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 21)
Place of birth Southwark, England[2]
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Reading
Number 30
Youth career
000?–2012 Reading
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012– Reading 2 (0)
2013 Colchester United (loan) 2 (0)
2014 Dagenham & Redbridge (loan) 1 (0)
2015 Coventry City (loan) 13 (6)
National team
2011–2013 England U19 3 (2)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:15, 18 March 2015 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 February 2013

Dominic James Samuel (born 1 April 1994) is an English professional footballer who plays for Reading, as a striker.

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 team mate 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]

However, after a promising start, he fractured his ankle on 1 April in a 0–1 defeat to Leyton Orient thus ruling him out for the remainder of the season. He was sent back to Reading in order to start treatment in hope that he will be fit during pre-season.[citation needed]

International career[edit]

Samuel made his debut England under-19 against Portugal on 7 October 2011.[13] 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.[14]

Scores and results list England's goal tally first.
Under-19 international goals
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 9 October 2011 Limoges, France  Ukraine 3–0 3–1 Limoges Tournament
2. 5 February 2013 Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster, England  Denmark 3–1 3–1 Friendly

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 18 March 2015.
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Reading 2012–13[15] Premier League 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2013–14[16] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014–15[17] Championship 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Colchester United (loan) 2012–13[15] League One 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Dagenham & Redbridge (loan) 2013–14[16] League Two 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Coventry City (loan) 2014–15 League One 10 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 5
Career total 14 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 15 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premier League Clubs submit Squad Lists" (PDF). Premier League. 12 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Player Details: Dominic Samuel". English National Football Archive. 
  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". http://www.ccfc.co.uk/. Coventry City F.C. 29 January 2015. Retrieved 29 January 2015. 
  12. ^ "Coventry 2-2 Rochdale". http://www.bbc.co.uk/. BBC Sport. 31 January 2015. Retrieved 31 January 2015. 
  13. ^ "Portugal vs England". The Football Association. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 
  14. ^ "Ukraine vs England". The Football Association. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 
  15. ^ a b "Games played by Dominic Samuel in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  16. ^ a b "Games played by Dominic Samuel in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  17. ^ "Games played by Dominic Samuel in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 3 January 2015. 

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