Joe Lolley

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Joe Lolley
Personal information
Full name Joseph Lolley[1]
Date of birth (1992-08-25) 25 August 1992 (age 29)[2]
Place of birth Redditch, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[2]
Position(s) Winger
Club information
Current team
Nottingham Forest
Number 23
Youth career
2005–2008 Birmingham City
2008–2011 Bromsgrove Rovers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 Littleton 83 (88)
2013–2014 Kidderminster Harriers 21 (9)
2014–2018 Huddersfield Town 80 (10)
2015Scunthorpe United (loan) 6 (0)
2018– Nottingham Forest 112 (69)
National team
2013 GB Universiades
2013 England C 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:27, 1 November 2020 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19:15, 3 July 2015 (UTC)

Joseph Lolley (born 25 August 1992) is an English winger who plays for Nottingham Forest. He has also represented his country at England C level and University level.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Redditch, Lolley was part of Birmingham City's academy until the age of 16.[3] He then moved to Bromsgrove Rovers, but made his name with Midland Combination side Littleton, scoring 88 goals in 83 games.[3]

Kidderminster Harriers[edit]

In July 2013, following a successful trial, Lolley signed a one-year contract with Conference Premier side Kidderminster Harriers.[4] After a strong start to the season, Lolley scored his first Harriers goal in his second appearance, a 3–1 win over Chester. Lolley went on to score 9 league goals in 21 league appearances, and also 2 goals in 4 appearances in the FA Cup. Kidderminster won every single game that Lolley scored in.[5] In his last league game for the Harriers, he scored a hat-trick against Salisbury City,[6] in his last game for the Harriers, he scored the winning goal in a 3–2 FA Cup 3rd Round replay away to Peterborough United. Kidderminster received an offer from Peterborough United, but Lolley rejected the move.[7]

Huddersfield Town[edit]

On 15 January 2014, just one day after scoring the goal that knocked Peterborough out of the FA Cup, Lolley joined Championship side Huddersfield Town for an undisclosed fee.[8] He made his début as a substitute in the 5–1 defeat by Leeds United at Elland Road on 1 February 2014.[9] On 3 May 2014, Lolley made his first start for the Terriers where he scored the first goal in the 4–1 victory over Watford in the 46th minute and also claimed two assists which was the last game of the season. On 14 March 2015, Lolley scored his second league goal for Huddersfield in a 1–1 away draw at Birmingham City.[10] His first home goal for the Terriers was the equalising goal in the 2–2 draw against Blackburn Rovers on 25 April 2015.

On 25 September, Lolley joined Scunthorpe United on an initial one-month loan.[11] After making 6 appearances on loan for the Iron, he along with his teammate Murray Wallace were recalled on 1 November.

Nottingham Forest[edit]

On 31 January 2018, Lolley signed a four-and-a-half-year contract with Nottingham Forest for an undisclosed fee. He was one of six additions to the Forest squad on deadline day.[12] He scored his first goal for Forest in a 5–2 win at QPR on 24 February 2018.[13]

On 3 May 2019 he was crowned Nottingham Forest's Player of the Season for the 2018–19 season.[14] He also won Forest's Goal of the Season award for a long range strike against his boyhood club Aston Villa in a thrilling match that would finish 5-5.[15] He also provided four assists in this game.[16]

Lolley's first goal of the 2019/20 season came in a 3-0 victory against Birmingham City on 17 August 2019,[17] his fifth career goal against Aston Villa's local rivals.

International career[edit]

As an England and Great Britain International, Lolley has represented his country at both University Level and semi-professional level. In the summer of 2013 he was selected by the Great Britain University team to play at the 2013 World University Games in Russia where GB went on to reach the final winning the silver medal.[18][19] He then made his debut for the England C team in a 2–2 friendly match with the Czech Republic U21s in November 2013 during his time at Kidderminster.[20][21]

Personal life[edit]

Lolley studied Sports Coaching at the University of Central Lancashire.[22]

Lolley also takes a keen interest in politics, and would often use his now deleted twitter account to discuss current affairs. He has supported increasing rates of income tax for high earners.[23]

