Nicky Riley

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Nicky Riley
Personal information
Full name Nicky Riley
Date of birth (1986-05-10) 10 May 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Celtic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2010 Celtic 0 (0)
2010 Hamilton Academical 0 (0)
2010–2014 Dundee 113 (9)
2014 Peterhead (loan) 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:51, 4 November 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Nicky Riley (born 10 May 1986) is a professional Scottish footballer who plays as a midfielder. He is currently without a club after leaving Dundee. He began his career at Celtic and then played for Hamilton Academical and Dundee, spending time on loan at Peterhead while with Dundee.

Career[edit]

Riley signed for Celtic after spending time with the Brazilian Soccer School in Edinburgh.[1] Upon signing for the club he was involved with their under-21 side.

After suffering with injuries throughout his time at Celtic,[2] he was released in January 2010, having never played in a competitive match for the club.

After leaving Celtic, Riley trained with Hamilton Academical and on 19 February 2010, signed a contract until the end of the season.[3] He left Hamilton at the end of the season, again without making an appearance.[4]

Riley then joined Dundee for pre season training and after two weeks at the club signed an initial six-month contract on 16 July 2010.[5][2] In October 2010, Dundee entered adminstration, but Riley was one of the players kept by the club and in December 2010, extended his contract until the end of the season.[6]

In the 2011–12 season Riley was named as Scottish Football League Player of the Month for November 2011,[7] and at the end of the season was voted into the PFA Scotland First Division Team of the Year.[8] On 22 May 2012, he signed a new one-year contract.[9]

At the end of the 2013–14 season, with Dundee having won the Scottish Championship title and promotion to the Scottish Premiership, Riley was one of a number of players reported to have been told by manager Paul Hartley that they could leave the club.[10] In September 2014, Ayr United manager Mark Roberts said that he was interested in signing Riley, with Hartley saying that Riley needed to go somewhere and play first team football.[11]

On 3 October 2014, Riley signed for Peterhead on a one-month loan.[12] After his loan had came to an end, he left Dundee by mutual consent on 4 November 2014.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nicky Riley". International Confederation of Futebol de Salão. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "I have six months to ressurect my career with Dundee - I intend to take my chance, says Nicky Riley". Daily Record. 17 July 2010. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "Hamilton sign former Celtic midfielder Nicky Riley". BBC Sport. 19 February 2010. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "Two out at Hamilton as two trialists arrive". STV Sport. 8 July 2010. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "Dundee boss Gordon Chisholm hands deals to O'Donnell & Riley". Daily Record. 16 July 2010. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "Dundee 2 - 0 Stirling Albion: Nicky Riley confident Dundee can avoid relegation despite points deduction". The Scotsman. 19 December 2010. 
  7. ^ "IRN-BRU SFL November Manager and Player of the Month Awards". Scottish Professional Football League. 18 December 2011. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  8. ^ Ross, Jack (3 May 2012). "PFA SCOTLAND DIVISION ONE TEAM OF THE YEAR". PFA Scotland. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  9. ^ "Dundee winger Nicky Riley signs new one year deal at Dens Park". Daily Record. 22 May 2012. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  10. ^ "Dundee FC trio can look for new clubs". The Courier. 5 June 2014. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  11. ^ Robertson, Neil (5 September 2014). "Dundee boss tells Nicky Riley to go and find first-team football". The Courier. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  12. ^ Martin, Alex (3 October 2014). "Dundee winger Nicky Riley joins Peterhead on loan". The Press and Journal. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  13. ^ "NICKY LEAVES CLUB". Dundee F.C. 4 November 2014. Retrieved 4 November 2014. 

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