Luke Daley

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Luke Daley
Personal information
Full name Luke Aaron Daley[1]
Date of birth (1989-11-10) 10 November 1989 (age 29)[1]
Place of birth Northampton, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[1]
Playing position Winger
Youth career
2003–2008 Norwich City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Norwich City 11 (0)
2011Stevenage (loan) 2 (0)
2011–2012 Plymouth Argyle 18 (1)
2012 Lincoln City 5 (0)
2012–2014 Braintree Town 60 (8)
2014–2015 Dartford 31 (1)
2015–2018 Chelmsford City 67 (5)
Total 194 (15)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Luke Aaron Daley (born 10 November 1989) is an English former professional footballer who played as a winger. He previously played for Norwich City, Stevenage, Plymouth Argyle, Lincoln City, Braintree Town, Dartford and Chelmsford City.

Career[edit]

Norwich City[edit]

Daley who lived in Cley next the Sea[2] was signed to Norwich after being spotted playing football for local team, Mulbarton Wanderers. After scoring four goals in six reserve team games, Daley was named as a substitute versus Stoke City in March 2008, as an 18-year-old "second-year Academy scholar". Aged 18, he was given a squad number of 39.[3]

In November 2008, Daley came to further attention, when scoring a hat trick in a 4–2 Reserves win against an Arsenal Reserves team that "featured seven players from the squad that beat Wigan Athletic in the League Cup" a week earlier.[4]

Daley made his professional debut for Norwich in a 1–1 draw against Burnley at Carrow Road on 21 February 2009 as a 78th-minute substitute for Jamie Cureton.[5] He made two further substitute appearances towards the latter stages of the 2008–09 season,[6][7] as Norwich were relegated to League One.[8] The following season, Daley made his first starting appearance for Norwich, playing the whole game in the club's 4–1 home defeat to Sunderland in the League Cup.[9] He made a total of ten appearances for Norwich in all competitions during the 2009–10 season, as the club were promoted back to the Championship.[10][11]

In January 2011, Daley joined League Two side Stevenage on a one-month loan deal.[12] Stevenage manager Graham Westley had previously tried to bring in Daley ahead of the 2010–11 season, but a thigh injury which had kept Daley out for a large part of the season meant any hopes of signing the player were scuppered.[13] Daley made his debut for Stevenage on 22 January 2011, coming on as a 64th-minute substitute in Stevenage's 2–0 victory against Morecambe.[14] It was to be Daley's only appearance during the first three weeks of his loan spell, appearing as an unused substitute in games against Accrington Stanley and Gillingham.[15][16] He scored twice for Stevenage's reserve side in a 2–2 draw against Colchester United's second string on 9 February 2011.[17] Daley made two appearances during his one-month loan spell at Stevenage, before returning to his parent club on 22 February.[18]

Plymouth Argyle[edit]

Ahead of the 2011–12 season, Daley went on trial with League Two side Plymouth Argyle.[19] He signed for Plymouth Argyle on a permanent basis on 19 July 2011.[20] On 6 August 2011, Daley made his debut for the club in a 1–1 draw against Shrewsbury Town.[21] On 30 August 2011, Daley scored his first goal in senior football with a long-range effort against Exeter City in the Football League Trophy.[22] On 18 February 2012, Daley scored his first league goal in a 4–0 win over Accrington Stanley.[23] At the end of the 2011–12 season, Daley was released after not being offered a new contract.[24]

Lincoln City[edit]

Daley joined Grimsby Town on trial on 3 August 2012 and appeared in the club's final pre-season friendly against Stalybridge Celtic.[25] He joined Lincoln City on a non-contract basis on 10 August,[26][27] and made his debut the next day in a 1–0 win against Kidderminster Harriers.[28]

Chelmsford City[edit]

In August 2015, Daley joined National League South side Chelmsford City after a successful trial.[29] In January 2018, Chelmsford manager Rod Stringer confirmed Daley had left the club and retired from football.[30]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 17 January 2018
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
Norwich City 2008–09[31] Championship 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2009–10[32] League One 7 0 0 0 1 0 2[a] 0 10 0
2010–11[18] Championship 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 11 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 14 0
Stevenage (loan) 2010–11[18] League Two 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Plymouth Argyle 2011–12[33] League Two 18 1 1 0 1 0 1[a] 1 21 2
Lincoln City 2012–13[34] Conference Premier 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Braintree Town 2012–13[35] Conference Premier 30 7 2 0 0 0 32 7
2013–14[36] Conference Premier 30 1 1 0 0 0 31 1
Total 60 8 3 0 0 0 63 8
Dartford 2014–15[37] Conference Premier 31 1 2 0 5[b] 0 38 1
Chelmsford City 2015–16[38] National League South 38 4 3 0 6[c] 0 47 4
2016–17[38] 22 0 1 0 10[d] 2 33 2
2017–18[39] 7 1 1 0 2[e] 0 10 1
Total 67 5 5 0 0 0 18 2 90 7
Career total 194 15 11 0 2 0 26 3 233 18
  1. ^ a b Appearances in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Four appearances in the FA Trophy and one in the Kent Senior Cup
  3. ^ Three appearances in the Essex Senior Cup and three in the FA Trophy
  4. ^ Four appearances and two goals in the Essex Senior Cup, three appearances in the FA Trophy and three in the National League South play-offs
  5. ^ Two appearances in the Essex Senior Cup

