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Clayton Donaldson
Clayton Donaldson.jpg
Donaldson with Birmingham City in 2016
Personal information
Full name Clayton Andrew Donaldson[1]
Date of birth (1984-02-07) 7 February 1984 (age 33)[1]
Place of birth Bradford, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Birmingham City
Number 9
Youth career
0000–2000 Bradford City
2000–2002 Hull City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2005 Hull City 2 (0)
2002–2003 Harrogate Town (loan) 6 (2)
2003 Scarborough (loan) 2 (0)
2004 Halifax Town (loan) 4 (0)
2004 Harrogate Town (loan) 8 (3)
2005–2007 York City 85 (41)
2007–2008 Hibernian 18 (5)
2008–2011 Crewe Alexandra 117 (47)
2011–2014 Brentford 136 (46)
2014– Birmingham City 105 (32)
National team
2006–2007 England National Game XI 2 (0)
2015– Jamaica 10 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:46, 19 March 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 09:46, 19 March 2017 (UTC)

Clayton Andrew Donaldson (born 7 February 1984) is a professional footballer who plays as a striker for Championship club Birmingham City.

Donaldson started his career with Hull City in 2002, scoring on his first-team debut in the Football League Trophy later that year. He was sent out on loan to non-League clubs on four occasions, and with chances in the first team at Hull limited, he was released in 2005 and subsequently joined York City. In his first season at the club, he was voted as their Clubman of the Year and his second season saw him finish as the team's highest scorer and third highest scorer in the league.

He joined Scottish Premier League team Hibernian in July 2007, after signing a pre-contract agreement with them in January whilst with York. After a season at the club he left to return to England with Crewe Alexandra. After three years with Crewe, being the top goalscorer in League Two in his last season, he joined Brentford in 2011. He spent three years with the club, helping them gain promotion into the Championship in 2013–14, before signing for Birmingham City at the end of that season when his contract expired. He played internationally for the England National Game XI, who represent England at non-League level, with whom he earned two caps, before accepting an invitation to represent Jamaica in 2015.

Early life[edit]

Born in Bradford, West Yorkshire,[1] Donaldson grew up in Manningham and attended Manningham Middle School and Rhodesway School.[2] He played football for his school team before joining his hometown club Bradford City, who he supported as a child.[3] Donaldson was released by the club aged 16, with only one player, Lewis Emanuel, being retained from his age group.[2] He was soon signed by Hull City, having been spotted by their youth-team coach Billy Russell.[4]

Club career[edit]

Hull City[edit]

Donaldson was a trainee with Hull's youth system when scoring from close range on his first-team debut in Hull's Football League Trophy 3–1 away defeat to Port Vale on 22 October 2002, having replaced Gary Alexander as a 60th-minute substitute.[1][5][6] He was sent out on loan to Northern Premier League Premier Division club Harrogate Town in November 2002,[7] and scored in the 68th minute of his debut, a 3–1 away win over Gateshead on 12 November.[8] He stayed with Harrogate for three months, in that time scoring 5 goals in 10 appearances before returning to Hull.[9] He made his Football League debut for Hull on 8 February 2003, coming on as an 81st-minute substitute for Damien Delaney in a 1–0 defeat at home to Lincoln City.[6] Two days later, he signed a two-year professional contract with Hull.[1][10] He made one further appearance in the 2002–03 season, as a 69th-minute substitute in a 1–0 away win against Boston United.[6]

