Keith Lasley

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Keith Lasley
Keith Lasley.jpg
Lasley playing for Motherwell
Personal information
Full name Keith Lasley
Date of birth (1979-09-21) 21 September 1979 (age 34)[1]
Place of birth Paisley[2] or Glasgow,[1] Scotland
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Motherwell
Number 14
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2004 Motherwell 97 (9)
2004–2006 Plymouth Argyle 29 (0)
2006 Blackpool (loan) 8 (0)
2006– Motherwell 225 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:25, 11 May 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Keith Lasley (born 21 September 1979 in Paisley or Glasgow, Scotland) is a Scottish football midfielder who is the captain of Scottish Premiership club Motherwell. Currently in his second spell with the club, he has previously played for Plymouth Argyle and Blackpool.

Life and career[edit]

According to Daily Record article, Lasley was born in Paisley, Scotland.[2] However, the official Motherwell site lists his birthplace as Glasgow.[1] He joined Motherwell in 1999 from Paisley side Gleniffer Thistle, but had to wait 18 months to make his first team debut.[3] He established himself in the team during the 2001–02 season and played regularly up until leaving the club in the summer of 2004 when he chose to not renew his contract. He scored nine goals in 97 appearances. Lasley joined Plymouth Argyle in June 2004,[4] having signed a two-year contract with the club.[5] He made 24 league appearances during the 2004–05 campaign, but lost his place in the team the following season and was loaned out to Blackpool in February 2006.[3][6] Having been released by Argyle later that year, Lasley spent time training with Kilmarnock before deciding to rejoin Motherwell.[7] A cruciate ligament injury picked up in December sidelined him for the rest of the 2006–07 campaign.[8]

He returned to make 32 league appearances the following season, scoring one goal, and signed a two-year contract extension in April 2008.[9][10] Lasley made 48 league appearances over the next two seasons and then extended his contract by a further two years in April 2010.[11][12] Having scored twice in October 2011, Lasley won the Scottish Premier League Player of the Month award after helping Motherwell win three of their four league matches that month.[13][14]

On 25 May 2012, Lasley signed an extended two-year contract with Motherwell.[15] He will also be the club captain from the start of the 2012–13 season.[16] On 3 June 2014, Lasley signed another two-year contract with Motherwell.[17]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 11 May 2014
Club Season League Cup League Cup Other[18] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Motherwell
2000–01 12 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 13 1
2001–02 28 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 30 2
2002–03 24 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 29 3
2003–04 33 3 3 0 1 1 0 0 37 4
Total 97 9 8 0 4 1 0 0 109 10
Plymouth Argyle 2004–05 24 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 25 0
2005–06 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 7 0
Total 29 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 32 0
Blackpool (loan) 2005–06 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Total 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Motherwell 2006–07 14 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 17 0
2007–08 32 1 3 0 3 1 0 0 38 2
2008–09 28 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 33 0
2009–10 20 0 2 1 0 0 4 0 26 1
2010–11 26 1 6 0 2 1 6 0 40 2
2011–12 32 4 2 0 2 1 0 0 36 5
2012–13 36 1 2 0 1 0 4 0 43 1
2013–14 36 2 1 0 1 0 2 0 41 2
Total 225 9 18 1 13 3 18 0 274 13
Motherwell Total 322 18 26 1 17 4 18 0 383 23
Career total 358 18 26 1 20 4 18 0 422 23

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Keith Lasley profile". Official Motherwell FC Site. Retrieved 21 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Michael Gannon (30 December 2011). "Keith Lasley desperate to claim more points on the road". Daily Record. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Lasley's Move". Plymouth Argyle F.C. 10 February 2006. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Now Crawford joins road for Pilgrims". The Scotsman. 15 June 2004. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  5. ^ "Lasley up for new challenge". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 3 June 2004. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  6. ^ "Blackpool snap up Lasley on loan". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 10 February 2006. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  7. ^ "Lasley opts for Motherwell return". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 18 August 2006. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  8. ^ "Lasley to miss the rest of season". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 7 December 2006. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  9. ^ "Lasley agrees new Motherwell deal". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 3 April 2008. Retrieved 3 April 2008. 
  10. ^ "Lasley has an eye on Europe with new Motherwell deal". The Scotsman. 3 April 2008. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  11. ^ "Motherwell duo extend Fir Park stay". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 15 April 2010. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  12. ^ "Keith Lasley pens new two-year deal with Motherwell". Daily Record. 15 April 2010. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  13. ^ "Motherwell's Keith Lasley named SPL player of month". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 3 November 2011. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  14. ^ "Keith Lasley ignoring pressures on Neil Lennon". The Scotsman. 4 November 2011. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  15. ^ "Lasley signs extended contract". Motherwell F.C. 25 May 2012. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  16. ^ "Lasley honoured with Captain's role". Motherwell F.C. 11 July 2012. Retrieved 11 July 2012. 
  17. ^ "TV: Lasley nets new contract". motherwellfc.co.uk. Motherwell. Retrieved 3 June 2014. 
  18. ^ Appearances are in the Football League Trophy or Europe.

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