Liam Rosenior

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Liam Rosenior
Rosenior Hull.jpg
Rosenior playing for Hull City in 2012
Personal information
Full name Liam James Rosenior
Date of birth (1984-07-09) 9 July 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Wandsworth, London, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Hull City
Number 2
Youth career
2001–2002 Bristol City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2003 Bristol City 23 (2)
2003–2007 Fulham 79 (0)
2004 Torquay United (loan) 10 (0)
2007–2010 Reading 64 (1)
2009–2010 Ipswich Town (loan) 29 (1)
2010– Hull City 133 (1)
National team
2005 England U20 4 (1)
2005–2007 England U21 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:00, 31 August 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22:00, 30 October 2013 (UTC)

Liam James Rosenior (born 9 July 1984) is an English footballer who plays for Hull City as a defender. He is the son of former Brentford manager Leroy Rosenior, and spent time on loan at Torquay United, where his father was manager, during their promotion season (2003–04).

Club career[edit]

Born in London, Rosenior started his career with Bristol City as a promising midfielder. Arguably his best moment came when he scored the second goal in a 2–0 victory for Bristol City against Carlisle United in the 2003 Football League Trophy Final at the Millennium Stadium. This would prove to be his last appearance for City as Fulham soon snapped him up.[1]

Rosenoir was sent off against Blackburn for trying to start a fight with one of the Rovers players in the 70th minute on 7 May 2005. Rosenior soon became popular amongst Fulham fans due to his Afro hairstyle. During a match against Manchester City Rosenior made a seemingly impossible goal line clearance while the score was at 1–1, Fulham going on to win the game 2–1 with Steed Malbranque scoring in the last minute. Rosenior later told reporters that he was able to clear the ball in that manner due to his Afro hairstyle.[2] He scored once for Fulham, in a League Cup tie against Lincoln City on 21 September 2005.[3]

Rosenior playing for Fulham in 2007

He signed a four-year extension to his Fulham contract in July 2006, but left Fulham for Reading on 31 August 2007 for an undisclosed fee on a three-year contract, with Seol Ki-Hyeon going the other way.[4] His debut for Reading came in a 2–1 defeat to Sunderland on 15 September 2007,[5] and he scored his first goal for Reading in a 7–4 defeat to Portsmouth on 29 September 2007, although it was initially awarded to Stephen Hunt.[6]

On 2 September 2009 Rosenior joined Ipswich Town on loan for the remainder of 2009–10 season. He scored his first goal for Ipswich against Barnsley on 3 October 2009.[7]

Hull City[edit]

On 29 October 2010 Rosenior joined Hull City on a short-term agreement until 1 January 2011.[8] He made his debut the following day in the away match at Barnsley.[9] He signed a two-and-a-half year deal with Hull on 21 December 2010. Saying "I'm delighted, It's something that we kind of half agreed when I first came here, but it relied on the takeover being completed for me to stay".[10]

Rosenior has gone on to make many appearances for the Tigers in the right back position.

2013–14 season[edit]

On 18 August 2013, Rosenior was an unused substitute as Hull lost 2–0 against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on the opening weekend of the season. On 22 March 2014, Rosenior scored his first goal for Hull City when heading the rebound in from a Nikica Jelavić penalty that was saved by West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Ben Foster.[11] On 17 May 2014 he started in the 2014 FA Cup Final against Arsenal.[12]

International career[edit]

Rosenior was called up to the England U21 squad in March 2005, and made his début in a 2–2 draw with Germany U21 on 25 March 2005,[13] closely followed by a second cap in a 2–0 win over Azerbaijan U21 on 29 March 2005[14] His performances earned him a call up to the England U20 squad for the Toulon Tournament in June 2005, where he played three times and scored one goal.[15]

However, it would be over a year and a half before he would add to his England U21 caps, with the next one coming against Netherlands U21 on 14 November 2006.[16] Rosenior made it into the squad for the 2007 European U21 Championship, but only made one appearance, as a substitute in the semi final against Holland U21.[17] He took part in the epic shootout in this game, scoring his penalty as England lost 13–12. Due to his age, this would prove to be his seventh and last appearance for the England U21 team.

