Tom Barkhuizen

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Thomas Barkhuizen
Personal information
Full name Thomas John Barkhuizen[1]
Date of birth (1993-07-04) 4 July 1993 (age 21)
Place of birth Blackpool, England
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Forward full back
Club information
Current team
Morecambe
Youth career
200?- Blackpool
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2015 Blackpool 19 (1)
2011–2012 Hereford United (loan) 38 (11)
2012 Fleetwood Town (loan) 13 (1)
2014 Morecambe (loan) 5 (0)
2015- Morecambe 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 08:49, 16 May 2015 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Thomas John "Tom" Barkhuizen (born 4 July 1993) is an English footballer who plays as a forward for Morecambe.

Career[edit]

Born in Blackpool, Barkhuizen played junior football on the Fylde coast with Blackpool Rangers.[2][3] While growing up, Barkhuizen grew up supporting Blackpool.[4]

In May 2009 he signed on as a first-year scholar with Blackpool's youth department. Before that he had been at the Centre of Excellence for four months, and had scored in every game he played at both under-16 and under-17 levels.[5]

On 24 August 2010, whilst still a second-year youth scholar, he made his first team debut in the second round of the 2010–11 League Cup, against Milton Keynes at Stadium MK.[6] Assistant manager Steve Thompson said of Barkhuizen: "Tom has come through the youth set up and I felt he handled himself very well for his debut. He is not the finished article by a long shot but once he gets a little bit of strength I think we've got a decent player there. I thought he did fantastic."[3]

In August 2011, he made a late substitute appearance in the League Cup defeat to Sheffield Wednesday before joining League Two side Hereford United on loan until the end of the year. He scored on his debut in a 4–1 Football League Trophy defeat to Bournemouth on 30 August.[7] His first league goal came on 10 September 2011, in a 3-1 loss against Shrewsbury Town.[8] On 20 December, after scoring seven goals for the Bulls, Barkhuizen stated that he wanted to stay at Edgar Street until the end of the season.[9] His loan deal was extended until the end of the season on 9 January 2012.[10] Then in late-February, Barkhuizen would score his first brace despite losing 5-4 to Gillingham[11] and then scored a 2-1 win over Wimbledon, to end "a run of 10 home games without a win".[12] Following the club's relegated to the Conference from League Two at the end of the 2011–12 season and made thirty eight appearance and scoring eleven times, Barkuizen was praised by Manager Jamie Pitman for his role as a striker and helping the club go into positive forms.[13] Barkhuizen contract with Blackpool was extended for another year.[14]

On 29 August 2012, Barkhuizen joined Blackpool's Fylde coast neighbours Fleetwood Town on loan until January 2013, together with team-mate Ashley Eastham who joined on loan for one month.[15] He made his debut three days later in a 4–1 win over Aldershot Town at Highbury Stadium.[16] He scored his first and only goal for Fleetwood in a 2-1 win over Barnet on 29 September 2012.[17] After five months at Fleetwood Town, Barkhuizen returned to his parent club.[18] After this, Barkhuizen signed a one-year contract with the club following the end of the 2012-13 season.[19]

On 24 August 2013, in his second league appearance for the club, Barkhuizen scored his first goal for Blackpool in a 1-0 win over Reading.[20] His second goal for the club came in the FA Cup against Bolton Wanderers on 4 January 2014.[21] However, his season soon was disrupted with fractured and dislocated collarbone injury that kept him out for six weeks[22] and then made his return to action in early March.[23] After the end of 2013-14 season, Barkhuizen making fourteen appearance, his contract with Blackpool after his 12-month contract was activated further.[24]

Barkhuizen joined League Two side Morecambe on 17 October 2014 for one month.[25] The next day, on 18 October 2014, Barkhuizen made his debut for Morecambe, where he came on as a substitute for Paul Mullin in the second half, which Morecambe won 2-0 against Burton Albion.[26] After making five appearance for Morecambe, it announced on 17 November that Barkhuizen would return to his parent club in conclusion to his loan spell at Morecambe.[27]

Shortly after returning to Blackpool, Barkhuizen soon fractured his arm in a practice match that left him out for a month.[28]

Career statistics[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premier League clubs submit squad lists". Premier League. 1 September 2010. Retrieved 1 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "Match of the week: Thornton C U-16 2 Blackpool Rngrs U-16 6". Blackpool Gazette. 14 January 2008. Retrieved 25 August 2010. 
  3. ^ a b Canavan, Steve (25 August 2010). "Pool try to tempt Tudgay". Blackpool Gazette. Retrieved 25 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "Local boy Tom is living the dream". Blackpool Gazette. 26 August 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Young Hopefuls Sign Up". Blackpool F.C. 20 May 2009. Archived from the original on 26 December 2014. Retrieved 24 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "MK Dons v Blackpool". BBC Sport. 24 August 2010. Retrieved 24 August 2010. 
  7. ^ "Sky Sports: Match Report - Jayden's stock rises". Sky Sports. 30 August 2011. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  8. ^ "Shrewsbury Town 3 - 1 Hereford United". BBC Sport. 10 September 2011. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  9. ^ Canavan, Steve (20 December 2011). "Loan plea from Tom". Blackpool Gazette. Retrieved 23 April 2012. 
  10. ^ Rogers, Paul (6 January 2012). "Tom Barkhuizen extends loan at Hereford United until the end of the season". Hereford Times. Retrieved 23 April 2012. 
  11. ^ "Gillingham 5 - 4 Hereford United". BBC Sport. 28 February 2012. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  12. ^ "Pitman praises battling Bulls". Sky Sports. 4 March 2012. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  13. ^ "Rest revitalises Bulls striker". Sky Sports. 2 February 2012. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  14. ^ "Ormerod heads for Pool exit". Blackpool Gazette. 22 May 2012. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  15. ^ "Young Pool pair join Fleetwood". Blackpool Gazette. 29 August 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  16. ^ "Fleetwood 4–1 Aldershot". BBC Sport. 1 September 2012. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  17. ^ "Fleetwood 2-1 Barnet" BBC Sport. 29 September 2012. Retrieved 4 January 2014.
  18. ^ "Barry’s back at Blackpool". Blackpoool Gazette. 3 January 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  19. ^ "Barry Ferguson: Blackpool midfielder signs one-year deal". BBC Sport. 18 June 2013. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  20. ^ "Blackpool 1 - 0 Reading". BBC Sport. 24 August 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  21. ^ "Bolton 2-1 Blackpool" BBC Sport. 4 January 2014. Retrieved 4 January 2014.
  22. ^ "Barkhuizen Set For Six Week Absence". Blackpool F.C. 14 January 2014. Archived from the original on 26 December 2014. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  23. ^ "Barkhuizen Returns To Training". Blackpool F.C. 5 March 2014. Archived from the original on 26 December 2014. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  24. ^ "Barkhuizen To Stay At Blackpool". Blackpool Official Website. 7 May 2014. Archived from the original on 8 May 2014. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  25. ^ "Tom Barkhuizen: Morecambe sign Blackpool striker on loan". BBC Sport. 17 October 2014. Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  26. ^ "Match Report: Burton Albion 0 - 2 Morecambe". Burton Albion F.C. 28 October 2014. Archived from the original on 26 December 2014. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  27. ^ "Tom Barkhuizen Returns To Blackpool". Blackpool F.C. 17 November 2014. Archived from the original on 26 December 2014. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  28. ^ "Barkhuizen Set For Short Spell On Sidelines". Blackpool F.C. 27 November 2014. Archived from the original on 26 December 2014. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 

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