Lloyd Doyley

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Lloyd Doyley
Lloyd Doyley 2014 (cropped).jpg
Doyley with Watford in May 2014
Personal information
Full name Lloyd Colin Doyley[1]
Date of birth (1982-12-01) 1 December 1982 (age 34)[2]
Place of birth Whitechapel, London, England
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[3]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Colchester United
Number 30
Youth career
1991–2001 Watford
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2015 Watford 395 (2)
2016 Rotherham United 3 (0)
2016– Colchester United 3 (0)
National team
2013–2014 Jamaica 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:21, 11 February 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:41, 7 January 2017 (UTC)

Lloyd Colin Doyley (born 1 December 1982) is a professional footballer who plays as a defender for League Two club Colchester United.

Doyley came through the Watford Academy and went on to make 443 first-team appearances in 14 years with the club. He joined Rotherham United for a short spell in 2016, before moving to Colchester United later the same year.

Doyley has represented Jamaica at full international level, making nine appearances in 2013 and 2014.[4]

Club career[edit]

Watford[edit]

Born in Whitechapel, London,[5] Doyley is a graduate of the Watford Academy,[6] who joined the club at the age of nine.[7] He made his first-team debut on 26 September 2001, replacing the injured Pierre Issa after 27-minutes of Watford's 3–3 draw at home to Birmingham City.[8] In total, he made 21 appearances during the 2001–02 season.[9]

Doyley sporadically appeared for the first team in the following seasons, making 24 appearances during 2002–03,[10] twelve appearances in 2003–04,[11] before becoming a first-team regular during the 2004–05 season,[12] under the guidance of Aidy Boothroyd.[7]

In the 2005–06 season, Doyley played a crucial role in helping Watford reach the 2006 play-off Final. His side achieved promotion to the Premier League after defeating Leeds United 3–0 at the Millennium Stadium.[13] He made 50 appearances in all competitions.[14]

During Watford's 2006–07 Premier League campaign, Doyley made 25 appearances, including a substitute appearance against Manchester United in the 4–1 FA Cup semi-final defeat, as Watford were relegated after just one season in the top flight.[15]

Doyley's first goal was scored on his 269th appearance for the club, on 7 December 2009 at Vicarage Road in a 3–1 win against Queens Park Rangers, over eight years after his first-team debut.[16]

On 14 February 2012, Doyley received the first red card of his career when he fouled Jermaine Beckford in injury time during Watford's 3–2 home win against Leicester City.[17]

Almost three years after his first goal for the club, Doyley scored his second on 15 September 2012, with a cross that evaded all the players including the goalkeeper, during Watford's 2–1 defeat away to Bolton Wanderers.[18] In the same season, he again helped his side reach the play-off Final, but Watford were defeated 1–0 by Crystal Palace.[19] He had made his 400th Watford appearance on 2 April 2013 when he was introduced as a substitute for the injured Fitz Hall in a 1–0 win at Hull City.[20]

After making just six league and two cup appearances during the 2014–15 season, and following Watford's promotion to the Premier League, Doyley was not offered a new contract and not given a squad number for the forthcoming season, but was allowed to continue to rehabilitate with the club following neck surgery.[21] After recovering from injury, Doyley had been training with Charlton Athletic,[22] Queens Park Rangers, Bristol City,[23] and Gillingham in the hope of securing a contract.[24]

Rotherham United[edit]

In February 2016, Doyley went on trial with Championship side Rotherham United.[25] After a successful trial, Neil Warnock signed Doyley on a short-term deal until the end of the season.[23] He made his debut on 20 February in Rotherham's 2–0 defeat at Burnley.[26] He made three appearances for the club,[27] but his contract was not renewed at the end of the season and he departed in May 2016.[28]

Colchester United[edit]

In October 2016, Doyley signed a contract until the end of the 2016–17 season with League Two club Colchester United.[29] He made his debut on 29 October as Colchester were defeated 2–1 by Plymouth Argyle at Home Park.[30]

International career[edit]

Doyley was first called-up by the Jamaica national team in March 2013 for their 2014 World Cup qualifiers against Panama and Costa Rica.[31] He made his international debut on 27 March 2013 in Jamaica's 2–0 defeat by Costa Rica, and went on to make nine appearances for Jamaica.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Doyley (right) playing for Watford in April 2012
As of match played 11 February 2017
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
Watford 2001–02[9] First Division 20 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 21 0
2002–03[10] First Division 22 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 22 0
2003–04[11] First Division 9 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 12 0
2004–05[12] Championship 29 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 33 0
2005–06[14] Championship 44 0 1 0 2 0 3[a] 0 50 0
2006–07[15] Premier League 21 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 25 0
2007–08[32] Championship 36 0 2 0 0 0 1[a] 0 39 0
2008–09[33] Championship 37 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 43 0
2009–10[34] Championship 44 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 47 1
2010–11[35] Championship 36 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 40 0
2011–12[36] Championship 33 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 36 0
2012–13[37] Championship 34 1 1 0 1 0 3[a] 0 39 1
2013–14[38] Championship 24 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 26 0
2014–15[39] Championship 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 8 0
Total 395 2 16 0 25 0 7 0 443 2
Rotherham United 2015–16[27] Championship 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Colchester United 2016–17[40] League Two 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Career total 401 2 16 0 25 0 7 0 449 2
  1. ^ a b c Appearance(s) in English Football League play-offs

