Liam Noble

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Liam Noble
Liam Noble - Forest Green Rovers.jpg
Noble playing for Forest Green Rovers in October 2016
Personal information
Full name Liam Thomas Noble[1]
Date of birth (1991-05-08) 8 May 1991 (age 28)
Place of birth Newcastle upon Tyne,[2] England
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Hartlepool United
Number 16
Youth career
0000–2010 Sunderland
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 Sunderland 0 (0)
2011Carlisle United (loan) 21 (3)
2011–2012Carlisle United (loan) 40 (6)
2012–2014 Carlisle United 69 (11)
2014–2016 Notts County 70 (13)
2016–2017 Forest Green Rovers 49 (8)
2018 Notts County 18 (1)
2018– Hartlepool United 42 (13)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:16, 27 April 2019 (UTC)

Liam Thomas Noble (born 8 May 1991) is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Hartlepool United. He has formerly played for Forest Green Rovers, Notts County, Carlisle United and Sunderland.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Noble rose through the academy at Sunderland and entered the reserve team in 2009–10, whilst continuing to impress for Kevin Ball's youth side.

Carlisle United (loan)[edit]

Taken in on loan at League One side Carlisle United in January 2011,[3] he made his debut for the club in a 4–0 win over Bristol Rovers on 15 January. After his loan deal was extended until the end of the season,[4] he won his first league start on 22 January, helping Carlisle to a 1–0 win over at Notts County at Meadow Lane.

His impressive performances for the Cumbrians impressed manager Greg Abbott enough to take Noble on a six-month loan deal. He joined them permanently on 12 January 2012

Notts County[edit]

On 3 June 2014, Noble joined Notts County on a two-year on a free transfer following his release by Carlisle United.[5]

On 11 August 2015, he scored a brace in a 2–1 upset win at Championship side Huddersfield Town in the first round of the League Cup, after Notts had been trailing 0–1.[6]

Forest Green Rovers[edit]

In June 2016, Noble signed for National League club Forest Green Rovers on a two-year contract.[7] He made his debut for the club on 16 August 2016 in a 1–0 away win at Woking where he provided the assist for the winning goal.[8] He scored his first goal for the club on 3 September 2016 in a 2–1 away win against Chester.[9]

On 14 May 2017, he captained Forest Green to promotion to the Football League for the first time in the club's history in the 2016–17 National League play-off final at Wembley Stadium with a 3–1 win over Tranmere Rovers.[10]

In October 2017, Noble was released by Forest Green Rovers.

Notts County[edit]

In October 2017, Noble signed for a second spell at Notts County on an 18 Month contract starting on 1 January 2018.[11] On 30 June 2018, Noble left Notts County by mutual consent.[12] He made 18 league appearances for the League Two side, scoring once.

Hartlepool United[edit]

Following his release from Notts County, Noble signed for National League club Hartlepool United becoming the club's fifth signing of the season.[13] Noble scored on his debut for Pools in a 1-1 draw against Maidstone United in August 2018.[14] Noble finished the 2018–19 season as the club's top scorer, scoring 13 goals in 44 appearances while also providing nine assists. In May 2019, Noble signed a new contract to keep him at the club for the 2019–20 season. [15]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 27 April 2019
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sunderland 2010–11 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Carlisle United (loan) 2010–11[16] League One 21 3 0 0 0 0 3[a] 0 24 3
Carlisle United (loan) 2011–12[17] League One 21 4 2 1 2 0 1[a] 0 26 5
Carlisle United 2011–12[17] League One 19 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 2
2012–13[18] 35 6 1 1 3 0 1[a] 0 40 7
2013–14[19] 34 5 3 0 2 0 1[a] 0 40 5
Total 88 13 4 1 5 0 2 0 99 14
Notts County 2014–15[20] League One 33 5 2 0 1 0 2[a] 1 38 6
2015–16[21] League Two 37 8 1 0 1 2 1[a] 0 40 10
Total 70 13 3 0 2 2 3 1 78 16
Forest Green Rovers 2016–17[22] National League 40 7 0 0 3[b] 1 43 8
2017–18[23] League Two 9 1 0 0 1 0 1[a] 0 11 1
Total 49 8 0 0 1 0 4 1 54 9
Notts County 2017–18 League Two 18 1 1 0 0 0 2[c] 0 21 1
Hartlepool United 2018–19 National League 42 13 2 0 0 0 0 0 44 13
Career total 309 55 12 2 10 2 15 2 346 61
  1. ^ a b c d e f g Appearances in the Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Appearances in the National League play-offs
  3. ^ Appearances in League Two play-offs

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Carlisle United
Forest Green Rovers

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Football League Limited: Club list of registered players as at 16th May 2015" (PDF). The Football League. 16 May 2015. p. 52. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
  2. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 451. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8.
  3. ^ "Carlisle United sign Liam Cooper and Liam Noble". BBC Sport. 10 January 2011. Retrieved 26 January 2011.
  4. ^ "Carlisle United agree extended loan with Liam Noble". BBC Sport. 1 January 2011. Retrieved 26 January 2011.
  5. ^ "Liam Noble: Notts County sign ex-Carlisle United midfielder". BBC Sport. 3 June 2014. Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  6. ^ "Liam Noble's spectacular 35-yard lob saw 10-man Notts County reach round two of the League Cup". BBC Sport. 11 August 2015. Retrieved 13 August 2015.
  7. ^ "Forest Green Rovers sign former Notts County midfielder". BBC Sport. 8 June 2016. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  8. ^ "Woking 0–1 Forest Green Rovers". BBC Sport. 16 August 2016.
  9. ^ "Chester 1–2 Forest Green". BBC Sport. 3 September 2016.
  10. ^ "Tranmere Rovers 1–3 Forest Green Rovers". BBC Sport. 14 May 2017.
  11. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41594796
  12. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44667308
  13. ^ https://www.hartlepoolunited.co.uk/news/2018/june/300618-hartlepool-united-sign-midfielder-liam-noble-from-notts-county/
  14. ^ https://www.msn.com/en-gb/sport/news/liam-makes-noble-debut-for-hartlepool/ar-BBLup2u
  15. ^ https://www.hartlepoolunited.co.uk/news/2019/may/310519-hartlepool-united-midfield-star-liam-noble-signs-new-contract-to-stay-at-the-club/
  16. ^ "Games played by Liam Noble in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  17. ^ a b "Games played by Liam Noble in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  18. ^ "Games played by Liam Noble in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  19. ^ "Games played by Liam Noble in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  20. ^ "Games played by Liam Noble in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  21. ^ "Games played by Liam Noble in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  22. ^ "Games played by Liam Noble in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  23. ^ "Games played by Liam Noble in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 July 2017.

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