In August 2003, Donaldson joined Football Conference club Scarborough on a one-month loan.[11] His debut came in a 2–1 home defeat to Burton Albion on 23 August 2003, and made only one more appearance before his loan expired.[12] On his return to Hull he made two further appearances, both as a substitute in the Football League Trophy,[13] before joining Football Conference club Halifax Town in February 2004 on a one-month loan.[14] Having made his debut as a 58th-minute substitute for Jake Sagare in a 2–0 away defeat to Margate on 8 February 2004, Donaldson finished his spell at Halifax with four appearances.[13][15] With little prospect of a first-team place at Hull, he rejoined Harrogate in September 2004 on a one-month loan, and scored in the 18th minute of his second debut for the club, a 3–0 home win over Lancaster City on 18 September.[16][17] He was voted the Conference North Player of the Month for October 2004, having scored three goals from five appearances in that period.[18] His second loan spell with Harrogate ended having scored 4 goals from 11 appearances.[17] At the end of 2004–05, Donaldson was released by Hull, as manager Peter Taylor was unable to guarantee him first-team football.[19]

York City[edit]

After his release by Hull, Donaldson was spoken to by Barrow,[20] but was signed by Conference National club York City on 23 June 2005, with manager Billy McEwan saying: "He's a young player who is very hungry for his chance and he'll bring competition up front".[21] He made his debut in a 0–0 home draw with Crawley Town on 13 August 2005.[22] His first goal came in a 1–0 win against Cambridge United on 2 September 2005.[22] Picking the ball up on the half-way line, he ran past two opposition defenders on the left wing before shooting the ball into the bottom-right corner from outside the penalty area.[23] During 2005–06, Donaldson scored 18 goals for York[22] and was awarded the Clubman of the Year award, voted for by the club's supporters, before the final match of the season against Hereford United on 29 April 2006.[24][25] He agreed a contract extension with York for 2006–07 in July 2006.[26]

Donaldson playing for York City in 2007

York manager McEwan compared Donaldson to Paulo Wanchope in September 2006,[27] but following York's 2–0 away defeat against Oxford United later that month, McEwan criticised Donaldson's selfishness in attack, saying it cost them the match.[28] In late 2006, Donaldson became subject of much transfer speculation. Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Mick McCarthy watched him in York's 1–0 home victory over Altrincham, in which he scored his 12th goal of the season, on 5 November 2006.[29] He was also watched by Scottish Premier League club Hibernian.[30] In response to this speculation, Donaldson said: "I don't read too much into the speculation. I've heard it before and nothing has happened so I will just keep my head down and enjoy my football until a point comes when the manager or board come and tell me they have had an offer they want to consider".[30]

Donaldson playing for York City in 2007

On 18 December 2006, he rejected the offer of a new contract at York, meaning he would be out of contact at the end of the season.[31] Scunthorpe United and Peterborough United Director of Football Barry Fry both watched him in December 2006.[32][33] Fry tabled a £100,000 bid for Donaldson, but this failed to meet York's valuation and they halted their bid at this amount.[33][34] He was reportedly given a £500,000 transfer valuation by York in January 2007.[35] A cash-plus-player offer from League Two club Accrington Stanley for Donaldson was rejected in January 2007, which according to York was £25,000 and was termed as an "embarrassment" by York manager McEwan, and Accrington then upped their bid to a six-figure fee, but were told that Donaldson was not for sale.[36][37][38]

Donaldson was suspended for three matches following his 51st-minute sending off for using his elbow in York's 2–1 defeat away to Kidderminster Harriers on 20 January 2007.[39] York rejected a bid from Scunthorpe for Donaldson, with their approach falling short of York's valuation,[40] after which Scunthorpe manager Nigel Adkins said he would not pay "stupid money" for Donaldson.[41] On 29 January 2007, Hibernian announced that Donaldson had signed a pre-contract agreement with them for a three-year contract, effective in the summer.[42] As he was 23 years old a month later, York were not entitled to any compensation under FIFA regulations.[43] York later turned down a £50,000 offer from Hibernian, which would have allowed them to bring Donaldson to the club immediately.[44] York manager McEwan wanted Donaldson to give his complete commitment for York for the rest of the season,[45] who also revealed that the club intended to fight against the "international loophole" that meant Donaldson could join Hibernian for free.[46] Donaldson's agent, Andy Sprott, said suggestions he deliberately found Donaldson a transfer in Scotland so York would not receive any compensation were "not the case".[47]

