Harry Cardwell

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Harry Cardwell
Personal information
Full name Harry James Cardwell[1]
Date of birth (1996-10-28) 28 October 1996 (age 22)
Place of birth Beverley, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Centre forward
Club information
Current team
Grimsby Town
Number 17
Youth career
2006–2013 Hull City
2013–2015 Reading
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2017 Reading 0 (0)
2015Woking (loan) 5 (0)
2016Braintree Town (loan) 5 (0)
2017Brighton & Hove Albion (loan) 0 (0)
2017– Grimsby Town 16 (0)
National team
2014–2015 Scotland U19 10 (2)
2014 Scotland U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 May 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19:49, 5 August 2017 (UTC)

Harry Cardwell (born 28 October 1996) is a Scottish professional footballer, who plays as a centre forward but can also play as a winger. He currently plays for League Two club Grimsby Town.

Cardwell is a Scotland U21 international. He is considered strong, skilful and with a good turn of pace and excellent movement in leading the line. At the age of 10, Cardwell started his career with Hull City's youth system. He was then snapped up at 16-years of age for a £75K fee by Reading in 2013, joining as part of their academy setup. Two one-month loan spells at National League sides Woking in 2015 and Braintree Town in 2016. After being released by Reading, Cardwell went on trial with League Two side Grimsby Town and signed a contract in July 2017.

Club career[edit]

Cardwell was born in Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire and raised in the village of North Cave. He attended South Hunsley School in Melton, East Riding of Yorkshire and started his career with Hull City where he spent seven years in their youth system.[2][3]

Reading[edit]

Cardwell signed for Reading in July 2013, joining their academy, a compensation fee of £75,000 agreed under the Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP).[3][4] Having finished joint top scorer for our under-18s, Cardwell signed professional terms with Reading in July 2014.[3][5] In January 2017, he went on loan to Championship rivals Brighton & Hove Albion in their under-23s until the end of the season.[6]

Loan to Woking[edit]

On 10 September 2015, Cardwell joined National League side Woking on a one-month youth loan deal, to strengthen their options up front after a serious injury to Scott Rendell.[7][8]

Loan to Braintree Town[edit]

Cardwell joined National League side Braintree Town in March 2016 on a one-month loan.[9]

Grimsby Town[edit]

Cardwell joined up with League Two side Grimsby Town on 4 July 2017, to try and earn himself a contract.[10] Having impressed in his trial, scoring four goals in pre season, Cardwell signed a two-year contract with the club on 17 July 2017 on a free transfer.[11]

Cardwell made his professional debut with Grimsby on 5 August 2017; coming off the subs bench on 79 minutes in their 3–1 victory at Chesterfield, he latched on to a through ball by Luke Summerfield, but Cardwell was brought down as he was about to shoot for goal, winning his team an 85th minute penalty, which was put away by Ben Davies to finish Chesterfield off.[12] He scored his first goal for Grimsby in an EFL Trophy tie against Doncaster Rovers on 29 August 2017.[13]

International career[edit]

Cardwell is eligible to play for Scotland because two of his grandparents are from Midlothian.[14]

He made his debut for the Scotland U19 team on 24 May 2014, coming off the bench in a 0–0 draw against Ukraine U21 at the Pirelli Stadium in England.[15] He came of the bench and scored two goals in a 2–2 draw against Czech Republic U19 at Cappielow Park.[16] He made ten appearances for Scotland under-19 between May 2014 and March 2015.[17] Cardwell was called up on 5 November 2014 to the Scotland U21 side.[18] He made his debut for the U21 team in a 1–1 draw against Switzerland U21 in Switzerland.[19]

Style of play[edit]

A Powerhouse centre forward, strong, skilful and with a good turn of pace and excellent movement in leading the line.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Cardwell's grandfather Tom Wilson was a Scottish Centre back, he played for Millwall and Hull City.[14]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played on 3 October 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 2015–16[20] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016–17[21] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 2[a] 0 2 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0
Woking (loan) 2015–16[20] National League 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Braintree Town (loan) 2015–16[20] National League 4 0 0 0 1[b] 0 5 0
Brighton & Hove Albion (loan) 2016–17[21] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 9 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 10 0
Grimsby Town 2017–18[22] League Two 5 0 0 0 1 0 2[c] 1 8 1
Total 5 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 8 1
Career total 14 0 0 0 1 0 5 1 20 1
  1. ^ Appearances in EFL Trophy
  2. ^ One appearance in the National League play-offs
  3. ^ Appearances in EFL Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Retained List 2016-17" (PDF). English Football League. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  2. ^ Buckingham, Philip (4 July 2014). "Hull City lose rising star Cardwell to Reading". Hull Daily Mail. Archived from the original on 9 July 2013. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  3. ^ a b c Westmorland, Gareth (7 July 2014). "Former Hull City youngster Harry Cardwell signs first professional contract at Reading". Hull Daily Mail. Archived from the original on 9 July 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  4. ^ Jones, Simon (5 July 2013). "Reading snap up Hull's teenage sensation Cardwell for bargain fee of £75,000". Daily Mail. London. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Five star youngsters sign professional terms". Reading F.C. 7 July 2014. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  6. ^ Naylor, Andy (17 July 2017). "Brighton and Hove Albion borrow Reading striker". The Argus. Brighton. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  7. ^ Shaw, Nick (10 September 2015). "Harry Cardwell joins on loan from Reading". Woking F.C. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  8. ^ "Harry Cardwell: Woking sign Reading striker on loan". BBC Sport. 10 September 2015. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  9. ^ "Harry Cardwell: Reading youngster joins Braintree Town on loan". BBC Sport. 24 March 2016. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  10. ^ Green, Trevor (4 July 2017). "Grimsby Town to look at former Hull City striker in friendly". Grimsby Telegraph. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  11. ^ Wood, Liam (17 July 2017). "Grimsby Town sign frontman on a free transfer after Blundell Park trial". Grimsby Telegraph. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  12. ^ "Chesterfield 1–3 Grimsby". BBC Sport. 5 August 2017. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  13. ^ "Grimsby Town lose to Doncaster Rovers on penalties - REPORT". grimsbytelegraph.co.uk. 29 August 2017. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  14. ^ a b Fisher, Stewart (4 September 2014). "Calculated risk add ups for Cardwell". The Herald. Glasgow. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  15. ^ "Scotland U19 0–0 Ukraine U19". Scottish FA. 24 May 2014. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  16. ^ "Scotland U19 2–2 Czech Republic U19". Scottish FA. 2 September 2014. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  17. ^ "Harry Cardwell: Scotland U19 Squad Matches". Scottish FA. 5 November 2014. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  18. ^ "Scotland Under-21 squad for Switzerland confirmed". Scottish FA. 5 November 2014. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  19. ^ "Edwards skippers Aussies; Debuts for Scottish trio". Reading F.C. 19 November 2014. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  20. ^ a b c "Games played by Harry Cardwell in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  21. ^ a b "Games played by Harry Cardwell in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  22. ^ "Games played by Harry Cardwell in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 August 2017.

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