Joe Cardle

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Joe Cardle
Personal information
Full name Joseph Cardle
Date of birth (1987-02-07) 7 February 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Blackpool, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Ross County
Number 7
Youth career
Lytham Juniors
Burnley
2003–2005 Port Vale
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2008 Port Vale 22 (0)
2007 Clyde (loan) 8 (0)
2008–2009 Airdrie United 24 (1)
2009–2013 Dunfermline Athletic 118 (20)
2013–2014 Raith Rovers 40 (5)
2014– Ross County 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 May 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Joseph "Joe" Cardle (born 7 February 1987) is an English footballer, who plays for Scottish Premiership side Ross County. He tends to be played as a winger, and can play on either side.

Starting his career at Port Vale in 2005, he made occasional appearances in his three years as a senior player at the club. Following a loan spell with Clyde in 2007, he signed with Scottish club Airdrie United in 2008, winning that year's Scottish Challenge Cup. The following year he moved on to Dunfermline Athletic, and helped the club to the First Division title in 2010–11. He switched to Raith Rovers in March 2013, after Dunfermline Athletic hit a financial crisis. He helped Raith to win the Scottish Challenge Cup in 2014, and won a move to top-flight club Ross County in May 2014.

Playing career[edit]

Port Vale[edit]

Born in Blackpool, Cardle played for Lytham Juniors in his youth alongside Joe Anyon. Both players signed for Burnley as schoolboys. In July 2003, sixteen-year-old Cardle signed for League One club Port Vale as an apprentice. Cardle made his senior debut on 10 September 2005, in a 2–0 defeat to Scunthorpe United. He made nine appearances in the 2005–06 campaign, and ten appearances in 2006–07. In May 2007, he signed a one year extension to his contract.[1]

In August 2007, Cardle signed on loan for Scottish First Division outfit Clyde until Christmas.[2] He made his debut on 1 September against Dundee, but was sent off 25 minutes into the game.[3] He made ten appearances in all competitions, the final one being against Montrose in the Scottish Cup in November 2007. He was taken off with an injury, and failed to recover before his loan spell ended. Back at Vale Park, he played nine games in 2007–08.

Airdrie United[edit]

Cardle was released by new Vale manager Lee Sinnott in May 2008,[4] and subsequently returned to Scotland to join Airdrie United.[5] He played for Airdrie in the final of the Scottish Challenge Cup at McDiarmid Park, helping his new club to beat Ross County on penalties to claim their first trophy.[6]

Cardle was red-carded in his final match for Airdrie, against Livingston on 7 March 2009, after an on-field incident with captain Marc Smyth.[7][8] Cardle later said that "Big Marc got me mixed up with another Airdrie player who had lost possession which led to their [Livingston] fourth goal... Marc's verbal onslaught mistakenly directed at me, made me lose it".[3] Cardle left the Excelsior Stadium by mutual consent four days later, having made a total of 24 appearances on the right side of midfield for the "Diamonds", scoring three goals in cup competitions along with one league goal.

Dunfermline Athletic[edit]

In May 2009, Cardle signed with Airdrie's First Division rivals Dunfermline Athletic. On 23 January 2010, Cardle scored a hat-trick in Dunfermline's 4–1 win at Partick Thistle, after coming on as a substitute. He scored eight goals in 31 games over all competitions in the 2009–10 campaign. In 2010–11, he helped Jim McIntyre's "Pars" to promotion into the Scottish Premier League as First Division champions.[3] He also scored past Rangers at Ibrox in Dunfermline's 7–2 defeat in the League Cup.[9] However Athletic were relegated straight back out of the SPL in 2011–12, despite a late managerial change in putting Jim Jefferies in charge at East End Park.[10] He was made redundant by Dunfermline in March 2013 after the club suffered a financial crisis.[11]

Raith Rovers[edit]

On 31 March 2013, he joined Raith Rovers until the end of the season, after manager Grant Murray acted quickly to beat the player registration deadline.[12] In July 2013, Cardle signed a new contract to stay at Stark's Park for another year.[13] In February 2014, Cardle stated he had "fallen back in love with football" at Stark's Park.[14] He played in the final of the Scottish Challenge Cup at Easter Road as Rovers beat Rangers 1–0 in extra-time to claim his second winners medal in the competition.[15]

Ross County[edit]

Cardle signed a one-year deal with Scottish Premiership club Ross County in May 2014 as manager Derek Adams felt that he was "an out and out winger... very creative and direct which will suit our style of play."[16]

