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 30)[2]
Place of birth Ivybridge, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[3]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Wrexham
Number 7
Youth career
1998–2005 Plymouth Argyle
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2011 Plymouth Argyle 79 (4)
2007AFC Bournemouth (loan) 8 (1)
2009Leyton Orient (loan) 14 (0)
2011–2012 Cheltenham Town 41 (4)
2012–2014 Shrewsbury Town 64 (3)
2014–2016 York City 65 (11)
2016–2018 Grimsby Town 62 (1)
2017Macclesfield Town (loan) 18 (0)
2018– Wrexham 16 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:27, 13 October 2018 (UTC)

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

Career[edit]

Plymouth Argyle[edit]

Summerfield was born in Ivybridge, Devon and joined the Plymouth Argyle Centre of Excellence aged 10.[1][4] He made his first-team debut in the last match 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.[4][5] He signed a two-year professional contract with Plymouth on 1 August 2005, before the start of 2005–06.[1][4] 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.[citation needed] Summerfield made his debut for Argyle, as a substitute, on 8 May 2005, against Leicester City.[citation needed] On his first start for Argyle, against Colchester United in the Championship, on 8 August 2006, during 2006–07, Summerfield scored with a long-range volley.[6] In January 2007, Summerfield was listed at number five in The Guardian's ten best prospects to watch out for in 2007.[7]

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 club AFC Bournemouth until the end of the season.[citation needed] On 25 September 2009, Summerfield moved to League One club Leyton Orient on a one-month loan,[8] which was later extended to three months, before he returned to Plymouth on 19 December.[citation needed]

Cheltenham Town[edit]

Summerfield after playing for Cheltenham Town in the 2012 League Two play-off Final

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.[9] In July 2012, he rejected a new contract with the club.[citation needed]

Shrewsbury Town[edit]

Summerfield rejected a contract offer from Cheltenham Town to sign for League One club Shrewsbury Town on 3 July 2012.[10] He scored his first goal for Shrewsbury in a 3–1 FA Cup defeat versus Hereford United at Edgar Street.[citation needed] He was released at the end of his contract in May 2014.[11]

York City[edit]

Summerfield signed for League Two club York City on 30 June 2014 on a two-year contract.[12] He made his debut in York's 1–1 away draw with Tranmere Rovers in the opening match of 2014–15 on 9 August 2014.[13] He left York after rejecting a new contract in May 2016.[14]

Grimsby Town[edit]

Summerfield signed a two-year contract with newly promoted League Two club Grimsby Town on 28 June 2016 on a free transfer.[15] He scored his first goal for Grimsby in a 5–2 win against Stevenage on 27 August 2016.[16]

On 6 February 2017, Summerfield joined National League club Macclesfield Town on loan until the end of 2016–17, with the option of a permanent transfer if Macclesfield were to earn promotion.[17] He was offered a new contract by Grimsby at the end of the 2017–18 season,[18] but left the club in June 2018 when it was withdrawn.[19]

Wrexham[edit]

Summerfield signed for National League club Wrexham on 5 July 2018 on a one-year contract.[20] He made his debut on 4 August on the opening day of the 2018–19 season, starting in a 1–0 away victory over Dover Athletic.[21]

Personal life[edit]

