Sonny Bradley

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Sonny Bradley
Sonny Bradley 1.jpg
Bradley playing for Portsmouth 2013
Personal information
Full name Sonny Bradley[1]
Date of birth (1991-09-13) 13 September 1991 (age 23)[2]
Place of birth Kingston upon Hull, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[2]
Playing position Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Crawley Town
Number 6
Youth career
000?–2010 Hull City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 Hull City 2 (0)
2010 Harrogate Town (loan) 6 (0)
2011 IK Frej (loan) 5 (1)
2012 Aldershot Town (loan) 14 (0)
2012–2013 Aldershot Town (loan) 42 (1)
2013–2014 Portsmouth 34 (2)
2014– Crawley Town 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:55, 17 June 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Sonny Bradley (born 13 September 1991) is an English professional footballer who plays for Crawley Town as a defender. He has formerly played for Hull City, Aldershot Town and Portsmouth

Career[edit]

Hull City[edit]

Born in Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire,[1] Bradley progressed through the Hull City youth ranks and has been with the club since the age of seven.[3] While at the youth ranks at Hull City, Bradley met his childhood friend, Danny East, who he knows for more than ten years.[4] He was offered his first professional contract at the club in the summer of 2011.[5] Bradley was also a former pupil at Kelvin Hall School and at sixteen, Bradley missed out the apprenticeship.[6]

Bradley was recalled by Hull on 29 March,[7] and made his league debut for Hull on 31 March when he was used as a half-time substitute for captain Jack Hobbs in the 0–2 defeat by Coventry City at the KC Stadium.[8] He was handed his first start on 7 April, in a 0–2 defeat against Millwall.[9]

Bradley was released at the end of 2012–13 season.[10]

Loan spells[edit]

In October 2010 he was sent out on loan to Conference North side Harrogate Town, making his debut in a 3–2 win over Worcester City.[11] He made seven appearances for the Town, scoring in an FA Trophy tie with Witton Albion.[12]

In April 2011, he joined Division 1 Norra team IK Frej on a one-month loan after going on trial with the club.[13][14] Bradley made his debut on 25 April, against BK Forward, and scoring against Dalkurd FF on 7 May. He returned to Hull after making five appearances and scoring once.

In January 2012, he joined Football League Two outfit Aldershot Town on a one-month loan deal.[15] He made his professional debut on 7 January 2012, in a 3–0 defeat to Oxford United at the Recreation Ground.[16] The loan period was later extended to 7 April 2012.[17] He finished the season with 14 appearances for Aldershot before being recalled by Hull on 29 March 2012.[18]

On 7 August 2012, Bradley returned to Aldershot in a season-long loan.[19] He made his re-debut on 11 August, against Wolverhampton.[20] On 23 October, Bradley scored his first career goal, an 87th minute header in a 2–1 win against Southend United.[21] He finished the season with 42 league appearances, scoring once. Despite relegation to Conference Premier, Bradley says his time at Aldershot Town in his second spell helped him improved as a player.[22]

Portsmouth[edit]

After his release from Hull, Bradley signed a two-year deal with Portsmouth on 9 May 2013, where he will joining with Danny East.[23] Bradley revealed he turned down a move from Championship and League One clubs in favour joining Portsmouth.[24] Bradley would also take number six shirt at the club.[25]

He made his debut in a 4–1 home defeat to Oxford United on 3 August 2013. Despite the loss, Bradley was impressed with the club's supporters attendance at the stadium.[26] Since his debut, Bradley had an extended run of the first team and then on 1 January 2014, Bradley scored his first goal for the club and also the first goal of 2014 for the club, as Portsmouth lose 2-1 to Southend United.[27] But towards the end of the season, Bradley would be often used in first team ins and out, mostly on the substitution bench. Bradley would then score his second goal of the season, just ten minutes after coming on as a substitute, in a 4-4 draw against Bury on 26 April 2014, in which it turns out to be his last appearance for the club.[28]

Crawley Town[edit]

