Matt Glennon

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Matt Glennon
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Glennon in 2011
Personal information
Full name Matthew William Glennon
Date of birth (1978-10-08) 8 October 1978 (age 35)
Place of birth Stockport, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
FC Halifax Town
Number 1
Youth career
Bolton Wanderers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2001 Bolton Wanderers 0 (0)
1999 Port Vale (loan) 0 (0)
2000 Stockport County (loan) 0 (0)
2000 Bristol Rovers (loan) 1 (0)
2000–2001 Carlisle United (loan) 29 (0)
2001–2002 Hull City 35 (0)
2002–2005 Carlisle United 117 (0)
2005 Falkirk 21 (0)
2005–2006 St. Johnstone 12 (1)
2006–2010 Huddersfield Town 109 (0)
2010 Bradford City 17 (0)
2010–2012 Stockport County 60 (0)
2012 Chester 12 (0)
2012– FC Halifax Town 87 (0)
National team
2005 England C 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 27 April 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Matthew William "Matt" Glennon (born 8 October 1978) is an English semi-professional footballer who plays for FC Halifax Town as a goalkeeper.

A graduate of the Bolton Wanderers Academy, he spent 1997 to 2001 at the club without making a first team appearance. Instead he spent part of 1999 on loan at Port Vale, and part of 2000 on loan at Stockport County and then Bristol Rovers; he played just one game for Rovers, and never made it onto the pitch for Port Vale or Stockport County.

He did manage to find regular football on loan at Carlisle United in the 2000–01 campaign, before securing a £50,000 move to Hull City in June 2001. He returned to Carlisle on a free transfer in October 2002, and helped the club to win promotion out of the Conference National as winners of the 2005 play-off Final. He then switched to Scottish side Falkirk, before signing with St. Johnstone in January 2006, where managed to score a goal.

Glennon returned to England in June 2006 to play for Huddersfield Town. He spent four years with the club, making over 100 appearances, before he joined Bradford City in January 2010. He moved on to Stockport County in September 2010, and became the first choice keeper from his arrival up until his departure in January 2012. He then joined Chester, and helped the club to win the Northern Premier League title in 2011–12. He signed with Halifax Town in July 2012, and helped the club to win promotion out of the Conference North in May 2013.

Club career[edit]

Bolton Wanderers[edit]

Born in Stockport, Greater Manchester, Glennon started as a trainee at Bolton Wanderers, but could not break into the first team and after unsuccessful loan spells at Port Vale, Stockport County and Bristol Rovers, found his form at Carlisle United, where he played 29 games on loan in the 2000–01 season. In January 2001 he turned down a transfer to Rovers, that would have been worth around £250,000 for Bolton.[1]

Hull City[edit]

In June 2001, he moved to Hull City for a £50,000 fee. He played 35 games for the "Tigers" but was allowed to leave for Carlisle on a free transfer in October 2002.[2]

Carlisle United[edit]

Glennon spent three years with Carlisle, playing over 100 games for the side. He stayed with the club as they were relegated to the Conference and quickly gained promotion back to League Two as play-off winners in 2005. However he departed in June 2005 after declaring the contract he was offered was 'unacceptably low'.[3]

Falkirk & St. Johnstone[edit]

He went to Scotland to play for Falkirk in July 2005,[4] before moving to St. Johnstone in January 2006. At St. Johnstone he scored his first senior goal, as a desperate last minute attempt to score an equaliser paid off.[5] He then returned south of the border, signing with Huddersfield Town in June 2006.[6]

Huddersfield Town[edit]

After moving to the Galpharm Stadium, Glennon firmly established himself as the club's first choice keeper. He achieved a rare feat in saving three penalty kicks in the same game against Crewe Alexandra on 24 February 2007, even though Town still lost the game 2–1. His perfect appearance record at Town was tarnished after he was sent off in Town's 4–1 defeat by Southend United at Roots Hall on 5 December 2007, forcing 17-year-old Alex Smithies to come on in his place. On 17 January 2008, he was rumoured to be leaving Town for Premier League side Birmingham City, who he'd helped Town knock out of the FA Cup two weeks earlier.[7] In April 2008 Glennon had rejected a new deal to stay at the Galpharm Stadium, alerting the five clubs awaiting his signature including Birmingham City, Coventry City and Charlton Athletic. However on 7 May of that year, he signed a two-year extension to his contract with Huddersfield Town, keeping him at the Galpharm Stadium until 2010. Having been displaced as the "Terriers" number 1 by Alex Smithies, it was announced on 13 January 2010 that Glennon's contract had been terminated.[8]

Bradford City[edit]

He then joined League Two side Bradford City on a deal until the end of the season. He was handed the number 40 shirt. He made his debut against Bury in a 2–1 loss. His first clean sheet came in a 0–0 draw with Grimsby Town. Glennon was released from his contract with Bradford City at the end of the 2009–10 season.[9]

Stockport County[edit]

In September 2010, Glennon joined his hometown club Stockport County on a permanent deal; he signed along with the (then) manager's son, Jake Simpson.[10] He replaced Owain Fôn Williams as the club's first choice stopper, and started 36 league games in 2010–11, as the "Hatters" were relegated out of the Football League. Glennon made a further 26 appearances in 2011–12, but was released by manager Jim Gannon on 31 January 2012.[11]

Chester[edit]

On 24 February 2012, Glennon signed for Chester F.C. of the Northern Premier League Premier Division until the end of the season,[12] keeping a clean sheet on his debut against Buxton.[13] He helped the club to win the league title and promotion to the Football Conference in 2011–12, before leaving the Deva Stadium in the summer.

