Louie Soares

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Louie Soares
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Soares during his time with Southend United
Personal information
Full name Louie Pierre Soares[citation needed]
Date of birth (1985-01-08) 8 January 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Reading, England
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Basingstoke Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Reading 0 (0)
2005 Tamworth (loan) 6 (0)
2005 Bristol Rovers 1 (0)
2005–2006 Barnet 20 (1)
2006–2010 Aldershot Town 147 (17)
2010–2011 Southend United 31 (0)
2011–2012 Hayes & Yeading United 31 (15)
2012–2013 Grimsby Town 15 (0)
2012 Ebbsfleet United (loan) 8 (0)
2013 Alfreton Town (loan) 18 (2)
2013 Hayes & Yeading United 9 (3)
2013– Basingstoke Town 5 (1)
National team
2007 Barbados 2 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:39, 7 January 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11:00, 4 June 2007 (UTC)

Louie Pierre Soares (born 8 January 1985) is a footballer who plays as a midfielder for Conference South side Basingstoke Town.

He has previously played for Reading, Tamworth, Bristol Rovers, Barnet, Aldershot Town, Southend United, Hayes & Yeading, Grimsby Town, Ebbsfleet United and Alfreton Town.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

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.

Barnet[edit]

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[1] 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.

Aldershot[edit]

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.

Southend United[edit]

On 21 July 2010 Soares signed a pre contract agreement with Southend United[2] 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.[3] going on to make 32 appearances before being released in the summer.

Hayes & Yeading United[edit]

He subsequently joined Conference National side Hayes & Yeading United on a free transfer. He made 31 appearances and scored 15 goals.

Grimsby Town[edit]

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.[4] 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.[5] Soares joined Ebbsfleet United on a months loan on 28 September 2012.[6] On 26 October Soares extended his loan period by a further month.[7] On 17 January 2013 Soares joined Alfreton Town on loan for the remainder of the 2012–13 season.[8]

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.[9]

Return to Hayes & Yeading[edit]

In July 2013 he joined Woking on trial.[10] 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,[11] eventually signing with the club on a permanent deal.[12]

Basingstoke Town[edit]

In December 2013 Soares signed for Basingstoke Town on a non-contract basis.[13] He scored on his debut in a win against Farnborough.[14]

International career[edit]

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.[citation needed]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 26 December 2013.[15][16]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Reading 2004–05 Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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
Barnet 2005–06 League Two 20 1 1 0 2 0 2[a] 0 25 1
Aldershot Town 2006–07 Conference National 39 3 5 2 0 0 44 5
2007–08 Conference Premier 37 4 1 0 5[b] 0 43 4
2008–09 League Two 35 3 3 0 1 0 1[a] 0 40 3
2009–10 League Two 36 7 3 1 1 0 1[a] 1 41 9
Total 147 17 12 3 2 0 7 1 168 21
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
2012–13 Conference Premier 4 0 0 0 1[c] 0 5 0
Total 15 0 0 0 1 0 16 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
Career total 287 39 15 4 6 0 14 2 322 45
  1. ^ a b c d Appearance(s) in the Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Three appearances in the FA Trophy, two appearances in the Conference League Cup
  3. ^ a b Appearance in the FA Trophy

Personal life[edit]

His brother, Tom is also a footballer with League Two side Bury.[17]

Honours[edit]

Aldershot
Grimsby Town

References[edit]

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