Donaldson returned from his suspension for York's reserves against Sheffield United on 6 February 2007,[48] but the match was frozen off,[49] and he eventually returned in a 4–0 away win over Altrincham on 10 February 2007.[50][51] His first goals since his suspension came against Cambridge United, with a hat-trick on 13 March 2007.[52] Donaldson insisted he remained fully committed to York, after speculation concerning his commitment grew in April 2007.[53] In the play-off semi-final second leg away to Morecambe on 7 May 2007, Donaldson collided with the onrushing opposition goalkeeper Steven Drench in the penalty area while trying to collect the ball.[54] With Donaldson still groggy, York's penalty was taken by Steve Bowey, who successfully converted in the 20th minute.[54] However, York lost the match 2–1 and were eliminated on aggregate.[54] Donaldson finished 2006–07 with 26 goals for York from 48 appearances,[51] including 24 goals in the Conference National, meaning he was the division's third top scorer.[55]

Hibernian[edit]

Donaldson made his Scottish Premier League debut for Hibernian in a 1–0 away win over their rivals Hearts on 6 August 2007,[56] his first league goal coming against Falkirk on 15 September,[57] after winning and scoring a penalty.[58] Donaldson was sent off in this match,[59] resulting in a one-match suspension.[60] His first match back was his home debut against Motherwell in the Scottish League Cup on 26 September 2007,[57] starting in place of the injured Steven Fletcher.[61] Donaldson scored in the 11th minute after a solo run, beating two defenders and shooting under goalkeeper Graeme Smith, although Hibs lost the match 4–2.[61] He scored his first hat-trick for Hibs in a 4–1 home win Kilmarnock on 29 September 2007.[62]

He was linked with a move to League One club Crewe Alexandra in February 2008,[63] having been unable to figure in Mixu Paatelainen's plans at Hibs, meaning he was frozen out of the first team.[64] Donaldson finished 2007–08 with 21 appearances and 6 goals, his last goal of the season coming against Falkirk in December 2007.[57] In the summer of 2008, he was told that he was available for transfer by Hibs.[65] Crewe were believed to be lining up a bid for him in July 2008, who had money available after selling striker Nicky Maynard to Bristol City for £2.25 million and held negotiations with Donaldson.[66][67] The move stalled after a six-figure fee had been agreed but Donaldson later agreed personal terms.[68][69]

Crewe Alexandra[edit]

Donaldson with Crewe Alexandra in 2010

Donaldson's move to League One club Crewe Alexandra was completed on 18 August 2008 on a three-year contract for an undisclosed six-figure fee.[70] The contract could not be signed until international clearance was given from the Scottish Football Association,[70] which was received on 22 August 2008.[71] He made his debut as an 81st-minute substitute in a 2–1 home victory against Walsall on 23 August 2008.[72] Donaldson's former club York made an attempt to re-sign him on loan in October 2008, but were told to make an inquiry four weeks later as he was injured.[73] Despite this, he came on as a substitute in Crewe's 3–0 away defeat to Scunthorpe on 11 October 2008,[74] which was followed a week later by his first start in a 2–2 home draw with Milton Keynes Dons.[72] He scored his first Crewe goals against Huddersfield Town on 1 November 2008 in a 3–2 defeat,[72] in a match that eventually finished as a 3–2 away defeat.[75] He displayed the ability of long throw-ins, which he initially developed while in the Hull youth team, on several occasions, including a 3–2 home victory over Scunthorpe on 17 January 2009,[76] a match in which he also scored.[77] He scored three goals in four matches later in the season, with the final goal, against Carlisle United, proving to be his last of 2008–09.[72] Donaldson finished the season with 43 appearances and 7 goals.[72]

