Joe Heath

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Joe Heath
Personal information
Full name Joseph Heath[1]
Date of birth (1988-10-04) 4 October 1988 (age 28)[1]
Place of birth Birkenhead, England
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
West Kirby
Youth career
Manchester United
0000–2005 Nottingham Forest
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2010 Nottingham Forest 10 (0)
2009–2010 Lincoln City (loan) 4 (0)
2010–2011 Exeter City 0 (0)
2010–2011 Hereford United (loan) 26 (0)
2011–2013 Hereford United 37 (0)
2013–2014 Chester 23 (1)
2014–2015 West Kirby ? (?)
2015– Runcorn Town 32 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:25, 2 June 2015 (UTC).

Joseph Heath (born 4 October 1988, Birkenhead, England) is an English footballer who plays for Runcorn Town. A defender, Heath plays primarily as a left back.


Despite being a Liverpool fan,[2] Heath was signed by Manchester United as a schoolboy. After being released by United, he signed for Nottingham Forest.

Heath made his full first team debut in August 2008 in a 4–0 League Cup win against Morecambe. He made his Championship debut in a 2–1 defeat to Burnley at the City Ground. In total, Heath made 12 first team appearances during the 2008–2009 season.[3]

On 26 June 2009, Heath signed for Lincoln City on an initial six-month loan deal.[4] However, the need for a hernia operation[5] restricted Heath to just five league and cup appearances for the club before he returned to the City Ground on the completion of his loan.[6] On 19 January 2010 he agreed to leave Forest by mutual consent.[7] On 8 February 2010, along with James Reid, he began a one-week trial with Exeter City.[8] In November 2010 Heath joined Hereford United on-loan initially for a month but this was later extended until the end of the season.He signed a 2-year deal to stay at Hereford in June 2011 following his release from Exeter City.[9] In the summer of 2013, Heath joined Chester. He spend the 2014-15 season with West Kirby of the West Cheshire Association Football League, scoring as the club secured the Cheshire FA Amateur Cup with a 4-3 victory over Rudheuth Social on 10 April 2015.[10]

Heath then signed for Chris Herbert's, Runcorn Town, where he became a regular in their defence, and is regarded as one of the best left backs at semi pro level.


  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0. 
  2. ^ "Joe Heath". Nottingham Forest F.C. Archived from the original on 17 February 2010. 
  3. ^ "Games played by Joe Heath in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "Forest Full-Back Joins on Loan". Lincoln City F.C. 26 June 2009. Archived from the original on 7 March 2012. Retrieved 10 February 2010. 
  5. ^ "Injury Update With Michael Wait". Lincoln City F.C. 16 September 2009. Archived from the original on 7 March 2012. Retrieved 10 February 2010. 
  6. ^ "Loanees Return". Lincoln City F.C. 4 January 2010. Archived from the original on 7 March 2012. Retrieved 10 February 2010. 
  7. ^ "Quartet Leave City Ground". Nottingham Forest F.C. 19 January 2010. Archived from the original on 27 March 2012. Retrieved 10 February 2010. 
  8. ^ "Trialist Duo Training with the Grecians". Exeter City F.C. 8 February 2010. Archived from the original on 11 February 2010. Retrieved 10 February 2010. 
  9. ^ "Hereford sign Stoke's Matty Lund and Exeter's Joe Heath". BBC Sport. 25 November 2010. Retrieved 26 November 2010. 
  10. ^ "Corinthian Football News and Match Round Up". Liverpool Echo. 17 April 2015. Retrieved 2 June 2015. 

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