Luke Waterfall

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Luke Waterfall
Luke Waterfall York City v. Bradford City 1.png
Personal information
Full name Luke Matthew Waterfall[1]
Date of birth (1990-07-30) 30 July 1990 (age 24)[1]
Place of birth Sheffield, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[2]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Scunthorpe United
Number 15
Youth career
000?–2008 Barnsley
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Tranmere Rovers 0 (0)
2008 Altrincham (loan) 1 (0)
2009–2010 Ilkeston Town 35 (2)
2010–2013 Gainsborough Trinity 134 (6)
2013– Scunthorpe United 9 (1)
2014 Macclesfield (loan) 17 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 02:26, 4 November 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Luke Matthew Waterfall (born 30 July 1990) is an English footballer who plays for Scunthorpe United as a defender. He has previously played for Tranmere Rovers, Altricham, Ilkeston Town and Gainsborough Trinity.


Born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire,[1] Waterfall started his career with Barnsley and was a regular for their youth and reserve teams during the 2007–08 season.[3] After being released he signed for League One team Tranmere Rovers in July 2008.[4] He made his debut after coming on as a substitute in the 63rd minute, away to Grimsby Town, in a 2–0 defeat in the League Cup on 12 August.[5] He made his first start in a 1–0 victory over Accrington Stanley in the Football League Trophy on 2 September.[6]

He joined Conference National side Altrincham on loan on 14 October and made one substitute appearance in a 2–0 defeat to Weymouth.[7][8] He was released by Tranmere at the end of the 2008–09 season in May 2009.[9] He was handed a week's trial at Oxford United in July,[10] and after not being offered a contract he started a trial with York City.[11][12] He came on as a second-half substitute for York in a pre-season friendly against Bradford City and he was not offered a contract by York.[13]

Waterfall signed for Conference North team Ilkeston Town on 1 August following a trial and he finished the 2009–10 season with 38 appearances and two goals.[14][15] He signed for Gainsborough Trinity in May 2010.[16]

Following three years with Trinity, Waterfall and Terry Hawkridge followed ex Blues chairman Peter Swann to Scunthorpe United.


  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Mainstream Publishing. p. 430. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0. 
  2. ^ "Player Profiles". Tranmere Rovers F.C. Retrieved 2009-07-18. 
  3. ^ "Waterfall drops into Rovers". Sky Sports. 2008-07-18. Retrieved 2009-10-07. 
  4. ^ "Tranmere sign defender Waterfall". BBC Sport. 2008-07-18. Retrieved 2009-07-17. 
  5. ^ "Grimsby 2-0 Tranmere". BBC Sport. 2008-08-12. Retrieved 2008-08-30. 
  6. ^ "Tranmere 1-0 Accrington". BBC Sport. 2008-09-02. Retrieved 2009-10-07. 
  7. ^ "Altrincham sign Waterfall on loan". BBC Sport. 2008-10-14. Retrieved 2009-07-17. 
  8. ^ "Weymouth 2-0 Altrincham". BBC Sport. 2008-10-18. Retrieved 2009-07-17. 
  9. ^ "Four players released by Tranmere". BBC Sport. 2009-05-18. Retrieved 2009-07-17. 
  10. ^ "Waterfall given trial with Oxford". BBC Sport. 2009-07-06. Retrieved 2009-07-17. 
  11. ^ Farrant, Nick (2009-07-14). "Oxford United new boys out to impress". Witney Gazette. Retrieved 2009-07-17. [dead link]
  12. ^ Flett, Dave (2009-07-17). "York City boss Martin Foyle hands trial chance to former Tranmere Rovers centre-back Luke Waterfall". The Press. Retrieved 2009-07-17. 
  13. ^ Carroll, Steve (2009-07-24). "York City manager Martin Foyle jettisons trialists Luke Waterfall and Andy Taylor". The Press. Retrieved 2009-07-24. 
  14. ^ "Season 2009/2010:". Retrieved 2009-10-07. 
  15. ^ Malcolm, Rod (2009-07-30). "Wilson wheels and deals as squad keeps growing". Ilkeston Advertiser. Retrieved 2009-10-07. 
  16. ^ "Gainsborough Trinity trio sign new contracts". BBC Sport. 2010-05-27. Retrieved 2009-07-20. 

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