Harry Clifton (footballer, born 1998)

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Harry Clifton
Personal information
Full name Harry Louis Clifton[1]
Date of birth (1998-06-12) 12 June 1998 (age 21)
Place of birth Grimsby, England
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Grimsby Town
Number 15
Youth career
2007–2015 Grimsby Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015– Grimsby Town 55 (2)
2016–2017Grantham Town (loan) 38 (5)
National team
2019– Wales U21 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:18, 8 November 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:41, 10 September 2019 (UTC)

Harry Louis Clifton (born 12 June 1998) is a professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for League Two club Grimsby Town.

Club career[edit]

Grimsby Town[edit]

Clifton joined Grimsby Town as an under-10 and progressed through the club's youth system.[2]

Clifton signed his first professional contract in July 2015.[3] He joined NPL Premier Division side Grantham Town in September 2016, initially on a month's loan deal.[4][5] After impressing in his initial loan, it was then extended another two months.[6] After scoring 3 goals in 21 appearances, his loan was extended in December 2016 until the end of the 2016–17 season.[7] Clifton made 47 appearances for them, scoring six goals.[8] He returned to Grimsby in May 2017, signing another two-year deal.[9][10]

Clifton made his full debut on 29 August 2017 in the EFL Trophy against Doncaster Rovers.[11] He made his professional League Two debut on 30 January 2018, coming on as a 79th-minute substitute, in a 3–0 defeat at Yeovil Town.[12] Clifton made his full league debut against Exeter City on 24 February.[13]

He signed a new three-year contract with Grimsby in June 2018.[14]

Clifton scored his first professional league goal on 27 November 2018, scoring an equaliser in the 33rd minute with a header, in a 5–2 win against Tranmere Rovers.[15] Three days later, he scored Grimsby's second goal on 70-minutes in the FA Cup second round, racing through on goal scoring a follow-up after his initial shot was saved, in a 2–0 victory against National League side Chesterfield.[16]

International career[edit]

Clifton was called up to the Wales Under-21's squad to join their training camp at the end of March 2019.

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 12 June 2019
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
Grimsby Town 2015–16[17] National League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016–17[18] League Two 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017–18[19] League Two 10 0 0 0 0 0 2[a] 0 12 0
2018–19[20] League Two 39 2 3 1 0 0 1[a] 0 43 3
Total 49 2 3 1 0 0 3 0 55 3
Grantham Town (loan) 2016–17[21] NPL Premier Division 38 5 0 0 9[b] 1 47 6
Career total 77 7 3 1 0 0 15 1 102 9
  1. ^ a b Appearances in the EFL Trophy
  2. ^ Three appearances and one goal in FA Trophy, six appearances in Northern Premier League Challenge Cup

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Notification of shirt numbers: Grimsby Town" (PDF). English Football League. p. 31. Retrieved 21 October 2019.
  2. ^ Wood, Liam (27 July 2018). "Grimsby Town graduates Harry Clifton and Max Wright on their Blundell Park journey". Grimsby Telegraph. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Grimsby Town: Harry Clifton signs two-year deal". BBC Sport. 13 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Young Grimsby Town duo set to follow Harry Clifton out on loan". Grimsby Telegraph. 16 September 2016.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Harry Makes Loan Move". Grimsby Town F.C. 15 September 2016. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
  6. ^ Hayes, Simon (13 October 2016). "Wildin and Clifton extend their time with The Gingerbreads". Grantham Town F.C. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
  7. ^ Hayes, Simon (15 December 2016). "Harry Clifton Stays!". Grantham Town F.C. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
  8. ^ "Harry Clifton". Grantham Town F.C. Retrieved 11 October 2017.
  9. ^ "Young midfielder Harry Clifton's one-year contract extension confirmed by Grimsby Town". Grimsby Telegraph. 24 May 2017.[permanent dead link]
  10. ^ "Harry Clifton: Young midfielder signs one-year contract extension with Grimsby". BBC Sport. 24 May 2017. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
  11. ^ Wood, Liam (30 August 2017). "Grimsby Town midfielder Harry Clifton 'buzzing' to make full debut against Doncaster Rovers". Grimsby Telegraph. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
  12. ^ "Yeovil 3–0 Grimsby". BBC Sport. 15 May 2016. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
  13. ^ Wood, Liam (24 February 2018). "Grimsby Town 0-1 Exeter City PLAYER RATINGS - Clifton impresses on full League Two debut". Grimsby Telegraph. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  14. ^ "Harry Clifton: Grimsby Town midfielder signs new three-year deal". BBC Sport. 6 June 2018.
  15. ^ "Grimsby 5–2 Tranmere". BBC Sport. 27 November 2018. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  16. ^ "Chesterfield 0–2 Grimsby". BBC Sport. 2 December 2018. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  17. ^ "Games played by Harry Clifton in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  18. ^ "Games played by Harry Clifton in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  19. ^ "Games played by Harry Clifton in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  20. ^ "Games played by Harry Clifton in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  21. ^ "Harry Clifton - First Team - Grantham Town FC". Pitchero. Grantham Town F.C. Retrieved 17 October 2017.

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