Tom Parratt

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Tom Parratt
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Personal information
Full name Tom Parratt
Date of birth (1986-03-02) 2 March 1986 (age 29)
Place of birth Inverness, Scotland
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Full Back, Midfield
Club information
Current team
Wilmington Hammerheads
Number 2
Youth career
1995–2001 Iowa City Alliance
2001–2005 Birmingham City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Inverness Caledonian Thistle 0 (0)
2006–2008 Hamilton Academical 46 (0)
2008–2009 Queen of the South 9 (0)
2009–2010 Airdrie United 14 (0)
2011– Wilmington Hammerheads 84 (4)
National team
2003-2004 Scotland U18 4 (0)
2004-2005 Scotland U19 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 28, 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of October 28, 2014

Tom Parratt (born 2 March 1986 in Inverness) is a Scottish professional footballer, who currently plays for Wilmington Hammerheads in the USL Professional Division.

Early life[edit]

Parratt was born in Inverness, Scotland, but moved to the United States with his family at the age of three. He grew up in Iowa City, Iowa, attended Iowa City High School, and played club football for Iowa City Alliance,[1] where his father Ian is Director of Coaching,[2] and attended the US National U-14 training camp.

Club career[edit]

Birmingham City[edit]

At the age of 15, Parratt moved to England to join Birmingham City, and after a year's acclimatisation began a three-year scholarship programme with Birmingham's Academy. During his time with Birmingham he played for the Scotland under-19 team.[1]

Inverness Caledonian Thistle[edit]

Released by Birmingham at the end of the 2004–05 season, Parratt returned to the place of his birth to join Inverness Caledonian Thistle of the Scottish Premier League (SPL) on a two-and-a-half-year contract.[3] He was primarily used as a substitute, and made his debut as a second-half substitute in the Scottish League Cup against Alloa Athletic.[4]

Hamilton Academical[edit]

Released by the club at the end of the 2005–06 season, he signed for Hamilton Academical in August 2006,[5] and established himself as the club's first-choice right back. The following year he was an integral part of the impressive 2007–08 season title winning team, and part of a defence that only conceded three goals at home the entire season.[6]

Queen of the South[edit]

On 27 August 2008 Parratt joined First Division side Queen of the South of Dumfries. He made his debut playing in the 3–1 home league defeat of Dundee on 30 August. He left Queen of the South at the end of January 2009 wishing to pursue options elsewhere.

Airdrie United[edit]

In August 2009 Parratt returned to Scotland joined Airdrie United. Following the 2009–10 season he returned to America.[7][8][9]

Wilmington Hammerheads[edit]

Parratt turned to the United States in 2011 and signed with Wilmington Hammerheads of the USL Pro division.

Wilmington re-signed Parratt for the 2012 season on 13 February 2012.[10]

International career[edit]

Following impressive performances for Birmingham City's Reserves, he was called up to the Scotland under-19 team playing 15 times and was the only player to start every game in 2005.

Honours[edit]

Hamilton Academical

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Alumni profiles Tom Parratt". Iowa City Alliance Soccer Club. Retrieved 8 April 2008. 
  2. ^ Wood, Jenny (Winter 2005). "Iowa Soccer Association Honors Parents, Coaches, Volunteers, Players and Referees" (PDF). Midwest Soccer News. Kansas, Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska Youth Soccer Associations. p. 15. Retrieved 8 April 2008. 
  3. ^ "Striker Dargo moves to Inverness". BBC Sport. 13 June 2005. Retrieved 8 April 2008. 
  4. ^ "Inverness CT 6–1 Alloa". BBC Sport. 24 August 2005. Retrieved 8 April 2008. 
  5. ^ "Inverness's Parratt joins Accies". BBC Sport. 8 August 2006. Retrieved 8 April 2008. 
  6. ^ "Accies Squad 2007-8". Hamilton Academical F.C. 5 October 2007. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 8 April 2008. 
  7. ^ Paterson, Colin (29 August 2009). "Battling Airdrie grab point from Dundee". Airdrie and Coatbridge Advertiser. Retrieved 15 September 2009. 
  8. ^ Paterson, Colin (12 September 2009). "Airdrie Utd grab a point at Somerset Park". Airdrie and Coatbridge Advertiser. Retrieved 15 September 2009. 
  9. ^ "Airdrie deal for defender Parratt". BBC Sport. 24 September 2009. Retrieved 24 September 2009. 
  10. ^ http://uslpro.uslsoccer.com/home/598169.html

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