Luke Waterfall

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Luke Waterfall
Luke Waterfall York City v. Bradford City 1.png
Waterfall warming up for York City in 2009
Personal information
Full name Luke Matthew Waterfall[1]
Date of birth (1990-07-30) 30 July 1990 (age 26)[1]
Place of birth Sheffield, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[1]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Lincoln City
Number 5
Youth career
0000–2008 Barnsley
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Tranmere Rovers 0 (0)
2008 Altrincham (loan) 1 (0)
2009–2010 Ilkeston Town 35 (2)
2010–2013 Gainsborough Trinity 104 (8)
2013–2015 Scunthorpe United 9 (1)
2014 Macclesfield Town (loan) 17 (2)
2014–2015 Mansfield Town (loan) 5 (0)
2015 Wrexham 9 (1)
2015– Lincoln City 38 (7)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:44, 9 August 2016 (UTC).


Luke Matthew Waterfall (born 30 July 1990) is an English professional footballer who plays as a defender for National League club Lincoln City. He has previously played for Tranmere Rovers, Altricham, Ilkeston Town and Gainsborough Trinity and Scunthorpe United, as well as Macclesfield Town and Mansfield Town on loan.

Career[edit]

Born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire,[1] Waterfall started his career with Barnsley and was a regular for their youth and reserve teams during the 2007–08 season.[2] After being released he signed for League One team Tranmere Rovers in July 2008.[3] He made his debut after coming on as a 63rd minute substitute, away to Grimsby Town, in a 2–0 defeat in the League Cup on 12 August 2008.[4] He made his first start in a 1–0 victory over Accrington Stanley in the Football League Trophy on 2 September 2008.[4]

He joined Conference National side Altrincham on loan on 14 October 2008,[5] and made three appearances for the club.[6] He was released by Tranmere at the end of the 2008–09 season in May 2009.[7] He was handed a one-week trial at Oxford United in July 2009,[8] and after not being offered a contract[9] he started a trial with York City.[10] He came on as a second-half substitute for York in a pre-season friendly against Bradford City, but was not offered a contract by the club.[11]

Waterfall signed for Conference North team Ilkeston Town on 1 August 2009 following a trial[12] and he finished 2009–10 with 43 appearances and 2 goals.[13] He signed for Ilkeston's divisional rivals Gainsborough Trinity in May 2010.[14]

Following three years with Trinity, Waterfall and Terry Hawkridge followed ex Blues chairman Peter Swann to Scunthorpe United.[citation needed]

In January 2015, Waterfall joined Wrexham on an 18-month contract having been released by Scunthorpe.[15] He spent only half a season with Wrexham before joining Lincoln City on a two-year contract in June 2015.[16]

Career statistics[edit]

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
Tranmere Rovers 2008–09[4] League One 0 0 0 0 1 0 1[a] 0 2 0
Altrincham (loan) 2008–09[6] Conference Premier 1 0 2[b] 0 3 0
Ilkeston Town 2009–10[13] Conference North 35 2 5 0 3[c] 0 43 2
Gainsborough Trinity 2010–11[17] Conference North 36 1 1 0 1[c] 0 38 1
2011–12[18] Conference North 27 3 1 0 3[d] 0 31 3
2012–13[19] Conference North 41 4 0 0 6[c] 1 47 4
Total 104 8 2 0 10 1 116 9
Scunthorpe United 2013–14[20] League Two 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 1
2014–15[21] League One 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 1
Macclesfield Town (loan) 2014–15[19] Conference Premier 17 2 17 2
Mansfield Town (loan) 2014–15[21] League Two 5 0 2 0 7 0
Wrexham 2014–15[19] Conference Premier 9 1 5[c] 0 14 1
Lincoln City 2015–16[19] National League 36 6 3 0 1[c] 0 40 6
2016–17[19] National League 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 37 6 3 0 1 0 41 6
Career total 217 20 13 0 1 0 22 1 253 21
  1. ^ Appearance in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Appearances in Conference League Cup
  3. ^ a b c d e Appearances in FA Trophy
  4. ^ Appearances in Conference North play-offs

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing. p. 430. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0. 
  2. ^ "Waterfall drops into Rovers". Sky Sports. 18 July 2008. Retrieved 10 October 2009. 
  3. ^ "Tranmere sign defender Waterfall". BBC Sport. 18 July 2008. Retrieved 17 July 2009. 
  4. ^ a b c "Games played by Luke Waterfall in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "Altrincham sign Waterfall on loan". BBC Sport. 2008-10-14. Retrieved 2009-07-17. 
  6. ^ a b Williams, Tony; Wright, James, eds. (2009). Non-League Club Directory 2010. Tony Williams Publications. pp. 34–35. ISBN 978-1-869833-66-4. 
  7. ^ "Four players released by Tranmere". BBC Sport. 18 May 2009. Retrieved 17 July 2009. 
  8. ^ "Waterfall given trial with Oxford". BBC Sport. 6 July 2009. Retrieved 17 July 2009. 
  9. ^ Farrant, Nick (14 July 2009). "Oxford United new boys out to impress". Witney Gazette. Retrieved 1 January 2016. 
  10. ^ Flett, Dave (17 July 2009). "York City boss Martin Foyle hands trial chance to former Tranmere Rovers centre-back Luke Waterfall". The Press. Retrieved 1 January 2016. 
  11. ^ Carroll, Steve (24 July 2009). "York City manager Martin Foyle jettisons trialists Luke Waterfall and Andy Taylor". The Press. Retrieved 1 January 2016. 
  12. ^ Malcolm, Rod (30 July 2009). "Wilson wheels and deals as squad keeps growing". Ilkeston Advertiser. Retrieved 1 January 2016. 
  13. ^ a b Williams, Tony; Wright, James, eds. (2010). Non-League Club Directory 2011. Tony Williams Publications. pp. 224–225. ISBN 978-1-869833-68-8. 
  14. ^ "Gainsborough Trinity trio sign new contracts". BBC Sport. 27 May 2010. Retrieved 1 January 2016. 
  15. ^ "Wrexham sign Scunthorpe centre-back Luke Waterfall". BBC Sport. 15 January 2015. Retrieved 1 January 2016. 
  16. ^ "Luke Waterfall: Lincoln City sign Wrexham defender". BBC Sport. 2 June 2015. Retrieved 1 January 2016. 
  17. ^ Williams, Mike; Williams, Tony, eds. (2011). Non-League Club Directory 2012. Tony Williams Publications. pp. 204–205. ISBN 978-1-869833-70-1. 
  18. ^ Williams, Mike; Williams, Tony, eds. (2012). Non-League Club Directory 2013. Tony Williams Publications. pp. 206–207. ISBN 978-1-869833-77-0. 
  19. ^ a b c d e "L. Waterfall". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 9 August 2016. 
  20. ^ "Games played by Luke Waterfall in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 January 2016. 
  21. ^ a b "Games played by Luke Waterfall in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 January 2016. 

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