Soares during his time with Southend United
|Full name||Louie Pierre Soares|
|Date of birth||8 January 1985|
|Place of birth||Reading, England|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|2005||→ Tamworth (loan)||6||(0)|
|2011–2012||Hayes & Yeading United||31||(15)|
|2012||→ Ebbsfleet United (loan)||8||(0)|
|2013||→ Alfreton Town (loan)||18||(2)|
|2013||Hayes & Yeading United||9||(3)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:39, 7 January 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Soares' career began as a trainee right-back at his home town club, Reading, who also allowed him to make a loan spell to Tamworth, where he made six appearances (including five starts). At Reading, Soares was tutored by his club captain, Graeme Murty, as he was the senior right back at the club.
At the end of the 2004–05 season, Soares was released by Reading, he signed fr Bristol Rovers however this move didn't work out and he eventually signed for Barnet. He was granted a contract extension in January 2006 where he made 25 appearances, scoring once in the whole of the 2005–06 season. Despite this, Barnet allowed him to leave at the end of that season, whereupon he joined Aldershot.
He signed for the Shots in May 2006 having worked with previously with Martin Kuhl at Reading. Exciting prospect who will be looking to enhance his career at Aldershot. While at Aldershot he made his first International appearance. During his 4-year spell at Aldershot he made over 148 appearances and scored 17 goals.
On 21 July 2010 Soares signed a pre contract agreement with Southend United and his registration was completed when the club's transfer embargo was lifted on 6 August 2010. Soares scored his first goal for the club on 5 October 2010 in a 3–1 win over Barnet in the Football League Trophy. In May 2011 he was one of five players told they were to be released by the club. going on to make 32 appearances before being released in the summer.
Hayes & Yeading United
On 31 January 2012, transfer deadline day, Soares signed for Grimsby Town on an 18-month permanent contract, being unveiled by the club at midday. In September 2012 after failing to hold down a regular place in the Grimsby midfield for the remainder of the 2011–12 and beginning of the 2012–13 season Soares was made available for loan. Soares joined Ebbsfleet United on a months loan on 28 September 2012. On 26 October Soares extended his loan period by a further month. On 17 January 2013 Soares joined Alfreton Town on loan for the remainder of the 2012–13 season.
Soares played 18 times for Alfreton, scoring twice, he returned to Grimsby at the end of the season and was released on 2 May 2013.
Return to Hayes & Yeading
In July 2013 he joined Woking on trial. In August 2013 he joined former club Hayes & Yeading United on trial and scored the winner in the club's final pre-season match, a 2-1 win away at Arlesey Town, eventually signing with the club on a permanent deal.
Soares was called up by Barbados for the 2007 Caribbean Nations Cup tournament, and became the first Aldershot player, whilst playing for the club, to be capped when he played against Trinidad and Tobago on 12 January 2007.
|Club||Season||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Other||Total|
|Tamworth (loan)||2004–05||Conference National||6||0||0||0||—||0||0||6||0|
|Bristol Rovers||2004–05||League Two||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|Aldershot Town||2006–07||Conference National||39||3||5||2||—||0||0||44||5|
|Southend United||2010–11||League Two||31||0||0||0||2||0||3[a]||1||36||1|
|Hayes & Yeading United||2011–12||Conference Premier||31||15||1||1||—||1[c]||0||33||16|
|Grimsby Town||2011–12||Conference Premier||11||0||0||0||—||0||0||11||0|
|Ebbsfleet United (loan)||2012–13||Conference Premier||8||0||1||0||—||0||0||9||0|
|Alfreton Town (loan)||2012–13||Conference Premier||18||2||0||0||—||0||0||18||2|
|Hayes & Yeading United||2013–14||Conference South||9||3||0||0||—||0||0||9||3|
|Basingstoke Town||2013–14||Conference South||1||1||0||0||—||0||0||1||1|
- Grimsby Town
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