being the only semi-professional player in the Football League.[3]

In June 2008, Rainford joined Chelmsford City.[4] On 8 June 2012 he was confirmed as their assistant manager following the departure of Ben Chenery.

Honours[edit]

Personal life[edit]

His daughter Molly was a finalist on the 2012 series of Britain's Got Talent.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J. (ed) (2008). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2008–09. Mainstream. ISBN 978-1-84596-324-8. 
  2. ^ "Daggers exit tough for Rainford". BBC Sport. 2008-05-20. Retrieved 2008-05-20. 
  3. ^ Rainford happy to be a part-timer, BBC Sport, 11 March 2008.
  4. ^ "Chelmsford complete Rainford deal". BBC Sport. 2008-06-05. Retrieved 2008-06-05. 
  5. ^ Elliott, Sam (13 May 2012). "My BGT Girl is the Pick-up I Needed". The Non-League Paper. p. 3. 

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