Dominic Samuel

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Dominic Samuel
Personal information
Full name Dominic James Samuel[1]
Date of birth (1994-04-01) 1 April 1994 (age 25)[2]
Place of birth Southwark, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[2]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Blackburn Rovers
Number 12
Youth career
0000–2012 Reading
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2017 Reading 11 (2)
2013Colchester United (loan) 2 (0)
2014Dagenham & Redbridge (loan) 1 (0)
2015Coventry City (loan) 13 (6)
2015–2016Gillingham (loan) 25 (7)
2017Ipswich Town (loan) 6 (0)
2017– Blackburn Rovers 40 (5)
National team
2011–2013 England U19 3 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:08, 6 October 2018 (UTC)

Dominic James Samuel (born 1 April 1994) is an English professional footballer who plays for Blackburn Rovers.

Club career[edit]

As part of the Reading Academy, Samuel enjoyed a prolific start to the 2011–12 season, scoring 13 goals in 14 games for the under-18 side. As a result, he was rewarded with his first professional contract on 17 December 2011.[3] He made his debut for Reading coming on as a 72nd-minute substitute, for Garath McCleary, in Reading's 3–0 defeat away to Sunderland on 11 December 2012.[4][5] On 3 January 2013 Samuel joined League One side Colchester United on a one-month youth loan deal.[6] After making two appearances, he returned to Reading on 31 January.[7] On 9 January 2014, Samuel joined teammate Lawson D'Ath at Dagenham & Redbridge on a one-month youth loan.[8] He made his debut three days later against Fleetwood Town though he was forced off during the first half with a knee injury.[9] Reading later confirmed that his loan had been cut short as the damage needed to be repaired surgically.[10]

On 29 January 2015, Samuel joined Coventry City on loan till 28 April 2015,[11] scoring on his debut against Rochdale.[12]

On 13 November 2015, Samuel joined League One side Gillingham on an emergency loan deal until 10 December.[13] On 9 December, Samuel had his loan spell with Gillingham extended until 2 January 2016.[14]

On 5 January 2016, Gillingham announced that Samuel had extended his stay at Priestfield for another three weeks.[citation needed]

Samuel scored his first goal for Reading against Burton Albion on 19 November 2016.[15]

On 31 January 2017, Samuel joined Ipswich Town on loan for the remainder of the 2016–17 season.[16]

Blackburn Rovers[edit]

On 18 July 2017, Samuel signed a three-year deal with Blackburn Rovers for an undisclosed fee.[17] He started his Rovers career brightly with four goals in his first six appearances, but a major anterior cruciate ligament injury has since stifled his development.

International career[edit]

Samuel made his debut England under-19 against Portugal on 7 October 2011.[18] Samuel scored his first goal for the under-19s in his next match for them, against Ukraine, in a 3–1 victory on 9 October 2011.[19]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 26 September 2017
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
Reading 2012–13[20] Premier League 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2014–15[21] Championship 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
2015–16[22] Championship 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
2016–17[23] Championship 9 2 0 0 2 0 11 2
Total 11 2 1 0 3 0 15 2
Colchester United (loan) 2012–13[20] League One 2 0 2 0
Dagenham & Redbridge (loan) 2013–14[24] League Two 1 0 1 0
Coventry City (loan) 2014–15[21] League One 13 6 13 6
Gillingham (loan) 2015–16[22] League One 25 7 25 7
Ipswich Town (loan) 2016–17[23] Championship 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Blackburn Rovers 2017–18[25] League One 9 3 0 0 2 1 0 0 11 4
Career total 67 19 1 0 5 1 0 0 72 19

Honours[edit]

Blackburn Rovers

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premier League Clubs submit Squad Lists" (PDF). Premier League. 12 December 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 March 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Dominic Samuel". rovers.co.uk. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Striker Samuel signs pro contract". Reading FC. Archived from the original on 26 January 2012. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  4. ^ "Sunderland 3–0 Reading". BBC Sport. Retrieved 12 December 2012.
  5. ^ "Match Report". Reading F.C. Retrieved 12 December 2012.
  6. ^ "Samuel loaned to U's". Reading F.C. Retrieved 3 January 2013.
  7. ^ "Samuel returns to the Royals". Reading FC. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  8. ^ "Samuel joins Daggers". Reading F.C. Retrieved 9 January 2014.
  9. ^ "Match reaction: Darren Currie". Dagenham & Redbridge F.C. Retrieved 29 January 2014.
  10. ^ "HRK returns". Reading F.C. Retrieved 29 January 2014.
  11. ^ "Coventry City have completed the emergency loan signing of Reading striker Dominic Samuel". ccfc.co.uk. Coventry City F.C. 29 January 2015. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
  12. ^ "Coventry 2–2 Rochdale". BBC Sport. 31 January 2015. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  13. ^ "Striker Samuel joins Gills on loan". readingfc.co.uk. Reading FC. 13 November 2015. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
  14. ^ "Samuel agrees Gills loan extension". www.readingfc.co.uk/. Reading F.C. 9 December 2015. Retrieved 9 December 2015.
  15. ^ "Reading 3–0 Burton Albion". BBC Sport. 19 November 2016. Retrieved 21 November 2016.
  16. ^ "Samuel makes loan move to Ipswich". readingfc.co.uk. Reading F.C. 31 January 2017. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  17. ^ "Samuel completes move to Ewood Park". readingfc.co.uk. Reading F.C. 18 July 2017. Retrieved 18 July 2017.
  18. ^ "Portugal vs England". The Football Association. Retrieved 12 December 2012.
  19. ^ "Ukraine vs England". The Football Association. Retrieved 12 December 2012.
  20. ^ a b "Games played by Dominic Samuel in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 January 2014.
  21. ^ a b "Games played by Dominic Samuel in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 3 January 2015.
  22. ^ a b "Games played by Dominic Samuel in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
  23. ^ a b "Games played by Dominic Samuel in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  24. ^ "Games played by Dominic Samuel in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 January 2014.
  25. ^ "Games played by Dominic Samuel in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 21 August 2017.
  26. ^ Anderson, John, ed. (2018). Football Yearbook 2018–2019. London: Headline Publishing Group. pp. 54–55. ISBN 978-1-4722-6106-9.

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