Eddie Nolan

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Eddie Nolan
Personal information
Full name Edward William Nolan[1]
Date of birth (1988-08-05) 5 August 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Waterford, Ireland
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
0000? Blackburn Rovers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2009 Blackburn Rovers 0 (0)
2007 Stockport County (loan) 4 (0)
2007-2008 Hartlepool United (loan) 11 (0)
2008–2009 Preston North End (loan) 3 (0)
2009–2011 Preston North End 37 (0)
2010 Sheffield Wednesday (loan) 14 (1)
2010 Scunthorpe United (loan) 22 (0)
2011–2012 Scunthorpe United 43 (1)
2013–2015 Scunthorpe United 45 (0)
National team
2006–2008 Republic of Ireland U21 12 (0)
2008–2009 Republic of Ireland B 1 (0)
2009–2013 Republic of Ireland 3 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:00, 20 March 2015 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:00, 25 October 2013 (UTC)

Edward William "Eddie" Nolan (born 5 August 1988) is an Irish footballer who is currently a free agent. He last played for Scunthorpe United in the League One.

In his 9-year-long playing career, Nolan has previously played for Blackburn Rovers, Stockport County, Hartlepool United, Preston North End, and Sheffield Wednesday.

Nolan has played internationally for the Republic of Ireland twelve times at under-21 and once at non-league level. Nolan made his senior international debut in May 2009.

Club career[edit]

Blackburn Rovers[edit]

Born in Waterford, played all his schoolboy football with Waterford Bohemians F.C. Nolan began his career with English side Blackburn Rovers, having impressed in his first season at Blackburn Rovers's youth team, he became a regular member of the reserve squad in his second season. Nolan made his full debut in the UEFA Cup tie against AS Nancy on 13 December 2006, coming on as a substitute for Andy Todd.[2] Despite being a promising footballer who could get first team football at Blackburn Rovers in the future, Nolan never made another Blackburn Rovers appearance again.[3]

On 19 March 2007 he signed a one-month loan with Stockport County.[4] Nolan made his Stockport County debut, in a 2-1 loss against Bristol Rovers on 20 March 2007.[5] Nolan went on to make four appearance for Stockport County.

On 22 November 2007, Nolan joined Hartlepool United on loan.[6] Nolan made his Hartlepool United debut on 24 November 2007, in a 2-1 loss against Gillingham.[7] After making eleven appearance, Nolan then returned to Ewood Park following a two-month loan spell with Hartlepool.[8]

Preston North End[edit]

On 6 October 2008 he joined Preston North End on a three-month loan deal.[9] Nolan made his Preston North End debut three days later, in a 1-0 win over Doncaster Rovers.[10]

Nolan then signed a permanent three-and-a-half-year contract on 2 January 2009.[11] Nolan's first game after signing for the club on a permanent basis came on 3 January 2009, coming on as a substitute for Callum Davidson.[12] He has made 23 appearances in total (3 as a substitute) mainly filling in at left-back as cover for Callum Davidson.[13]

In 2009-10 season, Nolan continued to be used in the left-back position in Davidson's absent[14] until Nolan's form was bad.[15] As a result, Nolan joined Sheffield Wednesday on loan until the end of the season, where he's reunited with Alan Irvine.[16] After appearing on the bench against Ipswich Town. Nolan made his Sheffield Wednesday debut on 27 February 2010, in a 5-0 loss against Reading.[17] Nolan then scored his first Sheffield Wednesday goal on 24 March 2010, in a 2-1 win against Watford.[18] Nolan had become regular football throughout the season, but couldn't help Sheffield Wednesday survive in the Championship, as they were relegated to League One.