He broke his fibula during August 2009, which resulted in him being ruled out of playing for eight weeks.[78] He finished 2009–10 with 39 appearances and 13 goals.[79] His first appearance of 2010–11 came in the opening match, a 1–0 home defeat to Hereford on 7 August 2010,[80] in which he missed an early opportunity to score, shooting wide of the goal having been one-on-one with goalkeeper Adam Bartlett.[81] His first goals of the season came after scoring twice in a 7–0 home victory over Barnet on 21 August 2010,[80] the first a shot into the bottom left of the goal and the second a close-range header.[82] He finished the season with 48 appearances and 29 goals,[80] including 28 goals in the League Two, making him the division's top scorer.[83]

Brentford[edit]

Donaldson playing for Brentford in 2014

Donaldson signed a three-year contract with League One club Brentford on 1 July 2011 on a free transfer.[84][85] He was named Brentford's Player of the Year for 2012–13,[86] in which he scored 24 goals from 56 appearances.[87] After helping Brentford gain promotion into the Championship in 2013–14 as League One runners-up,[88] manager Mark Warburton confirmed that Donaldson would be offered a new contract with the club.[89]

Birmingham City[edit]

Donaldson turned down Brentford's contract offer, and signed a two-year contract with their 2014–15 Championship rivals Birmingham City, to begin on 1 July 2014 when his Brentford contract expired.[90] He made his debut as a second-half substitute in the opening-day defeat away to Middlesbrough, opened the scoring as Birmingham beat Cambridge United 3–1 at home in the League Cup,[91] and collected Wes Thomas's through ball to run on and score in a 2–2 home draw with Ipswich Town on 19 August 2014.[92] Although attracting praise for his general play,[93] Donaldson was disappointed with his lack of goals; by the end of October 2014, he had added only one more.[94]

A change of management and change of formation – Gary Rowett preferred to play Donaldson as a lone striker – brought a change of fortune in front of goal. He scored both goals in a 2–1 home win against Watford, who had been on a nine-match unbeaten run,[95] and followed up with the only goal of the visit to Rotherham United, when his shot was parried back out to him and he was alert enough to produce a more accurate and powerful second attempt.[96] Donaldson's "customary selfless performance" was rewarded with a two goals in a 3–1 away win over Nottingham Forest,[97] and a hat-trick against Wigan Athletic prompted thoughts of a 20-goal season.[98] An eight-week lean spell put paid to that target – he finished 2014–15 with 16 goals in all competitions, 15 in the league,[91] – but his efforts for the team were recognised with both Players' Player and Supporters' Player of the Season awards.[99]

Donaldson playing for Birmingham City in 2016

In the first month of 2015–16, Donaldson provided four assists for teammates but did not score himself. At home to Bristol City on 12 September 2015, he completed a first-half hat-trick; the match ended 4–2.[100] His fifth goal of the season came in a 5–2 away win against Fulham on 7 November 2015,[101] the last match before he made his international debut for Jamaica. He returned with a groin injury that was predicted to keep him out for six weeks. Rowett suggested the damage could have been less serious had Donaldson not played the whole match despite being obviously unfit, but Jamaica coach Winfried Schäfer denied the accusations, stating that he had wanted to substitute Donaldson but the player insisted on continuing.[102][103] He returned to first-team action on 26 December 2015, as a late substitute with Birmingham already 3–0 down away to Sheffield Wednesday.[104]

International career[edit]

Donaldson was called up by the England National Game XI, who represent England at non-League level, for a European Challenge Trophy match against Belgium in November 2005.[105] He was named in the initial 35-man squad for the Four Nations Tournament in May 2006,[106] but did not make the final 18-man squad.[107][108] Donaldson finally made the cut when being named in the final 16-man squad for the team to play the Netherlands in November 2006.[109] He made his debut in this match, coming on as a substitute in the last 15 minutes, in which he set up Craig Mackail-Smith for the final goal of a 4–1 victory.[110] Donaldson was included in the squad to play Northern Ireland in February 2007,[111] although York manager McEwan contemplated withdrawing Donaldson from the squad, after his comeback for York against Altrincham in February 2007.[112] Donaldson eventually started against Northern Ireland, but was substituted after 50 minutes for Paul Benson, who scored England's only goal two minutes after coming on in a 3–1 defeat.[113] This was the final of two caps he earned for England National Game XI.[114]

