Luke Garrard

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Luke Garrard
Luke Garrard 13-08-2016 1.jpg
Garrard as manager of Boreham Wood in 2016
Personal information
Full name Luke Garrard[1]
Date of birth (1985-09-22) 22 September 1985 (age 32)[1]
Place of birth Barnet, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Playing position Defender / Midfielder
Youth career
000?–2002 Tottenham Hotspur
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2005 Swindon Town 11 (0)
2005 Bishop's Stortford
2005 Boreham Wood
2005–2006 Northwood
2006–2010 AFC Wimbledon 98
2009–2010 Boreham Wood (loan)
2010–2015 Boreham Wood 140 (7)
Teams managed
2015– Boreham Wood
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:09, 10 May 2015 (UTC).

Luke Garrard (born 22 September 1985) is an English former professional footballer who manages National League club Boreham Wood.

Career[edit]

Garrard started his career as a trainee at Tottenham Hotspur but was released as a schoolboy. He went on to sign as an apprentice for Swindon Town, making his professional league debut against Oldham Athletic on 26 April 2003. Between 2002 and 2005, Garrard made 17 appearances for Swindon, before being released on 19 April 2005.[2]

Garrard went on to have spells with Bishop's Stortford, Boreham Wood and Northwood, before joining AFC Wimbledon in March 2006.[3]

A popular figure with Wimbledon's fans, he made over 100 appearances for the club, mainly in a right side defensive role, but in November 2008 Garrard picked up an injury during training that kept him out for the rest of that season. From the start of the 2009-10 season, he made only occasional appearances for the team and eventually in January 2010, he was allowed to re-join Boreham Wood after his request for regular first team football could not be guaranteed.

On 14 October 2015, Garrard was appointed manager, following the resignation of Ian Allinson, making him the youngest boss in all of England's top five divisions.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2003). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2003/2004. Queen Anne Press. p. 163. ISBN 1-85291-651-6. 
  2. ^ Swindon Town FC website - Luke Garrard page Archived 12 March 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ AFC Wimbledon Official Site, Luke Garrard player profile Archived 12 March 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/34527015

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