|Full name||Jon Harley|
|Date of birth||26 September 1979|
|Place of birth||Maidstone, England|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Playing position||Left back / Left winger|
|Current club||Maidstone United|
|2000||→ Wimbledon (loan)||6||(2)|
|2002–2003||→ Sheffield United (loan)||9||(1)|
|2003||→ Sheffield United (loan)||5||(0)|
|2004||→ West Ham United (loan)||15||(1)|
|2005||→ Burnley (loan)||2||(0)|
|2011–2012||→ Rotherham United (loan)||12||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:02, 30 March 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Jon Harley (born 26 September 1979 in Maidstone, Kent) is an English footballer who currently plays for Maidstone United. He has previously played for Chelsea, Wimbledon, Fulham, Sheffield United, West Ham United, Burnley, Watford, Notts County and Portsmouth.
Harley started his career with Chelsea, making his debut against Derby County in April 1998. Despite some impressive performances, especially in the 1999–2000 season, during which he was a member of Chelsea's FA Cup winning squad, albeit as an unused substitute in the final, he was unable to establish himself in the London side. He ultimately made 42 appearances for Chelsea and scored two goals, both of which were winners in the 1999-2000 Premier League against future club Watford and Leeds United. He also had a loan spell with Wimbledon, where he scored twice, both goals coming in a 4-0 win over Crewe Alexandra on his debut.
He signed for newly promoted Fulham in August 2001 for £3.5million. Harley was equally unable to establish himself in the Fulham side, despite a somewhat outstanding goal against Aston Villa. Commentators and fans alike were left weak at the knees as he sent the ball spiraling over an equally bemused Peter Enckelman with a rasping 40-yard strike. Sadly, this was his only goal in the meager 19 league starts that he was able to achieve in three long, hard seasons. He joined Sheffield United and later West Ham United on loan where he scored once, ironically in a 3–3 draw against Sheffield United on his debut.
Harley managed to establish himself as the club's first choice left-back, starting with a series of impressive performances. He is known for his attacking intent and often gets forward to offer support down the left-wing. Harley is also an excellent set-piece taker and was vital to many of Burnley's free-kick 'routines'. Despite his ability his form dipped mid-season, but later recovered to end the campaign with a number of solid performances, culminating in his winning the "Player of the Season" award. He remained almost ever-present during his second season with Burnley.
At the start of the 2007–08 season, Harley found himself playing in the unaccustomed position of left-sided midfielder or on the bench, replaced by new signing Stephen Jordan. An injury to Jordan allowed him to regain his place and this coincided with a run of much-improved results for Burnley. On 9 March 2008, however, Harley failed to agree a new deal with Burnley, signalling his intent to leave the club during the following summer.
On 17 July 2008 Harley signed a two-year-deal with Watford. On 4 October 2008 he scored his first Watford league goal, scoring in the 12th minute in a home game against Preston North End. Watford went on to win the game 2–1.
On 14 July 2010 Harley signed for the Football League Two Champions Notts County on a two-year deal and established himself as a regular member of the team in the 2010–11 season. In September 2011 he turned out for Australian A-League side Melbourne Victory in a bid to win a full-time contract, the move, however, fell through. In October 2011, he joined League Two side Rotherham United on a one-month emergency loan, which was then extended in November to last until January 2012.
In May 2012 he was released by the club, along with 12 other players.
On 16 August 2012, Harley signed for League One club Portsmouth on a short-term contract. Harley made his debut in a League One match against AFC Bournemouth, the match ended 1–1. He scored his only goal for Portsmouth in a 2–1 defeat away to Stevenage on 24 October 2012. He was released alongside five other players on 15 January 2013.
On 13 March 2013 Harley signed for his hometown club Maidstone United on a non-contract basis, combining his time with the semi-professional club with working as a youth coach for the Chelsea Academy.
- As of match played 30 March 2013.
|Club||Season||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Other1||Total|
|Sheffield United (loan)||2002–03||9||1||-||2||0||-||11||0|
|West Ham (loan)||2003–04||15||1||1||0||-||-||16||1|
- "Harley heads Chelsea home". BBC Sport. 26 February 2000. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
- "Harley scores as Leeds crash". BBC Sport. 1 April 2000. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
- "Crewe 0-4 Wimbledon". BBC Sport. 21 October 2000. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
- "Harley completes Fulham switch". BBC Sport. 8 August 2001. Retrieved 24 August 2011.
- "Harley's hammer floors Villa". BBC Sport. 16 February 2003. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
- "Sheff Utd 3–3 West Ham". BBC Sport. 17 January 2004. Retrieved 1 September 2009.
- "Harley completes Turf Moor move". BBC Sport. 30 August 2005. Retrieved 24 August 2011.
- "Defender Harley signs for Watford". BBC Sport. 18 July 2008. Retrieved 24 August 2011.
- "Watford 2–1 Preston". BBC Sport. 4 October 2008. Retrieved 1 September 2009.
- "Notts County agree deal for defender Jon Harley". BBC Sport. 14 July 2010. Retrieved 24 August 2011.
- Rugari, Vince (4 September 2011). "Victory on track". Melbourne Victory FC. Retrieved 7 September 2013.
- "Jon Harley returns to Notts County". BBC Sport. 15 September 2011. Retrieved 15 September 2011.
- "Harley rides into Rotherham". themillers.co.uk (Rotherham United F.C.). 14 October 2011. Retrieved 7 September 2013.
- "Rotherham United sign Guy Branston and Jon Harley". BBC Sport. 14 October 2011. Retrieved 10 November 2011.
- "Rotherham extend Jon Harley's loan deal until January". BBC Sport. 10 November 2011. Retrieved 10 November 2011.
- "Curle Confirms Retained List". Notts county FC. 9 May 2012. Retrieved 9 May 2012.
- "Portsmouth announce 10 new signing on short-term deals". BBC Sport. 16 August 2012. Retrieved 16 August 2012.
- "Portsmouth confirm six players have left the club". BBC Sport. Retrieved 15 January 2013.
- "Jon Harley signs for Maidstone". Maidstone United. Retrieved 13 March 2013.