Luke Summerfield

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Luke Summerfield
Luke Summerfield 19-09-2015 1.jpg
Summerfield playing for York City in 2015
Personal information
Full name Luke John Summerfield[1]
Date of birth (1987-12-06) 6 December 1987 (age 28)[1]
Place of birth Ivybridge, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Grimsby Town
Number 19
Youth career
1998–2005 Plymouth Argyle
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2011 Plymouth Argyle 79 (4)
2007 Bournemouth (loan) 8 (1)
2009 Leyton Orient (loan) 14 (0)
2011–2012 Cheltenham Town 41 (4)
2012–2014 Shrewsbury Town 64 (3)
2014–2016 York City 65 (11)
2016– Grimsby Town 1 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:40, 8 August 2016 (UTC).


Luke John Summerfield (born 6 December 1987) is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for League Two club Grimsby Town. He previously played for Plymouth Argyle, Bournemouth, Leyton Orient, Cheltenham Town, Shrewsbury Town and York City.

Career[edit]

Plymouth Argyle[edit]

Summerfield was born in Ivybridge, Devon and joined the Plymouth Argyle Centre of Excellence aged 10.[1][2] He made his first team debut in the last game of the 2004–05 season, a 0–0 home draw with Leicester City on 8 May 2005, entering the match as a 77th minute substitute for David Worrell.[2][3] He signed a two-year professional contract with Plymouth on 1 August 2005, before the start of the 2005–06 season.[1][2] He made two appearances in his first two seasons for Argyle (both as a substitute), once in the league and once in the League Cup. Summerfield made his debut for Argyle, as a substitute, on 8 May 2005, against Leicester City. On his first start for Argyle, against Colchester United in the Championship, on 8 August 2006, during the 2006–07 season, Summerfield scored with a long-range volley.[4] In January 2007, Summerfield was listed at number five in The Guardian's ten best prospects to watch out for in 2007.[5]

Summerfield playing for Plymouth Argyle in 2009

Then Plymouth Argyle manager Ian Holloway said of Summerfield that "I see Luke doing things far beyond his tender years. The boy has a fine touch, he is typical of the talent that Plymouth will produce for the future."[citation needed] On 20 March 2007, Summerfield signed a loan deal with League One side AFC Bournemouth, until the end of the season. On 25 September 2009, Summerfield moved to League One side Leyton Orient on a one-month loan,[6] which was later extended to three months, before he returned to Plymouth on 19 December.

Cheltenham Town[edit]

Summerfield joined Shrewsbury Town on trial in July 2011 and played in a friendly against Manchester United, but he was not offered a contract and in August signed a one-year contract with Cheltenham Town.[7] In July 2012, he rejected a new contract with the club.

Shrewsbury Town[edit]

On 3 July 2012 almost a year after his initial trial, Summerfield rejected the contract offer from Cheltenham Town to sign for Shrewsbury Town.[8] He scored his first goal for Shrewsbury in a 3–1 FA Cup defeat versus Hereford United at Edgar Street. He was released at the end of his contract in May 2014.[9]

York City[edit]

Summerfield signed for League Two team York City on a two-year contract on 30 June 2014.[10] He made his debut in York's 1–1 away draw with Tranmere Rovers in the opening match of the 2014–15 season on 9 August 2014.[11] He left York after rejecting a new contract in May 2016.[12]

Grimsby Town[edit]

On 28 June 2016, Summerfield signed a two-year contract with newly promoted League Two club Grimsby Town on a free transfer.[13]

Personal life[edit]

His father, Kevin, is a former professional footballer and coach.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Summerfield after playing for Cheltenham Town in the 2012 Football League Two play-off Final
As of match played 6 August 2016
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
Plymouth Argyle 2004–05[3] Championship 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2005–06[14] Championship 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
2006–07[15] Championship 23 1 3 0 0 0 26 1
2007–08[16] Championship 7 0 1 0 2 1 10 1
2008–09[17] Championship 29 2 1 0 1 0 31 2
2009–10[18] Championship 12 0 2 0 1 1 15 1
2010–11[19] League One 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1
Total 79 4 7 0 5 2 0 0 91 6
Bournemouth (loan) 2006–07[15] League One 8 1 8 1
Leyton Orient (loan) 2009–10[18] League One 14 0 1[a] 0 15 0
Cheltenham Town 2011–12[20] League Two 41 4 3 1 1 1 6[b] 0 51 6
Shrewsbury Town 2012–13[21] League One 36 2 1 1 1 0 1[a] 0 39 3
2013–14[22] League One 28 1 1 0 1 0 1[a] 0 31 1
Total 64 3 2 1 2 0 2 0 70 4
York City 2014–15[11] League Two 31 4 1 0 0 0 1[a] 0 33 4
2015–16[23] League Two 34 7 0 0 2 1 0 0 36 8
Total 65 11 1 0 2 1 1 0 69 12
Grimsby Town 2016–17[24] League Two 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Career total 272 23 13 2 10 4 10 0 305 29
  1. ^ a b c d Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Three appearances in Football League Trophy, three in League Two play-offs

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing. p. 395. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Luke Summerfield". Greens on Screen. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Games played by Luke Summerfield in 2004/2005". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Luke Summerfield". Plymouth Argyle F.C. Archived from the original on 22 June 2009. 
  5. ^ "10 to watch in 2007". The Guardian. London. 5 January 2007. Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. 
  6. ^ "Orient swoop for Summerfield". Sky Sports. 25 September 2009. Retrieved 25 September 2009. 
  7. ^ "Cheltenham Town complete deal for Luke Summerfield". BBC Sport. 4 August 2011. Retrieved 6 August 2011. 
  8. ^ [1][dead link]
  9. ^ "The Retained and Released List". Shrewsbury Town F.C. 13 May 2014. Retrieved 13 May 2014. 
  10. ^ "Luke Summerfield: York City sign ex-Shrewsbury Town midfielder". BBC Sport. 30 June 2014. Retrieved 28 June 2016. 
  11. ^ a b "Games played by Luke Summerfield in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 
  12. ^ Flett, Dave (17 May 2016). "Richard Brodie rejoins York City, but Luke Summerfield turns down new contract". The Press. York. Retrieved 8 June 2016. 
  13. ^ "Mariners swoop for Luke Summerfield". Grimsby Telegraph. 28 June 2016. Retrieved 28 June 2016. 
  14. ^ "Games played by Luke Summerfield in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  15. ^ a b "Games played by Luke Summerfield in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  16. ^ "Games played by Luke Summerfield in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  17. ^ "Games played by Luke Summerfield in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  18. ^ a b "Games played by Luke Summerfield in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  19. ^ "Games played by Luke Summerfield in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  20. ^ "Games played by Luke Summerfield in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  21. ^ "Games played by Luke Summerfield in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  22. ^ "Games played by Luke Summerfield in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  23. ^ "Games played by Luke Summerfield in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 7 May 2016. 
  24. ^ "Games played by Luke Summerfield in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 

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