Colin Little

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Colin Little
Personal information
Full name Colin Campbell Little[1]
Date of birth (1972-11-04) 4 November 1972 (age 44)[1]
Place of birth Wythenshawe, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Witton Albion / Manchester United (coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1996 Hyde United 95 (56)
1996–2003 Crewe Alexandra 228 (45)
2002 Mansfield Town (loan) 5 (0)
2002 Macclesfield Town (loan) 1 (0)
2002–2003 Macclesfield Town (loan) 5 (1)
2003–2004 Macclesfield Town 24 (5)
2004 Halifax Town 8 (2)
2004–2010 Altrincham 228 (114)
2010 F.C. United of Manchester[2] 3 (2)
2010 Altrincham 0 (0)
2010 New Mills 1 (0)
2010– Witton Albion 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 September 2010.

Colin Campbell Little (born 4 November 1972) is an ex pro footballer who played as a Striker.

Career[edit]

Born in Wythenshawe, Manchester,[1] Little began his career in non-League football with Rossendale United before signing for Hyde United.

After being spotted by Crewe Alexandra manager Dario Gradi he signed for them for £50,000 in the summer of 1996. After initial success at Crewe he became a journeyman around the Football League, playing for Macclesfield Town and Halifax Town before being released in 2004.

Shortly after this Little signed for Altrincham. He was the club top scorer at Altrincham for the next four seasons. He scored his 100th goal for the club in the 1–0 victory away to Newcastle Blue Star in the FA Cup fourth qualifying round on 26 October 2008.[3]

On 7 April 2010, it was announced that Little would leave Altrincham at the end of the 2009–10 season, to become assistant coach for Manchester United under-13s.[4]

He joined F.C. United of Manchester as a player in the summer of 2010 and was named in the 21 player squad for the 2010–11 season by the club.[5] He then scored 2 goals in his league debut on 8 August 2010 for the club after coming on as a substitute in a 5–1 victory over Retford United.[6] However, on 10 September 2010 it was announced he had left the club to re-sign for Altrincham on a pay-as-you-play, home game-only deal, whilst still coaching at Manchester United.[7] He did not make another appearance for Altrincham before he signed for New Mills in early October 2010. He made his first, and only appearance for the club on 9 October against Maine Road,[8] before then signing for Witton Albion on 26 October 2010.[9]

Little retired from playing at non-League level in 2012 although can still be found turning out for Sunday League sides in the Wythenshawe area.

Honours[edit]

with Crewe Alexandra

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2004). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2004/2005. Queen Anne Press. p. 247. ISBN 9781852916602. 
  2. ^ "1st Team Statistics". FCUM in Russia. Retrieved 30 September 2011. 
  3. ^ BBC: Heathcote hails marksman Little
  4. ^ "Colin to move on". Altrincham official website. 8 April 2010. Retrieved 8 April 2010. 
  5. ^ "Squad for the forthcoming season". FC United of Manchester. 18 August 2010. Retrieved 18 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "Five star Reds on cloud nine". FC United of Manchester. 28 August 2010. Retrieved 28 August 2010. 
  7. ^ "Col's Back!". Altrincham official website. 10 September 2010. Retrieved 10 September 2010. 
  8. ^ "Latest News". New Mills F.C. 10 October 2010. Retrieved 27 October 2010. 
  9. ^ "Two new front men for Witton Albion". Non League News 24. 27 October 2010. Retrieved 27 October 2010. 

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