Luke Joyce

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Luke Joyce
Luke Joyce 12-04-2014 1.jpg
Joyce playing for Accrington Stanley in 2014
Personal information
Full name Luke James Joyce[1]
Date of birth (1987-07-09) 9 July 1987 (age 28)[1]
Place of birth Bolton, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Carlisle United
Number 4
Youth career
2003–2005 Wigan Athletic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Wigan Athletic 0 (0)
2006–2009 Carlisle United 26 (2)
2008–2009 Barrow (loan) 5 (0)
2009 Northwich Victoria (loan) 12 (2)
2009–2015 Accrington Stanley 246 (8)
2015- Carlisle United 2 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:02, 15 August 2015 (UTC).

† Appearances (goals)

Luke James Joyce (born 9 July 1987) is an English professional footballer who plays for Carlisle United as a midfielder.


Wigan Athletic[edit]

Joyce was born in Bolton, Greater Manchester. He started his football career with Wigan Athletic in June 2003,[2] but only played one game for the first team, in the 2005–06 FA Cup third round replay at Leeds United.[3]

Carlisle United[edit]

After a short trial, he joined Carlisle United, initially with the club taking over his Wigan scholarship, signing on a permanent basis in July 2006.[3] He made his league debut for Carlisle as an 85th-minute substitute against Cheltenham Town on 3 September 2006.[4] His first League goal for the Brunton Park club came in the 5–0 victory against Gillingham.[5] Despite impressing for Carlisle, former manager John Ward had been reluctant to play Joyce.[citation needed] To play regular football, Joyce joined Barrow on loan in November 2008 and made his debut for the club in the shock FA Cup second round defeat of Brentford.[5][6] He remained with the club for five weeks, leaving after their FA Cup elimination by Middlesbrough in January 2009.[5] In March 2009, he joined Northwich Victoria on a one-month loan.[7]

Accrington Stanley[edit]

He joined League Two team Accrington Stanley on 25 June 2009.[8]

Carlisle United (return)[edit]

Joyce sealed a return to his former club 6 years following his departure, he signed a two-year deal on May 21, 2015 to be triggered on expiry of his Accrington contract.


  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. ^ "Joyce Lukes North". Wigan Athletic F.C. 4 April 2006. Archived from the original on 18 October 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "Joyce Earns United Place". Carlisle United F.C. 23 March 2006. Archived from the original on 14 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Carlisle vs Cheltenham". Carlisle United F.C. 3 September 2006. Archived from the original on 14 March 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c "Barrow bring in Carlisle's Joyce". BBC Sport. 27 September 2008. Retrieved 7 January 2009. 
  6. ^ Gardner, Peter (29 November 2008). "Barrow boys dump League Two high-fliers Brentford out of FA Cup". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 17 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Northwich clinch double signing". BBC Sport. 13 March 2009. Retrieved 15 March 2009. 
  8. ^ "Accrington sign midfielder Joyce". BBC Sport. 25 June 2009. Retrieved 25 June 2009. 

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