Eccleston playing for Liverpool in 2010
|Full name||Nathan Geoffrey Junior Eccleston|
|Date of birth||30 December 1990|
|Place of birth||Newton Heath, Manchester, England|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|2010||→ Huddersfield Town (loan)||11||(1)|
|2011||→ Charlton Athletic (loan)||21||(3)|
|2011||→ Rochdale (loan)||5||(1)|
|2012||→ Tranmere Rovers (loan)||1||(0)|
|2013||→ Carlisle United (loan)||2||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:14, 15 November 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Nathan Geoffrey Junior Eccleston (born 30 December 1990) is an English footballer who plays as a striker for Blackpool. He's had loan spells with Huddersfield Town, Charlton Athletic, Rochdale, Tranmere Rovers and Carlisle United.
Born in Newton Heath, Manchester, Eccleston was originally signed by Liverpool from Bury when he was 15 years old. 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. On 6 September 2009, Eccleston was called up to the UEFA Champions League squad for the group stage of the competition.
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. He made his Premier League debut, again as a late substitute, a few days later against Fulham. In January 2010, Eccleston signed a new contract, keeping him until 2013. 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. 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. 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)
On 28 January 2010, he joined Football League One side Huddersfield Town on a month's loan. 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. After extending his loan spell, Eccleston says he couldn't been more happier to extend his loan spell with Huddersfield Town. 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, leading to a three match ban.
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.
Charlton Athletic (loan)
Eccleston joined Charlton Athletic on loan until the end of the 2010–11 season on 13 January 2011. He made his debut on 15 January in a 2–2 draw at Sheffield Wednesday. He scored his first goal for Charlton one week later in a 2–0 win against Plymouth Argyle. Eccleston scored his second goal of the season at Hartlepool United on 15 February in a 2–1 defeat. Then, his third goal came on 25 April 2011, in a 3-1 win over Rochdale.
On 20 October 2011, Eccleston joined League One side Rochdale, initially on a one-month loan. On 22 October 2011, he made his Rochdale debut and he scored in a 3–1 loss to Exeter City. After one month, Eccleston loan spell at Rochdale came to an end.
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. 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. 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.
Tranmere Rovers (loan)
In late October, he joined League One Tranmere Rovers on loan and made his club debut on 27 October in a match against Preston. 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.
Carlisle United (loan)
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.
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." OTIS being an abbreviation for "Only The Illuminati Succeed"; the tweet implied Eccleston was a member of the 9/11 Truth movement. Liverpool F.C. vowed to investigate Eccleston's actions.
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- "Charlton 3-1 Rochdale". BBC Sport. 25 April 2011. Retrieved 31 July 2013.
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- "Nathan Eccleston back at Liverpool FC following a month’s loan at Rochdale". Liverpool Echo. 22 November 2011. Retrieved 31 July 2013.
- "Seasiders Strike Deals For Pair". Blackpool F.C. 31 August 2012. Retrieved 31 August 2012.
- "Charlton Athletic 2-1 Blackpool". BBC Sport. 12 January 2013. Retrieved 31 July 2013.
- "Thomas Ince & Matt Phillips: Blackpool take up one-year options". BBC Sport. 9 May 2013. Retrieved 31 July 2013.
- "Tranmere sign Blackpool's Nathan Eccleston on loan". BBC Sport. Retrieved 25 October 2012.
- "Tranmere - Preston". BBC Sport. Retrieved 27 October 2012.
- "Injury Update". Tranmere Rovers FC. Retrieved 2 November 2012.
- "TRANSFERS: Striker signs loan deal". Carlisle United Official Website. Retrieved 5 October 2013.
- "Nathan Eccleston: Barcelona are my team!". Huddersfield Examiner. 6 February 2010. Retrieved 31 July 2013.
- "Liverpool to investigate 9/11 tweet from Nathan Eccleston". BBC Sport. 14 September 2011. Retrieved 31 July 2013.
- Nathan Eccleston career stats at Soccerbase
- Nathan Eccleston England stats at The Football Association
- Profile at BBC Sport
- LFC History Profile
- ESPN Profile