Kieffer Moore

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Kieffer Moore
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Kieffer Moore playing for Ipswich Town in 2017
Personal information
Full name Kieffer Roberto Francisco Moore[1]
Date of birth (1992-08-08) 8 August 1992 (age 27)
Place of birth Torquay, England
Height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)[2]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Wigan Athletic
Number 19
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2013 Truro City 22 (13)
2013 Dorchester Town 13 (7)
2013–2015 Yeovil Town 50 (7)
2015–2016 Viking F.K. 9 (0)
2016–2017 Forest Green Rovers 33 (7)
2016Torquay United (loan) 4 (5)
2017–2018 Ipswich Town 11 (0)
2017–2018Rotherham United (loan) 22 (13)
2018–2019 Barnsley 51 (21)
2019– Wigan Athletic 0 (0)
National team
2016 England C 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:49, 5 August 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23:25, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

Kieffer Roberto Francisco Moore (born 8 August 1992) is a professional footballer who plays as a striker for Wigan Athletic.

Moore started his career with Conference South side Truro City, having as a teen been a part of Torquay United's youth system and playing for South Devon League Division 2 side Paignton Saints. Moore joined Dorchester Town in February 2013 due to Truro's continued financial difficulties, and he finished his first season in the Conference South with 20 goals. His goal-scoring record brought him to the attention of Yeovil Town for whom he signed in July 2013.

After making more than fifty appearances for Yeovil, Moore was released and had a brief spell with Norwegian side Viking before returning to English football with Forest Green Rovers. Moore had a loan spell back at his hometown club Torquay United where he scored five goals in four games, grabbing the attention of Championship side Ipswich Town, signing for the club in January 2017. Before the beginning of the 2017–18 season, Moore signed on loan for Rotherham United for whom he scored 13 goals in 20 matches. His form saw him recalled by Ipswich in January 2018, and he subsequently joined fellow Championship side Barnsley for an undisclosed fee.

Club career[edit]

Non-league[edit]

Born in Torquay, Devon, Moore began his football career playing in the youth system of Torquay United until the Devon outfit were forced to fold their youth programme.[3] Moore subsequently played for Torbay side Paignton Saints in the South Devon League Division 2 for whom he scored 47 goals in 43 matches across two seasons,[4][5] before in July 2012 he went on trial and subsequently signed for Conference South side Truro City.[6] On 18 August 2012, he made his debut for Truro City in a 2–1 defeat against Billericay Town.[7] Moore scored his first goal for Truro a week later in a 1–1 draw against Conference South leaders Salisbury City,[8] Moore scored for the second time in three days when he headed home a free-kick from player-manager Lee Hodges, in a 2–0 victory over Weston-super-Mare helping Truro to their first victory of the season.[9] The turn of the year saw Moore score seven goals in seven games in January and early February 2013, but after scoring the 80th-minute winner in Truro's 2–1 win over Hayes and Yeading it was announced that Moore was set to join fellow Conference South side Dorchester Town.[10] Moore left Truro City having scored 13 times in 24 appearances for the Cornish club, his manager Hodges described his transfer as "a really big loss" and that it "came out of the blue that he decided to leave".[11]

Moore joined Dorchester Town on 11 February 2013, signing an 18-month contract with the Dorset side,[12][13] he made his debut for Dorchester the following day in a 3–2 win over Bath City.[14] Moore grabbed his first goal for Dorchester in the following match with a consolation goal in a 2–1 defeat against Basingstoke Town.[15] On 19 February 2013, Moore returned with Dorchester to his former club Truro City and scored a brace in a 2–1 victory for Dorchester to take his goal scoring tally to three goals in his first three matches for Dorchester.[16] Moore's 18th and 19th goals of the season came during Dorchester's 3–2 victory over AFC Hornchurch, two audacious goals first an impudent finish with his right foot and then repeating the feat with his left foot to give his side a late winner.[17][18] A thigh injury restricted Moore to just 13 appearances for Dorchester but he still managed to take his goal scoring tally to 20 goals for the season finishing as the Conference South's fourth top scorer. Moore's performances for Dorchester were enough for Football League side Charlton Athletic to offer him a trial in May 2013.[19]

Yeovil Town[edit]

Moore in May 2014

In late June 2013, Moore joined newly promoted Football League Championship side Yeovil Town on trial for their pre-season.[20] On 6 July 2013, Dorchester Town confirmed they had agreed terms with Yeovil Town for the transfer of Moore for an "undisclosed fee", but that Moore had yet to agree personal terms or have a medical with the club.[21][22] Moore subsequently signed a two-year contract with Yeovil on 10 July 2013.[23] Moore made his debut for Yeovil as an 82nd-minute substitute in their Football League Cup first round victory over Southend United, on 6 August 2013.[24] On 14 September 2013, Moore made his Football League Championship debut for Yeovil against Sheffield Wednesday as an injury time substitute.[25] Moore scored his first senior goal for Yeovil, on 4 January 2014, in the FA Cup third round in a 4–0 victory against Leyton Orient.[26] Moore's first season in the Championship ended prematurely with a calf injury meaning he missed Yeovil's final three matches as they failed to avoid relegation back to Football League One.[27] Overall, he made 24 appearances for Yeovil in his first season scoring five times making him the club's joint third top goalscorer.

