Josh Lillis

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Josh Lillis
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Lillis playing for Rochdale in 2015
Personal information
Full name Joshua Mark Lillis
Date of birth (1987-06-24) 24 June 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Derby, England
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Rochdale
Number 1
Youth career
2004–2006 Scunthorpe United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2012 Scunthorpe United 39 (0)
2009 Notts County (loan) 5 (0)
2009 Grimsby Town (loan) 4 (0)
2009 Rochdale (loan) 1 (0)
2010–2011 Rochdale (loan) 23 (0)
2012– Rochdale 161 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:24, 27 December 2016 (UTC).

Joshua Mark "Josh" Lillis (born 24 June 1987) is an English professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Rochdale.

He began his career at Scunthorpe United in the League One and Championship. He spent time on loan at Notts County, and Grimsby Town, before making a permanent move to former loan club Rochdale in 2012.

Club career[edit]

Scunthorpe United[edit]

Born in Derby, Derbyshire, Lillis worked his way through Scunthorpe United's youth system, and made his début as a professional at Millwall on 22 December 2006. He spent most of his time at the Iron as the understudy of Joe Murphy, but has improved under the coaching of former Sheffield Wednesday stalwart Kevin Pressman.

In January 2009, Lillis went to Notts County on a one-month loan in order to experience more first team action. He made his début in 2–2 draw with Aldershot Town on 20 January 2009. His first clean sheet for the Magpies came on 14 February where Notts County beat Barnet 2–0. He returned to Scunthorpe making 5 appearances and 1 clean sheet.

On 1 September 2009, he signed for Grimsby Town on loan as cover for injured Nick Colgan. He made his début on 5 September 2009 against Port Vale, in a 4–0 defeat. He played four appearance before returning to the Iron. On 30 October he joined Rochdale on an emergency seven-day loan. His début was in a 4–0 win over AFC Bournemouth on 31 October 2009.

In July 2010, he was loaned to Rochdale again for six months.[2]

Lillis returned to Scunthorpe at the end of his loan spell, but found his chances limited at Glanford Park and was released in May 2012.[3]

Rochdale[edit]

On 12 June 2012, Rochdale announced that he had signed a two-year deal to return to Spotland where he had previously had a successful loan spell. After impressive displays in Rochdale’s 2013/14 promotion campaign, Lillis has since committed himself to Rochdale for a further two years.

On 26 May 2016, Lillis signed a new two-year deal with Rochdale.[4]

Personal life[edit]

He is the son of former Scunthorpe United player and assistant manager Mark Lillis.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 24 May 2016.
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Scunthorpe United
2006–07[5]
League One 1 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 2 0
2007–08[6]
Championship 3 0 1 0 1 0 5 0
2008–09[7]
League One 5 0 0 0 1 0 3[b] 0 9 0
2009–10[8] Championship 8 0 1 0 1 0 10 0
2010–11[9] Championship 15 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
2011–12[10] League One 6 0 0 0 2 0 1[a] 0 9 0
Total 38 0 2 0 5 0 5 0 50 0
Notts County (loan)
2008–09[11]
League Two 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Grimsby Town (loan) 2009–10[12] League Two 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Rochdale (loan) 2009–10[13] League Two 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2010–11[14] League One 23 0 1 0 2 0 1[a] 0 27 0
Rochdale 2012–13[15] League Two 46 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 49 0
2013–14[16] League Two 45 0 4 0 1 0 2 0 52 0
2014–15[17] League One 16 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 19 0
2015–16[18] League One 40 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 44 0
Total 171 0 9 0 5 0 3 0 186 0
Career totals 219 0 12 0 12 0 8 0 251 0
  1. ^ a b c Appearances in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ 2 appearances in Football League Trophy, 1 appearance in Football League One play-offs

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.rochdaleafc.co.uk/team/player-profile/
  2. ^ "Rochdale sign Scunthorpe United goalkeeper Josh Lillis". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 6 July 2010. Retrieved 12 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "Cliff Byrne heads Scunthorpe United departures". BBC. 10 May 2012. Retrieved 10 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Josh Lillis Signs New Dale Contract". Rochdale AFC. 26 May 2016. Retrieved 26 May 2016. 
  5. ^ "Scunthorpe 2006/2007 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "Scunthorpe 2007/2008 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  7. ^ "Scunthorpe 2008/2009 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  8. ^ "Scunthorpe 2009/2010 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  9. ^ "Scunthorpe 2010/2011 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  10. ^ "Scunthorpe 2011/2012 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  11. ^ "Notts Co 2008/2009 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  12. ^ "Grimsby 2009/2010 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  13. ^ "Rochdale 2009/2010 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  14. ^ "Rochdale 2010/2011 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  15. ^ "Rochdale 2012/2013 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 17 February 2013. 
  16. ^ "Rochdale 2013/2014 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 17 June 2015. 
  17. ^ "Rochdale 2014/2015 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 17 June 2015.  Select season required via dropdown menu.
  18. ^ "Rochdale 2014/2015 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 24 May 2016.  Select season required via dropdown menu.

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