Dave Merris

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Dave Merris
Personal information
Full name David Andrew Merris[1]
Date of birth (1980-10-13) 13 October 1980 (age 34)[1]
Place of birth Rotherham, England
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)[1]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Ossett Town
Youth career
000?–1998 Rotherham United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–1999 Guiseley
1999–2003 Harrogate Town 148 (11)
2003–2006 York City 109 (2)
2006–2008 Harrogate Town 74 (6)
2008–2012 Guiseley[a] 82 (0)
2012–2014 Harrogate Town 80 (2)
2014– Ossett Town 22 (2)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:44, 14 January 2015 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

David Andrew "Dave" Merris (born 13 October 1980) is an English semi-professional footballer who plays for Ossett Town as a defender, where he is also the assistant manager.

Career[edit]

Born in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, Merris was a member of the youth system of hometown club Rotherham United before joining Guiseley in 1998.[1][2] He joined Harrogate Town in September 1999, with whom he won the Northern Premier League First Division title in the 2001–02 season.[3][4] Merris signed for Third Division side York City on 6 August 2003 following a trial.[5][6] He won York's Clubman of the Year award for the 2004–05 season.[7] Merris signed a new deal with York at the end of the 2004–05 season.[8] He was released by York at the end of the 2005–06 season and subsequently signed for former club Harrogate on 29 June 2006.[9] On 20 March 2008, he joined Guiseley from Harrogate for an undisclosed fee.[10] He was released by the club in May 2012 before signing for Harrogate for the third time on 31 May.[3][11][12] Merris joined Northern Premier League Division One North club Ossett Town as a player-coach in June 2014.[13] and was appointed player-assistant manager in November 2014[14]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 26 April 2014.
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Harrogate Town 1999–2000[2] NPL First Division 32 1 32 1
2000–01[2] NPL First Division 39 2 39 2
2001–02[2] NPL First Division 37 4 37 4
2002–03[2] NPL Premier Division 40 4 40 4
Total 148 11 148 11
York City 2003–04[15] Third Division 44 0 1 0 1 1 1[b] 0 47 1
2004–05[16] Conference National 40 2 1 0 3[c] 0 44 2
2005–06[17] Conference National 25 0 2 0 0 0 27 0
Total 109 2 4 0 1 1 4 0 118 3
Harrogate Town 2006–07[18] Conference North 42 3 3 0 3[d] 0 48 3
2007–08[19] Conference North 32 3 4 0 2[e] 0 38 3
Total 74 6 7 0 5 0 86 6
Guiseley 2010–11[20] Conference North 40 0 5 0 9[f] 0 54 0
2011–12[21] Conference North 42 0 2 0 6[g] 0 50 0
Total[a] 82 0 7 0 15 0 104 0
Harrogate Town 2012–13[22] Conference North 42 1 5 0 1[d] 0 48 1
2013–14[22] Conference North 38 1 0 0 0 0 38 1
Total 80 2 5 0 1 0 86 2
Career total 493 21 23 0 1 1 25 0 542 22
  1. ^ a b The Guiseley appearances and goals only cover the 2010–11 and 2011–12 seasons in the Conference North.
  2. ^ Appearance in Football League Trophy
  3. ^ One appearance in Football League Trophy, one in FA Trophy, one in Conference League Cup
  4. ^ a b Appearance(s) in FA Trophy
  5. ^ One appearance in Conference League Cup, one in FA Trophy
  6. ^ Six appearances in FA Trophy, three in Conference North play-offs
  7. ^ Four appearances in FA Trophy, two in Conference North play-offs

Honours[edit]

Harrogate Town

Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2004). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2004/2005. Queen Anne Press. p. 276. ISBN 1-85291-660-5. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Dave Merris playing history". Harrogate Town F.C. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Dave Merris". Harrogate Town F.C. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Honours". Harrogate Town F.C. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Brass keeps cards close to his chest". Evening Press (York). 8 August 2003. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  6. ^ "Merris wheels in for City". Evening Press (York). 4 August 2003. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  7. ^ "Former Clubman of the Year Award Winners". York City F.C. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  8. ^ "Merris signs new deal with York". BBC Sport. 10 July 2005. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  9. ^ "Dunning rejects new York contract". BBC Sport. 29 June 2006. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  10. ^ Whiting, Ian (20 March 2008). "Merris set for Guiseley debut". Telegraph & Argus (Bradford). Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  11. ^ "Lions Capture Two, Release Three". Non-League Daily. 25 May 2012. Archived from the original on 23 February 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  12. ^ "Dave Merris returns to Harrogate Town from Guiseley". BBC Sport. 1 June 2012. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  13. ^ "Merris coup for Ossett Town". Pitchero Non League. 11 June 2014. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  14. ^ http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/ossetttown/news/assistant-manager-freeman-steps-down-1338773.html
  15. ^ Batters, Dave (2008). York City: The Complete Record. Breedon Books. pp. 402–419. ISBN 978-1-85983-633-0. 
  16. ^ Batters. York City: The Complete Record. pp. 404–421. 
  17. ^ Batters. York City: The Complete Record. pp. 406–421. 
  18. ^ Williams, Mike; Williams, Tony, eds. (2007). Non-League Club Directory 2008. Tony Williams Publications. pp. 214–215. ISBN 978-1-869833-57-2. 
  19. ^ Williams, Mike; Williams, Tony, eds. (2008). Non-League Club Directory 2009. Tony Williams Publications. pp. 226–227. ISBN 978-1-869833-59-6. 
  20. ^ Williams, Mike; Williams, Tony, eds. (2011). Non-League Club Directory 2012. Tony Williams Publications. pp. 212–213. ISBN 978-1-869833-70-1. 
  21. ^ Williams, Mike; Williams, Tony, eds. (2012). Non-League Club Directory 2013. Tony Williams Publications. pp. 214–215. ISBN 978-1-869833-77-0. 
  22. ^ a b "D. Merris". Soccerway. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 

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