Mark Stallard

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Mark Stallard
Personal information
Date of birth (1974-10-24) 24 October 1974 (age 40)
Place of birth Derby, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Retired
Youth career
Derby County
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1996 Derby County 27 (2)
1994 Fulham (loan) 4 (3)
1996 Bradford City (loan) 1 (0)
1996–1997 Bradford City 42 (10)
1997 Preston North End (loan) 4 (1)
1997–1999 Wycombe Wanderers 73 (23)
1999–2004 Notts County 185 (66)
2004–2005 Barnsley 15 (1)
2004–2005 Chesterfield (loan) 9 (2)
2005 Notts County (loan) 16 (3)
2005–2006 Shrewsbury Town 37 (6)
2006–2008 Lincoln City 66 (17)
2008–2009 Mansfield Town 27 (8)
2009 Corby Town 0 (0)
Teams managed
2008 Mansfield Town (caretaker)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:42, 8 July 2009 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Mark Stallard (born 24 October 1974) is a former English professional footballer who last played for Conference North side Corby Town as a striker. He made more than 450 appearances in the Football League between 1991 and 2008, scoring 134 goals.

Career[edit]

Derby County[edit]

Born in Derby, Stallard began his career as a trainee in the town with Derby County in 1991.[1] He made more than 30 league and cup appearances for Derby and spent short periods on loan at Fulham and Bradford City.

Bradford City[edit]

Stallard signed with Bradford on a permanent basis in January 1996 for a transfer fee of £110,000.[1] He scored the second goal during Bradford's 1996 Second Division play-off final victory. A short loan spell at Preston North End in the 1996–97 season was immediately followed by a move away from The Bantams.

Wycombe Wanderers[edit]

Stallard fetched £100,000 in his transfer to Wycombe Wanderers in March 1997,[2] where he scored 23 goals in 73 league games.[1]

Notts County[edit]

Stallard joined Notts County in March 1999 for a fee of £10,000, where he stayed for almost five years.[1] He scored 66 times in 185 league appearances[1] and was named the club's player of the year and players' player of the year in 2003 after scoring 25 goals as Notts County battled against relegation during the 2002–03 season.[3]

Barnsley[edit]

Stallard joined Barnsley in January 2004[4] but made only 15 appearances,[1] before being allowed to join Chesterfield on loan in September 2004.[5] After three months at Chesterfield, he then re-joined Notts County in February 2005 on loan for the remainder of the 2004–05 season.[6] He was released by Barnsley at the end of the season.[7]

Shrewsbury Town[edit]

Stallard joined Shrewsbury Town on a two-year contract in July 2005.[8] He spent only one season at Shrewsbury Town, where he scored six times in 37 league appearances,[1] before leaving the club.

Lincoln City[edit]

He joined Lincoln City in July 2006.[9] He had a successful start to the 2006–07 season, scoring seven goals and collecting the League Two Player of the Month award for September 2006.[10][11] He went on to score 17 goals in 66 league appearances for Lincoln in two seasons,[1] despite his 2007–08 season being interrupted by injury[12] and a three match suspension following a sending off against Rotherham in February 2008.[13]

Mansfield Town[edit]

Stallard was one of four players released by Lincoln City at the end of the 2007–08 season,[14] and joined Conference National club Mansfield Town in July 2008,[15] rejecting an offer from Northern Premier League Premier Division outfit Eastwood Town.[16] In December 2008, Stallard was appointed Mansfield's caretaker manager, along with fellow player Adie Moses, after the sacking of Billy McEwan.[17] The pair won two league games before Mansfield appointed David Holdsworth as the new permanent manager.[18]

Corby Town[edit]

On 8 July 2009, Stallard joined Conference North outfit Corby Town on a free transfer.[19] In October 2009, Stallard retired from professional football, stating his belief that it was unfair to take a wage from the club when he was no longer performing at their level.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Mark Stallard". Soccerbase. Racing Post. Retrieved 2008-07-12. 
  2. ^ "Gregory's whirl has paid off". Sport (Sun, The (London)). 10 March 1997. pp. Super Goals 15. 
  3. ^ "Dearden salutes stellar Stallard". BBC Sport. 1 May 2003. Retrieved 2008-07-12. 
  4. ^ "Barnsley seal Stallard deal". BBC Sport. 20 January 2004. Retrieved 2008-07-12. 
  5. ^ "Spireites to sign Stallard". BBC Sport. 29 September 2004. Retrieved 2008-07-12. 
  6. ^ "Stallard to join County on loan". BBC Sport. 4 February 2005. Retrieved 2008-07-12. 
  7. ^ "Trio released by Barnsley manager". BBC Sport. 16 May 2005. Retrieved 2008-07-12. 
  8. ^ "Shrews sign Stallard and Sorvel". BBC Sport. 1 July 2005. Retrieved 2008-07-12. 
  9. ^ "Imps bag Shrews striker Stallard". BBC Sport. 19 July 2006. Retrieved 2008-07-12. 
  10. ^ Warren, Dan (10 October 2006). "Flying start delights Stallard". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2008-07-12. 
  11. ^ "Stallard secures September honour". BBC Sport. 8 October 2006. Retrieved 2008-07-12. 
  12. ^ "Stallard returns to Imps training". BBC Sport. 22 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-12. 
  13. ^ "Stallard hit by three-match ban". BBC Sport. 25 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-12. 
  14. ^ "Imps release goalkeeper Marriott". BBC Sport. 6 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-12. 
  15. ^ "Stags swoop for striker Stallard". BBC Sport. 9 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-12. 
  16. ^ "Eastwood came close to signing ex-Magpies striker". Evening Post. 12 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-18. 
  17. ^ "Boss McEwan sacked by Mansfield". BBC Sport. 10 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-11. 
  18. ^ "Mansfield name Holdsworth as boss". BBC Sport. 29 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-30. 
  19. ^ "Stallard and Duffy join Steelmen". BBC Sport. 8 July 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-08. 
  20. ^ "Stallard ends career in football". BBC Sport. 6 November 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-21. 

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