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Mainstream Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0.
  2. ^ Flown From the Nest Retrieved 2018-02-10
  3. ^ "Luke Daley profile". Norwich City F.C. Retrieved 21 February 2009.
  4. ^ "Daley's hat-trick does the damage". Norwich City F.C. Retrieved 21 February 2009.
  5. ^ "Norwich 1–1 Burnley". BBC Sport. 21 February 2009. Retrieved 21 February 2009.
  6. ^ "Norwich 1–2 Coventry". Soccerbase. 28 February 2009. Retrieved 21 January 2011.
  7. ^ "Norwich 0–2 Reading". Soccerbase. 27 April 2009. Retrieved 21 January 2011.
  8. ^ "Norwich drop down to League One". BBC Sport. 3 May 2009. Retrieved 21 January 2011.
  9. ^ "Norwich 1–4 Sunderland". Soccerbase. 24 August 2009. Retrieved 21 January 2011.
  10. ^ "Games played by Luke Daley in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 21 January 2011.
  11. ^ "Charlton 0–1 Norwich". BBC Sport. 17 April 2010. Retrieved 21 January 2011.
  12. ^ "Luke Daley loaned to Stevenage from Norwich City". BBC Sport. 21 January 2011. Retrieved 21 January 2011.
  13. ^ "Westley excited about Daley acquisition". The Comet. 21 January 2011. Retrieved 21 January 2011.
  14. ^ "Stevenage 2–0 Morecambe". BBC Sport. 22 January 2011. Retrieved 22 January 2011.
  15. ^ "Stevenage 2–2 Gillingham". BBC Sport. 1 February 2011. Retrieved 1 February 2011.
  16. ^ "Stevenage 2–2 Accrington". BBC Sport. 5 February 2011. Retrieved 5 February 2011.
  17. ^ "Colchester Reserves 2–2 Stevenage Reserves". Stevenage F.C. 9 February 2011. Retrieved 9 February 2011.
  18. ^ a b c "Games played by Luke Daley in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 10 February 2011.
  19. ^ "Plymouth Argyle sign Robbie Williams and Durrell Berry". BBC Sport. 4 July 2011. Retrieved 5 July 2011.
  20. ^ "Plymouth Argyle to sign Ladji Soukouna and Luke Daley". BBC Sport. 19 July 2011. Retrieved 19 July 2011.
  21. ^ "Match Report: Shrewsbury Town 1 – 1 Plymouth Argyle". Plymouth Argyle Homepage. 6 August 2011. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
  22. ^ "Match Report: Exeter City 1 – 1 Plymouth Argyle". Plymouth Argyle Homepage. 30 August 2011. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
  23. ^ "Match Report: Accrington Stanley 0 – 4 Plymouth Argyle". Plymouth Argyle Homepage. 18 February 2012. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
  24. ^ "Retained List". Plymouth Argyle F.C. 17 May 2011. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
  25. ^ "Stalybridge Celtic 2 Grimsby Town 1". Grimsby Town F.C. 3 August 2012. Retrieved 21 August 2012.
  26. ^ "Lincoln City sign ex-Plymouth Argyle winger Luke Daley". BBC Sport. 10 August 2012. Retrieved 21 August 2012.
  27. ^ "Winger Daley Joins on Non-Contract Forms". Lincoln City F.C. 10 August 2012. Retrieved 10 August 2012.
  28. ^ "Lincoln City 1–0 Kidderminster". BBC Sport. 11 August 2012. Retrieved 21 August 2012.
  29. ^ "Clarets Add SIX New Faces Ahead of League Opener". Chelmsford City F.C.
  30. ^ "Rod Stringer: I have to be happy with the position we're in". BBC Essex. 5 January 2018. Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  31. ^ "Games played by Luke Daley in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 10 February 2011.
  32. ^ "Games played by Luke Daley in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 10 February 2011.
  33. ^ "Games played by Luke Daley in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 3 August 2012.
  34. ^ "Games played by Luke Daley in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  35. ^ "Braintree 2012/2013 player appearances". Soccerway. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  36. ^ "Braintree 2013/2014 player appearances". Soccerway. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  37. ^ "Dartford 2014/2015 player appearances". Soccerway. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  38. ^ a b "Luke Daley". Aylesbury United F.C. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  39. ^ Luke Daley at Soccerway. Retrieved 14 December 2017.

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