Craig Midgley

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Craig Midgley
Personal information
Date of birth (1976-06-24) 24 June 1976 (age 40)
Place of birth Bradford, England
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Manly United
Youth career
Bradford City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1998 Bradford City 11 (1)
1995–1996 Scarborough (loan) 16 (1)
1997 Scarborough (loan) 6 (2)
1997 Darlington (loan) 1 (0)
1998–2001 Hartlepool United 86 (18)
2001–2006 Halifax Town 161 (32)
2006–2007 Farsley Celtic
2007–2011 Manly United 21 (2)
Teams managed
2010– Manly United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Craig Midgley (born 24 June 1976) is an English football manager and former player who played as a striker.

Playing career[edit]

Bradford City[edit]

Midgley was a trainee at his hometown club Bradford City. He made his first-team debut as a substitute on 17 April 1995 against Rotherham United. He failed to break into the team and during his three seasons in the first team squad he was limited to 11 league appearances from the bench. He scored one goal in a 1–1 draw with Hull City on 18 November 1995. Instead he had two loan spells at Scarborough and one at Darlington.

Hartlepool United[edit]

Midgley left Bradford to join Hartlepool United in March 1998. He spent more than three seasons at Victoria Park during which time he played 86 league games, 35 of which were as substitute, scoring 18 times. In June 2001 he moved back to West Yorkshire to join Halifax Town.

Halifax Town[edit]

In five seasons at Halifax, Midgley was a regular first-team player. He started 119 games, was substitute 42 times and scored 32 goals.

Farsley Celtic[edit]

He left to join Farsley Celtic and link up with former Bradford team-mate Lee Sinnott. But he missed out on Farsley's Conference North play-off final in May 2007 after agreeing to join Australian side Manly United. Midgley hoped the move would launch a managerial or coaching career after taking the necessary qualifications.[1]

Manly United[edit]

Midgley moved to Australia and signed for New South Wales Premier League side Manly United. He played for 3 years at the club, his final year being as a player/coach role. When Phil Moss moved to the A-League club Central Coast Mariners to be assistant coach to former Socceroos manager Graham Arnold, Midgley was appointed temporary head manager for the club.


  1. ^ Telegraph & Argus Manly Effort From Midgley

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