Michael Byrne (footballer, born 1985)

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Michael Byrne
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Personal information
Full name Michael Thomas Byrne
Date of birth (1985-05-14) 14 May 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Ashton-under-Lyne, England
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder / Striker
Club information
Current team
Chainat
Number 26
Youth career
2001–2003 Bolton Wanderers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2005 Stockport County 1 (1)
2004 Leigh RMI (loan) 7 (3)
2005–2008 Northwich Victoria 81 (10)
2008 Stalybridge Celtic 2 (0)
2009 Nakhon Pathom 15 (4)
2009–2010 Chonburi 23 (8)
2010–2011 Bangkok Glass 19 (4)
2011– Chainat 1 (0)
National team
2001–2002 Wales U17 3 (0)
2003–2004 Wales U19 5 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Michael Thomas Byrne (born 14 May 1985) is a Welsh footballer who plays for Chainat as a midfielder.

Career[edit]

Byrne was born in Ashton-under-Lyne, England but plays at international level for Wales.[1] He has played for the Welsh U17 and Wales U19 sides as well as both the U23 and full Semi-professional teams. He was called up to the U21 squad to replace the injured Gareth Williams[2] for a UEFA Under-21 Championship qualification match against Finland U21s in 2002, but was an unused substitute.[3]

His club career started at Bolton's youth academy, but he was released in early 2003.[4] Leigh RMI expressed an interest in March 2003 but ultimately he signed for Stockport County in August.[5][6] In his time at Stockport he made only one first team appearance, scoring a 'fine goal' on his debut in a 4–1 loss at Notts County.[7] In September 2004 he joined Leigh RMI on a one-month loan, impressing manager Phil Starbuck on his debut and helping the team to their first victory of the season.[8] At the end of October he was released by Stockport and remained without a club until signing for Northwich Victoria in February 2005.[9] Despite being transfer-listed at the start of the 2007–08 season, Byrne remained at the club until November 2008 and was then released.[10][11]

He then spent some time at Stalybridge Celtic before signing for Thai club Nakhon Pathom, and was booked in his 8 March debut against Bangkok United in the first game of the 2009 season.[12] He has moved from Nakhon Pathom to Chonburi after the end of the first leg of the Thai Premier league, his move was fairly cheap only ฿500,000-(around £10,000).

On 28 July 2010 He moved to Bangkok Glass after agreeing terms and signing a two and a half-year contract, the contract has a ฿3 millions-(around £60,000) buy-out clause.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Men – Semi Professional – Michael Byrne". Football Association of Wales. Retrieved 7 April 2009. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Savage stands by Bowen". BBC Football. 29 August 2002. Retrieved 7 April 2009. 
  3. ^ "Wales U21s slump continues". BBC Sport. 6 September 2002. Retrieved 7 April 2009. 
  4. ^ "Pendlebury set for Leigh". BBC Sport. 19 March 2003. Retrieved 7 April 2009. 
  5. ^ "Pendlebury set for Leigh". BBC Sport. 19 March 2003. Retrieved 7 April 2009. 
  6. ^ "Michael Byrne". Soccerbase. Retrieved 7 April 2009. 
  7. ^ "Notts County 4–1 Stockport". BBC Sport. 21 February 2004. Retrieved 7 April 2009. 
  8. ^ "New boys impress Starbuck". BBC Sport. 6 September 2004. Retrieved 7 April 2009. 
  9. ^ "Northwich boss hails Byrne deal". BBC Sport. 24 February 2005. Retrieved 7 April 2009. 
  10. ^ "Vics transfer-list five players". BBC Sport. 11 September 2007. Retrieved 7 April 2009. 
  11. ^ "Vics appoint ex-Lewes boss King". BBC Sport. 4 November 2008. Retrieved 7 April 2009. 
  12. ^ "Live Score" (in Thai). Football Association of Thailand. Retrieved 7 April 2009. 

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