Danny Coles

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Danny Coles
Danny Coles 1.jpg
Coles playing for Exeter City in 2013
Personal information
Full name Daniel Richard Coles[1]
Date of birth (1981-10-30) 30 October 1981 (age 33)[2]
Place of birth Bristol, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[1]
Playing position Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Forest Green Rovers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2005 Bristol City 148 (6)
2005–2008 Hull City 31 (0)
2007 Hartlepool United (loan) 3 (0)
2007–2008 Bristol Rovers (loan) 7 (0)
2008–2011 Bristol Rovers 95 (3)
2011–2014 Exeter City 114 (8)
2014– Forest Green Rovers 30 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:08, 3 May 2015 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

Daniel Richard "Danny" Coles (born 30 October 1981) is an English professional footballer who plays as a defender for Forest Green Rovers.

Career[edit]

Bristol City[edit]

Coles began his career at Bristol City. He made his debut for the club on 24 April 2000 in a 2-2 home draw against Oxford United. He became a regular fix in the squad at Ashton Gate Stadium two seasons later during the 2001-02 campaign. He scored his first goal for the club in December 2001 in a 2-0 away win over Wrexham.[3]

In January 2003, he helped Bristol City to the third round of the FA Cup and played the full 90 minutes in a 2-0 away defeat against Leicester City.[4] Later that year, he was named Young Player of the Year at the club for the 2002–03 season.[citation needed]

He played a central role in the Bristol City side that reached the Division Two play-off final in May 2004, only to lose 1-0 against Brighton & Hove Albion at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff in front of 65,167 spectators.[5]

In July 2005, he was arrested and charged for being drunk and disorderly during a pre-season trip.[6] In February 2005, he was placed on the transfer list at Ashton Gate Stadium.[7]

Hull City[edit]

On 26 July 2005, Coles was signed by Hull City manager Peter Taylor for a fee of £200,000.[8] He made his debut for Hull on 6 August 2005 in a goalless home draw against QPR.[9]

After a promising start having agreed a two-year contract at the club, he suffered an anterior cruciate ligament knee injury which ruled him out for the remainder of the 2005–06 season.[10] He returned to full fitness in October 2006, coming on as a half time substitute in a 2-0 away defeat against Burnley at Turf Moor.[11]

Hartlepool United[edit]

Struggling to break into the first team at Hull at the start of the 2007-08, on 1 October 2007 he signed for League One side Hartlepool United on a one-month loan deal.[12] He made his debut for Hartlepool five days later in a 2-1 away defeat against Nottingham Forest.[13]

Bristol Rovers[edit]

On 1 November 2007, Coles joined Bristol Rovers in League One on a 3-month loan from Hull City.[14] The move became permanent on 8 January 2008 when he moved for an undisclosed fee, signing a two-and-a-half-year contract with The Pirates.[15][16]

On 6 January 2008, he scored his first goal for Bristol Rovers in a third round FA Cup tie away to Premier League outfit Fulham.[17] On 12 August 2008, he ended speculation about his future by signing a new two-year contract extension with The Pirates, despite interest in him from Plymouth Argyle.[18]

On 11 October 2008, he scored in a 2-1 home win over Leyton Orient however suffered a serious knee injury.[19] He visited American specialist Bill Knowles during the off-season and returned to The Pirates' squad for the 2009–10 season.[20] In just his second game back from injury, at the start of the 2009-10 season, he scored alongside Joe Kuffour on 15 August 2009 in a 2-0 away victory against Stockport County.[21]

Exeter City[edit]

In early June 2011, rumours circulated of a potential move for Coles to Exeter City.[22] A few days later, on 11 June 2011, he moved to League One Exeter.[23] His debut for the Grecians came on 6 August 2011 in a goaless draw away at Stevenage.[24] Later that month, on 24 August 2011, he was a part of the Exeter side that hosted Liverpool in the second round of the League Cup, suffering a 3-1 defeat against the Premier League club.[25]

