Liam Moore

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Liam Moore
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 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
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 54 (1)
2011 Bradford City (loan) 17 (0)
2013 Brentford (loan) 7 (0)
National team
2009 England U17 3 (0)
2012– England U21 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:31, 27 September 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19:00, 9 September 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,[2] 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.[3]

Loan to Bradford[edit]

Moore signed a one-month loan contract with Bradford City on 5 August 2011.[4][5] He made his senior debut on 6 August 2011 in a 2–1 defeat away to Aldershot.[6] Moore's announced his desire to stay with Bradford City at the end of the initial month's duration,[7] and his loan was later extended until 31 December 2011.[8] Moore returned to his parent club following the end of his loan deal on 31 December 2011.[9] Moore ended his Bradford loan with 22 appearances to his name.[10]

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.[11] 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.[12] He signed a new three-year contract with the club in September 2012.[13]

Loan to Brentford[edit]

On 20 February 2013, Moore joined Brentford on loan until the end of the season.[14]

Back at Leicester[edit]

Moore was recalled to Leicester on 30 March 2013, to act as cover during club captain Wes Morgan's suspension.[15] 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.[16] 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.[17] Moore has credited club captain Wes Morgan and manager Nigel Pearson with his improved form.[18]

In January 2014 he was the subject of transfer bids from Premier League club Fulham.[19][20]

Moore made his Premier League debut in Leicester's opening day, 2-2 draw at home to Everton on 16 August 2014.[citation needed]

International career[edit]

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

On 8 November 2012, he was called up to the England under-21 team for the first time for a friendly against Northern Ireland.[22] He made his debut in the game, coming on as a substitute in the 83rd minute for Jack Robinson.[23] He was recalled to the under-21 squad in November 2013.[24]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 27 September 2014[10]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Leicester City 2011–12 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2012–13 16 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 17 0
2013–14 30 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 33 1
2014–15 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 0
Total 54 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 59 1
Bradford City (loan) 2011–12 17 0 1 0 1 0 3 0 22 0
Brentford (loan) 2012–13 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Career total 78 1 1 0 6 0 3 0 88 1

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