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 33)[1]
Place of birth Rotherham, England
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)[1]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current club Harrogate Town
Youth career
000?–1998 Rotherham United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–1999 Guiseley ? (?)
1999–2003 Harrogate Town ? (?)
2003–2006 York City 109 (2)
2006–2008 Harrogate Town 74 (6)
2008–2012 Guiseley ? (?)
2012– Harrogate Town ? (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

David Andrew "Dave" Merris (born 13 October 1980) is an English footballer who plays for Harrogate Town as a defender.

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.[2][3] Merris signed for Third Division side York City on 6 August 2003 following a trial.[4][5] He won York's Clubman of the Year award for the 2004–05 season.[6] Merris signed a new deal with York at the end of the 2004–05 season.[7] He was released by York at the end of the 2005–06 and subsequently signed for former club Harrogate on 29 June 2006.[8] On 20 March 2008, he joined Guiseley from Harrogate for an undisclosed fee.[9] He was released by the club in May 2012 before signing for Harrogate for the third time on 31 May.[2][10][11]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 15 March 2008.
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
York City 2003–04[12] Third Division 44 0 1 0 1 1 1[a] 0 47 1
2004–05[13] Conference National 40 2 1 0 3[b] 0 44 2
2005–06[14] 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[15] Conference North 42 3 3 0 3[c] 0 48 3
2007–08[16] Conference North 32 3 4 0 2[d] 0 38 3
Total 74 6 7 0 5 0 86 6
Career total 183 8 11 0 1 1 9 0 204 9
  1. ^ Appearance in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ 1 appearance in Football League Trophy, 1 in FA Trophy, 1 in Conference League Cup
  3. ^ Appearances 1 in FA Trophy
  4. ^ 1 appearance 1 in Conference League Cup, 1 in FA Trophy

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 "Dave Merris". Harrogate Town F.C. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Honours". Harrogate Town F.C. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Brass keeps cards close to his chest". Evening Press (York). 8 August 2003. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Merris wheels in for City". Evening Press (York). 4 August 2003. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "Former Clubman of the Year Award Winners". York City F.C. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "Merris signs new deal with York". BBC Sport. 10 July 2005. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  8. ^ "Dunning rejects new York contract". BBC Sport. 29 June 2006. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  9. ^ Whiting, Ian (20 March 2008). "Merris set for Guiseley debut". Telegraph & Argus (Bradford). Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  10. ^ "Lions Capture Two, Release Three". Non-League Daily. 25 May 2012. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  11. ^ "Dave Merris returns to Harrogate Town from Guiseley". BBC Sport. 1 June 2012. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  12. ^ Batters, Dave (2008). York City: The Complete Record. Breedon Books. pp. 402–419. ISBN 978-1-85983-633-0. 
  13. ^ Batters. York City: The Complete Record. pp. 404–421. 
  14. ^ Batters. York City: The Complete Record. pp. 406–421. 
  15. ^ Williams, Mike; Williams, Tony, eds. (2007). Non-League Club Directory 2008. Tony Williams Publications. pp. 214–215. ISBN 978-1-869833-57-2. 
  16. ^ Williams, Mike; Williams, Tony, eds. (2008). Non-League Club Directory 2009. Tony Williams Publications. pp. 226–227. ISBN 978-1-869833-59-6. 

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