|Full name||Patrick James Bamford|
|Date of birth||5 September 1993|
|Place of birth||Grantham, Lincolnshire, England|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|2012–2014||→ Milton Keynes Dons (loan)||37||(18)|
|2014||→ Derby County (loan)||21||(8)|
|2010||Republic of Ireland U18||1||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 May 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Bamford was born in Grantham and raised in a small, nearby village called Norwell. He joined Nottingham Forest's Academy as an eight-year-old after playing junior football for Muskham Cougars. He attended Nottingham High School, where due to the lack of a school football team he played Rugby Union as a full-back, until the end of Year 10. Bamford did French, History, Biology and General Studies and got a good set of A-Level results. He also had an unconditional scholarship offer from Harvard University. Bamford was an unused substitute during Forest's League Cup Third Round tie against Newcastle United at the City Ground. He made his Forest debut against Cardiff City at the City Ground on 31 December 2011, coming on as a substitute for Matt Derbyshire. He appeared in Forest's next game, coming on again as a late sub this time for Andy Reid as Forest beat Ipswich 3–1 at Portman Road. On 19 January 2012, Bamford furthered his claim to a place in the Forest side by scoring five and setting up three goals in a 9–1 victory over Wigan Athletic youth in the FA Youth Cup, and the following week scored four goals in a 5–1 win over Southampton.
On 31 January 2012, Bamford joined Chelsea on a five-year contract for a fee of £1.5 million. On 8 February 2012, he started to train with Chelsea's first team squad. He made his debut for Chelsea Reserves in a friendly against Gillingham at Cobham with Chelsea emerging victorious 5–4. Bamford netted his first goal in Chelsea colours, rounding off a tidy team move and also scored his second, the winner from the penalty spot.
Loans to MK Dons
On 22 November 2012, he signed on loan at Milton Keynes Dons until 7 January. Making his debut on 25 November 2012 against Colchester United, and ended the match with three assists. Karl Robinson said that he hoped Bamford would stay until the end of season.
On 31 January 2013, Bamford's loan was extended until 20 May, having impressed enough before sustaining a hamstring injury. On 19 March 2013, Bamford netted the first goal of his professional career at Crewe Alexandra's Alexandra Stadium.
On 1 July 2013, Chelsea extended Bamford's loan to MK Dons until 5 January 2014. Bamford scored 14 league goals in 23 appearances for MK Dons during this six month period, and thus received speculation that he would be sent on loan to a club at a higher level. On 31 December 2013, Karl Robinson confirmed that Bamford will not be returning to MK Dons after his loan deal expires. This club was later announced as Derby County. He made his last appearance for The Dons on 4 January 2014, where he scored his 17th goal of the season in the closing stages of a 3–3 draw against the FA Cup holders Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup.
Loan to Derby County
On 3 January 2014, Derby County confirmed the signing of Bamford on a loan until the end of the season. Bamford made his debut for Derby as a substitute on 10 January 2014, in a 4–1 away defeat to Leicester City. His first goal came in his next game, at home to Brighton, when he opened the scoring in the 76th minute after coming on as a 59th minute substitute for Simon Dawkins. He dedicated the goal to his godfather, former Nottingham Forest chairman Nigel Doughty. On 24 January, Bamford has won the Football League's Young Player of the Month award for December following his performances on loan at MK Dons. One day later, he scored his 19th goal of the season in a 1–1 draw against Blackburn Rovers. Bamford continued his great form – he scored in the next two matches, against Yeovil Town on 28 January and against Birmingham City on 1 February. On 18 February, Bamford's stunning strike earned Derby a 1–0 win at Hillsborough against Sheffield Wednesday. Bamford failed to score in the next 6 games for Derby however on the 25th March he scored a goal in a 2-1 loss against Ipswich Town Bamford scored in the next game on the 29th March against Charlton Athletic, scoring the second of three goals, capitalising on an error by the captain Johnnie Jackson in the 38th minute. He continued his goal scoring form as he scored his 25th goal of the season away from home against Blackpool on 8 April.
Bamford played for the Republic of Ireland once at Under 18 level, he qualifies to play for Ireland under the grandparent rule. On 28 February 2012, Bamford made his first appearance for the England U19s in a friendly match against Czech Republic. He was brought on at half time, only 20 minutes into the second half Chelsea team-mate Todd Kane put a cross into the box which Bamford firmly headed into the goal; scoring his first England U19 goal. On 17 November 2013 he was called up to the England U21 team for the first time for a game against San Marino U21, after a fantastic start to the season having scored 12 goals in 20 appearances. 2 days later Bamford made his U21s debut, coming on as a 65th minute substitute in a 9–0 win over San Marino.
- As of 3 May 2014
|Club||Season||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Other||Total|
|Nottingham Forest Total||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||0|
|Milton Keynes Dons (loan)||2012–13||League One||14||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||14||4|
|Milton Keynes Dons (loan)||2013–14||League One||23||14||3||1||2||1||2||1||30||17|
|Milton Keynes Dons Total||37||18||3||1||2||1||2||1||44||21|
|Derby County (loan)||2013–14||Championship||21||8||0||0||0||0||0||0||21||8|
|Derby County Total||21||8||0||0||0||0||0||0||21||8|
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- Chelsea profile
- Premier League profile
- ESPN Profile
- Patrick Bamford career stats at Soccerbase
- Sky Sports profile
- BBC Sport profile