Ryan Donaldson

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Ryan Donaldson
Personal information
Full name Ryan Mark Donaldson[1]
Date of birth (1991-05-01) 1 May 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[2]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Cambridge United
Number 7
Youth career
2001–2008 Newcastle United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2012 Newcastle United 6 (0)
2011 Hartlepool United (loan) 12 (0)
2011 Tranmere Rovers (loan) 1 (0)
2012–2013 Gateshead 39 (8)
2013– Cambridge United 34 (7)
National team
2007–2008 England U17 15 (10)
2009–2010 England U19 10 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:55, 23 March 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 07:48, 31 May 2010 (UTC)

Ryan Mark Donaldson (born 1 May 1991) is an English footballer who plays for Cambridge United. He plays as a midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Donaldson joined his hometown club at age 9 and made his reserve team debut several months before his sixteenth birthday. After establishing himself in the reserves, he captained them to the fifth round of the 2009 FA Youth Cup where they lost out to Manchester City[3][4] and also to a successful defence of the Northumberland Senior Cup.[5]

After being promoted to the first team for the 2008–09 season, Donaldson made the bench for a handful of games but did not manage to make an appearance. He eventually made his league and home debut for Newcastle on 31 August 2009 in the 1–0 home win against Leicester City[6] and then made his second appearance as a second half substitute for Ryan Taylor playing the final 15 minutes of the game in a 4–0 victory over Ipswich Town on 26 September 2009.[7] He made his full debut when Chris Hughton handed him and several youngsters a starting role in the 22 September League Cup game away at Peterborough United.[8]

He continued playing regular football for the reserve team, and in the 2010–2011 season played in the 2nd round Football League Cup tie against Accrington Stanley in central midfield alongside Haris Vučkić. Newcastle won the game 3–2 with goals from Ryan Taylor, Shola Ameobi and Peter Løvenkrands.[9]

On 24 January 2011, Donaldson joined Hartlepool United on a month long loan.[10] He made his debut the following day in a 1–1 draw with Notts County.[11] On 25 February, Hartlepool extended Donaldson's loan for a further month.[12] He was released by Newcastle United on 1 June 2012.[13]

On 17 August 2012, Donaldson signed for Conference National side Gateshead until 1 January 2013.[14] He made his debut the following day as a substitute in a 1–1 draw with Forest Green Rovers.[15] He scored his first senior goal on 24 August 2012 in a 2–1 win over Stockport County, before being sent off late in the game.[16] On 26 November 2012, Donaldson signed an extension to his contract until the end of the 2012–13 season.[17]

On 23 May 2013, Donaldson signed for Cambridge United on a two-year deal after his contract ended at Gateshead when the 12/13 came to a close. Donaldson scored twice in Cambridge's 4–0 *FA Trophy victory over Gosport Borough. He then scored the winner in the Conference Promotion Final as Cambridge overcame his old team Gateshead 2-1 at Wembley. He received the man of the match award on both Wembley visits.

International career[edit]

In the summer of 2007, Donaldson was called up to the England U17 squad and made his debut on 31 July at the Nordic Championships,[18] helping them to a third place finish. He took part in the Algarve Tournament the following summer[19] and England's unsuccessful 2008 European Championship qualifying campaign.

Donaldson was promoted to the U19's and was an unused substitute for the first 2010 European Championship qualifier, making his debut in September 2009. He started the next match and scored the opening goal in a 3–1 win over Slovenia.[20]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 13 April 2013.[21][22][23][24][25]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Newcastle United 2009–10 Championship 2 0 2 0 1 0 5 0
2010–11 Premier League 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
2011–12 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 2 0 2 0 2 0 6 0
Hartlepool United (loan) 2010–11 League One 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
Tranmere Rovers (loan) 2011–12 League One 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Gateshead 2012–13 Conference National 39 8 1 0 3[a] 0 43 8
Total 39 8 1 0 3 0 43 8
Cambridge United 2013–14 Conference National 34 7 0 0 1 2 23 5
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career totals 64 11 3 0 2 0 3 0 85 13
  1. ^ Appearances in FA Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Search 1984 to 2006 – Birth, Marriage and Death indexes". Findmypast.com. Retrieved 12 August 2010. 
  2. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 501. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  3. ^ "Donaldson in charge". TheFA.com. 16 January 2009. 
  4. ^ "City into last eight". TheFA.com. 5 February 2009. 
  5. ^ "United fire four to retain Senior Cup crown". nufc.co.uk. 12 May 2009. 
  6. ^ "Danny Boy Sends Toon Top!". nufc.co.uk. 31 August 2009. 
  7. ^ "Toon Back Top As Nolan Nets Treble!". nufc.co.uk. 26 September 2009. 
  8. ^ "Young United Exit Carling Cup". nufc.co.uk. 22 September 2009. 
  9. ^ "Accrington Stanley 2 – NUFC 3". nufc.co.uk. 25 August 2010. 
  10. ^ "Hartlepool United move for Newcastle striker Donaldson". bbc.co.uk. 24 January 2011. 
  11. ^ "Hartlepool vs Notts County". hartlepoolunited.co.uk. 25 January 2011. 
  12. ^ "Hartlepool extend Ryan Donaldson loan deal". chroniclelive.co.uk. 25 February 2011. 
  13. ^ "Magpies Announce Retained List". Newcastle United. 1 June 2012. Retrieved 1 June 2012. 
  14. ^ "Gateshead sign Ryan Donaldson". Gateshead FC. 17 August 2012. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  15. ^ "Gateshead 1–1 Forest Green". BBC Sport. 18 August 2012. Retrieved 18 August 2012. 
  16. ^ "Stockport 1–2 Gateshead". BBC Sport. 24 August 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  17. ^ "Donaldson commits to Gateshead". Gateshead FC. 26 November 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  18. ^ "Third degree for Lions". TheFA.com. 4 August 2007. 
  19. ^ "England thrive in Algarve event". UEFA.com. 5 February 2008. 
  20. ^ "Ryan flying for Lions". nufc.co.uk. 12 October 2009. 
  21. ^ "Ryan Donaldson Career Stats". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 October 2010. 
  22. ^ "Alfreton Town 2–0 Gateshead". Gateshead FC. 21 October 2012. Retrieved 21 October 2012. 
  23. ^ "Gateshead 2–0 Macclesfield Town". Gateshead FC. 24 November 2012. Retrieved 24 November 2012. 
  24. ^ "Cambridge United 0–1 Gateshead". Gateshead FC. 16 December 2012. Retrieved 16 December 2012. 
  25. ^ "Barrow 3–2 Gateshead". Gateshead FC. 30 January 2013. Retrieved 30 January 2013. 

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