In April 2015, Donaldson stated that he wanted to play for Jamaica, his parents' country. He had hoped to be selected for the 2015 Copa América or for the Gold Cup, but did not receive his Jamaican passport in time.[115][116] He was called up for 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in November 2015 against Panama and Haiti, and made his full international debut in the first of those matches, at Independence Park in Kingston on 13 November. He entered the match with Jamaica already 2–0 down, replacing Darren Mattocks after 62 minutes, but was unable to affect the score.[117][118] Donaldson started against Haiti, and scored the only goal of the match after 62 minutes with a header from a corner.[119]

Personal life[edit]

His brother, Jahsiah Donaldson, was a schoolboy with Leeds United before injury ended his career.[120] In June 2014, Donaldson married Pippa (née Fulton)[121] and their son Hendrix was born in August 2015.[122]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Donaldson playing for Birmingham City in 2015
As of match played 18 March 2017
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
Hull City 2002–03[6] Third Division 2 0 0 0 1[a] 1 3 1
2003–04[13] Third Division 0 0 0 0 0 0 2[a] 0 2 0
2004–05[123] League One 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 5 1
Harrogate Town (loan) 2002–03[124] NPL Premier Division 6 2 6 2
Scarborough (loan) 2003–04[12] Football Conference 2 0 2 0
Halifax Town (loan) 2003–04[15] Football Conference 4 0 0 0 4 0
Harrogate Town (loan) 2004–05[17] Conference North 8 3 2 1 1[b] 0 11 4
York City 2005–06[22] Conference National 42 17 2 1 1[b] 0 45 18
2006–07[51] Conference National 43 24 2 1 3[c] 1 48 26
Total 85 41 4 2 4 1 93 44
Hibernian 2007–08[57] Scottish Premier League 18 5 1 0 2 1 21 6
2008–09[72] Scottish Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 18 5 1 0 2 1 0 0 21 6
Crewe Alexandra 2008–09[72] League One 37 6 3 1 1 0 2[a] 0 43 7
2009–10[79] League Two 37 13 1 0 1 0 0 0 39 13
2010–11[80] League Two 43 28 1 0 2 0 2[a] 1 48 29
Total 117 47 5 1 4 0 4 1 130 49
Brentford 2011–12[125] League One 46 11 2 0 1 0 2[a] 0 51 11
2012–13[87] League One 44 18 7 4 1 0 4[d] 2 56 24
2013–14[126] League One 46 17 2 1 0 0 0 0 48 18
Total 136 46 11 5 2 0 6 2 155 53
Birmingham City 2014–15[91] Championship 46 15 0 0 2 1 48 16
2015–16[101] Championship 40 11 0 0 1 0 41 11
2016–17[127] Championship 19 6 0 0 1 0 20 6
Total 105 32 0 0 4 1 109 33
Career total 483 176 23 9 12 2 18 5 536 192
  1. ^ a b c d e Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ a b Appearance in FA Trophy
  3. ^ One appearance and one goal in FA Trophy, two appearances in Conference National play-offs
  4. ^ One appearance in Football League Trophy, three appearances and two goals in League One play-offs

International[edit]

As of match played 6 September 2016[128]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Jamaica 2015 2 1
2016 8 1
Total 10 2

International goals[edit]

As of match played 6 September 2016. Jamaica score listed first, score column indicates score after each Donaldson goal.[128]
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition Ref
1 17 November 2015 Stade Sylvio Cator, Port-au-Prince, Haiti 2  Haiti 1–0 1–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification [119]
2 27 May 2016 Estadio Sausalito, Viña del Mar, Chile 5  Chile 1–0 1–2 Friendly [129]

Honours[edit]

Brentford

Individual

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