Cleveland Taylor

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Cleveland Taylor
Personal information
Full name Cleveland Kenneth Wayne Taylor[1]
Date of birth (1983-09-09) 9 September 1983 (age 34)
Place of birth Leicester, England
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Right winger
Club information
Current team
Coalville Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2004 Bolton Wanderers 0 (0)
2002 Exeter City (loan) 3 (0)
2003 Scarborough (loan) 11 (4)
2004 Scunthorpe United (loan) 11 (0)
2004–2008 Scunthorpe United 163 (14)
2008–2009 Carlisle United 61 (3)
2009–2010 Brentford 12 (1)
2010 Burton Albion (loan) 24 (4)
2010–2011 St Johnstone 21 (1)
2011–2013 Burton Albion 53 (3)
2013 Grimsby Town (loan) 8 (1)
2013–2014 Harrogate Town 42 (4)
2014 Corby Town (loan) 12 (2)
2014–2016 Corby Town 0 (0)
2016–2017 Barwell
2017 Matlock Town
2017 Coalville Town
National team
Jamaica U20
Jamaica U23
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:36, 21 April 2013 (UTC).

Cleveland Kenneth Wayne Taylor (born 9 September 1983) is an English-born Jamaican footballer who plays as a forward and winger for Northern Premier League side Coalville Town.

He has previously played for Bolton Wanderers, Exeter City, Scarborough, Scunthorpe United, Carlisle United, Brentford, St Johnstone, Burton Albion, Grimsby Town and Harrogate Town.

Club career[edit]

Born in Leicester, Leicestershire, Taylor began his career at Premier League club Bolton Wanderers as a youngster in 2001, but his chances were limited and he was subsequently loaned out for spells at both Exeter City and Scarborough. He left Bolton Wanderers in 2003 and joined Scunthorpe United permanently, he went on to make 96 appearances at The Iron, scoring 12 goals in the process. He played a part in Scunthorpe's success during the 2006–07 season when they won promotion to the Championship. Taylor was one of the scorers for Scunthorpe United as they comfortably beat Carlisle United 3–0 on the last day of the 2006–07 season. His chances were limited during the first half of the 2007–2008 season, and Taylor stated he would not sign any contract extension offered by Scunthorpe. This alerted several clubs, but it was the Brunton Park club that caught Taylor's eye.

Taylor made his Carlisle United début against Walsall at Brunton Park on 3 February 2008, a game that Carlisle came back from 1–0 down to win 2–1. Taylor then went on to score his first goal for the Blues against Southend United which turned out to be the winning goal as Carlisle ended up 2–1 winners.

On 13 August 2009, Taylor was announced as a Brentford player for an undisclosed fee, becoming Andy Scott's 12th signing of the summer.

Taylor joined Burton Albion on loan until the end of the season on 14 January 2010.

On 1 July 2010, Taylor signed for Perth-based St Johnstone.[2]

Taylor joined Burton Albion on a two-year contract after his release from St Johnstone. On 28 March 2013 Taylor joined Grimsby Town on loan for the remainder of the 2012–13 season.[3] Taylor was released by Burton at the end of the 2012–13 season.

In July 2013 he joined Southend United on trial.[4] In August 2013 he signed for Harrogate Town, and after a loan spell with Corby Town he joined them permanently during the summer of 2014.[5]

International career[edit]

Taylor has represented Jamaica at under-20[6] and under-23[7] (Olympic) levels.


  1. ^ "Player Details: Cleveland Taylor". English National Football Archive. 
  2. ^ "St Johnstone beat Burton to winger Cleveland Taylor". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 2 July 2010. Retrieved 3 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "Town Sign Brewer". Retrieved 29 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "Ben Coker's trial extended at Southend United". Echo. Retrieved 29 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "Taylor & Malone Return to Steelmen". Retrieved 29 October 2015. 
  6. ^ Ja face Haiti in crucial match. Retrieved on 12 May 2008
  7. ^ North and Central American Olympic Qualifying Tournament 2004. Retrieved on 12 May 2008

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