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 35)[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
0000–1998 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

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:48, 8 February 2016 (UTC).

† Appearances (goals)

David Andrew "Dave" Merris (born 13 October 1980) is an English semi-professional footballer who plays as a defender for Ossett Town, 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.
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
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. Harpenden: Queen Anne Press. p. 276. ISBN 1-85291-660-5. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Dave Merris playing history". Harrogate Town F.C. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Dave Merris". Harrogate Town F.C. Archived from the original on 19 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "Honours". Harrogate Town F.C. Archived from the original on 13 September 2015. 
  5. ^ "Brass keeps cards close to his chest". Evening Press (York). 8 August 2003. Retrieved 8 February 2016. 
  6. ^ "Merris wheels in for City". Evening Press (York). 4 August 2003. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "Billy Fenton Memorial Trophy Winners". York City F.C. 24 May 2012. Retrieved 8 February 2016. 
  8. ^ "Merris signs new deal with York". BBC Sport. 10 July 2005. Retrieved 8 February 2016. 
  9. ^ "Dunning rejects new York contract". BBC Sport. 29 June 2006. Retrieved 8 February 2016. 
  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. 
  12. ^ "Dave Merris returns to Harrogate Town from Guiseley". BBC Sport. 1 June 2012. Retrieved 8 February 2016. 
  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, David (2008). York City: The Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. pp. 402–403, 418–419. ISBN 978-1-85983-633-0. 
  16. ^ Batters. York City: The Complete Record. pp. 404–405, 418–421. 
  17. ^ Batters. York City: The Complete Record. pp. 406–407, 420–421. 
  18. ^ Williams, Mike; Williams, Tony, eds. (2007). Non-League Club Directory 2008. Kingsbridge: 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. Perform Group. Retrieved 21 April 2016. 

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