Josh Law

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Josh Law
Personal information
Full name Joshua Neil Law
Date of birth (1989-08-19) 19 August 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Nottingham, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Right-back, midfielder
Club information
Current team
Motherwell
Number 18
Youth career
2005–2007 Chesterfield
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Chesterfield 0 (0)
2007–2008 Alfreton Town (loan) 30 (5)
2008–2014 Alfreton Town 209 (14)
2014– Motherwell 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:35, 22 September 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Joshua Neil "Josh" Law (born 19 August 1989 in Nottingham)[1] is an English footballer who plays for Scottish Premiership side Motherwell as a defender or midfielder.

Career[edit]

Law, the son of the former Chesterfield manager Nicky Law and brother of fellow professional footballer, also called Nicky,[2] turned professional in July 2007.[1] He made his first team debut against Hartlepool United in the Football League Trophy in September 2007, seeing a shot cleared off the line and another hitting the bar.[3] He joined Alfreton Town, the club managed by his father, on loan in October 2007, which will be a three-month loan.[4] After three-month at the club, Law loan spell with the club was then extended until the end of the season.[5] After being released by the club upon the expiry of his contract[6] the move was then made permanent in the 2008 close season.[1][2] After his full season at the club, Law signed a one-year contract and then another one-year contract.[7][8] During his career, Law played in both full back and midfielder position.[9]

At the end of the 2010–11 season, Law was given the Players' Player of the Season Award.[10] Law also named 2010/11 Blue Square Bet North Team of the Season.[11] Then at the end of the 2011–12 season, Law signed another 12-month option with the club.[12] Law signed another one-year contract, which will keep him until the end of the 2013–14 season.[13]

In his Alferton career, Law spent seven season at the club and made over 250 appearance, where he was one of the longest serving players at the club at the time.[9]

On 21 May 2014, Law completed a free transfer to Scottish Premiership club Motherwell, the same club his brother Nicky had played for previously.[14] Upon the move, Law said he believes the move to Motherwell can help him "establish myself in my own right and make a name for myself".[15] Law made his first competitive appearance for Motherwell on 17 July 2014, in the Europa League second qualifying round 1st leg match against Stjarnan, in which he scored both Motherwell goals in a 2–2 draw at Fir Park.[16]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 22 September 2014
Club Season League Cup[note 1] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Chesterfield 2007–08[17] League Two 0 0 1 0 1 0
Alfreton Town (loan) 2007–08[18] Conference North 30 5 9 1 39 6
Alfreton Town 2008–09[19] 41 3 10 3 51 6
2009–10[20] 37 2 6 2 43 4
2010–11[21] 35 5 6 1 41 6
2011–12[22] Conference Premier 38 1 6 0 44 1
2012–13[23] 44 2 7 0 51 2
2013–14[9] 39 5 1 0 40 5
Motherwell 2014–15 Scottish Premiership 7 0 2 2 9 2
Career total 244 19 45 7 289 26

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Kellett, Paul. "Chesterfield's apprentices and trainees" (Excel spreadsheet). Chesterfield F.C. Retrieved 9 October 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Alfreton 2–2 Blades – match report". Sheffield United F.C. 1 August 2008. Retrieved 9 October 2009. 
  3. ^ "Chesterfield vs Hartlepool". Chesterfield F.C. 4 September 2007. Archived from the original on 2014. Retrieved 9 October 2009. 
  4. ^ "Chesterfield net Bastians on loan". BBC Sport. 1 October 2007. Retrieved 24 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Alfreton sign Cape Verde veteran". BBC Sport. 28 December 2007. Retrieved 24 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "Spireites release retained list". BBC Sport. 24 April 2008. Retrieved 24 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "Alfreton re-sign midfield pair". BBC Sport. 9 July 2009. Retrieved 24 May 2014. 
  8. ^ "Alfreton Town snap up Belper Town striker Wilson". BBC Sport. 26 May 2010. Retrieved 24 May 2014. 
  9. ^ a b c "Player Profiles – LAW, Josh". Alfreton Town Official Website. 24 May 2014. Archived from the original on 24 May 2014. Retrieved 24 May 2014. 
  10. ^ "Josh Law Named Players' Player of the Season". Chesterfield Post. 1 June 2011. Archived from the original on 24 May 2014. Retrieved 24 May 2014. 
  11. ^ "Hearn and Law recognised at league awards' night". Derby Telegraph. 14 June 2011. Retrieved 24 May 2014. 
  12. ^ "Darren Kempson and three more sign new Alfreton deals". BBC Sport. 23 May 2012. Retrieved 24 May 2014. 
  13. ^ "MAJOR DOUBLE BOOST FOR BOSS LAW". Alfreton Town Official Website. 28 May 2013. Archived from the original on 24 May 2014. Retrieved 24 May 2014. 
  14. ^ "Motherwell sign up midfielder Josh Law from Alfreton Town". bbc.co.uk (British Broadcasting Corporation). 21 May 2014. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  15. ^ "Josh Law aiming to make big name for himself at Motherwell FC after Alfreton Town move". Mansfield and Ashfield Chad. 3 June 2014. Retrieved 5 June 2014. 
  16. ^ "Motherwell 2–2 Stjarnan". Motherwell F.C. 17 July 2014. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 
  17. ^ "Games played by Josh Law in 2007–08". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  18. ^ "Appearances & goalscorers for 2007–08 season". Alfreton Town F.C. Archived from the original on 9 May 2008. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  19. ^ "Appearances & goalscorers for 2008–09 season". Alfreton Town F.C. Archived from the original on 30 July 2009. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  20. ^ "Appearances & goalscorers for 2009–10 season". Alfreton Town F.C. Archived from the original on 28 May 2010. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  21. ^ "Appearances & goalscorers for 2010–11 season". Alfreton Town F.C. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  22. ^ "Appearances & goalscorers for 2011–12 season". Alfreton Town F.C. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  23. ^ "Appearances & goalscorers for 2012–13 season". Alfreton Town F.C. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 

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