Scott Donnelly

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Scott Donnelly
Personal information
Full name Scott Paul Donnelly[1]
Date of birth (1987-12-25) 25 December 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Hammersmith, England
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Havant & Waterlooville
Number 11
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 Queens Park Rangers 13 (0)
2007 Wealdstone 14 (1)
2007–2010 Aldershot Town 71 (15)
2010–2012 Swansea City 1 (0)
2010–2011 Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 18 (3)
2011–2012 Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 18 (4)
2012 Aldershot Town 4 (0)
2012 Southend United (loan) 2 (0)
2013 Farnborough 3 (2)
2013 Newport County 18 (1)
2013-2014 Farnborough 20 (10)
2014– Havant & Waterlooville 1 (0)
National team
2004 England U17 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:03, 24 November 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Scott Paul Donnelly (born 25 December 1987) is an English footballer who plays as a midfielder for Conference South side Havant & Waterlooville.

Career[edit]

Born in Hammersmith, Greater London, Donnelly had a promising start to his career, making his first league appearance for Queens Park Rangers at the age of 16 in October 2004 during a 2–1 defeat to Preston North End. A series of injuries set him back though and, despite signing a professional contract in 2006, he was released in January 2007.

Donnelly then played for non-League side Wealdstone and scored on his debut. In July 2007, had a successful trial and joined Aldershot Town. He was later handed a contract to keep him at the club until the end of the 2008–09 season,[2] and scored the equaliser in a 1–1 draw with Exeter City that handed them promotion to the Football League.[3] Donnelly also scored the Aldershot winner with a free kick in the team's first league game this season against Accrington Stanley, making him the first player to score for Aldershot in their second spell as a Football League club.[4]

On 1 February 2010, it was reported that Donnelly was set to join Wycombe Wanderers on loan with a view to a permanent move.[5]

On 23 June 2010, Donnelly agreed a move to Swansea City, penning a three-year deal with the Football League Championship outfit.[6]

He made one appearance as an 81st minute substitute during a 3–0 victory over Crystal Palace.[7]

On 30 December 2010, Donnelly agreed a loan move to Wycombe Wanderers, the club he was linked with during the summer.[8] His loan spell lasts until the end of the 2010–11 season. On 13 June 2011, it was announced that Donnelly would return on loan to Wycombe until the end of the 2011–12 season.[9] He went on trial with Bradford City, featuring in their tour of Ireland 4–0 win against Wexford Youths. In September 2012, Donnelly joined Aldershot on a short term contract.[10] He made his debut on 29 September against York City.[11] This was quickly followed by a short time on loan at Southend United in order to try an earn a permanent transfer.[12] However this was unsuccessful and he then joined Farnborough of the Conference South in order to benefit from first team football and improve his fitness.[13]

In January 2013 Donnelly signed for Newport County until the end of the 2012–13 season.[14] Donnelly scored on his Newport debut after 30 seconds versus Tamworth on 9 February 2013.[15] County eventually finished 3rd in the league, reaching the Conference National playoffs. Newport County won the playoff final versus Wrexham at Wembley Stadium 2–0 to return to the Football League after a 25-year absence with promotion to Football League Two.[16]

He was released by Newport County 10 May 2013.[17]

In August 2013 Donnelly rejoined Farnborough on a on a non-contract basis.[18][19]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 24 November 2013.[20]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[A] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Queens Park Rangers 2004–05 Championship 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2005–06 Championship 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
2006–07 Championship 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Total 13 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
Aldershot Town 2007–08 Conference 8 1 0 0 0 0 3 2 11 3
2008–09 League Two 20 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 22 1
2009–10 League Two 45 13 3 1 1 0 1 0 50 14
Total 73 15 3 1 2 0 5 2 83 18
Swansea City 2010–11 Championship 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
2011–12 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 2010–11 League Two 18 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 19 3
Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 2011–12 League One 18 4 1 0 1 1 1 0 21 5
Swansea City Total 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Aldershot Town 2012–13 League Two 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 6 0
Aldershot Town Total 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 6 0
Southend United (loan) 2012–13 League Two 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Southend United Total 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Farnborough 2012–13 Conference South 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
Farnborough Total 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
Newport County 2012–13 Conference Premier 18 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 1
Newport County Total 18 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 1
Farnborough 2013–14 Conference South 15 9 2 0 0 0 2 0 19 9
Farnborough Total 15 9 2 0 0 0 2 0 19 9
Career totals 165 34 9 1 4 1 9 2 187 38
A. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals (including substitutes) in the Football League Trophy and Conference League Cup.

Family[edit]

His sister Stacey Tracey Donnelly plays for the U17 Republic of Ireland women's national football team that reached the 2010 UEFA U-17 Women's Championship Final [1].

Honours[edit]

Aldershot Town
Newport County

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Search 1984 to 2006 – Birth, Marriage and Death indexes". Findmypast.com. Retrieved 2010-07-01. 
  2. ^ "Scott's Permanent". Aldershot Town. 30 July 2007. Retrieved 1 April 2008. 
  3. ^ "Exeter 1–1 Aldershot". BBC Sport. 15 April 2008. Retrieved 21 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Accrington Stanley 0–1 Aldershot". BBC Sport. 9 August 2008. Retrieved 21 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Chairboys agree Donnelly fee". Sky Sports. 1 February 2010. Retrieved 1 July 2010. 
  6. ^ "Swans snap up Scott Donnelly". Swansea City Football Club. 23 June 2010. Retrieved 23 June 2010. 
  7. ^ "Crystal Palace 0–3 Swansea". BBC Sport. 30 October 2010. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  8. ^ "Donnelly agrees Swansea to Wycombe Wanderers loan". BBC Sport. 30 December 2010. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  9. ^ "Scott Donnelly joins Wycombe Wanderers". BBC Sport. 13 June 2011. Retrieved 13 June 2011. 
  10. ^ "Aldershot Town re-sign midfielder Scott Donnelly" BBC Sport. 18 September 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2012.
  11. ^ "Aldershot 0–2 York" BBC Sport. 29 September 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2012.
  12. ^ "Southend United sign Aldershot's Scott Donnelly". BBC Sport. 22 November 2012. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  13. ^ "Farnborough sign Donnelly on a short term deal". Farnborough Football Club. 11 January 2013. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  14. ^ "Scott Donnelly Signs". Newport County AFC. 1 February 2013. Retrieved 21 November 2013. 
  15. ^ "Newport 2–2 Tamworth". BBC Sport. 9 February 2013. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  16. ^ "Wrexham 0–2 Newport". BBC Sport. 5 May 2013. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  17. ^ "Donnelly released by Newport County". BBC Sport. 13 May 2013. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  18. ^ "Day's hoping for a Donn deal". Get Hampshire. 8 August 2013. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  19. ^ "Clubs are chasing Farnborough's Scott Donnelly". Sky Sports. 21 November 2013. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  20. ^ "Scott Donnelly Stats". Soccerbase. 

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