Jacob Blyth

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Jacob Blyth
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Personal information
Full name Jacob Matthew Blyth[1]
Date of birth (1992-08-14) 14 August 1992 (age 27)
Place of birth Nuneaton, England
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Macclesfield Town
Number 18
Youth career
Bermuda WMC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Nuneaton Griff 35 (19)
2010–2011 Bedworth United 25 (6)
2011–2012 Leamington 37 (17)
2012–2016 Leicester City 0 (0)
2012–2013Burton Albion (loan) 2 (0)
2013Notts County (loan) 4 (0)
2013Northampton Town (loan) 7 (3)
2013Northampton Town (loan) 4 (0)
2014–2015Burton Albion (loan) 22 (5)
2015Cambridge United (loan) 5 (1)
2016Blackpool (loan) 8 (3)
2016–2017 Motherwell 8 (0)
2018–2019 Barrow 24 (3)
2019– Macclesfield Town 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:01, 1 July 2019 (UTC)

Jacob Matthew Blyth (born 14 August 1992), is an English professional footballer who plays as a forward for League Two club Macclesfield Town. Engaged to Holly Hagan.

Early life[edit]

Blyth was educated at St. Thomas More School & Technical College in his home town of Nuneaton.


Early career[edit]

He started his playing career at local league side Bermuda F.C. Entrance to the football league pyramid football followed when he played for Nuneaton Griff of the Midland Football Combination. Further moves up the pyramid followed when he switched to Bedworth United and then in January 2011 to Leamington of the Southern League Premier Division.

Leicester City[edit]

In May 2012 the 19-year-old forward was taken on by Leicester City of the Football League Championship on professional terms for an undisclosed fee.[2]

Early loan moves[edit]

After scoring 6 goals in 11 appearances for the club's Under 21 Development Squad[3] he was allowed to move to Burton Albion of League Two to gain first team experience. Blyth made his Football League debut the day afterwards on 20 November 2012 as a 78th minute substitute against Aldershot Town.[4] On 13 February 2013 he joined League One Notts County on a month's loan.[5]

Following a successful first season playing for Leicester City Development Squad & Academy, finishing as top scorer, Blyth signed a new contract with the club on 1 May 2013.[6]

Northampton Town (loan)[edit]

On 9 August 2013, Blyth joined Northampton Town on a one-month loan deal.[7] Making his debut on 10 August 2013 in a League Two game against Newport County at Sixfields, Blyth scored with a 25th-minute header, the first goal in a 3–1 win for Northampton.[8] On 10 September, Blyth extended his stay at Northampton until November following an impressive spell scoring twice in six appearances.[9] His loan spell was cut short by injury and he returned to Leicester on 3 October.[10]

On 6 November 2013, Blyth re-joined Northampton Town on loan until the middle of December 2013.[11]

Blyth extended his contract at Leicester for a further two years on 2 June 2014.[12]

Burton Albion (second loan)[edit]

On 27 August 2014, Blyth re-joined Burton Albion on loan until January 2015.[13] Blyth made his second Burton debut in the 1–0, League Cup, giant-killing against Premier League side Queens Park Rangers on the same day he made his switch to the Brewers. Blyth scored his first goal of his loan in the 3–1 loss to Bury on 20 September 2014.

Cambridge United (loan)[edit]

On 21 August 2015, Blyth signed for Cambridge United on a one-month loan deal.[14]

Blackpool (loan)[edit]

On 22 March 2016, Blyth joined Blackpool on loan until the end of the 2015–16 season.[15]


After being released by Leicester, Blyth signed for Scottish Premiership club Motherwell on 23 June 2016, agreeing a two-year contract with the option of a third year.[16] On 8 August 2017, Blyth left Motherwell by mutual consent.[17]


On 26 June 2018, Blyth became the first signing for new Barrow boss Ian Evatt.[18] During a pre-season game against Furness Select on 7 July 2018, Blyth collided with an advertising banner and wall, causing what at the time appeared to be a broken arm, but later turned out to only be a dislocated shoulder. The match was called off at the request of Ian Evatt due to a long delay whilst waiting for an ambulance for Blyth.[19] He scored his first two league goals for the club on 29 December 2018 in a 3-2 win against Salford City.[20]

Macclesfield Town[edit]

On 1 July 2019, Blyth signed for League Two club Macclesfield Town on a one-year contract.[21]


  1. ^ "List of Players under Written Contract Registered Between 01/02/2013 and 28/02/2013" (PDF). The Football Association. Retrieved 12 April 2013.
  2. ^ Warwick Courier article on Leicester move
  3. ^ Sky Sports news article
  4. ^ Match statistics on The Guardian website
  5. ^ Months loan to Notts County
  6. ^ Youngesters Rewarded For Progress
  7. ^ "Cobblers bring in Blyth". www.NTFC.co.uk. Northampton Town F.C. 9 August 2013. Retrieved 9 August 2013.
  8. ^ BBC Sport: Northampton 3- 1 Newport County
  9. ^ "Blyth extends Cobblers loan". www.LCFC.com. Leicester City F.C. 10 September 2013. Retrieved 11 September 2013.
  10. ^ "League Two – Blyth back at Leicester". www.footballcourier.com. Football Courier. 3 October 2013. Retrieved 3 October 2013.
  11. ^ "Blyth Returns To Sixfields". www.ntfc.co.uk. 6 November 2013.
  12. ^ "Deals for Development Squad Duo". Leicester City FC. 2 June 2014.
  13. ^ http://www.lcfc.com/news/article/270814-jacob-blyth-joins-burton-on-loan-1879737.aspx
  14. ^ "Blyth joiuns U's on one month loan". Cambridge United FC. 21 August 2015.
  15. ^ "Blackpool sign Leicester City striker Jacob Blyth on loan". Sky Sports. 22 March 2016. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  16. ^ "'Well announce a trio of signings". Motherwell F.C. 23 June 2016. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  17. ^ "Club Statement: Jacob Blyth". Motherwell F.C. 8 August 2017. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  18. ^ "Blyth is Bluebirds 4th Summer Signing". Barrow AFC. 26 June 2018.
  19. ^ Turner, Paul (7 July 2018). "Blyth escapes broken arm as Barrow AFC pre-season game is called off following shocking injury". The Mail (Cumbria). Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  20. ^ "Barrow 3-2 Salford City". BBC. 29 December 2018. Retrieved 8 January 2019.
  21. ^ "Jacob Blyth: Macclesfield Town sign striker on one-year deal". BBC Sport. 1 July 2019. Retrieved 1 July 2019.

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