Jason Lydiate

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Jason Lydiate
Personal information
Full name Jason Lee Lydiate
Date of birth (1971-10-29) 29 October 1971 (age 45)
Place of birth Manchester, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1987–1990 Manchester United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1992 Manchester United 0 (0)
1992–1995 Bolton Wanderers 30 (0)
1995–1998 Blackpool 87 (2)
1998–1999 Scarborough 27 (1)
1999 Rochdale (loan) 14 (1)
1999 Finn Harps 1 (0)
2003 Hyde United 10 (0)
Total 168 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Jason Lee Lydiate (born 29 October 1971) is an English former professional footballer. He is currently a coach with Rochdale.[1]


Born in Manchester, Lydiate who played as a right-back, began his career as a trainee with Alex Ferguson's Manchester United in 1990. After two years at Old Trafford, he joined Bolton Wanderers on a free transfer.

After averaging just ten league appearances per season for Wanderers in three seasons, in 1995 Lydiate was snapped up by Sam Allardyce at Blackpool for a fee of £75,000. He went on to make 87 appearances for the Seasiders in three years, before moving to the east coast to join Scarborough.

Towards the end of his stay at the McCain Stadium, Lydiate was loaned out to Rochdale. He was one of three players owed money by 'Boro upon their release from the club. A transfer embargo was placed on the club until the debts to the players were paid.[2] He later joined Finn Harps on a short term contract. In his one an only match for the club, he shot past his own keeper from outside the box.[3] He would later join Hyde United in 2003, where he made 10 appearances.[4]


  1. ^ Rochdale AFC staff
  2. ^ Embargo hits Scarborough BBC Sport. Retrieved 25 June 2011
  3. ^ Adrian Doherty – ‘Football’s Lost Genius’ – and the Finn Harps connection Donegal Sports Hub. Retrieved 11 May 2016
  4. ^ "Player Statistics: Jason Lydiate". hydefco.uk. Retrieved 25 June 2011. [permanent dead link]

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