His father, Kevin, is a former professional footballer and coach.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 13 October 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
Plymouth Argyle 2004–05[5] Championship 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2005–06[22] Championship 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
2006–07[23] Championship 23 1 3 0 0 0 26 1
2007–08[24] Championship 7 0 1 0 2 1 10 1
2008–09[25] Championship 29 2 1 0 1 0 31 2
2009–10[26] Championship 12 0 2 0 1 1 15 1
2010–11[27] League One 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1
Total 79 4 7 0 5 2 0 0 91 6
AFC Bournemouth (loan) 2006–07[23] League One 8 1 8 1
Leyton Orient (loan) 2009–10[26] League One 14 0 1[a] 0 15 0
Cheltenham Town 2011–12[28] League Two 41 4 3 1 1 1 6[b] 0 51 6
Shrewsbury Town 2012–13[29] League One 36 2 1 1 1 0 1[a] 0 39 3
2013–14[30] 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[13] League Two 31 4 1 0 0 0 1[a] 0 33 4
2015–16[31] 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[32] League Two 23 1 1 0 1 0 2[c] 1 27 2
2017–18[33] League Two 39 0 1 0 0 0 1[c] 0 41 0
Total 62 1 2 0 1 0 3 1 68 2
Macclesfield Town (loan) 2016–17[34] National League 18 0 5[d] 2 23 2
Wrexham 2018–19[34] National League 16 1 0 0 0 0 16 1
Career total 367 25 15 2 11 4 18 3 411 34
  1. ^ a b c d Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Three appearances in Football League Trophy, three in League Two play-offs
  3. ^ a b Appearance(s) in EFL Trophy
  4. ^ Appearances in FA Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 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. ^ "Luke Summerfield". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Luke Summerfield". Grimsby Town F.C. Archived from the original on 26 June 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d "Luke Summerfield". Greens on Screen. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  5. ^ a b "Games played by Luke Summerfield in 2004/2005". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  6. ^ "Profiles: Luke Summerfield". Plymouth Argyle F.C. Archived from the original on 22 June 2009.
  7. ^ "10 to watch in 2007". The Guardian. London. 5 January 2007. Archived from the original on 28 September 2007.
  8. ^ "Orient swoop for Summerfield". Sky Sports. 25 September 2009. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  9. ^ "Cheltenham Town complete deal for Luke Summerfield". BBC Sport. 4 August 2011. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  10. ^ "Shrewsbury sign Luke Summerfield and Rob Purdie". BBC Sport. 3 July 2012. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  11. ^ "The retained and released list". Shrewsbury Town F.C. 13 May 2014. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  12. ^ "Luke Summerfield: York City sign ex-Shrewsbury Town midfielder". BBC Sport. 30 June 2014. Retrieved 28 June 2016.
  13. ^ a b "Games played by Luke Summerfield in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  14. ^ Flett, Dave (17 May 2016). "Richard Brodie rejoins York City, but Luke Summerfield turns down new contract". The Press. York. Retrieved 8 June 2016.
  15. ^ "Mariners swoop for Luke Summerfield". Grimsby Telegraph. 28 June 2016. Archived from the original on 28 June 2016.
  16. ^ "Grimsby 5–2 Stevenage". BBC Sport. 27 August 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  17. ^ Wood, Liam (6 February 2017). "Grimsby Town midfielder Luke Summerfield joins National League side on loan". Grimsby Telegraph. Archived from the original on 6 February 2017.
  18. ^ "James McKeown: Grimsby Town offer new deal to goalkeeper and release 11". BBC Sport. 9 May 2018. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  19. ^ "Summerfield departs". Grimsby Town F.C. 25 June 2018. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  20. ^ "Wrexham sign ex-Grimsby midfielder Luke Summerfield". BBC Sport. 5 July 2018. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  21. ^ "Dover Athletic 0–1 Wrexham". BBC Sport. 4 August 2018. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  22. ^ "Games played by Luke Summerfield in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  23. ^ a b "Games played by Luke Summerfield in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  24. ^ "Games played by Luke Summerfield in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  25. ^ "Games played by Luke Summerfield in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  26. ^ a b "Games played by Luke Summerfield in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  27. ^ "Games played by Luke Summerfield in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  28. ^ "Games played by Luke Summerfield in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  29. ^ "Games played by Luke Summerfield in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  30. ^ "Games played by Luke Summerfield in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  31. ^ "Games played by Luke Summerfield in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  32. ^ "Games played by Luke Summerfield in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  33. ^ "Games played by Luke Summerfield in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  34. ^ a b "L. Summerfield: Summary". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 5 August 2018.

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