David Artell

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David Artell
David Artell vs. Estonia.jpg
Artell with Gibraltar in 2014
Personal information
Full name David John Artell[1]
Date of birth (1980-11-22) 22 November 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Rotherham, England
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)[2]
Playing position Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Bala Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2003 Rotherham United 37 (4)
2002–2003 Shrewsbury Town (loan) 28 (1)
2003–2005 Mansfield Town 45 (5)
2005–2007 Chester City 80 (4)
2007–2010 Morecambe 110 (13)
2010–2012 Crewe Alexandra 72 (6)
2012 Port Vale 0 (0)
2012–2013 Northampton Town 11 (3)
2013 Wrexham (loan) 8 (0)
2013–2014 Wrexham 28 (3)
2014– Bala Town 0 (0)
National team
2014– Gibraltar 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 27 April 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 September 2014

David John Artell (born 22 November 1980) is an English-born Gibraltarian international footballer who plays at centre-back for Welsh Premier League club Bala Town.

He began his career with Rotherham United, as the "Millers" won successive promotions from the Third Division to the First Division in 1999–2000 and 2000–01. He joined Shrewsbury Town on loan for the 2002–03 season, before he signed with Mansfield Town for the 2003–04 campaign. After two seasons with the "Stags" he moved onto Chester City in July 2005, before joining Morecambe two years later. He joined Crewe Alexandra in June 2010, and captained the "Railwaymen" to victory in the 2012 League Two play-off final. He signed with Port Vale in July 2012, but switched to Northampton Town the following month. He joined Wrexham on loan in February 2013, before joining the club on a permanent basis seven months later. He signed with Bala Town in summer 2014.

Club career[edit]

Rotherham United[edit]

Artell began his career with hometown club Rotherham United, making his debut as a substitute in a 2–0 defeat by Swansea City at Vetch Field on 12 October 1999 – this was his only appearance as the "Millers" won promotion as runners-up in the Third Division. He scored his first senior goal on 23 September 2000, in a 1–1 draw with Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium. Artell went on to make 40 appearances in 2000–01, as the club claimed second place in the Second Division to win a second successive promotion. He never featured at Millmoor in the First Division under manager Ronnie Moore.

Artell spent September onwards of the 2002–03 season on loan at Kevin Ratcliffe's Shrewsbury Town. He helped the "Shrews" to knock Premier League giants Everton out of the FA Cup, but could not prevent the club from suffering relegation out of the Football League after finishing in last place. Upon his return from the Gay Meadow, he discovered that he was to be released by Rotherham in May 2003.[3]

Mansfield Town[edit]

Artell joined Third Division side Mansfield Town on a short-term contract at the start of the 2003–04 season.[4] He made 32 appearances over the course of the campaign, and was an unused substitute in the play-off final defeat to Huddersfield Town at the Millennium Stadium. He played 23 games of the 2004–05 season, but was frozen out of the first team picture after manager Keith Curle was replaced by Carlton Palmer in November.

Chester City[edit]

Artell followed Curle out of Field Mill and onto Chester City in July 2005; the move was surrounded by accusations of an 'illegal approach' by the "Seals".[5] He featured 41 times in 2005–06, retaining his first team spot at the Deva Stadium under new boss Mark Wright. Artell went on to post 50 appearances during the 2006–07 campaign. However he was released by new manager Bobby Williamson in May 2007,[6] after a period of time unsuccessfully negotiating a new contract.[7]

Morecambe[edit]

In July 2007, he signed with Football League newcomers Morecambe.[8] In only his second competitive game for the club, he achieved hero status by scoring a late winner in a shock League Cup 2–1 success over Preston North End at Deepdale.[9] He went on to form a strong defensive partnership with Jim Bentley, making a total of 44 appearances in 2007–08. After losing his first team place, manager Sammy McIlroy told Artell he could leave the club on loan in November 2008.[10] He instead chose to stay, and managed to win back his first team spot to play 43 games in 2008–09. He then scored eight goals in 42 games in 2009–10, to help the "Shrimps" to win a place in the League Two play-offs with a fourth place finish. In the play-off semi-final second leg against Dagenham & Redbridge he scored the final goal ever at Christie Park, in what was a 2–1 win; however Morecambe lost the tie 7–2 on aggregate.[11]

Crewe Alexandra[edit]

In June 2010, Artell signed a two year contract with Crewe Alexandra after joining on a free transfer.[12] He said that the chance to work closely with manager Dario Gradi excited him, and that Gradi's status as a renowned coach convinced him to join the club.[13] Artell was immediately appointed as co-captain, alongside Lee Bell and Ashley Westwood.[14] In March 2011, he had a minor bust-up with Gradi after he was substituted during a home win over Chesterfield.[15]

He missed two months of the start of the 2011–12 season with a hamstring injury.[16] In December 2011, new manager Steve Davis reinstalled him as the club's captain.[17] However the next month he was sent off for a "dangerous tackle" on Barnet's Izale McLeod.[18] In February he had an on-the-pitch row with goalkeeper Steve Phillips; Phillips was booked for the row – it was the second time in the campaign that the goalkeeper had on-the-pitch row with a teammate.[19] Artell was nominated for the League Two Player of the Month award in March 2012,[20] but lost out to Torquay United's Lee Mansell.[21] Artell captained the "Railwaymen" to victory over Cheltenham Town in the play-off final at Wembley.[22] Despite this he was released from the club just five days later.[23]

"The young lads come with all sorts of problems about Facebook and Twitter that I haven't got a clue about. But, on football matters, I'm happy to talk to them until the cows come home."