Lolley is also a dog lover. He visited the Soi Dog Foundation in Thailand in June 2019, and also has his own black labrador named Bear.[24] Lolley stated in an interview in 2019 that he will run for Prime Minister after Boris Johnson as he believes he would be an absolutely phenomenal world leader

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 1 November 2020
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup EFL Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Kidderminster Harriers 2013–14[25] Conference Premier 21 9 6 2 1[a] 0 28 11
Huddersfield Town 2013–14[25] Championship 6 1 6 1
2014–15[25] Championship 17 2 1 0 1 1 19 3
2015–16[25] Championship 32 4 2 0 0 0 34 4
2016–17[25] Championship 19 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 22 1
2017–18[25] Premier League 6 1 2 0 2 1 10 2
Total 80 9 8 0 3 2 0 0 91 11
Scunthorpe United (loan) 2015–16[25] League One 6 0 6 0
Nottingham Forest 2017–18[25] Championship 16 3 16 3
2018–19[25] Championship 46 11 1 0 4 1 51 12
2019–20[25] Championship 42 9 0 0 2 1 44 10
2020–21[25] Championship 8 1 0 0 0 0 8 1
Total 112 24 1 0 6 2 119 26
Career total 219 42 15 2 9 4 1 0 244 48
  1. ^ Appearance in FA Trophy

Honours[edit]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Squads for 2017/18 Premier League confirmed". Premier League. 1 September 2017. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Joe Lolley". 11v11.com. AFS Enterprises. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  3. ^ a b Threlfall-Sykes, David (15 January 2014). "Kidderminster attacker joins". Huddersfield Town A.F.C. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Kidderminster Harriers: Joe Lolley moves to Aggborough". BBC Sport. 31 July 2013. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  5. ^ "Games played by Joe Lolley in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm.
  6. ^ Ged Scott. "BBC Sport – Kidderminster Harriers 3–0 Salisbury City". BBC Sport.
  7. ^ "Transfer window: Peterborough frustrated over Hogan & Lolley". BBC Sport. 9 January 2014. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  8. ^ "Transfer window: Joe Lolley joins Huddersfield from Kidderminster". BBC Sport. 15 January 2014. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  9. ^ Thomson, Doug (3 February 2014). "Debut performance of Joe Lolley at least provides one plus for Huddersfield Town manager Mark Robins after mauling by Leeds United". The Huddersfield Daily Examiner. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  10. ^ "Birmingham City 1-1 Huddersfield Town". BBC Sport.
  11. ^ "Iron Make Lolley Loan Move".
  12. ^ "Nottingham Forest FC".
  13. ^ "QPR 2-5 Nottm Forest". BBC Sport. 24 February 2018. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  14. ^ "Lolley crowned Player of the Season". Nottingham Forest. 3 May 2019. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  15. ^ "Joe Lolley wins Goal of the Season award". www.nottinghamforest.co.uk. Retrieved 21 October 2020.
  16. ^ "Abraham scores four as Villa & Forest draw". BBC Sport. Retrieved 21 October 2020.
  17. ^ "Forest beat Blues for first win of season". BBC Sport. Retrieved 21 October 2020.
  18. ^ "From university to the Championship: Huddersfield sign FA Cup hero Joe Lolley – 'this kid from uni who played like Messi'". The Independent. 15 January 2014.
  19. ^ "Hot-shot Joe off to the World University Games". Redditch Advertiser.
  20. ^ KHFC. "LATE LEVELLER FOR ENGLAND C". harriers.co.uk. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 8 July 2014.
  21. ^ The Football Association. "England C manager Paul Fairclough selects his squad to face Czech Republic at Woking – England – The FA". thefa.com.
  22. ^ "News".
  23. ^ James, Stuart. "Joe Lolley interview: 'You just get to a point where you don't really want to… play'". The Athletic. Retrieved 21 October 2020.
  24. ^ James, Stuart. "Joe Lolley interview: 'You just get to a point where you don't really want to… play'". The Athletic. Retrieved 21 October 2020.
  25. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Joe Lolley". Soccerbase. Retrieved 26 January 2019.
  26. ^ "Lolley crowned Player of the Season". Nottingham Forest Football Club. 3 May 2019.
  27. ^ "Joe Lolley wins Goal of the Season award". Nottingham Forest Football Club. 18 May 2019.

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