Michael Blackwood (footballer)

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Michael Blackwood
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Personal information
Full name Michael Andrew Blackwood
Date of birth (1979-09-30) 30 September 1979 (age 35)
Place of birth Birmingham, England
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Defender, Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Solihull Moors
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2000 Aston Villa 0 (0)
1999 Chester City (loan) 9 (2)
2000–2002 Wrexham 46 (2)
2002 Worcester City 7 (0)
2002–2003 Stevenage Borough 18 (2)
2003 Halesowen Town 7 (2)
2003–2004 Telford United 35 (3)
2004–2005 Lincoln City 9 (0)
2005–2008 Kidderminster Harriers 100 (4)
2008 Oxford United (loan) 7 (0)
2008–2009 Mansfield Town 25 (3)
2009 Tamworth (loan) 9 (0)
2009–2010 Tamworth 22 (2)
2010–2011 Brackley Town ? (?)
2010–2011 Solihull Moors (loan) 5 (0)
2011– Solihull Moors 31 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 June 2012 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Michael Blackwood (born 30 September 1979 in Birmingham, England) is an English professional footballer who plays for Solihull Moors, where he plays as a defender, and on occasion as a midfielder.

Playing career[edit]

Blackwood began his career as a trainee at Aston Villa in 1998 and had a loan spell at Chester City during the 1999–00 season before joining Wrexham on a free transfer in June 2000, where he made over 45 appearances in two seasons.[1] He dropped into non-league football, playing for Worcester City,[2] Stevenage Borough,[3] Halesowen Town,[4] during the 2002–03 season. He joined Telford United in August 2003 after impressing in pre-season friendlies,[5] and made 35 league appearances for Telford in the 2003–04 season.[1]

Lincoln City[edit]

Having previously trialled for the club in August 2002, appearing for the reserves in a 2–1 home defeat to York City's reserves on 28 August 2002,[6][7] Blackwood returned to Football League in July 2004, joining League Two side Lincoln City on a one-year contract after impressing in a trial spell.[8][9] He started the season in the first team, making his debut in the 1–0 League Two victory at Shrewsbury Town on 7 August 2004, but a ruptured abdominal muscle sustained in late August saw him out of action for four months.[10] He struggled to make an impression at the club in the second half of the season, turning down the opportunity to join Tamworth on loan in February,[11] and departed Sincil Bank by mutual consent on 26 May 2005.[12]

Return to the non-leagues[edit]

He was released by Lincoln at the end of the 2004–05 season and joined Conference National side Kidderminster Harriers,[13] where he made over 100 appearances,[1] before joining Oxford United in January 2008 on loan for the remainder of the 2007–08 season.[14] Blackwood returned to Kidderminster before his loan at Oxford ended due to injury problem and neither club offered him a new contract at the end of the season.[15] He joined Mansfield Town in July 2008.[16] Blackwood joined Conference North side Tamworth on loan from Mansfield in March 2009.[17] He made his debut in the 3–2 victory away at Hucknall Town.

Blackwood returned to Mansfield Town following his loan spell with Tamworth, and was told he would be released from Mansfield Town, at the end of his contract on 5 May 2009.[18] On 25 June 2010, it was announced that he had signed for Brackley Town.[19] In October 2010 he joined Solihull Moors on loan,[20] returning to Brackley at the beginning of January 2011.[21]

In August 2011 he joined Solihull Moors on a permanent basis.[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Michael Blackwood". Soccerbase. Racing Post. Retrieved 11 July 2008. 
  2. ^ "City bag exciting young winger". Non League Daily. 21 August 2002. Retrieved 11 July 2008. 
  3. ^ "Stevenage complete double signing". Non League Daily. 14 September 2002. Retrieved 11 July 2008. 
  4. ^ "Blackwood joins Yeltz battle". Non League Daily. 24 March 2003. Retrieved 11 July 2008. 
  5. ^ "Telford hand Blackwood another chance". Non League Daily. 4 August 2003. Retrieved 11 July 2008. 
  6. ^ "Reserves entertain Minstermen". Lincoln City F.C. Official Website. 28 August 2002. Retrieved 25 June 2010. 
  7. ^ "Reserves slip to narrow defeat". Lincoln City F.C. Official Website. 28 August 2002. Retrieved 25 June 2010. 
  8. ^ "Imps swoop for Blackwood". BBC Sport. 14 July 2004. Retrieved 11 July 2008. 
  9. ^ "Blackwood pens one-year deal". Lincoln City F.C. Official Website. 13 July 2004. Retrieved 25 June 2010. 
  10. ^ "Blackwood chomping at the bit". Lincoln City F.C. Official Website. 13 January 2005. Retrieved 25 June 2010. 
  11. ^ "Blackwood turns down Lambs' move". NonLeagueDaily.com. 28 February 2005. Retrieved 25 June 2010. 
  12. ^ "Duo depart". Lincoln City F.C. Official Website. 26 May 2005. Retrieved 25 June 2010. 
  13. ^ "Harriers complete Blackwood swoop". BBC Sport. 6 July 2005. Retrieved 11 July 2008. 
  14. ^ "Winger Blackwood in Oxford switch". BBC Sport. 31 January 2008. Retrieved 11 July 2008. 
  15. ^ "Six players shown door by Oxford". BBC Sport. 29 April 2008. Retrieved 11 July 2008. 
  16. ^ "Stags sign duo as McEwan rebuilds". BBC Sport. 11 July 2008. Retrieved 11 July 2008. 
  17. ^ "Mills borrows Blackmore". Non-League Daily. 20 March 2009. Retrieved 3 May 2009. 
  18. ^ "Mansfield release eight players". BBC Sport. 5 May 2009. Retrieved 5 May 2009. 
  19. ^ "Two more big signings for ambitious Brackley". NonLeagueDaily.com. 25 June 2010. Retrieved 25 June 2010. 
  20. ^ "Blackwood loaned upwards". NonLeagueDaily.com. 29 October 2010. Retrieved 23 August 2011. 
  21. ^ "Solihull Moors secure Simon Johnson for rest of season". Birmingham Mail. 3 January 2011. Retrieved 23 August 2011. 
  22. ^ "Blackwood moves to Moors". NonLeague.pitchero.com. 23 August 2011. Retrieved 23 August 2011. 

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