Luke Daley

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Luke Daley
Personal information
Full name Luke Aaron Daley[1]
Date of birth (1989-11-10) 10 November 1989 (age 24)[1]
Place of birth Northampton, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[1]
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Dartford
Number 9
Youth career
2003–2008 Norwich City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Norwich City 11 (0)
2011 Stevenage (loan) 2 (0)
2011–2012 Plymouth Argyle 18 (1)
2012 Lincoln City 5 (0)
2012–2014 Braintree Town 60 (8)
2014– Dartford 17 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:19, 20 October 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Luke Aaron Daley (born 10 November 1989) is an English professional footballer who plays as a winger for Dartford. He has previously played for Norwich City, Stevenage, Plymouth Argyle Braintree Town and Lincoln City

Career[edit]

Norwich City[edit]

Luke was signed to Norwich as a 13-year old after being spotted playing football for local team, Mulbarton Wanderers. After scoring four goals in six reserve team games, Daley was named as a substitute versus Stoke City in March 2008, as an 18-year old "second-year Academy scholar". Aged 18, he was given a squad number of 39.[2]

In November 2008, Daley came to further attention, when scoring a hat trick in a 4–2 Reserves win against an Arsenal Reserves team that "featured seven players from the squad that beat Wigan Athletic in the League Cup" a week earlier.[3]

Daley made his professional debut for Norwich in a 1–1 draw against Burnley at Carrow Road on 21 February 2009 as a 78th minute substitute for Jamie Cureton.[4] He made two further substitute appearances towards the latter stages of the 2008–09 season,[5][6] as Norwich were relegated to League One.[7] The following season, Daley made his first starting appearance for Norwich, playing the whole game in the club's 4–1 home defeat to Sunderland in the League Cup.[8] He made a total of ten appearances for Norwich in all competitions during the 2009–10 season, as the club were promoted back to the Championship.[9][10]

In January 2011, Daley joined League Two side Stevenage on a one-month loan deal.[11] Stevenage manager Graham Westley had previously tried to bring in Daley ahead of the 2010–11 season, but a thigh injury which had kept Daley out for a large part of the season meant any hopes of signing the player were scuppered.[12] Daley made his debut for Stevenage on 22 January 2011, coming on as a 64th minute substitute in Stevenage's 2–0 victory against Morecambe.[13] It was to be Daley's only appearance during the first three weeks of his loan spell, appearing as an unused substitute in games against Accrington Stanley and Gillingham.[14][15] He scored twice for Stevenage's reserve side in a 2–2 draw against Colchester United's second string on 9 February 2011.[16] Daley made two appearances during his one month loan spell at Stevenage, before returning to his parent club on 22 February.[17]

Plymouth Argyle[edit]

Ahead of the 2011–12 season, Daley went on trial with League Two side Plymouth Argyle.[18] He signed for Plymouth Argyle on a permanent basis on 19 July 2011.[19] On 6 August 2011, Daley made his debut for the club in a 1–1 draw against Shrewsbury Town.[20] On 30 August 2011, Daley scored his first goal in senior football with a long-range effort against Exeter City in the Football League Trophy.[21] On 18 February 2012, Daley scored his first league goal in a 4–0 win over Accrington Stanley.[22] At the end of the 2011–12 season, Daley was released after not being offered a new contract.[23]

Lincoln City[edit]

