Josh Falkingham

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Josh Falkingham
Personal information
Full name Joshua Falkingham
Date of birth (1990-08-25) 25 August 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth Leeds, England
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Harrogate Town
Youth career
Leeds United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010 St Johnstone 1 (0)
2010–2012 Arbroath 70 (17)
2012–2016 Dunfermline Athletic 120 (14)
2016–2017 Darlington 1883 26 (1)
2017– Harrogate Town 21 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:55, 28 December 2017 (UTC).

Joshua Falkingham[2] (born 25 August 1990)[3] is an English professional footballer who plays for Harrogate Town as a midfielder. Falkingham started his career as a youth player with Leeds United, before having spells with St Johnstone and Arbroath. He spent four years with Dunfermline Athletic, where he won promotion to the Scottish Championship, as well as being club captain over two spells.[4]

Club career[edit]

Falkingham grew up in Rothwell just outside Leeds[5] and played at youth level for Leeds United from the age of eight.[6] He featured in their various youth teams for eleven years,[7] however was unable to break through to the first team and was released from the club in 2010.[8]

On 19 March 2010, Falkingham signed for Scottish Premier League side St Johnstone,[9][10] on a short-term deal.[11] On 5 May 2010, he made his debut for the club, coming on as an 28th-minute substitute replacing Murray Davidson in a 0–0 draw with Falkirk.[12] After only one appearance,[13] Falkingham was released by the club at the end of the season.[14]

In June 2010, he signed for Scottish Third Division side Arbroath on a one-year deal.[15] He made his debut on 24 July 2010, in a 1–0 defeat to Dunfermline Athletic in the Challenge Cup.[16] On 7 August 2010, the opening day of the league season, he scored twice in a 5–3 win over Elgin City.[17] He was a regular starter in his first season,[18] scoring 9 goals and helping the team win the title and promotion to the Scottish Second Division.[19]

Falkingham signed a contract extension to extend his stay at the club for another season.[20] He held his place in the team and scored a further eight goals,[21] with the team finishing second in the league,[22] losing out on promotion in the play-offs.[23] He was subsequently named in the PFA Scotland's Division Two Team of the Year.[24] In all Falkingham made 70 league appearances, scoring 17 times for Arbroath.[25]

On 8 June 2012,[26] Falkingham signed for Scottish First Division side Dunfermline Athletic on a three-year deal.[26] An undisclosed development fee was paid to Arbroath as compensation due to his age.[27] He made his debut on 28 July 2012, in a 3–2 defeat to Forfar Athletic in the Challenge Cup.[28] On 11 August 2012, he made his league debut in a 4–0 win over Cowdenbeath, scoring the last goal.[29] In September 2013 he scored a stunning goal against Ayr United in which the game ended 5–1.

On 20 February 2014, Falkingham signed a contract extension until 31 May 2016.[30] After achieving promotion to the second tier of Scottish football, Falkingham was released by Dunfermline at the end of the 2015–16 season.[31]

After four months without a club, Falkingham signed for National League North side Darlington 1883 in September 2016,[32] making his debut in a 0–1 defeat against Lancaster City in the Second Qualifying Round of the FA Cup.[33]

In May 2017 Falkingham signed for Harrogate Town.[34]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 11 January 2017 [35]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
St Johnstone 2009–10[36] Scottish Premier League 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Arbroath 2010–11[37] Scottish Division Three 35 9 0 0 1 0 1[a] 0 37 9
2011–12[38] Scottish Division Two 35 8 2 0 1 0 3[b] 0 41 8
Total 70 17 2 0 2 0 4 0 78 17
Dunfermline Athletic 2012–13[39] Scottish Division One 30 3 2 0 2 0 5[c] 0 39 3
2013–14[40] Scottish League One 30 5 4 0 2 0 6[d] 0 42 5
2014–15[41] 32 3 2 0 2 0 2[a] 0 38 3
2015–16[42] 28 3 3 0 3 0 1[a] 0 35 3
Total 120 14 11 0 9 0 14 0 154 14
Darlington 1883 2016–17[35] National League North 26 1 0 0 0 0 26 1
Harrogate Town 2017–18[35] National League North 21 1 1 1 1[e] 0 23 2
Career totals 238 33 14 1 11 0 19 0 282 34
  1. ^ a b c Appearances in the Scottish Challenge Cup
  2. ^ One appearance in the Scottish Challenge Cup and two in the Scottish First Division play-offs
  3. ^ One appearance in the Scottish Challenge Cup and four in the Scottish First Division play-offs
  4. ^ Two appearances in the Scottish Challenge Cup and four in the Scottish Championship play-offs
  5. ^ Appearance in the FA Trophy

