Anthony Forde (footballer)

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Anthony Forde
Anthony Forde walsall.jpg
Personal information
Full name Anthony Forde[1]
Date of birth (1993-11-16) 16 November 1993 (age 21)
Place of birth Ballingarry, County Limerick, Ireland
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Walsall
Number 27
Youth career
1998–2009 Ballingarry AFC
2009–2011 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 Wolverhampton Wanderers 21 (0)
2013 Scunthorpe United (loan) 8 (0)
2014– Walsall 28 (3)
National team
2011–2013 Republic of Ireland U19 13 (2)
2012–2014 Republic of Ireland U21 11 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:20, 13 February 2015 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Anthony Forde (born 16 November 1993) is an Irish footballer who plays as a wide midfielder for English League One side Walsall. He has represented the Republic of Ireland at numerous youth levels. He played for Ballingarry AFC as a schoolboy. He has one sister and a brother called Kevin also known as "Pigeon" who is a sub for Ballingarry AFC Junior team.

Career[edit]

Wolves[edit]

Forde moved to Wolves in summer 2009 to become part of their academy group. He made his senior debut on 23 August 2011 as a substitute in a League Cup tie against Northampton Town,[2] and his Premier League debut on 26 November 2011 at Chelsea.[3] He made six appearances in the top flight as the club suffered relegation.

Having signed a contract to last until summer 2015,[4] the winger started the first two games of new Wolves' manager Ståle Solbakken but gradually faded from the first team as the season progressed. In March 2013 he moved on loan to League One side Scunthorpe United for the remainder of the 2012–13 season.[5]

During the 2013–14 season, Forde made only five appearances (four as substitute) as Wolves won promotion back to the Championship at the first attempt.

Walsall[edit]

On 12 August 2014 Forde joined Wolves' Midlands neighbours Walsall of League One, signing a two-year deal for an undisclosed fee.[6] He scored his first goal for the club in a 3–0 victory over Doncaster Rovers on 27 September 2014.[7] Forde scored a free kick in the Saddlers' 2–0 victory over Preston North End in the first leg of the Football League Trophy Northern area final on 7 January 2015.[8] He scored his second league goal of the season on 17 January 2015 in a 2–0 win over Colchester.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional Retain List & Free Transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 3 June 2013. Retrieved 21 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Northampton 0–4 Wolverhampton". BBC Sport. 23 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Chelsea 3–0 Wolverhampton". BBC Sport. 26 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "Anthony Forde excited by new start". Express & Star. 16 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "Scunthorpe: Wolves winger Anthony Forde joins on loan until May". BBC Sport. 14 March 2013. 
  6. ^ "Anthony Forde: Walsall sign Wolves winger on two-year deal". BBC Sport. 12 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "Walsall boss wants more from Anthony Forde". Express & Star. 30 September 2014. 
  8. ^ "Preston North End 0-2 Walsall". BBC Sport. 7 January 2015. Retrieved 8 January 2015. 
  9. ^ "Colchester United 0-2 Walsall". BBC Sport. 17 January 2015. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 

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