Moore was released by Yeovil at the end of the 2014–15 season following their relegation to League Two.[28]

Viking[edit]

On 3 August 2015, Moore signed for Norwegian Tippeligaen side Viking on a one-year contract.[29]

Forest Green Rovers[edit]

Having been made available for transfer Moore returned to England and spent time on trial with League Two sides Exeter City,[30] and Leyton Orient.[31] On 18 January 2016, Moore signed for National League side Forest Green Rovers until June 2017.[32] He made his debut for the club on 23 January 2016, playing as a central defender in a 1–0 home win against Braintree Town.[33] His first goal for the club came in a 2–2 away draw at Barrow on 27 February 2016.[34] He helped Forest Green make it into the National League play-offs after finishing second in the division, and appeared as a substitute in the play-off semi-final second leg against Dover Athletic, producing an instrumental performance that helped the club reach the play-off final at Wembley.[35] He was denied the chance to appear in the play-off final defeat to Grimsby Town after rupturing his appendix the night after the semi-final second leg.[36]

Torquay United loan[edit]

On 17 November 2016, Moore joined fellow National League side Torquay United on a 28-day loan deal.[37] He scored an 88th-minute equaliser on his debut in a home 1–1 draw against Wrexham.[38] In his second appearance he scored his first career hat-trick in a 3–0 win over Solihull Moors.[39]

Ipswich Town[edit]

On 14 January 2017, Moore signed for Championship side Ipswich Town for £10,000 on an 18-month contract.[40][41]

Rotherham United loan[edit]

Moore celebrating scoring for Rotherham against Peterborough United

On 10 July 2017, Moore joined League One club Rotherham United on loan until the end of the season.[42] He scored a hat-trick on his home debut in a 5–0 win against Southend United.[43] On 9 September 2017, Moore then scored a brace against Bury in a 3–2 home win to put him on 6 goals in 6 league appearances.[44] Moore scored his 11th goal of the season away at Oxford on 21 October to put himself back as the league's top scorer.[45] He scored his 12th league goal of the season in a 1–3 loss to Gillingham. Moore's 13th goal of the season was a 96th-minute equalizer against Rotherham rivals Doncaster Rovers.[46]

Barnsley[edit]

On 8 January 2018, Moore signed for Championship side Barnsley for an undisclosed fee on a deal until 2021.[47] Moore scored his first goal for Barnsley in a 2–1 defeat against Burton Albion, on 20 February 2018.[48]

In his second season with Barnsley, Moore emerged as the Tykes' first choice striker, featuring in 31 matches and scoring 17 goals.[49] On 21 August 2018, Moore scored his first hat-trick for Barnsley against Rochdale in a 4–0 away win.[50] On 1 September 2018, Moore scored both goals in Barnsley's 2–1 victory over Gillingham, putting him on six goals in six games for the season.[51] He scored another brace against Sunderland on 27 November 2018 in a 4–2 defeat.[52] On 9 February 2019, Moore was involved in an aerial collision with Gillingham defender Gabriel Zakuani which resulted in Moore being down for 10 minutes and later taken to hospital. On 28 February 2019, it was reported that he would miss the rest of the season with a serious head injury, though he made his return on 19 April 2019 against Shrewsbury Town.[53] On 24 April 2019, Moore was one of five Barnsley players named in the PFA Team of the Year for League One.[54]

Wigan Athletic[edit]

On 5 August 2019, Moore signed for Championship side Wigan Athletic on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee.[55]

International career[edit]

Moore is eligible for the Wales national football team through his maternal grandmother, and received his first call-up to a Welsh national team training squad in May 2019.[56]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 4 May 2019 [57][58]
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
Truro City 2012–13[58] Conference South 22 13 1 0 1[a] 0 24 13
Dorchester Town 2012–13[58] Conference South 13 7 0 0 0 0 13 7
Yeovil Town 2013–14[59] Championship 20 4 2 1 2 0 24 5
2014–15[60] League One 30 3 2 1 1 0 1[b] 0 34 4
Total 50 7 4 2 3 0 1 0 58 9
Viking 2015[58] Tippeligaen 9 0 2 0 11 0
Forest Green Rovers 2015–16[61] National League 16 2 0 0 1[c] 0 17 2
2016–17[62] National League 17 5 1 0 0 0 18 5
Total 33 7 1 0 1 0 35 7
Torquay United (loan) 2016–17[62] National League 4 5 0 0 4 5
Ipswich Town 2016–17[62] Championship 11 0 0 0 11 0
Rotherham United (loan) 2017–18[63] League One 22 13 1 0 2 0 0 0 25 13
Barnsley 2017–18[63] Championship 20 4 20 4
2018–19[64] League One 31 17 3 2 0 0 1[d] 0 35 19
Total 51 21 3 2 0 0 1 0 55 23
Wigan Athletic 2019–20[65] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 216 73 12 4 5 0 4 0 236 77
  1. ^ Appearance in FA Trophy
  2. ^ Appearance in Football League Trophy
  3. ^ Appearance in National League play-offs
  4. ^ Appearance in EFL Trophy

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Barnsley

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