Jon Harley

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Jon Harley
Personal information
Full name Jonathan Harley[1]
Date of birth (1979-09-26) 26 September 1979 (age 35)[1]
Place of birth Maidstone, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[1]
Playing position Left back
Youth career
000?–1997 Chelsea
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2001 Chelsea 30 (2)
2000 Wimbledon (loan) 6 (2)
2001–2004 Fulham 25 (1)
2002–2003 Sheffield United (loan) 9 (1)
2003 Sheffield United (loan) 5 (0)
2004 West Ham United (loan) 15 (1)
2004–2005 Sheffield United 48 (2)
2005 Burnley (loan) 2 (0)
2005–2008 Burnley 117 (3)
2008–2010 Watford 75 (2)
2010–2012 Notts County 53 (0)
2011–2012 Rotherham United (loan) 12 (0)
2012–2013 Portsmouth 23 (1)
2013 Maidstone United 6 (0)
National team
1995–1997 England U16 4 (0)
2000 England U21 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:02, 30 March 2013 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15:00, 2 January 2011 (UTC)

Jon Harley (born 26 September 1979 in Maidstone, Kent) is an English footballer. He has previously played for Chelsea, Wimbledon, Fulham, Sheffield United, West Ham United, Burnley, Watford, Notts County and Portsmouth.

Early life[edit]

Harley grew up in the Maidstone suburb of Allington, attending Oakwood Park Grammar School and playing for the local junior team Castle Colts.[2]

Career[edit]

Chelsea[edit]

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[3] and Leeds United.[4] He also had a loan spell with Wimbledon,[5] where he scored twice, both goals coming in a 4-0 win over Crewe Alexandra on his debut.[6] In his final season at Chelsea, Harley was third choice behind Celestine Babayaro and Graeme Le Saux.[7]

Fulham[edit]

He signed for newly promoted Fulham in August 2001 for £3.5million.[8] Harley was equally unable to establish himself in the Fulham side, despite a somewhat outstanding goal against Aston Villa, in which he beat Peter Enckelman with a 40-yard strike.[9] This was his only goal in the 19 league starts that he was able to achieve in three 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.[10]

Sheffield United[edit]

He joined Sheffield United permanently in June 2004 on a free transfer, playing regularly and scoring two goals.

Burnley[edit]

A year later he moved to Burnley in a deal for just £75,000 initially, with further payments linked to first-team appearances.[11]

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.

Watford[edit]

On 17 July 2008 Harley signed a two-year-deal with Watford.[12] 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.[13]

Notts County[edit]

On 14 July 2010 Harley signed for the Football League Two Champions Notts County on a two-year deal[14] 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,[15] the move, however, fell through.[16] In October 2011, he joined League Two side Rotherham United on a one-month emergency loan,[17][18] which was then extended in November to last until January 2012.[19]

In May 2012 he was released by the club, along with 12 other players.[20]

Portsmouth[edit]

On 16 August 2012, Harley signed for League One club Portsmouth on a short-term contract.[21] 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.[22]

Maidstone United[edit]

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.[23]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 20 April 2013.
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Chelsea 1997–98[24] Premier League 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1998–99[25] Premier League 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
1999–2000[26] Premier League 17 2 5 0 0 0 4[a] 0 26 2
2000–01[27] Premier League 10 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
Total 30 2 7 0 1 0 4 0 42 2
Wimbledon (loan) 2000–01[27] First Division 6 2 0 0 0 0 6 2
Fulham 2001–02[28] Premier League 10 0 1 0 2 0 13 0
2002–03[29] Premier League 11 1 4 0 0 0 4[b] 0 19 1
2003–04[30] Premier League 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Total 25 1 5 0 2 0 4 0 36 1
Sheffield United (loan) 2002–03[29] First Division 9 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 11 1
2003–04[30] First Division 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Total 14 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 16 1
West Ham United (loan) 2003–04[30] First Division 15 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 16 1
Sheffield United 2004–05[31] Championship 44 2 5 0 3 0 52 2
2005–06[32] Championship 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Total 48 2 5 0 3 0 56 2
Burnley (loan)
2005–06[32]
Championship 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Burnley 39 2 1 0 2 0 42 2
2006–07[33] Championship 45 1 1 0 1 0 47 1
2007–08[34] Championship 33 0 1 0 1 0 35 0
Total 119 3 3 0 4 0 126 3
Watford 2008–09[35] Championship 37 1 2 0 4 0 43 0
2009–10[36] Championship 38 1 1 0 1 0 40 1
Total 75 2 3 0 5 0 83 2
Notts County 2010–11[37] League One 39 0 4 0 3 0 1[c] 0 47 0
2011–12[38] League One 14 0 1 0 0 0 1[c] 0 16 0
Total 53 0 5 0 3 0 2 0 63 0
Rotherham United (loan) 2011–12[38] League Two 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
Portsmouth 2012–13[39] League One 23 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 26 1
Maidstone United 2012–13[39] Isthmian Division One South 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Career total 426 15 30 0 20 0 12 0 488 15
  1. ^ Appearances in UEFA Champions League
  2. ^ Appearances in UEFA Intertoto Cup
  3. ^ a b Appearances in Football League Trophy

