Jamie Moralee

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Jamie Moralee
Personal information
Full name James Moralee
Date of birth (1971-12-02) 2 December 1971 (age 42)
Place of birth London, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Playing position Midfielder/Forward
Youth career
Crystal Palace
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1992 Crystal Palace 6 (0)
1992–1994 Millwall 76 (20)
1994–1996 Watford 69 (7)
1996–1998 Crewe Alexandra 20 (0)
1998 Royal Antwerp 5 (2)
1998–1999 Brighton & Hove Albion 35 (4)
1999–2000 Colchester United 29 (2)
2000–2003 Barry Town 96 (59)
2003–2004 Forest Green Rovers 12 (2)
2004–2005 Newport County 44 (12)
2005–2006 Chelmsford City
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Jamie Moralee (born 2 December 1971 in Wandsworth in south London) is an English former football player.

His business interests include co-ownership of the company New Era Overseas, which looks to help footballers with financial investment.[1] He is married to Lisa,[2] with a son, Frankie, born in 2005.[3] He attended Ingram High School close to Selhurst Park, the home of Crystal Palace F.C..

Career[edit]

Moralee started his career at Crystal Palace but found his opportunities limited. He made only 6 appearances for the Eagles, without scoring.[4] He joined Millwall on a free transfer in September 1992. Moralee scored 20 goals in 76 appearances for the Lions in two seasons as they nearly gained promotion from Division One to the Premier League under Mick McCarthy.[2][4]

Moralee joined Watford for £450,000 in the summer of 1994.[4] Signed as a replacement for 1993–94 player of the season Paul Furlong, who had left for Chelsea, Moralee proved to be a disappointment,[5] scoring 7 times in 69 appearances over two seasons.[4] Watford were relegated to Division Two at the end of the 1995–96 season and Moralee was given a free transfer.

Moralee joined Crewe Alexandra, but played only 20 times in two seasons without scoring.[4] He spent the 1998–99 season with Brighton & Hove Albion, whom he joined on a free transfer, scoring 4 times in 35 appearances.[4] After being released once more, he played his final Football League season with Colchester United, for whom he scored twice in 29 appearances.[4]

After leaving Colchester, Moralee signed for full-time League of Wales side Barry Town, managed by former Crystal Palace colleague Peter Nicholas.[2] He played for the side for three years, each time winning the title. Indeed, his goal in a 2–0 win over T.N.S. secured the title in 2001.[6] As a consequence, Moralee also played in Champions League qualifiers.[7] He left the club in 2003 when they suffered financial breakdown and a player exodus.[2]

Moralee had an unhappy 2003–04 season with Conference side Forest Green Rovers, scoring twice in 12 appearances,[4] before rejoining Nicholas at Newport County in 2004,[2] initially on loan.[8] He had a difficult relationship with the fans of the club, but did score the winning goal in a 2–1 victory against Maidenhead that was vital to the club's Conference South survival[9] After leaving the Welsh club to live closer to his London home,[9] he played the 2005–06 season for Chelmsford City. He also reperesented a Watford side in Sky's Masters Football.[10]

Post-playing[edit]

Moralee is listed on the website of New Era Global Sports Management as the company's managing director.[11] Moralee is also the agent of Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand and was widely quoted in the press expressing dismay at Roy Hodgson's decision to omit his client from UEFA Euro 2012 England squad.[12][13][14][15][16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Property News". Easyjetinflight.com. 
  2. ^ a b c d e County Focus on Jamie Moralee[dead link]
  3. ^ Evans, Chris (9 June 2013). "Staines Town Preview". Chelmsfordcityfc.com. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h "Soccerbase Profile". Soccerbase.com. 
  5. ^ "Gone but not forgotten: Jamie Moralee". Bsad.org. 
  6. ^ "Barry Town clinch the double". BBC News. 25 May 2001. 
  7. ^ Uefa Champions League 2003–04[dead link]
  8. ^ "Moralee wants to stay with County". Archive.southwalesargus.co.uk. 15 January 2004. 
  9. ^ a b "Jamie's leaving gift to County". Icwales.icnetwork.co.uk. 
  10. ^ "Watford set for London Masters". Watford.vitalfootball.co.uk. 
  11. ^ "Meet the Team". Neweraglobalsports.com. 
  12. ^ "Ferdinand's representative hits out at Hodgson". Espn.co.uk. 3 June 2012. 
  13. ^ Matt Lawton (6 April 2012). "Rio's rage! Ferdinand camp blast Hodgson over fresh Euro 2012 snub as Kop kid Kelly replaces Cahill". Daily Mail. 
  14. ^ "Euro 2012: Gary Cahill ruled out with fractured jaw". BBC. 4 June 2012. 
  15. ^ Cross, Jeremy (4 June 2012). "Rio Ferdinand Gobsmacked". Daily Star. United Kingdom. 
  16. ^ Joyce, Paul (4 June 2012). "Rio Ferdinand is Snubbed Again". Daily Express. 

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