Jonathan D'Laryea

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Jonathan D'Laryea
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Personal information
Full name Jonathan Amar D'Laryea
Date of birth (1985-09-03) 3 September 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Manchester, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
AFC Mansfield
Youth career
Manchester City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Manchester City 1 (0)
2005–2006 Mansfield Town (loan) 13 (0)
2006–2009 Mansfield Town 149 (3)
2009 Northwich Victoria (loan) 13 (0)
2009–2010 Northwich Victoria 20 (0)
2010–2011 Eastwood Town 22 (2)
2011–2013 Gainsborough Trinity 65 (7)
2013–2015 North Ferriby United 34 (0)
2015–2016 Gainsborough Trinity 32 (2)
2016– AFC Mansfield
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:39, 16 October 2014 (UTC).

Jonathan Amar D'Laryea (born 3 September 1985) is an English footballer who plays for AFC Mansfield as a midfielder. He made over 90 appearances in the Football League for Mansfield Town between 2005 and 2008.

He has also played for Manchester City, Northwich Victoria, Eastwood Town, North Ferriby United and Gainsborough Trinity.


Club career[edit]

D'Laryea is a graduate of Manchester City's Academy where he signed for the club at aged 9, he made one senior appearance for Manchester City in a League Cup defeat against Arsenal in October 2004.[1][2] He joined Mansfield Town in October 2005 on an initial one-month loan,[3] which was extended by a further two months.[4][5] After impressing during the loan spell, D'Laryea joined Mansfield Town for a nominal fee on a two-and-a-half-year contract in January 2006.[6][7] An ankle injury sustained in the summer of 2007 kept D'Laryea out of the side until November 2007,[8][9] but by the end of the 2007–08 season, D'Laryea had made over 100 appearances in all competitions for Mansfield.[10] After Mansfield Town were relegated to the Conference National at the end of the 2007–08 season, D'Laryea was released by the club[11] but later signed a new contract after impressing new manager, Billy McEwan.[12]

On 23 November, D'Laryea signed permanently for Northwich Victoria after a successful loan spell.[13] On 18 February 2010, D'Laryea signed for Eastwood Town.[14] D'Laryea signed for Conference North side Gainsborough Trinity in June 2011. Following the completion of the 2012 season Jonathan signed for another year with Trinity. In May 2013 he joined North Ferriby United. After 2 years with North Ferriby, D'Laryea re-joined Gainsborough Trinity for the 2015-16 season. D'Laryea announced following Trinity's 4-1 victory over Bradford Park Avenue on the final game of the season that he would be retiring from football. However, he signed for AFC Mansfield a few weeks later.

International career[edit]

On 27 August, D'Laryea received an England C call up by manager Paul Fairclough along with his Mansfield Town teammate Nathan Arnold.

Personal life[edit]

His twin brother, Nathan, was also a professional footballer. The D'Laryea brothers are of Ghanaian descent. Johnathan and his twin brother also studied high school at Stretford Grammar School


  1. ^ "Man City 1–2 Arsenal". BBC Sport. 27 October 2004. Retrieved 28 April 2008. 
  2. ^ "Wright-Phillips helps City youth". BBC Sport. 10 November 2004. Retrieved 28 April 2008. 
  3. ^ "D'Laryea nets Mansfield loan move". BBC Sport. 18 October 2005. Retrieved 28 April 2008. 
  4. ^ "Man City duo extend loan spells". BBC Sport. 9 November 2005. Retrieved 28 April 2008. 
  5. ^ "D'Laryea extends Field Mill stay". BBC Sport. 21 December 2005. Retrieved 28 April 2008. 
  6. ^ "Stags hope to bring D'Laryea back". BBC Sport. 24 January 2006. Retrieved 28 April 2008. 
  7. ^ "Mansfield get D'Laryea and Wilson". BBC Sport. 31 January 2006. Retrieved 28 April 2008. 
  8. ^ "Stags star to have surgery again". BBC Sport. 18 July 2007. Retrieved 28 April 2008. 
  9. ^ "D'Laryea targets November return". BBC Sport. 10 October 2007. Retrieved 28 April 2008. 
  10. ^ "Jonathan D'Laryea". Soccerbase. Racing Post. Retrieved 29 April 2008. 
  11. ^ "Seven players to leave Mansfield". BBC Sport. 16 May 2008. Retrieved 17 May 2008. 
  12. ^ "D'Laryea signs new Stags contract". BBC Sport. 11 July 2008. Retrieved 11 July 2008. 
  13. ^,,10325~1883797,00.html Archived 26 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  14. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 1 March 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-01. 

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