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2003). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2003/2004. Queen Anne Press. p. 186. ISBN 1-85291-651-6. 
  2. ^ http://www.kentonline.co.uk/kent_messenger/sport/2013/march/14/jon_harley.aspx
  3. ^ "Harley heads Chelsea home". BBC Sport. 26 February 2000. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Harley scores as Leeds crash". BBC Sport. 1 April 2000. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  5. ^ Webster, Rupert. "DONS MOVE UP HARLEY'S STREET". Sky Sports. 
  6. ^ "Crewe 0-4 Wimbledon". BBC Sport. 21 October 2000. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "Harley seeks development". Fulham Official Website. 13 August 2001. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  8. ^ "Harley completes Fulham switch". BBC Sport. 8 August 2001. Retrieved 24 August 2011. 
  9. ^ "Harley's hammer floors Villa". BBC Sport. 16 February 2003. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  10. ^ "Sheff Utd 3–3 West Ham". BBC Sport. 17 January 2004. Retrieved 1 September 2009. 
  11. ^ "Harley completes Turf Moor move". BBC Sport. 30 August 2005. Retrieved 24 August 2011. 
  12. ^ "Defender Harley signs for Watford". BBC Sport. 18 July 2008. Retrieved 24 August 2011. 
  13. ^ "Watford 2–1 Preston". BBC Sport. 4 October 2008. Retrieved 1 September 2009. 
  14. ^ "Notts County agree deal for defender Jon Harley". BBC Sport. 14 July 2010. Retrieved 24 August 2011. 
  15. ^ Rugari, Vince (4 September 2011). "Victory on track". Melbourne Victory FC. Retrieved 7 September 2013. 
  16. ^ "Jon Harley returns to Notts County". BBC Sport. 15 September 2011. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
  17. ^ "Harley rides into Rotherham". themillers.co.uk (Rotherham United F.C.). 14 October 2011. Retrieved 7 September 2013. 
  18. ^ "Rotherham United sign Guy Branston and Jon Harley". BBC Sport. 14 October 2011. Retrieved 10 November 2011. 
  19. ^ "Rotherham extend Jon Harley's loan deal until January". BBC Sport. 10 November 2011. Retrieved 10 November 2011. 
  20. ^ "Curle Confirms Retained List". Notts county FC. 9 May 2012. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  21. ^ "Portsmouth announce 10 new signing on short-term deals". BBC Sport. 16 August 2012. Retrieved 16 August 2012. 
  22. ^ "Portsmouth confirm six players have left the club". BBC Sport. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  23. ^ "Jon Harley signs for Maidstone". Maidstone United. Retrieved 13 March 2013. 
  24. ^ "Games played by Jon Harley in 1997/1998". Soccerbase. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  25. ^ "Games played by Jon Harley in 1998/1999". Soccerbase. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  26. ^ "Games played by Jon Harley in 1999/2000". Soccerbase. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  27. ^ a b "Games played by Jon Harley in 2000/2001". Soccerbase. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  28. ^ "Games played by Jon Harley in 2001/2002". Soccerbase. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  29. ^ a b "Games played by Jon Harley in 2002/2003". Soccerbase. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  30. ^ a b c "Games played by Jon Harley in 2003/2004". Soccerbase. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  31. ^ "Games played by Jon Harley in 2004/2005". Soccerbase. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  32. ^ a b "Games played by Jon Harley in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  33. ^ "Games played by Jon Harley in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  34. ^ "Games played by Jon Harley in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  35. ^ "Games played by Jon Harley in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  36. ^ "Games played by Jon Harley in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  37. ^ "Games played by Jon Harley in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  38. ^ a b "Games played by Jon Harley in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  39. ^ a b "Games played by Jon Harley in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 

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