David Winters (footballer)

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David Winters
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Personal information
Full name David Winters
Date of birth (1983-03-07) 7 March 1983 (age 34)
Place of birth Paisley, Scotland
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Pollok
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2003 Dundee United 19 (0)
2001 Forfar Athletic (loan) 3 (3)
2003 Ross County (loan) 10 (1)
2003–2006 Ross County 97 (24)
2006–2008 Hamilton Academical 45 (8)
2008–2009 Ross County 12 (2)
2009–2010 Livingston 29 (5)
2010 Arbroath 2 (1)
2010 Dumbarton 15 (5)
2010–2011 Can Tho 11 (8)
2011–2012 Dumbarton 12 (1)
2012 Annan Athletic 17 (4)
2012–2013 Ayr United 30 (4)
2013 Queen's Park 1 (0)
2013–2014 Sauchie Juniors 25 (19)
2014– Pollok 63 (53)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 November 2015.

David Winters (born 7 March 1983 in Paisley) is a Scottish professional footballer who currently plays as a striker for Pollok in the SJFA West Premier League. He has previously played in the Scottish Premier League for Dundee United.

Career[edit]

Winters, like older brother Robbie, started his career with Dundee United and played in 19 league matches between 1999 and 2003. During this time, he had loans spells with Forfar Athletic and Ross County, and made the permanent move to Victoria Park in 2003.

After three seasons with The Staggies he moved to Hamilton Academical at the start of season 2006–07. Winters spent the following pre-season at Halifax Town after turning down a deal from Hamilton at the end of the season. He even played, and scored, as a trialist for Halifax against Hamilton in a friendly. However, he signed a contract, until the end of the 2007–08 season, for Hamilton in August.[1] Winters was released by Hamilton in January 2008[2] and rejoined Ross County in February.[3] He joined Livingston in January 2009.

Winters moved to Dumbarton in March 2010, scoring three goals in his first five appearances. Winters left Dumbarton in May 2010 and moved to Vietnam to play for Can Tho F.C. On 5 August 2011 Winters re-signed for Dumbarton on a one-year deal. He left in January 2012 after failing to establish himself in the Sons first eleven.[4] After appearing as a trialist for Annan Athletic, Winters signed a deal until the end of the season, before moving on to Ayr United in the summer.[5][6]

In August 2013, Winters joined Junior side Sauchie Juniors.[7]

On 21 March 2014, Winters joined Scottish Non-league side Pollok.[8] He started his impressive goal tally for the Southside Glasgow Giants with four goals on his debut. His seven goals in the final five games of the season could not prevent Lok from being relegated to the West First Division. In March 2015, Winters signed a contract extending his current contract for another year at Newlandsfield.[9] With ten matches left in the league season, David's brother, Robbie joined Pollok on loan where the front two would spearhead the Lok attack for the final run-in. Pollok were crowned First Division Champions in May 2015 with Winters scoring 34 Goals that season, with two coming in a 3–0 win in the Evening Times Winners' Cup Final against Blantyre Victoria - Robbie scoring the other.[10] Since his 'Lok debut, he has only missed one competitive fixture through injury.

Personal life[edit]

Winters also coaches young people throughout Glasgow in his role with coaching and groupwork company A&M Training (www.aplusmtraining.com). He is engaged to Suzanne Grant who plays football for the Motherwell Ladies team and Scotland.[11]

Honours[edit]

Hamilton Academical
2007–08
Ross County
2007–08
Livingston
2009–10
Pollok
2014–15
2014–15

References[edit]

  1. ^ Winters seals return to Hamilton – BBC Sport website
  2. ^ Winters Released – Hamilton Accies FC website
  3. ^ Accies' Winters moves to County – BBC Sport website
  4. ^ Alan Findlay (2012-01-06). "Squad Update". Dumbarton FC. Retrieved 2012-02-13. [permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "07/02/2012 – Player Updates". Annan Athletic FC. 7 February 2012. Archived from the original on 23 April 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-13. Despite the transfer window closing Harry has managed to secure the services of David Winters until the end of the seasonly, the 29-year-old striker signed the paperwork before training this evening. 
  6. ^ Wilson, Mike (3 August 2012). "Ayr United move for David Winters and Darren Martin". Ayrshire Post. Retrieved 23 August 2013. [permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Signings". SJFA News. Scottish Junior Football Association. Retrieved 23 August 2013. 
  8. ^ http://www.pollokfc.com/news/
  9. ^ http://www.pollokfc.com/news/2015/2/20/signing-news-strike-pair-sign-new-deals.html
  10. ^ http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/sport/13334769.Winters__wonderland_as_David_and_Robbie_fire_Pollok_to_Evening_Times_glory/
  11. ^ "Lure of Arsenal favours Grant in football couple's tug of love". The Scotsman. 12 May 2009. Retrieved 26 August 2009. 

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