Matthew Tipton

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Matthew Tipton
Personal information
Full name Matthew John Tipton
Date of birth (1980-06-29) 29 June 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Bangor, Wales
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Number 18
Youth career
Oldham Athletic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2002 Oldham Athletic 112 (15)
2002–2005 Macclesfield Town 131 (40)
2005 Mansfield Town 4 (0)
2005–2007 Bury 24 (3)
2006–2007 Macclesfield Town (loan) 33 (5)
2007–2009 Hyde United 48 (21)
2008–2009 Droylsden 18 (1)
2009–2010 Macclesfield Town 24 (5)
2010 Dundalk 14 (7)
2011–2012 Portadown 51 (30)
2012–2014 Linfield 16 (8)
2014- Ballymena United 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:01, 18 August 2012 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Matthew John Tipton (born 29 June 1980 in Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales) is a professional footballer. He is a currently playing for Ballymena United. He plays as a striker.


He started his career at Oldham Athletic moving up through the Youth ranks and making his debut aged just 17. During this period he also played a handful of games for the Wales Under 21 side. In 2002 he moved on to League Two side Macclesfield Town, where he enjoyed his most prolific spell.

This was followed by a brief, unhappy spell with Mansfield Town,[1][2] before eventually moving back to the North-West of England with Bury.

After his time at Bury came to an end he dropped out of the Football league and joined Conference North side Hyde United. A season later moved to local rivals Droylsden. He scored the only goal of the game in Droylsden's 1–0 giant-killing victory over league side Darlington. On 18 July 2009 he returned to Macclesfield Town as trialist and played in the 3–0 pre-season defeat to Middlesbrough F.C.. He signed a one-year deal with Macclesfield on 24 July 2009.[3]

He was released by the club, along with 10 other players at the end of the 2009–10 season.[4]

He signed for Dundalk of The League of Ireland on 29 July 2010. It was the first time in his career that he had played outside of Britain. He signed for the 2010 campaign.[5] He then made his league debut in the defeat at Sligo Rovers.[6] On 13 September 2010 Tipton scored a hat trick helping Dundalk win 5–1 against league toppers Shamrock Rovers [1]. Ironically it was on the return of Dundalk's former No. 10 Neale Fenn who left club under controversial circumstances. Dundalk fans chanted "I'd rather have a Tipton than a Fenn".

In December 2010 he signed for Portadown on an 18-month deal with the option for another 12 months.[7] He was the club's leading scorer for the 2011–12 season with 24 league goals.

He signed for Linfield in May 2012 on a two-year contract.[8]


  1. ^ Mansfield win the race for Tipton
  2. ^ Tipton leaves Mansfield for Bury
  3. ^ Tippy signs one year deal
  4. ^ "Macclesfield release Jon Brain but make Rooney offer". BBC Sport. 14 May 2010. Retrieved 15 May 2010. 
  5. ^ "Dundalk announce double swoop". Dundalk FC. 29 July 2010. Retrieved 1 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "Sligo Rovers 1–0 Dundalk". Dundalk FC. 31 July 2010. Retrieved 1 August 2010. 
  7. ^ "Portadown sign Monaghan United defender Brian Gartland". BBC. 20 January 2011. Retrieved 3 May 2012. 
  8. ^ "Portadown striker Matthew Tipton joins Linfield". BBC. 2 May 2012. Retrieved 3 May 2012. 

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