On 12 March 2012, he suffered a fractured spine in a collision with goalkeeper Artur Krysiak during training, an injury that caused him to miss the remainder of the 2011–12 season.[26] As a result, he was unable to help Exeter avoid relegation into League Two.[27]

On his return from injury, he was named team captain by manager Paul Tisdale for the 2012–13 season.[28] On 25 October 2012, he signed a new contract with Exeter City.[29]

In June 2014, he was disciplined by Exeter over offensive comments he made on Twitter. The tweet in question was Coles' response to a tweet he had been sent, with his response including two expletives. [30] He was fined two weeks' wages by Exeter, stripped of the captaincy and transfer-listed by the club.[31]

Forest Green Rovers[edit]

On 5 August 2014, Coles joined Forest Green Rovers on a one-year contract from Exeter City.[32] He made his debut for the club only four days later on 9 August 2014 in a 1–0 away win over Southport.[33] His first goal for the club came on 18 October 2014 as he scored the only goal of the game in a 1–0 away victory over his former club, Bristol Rovers, at the Memorial Stadium.[34]

In January 2015, he signed a contract extension ensuring he would remain at Forest Green until the summer of 2016.[35] On 31 March 2015, following the departure of assistant manager Dave Kevan to Notts County, he stepped up to fill a player-coach role until the end of the 2014-15 season.[36] On 3 May 2015, he featured in the second leg of Forest Green's Conference National play-off clash with former club Bristol Rovers, although he couldn't prevent a 2-0 defeat which saw Bristol Rovers win the tie 3-0 on aggregate.[37]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 19 October 2013
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[a] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bristol City 1999–00[38] Second Division 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2000–01[39] Second Division 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
2001–02[40] Second Division 23 1 1 0 0 0 6 0 23 1
2002–03[41] Second Division 39 2 3 0 0 0 6[b][c] 1 0 3
2003–04[42] Second Division 45 2 3 0 3 1 4 0 55 3
2004–05[43] League One 38 1 2 0 1 0 2 0 43 1
Total 148 6 9 0 4 1 19 1 180 8
Hull City 2005–06[44] Championship 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
2006–07[45] Championship 21 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 22 0
2007–08[46] Championship 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 31 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 32 0
Hartlepool United (Loan) 2007–08[46] League One 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Total 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Bristol Rovers (Loan) 2007–08[46] League One 7 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 9 1
Total 7 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 9 1
Bristol Rovers 2007–08[46] League One 17 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 21 2
2008–09[47] League One 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
2009–10[48] League One 36 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 36 1
2010–11[49] League One 37 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 41 0
Total 95 3 5 1 0 0 3 0 103 4
Exeter City 2011–12[50] League One 31 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 31 2
2012–13[51] League Two 46 6 1 0 1 0 0 0 48 6
2013–14[52] League Two 12 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 13 1
Total 89 7 3 0 3 0 2 0 97 7
Career total 373 17 20 2 7 1 24 1 424 20
  1. ^ Includes Football League Trophy and Second Division play-off matches.
  2. ^ Appearances in Football League Trophy matches
  3. ^ Appearances in Second Division play-off matches.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Bristol City

