Gavin Rothery

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Gavin Rothery
Gavin Rothery 25-10-2008 1.jpg
Rothery training with York City in 2008
Personal information
Full name Gavin Marc Rothery[1]
Date of birth (1987-09-22) 22 September 1987 (age 27)[1]
Place of birth Morley, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
000?–2005 Leeds United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2008 Leeds United 0 (0)
2008 York City 1 (0)
2008–2009 Harrogate Town 1 (0)
2009–2010 Carlisle United 2 (0)
2009–2010 Barrow (loan) 2 (0)
2010– Guiseley
National team
2006 England U19
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:07, 23 September 2010 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Gavin Marc Rothery (born 22 September 1987) is an English footballer who is a youth team coach at Leeds United and also plays as a midfielder for Guiseley.[2] He is a former England U19 international.

Playing career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Morley, West Yorkshire,[1] Rothery progressed through the Leeds United youth system and was first involved in the first team after being an unused substitute against Rotherham United on 8 May 2005.[3] He was named in the England under-19 team in February 2006 along with Theo Walcott.[4] He agreed a new one-year contract with Leeds in August 2007.[5] Rothery was rated as one of the best prospects at the academy but suffered a major ankle injury which required ankle reconstruction surgery which ultimately became a major setback for his development.[6]

After being released by Leeds in April 2008,[7] he signed a short-term contract with Conference Premier team York City on 24 October following a trial.[8] He made his debut as a 90th minute substitute in a 1–0 defeat to Oxford United.[9] He was released by new manager Martin Foyle on 23 December,[10] after making three appearances for York.[11] He signed for Harrogate Town of the Conference North on 31 December.[12]

Carlisle United[edit]

Rothery started a trial with League One team Carlisle United in January 2009, which was later extended.[13] He signed a one-month contract with the club and had this extended in March.[14][15] He made one appearance for Carlisle before the end of the 2008–09 season, being an 86th minute substitute in a 1–0 defeat to Huddersfield Town.[16] After the end of the season, in May, he was offered a new one-year contract,[17] which he subsequently signed.[18] He joined Conference Premier team Barrow on loan until 3 January 2010 on 26 November.[19] He finished the 2009–10 season with five appearances for Carlisle and the club announced that he would be released when his contract expired on 30 June.[20][21]

Guiseley[edit]

At the start of the 2010–11 season he joined newly promoted Conference North side Guiseley on trial and was subsequently signed on in July. In November 2010, Guiseley were drawn against Conference Premier leaders Crawley Town.[22] As a result of good form in the first half of the 2011–12 season, Rothery was handed a contract extension in January 2012, keeping him at Nethermoor until May 2013.[23] He missed the second half of the 2011/12 season with a broken toe. In the 2012/13 season, he won the Conference North player of the month for August after netting five goals in four games for the Lions.

Coaching career[edit]

After having his career disrupted due to injury, Rothery returned to his original club Leeds United on 19 July 2011, to start a new career coaching children at schools in Leeds for Leeds United's youth academy.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Hugman, Barry J. (ed) (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Mainstream. p. 362. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0. 
  2. ^ a b http://www.leedsunited.com/news/20110719/gav-kick-starts-his-leeds-career_2247585_2396445
  3. ^ "Leeds 0–0 Rotherham". BBC Sport. 8 May 2005. Retrieved 29 May 2009. 
  4. ^ McDonald, Neil (8 February 2006). "Walcott gets under-19 call". Sky Sports. Retrieved 29 May 2009. 
  5. ^ "Prutton and Marques pen new deals". BBC Sport. 7 August 2007. Retrieved 29 May 2009. 
  6. ^ http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/yorkshire-soccer/YORK-CITY-Gavin-is-eager.4651544.jp
  7. ^ Pearson, James (11 April 2008). "Leeds youngsters freed". Sky Sports. Retrieved 29 May 2009. 
  8. ^ "York sign up midfielder Rothery". BBC Sport. 24 October 2008. Retrieved 29 May 2009. 
  9. ^ "Oxford Utd 1–0 York". BBC Sport. 1 November 2008. Retrieved 29 May 2009. 
  10. ^ "York's Dyer announces retirement". BBC Sport. 23 December 2008. Retrieved 29 May 2009. 
  11. ^ Appearances and goals for this season are taken from:
    "York 2008/2009 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 29 May 2009. 
    Flett, Dave (29 October 2008). "Mansfield 1, York City 0". The Press. Retrieved 29 May 2009. 
    Flett, Dave (5 November 2008). "Setanta Shield: York City 1, Mansfield Town 1 (4–2 on pens)". The Press. Retrieved 29 May 2009. 
  12. ^ "Town pick up Rothery". Non-League Daily. 31 December 2008. Retrieved 29 May 2009. 
  13. ^ "Carlisle extend Rothery's trial". BBC Sport. 22 January 2009. Retrieved 29 May 2009. 
  14. ^ "Rothery offered Carlisle contract". Sky Sports. 30 January 2009. Retrieved 29 May 2009. 
  15. ^ Colman, Jon (11 March 2009). "Orient boss: We couldn’t fail on perfect Brunton Park pitch". Times & Star. Retrieved 29 May 2009. 
  16. ^ "Huddersfield 1–0 Carlisle". BBC Sport. 13 April 2009. Retrieved 29 May 2009. 
  17. ^ "Six players released by Carlisle". BBC Sport. 6 May 2009. Retrieved 29 May 2009. 
  18. ^ Little, Amanda (27 May 2009). "Rothery signs new deal with Carlisle Utd". Times & Star. Retrieved 29 May 2009. 
  19. ^ "Barrow land midfielder Rothery". Yahoo! Sport. 26 November 2009. Retrieved 26 November 2009. 
  20. ^ "Carlisle 2009/2010 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 27 May 2010. 
  21. ^ "Lakeland, Burns, Richardson and Rothery leave Carlisle". BBC Sport. 6 May 2010. Retrieved 27 May 2010. 
  22. ^ "Guiseley 0–5 Crawley Town". BBC News. 6 November 2010. 
  23. ^ "Rothery pens contract extension". Guiseley AFC News. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 

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