George Baldock

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George Baldock
Personal information
Full name George Baldock[1]
Date of birth (1993-03-09) 9 March 1993 (age 24)
Place of birth Buckingham, England
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Right-Back
Club information
Current team
Milton Keynes Dons
Number 2
Youth career
0000–2009 Milton Keynes Dons
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009– Milton Keynes Dons 104 (2)
2011 Northampton Town (loan) 5 (0)
2012 Tamworth (loan) 3 (0)
2012 ÍBV (loan) 16 (1)
2012 Tamworth (loan) 15 (1)
2015 Oxford United (loan) 12 (1)
2015–2016 Oxford United (loan) 27 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:36, 1 May 2017 (UTC).

George Baldock (born 9 March 1993) is an English professional footballer who plays as a right-back for English League One side Milton Keynes Dons.

Career[edit]

Milton Keynes Dons[edit]

George Baldock started his footballing career playing for Milton Keynes Dons' academy side. His older brother Sam Baldock also played for the club.

2009–10[edit]

Baldock made his first team debut for Milton Keynes Dons on 8 May 2010 in the League One clash with Brighton & Hove Albion at the Stadium:mk which ended in 0–0 draw, coming on as a substitute for Daniel Powell in the 81st minute.[2]

2010–11[edit]

Baldock made his full debut for the club on the last day of the 2010–11 season in a League One match against Oldham Athletic.[3]

2011–12[edit]

On 30 October 2011, he joined Northampton Town on a month's loan. In March 2012 he joined Tamworth on loan, along with team-mate Charlie Collins.[4] He made his debut in a 1–1 league draw against Gateshead and completed the full match.[5]

2012–13[edit]

On 3 May 2012, he joined Icelandic Úrvalsdeild side ÍBV on a one-month loan.[6] He made his debut for the club three days later in the opening match of the 2012 season, a 1–2 defeat away at Selfoss. Baldock was handed a one-match ban on 5 June 2012 after collecting four yellow cards in his first six games.[7] He scored his first goal for ÍBV on 20 June 2012 in the 3–1 away win over Grindavík before being substituted for Ragnar Leósson. The following day, the club announced that Baldock's loan spell had been extended until 8 August, meaning he would be eligible to participate in the Europa League qualifying campaign.[8] On 3 July 2012, he was given a further one-match suspension after becoming the first player of the season in the Icelandic leagues to reach the limit of seven yellow cards in league and cup matches.[9] Nevertheless, he made his first appearance in European competition two days later after being selected in the starting line-up for the 0–1 defeat to Irish outfit St Patrick's Athletic in the first leg of the Europa League first qualifying round.[10]

ÍBV announced on 9 August 2012 that Baldock's loan spell with the club had been extended until the end of the month.[11]

Following his return from his loan at ÍBV, Baldock linked up on loan once again with Conference National side Tamworth. He signed with the club until the end of year, along with Dons team mates Charlie Collins and Jordan Ivey-Ward. George scored his first goal for Tamworth against Woking in a 3–2 victory. On 19 December 2012, Baldock scored twice for Tamworth as they beat Corby Town away 4–2 in the FA Trophy second round replay.[12]

2014–15[edit]

Baldock featured several times for Milton Keynes Dons in the first half of the 2014–15 season, including as part of the team involved in the memorable 4-0 win over Manchester United in the second round of the Capital One Cup on 26 August 2015.[13]

On 12 February 2015, Baldock signed a loan deal till the end of the 2014–15 season with League Two side Oxford United.[14] He went on to play 12 games for the club, He scored a late equaliser in the 1–1 home draw with Morecambe.[15]

2015–16[edit]

Baldock returned to Oxford on a season-long loan on 30 June 2015.[16] During the his loan Baldock established himself as an integral part of the team, later being named in the 2015–16 League 2 PFA Team of the Year for his performances with Oxford.[17]

On 28 January 2016, after impressing during his loan spell with the club, Milton Keynes Dons announced that Baldock had been recalled.[18]

On 3 May 2016, having claimed a place as a regular first team player, Baldock was named the club's Young Player of the Year 2015/16 at the club's end of season awards.[19]

2016–17[edit]

On 29 July 2016, Baldock signed a contract extension with Milton Keynes Dons, keeping him at the club until the summer of 2018.[20] On 26 November 2016, Baldock made his 100th appearance for the club in a 1–2 win away versus Coventry City.[21]

Personal life[edit]

His older brother, Sam Baldock, plays for Brighton & Hove Albion.

