Nathan Eccleston

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Nathan Eccleston
Nathan Eccleston 2010.jpg
Eccleston playing for Liverpool in 2010
Personal information
Full name Nathan Geoffrey Junior Eccleston
Date of birth (1990-12-30) 30 December 1990 (age 23)
Place of birth Newton Heath, Manchester, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Free Agent
Youth career
2005–2006 Bury
2006–2009 Liverpool
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2012 Liverpool 2 (0)
2010 Huddersfield Town (loan) 12 (1)
2011 Charlton Athletic (loan) 21 (3)
2011 Rochdale (loan) 5 (1)
2012–2014 Blackpool 9 (1)
2012 Tranmere Rovers (loan) 1 (0)
2013 Carlisle United (loan) 2 (0)
2014 Coventry City (loan) 8 (0)
National team
2006 England U17 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:11, 13 May 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Nathan Geoffrey Junior Eccleston (born 30 December 1990) is an English footballer who plays as a striker currently a Free Agent after being released by Blackpool. He's had loan spells with Huddersfield Town, Charlton Athletic, Rochdale, Tranmere Rovers and Carlisle United.

Career[edit]

Liverpool[edit]

Born in Newton Heath, Manchester, Eccleston was originally signed by Liverpool from Bury when he was 15 years old.[1] Eccleston played for the Liverpool reserve team, having appeared regularly for the Under-18's team the previous year. On 27 August, in his first competitive game for the reserves squad, he scored 2 goals in a 3–2 defeat away to Blackburn Rovers.[2] On 6 September 2009, Eccleston was called up to the UEFA Champions League squad for the group stage of the competition.[3]

Eccleston made his competitive debut for Liverpool on 28 October 2009, in the League Cup match against Arsenal, coming on as a late substitute for Philipp Degen.[4] He made his Premier League debut, again as a late substitute, a few days later against Fulham.[5] In January 2010, Eccleston signed a new contract, keeping him until 2013.[6] He made his European debut for the club on 29 July 2010 as a substitute in the 2010–11 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round tie against FK Rabotnički.[7] On 16 September, Eccleston played the last 5 minutes against Steaua Bucaresti in Liverpool's opening group game in the UEFA Europa League group stages. On 22 September 2010, Eccleston missed in a penalty shoot out of the 3rd Round of the League Cup against Northampton Town. It was the last kick from a Liverpool player as Abdul Osman scored the deciding spot kick for Northampton. On 4 November, he appeared as a 63rd minute substitute in Liverpool's 3-1 win in the Europa League tie against Napoli FC.[8] On 10 November, he appeared in Liverpool's 1-1 Premier League draw against Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium. On 2 December, Eccleston played the last 11 minutes of Liverpool's 1-1 draw in the return Europa League group game against Steaua Bucaresti. On 15 December, he made his first ever start for Liverpool, starting and playing 56 minutes in their 0-0 draw with FC Utrecht at Anfield. The draw was enough to see Roy Hodgson's men top Group K.

Huddersfield Town (loan)[edit]

On 28 January 2010, he joined Football League One side Huddersfield Town on a month's loan.[9] He made his debut and scored his first goal for the club on 30 January, in their 1–0 victory over Yeovil Town at Huish Park. On 1 February, Liverpool announced that the loan deal had been extended until 8 May 2010.[9] After extending his loan spell, Eccleston says he couldn't been more happier to extend his loan spell with Huddersfield Town.[10] On 6 May 2010, Eccleston was sent off against Gillingham for a rash tackle in the 26th minute in only his third start for the club,[11] leading to a three match ban.[12]

After Huddersfield lost to Millwall in the play-off semi-finals, Eccleston returned to Liverpool after making 12 appearances for The Terriers, scoring once, starting 4 times, and being sent off once.[13]

Charlton Athletic (loan)[edit]

Eccleston joined Charlton Athletic on loan until the end of the 2010–11 season on 13 January 2011.[14] He made his debut on 15 January in a 2–2 draw at Sheffield Wednesday.[15] He scored his first goal for Charlton one week later in a 2–0 win against Plymouth Argyle.[16] Eccleston scored his second goal of the season at Hartlepool United on 15 February in a 2–1 defeat.[17] Then, his third goal came on 25 April 2011, in a 3-1 win over Rochdale.[18]

Rochdale (loan)[edit]

On 20 October 2011, Eccleston joined League One side Rochdale, initially on a one-month loan.[19] On 22 October 2011, he made his Rochdale debut and he scored in a 3–1 loss to Exeter City.[20] After one month, Eccleston loan spell at Rochdale came to an end.[21]

Blackpool[edit]

On 31 August 2012, Eccleston signed for Championship side Blackpool for an undisclosed fee on a one year deal with an option for a further twelve months.[22] Upon his return from Tranmere Rovers, Eccleston scored his first against his former club, Charlton Athletic, in a 3-1 loss on 12 January 2011.[23] At the end of the season, Eccleston made six appearance for the club and despite lack of regular playing time, Blackpool opted to take up their option of a contract extension, keeping Eccleston under contract until summer 2014.[24]

Tranmere Rovers (loan)[edit]

In late October, he joined League One Tranmere Rovers on loan[25] and made his club debut on 27 October in a match against Preston.[26] However he injured his hamstring in training and returned to Blackpool for treatment, meaning he was unlikely to play again for the club during his loan spell.[27]

Carlisle United (loan)[edit]

On 4 October 2013, Eccleston signed an initial one-month loan deal with League One side Carlisle United. He became manager Graham Kavanagh's first signing since becoming permanent boss. He wore squad number 22 for Carlisle.[28]

