David Perkins (footballer)

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David Perkins
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Perkins playing for Rochdale in 2007
Personal information
Full name David Philip Perkins
Date of birth (1982-06-21) 21 June 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth Heysham, England
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Blackpool
Number 4
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2007 Morecambe 176 (1)
2007–2008 Rochdale 58 (4)
2008–2011 Colchester United 79 (7)
2009–2010 Chesterfield (loan) 13 (1)
2010 Stockport County (loan) 22 (0)
2011–2014 Barnsley 69 (2)
2014– Blackpool 30 (0)
National team
2003–2006 England C 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 October 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22:06, 7 January 2009 (UTC)

David Philip Perkins (born 21 June 1982 in Heysham, Lancashire, England) is an English footballer who currently plays for Blackpool in the Championship.

Career[edit]

Morecambe[edit]

Perkins started his career with Morecambe, for whom he played 170 league games.

Rochdale[edit]

In 2007, he moved to League Two side Rochdale. On 17 May 2008 he scored a deflected goal from 30 yards which put Rochdale level on aggregate with Darlington in a semi-final play-off, during which he was later shown a red card. Rochdale went through on penalties.[1] Rochdale appealed to his red card which was rejected by the FA, meaning he missed the League Two play-off final against Stockport County at Wembley Stadium and also the first four games of the 2008–09 season.[2]

Colchester United[edit]

Perkins signed for Colchester United on 8 July 2008 for an undisclosed six-figure fee, citing the potential of another promotion push as the leading reason for his move to the U's.[3]

Chesterfield[edit]

On 2 October 2009 Perkins signed on loan for Chesterfield.

Stockport County[edit]

On 18 January 2010 he signed on loan for Stockport on a deal until the end of the season.[4]

Return to Colchester[edit]

After becoming an outcast in the U's squad under Aidy Boothroyd his career at the club looked bleak until John Ward was appointed as new boss in May 2010. After regaining his first team place and making over 40 appearances Perkins was being scouted by a number of Championship clubs. At the end of the season with Colchester he won four awards: Player of the Year; Player's Player of the Year; CUSA (Colchester United Supporters' Association) Home Player of the Year and CUSA Away Player of the Year. Teammate Anthony Wordsworth said of Perkins, "He was simply amazing this season".[5]

Barnsley[edit]

On 7 June 2011, he rejected the opportunity to extend his deal at Colchester United and subsequently signed for Championship side Barnsley; signing a 2-year contract with the Tykes.[6] He had previously worked with ex Barnsley manager Keith Hill at Rochdale. He made his debut on 6 August 2011, in a 0–0 draw against Nottingham Forest.[7] On 9 April 2012 he scored his first goal for Barnsley, coming in a 1–1 draw away to Blackpool.[8] The goal was described as a "face volley" by football correspondent Conor Breen.

His bright blonde hair, similar to that of London Mayor Boris Johnson's, led to Charlton Athletic supporters nicknaming him 'Barnsley Boris' after Barnsley's visit to The Valley in October 2012.

Due to his consistently solid performances throughout the season in midfield, he received the Supporters' Player of the Year Award for the 2012–13 Season.

The energetic midfielder penned an extension to his contract in August, 2012, keeping him at the club until at least the summer of 2014.[9]

Blackpool[edit]

On 17 January 2014, Perkins signed an 18 month deal with Blackpool on a free transfer.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 28 April 2012
Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
England League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
2000–01 Morecambe Conference National 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
2001–02 21 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 22 0
2002–03 21 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 22 0
2003–04 39 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 40 0
2004–05 35 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 36 0
2005–06 36 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 37 1
2006–07 20 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 22 0
Morecambe Total 176 1 8 0 0 0 0 0 184 1
2006–07 Rochdale League Two 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 0
2007–08 40 4 1 0 1 1 0 0 42 5
Rochdale Total 58 4 1 0 1 1 0 0 60 5
2008–09 Colchester United League One 38 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 40 5
2009–10 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 1
2009–10 Chesterfield (loan) League Two 13 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 14 1
2009–10 Stockport County (loan) League One 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 0
2010–11 Colchester United League One 36 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 41 1
2011–2012 Barnsley Championship 33 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 35 1
Career total 381 14 15 0 6 1 0 0 402 15

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rochdale 2–1 Darlington (agg 3–3)". BBC Sport. 17 May 2008. Retrieved 18 May 2008. 
  2. ^ "Rochdale fail in red card appeal". BBC Sport. 20 May 2008. Retrieved 21 May 2008. 
  3. ^ "Promotion Push Pleases Perkins". Colchester United. 7 July 2008. Retrieved 7 July 2008. 
  4. ^ "U's Flash: Perks heads to stockport". Colchester United. 
  5. ^ http://www.cu-fc.com/page/News/0,,10424~2357515,00.html
  6. ^ "Barnsley to sign David Perkins and Craig Davies" BBC Sport. 7 June 2011. Retrieved 9 April 2012.
  7. ^ "Nott'm Forest 0–0 Barnsley" BBC Sport. 6 August 2011. Retrieved 9 April 2012.
  8. ^ "Blackpool 1–1 Barnsley" BBC Sport. 9 April 2012. Retrieved 9 April 2012.
  9. ^ http://www.barnsleyfc.co.uk/team/player-profile/index.aspx?playerid=208930&tcmuri=20304
  10. ^ "Seasiders Snap Up Perkins". Blackpool FC. 17 January 2014. 
  11. ^ "David Perkins Career Stats". Soccerbase. 19 October 2010. Retrieved 19 October 2010. 

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