Craig Stanley (footballer)

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Craig Stanley
Personal information
Date of birth (1983-03-03) 3 March 1983 (age 34)
Place of birth Nuneaton, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2004 Walsall 0 (0)
2003–2004 Raith Rovers (loan) 19 (1)
2004 AFC Telford United 12 (1)
2004–2006 Hereford United 81 (4)
2006–2011 Morecambe 174 (15)
2011 Torquay United (loan) 19 (1)
2011–2012 Bristol Rovers 34 (1)
2012–2014 Aldershot Town 51 (2)
2014–2015 Eastleigh 32 (5)
2015–2017 Lincoln City 29 (2)
2016–2017 Southport (loan) 5 (0)
National team
2005–2007 England C 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:26, 16 September 2016 (UTC).

Craig Stanley (born 3 March 1983, Nuneaton) is an English footballer who plays as a midfielder.


Stanley began his career with Walsall. He was a key member of the Hereford side that clinched promotion to the Football League after play-off victories over the Shrimps and Halifax Town in the 2005–06 season.

Stanley signed for Morecambe in 2006 and won another consecutive promotion to the Football league. He left Morecambe in 2011 after several successful seasons, as he fell out with manager Sammy McIlroy.

Stanley captained the England National XI to a 4–1 victory over the Netherlands on 29 November 2006, winning the European Challenge Trophy.

On 31 January 2011, Stanley signed for Torquay United in a one-month loan deal. After an impressive stint with Torquay, the loan was extended until the end of the season.

He became Bristol Rovers' third signing of their recent push for promotion back into League One, Stanley signed on 7 June 2011.

He has been announced as the captain of Aldershot Town for the 2013–2014 season. He left the club at the end of the season after failing to agree a new contract.[1]



  1. ^ "Craig Stanley: Aldershot Town captain departs club". BBC Sport. 13 June 2014. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 

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