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 23)[2]
Place of birth Southwark, England
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)[2]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Ipswich Town
(on loan Reading)
Number 42
Youth career
0000–2012 Reading
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012– Reading 10 (2)
2013 Colchester United (loan) 2 (0)
2014 Dagenham & Redbridge (loan) 1 (0)
2015 Coventry City (loan) 13 (6)
2015–2016 Gillingham (loan) 25 (7)
2017– Ipswich Town (loan) 3 (0)
National team
2011–2013 England U19 3 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:33, 8 April 2017 (UTC).

Dominic James Samuel (born 1 April 1994) is an English professional footballer who plays for Ipswich Town, on loan from Reading.

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]

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, Gillingham announced that Samuel has extended his stay at Priestfield for another three weeks, now available for the Gills until January 28.

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]

International career[edit]

Samuel made his debut England under-19 against Portugal on 7 October 2011.[17] 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.[18]

Personal life[edit]

Samuel attended Southwark Park Primary School between 2003-2007. In 2007, he took part in the school's 'Alternative Yo-Yo' competition to raise money for Comic Relief, finishing runner up after answering every question that week at school with the answer 'yo', reaching a total of 83. Samuel's class raised a total of £34.80 and were thanked in a school assembly by a local politician who joined the class on stage in a group 'Yo!'.

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 17 December 2016.
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[19] Premier League 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2014–15[20] Championship 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
2015–16[21] Championship 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
2016–17[22] Championship 8 2 0 0 2 0 10 2
Total 10 2 1 0 3 0 14 2
Colchester United (loan) 2012–13[19] League One 2 0 2 0
Dagenham & Redbridge (loan) 2013–14[23] League Two 1 0 1 0
Coventry City (loan) 2014–15[20] League One 13 6 13 6
Gillingham (loan) 2015–16[21] League One 25 7 25 7
Ipswich Town (loan) 2016–17[22] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 50 15 1 0 3 0 54 15

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". 11v11. Retrieved 7 July 2016. 
  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.  External link in |website= (help)
  12. ^ "Coventry 2-2 Rochdale". http://www.bbc.co.uk/. BBC Sport. 31 January 2015. Retrieved 31 January 2015.  External link in |website= (help)
  13. ^ "Striker Samuel joins Gills on loan". http://www.readingfc.co.uk/. Reading FC. 13 November 2015. Retrieved 14 November 2015.  External link in |website= (help)
  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. ^ "Portugal vs England". The Football Association. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 
  18. ^ "Ukraine vs England". The Football Association. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 
  19. ^ a b "Games played by Dominic Samuel in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  20. ^ a b "Games played by Dominic Samuel in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 3 January 2015. 
  21. ^ a b "Games played by Dominic Samuel in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Retrieved 14 November 2015. 
  22. ^ a b "Games played by Dominic Samuel in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 September 2016. 
  23. ^ "Games played by Dominic Samuel in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 

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