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Mainstream Publishing. p. 90. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0. 
  2. ^ "Danny Coles". 11v11. Retrieved 17 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Wrexham 0-2 Bristol City". BBC Sport. 6 December 2001. 
  4. ^ "Foxes hold off dogged Bristol". BBC Sport. 
  5. ^ "Bristol City 0-1 Brighton". BBC Sport. 30 May 2004. 
  6. ^ "City defender on drinking charge". BBC News. 22 July 2005. Retrieved 9 March 2008. 
  7. ^ "Defender Coles on transfer list". BBC Sport. 2 February 2005. 
  8. ^ "Hull seal deal for defender Coles". BBC Sport. 26 July 2005. 
  9. ^ "Hull 0-0 QPR". BBC Sport. 6 August 2005. 
  10. ^ "Hull rocked by Coles injury agony". BBC Sport. 22 September 2005. 
  11. ^ "Burnley 2-0 Hull". BBC Sport. 14 October 2006. 
  12. ^ "Hartlepool recruit Hull's Coles". BBC News. 1 October 2007. Retrieved 28 December 2007. 
  13. ^ "Nottingham Forest 2-1 Hartlepool". BBC Sport. 6 October 2007. 
  14. ^ "Bristol Rovers sign Hull's Coles". BBC Sport. 1 November 2007. 
  15. ^ "Coles seals Rovers deal". Sky Sports. 8 January 2008. Retrieved 8 January 2008. 
  16. ^ "Rovers seal permanent Coles deal". BBC Sport. 8 January 2008. 
  17. ^ "Fulham 2-2 Bristol Rovers". BBC Sport. 6 January 2008. 
  18. ^ "Coles extends Bristol Rovers stay". BBC. 12 August 2008. Retrieved 12 August 2008. 
  19. ^ "Trollope backs Bristol Rovers defender Coles to beat injury". Bristol Post. 
  20. ^ "Trollope cautious with Coles". Sky Sports. 21 July 2009. Retrieved 4 August 2009. 
  21. ^ "Stockport 0-2 Bristol Rovers". BBC Sport. 15 August 2009. 
  22. ^ "Bristol Rovers may lose Coles to Exeter". Bristol post date=4 June 2011. 
  23. ^ "Exeter City sign Bristol Rovers defender Danny Coles". BBC Sport. 11 June 2011. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  24. ^ "Stevenage 0-0 Exeter". 6 August 2011. 
  25. ^ "Exeter City 1-3 Liverpool". BBC Sport. 24 August 2011. 
  26. ^ "Exeter City's Danny Coles fractures spine in training". BBC Sport. 13 March 2012. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  27. ^ "Exeter City manager Paul Tisdale set to rebuild squad". BBC Sport. 8 May 2012. 
  28. ^ "Exeter City captain Danny Coles signs contract extension". BBC Sport. 25 October 2012. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  29. ^ "Danny Coles – Bio". Exeter City Football Club. 1 August 2013. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  30. ^ "Exeter City captain Danny Coles faces backlash over offensive Tweets to fans" (20 June 2014). Express & Echo. Retrieved 21 May 2015. 
  31. ^ "Exeter City: Danny Coles stripped of captaincy and transfer listed". BBC Sport. 8 July 2014. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  32. ^ "Forest Green Rovers sign Exeter City defender". BBC Sport. 6 August 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  33. ^ "Southport 0–1 Forest Green". BBC Sport. 9 August 2014. Retrieved 10 August 2014. 
  34. ^ "Bristol Rovers 0–1 Forest Green". BBC Sport. 18 October 2014. Retrieved 22 October 2014. 
  35. ^ "Forest Green defender signs new contract". BBC Sport. 9 January 2015. Retrieved 12 January 2015. 
  36. ^ "Forest Green assistant manager Dave Kevan quits to join Notts County". Gloucester Citizen. 31 March 2015. Retrieved 8 April 2015. 
  37. ^ "Bristol Rovers 2-0 Forest Green". BBC Sport. 3 May 2015. Retrieved 4 May 2015. 
  38. ^ "Games played by Daniel Coles in 1999/2000". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  39. ^ "Games played by Daniel Coles in 2000/2001". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  40. ^ "Games played by Daniel Coles in 2001/2002". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  41. ^ "Games played by Daniel Coles in 2002/2003". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  42. ^ "Games played by Daniel Coles in 2003/2004". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  43. ^ "Games played by Daniel Coles in 2004/2005". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  44. ^ "Games played by Daniel Coles in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  45. ^ "Games played by Daniel Coles in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  46. ^ a b c d "Games played by Daniel Coles in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  47. ^ "Games played by Daniel Coles in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  48. ^ "Games played by Daniel Coles in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  49. ^ "Games played by Daniel Coles in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  50. ^ "Games played by Daniel Coles in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  51. ^ "Games played by Daniel Coles in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  52. ^ "Games played by Daniel Coles in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 

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