Liam Darville

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Liam Darville
Liam Darville 25-04-11 1.png
Darville playing for York City in 2011
Personal information
Full name Liam Thomas Darville[1]
Date of birth (1990-10-26) 26 October 1990 (age 26)[2]
Place of birth Leyburn, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Richmond Town
Youth career
0000–2010 Leeds United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Leeds United 0 (0)
2010 Rotherham United (loan) 0 (0)
2010–2011 Tranmere Rovers (loan) 9 (0)
2011 York City 17 (0)
2011 Harrogate Town 13 (0)
2011– Richmond Town
National team
2006 England U16 1 (0)
2006–2007 England U17 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:53, 4 January 2012 (UTC).

Liam Thomas Darville (born 26 October 1990) is an English semi-professional footballer who plays as a defender for Richmond Town. He previously played for Leeds United, Rotherham United, Tranmere Rovers, York City and Harrogate Town. He has represented England at two levels; under-16 and under-17.

Club career[edit]

Leeds United[edit]

Born in Leyburn, North Yorkshire,[2] Darville came through the youth system at Leeds United, but only managed to play reserve team football for the club.[3] He joined League Two side Rotherham United on loan on 25 March 2010,[4] but he picked up an injury soon after joining and was unable to feature for the first team.

In July 2010, Leeds allowed him to play in some of Conference Premier club York City's pre-season friendlies in order to get some games under his belt.[5] Following a trial he signed for League One side Tranmere Rovers on a one-month emergency loan on 5 August 2010.[6] He made his debut for Rovers on 7 August 2010 in the clash with Oldham Athletic which ended in a 2–1 defeat at home.[7] After impressing during his first three games at Tranmere his loan was extended until January 2011 on 20 August 2010.[8] He finished the loan with 13 appearances after it expired on 4 January 2011.[9][10]

York City[edit]

Darville left Leeds on 17 January 2011 by mutual consent and signed for York on a contract until the end of the 2010–11 season on 31 January.[11][12] He made his debut the following day in a 4–1 victory over league leaders AFC Wimbledon.[10] He finished the season with 17 appearances for York and on 23 June 2011 was released after being told he could find another club.[10][13]

Harrogate Town[edit]

After having an unsuccessful trial with League Two club Accrington Stanley in July 2011,[14] Darville signed for Conference North side Harrogate Town in September, making his debut in a 2–0 victory over Gloucester City at home on 10 September.[15] He was released by the club on 13 December 2011 after making 16 appearances in all competitions.[16] He signed for Richmond Town of the Teesside Football League the following day.[17]

International career[edit]

Darville was capped by the England under-16 team and was part of the squad which won the Victory Shield and participated in the Montaigu Tournament.[18] He was capped once at this level, having started in a 2–1 victory away at Belgium on 22 February 2006, in which he was substituted in the 41st minute for James Reid.[19] He later represented the under-17 team, making his debut after starting in a 4–2 home victory over Sweden on 31 July 2006.[20] Darville played for the under-17s at the Algarve Tournament and finished his period with the team with nine caps.[20] He was called up to the under-18 team for a game against Austria in April 2008.[21]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 10 December 2011.
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Leeds United 2009–10[22] League One 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010–11[10] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rotherham United (loan) 2009–10[22] League Two 0 0 0 0
Tranmere Rovers (loan) 2010–11[10] League One 9 0 0 0 2 0 2[a] 0 13 0
York City 2010–11[10] Conference Premier 17 0 17 0
Harrogate Town 2011–12[16] Conference North 13 0 2 0 1[b] 0 16 0
Career total 39 0 2 0 2 0 3 0 46 0
  1. ^ Appearances in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Appearance in FA Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Players under Written Contract Registered Between 01/08/2010 and 31/08/2010" (PDF). The Football Association. Retrieved 14 October 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2011). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2011–2012. Headline Publishing Group. p. 481. ISBN 978-0-7553-6231-8. 
  3. ^ "Leeds let Darville go". Sky Sports. 18 January 2011. Retrieved 16 February 2011. 
  4. ^ "Millers sign Arnaud Mendy and Liam Darville". BBC Sport. 25 March 2010. Retrieved 14 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Young defender handed York chance". Leeds United F.C. 20 July 2010. Retrieved 18 December 2010. 
  6. ^ "Tranmere sign defender Liam Darville on a month loan". BBC Sport. 5 August 2010. Retrieved 14 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "Tranmere 1–2 Oldham". BBC Sport. 7 August 2010. Retrieved 15 March 2011. 
  8. ^ "Tranmere Rovers extend Liam Darville's loan deal". BBC Sport. 20 August 2010. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  9. ^ "Pair Set To Return To Clubs". Tranmere Rovers F.C. 1 January 2011. Retrieved 21 October 2012. 
  10. ^ a b c d e f "Games played by Liam Darville in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 21 October 2012. 
  11. ^ "Darville Departs United". Leeds United F.C. 17 January 2011. Retrieved 17 January 2011. 
  12. ^ "York City swoop for Scott Kerr and Liam Darville". BBC Sport. 31 January 2011. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  13. ^ "York release five players". Vital York. 23 June 2011. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 
  14. ^ "No panic, insists John Coleman". Acrington Observer. 15 July 2011. Retrieved 12 September 2011. 
  15. ^ Harrison, John (11 September 2011). "Harrogate Town win against Gloucester". Harrogate News. Retrieved 12 September 2011. 
  16. ^ a b "Liam Darville". Harrogate Town F.C. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
  17. ^ "Players". Richmond Town F.C. Retrieved 3 November 2013. 
  18. ^ "England U18s Player Profiles". The Football Association. 31 March 2006. Retrieved 16 December 2011. 
  19. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2006). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2006–2007. Headline Publishing Group. p. 983. ISBN 0-7553-1526-X. 
  20. ^ a b Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2007). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2007–2008. Headline Publishing Group. pp. 973–974. ISBN 978-0-7553-1664-9. 
  21. ^ "U18 squad named". The Football Association. 27 March 2008. Retrieved 16 February 2011. 
  22. ^ a b "Games played by Liam Darville in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 21 October 2012. 

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