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Dunfermline Athletic

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dunfermline Profile". Archived from the original on 18 August 2012. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Pint sized St Johnstone teenager Joshua Falkingham wants to make it big at McDiarmid". dailyrecord.co.uk. Daily Record. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Josh Falkingham". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "2015-02-12 Dunfermline Athletic Supports Council minutes". DAFC.co.uk. Retrieved 28 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "Josh Falkingham hoping to use Arbroath v Rangers Scottish Cup tie as a stepping stone". thecourier.co.uk. The Courier (Dundee). 4 January 2012. Archived from the original on 31 January 2012. Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  6. ^ "Another Yorkie for Pars". dafc.co.uk. Dunfermline Athletic F.C. Archived from the original on 20 April 2013. Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  7. ^ "I'll keep our lads United". thescottishsun.co.uk. The Scottish Sun. 3 January 2012. Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  8. ^ "Ex-Leeds United midfielder eyes dream ticket to Scottish Premier League". Yorkshire Evening Post. 9 July 2012. Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  9. ^ "JOSH KEEN TO MAKE AN IMPRESSION". perthstjohnstonefc.co.uk. St Johnstone F.C. 19 March 2010. Archived from the original on 28 November 2010. Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  10. ^ "New boy Josh Falkingham may start against Celtic as injuries mount". dailyrecord.co.uk. Daily Record. 20 March 2010. Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  11. ^ "Josh hoping for more headlines in Yorkshire". scottishfootballleague.com. Scottish Football League. 17 February 2012. Archived from the original on 1 February 2013. Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  12. ^ "Falkirk 0 – 0 St Johnstone". BBC Sport. BBC. 5 May 2010. Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  13. ^ "Games played by Josh Falkingham in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  14. ^ "Eight players head for the exit at St Johnstone". BBC Sport. BBC. 11 May 2012. Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  15. ^ "Arbroath FC snap up Josh Falkingham". thecourier.co.uk. The Courier. 29 June 2010. Archived from the original on 26 December 2010. Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  16. ^ "Dunfermline Athletic 1 – 0 Arbroath". scottishfootballleague.com. Scottish Football League. 24 July 2010. Archived from the original on 7 August 2012. Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  17. ^ "Elgin City 3 – 5 Arbroath". scottishfootballleague.com. Scottish Football League. 7 August 2010. Archived from the original on 27 June 2013. Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  18. ^ "Games played by Josh Falkingham in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  19. ^ "Leeds United: Former Whites reject makes good". Yorkshire Evening Post. 7 August 2011. Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  20. ^ "Arbroath boss in Falkingham signing coup". thecourier.co.uk. The Courier. 22 June 2011. Retrieved 18 September 2012. [permanent dead link]
  21. ^ "Games played by Josh Falkingham in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  22. ^ "2011/12 Scottish Division Two Table / Standings". ESPN. ESPN Soccernet. Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  23. ^ "Arbroath 0–0 Dumbarton (agg 1–2)". BBC Sport. BBC. 12 May 2012. Retrieved 26 May 2012. 
  24. ^ "PFA Scotland Division Two Team of the Year". Retrieved 3 May 2012. 
  25. ^ "J. Falkingham". uk.soccerway.com. Soccerway. Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  26. ^ a b "Three new signings". dafc.co.uk. Dunfermline Athletic F.C. 8 June 2012. Archived from the original on 24 December 2013. Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  27. ^ "Dunfermline add three new signings". BBC Sport. BBC. 9 June 2012. Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  28. ^ "Forfar Athletic 3 – 2 Dunfermline Athletic". scottishfootballleague.com. Scottish Football League. 28 July 2012. Archived from the original on 20 August 2012. Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  29. ^ "Cowdenbeath 0–4 Dunfermline". BBC Sport. BBC. 11 August 2012. Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  30. ^ "Josh is Done Deal". Dunfermline Athletic FC. 20 February 2014. Archived from the original on 20 February 2014. 
  31. ^ "DAFC First team player update". Dunfermline Athletic FC. 31 May 2016. Retrieved 31 May 2016. 
  32. ^ Simpson, Ray (16 September 2016). "Quakers sign Josh Falkingham". darlingtonfootballclub.co.uk. Darlington 1883. Retrieved 17 September 2016. 
  33. ^ Simpson, Ray (17 September 2016). "Quakers knocked out of Cup by two second half goals". darlingtonfootballclub.co.uk. Darlington 1883. Retrieved 17 September 2016. 
  34. ^ Josh Falkingham signs Harrogate Town, 12 May 2017
  35. ^ a b c Josh Falkingham at Soccerway. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  36. ^ "Games played by Josh Falkingham in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 28 December 2017. 
  37. ^ "Games played by Josh Falkingham in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 28 December 2017. 
  38. ^ "Games played by Josh Falkingham in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 28 December 2017. 
  39. ^ "Games played by Josh Falkingham in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 28 December 2017. 
  40. ^ "Games played by Josh Falkingham in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 28 December 2017. 
  41. ^ "Games played by Josh Falkingham in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 28 December 2017. 
  42. ^ "Games played by Josh Falkingham in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 28 December 2017. 
  43. ^ McLaughlin, Brian (26 March 2016). "Dunfermline 3 – 1 Brechin City". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 28 December 2016. 

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