After his loan spell with Sheffield Wednesday came to an end, Nolan was told by Manager Darren Ferguson that he no longer have a future at Preston North End[19] by placing him on the transfer list.[20] Irvine tried to sign Nolan on a permanent basis, but it was unsuccessful, due to the club's financial situation at the time.[21]

Scunthorpe United[edit]

On 7 July 2010, he joined Championship's rival Scunthorpe United on an initial 6-month loan with a view to a permanent deal.[22]

He made his debut for Scunthorpe in a 2–1 win over Reading on 7 August 2010.[23] The deal was made permanent on 6 January 2011, until the end of the season, for an undisclosed fee.[24] Though the club was relegated to League One, Nolan went on to make thirty-eight appearance in all competitions despite missing out ten matches, mostly on the bench, competing against Cliff Byrne over a right-back position[25] and loss of form towards the end of the season.[26] At the end of the 2010-11 season, Nolan signed a contract with the club.[27]

The 2011-12 season saw Nolan started well, playing as a left back and then scored his first Scunthorpe United goal, in a 2-1 win over Stevenage on 1 October 2011.[28] His impressive display in defense and attack in recent matches was praised by Manager Alan Knill.[29] Soon, Nolan injured his calf while walking up stairs and only missing one match, Nolan made his return to the match against Milton Keynes Dons on 22 October 2011.[30] Nolan soon missed six matches for months, having been not included in the starting line-up before being recalled to the first team, playing in an unfamiliar role: Defensive Midfielder against Preston North End and Yeovil Town.[31] Nolan made thirty-five appearance in all competitions and scoring once in all competitions. At the end of the 2011-12 season, Nolan was released by the club in May 2012.[32]

After being released by Scunthorpe United and failed to find a new club, Nolan returned to the club to train with the squad in effort to regain his fitness, though contract was ruled out, stated by Manager Brian Laws.[33] However, Laws was keen to sign Nolan.[34] Eventually, on 8 February 2013, Scunthorpe United re-signed Nolan, until the end of the season, on non-contract terms.[35] Nolan's first game for Scunthorpe United since returning came against Yeovil Town on 16 February 2013, coming on as a substitute for Callum Kennedy in the 83rd minutes, in a 3-0 loss against Yeovil Town.[36] Nolan then went on to make twelve appearance for the club and taking over the right-back position after Callum Kennedy missed out for the rest of the season.[37] Despite the club was relegated to League Two, his successful return for the club earned him a new contract with the club.[38]

In 2013-14 season, Nolan featured in the first team regularly, playing in right-back, left-back and central-midfield.[39] But unfortunately, Nolan was injured during in a 2-2 draw against Burton Albion in the 21st minutes and had to be substituted as a result.[40] After a scan, it was announced that Nolan was out of action for six weeks.[41] After announcing his return,[42] Nolan made his return on 23 November 2013, coming on as a substitute for Deon Burton in the 86th minutes, in a 2-1 loss against Portsmouth.[43] After making his return, Nolan went to make forty appearance in all competition after helping the club promoted to League One. Nolan also signed a one-year contract extension with the club.[44]

In 2014-15 season, Nolan started four out of six matches in the first six matches before suffering a neck injury[45] and then hamstring injury.[46] Having just recovered from a hamstring injury, Nolan made his return, playing 90 minutes, in the first round of FA Cup, in a 2-0 win over Forest Green Rovers.[47] Just after making his return, Nolan, however, suffered ankle injury that kept him out for four to six weeks.[48] After featuring three matches in early-January, Nolan missed nine matches due to being on the bench and failed to feature on the matchday squad.[49] After being featured against Barnsley on 24 February 2015,[50] Nolan had not being featured throughout the season and at the end of the 2014-15 season, Nolan was among many players to be released by the club (which was also the second time Nolan was released).[51]

International[edit]

He has been capped for his country at all levels and he also captained the under-21 team.[52] He has also played in a 'B' team game against Nottingham Forest.[53]

On 7 February 2009, he received his first call-up to the full senior team to play Georgia on 11 February 2009.[54] Nolan finally made his Ireland debut on 29 May 2009, in a 1-1 draw against Nigeria.[55]

Career Statistics[edit]

References[edit]

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