On 17 June 2014, Bradley signed a two-year contract at Crawley Town, from Portsmouth for an undisclosed fee. Crawley had fought of competition from Championship clubs for his signature.[29][30]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 3 May 2014.[12][31][32]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Hull City 2011–12 2 0 2 0
2012–13 0 0 0 0
Subtotal 2 0 2 0
Harrogate Town (loan) 2010–11 6 0 1 1 7 1
Subtotal 6 0 1 1 7 1
IK Frej (loan) 2011 5 1 5 1
Subtotal 5 1 5 1
Aldershot Town (loan) 2011–12 14 0 14 0
2012–13 42 1 4 0 1 0 1 0 48 1
Subtotal 56 1 4 0 1 0 1 0 62 1
Portsmouth 2013–14 34 2 1 0 1 0 3 0 39 2
Subtotal 34 2 1 0 1 0 3 0 39 2
Crawley Town 2014–15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Subtotal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 103 4 5 0 2 0 5 1 115 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Brown, Tony; Joyce, Michael; Longbottom, David, eds. (2013). English National Football Archive Yearbook 2013. Tony Brown. p. 112. ISBN 978-1-905891-62-7. 
  2. ^ a b "Player Profile". Portsmouth F.C. Retrieved 22 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Sonny Bradley profile". 8 January 2012. Archived from the original on 3 March 2012. Retrieved 11 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "East relishing Pompey fresh start with his childhood friend". Portsmouth News. 18 June 2013. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "Young Quartet Offered Pro Deals". 21 July 2011. Archived from the original on 30 May 2011. Retrieved 11 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "Hull City's homegrown Sonny Bradley 'competitive and composed' says Billy Russell". Hull Daily Mail. 3 April 2012. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  7. ^ "Tigers recall defender Bradley". Sky Sports. 29 March 2012. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 
  8. ^ "Hull 0 – 2 Coventry". BBC Sport (BBC). 31 March 2012. Retrieved 31 March 2012. 
  9. ^ "Millwall 2–0 Hull". BBC Sport. 7 April 2012. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 
  10. ^ "Hull City Announce Retained and Released List". FTB Pro. 16 May 2013. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 
  11. ^ "Harrogate Town boss Weaver makes double loan signing". 22 October 2010. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  12. ^ a b "Harrogate Town profile". Harrogate Town F.C. 22 October 2010. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  13. ^ "IK Frej testing Sonny Bradley from Hull City" [IK Frej testar Sonny Bradley från Hull City] (in Swedish). Fotboll Transfers. 16 March 2011. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  14. ^ "IK Frej borrows Hull City duo Bradley and Emerton" [IK Frej lånar Hull City-duon Bradley och Emerton] (in Swedish). Fotboll Transfers. 2 April 2011. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  15. ^ "Aldershot bring defenders Troy Brown and Sonny Bradley". 6 January 2012. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  16. ^ "Aldershot 0–3 Oxford Utd". BBC Sport (BBC). 7 January 2012. Retrieved 12 August 2011. 
  17. ^ "Aldershot extend loan of Hull defender Sonny Bradley". BBC Sport (BBC). 9 March 2012. Retrieved 20 March 2012. 
  18. ^ "Tigers recall defender Bradley". Sky Sports. 29 March 2012. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  19. ^ "Sonny Bradley joins Aldershot on loan from Hull City". BBC Sport. 7 August 2012. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 
  20. ^ "Wolves 1–1 Aldershot (7–6 pens)". BBC Sport. 25 May 2013. 
  21. ^ "Southend 1–2 Aldershot". BBC Sport. 23 October 2012. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 
  22. ^ "Comments affected Aldershot Town mood says Sonny Bradley". BBC Sport. 28 April 2012. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  23. ^ "Bradley Signs For Pompey". Portsmouth F.C. 9 May 2013. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  24. ^ "Bradley turned down Championship for Pompey". Portsmouth News. 10 May 2013. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  25. ^ "Squad Numbers Revealed". Portsmouth F.C. 8 July 2013. Archived from the original on 24 June 2014. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  26. ^ "Bradley Hails Fratton Faithful". Portsmouth F.C. 3 August 2013. Archived from the original on 24 June 2014. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  27. ^ "Southend United 2 - 1 Portsmouth". BBC Sport. 1 January 2014. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  28. ^ "Bury 4 Pompey 4". Portsmouth F.C. 26 April 2014. Archived from the original on 24 June 2014. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  29. ^ "Transfer news: Birmingham City and Sheffield United eye Portsmouth's Sonny Bradley". Sky Sports. 31 May 2014. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  30. ^ "Sonny side up!". Crawley Town F.C. 17 June 2014. Archived from the original on 24 June 2014. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  31. ^ "Player Profile". Soccerway. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  32. ^ Sonny Bradley career stats at Soccerbase

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