Personal life[edit]

His brother, Scott, is a Welterweight boxer.[17]

Statistics[edit]

As of 3 May 2014.
Season Club Division League National Cup League Cup Other[18] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2005–06[19] Port Vale League One 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 0
2006–07[20] 7 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 10 0
2007–08[21] 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
2007–08[21] Clyde (loan) First Division 7 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 9 0
Total 22 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 26 0
2008–09[22] Airdrie United First Division 24 1 3 1 3 0 3 0 33 2
Total 24 1 3 1 3 0 3 0 33 2
2009–10[23] Dunfermline Athletic First Division 25 5 3 2 1 0 2 1 31 8
2010–11[24] 32 4 1 0 2 1 0 0 35 5
2011–12[25] Premier League 35 8 2 0 1 0 0 0 38 8
2012–13[26] First Division 26 3 2 0 1 0 1 0 30 3
Total 118 20 8 2 5 1 3 1 134 24
2012–13[26] Raith Rovers First Division 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
2013–14[27] Scottish Championship 34 6 3 1 1 0 1 1 39 8
Total 41 6 3 1 1 0 1 1 46 8
2014–15[28] Ross County Scottish Premiership 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 212 27 14 4 10 1 10 2 248 34

Honours[edit]

with Airdrie United
with Dunfermline Athletic
with Raith Rovers

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vale boss Foyle clears the decks". BBC Sport. 9 May 2007. Retrieved 11 May 2009. 
  2. ^ "Westwood in, Cardle out at Vale". BBC Sport. 30 August 2007. Retrieved 11 May 2009. 
  3. ^ a b c M, Andy (8 July 2011). "EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Dunfermline midfielder Joe Cardle". Scotzine. Retrieved 11 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "First summer signings for Sinnott". BBC Sport. 29 April 2008. Retrieved 11 May 2009. 
  5. ^ "Cardle completes move to Airdrie". BBC Sport. 13 July 2008. Retrieved 11 May 2009. 
  6. ^ "Airdrie Utd 2-2 Ross County". BBC Sport. 16 November 2008. Retrieved 4 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "Red-carded Cardle departs Airdrie". BBC Sport. 11 March 2009. Retrieved 11 May 2009. 
  8. ^ Marwick, Bill (9 March 2009). "First Division: Cardle sees red for barging into his own captain, while Adams gets police escort". The Scotsman. Retrieved 11 July 2011. 
  9. ^ "Rangers 7 – 2 Dunfermline". BBC Sport. 21 September 2010. Retrieved 11 July 2011. 
  10. ^ "Dunfermline were relegated from the Scottish Premier League after Hibernian's first-half goal rush helped consign the bottom club to defeat.". BBC Sport. 7 May 2012. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 
  11. ^ McCafferty, Gavin (29 March 2013). "Joe Cardle left shocked and out of job at Pars". Scotsman. Retrieved 1 April 2013. 
  12. ^ "New Signing Revealed". Raith Rovers FC. 31 March 2013. Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
  13. ^ "The Jigsaw Is Nearly Complete". Raith Rovers FC. 9 July 2013. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  14. ^ Smith, Craig (11 February 2014). "Joe Cardle loving life at Raith Rovers". The Courier. Retrieved 4 May 2014. 
  15. ^ Forsyth, Roddy (6 April 2014). "Raith Rovers 1 Rangers 0 (aet): match report". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 4 May 2014. 
  16. ^ "Ross County sign winger Joe Cardle from Raith Rovers". BBC Sport. 21 May 2014. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  17. ^ Waddell, Gordon (6 April 2014). "Ramsdens Cup Final: Raith Rovers star Joe Cardle believes with boxing brother in his corner he can knock out Rangers". Daily Record. Retrieved 4 May 2014. 
  18. ^ Includes other competitive competitions, including the Football League Trophy and Scottish Challenge Cup.
  19. ^ "Games played by Joe Cardle in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
  20. ^ "Games played by Joe Cardle in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
  21. ^ a b "Games played by Joe Cardle in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
  22. ^ "Games played by Joe Cardle in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
  23. ^ "Games played by Joe Cardle in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
  24. ^ "Games played by Joe Cardle in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
  25. ^ "Games played by Joe Cardle in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
  26. ^ a b "Games played by Joe Cardle in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  27. ^ "Games played by Joe Cardle in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  28. ^ "Games played by Joe Cardle in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 

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