Ian Sharps

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Ian Sharps
Personal information
Full name Ian William Sharps[1]
Date of birth (1980-10-23) 23 October 1980 (age 33)
Place of birth Warrington, England
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Burton Albion
Number 6
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2006 Tranmere Rovers 172 (6)
2006–2010 Rotherham United 163 (8)
2010–2012 Shrewsbury Town 86 (2)
2012–2013 Rotherham United 22 (1)
2013 Burton Albion (loan) 17 (0)
2013– Burton Albion 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:16, 24 November 2012 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Ian William Sharps (born 23 October 1980) is an English footballer, for Burton Albion after re-joining the club from Rotherham United. He is a defender, and is the captain.

Career[edit]

Born in Warrington, Sharps is a tall central defender who signed for Tranmere Rovers after serving as a trainee and soon established himself as a first team regular making almost 200 appearances. Sharps joined Rotherham United on a two-year deal during the summer of 2006.[2] Following the 2007–08 season, he signed a new two-year contract with Rotherham.[3] Sharps played his 100th game for the Millers in their FA Cup tie away at Aldershot Town. Despite going through three points deductions, Ian has remained loyal to The Millers and has established himself as one of Rotherham's most consistent performers. Sharps got voted Rotherham United Player of the Year in 2009, resulting him being re-appointed club captain for the 2009 season. On 14 June 2010, Sharps signed for Shrewsbury Town, and was named as club captain. Over a period of 2 seasons, he helped guide Shrewsbury to promotion from League Two in the 2011–12 season. However, despite the accolade, he was to move on, and return to his former club.

Sharps re-joined Rotherham United on 22 May 2012, there was interest from Tranmere Rovers but Sharps opted for the Millers and the lure of the New York Stadium, and he was appointed the captain.

On 18 January 2013, Sharps was loaned out to Burton Albion.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Mainstream Publishing. p. 372. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0. 
  2. ^ "Tranmere's Sharps joins Millers". BBC Sport. 2006-07-06. Retrieved 2007-05-15. 
  3. ^ "Six sign new deals at Rotherham". BBC Sport. 2008-05-14. Retrieved 2008-05-23. 

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