Coventry City (loan)[edit]

On 26 March 2014, Eccleston was signed for League One Coventry City on an emergency loan until the end of the 2013/2014 season, he made his debut against Stevenage.[28]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 13 May 2014[29]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[A] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Liverpool 2009–10 Premier League 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
2010–11 Premier League 1 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 7 0
2011–12 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Huddersfield Town (loan) 2009–10 League One 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 1
Charlton Athletic (loan) 2010–11 League One 21 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 3
Rochdale (loan) 2011–12 League One 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 7 1
Liverpool Total 2 0 0 0 2 0 5 0 9 0
Blackpool 2012–13 Championship 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 7 1
2013–14 Championship 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Tranmere Rovers (loan) 2012–13 League One 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Carlisle United (loan) 2013–14 League One 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
Coventry City (loan) 2013–14 League One 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Blackpool Total 10 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 13 1
Career totals 60 6 4 0 2 0 7 0 73 6

Personal life[edit]

Though born Newton Heath, Manchester, Eccleston is a Barcelona supporter.[30]

On the tenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks Eccleston posted a tweet saying: "I ain't going to say attack don't let the media make u believe that was terrorist that did it. #OTIS."[31] OTIS being an abbreviation for "Only The Illuminati Succeed"; the tweet implied Eccleston was a member of the 9/11 Truth movement.[31] Liverpool F.C. vowed to investigate Eccleston's actions.[31]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hassall, Paul (5 February 2008). "The Big Interview: Nathan Eccleston". Liverpool F.C. Retrieved 2009-10-29. 
  2. ^ "Liverpool Results 2009–10". www.liverweb.org.uk. Retrieved 2009-10-29. 
  3. ^ Carroll, James (6 September 2009). "Reds Name Champions League Squad". Liverpool F.C. Retrieved 2009-10-29. 
  4. ^ Sanghera, Mandeep (28 October 2009). "Arsenal 2–1 Liverpool". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2009-10-29. 
  5. ^ Sanghera, Mandeep (31 October 2009). "Fulham 3–1 Liverpool". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2009-10-31. 
  6. ^ Rice, Jimmy (12 January 2010). "New contract for youngster". Liverpool F.C. Retrieved 2013-07-31. 
  7. ^ "Match centre". Liverpool F.C. 29 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-29. 
  8. ^ "Transfer Naples" (in Italian). na1926.net. 26 November 2010. Retrieved 26 November 2010. 
  9. ^ a b "Striker seals loan deal". Liverpool F.C. 28 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-29. 
  10. ^ "Nathan Eccleston so happy to extend Huddersfield Town stay". Huddersfield Examiner. 6 February 2010. Retrieved 31 July 2013. 
  11. ^ "Gillingham 2 - 0 Huddersfield". BBC Sport. 6 March 2010. Retrieved 31 July 2013. 
  12. ^ "Huddersfield Town boss optimistic over Peltier for Norwich City". Huddersfield Examiner. 9 March 2010. Retrieved 31 July 2013. 
  13. ^ "No comment from Huddersfield Town as Scott Arfield speculation increases". Huddersfield Examiner. 24 May 2010. Retrieved 31 July 2013. 
  14. ^ "Nathan Eccleston secures Charlton Athletic loan move". BBC Sport. 13 January 2011. Retrieved 22 January 2011. 
  15. ^ "Sheff Wed 2–2 Charlton". BBC Sport. 15 January 2011. Retrieved 22 January 2011. 
  16. ^ "Charlton 2–0 Plymouth". BBC Sport. 22 January 2011. Retrieved 22 January 2011. 
  17. ^ "Hartlepool 2–1 Charlton". BBC Sport. 15 February 2011. Retrieved 16 February 2011. 
  18. ^ "Charlton 3-1 Rochdale". BBC Sport. 25 April 2011. Retrieved 31 July 2013. 
  19. ^ "Rochdale sign Liverpool striker Nathan Eccleston on loan". BBC Sport. 20 October 2011. Retrieved 31 July 2013. 
  20. ^ "Exeter 3 Rochdale 1". Manchester Evening News. 22 October 2011. Retrieved 31 July 2013. 
  21. ^ "Nathan Eccleston back at Liverpool FC following a month’s loan at Rochdale". Liverpool Echo. 22 November 2011. Retrieved 31 July 2013. 
  22. ^ "Seasiders Strike Deals For Pair". Blackpool F.C. 31 August 2012. Retrieved 31 August 2012. 
  23. ^ "Charlton Athletic 2-1 Blackpool". BBC Sport. 12 January 2013. Retrieved 31 July 2013. 
  24. ^ "Thomas Ince & Matt Phillips: Blackpool take up one-year options". BBC Sport. 9 May 2013. Retrieved 31 July 2013. 
  25. ^ "Tranmere sign Blackpool's Nathan Eccleston on loan". BBC Sport. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  26. ^ "Tranmere - Preston". BBC Sport. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  27. ^ "Injury Update". Tranmere Rovers FC. Retrieved 2 November 2012. 
  28. ^ a b "TRANSFERS: Striker signs loan deal". Carlisle United Official Website. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  29. ^ Nathan Eccleston career stats at Soccerbase
  30. ^ "Nathan Eccleston: Barcelona are my team!". Huddersfield Examiner. 6 February 2010. Retrieved 31 July 2013. 
  31. ^ a b c "Liverpool to investigate 9/11 tweet from Nathan Eccleston". BBC Sport. 14 September 2011. Retrieved 31 July 2013. 

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