Halifax Town[edit]

He signed with FC Halifax Town, another reformed club, in July 2012, with the intention of battling Phil Senior for the first team spot.[14] He played 51 matches in the 2012–13 campaign, and kept a clean sheet in the Conference North play-off final, as promotion was secured with a 1–0 victory over Brackley Town.[15] He was an unused substitute in the West Riding County Cup victory over Guiseley.[16]

He missed just one league game in the 2013–14 season as he helped the club to secure a play-off spot, where they were beaten by Cambridge United at the semi-final stage.[17]

International career[edit]

Glennon represented England at semi-professional level making two appearances for the England C team during his time at Carlisle United in 2005 when they were playing in the Conference National.

Statistics[edit]

As of 23 May 2014.
Season Club Division League FA Cup League Cup Other[18] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1997–98 Bolton Wanderers Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998–99 Bolton Wanderers First Division 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999–2000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999–2000 Port Vale (loan) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999–2000 Stockport County (loan) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000–01[19] Bolton Wanderers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000–01[19] Bristol Rovers (loan) Second Division 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001–02[20] Hull City Third Division 35 0 2 0 3 0 2 0 42 0
Total 35 0 2 0 3 0 2 0 42 0
2000–01[19] Carlisle United (loan) Third Division 29 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 33 0
2002–03[21] Carlisle United 41 0 3 0 1 0 7 0 52 0
2003–04[22] 44 0 1 0 1 0 3 0 49 0
2004–05[23] Conference National 38 0 4 0 0 0 3 0 45 0
Total 152 0 11 0 2 0 14 0 179 0
2005–06[24] Falkirk SPL 21 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 23 0
Total 21 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 23 0
2005–06[24] St. Johnstone First Division 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 1
Total 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 1
2006–07[25] Huddersfield Town League One 46 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 49 0
2007–08[26] 45 0 5 0 1 0 1 0 52 0
2008–09[27] 18 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 21 0
2009–10[28] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 109 0 7 0 4 0 2 0 122 0
2009–10[28] Bradford City League Two 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 0
Total 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 0
2010–11[29] Stockport County League Two 36 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 39 0
2011–12[30] Conference National 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 0
Total 60 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 63 0
2011–12 Chester Northern Premier 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
Total 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
2012–13[31] FC Halifax Town Conference North 42 0 2 0 0 0 7 0 51 0
2013–14[31] Conference Premier 45 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 50 0
2014–15[31] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 87 0 4 0 0 0 10 0 101 0
Career total 506 1 26 0 11 0 29 0 582 1

Honours[edit]

Carlisle United

Chester

FC Halifax Town

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Glennon turns down Rovers move". BBC Sport. 24 January 2001. Retrieved 21 May 2009. 
  2. ^ "Glennon glad to be back". BBC Sport. 21 October 2002. Retrieved 21 May 2009. 
  3. ^ "Glennon unhappy with deal offer". BBC Sport. 10 June 2005. Retrieved 21 May 2009. 
  4. ^ "Keeper Glennon joins the Bairns". BBC Sport. 19 July 2005. Retrieved 21 May 2009. 
  5. ^ "Ross County 2–2 St Johnstone". BBC Sport. 11 March 2006. Retrieved 4 July 2010. 
  6. ^ "Glennon seals Huddersfield move". BBC Sport. 27 June 2006. Retrieved 21 May 2009. 
  7. ^ "Thursday's gossip column". BBC Sport. 17 January 2008. Retrieved 21 May 2009. 
  8. ^ "'Keeper Glennon's Contract Cancelled". Huddersfield Town Football Club Official Website. 13 January 2010. Retrieved 13 January 2010. 
  9. ^ "Bradford City release seven players from their squad". BBC Sport. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 7 May 2010. 
  10. ^ "Stockport County sign Jake Simpson & Matt Glennon". BBC Sport. 3 September 2010. Retrieved 4 September 2010. 
  11. ^ "Four players leave". stockportcounty.com. 31 January 2012. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  12. ^ Wheelock, Paul (25 February 2012). "Chester FC: Blues sign former Football League goalkeeper Matt Glennon". Chester Chronicle. Retrieved 25 February 2012. 
  13. ^ Wheelock, Paul (25 February 2012). "Chester FC 4 Buxton 0: Chris Simm and Wes Baynes bag braces in easy win". Chester Chronicle. Retrieved 25 February 2012. 
  14. ^ Shaw, Matthew. "FC Halifax Town Are Delighted To Announce......". halifaxafc.co.uk. Retrieved 14 July 2012. 
  15. ^ "Brackley Town 0–1 FC Halifax Town". bluesqnorth.com. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  16. ^ "Seddon's goal wins West Riding County Cup for FC Halifax Town". Yorkshire Evening Post. 15 May 2013. Retrieved 16 May 2013. 
  17. ^ Osborne, Chris (4 May 2014). "Cambridge 2 - 0 Halifax Town". BBC Sport. Retrieved 4 May 2014. 
  18. ^ Includes other competitive competitions, including the Football League Trophy & FA Trophy.
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  20. ^ "Games played by Matt Glennon in 2001/2002". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  21. ^ "Games played by Matt Glennon in 2002/2003". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  22. ^ "Games played by Matt Glennon in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  23. ^ "Games played by Matt Glennon in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
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  25. ^ "Games played by Matt Glennon in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  26. ^ "Games played by Matt Glennon in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  27. ^ "Games played by Matt Glennon in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  28. ^ a b "Games played by Matt Glennon in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  29. ^ "Games played by Matt Glennon in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  30. ^ "Games played by Matt Glennon in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  31. ^ a b c Soccerway

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