Daley joined Grimsby Town on trial on 3 August 2012 and appeared in the club's final pre-season friendly against Stalybridge Celtic.[24] He joined Lincoln City on a non-contract basis on 10 August,[25][26] and made his debut the next day in a 1–0 win against Kidderminster Harriers.[27]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 25 October 2014.
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Norwich City
2008–09[28]
Championship 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2009–10[29]
League One 7 0 0 0 1 0 2[a] 0 10 0
2010–11[30]
Championship 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 11 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 14 0
Stevenage (loan)
2010–11[17]
League Two 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Plymouth Argyle
2011–12[31]
League Two 18 1 1 0 1 0 1[a] 1 21 2
Lincoln City
2012–13[32]
Conference Premier 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Braintree Town
2012–13[33]
Conference Premier 30 7 2 0 0 0 32 7
2013–14[34]
Conference Premier 30 1 1 0 0 0 31 1
Total 60 8 3 0 0 0 63 8
Dartford
2014–15[35]
Conference Premier 17 1 1 0 0 0 18 1
Career total 113 10 5 0 2 0 3 1 123 11
  1. ^ a b Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Mainstream Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0. 
  2. ^ "Luke Daley profile". Norwich City F.C. Retrieved 21 February 2009. 
  3. ^ "Daley's hat-trick does the damage". Norwich City F.C. Retrieved 21 February 2009. 
  4. ^ "Norwich 1–1 Burnley". BBC Sport. 21 February 2009. Retrieved 21 February 2009. 
  5. ^ "Norwich 1–2 Coventry". Soccerbase. 28 February 2009. Retrieved 21 January 2011. 
  6. ^ "Norwich 0–2 Reading". Soccerbase. 27 April 2009. Retrieved 21 January 2011. 
  7. ^ "Norwich drop down to League One". BBC Sport. 3 May 2009. Retrieved 21 January 2011. 
  8. ^ "Norwich 1–4 Sunderland". Soccerbase. 24 August 2009. Retrieved 21 January 2011. 
  9. ^ "Games played by Luke Daley in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 21 January 2011. 
  10. ^ "Charlton 0–1 Norwich". BBC Sport. 17 April 2010. Retrieved 21 January 2011. 
  11. ^ "Luke Daley loaned to Stevenage from Norwich City". BBC Sport. 21 January 2011. Retrieved 21 January 2011. 
  12. ^ "Westley excited about Daley acquisition". The Comet. 21 January 2011. Retrieved 21 January 2011. 
  13. ^ "Stevenage 2–0 Morecambe". BBC Sport. 22 January 2011. Retrieved 22 January 2011. 
  14. ^ "Stevenage 2–2 Gillingham". BBC Sport. 1 February 2011. Retrieved 1 February 2011. 
  15. ^ "Stevenage 2–2 Accrington". BBC Sport. 5 February 2011. Retrieved 5 February 2011. 
  16. ^ "Colchester Reserves 2–2 Stevenage Reserves". Stevenage F.C. 9 February 2011. Retrieved 9 February 2011. 
  17. ^ a b "Stevenage 2010/2011 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 10 February 2011. 
  18. ^ "Plymouth Argyle sign Robbie Williams and Durrell Berry". BBC Sport. 4 July 2011. Retrieved 5 July 2011. 
  19. ^ "Plymouth Argyle to sign Ladji Soukouna and Luke Daley". BBC Sport. 19 July 2011. Retrieved 19 July 2011. 
  20. ^ "Match Report: Shrewsbury Town 1 – 1 Plymouth Argyle". Plymouth Argyle Homepage. 6 August 2011. Retrieved 6 June 2012. 
  21. ^ "Match Report: Exeter City 1 – 1 Plymouth Argyle". Plymouth Argyle Homepage. 30 August 2011. Retrieved 6 June 2012. 
  22. ^ "Match Report: Accrington Stanley 0 – 4 Plymouth Argyle". Plymouth Argyle Homepage. 18 February 2012. Retrieved 6 June 2012. 
  23. ^ "Retained List". Plymouth Argyle F.C. 17 May 2011. Retrieved 6 June 2012. 
  24. ^ "Stalybridge Celtic 2 Grimsby Town 1". Grimsby Town F.C. 3 August 2012. Retrieved 21 August 2012. 
  25. ^ "Lincoln City sign ex-Plymouth Argyle winger Luke Daley". BBC Sport. 10 August 2012. Retrieved 21 August 2012. 
  26. ^ "Winger Daley Joins on Non-Contract Forms". Lincoln City F.C. 10 August 2012. Retrieved 10 August 2012. 
  27. ^ "Lincoln City 1–0 Kidderminster". BBC Sport. 11 August 2012. Retrieved 21 August 2012. 
  28. ^ "Norwich 2008/2009 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 10 February 2011. 
  29. ^ "Norwich 2009/2010 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 10 February 2011. 
  30. ^ "Norwich 2010/2011 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 10 February 2011. 
  31. ^ "Plymouth 2011/2012 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 3 August 2012. 
  32. ^ "Lincoln 2012/2013 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  33. ^ "Braintree 2012/2013 player appearances". Soccerway. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  34. ^ "Braintree 2013/2014 player appearances". Soccerway. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  35. ^ "Dartford 2013/2014 player appearances". Soccerway. Retrieved 12 August 2014. 

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