Bailey Peacock-Farrell

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Bailey Peacock-Farrell
Bailey Peacock-Farrell.jpg
Peacock-Farrell warming up for Leeds United in 2015
Personal information
Full name Bailey Peacock-Farrell[1]
Date of birth (1996-10-29) 29 October 1996 (age 22)[2]
Place of birth Darlington, England
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.92 m)[3]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Leeds United
Number 1
Youth career
2006–2013 Middlesbrough
2013–2015 Leeds United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015– Leeds United 40 (0)
2017York City (loan) 4 (0)
National team
2018– Northern Ireland U21 1 (0)
2018– Northern Ireland 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:57, 30 March 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18:57, 30 March 2019 (UTC)

Bailey Peacock-Farrell (born 29 October 1996) is a professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Championship club Leeds United and the Northern Ireland national team.

Peacock-Farrell played in Middlesbrough's youth system before signing for Leeds United in 2013. He signed his first professional contract in June 2015 and made his first-team debut in April 2016. He went on loan to National League North club York City in October 2017. Peacock-Farrell broke into the Leeds first team late into the 2017–18 season and made his debut for the Northern Ireland national team in May 2018.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Peacock-Farrell was born in Darlington, County Durham.[2] He started his career in Middlesbrough's youth system in 2006 before being released in 2013, when the club chose not to offer him a scholarship.[4][5] He joined Leeds United shortly after[5] and signed his first professional contract with the club in June 2015.[6]

First team[edit]

Following Marco Silvestri's dismissal in an away match against Rotherham United on 2 April 2016,[7] Peacock-Farrell made his first-team debut in a Championship match at home to Queens Park Rangers on 5 April.[8] The match finished a 1–1 draw, in which he conceded an 87th-minute penalty kick.[9] Peacock-Farrell signed a new two-year contract at Leeds on 9 June 2016.[10] In October 2016, he was ruled out with injury, after surgery on a broken hand.[11]

Peacock-Farrell signed a new three-year contract at Leeds on 9 July 2017.[12] He joined League One club Oldham Athletic on trial for the beginning of pre-season with the view to a season-long loan move, although Oldham decided not to take up the option.[13] He returned to pre-season with Leeds, competing with Andy Lonergan and Felix Wiedwald.[14]

Peacock-Farrell joined National League North club York City on 12 October 2017 on a one-month loan.[15] He made his debut two days later in a 2–2 draw away to Leamington.[16] He made four appearances for York, in which he conceded nine goals,[17] returning to Leeds once the loan expired.[18] Peacock-Farrell joined Swedish Superettan club Landskrona BoIS on a three-day trial in January 2018.[19] After training and playing an internal friendly match for the team, Landskrona decided not to sign him.[20]

Nearly two years after making his debut, Peacock-Farrell played his second match for Leeds on 7 March 2018 at home to league leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers, with first-choice goalkeeper Felix Wiedwald dropped due to poor form.[21][22] Leeds lost 3–0,[23] but Peacock-Farrell received the man-of-the-match award for his performance.[24] He retained his place in the team for the following matches and became Leeds' first-choice goalkeeper for the remainder of the 2017–18 season.[25] He put in several man-of-the-match performances, including a 1–0 defeat against Aston Villa, after which Dan Long of Sky Sports wrote that Peacock-Farrell "looks incredibly assured between the sticks, particularly astounding given his age".[26][27] In May 2018, Peacock-Farrell won the Young Player of the Year award at Leeds' annual award ceremony.[28] He finished the season with 11 appearances for Leeds[25] as they finished in 13th place in the 2017–18 Championship.[29]

After beating off competition from new signing Jamal Blackman, Peacock-Farrell was named first choice goalkeeper for the 2018–19 season under new head coach Marcelo Bielsa.[30] However, despite Leeds being knocked off top place in the Championship after a heavy 4–1 defeat on 10 November against West Bromwich Albion, Peacock-Farrell's place was called into question by some fans after a mistake leading to a goal from a long range shot.[31]

On 16 November 2018, Peacock-Farrell's understudy Jamal Blackman suffered a broken tibia in his leg,[32][33] due to the severity of the injury, Blackman returned to parent club Chelsea, leaving Peacock-Farrell as Leeds' only senior goalkeeper.[34] After head coach Marcelo Bielsa publicly revealed that Peacock-Farrell would have been dropped the following game had Blackman not been injured,[35] on 27 November 2018, Peacock-Farrell became the match winner saving a 90th minute penalty against Reading to help Leeds to a 1–0 win.[36]

On 17 January 2019, Leeds signed Spanish international goalkeeper Kiko Casilla from Real Madrid to compete for the number 1 jersey with Peacock-Farrell.[37][38] Peacock-Farrell dropped to the bench against Rotherham United on 26 January 2019 with Casilla now installed as the club's first choice.[39]

International career[edit]

Peacock-Farrell qualified for Northern Ireland as his grandfather, Jim Farrell, was from Enniskillen.[40] He was called up to the Northern Ireland national team in May 2017 for a training camp.[41] In August 2017, he was called up for 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification matches against San Marino and Czech Republic.[42]

Peacock-Farrell was called up the Northern Ireland U21 squad in March 2018 by manager Ian Baraclough for their matches against Spain and Iceland in 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification.[43] He made his debut on 26 March 2018, keeping a clean sheet as Northern Ireland played out a 0–0 draw with Iceland.[44]

After impressing as Leeds' first-choice goalkeeper, Peacock-Farrell was named in the Northern Ireland squad in May 2018 ahead of friendlies against Panama and Costa Rica.[45] He made his debut on 30 May 2018 against Panama as a half-time substitute in a 0–0 draw.[46]

Peacock-Farrell revealed in September 2018 that he had been approached by members of the England national team staff about the possibility of changing his allegiance, which he would be able to do since he had not yet made his competitive debut for Northern Ireland.[47] Peacock-Farrell, however, affirmed his wish to represent Northern Ireland, who had shown interest in him at an early stage.[47] He made his competitive debut for Northern Ireland on 8 September, starting in a 2–1 home defeat to Bosnia and Herzegovina in the 2018–19 UEFA Nations League.[48]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 30 March 2019
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Leeds United 2015–16[8] Championship 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2016–17[49] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017–18[25] Championship 11 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
2018–19[50] Championship 28 0 1 0 0 0 29 0
Total 40 0 1 0 0 0 41 0
York City (loan) 2017–18[17] National League North 4 0 4 0
Career total 44 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 45 0

International[edit]

As of match played 24 March 2019[51][52]


Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Northern Ireland 2018 5 0
2019 2 0
Total 7 0

Honours[edit]

Individual

References[edit]

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