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 3 May 2017
Club Statistics
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Milton Keynes Dons 2009–10[22] League One 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2010–11[23] League One 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2011–12[24] League One 0 0 1 0 1 0 1[a] 0 3 0
2012–13[25] League One 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2013–14[26] League One 38 2 4 0 2 0 2[a] 0 46 2
2014–15[27] League One 9 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 14 0
2015–16[28] Championship 15 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
2016–17[29] League One 37 0 3 0 0 0 2[a] 0 42 0
2017–18 League One 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 104 2 10 0 6 0 5 0 125 2
Northampton Town (loan) 2011–12[24] League Two 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Tamworth (loan) 2011–12[24] Conference Premier 3 0 0 0 3 0
ÍBV (loan) 2012–13[30] Úrvalsdeild 16 1 1 0 2[b] 0 19 1
Tamworth (loan) 2012–13[31] Conference Premier 15 1 1 0 3[c] 2 19 3
Oxford United (loan) 2014–15 League Two 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 1
2015–16 League Two 27 2 5 0 1 0 2[a] 0 35 2
Total 78 5 7 0 1 0 7 2 93 7
Career total 182 7 17 0 7 0 12 2 218 9
  1. ^ a b c d Appearance in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Appearances in UEFA Europa League
  3. ^ Appearances in FA Trophy

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

None

Individual[edit]

PFA Team of the Year
Milton Keynes Dons
  • Young Player of the Year (1): 2015–16

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Mainstream Publishing. p. 31. ISBN 9781845966010. 
  2. ^ "MK Dons 0 – 0 Brighton". BBC Sport. 1 May 2010. Retrieved 7 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Oldham 1 – 2 MK Dons". BBC Sport. 7 May 2011. Retrieved 7 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Lambs add Dons pair". NonLeagueDaily.com. 23 March 2012. Archived from the original on 26 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "Tamworth 1–1 Gateshead". BBC Sport. 24 March 2012. Retrieved 28 March 2012. 
  6. ^ Magnús Már Einarsson (3 May 2012). "George Baldock til ÍBV (Staðfest)" [George Baldock to ÍBV (Confirmed)] (in Icelandic). Fótbolti.net. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  7. ^ Magnús Már Einarsson (5 June 2012). "Úrskurður aganefndar: Tveir í þriggja leikja bann" [Disciplinary committee ruling: Two given three match bans] (in Icelandic). Fótbolti.net. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  8. ^ Magnús Már Einarsson (21 June 2012). "ÍBV framlengir lánssamning við George Baldock" [ÍBV extend George Baldock loan deal] (in Icelandic). Fótbolti.net. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  9. ^ Magnús Már Einarsson (3 July 2012). "George Baldock búinn að fá sjö gul spjöld í níu leikjum" [George Baldock gets seven yellow cards in nine matches] (in Icelandic). Fótbolti.net. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  10. ^ "St Patrick's 1–0 ÍBV". UEFA.com. 5 July 2012. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  11. ^ Magnús Már Einarsson (9 August 2012). "George Baldock leikur með ÍBV út mánuðinn" [George Baldock to play for ÍBV until the end of the month] (in Icelandic). Fótbolti.net. Retrieved 9 August 2012. 
  12. ^ "Baldock back at The Lamb". TheLambs.co.uk. 31 August 2012. Retrieved 31 August 2012. 
  13. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/28847955
  14. ^ "Oxford United Sign George Baldock". Oxford United F.C. 12 February 2015. 
  15. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/31598104
  16. ^ "George Baldock agrees season-long Oxford loan from MK Dons". BBC Sport. 30 June 2015. Retrieved 1 July 2015. 
  17. ^ http://www.mkdons.com/news/article/defender-included-in-pfa-team-of-the-year-george-baldock-oxford-united-pfa-team-of-the-year-sky-bet-league-2-3074174.aspx
  18. ^ http://www.mkdons.com/news/article/baldocks-coming-back-george-baldock-mk-dons-oxford-united-sky-bet-championship-2925401.aspx
  19. ^ http://www.mkdons.com/news/article/martin-named-player-of-the-year-mk-dons-david-martin-mk-dons-mk-dons-player-of-the-year-3094149.aspx
  20. ^ "Baldock commits future to Club". Milton Keynes Dons Official Site. 29 July 2016. Retrieved 30 November 2016. 
  21. ^ "Baldock joins elite club". Milton Keynes Dons Official Site. 30 November 2016. Retrieved 30 November 2016. 
  22. ^ "Games played by George Baldock in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  23. ^ "Games played by George Baldock in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  24. ^ a b c "Games played by George Baldock in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  25. ^ "Games played by George Baldock in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  26. ^ "Games played by George Baldock in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  27. ^ "Games played by George Baldock in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2015-11-01. 
  28. ^ "Games played by George Baldock in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2015-11-01. 
  29. ^ "Games played by George Baldock in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2015-11-01. 
  30. ^ "George Henry Ivor Baldock". KSÍ.is. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  31. ^ "Games played by George Baldock in 2012/2013 for Tamworth". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 

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