Damon Lathrope

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Damon Lathrope
Personal information
Date of birth (1989-10-28) 28 October 1989 (age 26)
Place of birth Stevenage, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Torquay United
Youth career
Cambridge United
2006–2008 Norwich City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Norwich City 0 (0)
2009–2010 Bishop's Stortford (loan) 9 (0)
2010–2014 Torquay United 109 (0)
2013 Hereford United 8 (0)
2014–2016 Aldershot Town 30 (2)
2016– Torquay United 0 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:32, 4 June 2016 (UTC).

Damon Lathrope (born 28 October 1989) is an English professional footballer who plays for Torquay United as a midfielder.


From Stevenage, Lathrope began his youth career at Cambridge United, though moved on to Norwich City's academy in 2006–07.[1]

Before making his professional debut, he scored twice for the first team in friendly matches, the first in a benefit match for former Norwich player Shaun Carey, versus Carey's King's Lynn teammates in October 2006.[1] When Norwich then revisited King's Lynn for a pre-season friendly in July 2007, Lathrope repeated the trick with another goal.[1]

Lathrope signed a professional contract with the Canaries in January 2008 and was given a squad number of 36.[1][2] In November 2009 he joined Conference South club Bishop's Stortford on a two-month loan.[2][3] In May 2010 he was released by the Canaries,[4] and signed with Torquay United in July 2010.[2]

He made his debut for the club on 11 August 2010, coming on as a 112th minute substitute for Danny Stevens in their League Cup First Round defeat to Reading at Plainmoor.[5] Having failed to establish himself in the 2010–11 season, Lathrope claimed his place in the side under the new regime of Martin Ling, following a formation change to 4–5–1 which saw Lathrope employed in a holding role in front of the back four.

He joined Hereford United on a one-month loan on 12 November 2013 making his debut the same day in a 2–2 draw with Chester.[6]

After turning down a new contract with Torquay Lathorpe signed for Conference Premier team Aldershot Town on 1 July 2014.[7]

On 3 June 2016, Damon agreed to a deal to return to Torquay United, subject to a medical, for the 2016/17 National League campaign.[8]


  1. ^ a b c d http://www.canaries.co.uk/page/ProfilesDetail/0,,10355~43451,00.html
  2. ^ a b c "Damon Lathrope". ex-canaries.co.uk. Retrieved 19 August 2010. 
  3. ^ "LATHROPE ON LOAN TO BISHOP'S STORTFORD". canaries.co.uk. 1 December 2009. Retrieved 19 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "Defender Gary Doherty is released by Norwich City". BBC Sport. 14 May 2010. Retrieved 19 August 2010. 
  5. ^ "Torquay 0 – 1 Reading". BBC Sport. 11 August 2010. Retrieved 19 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "Lathrope joins on loan". Hereford United. 
  7. ^ "Damon Lathrope: Aldershot sign Torquay United midfielder". BBC Sport. 1 July 2014. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 
  8. ^ "LATHROPE RETURNS". Torquay United. 3 June 2016. Retrieved 4 June 2016. 

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