He qualifies to play for Sierra Leone national football team through his father.[citation needed]

Career statistics[edit]

All-Time Club Performance
Club Season League England League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Bristol City 2001–02 League One 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2002–03 League One 22 2 1 0 0 0 4 1 27 3
Bristol City Total 23 2 1 0 0 0 4 1 28 3
Fulham 2003–04 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Torquay United (Loan) 2003–04 League Two 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Torquay United Total 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Fulham 2004–05 Premier League 17 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 23 0
2005–06 Premier League 24 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 27 1
2006–07 Premier League 38 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 42 0
Fulham Total 79 0 8 0 5 1 0 0 92 1
Reading 2007–08 Premier League 17 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 19 1
2008–09 Championship 42 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 44 0
2009–10 Championship 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0
Reading Total 64 1 2 0 1 0 2 0 69 1
Ipswich Town (Loan) 2009–10 Championship 29 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 31 1
Ipswich Town Total 29 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 31 1
Hull City 2010–11 Championship 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 0
2011–12 Championship 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 44 0
2012–13 Championship 32 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 36 0
2013–14 Premier League 29 1 5 0 3 0 0 0 37 1
2014–15 Premier League 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 6 0
Hull City Total 133 1 8 0 4 0 4 0 149 1
Career Total 338 5 21 0 10 1 10 1 379 7
Other = 4 apps & 1 goal in Football League Trophy, 2 Apps in Championship play-offs, & 4 app in Europa League.

Last updated 31 August 2014.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rosenior joins FFC". Fulham Official Website. 12 November 2003. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  2. ^ Williams, Richard (2 May 2006). "McClaren is an average coach and should get an average wage". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 2 October 2007. 
  3. ^ "Fulham 5–4 Lincoln (aet)". BBC Sport. 21 September 2005. Retrieved 2 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "Rosenior signs as Seol departs". Reading F.C. 31 August 2007. Retrieved 31 August 2007. 
  5. ^ Stevenson, Jonathan (15 September 2007). "Sunderland 2–1 Reading". BBC Sport. Retrieved 22 September 2007. 
  6. ^ "Rosenior is given Pompey goal". Reading F.C. 30 October 2007. Retrieved 4 December 2007. 
  7. ^ "Barnsley 2–1 Ipswich". BBC Sport. 3 October 2009. 
  8. ^ "Tigers Bring In Rosenior". Tigers Official Website (Hull City A.F.C.). 29 October 2010. Archived from the original on 29 March 2012. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 
  9. ^ "Barnsley 1–1 Hull". BBC Sport (BBC). 30 October 2010. Retrieved 30 October 2010. 
  10. ^ "The Place To Be For Liam". Hull City A.F.C. 22 December 2010. Retrieved 7 January 2011. [dead link]
  11. ^ "Hull 2 – 0 West Brom". BBC Sport (BBC). 22 March 2014. Retrieved 22 March 2014. 
  12. ^ "Arsenal 3-2 Hull". BBC. 17 May 2014. Retrieved 18 May 2014. 
  13. ^ "Late leveller foils U21s". thefa.com. 25 March 2005. Retrieved 22 September 2007. [dead link]
  14. ^ "U21s back to winning ways". thefa.com. 29 March 2005. Retrieved 22 September 2007. [dead link]
  15. ^ "England U20s, Results 2004/05". thefa.com. Retrieved 22 September 2007. [dead link]
  16. ^ "Hoyte halts Holland". thefa.com. 14 November 2006. Retrieved 22 September 2007. [dead link]
  17. ^ "Unlucky 13 for England". thefa.com. 20 June 2007. Retrieved 22 September 2007. [dead link]

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