Honours[edit]

Watford

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Players under Written Contract Registered Between 01/07/2014 and 31/07/2014" (PDF). The Football Association. p. 9. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 August 2014. Retrieved 9 January 2017. 
  2. ^ Hugman, Barry J. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Mainstream Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0. 
  3. ^ Lloyd Doyley career statistics at Soccerbase
  4. ^ a b "L. Doyley". Soccerway. Retrieved 9 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "Colchester United". FootballSquads. Retrieved 9 January 2017. 
  6. ^ Newson, Adam (14 May 2015). "Watford legend Lloyd Doyley underwent successful neck surgery on Tuesday and will begin his rehabilitation with the Hornets' medical team". Watford Observer. Watford. Retrieved 9 January 2017. 
  7. ^ a b McDougall, Jamie (19 April 2013). "There's Only One Lloyd Doyley". Watford Observer. Watford. Retrieved 11 January 2017. 
  8. ^ "Watford 3–3 Birmingham". BBC Sport. 26 September 2001. Retrieved 9 January 2017. 
  9. ^ a b "Games played by Lloyd Doyley in 2001/2002". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 January 2017. 
  10. ^ a b "Games played by Lloyd Doyley in 2002/2003". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 11 January 2017. 
  11. ^ a b "Games played by Lloyd Doyley in 2003/2004". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 11 January 2017. 
  12. ^ a b "Games played by Lloyd Doyley in 2004/2005". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 11 January 2017. 
  13. ^ Tongue, Steve (25 May 2013). "Watford seek repeat of 2006: No-frills Lloyd Doyley eager to serve up second slice of rich promotion cake". Independent. London. Retrieved 11 January 2017. 
  14. ^ a b "Games played by Lloyd Doyley in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 11 January 2017. 
  15. ^ a b "Games played by Lloyd Doyley in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 11 January 2017. 
  16. ^ Fletcher, Paul (7 December 2009). "Watford 3–1 QPR". BBC Sport. Retrieved 9 December 2009. 
  17. ^ "Watford 3–2 Leicester City". BBC Sport. 14 February 2012. Retrieved 11 January 2017. 
  18. ^ "Bolton 2–1 Watford". BBC Sport. 15 September 2012. Retrieved 11 January 2017. 
  19. ^ Fletcher, Paul (27 May 2013). "Crystal Palace 1–0 Watford". BBC Sport. Retrieved 11 January 2017. 
  20. ^ "Hull City 0–1 Watford". BBC Sport. 2 April 2013. Retrieved 11 January 2017. 
  21. ^ "Watford to see Lloyd Doyley back to fitness". BBC Sport. 29 June 2015. Retrieved 11 January 2017. 
  22. ^ Affleck, Kevin (16 October 2015). "Lloyd Doyley heads to Charlton Athletic on trial". WD Sport. Retrieved 11 January 2017. 
  23. ^ a b Affleck, Kevin (19 February 2016). "Lloyd Doyley joins Rotherham after trials at four league clubs". WD Sport. Retrieved 11 January 2017. 
  24. ^ "Gillingham hand trial for former Watford defender Lloyd Doyley". KentOnline. 31 December 2015. Retrieved 11 January 2017. 
  25. ^ Newson, Adam (17 February 2016). "Watford legend Lloyd Doyley is on trial with Championship club Rotherham United". Watford Observer. Watford. Retrieved 11 January 2017. 
  26. ^ "Burnley 2–0 Rotherham United". BBC Sport. 20 February 2016. Retrieved 11 January 2017. 
  27. ^ a b "Games played by Lloyd Doyley in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 11 January 2017. 
  28. ^ "Luciano Becchio: Forward is one of 11 released by Rotherham United". BBC Sport. 20 May 2016. Retrieved 11 January 2017. 
  29. ^ Waldron, Jonathan (12 October 2016). "Colchester United new boy Lloyd Doyley wants to emulate promotion success from his Watford days". Daily Gazette. Colchester. Retrieved 11 January 2017. 
  30. ^ "Plymouth Argyle 2–1 Colchester United". BBC Sport. 29 October 2016. Retrieved 11 January 2017. 
  31. ^ Matthews, Anthony (9 March 2013). "Watford defenders Lloyd Doyley and Nyron Nosworthy named in Jamaica squad". Southern Daily Echo. Southampton. Retrieved 11 January 2017. 
  32. ^ "Games played by Lloyd Doyley in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 11 January 2017. 
  33. ^ "Games played by Lloyd Doyley in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 11 January 2017. 
  34. ^ "Games played by Lloyd Doyley in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 11 January 2017. 
  35. ^ "Games played by Lloyd Doyley in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 11 January 2017. 
  36. ^ "Games played by Lloyd Doyley in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 11 January 2017. 
  37. ^ "Games played by Lloyd Doyley in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 11 January 2017. 
  38. ^ "Games played by Lloyd Doyley in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 11 January 2017. 
  39. ^ "Games played by Lloyd Doyley in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 11 January 2017. 
  40. ^ "Games played by Lloyd Doyley in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 11 January 2017. 

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