—Artell speaking about his time as the captain at the Alexandra Stadium.[24]

Port Vale to Northampton Town[edit]

Artell joined Port Vale on a one year deal on 6 July 2012.[25] Upon signing with the League Two club he stated that "...geography had a big part to play in my decision. Promotion possibilities, money, length of contract, they all come into it and Port Vale ticked all those boxes."[26] However he departed the club on 11 August, days before the start of the 2012–13 campaign. He had refused to sign a revised contract as the club failed to exit administration as expected.[27] Two days later he signed a two year deal with Northampton Town; manager Aidy Boothroyd said that "he's the coagulant that will connect the other bits and pieces."[28] He got off to the perfect start to his "Cobblers" career, scoring the equalizing goal in a 2–1 League Cup win over Championship side Cardiff City.[29] However he picked up an Achilles injury in October, which required three months of rest to heal.[30] Upon his recovery he found himself out of the first team picture at Northampton.[31]

Wrexham[edit]

On 26 February 2013, Artell joined Wrexham of the Conference Premier on loan for the remainder of the 2012–13 season.[32] He was sent off on the last day of the season in a 1–0 defeat to Mansfield Town at Field Mill, and was expected to miss the play-offs with suspension, before a Football Association of Wales disciplinary panel lifted his three-match suspension.[33] He went on to score in the semi-final first leg 2–1 victory over Kidderminster Harriers at the Racecourse Ground.[34] Wrexham reached the play-off final at Wembley, but were beaten 2–0 by Newport County.[35] Northampton also lost the League Two play-off final to Bradford City, though Artell did not feature in the match.[36]

Artell signed a 12 month contract with Wrexham in September 2013.[37] Artell made his debut as a permanent Wrexham player in a 2–0 win against Luton Town on 13 September.[38] His first league goal for the "Dragons" came in a 5–2 win over Hyde at Ewen Fields on 28 December.[39] He made a total of 30 appearances in the 2013–14 campaign, helping the club to a 17th place finish, six points above the relegation zone. He was released at the end of the campaign.[40]

Bala Town[edit]

In summer 2014 he signed for Welsh Premier League club Bala Town.[41]

International career[edit]

Artell was called-up to the Gibraltar national football team in February 2014.[42] He made his debut on 1 March 2014 in Gibraltar's second ever official match, a 4–1 friendly defeat to the Faroe Islands at the Victoria Stadium.[43]

Coaching career[edit]

In July 2014 he became Academy Operations Manager at former club Crewe Alexandra whilst still playing for Bala Town.[44]

Personal life[edit]

In summer 2010, he graduated from the University of Chester with a degree in forensic biology, with the intention of going on to achieve a master's degree.[45] He had previously studied a forensic and analytical science degree course at Sheffield Hallam University.[46]

Statistics[edit]

Club career statistics[edit]

As of 27 April 2014.
Club Season Division League FA Cup League Cup Other[47] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Rotherham United 1998–99[48] Third Division 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999–2000[49] 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2000–01[50] Second Division 36 4 3 0 0 0 1 0 40 4
2001–02[51] First Division 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002–03[52] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 37 4 3 0 0 0 1 0 41 4
Shrewsbury Town (loan) 2002–03[52] Third Division 28 1 3 0 0 0 5 0 36 1
Mansfield Town 2003–04[53] 26 3 4 0 1 0 1 0 32 3
2004–05[54] League Two 19 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 23 2
Total 45 5 6 0 2 0 2 0 55 5
Chester City 2005–06[55] League Two 37 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 41 3
2006–07[56] 43 1 5 0 1 0 1 0 50 1
Total 80 4 9 0 1 0 1 0 91 1
Morecambe 2007–08[57] League Two 36 3 0 0 3 1 5 0 44 4
2008–09[58] 37 3 2 0 1 0 3 0 43 3
2009–10[59] 39 8 1 0 1 0 1 0 42 8
Total 112 14 3 0 5 1 9 0 129 15
Crewe Alexandra 2010–11[60] League Two 40 4 1 0 2 0 1 1 44 5
2011–12[61] 32 2 1 0 1 1 4 0 38 3
Total 72 6 2 0 3 1 5 1 82 8
Port Vale 2012–13[62] League Two 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Northampton Town 2012–13[62] League Two 11 3 0 0 2 1 1 0 14 4
2013–14[63] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 11 3 0 0 2 1 1 0 14 4
Wrexham (loan) 2012–13[62] Conference Premier 8 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 11 1
Wrexham 2013–14[63] 28 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 30 2
Total 36 2 2 0 0 0 3 1 41 3
Career total 421 39 28 0 13 1 27 2 490 41

International career statistics[edit]

As of match played 7 September 2014.
Gibraltar national team
Year Apps Goals
2014 5 0
Total 5 0

Gibraltar's goal tally first.

International appearances and goals
# Date Venue Opponent Result Competition Goals
2014
1 1 March 2014 Victoria Stadium, Gibraltar  Faroe Islands 1–4 Friendly 0
2 5 March 2014 Victoria Stadium, Gibraltar  Estonia 0–2 Friendly 0
3 26 May 2014 Lilleküla Stadium, Tallinn, Estonia  Estonia 1–1 Friendly 0
4 4 June 2014 Estádio Algarve, Faro, Portugal  Malta 1–0 Friendly 0
5 7 September 2014 Estádio Algarve, Faro, Portugal  Poland 0–7 Euro 2016 Q 0

Honours[edit]

with Rotherham United
with Crewe Alexandra

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