David Noble (footballer, born 1982)

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David Noble
David Noble.jpg
Noble playing for Exeter City in 2010
Personal information
Full name David James Noble[citation needed]
Date of birth (1982-02-02) 2 February 1982 (age 34)
Place of birth Hitchin, England
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Exeter City
Number 4
Youth career
Arsenal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–2003 Arsenal 0 (0)
2001–2002 Watford (loan) 15 (1)
2003–2004 West Ham United 3 (0)
2004–2006 Boston United 57 (5)
2005–2006 Bristol City (loan) 8 (0)
2006–2009 Bristol City 77 (7)
2009 Yeovil Town (loan) 2 (0)
2010–2012 Exeter City 78 (2)
2012–2014 Rotherham United 22 (3)
2013–2014 Cheltenham Town (loan) 29 (0)
2014–2015 Oldham Athletic 2 (0)
2014 Exeter City (loan) 11 (0)
2015– Exeter City 21 (0)
National team
2003 Scotland B 1 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:00, 2 December 2015 (UTC).
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:00, 2 December 2015 (UTC)

David James Noble (born 2 February 1982) is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Exeter City in League Two.

Playing career[edit]

Club[edit]

Arsenal[edit]

Born in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, his career began as a trainee at Arsenal, with whom he won the FA Youth Cup in 2000 in a man of the match performance. His first senior appearance was on loan at Watford, who he played for a season (2001–02), during Gianluca Vialli's reign, scoring once against Grimsby.[1]

West Ham[edit]

In 2003 he joined newly relegated West Ham United, but found his opportunities limited and failed to force himself into first team reckoning.

Boston United[edit]

Noble signed for Boston United in 2004.

Bristol City[edit]

In January 2006, he moved to Bristol City for £80,000, after enjoying a successful loan spell there. On 13 February 2007, he scored against Middlesbrough in the FA Cup Fourth Round Replay. But his most important strikes were the two goals he scored against Rotherham on 5 May 2007 which took City back into the second-highest tier of English football; the Championship.

Noble also scored in the Championship play-off semi-final against Crystal Palace, when his stoppage time strike from 30 yards gave Bristol City the advantage going into the second leg.

Yeovil Town[edit]

He joined Yeovil Town on loan from Bristol City on 25 March 2009, before being released on 31 May 2009.

Exeter City[edit]

On 4 January 2010, Noble signed for League One side Exeter City.[2] He signed a new one-year contract with Exeter City in June 2011.[3] In May 2012, Noble was released by Exeter after the club was relegated.[4]

Rotherham United[edit]

Noble signed for Rotherham United on 13 July 2012. He was released in the summer of 2014 and subsequently signed for Oldham Athletic in August 2014 on non-contract terms.[citation needed]

Oldham Athletic[edit]

On 12 September 2014, Noble joined Exeter City on loan from Oldham Athletic. He had re-joined Oldham Athletic after having his contract terminated a few weeks beforehand and went immediately out on loan.[5][6]

Return to Exeter City[edit]

Noble returned to his former club Exeter City in January 2015. He had previously made 12 appearances for the Grecians whilst on-loan with the club for the first half of the 2014-15 season.[6]

International[edit]

Noble played in a Scotland future team match against Turkey B on 25 February 2003.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 28 November 2015
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[a] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Arsenal 2001-02 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002-03 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Watford (loan) 2001-02[8] First Division 15 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 18 1
West Ham United 2003–04[9] First Division 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
Total 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
Boston United 2003–04[9] Third Division 14 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 2
2004–05[10] League Two 32 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 36 4
2005–06[11] League Two 11 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 13 0
Total 57 5 4 1 2 0 0 0 63 6
Bristol City (loan) 2005–06[11] League One 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Bristol City 2005–06[11] League One 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 1
2006–07[12] League One 26 3 2 1 1 0 3 0 32 4
2007–08[13] Championship 26 2 1 0 0 0 3[b] 1 30 3
2008–09[14] Championship 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 1
Total 77 7 3 1 1 0 6 1 87 9
Yeovil Town (loan) 2008–09[14] League One 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Exeter City 2010–11[15] League One 36 0 1 0 1 0 4 0 42 0
2011–12[16] League One 42 2 1 1 2 0 1 0 46 2
Total 78 2 2 1 3 0 5 0 88 3
Rotherham United 2012–13[17] League Two 22 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 22 3
2013–14[18] League One 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 22 3 0 0 2 0 1 0 23 3
Cheltenham Town (loan) 2013–14[18] League Two 29 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 30 0
Oldham Athletic 2014–15[19] League One 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Exeter City (loan) 2014–15[19] League Two 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
Exeter City 2014–15[19] League Two 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2015–16[20] League Two 17 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 19 0
Total 21 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 23 0
Career total 325 18 11 3 13 0 13 1 362 22
  1. ^ Includes Football League Trophy matches.
  2. ^ Includes 3 Championship Play-off Matches.

Honours[edit]

Bristol City
Rotherham United

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grimsby 0-3 Watford". BBC. 19 October 2001. Retrieved 26 June 2010. 
  2. ^ http://www.exetercityfc.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10436~1922896,00.html
  3. ^ http://www.exetercityfc.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10436~2370218,00.html
  4. ^ "Grecians offload quartet". Sky Sports. 21 May 2012. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Noble Departs". Oldham Athletic A.F.C. 3 September 2014. Retrieved 23 September 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "David Noble: Midfielder re-joins Grecians on loan from Oldham". BBC Sport. 12 September 2014. Retrieved 23 September 2014. 
  7. ^ Official Scottish FA Website
  8. ^ "Games played by David Noble in 2001/2002". Soccerbase. Retrieved 8 August 2015. 
  9. ^ a b "Games played by David Noble in 2003/2004". Soccerbase. Retrieved 25 August 2015. 
  10. ^ "Games played by David Noble in 2004/2005". Soccerbase. Retrieved 25 August 2015. 
  11. ^ a b c "Games played by David Noble in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Retrieved 25 August 2015. 
  12. ^ "Games played by David Noble in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Retrieved 25 August 2015. 
  13. ^ "Games played by David Noble in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Retrieved 25 August 2015. 
  14. ^ a b "Games played by David Noble in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 25 August 2015. 
  15. ^ "Games played by David Noble in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 25 August 2015. 
  16. ^ "Games played by David Noble in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 25 August 2015. 
  17. ^ "Games played by David Noble in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 25 August 2015. 
  18. ^ a b "Games played by David Noble in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 25 August 2015. 
  19. ^ a b c "Games played by David Noble in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 25 August 2015. 
  20. ^ "Games played by David Noble in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Retrieved 25 August 2015. 

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