Tom Soares

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Tom Soares
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Personal information
Full name Thomas James Soares[1]
Date of birth (1986-07-10) 10 July 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Reading, England
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[2]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Bury
Number 19
Youth career
2000–2003 Crystal Palace
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2008 Crystal Palace 149 (10)
2008–2012 Stoke City 7 (0)
2009 Charlton Athletic (loan) 11 (1)
2009–2010 Sheffield Wednesday (loan) 25 (2)
2012 Hibernian (loan) 10 (2)
2012– Bury 39 (5)
National team
2005–2007 England U21 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:05, 11 August 2013 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 February 2010

Thomas James "Tom" Soares (born 10 July 1986) is an English footballer who plays for Bury.

Career[edit]

Crystal Palace[edit]

Born in Reading, Berkshire, Soares came up through the Crystal Palace academy, playing in central midfield.[citation needed] When he made the Palace first team he was used as a winger.[citation needed] Under the management of Neil Warnock, however, Soares was played in central midfield.[citation needed] His driving runs, combined with his best goalscoring season to date, meant that he was a key performer in the 2007–08 season for Palace.[citation needed]

Stoke City[edit]

In August 2008 Soares joined Premier League newcomers Stoke City for a fee of £1.25 million.[3] He made an impressive start, as in his second match for Stoke he won two penalty kicks in a 2–1 win against Tottenham Hotspur at the Britannia Stadium.[4] Soares played a few more matches for Stoke, against Sunderland, Manchester City, Portsmouth and West Bromwich Albion. After playing against Hartlepool United in the FA Cup, however, Soares failed to make a league appearance. He was loaned out to Charlton Athletic for the remainder of the 2008–09 season[5] but failed to help keep them in the Championship. Soares scored one goal for Charlton, on 3 February against Bristol City.[6]

Back at Stoke, he failed to make a Premier League appearance in the 2009–10 season. On 26 November 2009 Soares joined Sheffield Wednesday, initially on a month long loan deal,[7] but he remained there until the end of the season. As at Charlton, Soares was part of a team who were relegated from the Championship.[citation needed] His misery was compounded by it coming at the hands of former club Crystal Palace, who stayed up at Wednesday's expense.[citation needed] Soares has now been relegated three times in his short career.[citation needed] In March 2011, Soares played for Stoke for the first time in almost 18 months, against Cardiff City in the FA Cup.[8] Soares again failed to make a single Premier League appearance for Stoke during the 2010–11 and 2011–12 seasons. His last league appearance for Stoke was in December 2008.

On 23 January 2012, Soares joined Scottish Premier League club Hibernian on loan until the end of the 2011–12 season.[9] He scored two goals in a 3–1 win against Kilmarnock on 25 February.[10]

He was released by Stoke at the end of the 2011–12 season.[1]

On 16 August 2012, it was reported by The News that Soares was training with Portsmouth.[11]

Bury[edit]

On 9 November 2012, Soares joined Bury on non-contract terms.[12] He re-signed for Bury on a two-year deal on 2 July 2013.

Personal life[edit]

His brother Louie is also a footballer, who has represented Barbados.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 12 May 2013[13]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[A] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Crystal Palace 2003–04 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2004–05 22 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 26 1
2005–06 44 1 1 0 2 0 2 0 49 1
2006–07 37 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 37 3
2007–08 39 6 1 0 0 0 2 0 42 6
2008–09 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
Total 149 11 4 0 5 1 4 0 162 12
Stoke City 2008–09 7 0 1 0 0 0 8 0
Charlton Athletic
(loan)
2008–09 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 1
Total 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 1
Stoke City 2009–10 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0
Sheffield Wednesday
(loan)
2009–10 25 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 26 2
Total 25 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 26 2
Stoke City 2010–11 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
2011–12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 7 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 12 0
Hibernian
(loan)
2011–12 10 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 13 2
Total 10 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 13 2
Bury 2012–13 23 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 24 2
Total 23 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 24 2
Career total 225 18 11 0 8 1 4 0 248 19

Footnotes[edit]

A. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals (including those as a substitute) in the Football League play-offs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "FREE TRANSFER LIST 2011/12". Premier League. Retrieved 1 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Premier League Player Profile Tom Soares". Premier League. Retrieved 25 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Soares delighted to be at Stoke". BBC Sport. BBC. 20 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "Stoke City 2–1 Tottenham". Stoke City official site (Stoke City). 19 October 2008. Retrieved 19 July 2009. 
  5. ^ "Soares makes Charlton loan switch". BBC Sport. BBC. 20 March 2011. 
  6. ^ "Bristol City 2–1 Charlton". BBC Sport. BBC. 3 February 2009. Retrieved 20 December 2009. 
  7. ^ "Stoke allow duo to leave on loan". BBC Sport. BBC. 20 March 2011. 
  8. ^ "Cardiff 0 – 2 Stoke". BBC Sport. BBC. 20 March 2011. 
  9. ^ "Soares Signs For Hibs". Stoke City. Retrieved 23 January 2012. 
  10. ^ "Kilmarnock 1–3 Hibernian". BBC Sport. BBC. 25 February 2012. Retrieved 25 February 2012. 
  11. ^ Allen, Neil (16 August 2012). "Williamson and Soares train with Pompey". The News (Portsmouth). Johnston Press. Retrieved 16 August 2012. 
  12. ^ "Soares soars in". Bury FC. Retrieved 9 November 2012. 
  13. ^ Tom Soares career stats at Soccerbase

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