Ollie Banks

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Ollie Banks
Ollie Banks playing against Stamford AFC.jpg
Banks playing for FC United of Manchester
Personal information
Date of birth (1992-09-21) 21 September 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth Rotherham, England
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)[1][2]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Northampton Town
(on loan from Chesterfield)
Number 30
Youth career
Rotherham United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 Rotherham United 1 (1)
2011 Sheffield (loan)
2011 Buxton (loan)
2012 Stalybridge Celtic (loan) 10 (0)
2012 Gainsborough Trinity
2012 Scarborough Athletic
2013 North Ferriby United
2013 FC United of Manchester 18 (3)
2013– Chesterfield 38 (7)
2014– Northampton Town (loan) 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:46, 20 December 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Ollie Banks (born 21 September 1992) is an English professional footballer who plays for Northampton Town, on loan from Chesterfield, as a midfielder.

Banks formerly played for Rotherham United, Sheffield, Buxton, Stalybridge Celtic, Gainsborough Trinity, Scarborough Athletic, North Ferriby United and FC United of Manchester.

Early and personal life[edit]

Banks is the son of former professional footballer Ian Banks.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Banks began his career with Rotherham United, scoring on his professional debut in May 2011.[1][3] While with Rotherham he spent loan spells at Sheffield, Buxton and Stalybridge Celtic.[2] He made a total of 11 appearances for Stalybridge in all competitions.[4]

He was released by Rotherham in May 2012.[5] He then went on trial with York City in July 2012.[6] Following a trial with the club, he signed for Gainsborough Trinity in August 2012.[7] He later played for Scarborough Athletic, North Ferriby United and FC United of Manchester.[2] He made a total of 18 appearances for FC United of Manchester in all competitions.[8] While playing semi-professionally for FCUM he also worked part-time as a kitchen fitter.[9]

In September 2013, Banks signed a professional contract with Chesterfield.[10][11] In November 2013 he received the Football League's Young Player of the Month award.[9] In April 2014 it was announced that Banks would be ruled out of the rest of the 2013–14 season through injury.[12] He signed a new contract with the club in May 2014.[13]

He moved on loan to Northampton Town in November 2014.[14]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 20 December 2014[3][4][8]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Rotherham United 2010–11 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2011–12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Stalybridge Celtic (loan) 2011–12 10 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 11 0
FC United of Manchester 2012–13 11 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 2
2013–14 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1
Total 18 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 3
Chesterfield 2013–14 25 7 2 0 0 0 6 2 33 9
2014–15 13 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 15 1
Total 38 7 2 0 1 0 7 3 48 10
Northampton Town (loan) 2014–15 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Career total 70 11 2 0 1 8 3 0 81 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Profile". Rotherham United F.C. Archived from the original on 26 June 2012. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Profile". Chesterfield F.C. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Ollie Banks career stats at Soccerbase
  4. ^ a b "Profile". Stalybridge Celtic F.C. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "Evans announces retained list". Rotherham United F.C. 7 May 2012. Archived from the original on 9 May 2012. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "Midfielder Oliver Banks joins York City on trial". York Press. 14 July 2012. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  7. ^ "Banks Pens Trinity Deal". Football Conference. 17 August 2012. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "Profile". F.C. United of Manchester. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  9. ^ a b Ian Woodcock (20 December 2013). "Chesterfield: Ollie Banks aims to stay away from the kitchen". BBC Sport. Retrieved 27 November 2014. 
  10. ^ "Banks Signs for Spireites". Chesterfield F.C. 16 September 2013. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  11. ^ "Chesterfield sign FC United midfielder Ollie Banks". BBC Sport. 16 September 2013. Retrieved 27 November 2014. 
  12. ^ "Banks Out for Season". Chesterfield F.C. 3 April 2014. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  13. ^ "Chesterfield midfielder Ollie Banks signs new deal". BBC Sport. 13 May 2014. Retrieved 27 November 2014. 
  14. ^ "Ollie Banks joins Northampton on loan from Chesterfield". BBC Sport. 27 November 2014. Retrieved 27 November 2014.