George Donnelly (footballer)

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George Donnelly
Personal information
Full name George John Donnelly[1]
Date of birth (1988-05-28) 28 May 1988 (age 25)[2]
Place of birth Kirkby, Merseyside, England[3]
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[2]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Rochdale
Number 9
Youth career
2004–2007 Liverpool
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 Skelmersdale United 47 (36)
2009–2011 Plymouth Argyle 2 (0)
2009 Luton Town (loan) 4 (0)
2009–2010 Stockport County (loan) 19 (4)
2010–2011 Stockport County (loan) 23 (8)
2011–2012 Fleetwood Town 25 (5)
2011 Macclesfield Town (loan) 13 (3)
2012 Macclesfield Town 15 (3)
2012– Rochdale 44 (9)
National team
2011 England C 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:25, 8 August 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

George John Donnelly (born 28 May 1988) is an English footballer who plays for Rochdale as a striker.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

As a youth player, Donnelly played for Liverpool.[4] He started his career with Northern Premier League Division One North club Skelmersdale United, becoming a prolific goalscorer.[5]

Plymouth Argyle[edit]

In March 2009 he joined Championship side Plymouth Argyle.[6][7] Donnelly also had offers from Conference North clubs Southport and Fleetwood Town and Football League side Scunthorpe United.[6][7] Donnelly made his debut for Plymouth on 18 April 2009 as a substitute in a 3–0 defeat at home against Doncaster Rovers in the Championship.[8]

Luton Town loan[edit]

On 28 August 2009, Donnelly signed on a one-month loan for Conference Premier club Luton Town,[9] where he made four substitute appearances.

Stockport County loans[edit]

He moved on loan to Stockport County on 29 January 2010, signing initially for one month.[10] He made his debut for the club as second-half substitute on 30 January in a match against Southampton.[11] His loan was later extended until the end of the season but he missed the last game of the season as his parent club Plymouth withdrew his loan. He scored 4 goals in the 19 games he played for the club.

In July 2010 he rejoined Stockport on loan for a further six months[12] in a spell which saw him score 8 goals in 27 matches.

Fleetwood Town[edit]

On 6 January 2011 he moved to Fleetwood Town for a club record fee, believed to be in the region of £50,000.[13] He made his debut for the club on 8 January.[14]

In August 2011, George was the subject of speculation of an unusual bid from his former loan club Stockport County. Through the social networking site Twitter, County asked their fans who they would like to sign between Donnelly and Halifax Town forward Jamie Vardy. County director Tony Evans entered into negotiations with Fleetwood but valuations between the two clubs were irreparably different.[15]

Macclesfield Town loans[edit]

Despite the Twitter interest, George signed for League Two club Macclesfield Town on an initial one month loan on 9 September 2011.[16]

Macclesfield Town[edit]

On 1 January 2012 he signed a two and half-year deal with Macclesfield Town after his loan period ended for an undisclosed five figure sum.[17]

Rochdale[edit]

On 15 May 2012 it was announced that Donnelly had signed for Rochdale for an undisclosed fee on a two-year deal.[18] He made his debut on 11 August in a 4–3 defeat against Barnsley in the League Cup.[19] He scored his first goal for the club on 6 October in a 3–2 win against Accrington Stanley.[20] He scored his second goal on 13 October in a 2–1 defeat at home to Morecambe.[21]

Personal life[edit]

Before turning professional as a footballer, Donnelly worked in a warehouse.[7][22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Mainstream Publishing. p. 122. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0. 
  2. ^ a b "Profile". Plymouth Argyle F.C. Retrieved 20 August 2009. 
  3. ^ http://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/en/george-donnelly/leistungsdaten/spieler_105290.html - Geroge Donnelly Transfermarkt profile
  4. ^ "Donnelly aims to make Argyle mark". BBC Sport. 16 March 2009. Retrieved 20 August 2009. 
  5. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/p/plymouth_argyle/7940167.stm
  6. ^ a b "Plymouth win the race for Skem striker". Non-League Daily. 13 March 2009. Retrieved 20 August 2009. 
  7. ^ a b c "Plymouth bag Skelmersdale striker". BBC Sport. 12 March 2009. Retrieved 20 August 2009. 
  8. ^ "Plymouth 0–3 Doncaster". BBC Sport. 18 April 2009. Retrieved 20 August 2009. 
  9. ^ "Plymouth loan Donnelly to Luton". BBC Sport. 28 August 2009. Retrieved 28 August 2009. 
  10. ^ "Stockport County sign Mat Sadler and George Donnelly". BBC Sport. 29 January 2010. Retrieved 29 January 2010. 
  11. ^ "Southampton 2 -0 Stockport". BBC Sport. 30 January 2010. Retrieved 31 January 2010. 
  12. ^ "Stockport County re-sign Donnelly from Plymouth Argyle". BBC Sport. 29 July 2010. Retrieved 29 July 2010. 
  13. ^ "Fleetwood Town sign striker George Donnelly". BBC Sport. 7 January 2011. Retrieved 8 January 2011. 
  14. ^ "Forest Green 2–1 Fleetwood". BBC Sport. 8 January 2011. Retrieved 8 January 2011. 
  15. ^ "Twitter poll sparks Stockport bid for George Donnelly". BBC Sport. 4 August 2011. Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
  16. ^ "Macclesfield sign Fleetwood Town's George Donnelly on loan". BBC Sport. 9 September 2011. Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
  17. ^ "Donnelly makes Macc move permanent". Macclesfield Town Official Website. 1 January 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  18. ^ "Rochdale sign Macclesfield Town striker George Donnelly" BBC Sport. 15 May 2012. Retrieved 18 October 2012.
  19. ^ "Rochdale 3–4 Barnsley" BBC Sport. 11 August 2012. Retrieved 18 October 2012.
  20. ^ "Accrington 2–3 Rochdale" BBC Sport. 6 October 2012. Retrieved 18 October 2012.
  21. ^ "Rochdale 1–2 Morecambe" BBC Sport. 13 October 2012. Retrieved 18 October 2012.
  22. ^ "Donnelly hails "life-changing" move". Sky Sports. 12 March 2009. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 

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