Charlie Taylor (footballer born 1993)
Taylor playing for Fleetwood Town in 2013
|Full name||Charles James Taylor|
|Date of birth||18 September 1993|
|Place of birth||York, England|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Current club||Fleetwood Town
(on loan from Leeds United)
|2012||→ Bradford City (loan)||3||(0)|
|2012||→ York City (loan)||4||(0)|
|2013||→ Inverness Caledonian Thistle (loan)||7||(0)|
|2013–||→ Fleetwood Town (loan)||21||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:19, 27 November 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Charles James "Charlie" Taylor (born 18 September 1993) is an English footballer who plays for Fleetwood Town as a defender, on loan from Leeds United. He plays as a left back but can also play as a left winger. He is a former England under-19 international.
Born in York, North Yorkshire, Taylor attended Tadcaster Grammar School and played in the junior teams at Leeds United before signing as a scholar with the club upon leaving school in the summer of 2010. During his first year in the youth team, Taylor was a regular for the under-18s, and in the second half of the 2010–11 season established himself in the reserve team, featuring in nine games. While playing for the under-18s against Newcastle United he scored a goal which would be awarded the LFE's 2010–11 Academy & Youth Alliance Goal of the Season in April 2011, with LFE chief executive Alan Sykes describing it as an "incredible strike". He capped his first year as a scholar by turning professional after signing a three-year contract at the club in May 2011. The length of the contract reflected the club's value of the player with fellow youngsters Alex Cairns and twins Lewis and Nathan Turner earning only one-year deals initially.
Senior debut and loan moves
At 17 years of age, Taylor made his first team debut for Leeds as a second half substitute against local rivals Bradford City in the League Cup on 9 August 2011. Taylor made his league debut for Leeds at left back on 10 September against Crystal Palace, replacing the suspended Aidy White. On his debut, Taylor gained an assist for Ross McCormack's goal who scored the opener of the game in Leeds' 3–2 victory. Despite a promosing debut, Taylor was dropped for the following game against Bristol City with White coming back into the side. Taylor was named as an unused substitute in the 3–0 loss against rivals Manchester United in the League Cup on 20 September 2011. His appearances in the senior team would lead Taylor to being called up to the England under-19 squad the following month for the Limoges Tournament.
Taylor joined League Two outfit Bradford City on an initial one-month loan on 1 January 2012 in order to gain further first team experience. Bradford decided against extending the loan after it expired, having made four appearances.
Taylor joined hometown club York City, who were newly-promoted to League Two, on an initial one-month loan on 30 August 2012. He made his debut two days later in a 3–1 home victory over Oxford United. Despite being second to Jamal Fyfield in the left-back pecking order, the loan was extended for a second month on 28 September 2012. Having made five appearances for York, Taylor returned to Leeds on 26 October 2012, shortly before the expiration of the loan. He joined Scottish Premier League side Inverness Caledonian Thistle on loan until the end of the 2012–13 season on 25 January 2013.
In October 2011, Taylor made his debut for the England under-19 team, playing in two of the three games in the Limoges Tournament to help England earn a win in the overall tournament. His debut came as a substitute against Portugal, before starting against Ukraine.
- As of match played 26 November 2013.
|Club||Season||League||National Cup||League Cup||Other||Total|
|Bradford City (loan)||2011–12||League Two||3||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||4||0|
|York City (loan)||2012–13||League Two||4||0||0||0||0||0||1[a]||0||5||0|
|Inverness Caledonian Thistle (loan)||2012–13||Scottish Premier League||7||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||8||0|
|Fleetwood Town (loan)||2013–14||League Two||21||0||3||0||4||0||0[a]||0||28||0|
- Appearance in Football League Trophy
- Brown, Tony; Joyce, Michael; Longbottom, David, eds. (2013). English National Football Archive Yearbook 2013. Tony Brown. p. 159. ISBN 978-1-905891-62-7.
- Anderson, John, ed. (2013). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2013–2014. Headline Publishing Group. p. 469. ISBN 978-07553-64138.
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- "Late winner secures United success". Leeds United A.F.C. 17 September 2011. Retrieved 30 August 2012.
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- "England Vs Ukraine". The Football Association. 10 October 2011. Retrieved 10 October 2011.
- "LUFC Leeds youngster helps England win tournament". Vital Leeds. 10 October 2011. Retrieved 11 March 2012.
- Parker, Simon (1 January 2012). "Leeds youngster joins Bradford City on loan". Telegraph & Argus (Bradford). Retrieved 30 August 2012.
- "Taylor joins Bantams on loan". Leeds United A.F.C. 1 January 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
- "Taylor returns to Leeds". Sky Sports. 31 January 2012. Retrieved 8 February 2012.
- "Clarke Carlisle, Scott Dobie and Charlie Taylor join York City". BBC Sport. 30 August 2012. Retrieved 30 August 2012.
- "Games played by Charlie Taylor in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 August 2012.
- Flett, Dave (28 September 2012). "Scott Dobie released by York City". The Press (York). Retrieved 4 November 2013.
- Flett, Dave (26 October 2012). "Mills: Lee Bullock’s York City career not over". The Press (York). Retrieved 4 November 2013.
- "Inverness CT land Leeds defender Charlie Taylor on loan". BBC Sport. 25 January 2013. Retrieved 25 January 2013.
- "Games played by Charlie Taylor in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 August 2012.
- "Games played by Charlie Taylor in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 November 2013.
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