Liam Moore

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Liam Moore
Liam Moore 2013.jpg
Pre-Season
Personal information
Full name Liam Simon Moore[1]
Date of birth (1993-01-31) 31 January 1993 (age 21)
Place of birth Loughborough, England
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) [2]
Playing position Centre back
Right back
Club information
Current team
Leicester City
Number 18
Youth career
Leicester City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011– Leicester City 59 (1)
2011 Bradford City (loan) 17 (0)
2013 Brentford (loan) 7 (0)
National team
2009 England U17 3 (0)
2012– England U21 11 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:00, 7 December 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:18, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

Liam Simon Moore (born 31 January 1993) is an English professional footballer who plays for Leicester City, as a right back and centre back.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in the Leicestershire town of Loughborough,[3] Moore began his career with Leicester City, where he was captain of the youth team that reached the quarter-finals of the 2010–11 FA Youth Cup.[4]

Loan to Bradford[edit]

Moore signed a one-month loan contract with Bradford City on 5 August 2011.[5][6] He made his senior debut on 6 August 2011 in a 2–1 defeat away to Aldershot.[7] Moore's announced his desire to stay with Bradford City at the end of the initial month's duration,[8] and his loan was later extended until 31 December 2011.[9] Moore returned to his parent club following the end of his loan deal on 31 December 2011.[10] Moore ended his Bradford loan with 22 appearances to his name.[11]

Return to Leicester[edit]

After returning to Leicester, Moore made his debut for them two days later, starting the game against Crystal Palace on 2 January 2012.[12] After becoming a first-team regular at the start of the 2012–13 season, Moore was scouted by Arsenal, Manchester United, Tottenham, Everton and Aston Villa.[13] He signed a new three-year contract with the club in September 2012.[14]

Loan to Brentford[edit]

On 20 February 2013, Moore joined Brentford on loan until the end of the season.[15]

Return to Leicester[edit]

Moore marking Diego Costa of Chelsea in August 2014

Moore was recalled to Leicester on 30 March 2013, to act as cover during club captain Wes Morgan's suspension.[16] Moore scored his first ever senior goal for Leicester on 14 September 2013, scoring the opener in an eventual 2–0 home victory over Wigan Athletic.[17] His impressive performances early on in the 2013–14 season saw him being named the Football League Young Player of the Month for September 2013.[18] Moore has credited club captain Wes Morgan and manager Nigel Pearson with his improved form.[19]

Moore playing for Leicester City in 2014

In January 2014 he was the subject of transfer bids from Premier League club Fulham.[20][21]

Moore made his Premier League debut in Leicester's opening day, playing the entirety of a 2–2 draw at home to Everton on 16 August 2014.[22]

International career[edit]

Moore has represented England at under-17 and under-21 youth international level.[23]

On 8 November 2012, he was called up to the England under-21 team for the first time for a friendly against Northern Ireland.[24] He made his debut in the game, coming on as a substitute in the 83rd minute for Jack Robinson.[25] He was recalled to the under-21 squad in November 2013.[26] Moore helped England reach the 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship by scoring in the second leg of the play-offs, which England won 2–1 against Croatia.[27] England had already won the first leg 2–1, which meant they progressed to the finals with a 4–2 aggregate win.[28]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 7 December 2014
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Leicester City 2011–12[29] Championship 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2012–13[30] Championship 16 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 17 0
2013–14[31] Championship 30 1 0 0 3 0 33 1
2014–15[32] Premier League 11 0 0 0 1 0 12 0
Total 59 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 64 1
Bradford City (loan) 2011–12[29] League Two 17 0 1 0 1 0 3[a] 0 22 0
Brentford (loan) 2012–13[30] League One 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Career total 83 1 1 0 6 0 3 0 93 1
  1. ^ Appearances in Football League Trophy

Honours[edit]

Club

Leicester City

Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional retain lists & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. May 2013. p. 19. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Barclays Premier League Player Profile Liam Moore". web page. Premier League. 2014. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  3. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 484. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  4. ^ "Bradford City land Liam Moore on one-month loan deal". BBC Sport. 5 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Moore arrives on loan". Bradford City A.F.C. 5 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "Profile". Bradford City A.F.C. 
  7. ^ "Bradford 1 – 2 Aldershot". BBC Sport. 6 August 2011. 
  8. ^ Simon Parker (31 August 2011). "Moore: I'm staying with Bradford City". Telegraph & Argus. 
  9. ^ "Moore loan extension confirmed". Bradford City A.F.C. 8 September 2011. 
  10. ^ "Taylor joins the Bantams". Bradford City A.F.C. 1 January 2011. 
  11. ^ Liam Moore career stats at Soccerbase
  12. ^ "Crystal Palace 1 – 2 Leicester". BBC Sport. 2 January 2012. 
  13. ^ Jamie Sanderson (3 September 2012). "Arsenal and Manchester United check up on Leicester starlet Liam Moore". Metro.co.uk. 
  14. ^ "Liam Moore agrees new Leicester City contract". BBC Sport. 21 September 2012. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  15. ^ "Liam Moore: Brentford sign Leicester City defender". BBC Sport. 20 February 2013. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  16. ^ "Leicester City recall Liam Moore as cover during ban". Leicester Mercury. 1 April 2013. 
  17. ^ "Leicester 2–0 Wigan". BBC Sport. 14 September 2013. Retrieved 15 September 2013. 
  18. ^ a b "Moore Named Young Player of the Month". football-league.co.uk. Retrieved 6 November 2013. 
  19. ^ Owen Phillips (18 October 2013). "Leicester City: Liam Moore learning fast from experienced duo". BBC Sport. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  20. ^ "Transfer window: Leicester's Liam Moore not for sale". BBC Sport. 16 January 2014. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  21. ^ "Liam Moore: Leicester City dismiss second Fulham bid". BBC Sport. 23 January 2014. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  22. ^ Reddy, Luke (16 August 2014). "Leicester 2–2 Everton". BBC Sport. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  23. ^ "Profile". The Football Association. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  24. ^ "Under-21s Squad vs Northern Ireland". BBC Sport. 8 November 2012. Retrieved 8 November 2012. 
  25. ^ "England U21 2–0 Northern Ireland U21". BBC Sport. 13 November 2012. Retrieved 13 November 2012. 
  26. ^ "Liam Moore back in England U-21 squad for Euro qualifiers". BBC Sport. 7 November 2013. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  27. ^ "England U21s qualify for Euro 2015". BBC Sport. 10 October 2014. Retrieved 17 October 2014. 
  28. ^ "England U21 2–1 Croatia U21". BBC Sport. 14 October 2014. Retrieved 17 October 2014. 
  29. ^ a b "Games played by Liam Moore in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 14 October 2014. 
  30. ^ a b "Games played by Liam Moore in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 14 October 2014. 
  31. ^ "Games played by Liam Moore in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 14 October 2014. 
  32. ^ "Games played by Liam Moore in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 14 October 2014. 

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