Luke Waterfall

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Luke Waterfall
Luke Waterfall 18-07-2009 1.jpg
Waterfall warming up for York City in 2009
Personal information
Full name Luke Mathew Waterfall[1]
Date of birth (1990-07-30) 30 July 1990 (age 29)[2]
Place of birth Sheffield, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[3]
Playing position Centre back[4]
Club information
Current team
Grimsby Town
Number 6
Youth career
0000–2008 Barnsley
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Tranmere Rovers 0 (0)
2008Altrincham (loan) 1 (0)
2009–2010 Ilkeston Town 35 (2)
2010–2013 Gainsborough Trinity 104 (8)
2013–2015 Scunthorpe United 9 (1)
2014Macclesfield Town (loan) 17 (2)
2014–2015Mansfield Town (loan) 5 (0)
2015 Wrexham 9 (1)
2015–2018 Lincoln City 111 (15)
2018–2019 Shrewsbury Town 44 (5)
2019– Grimsby Town 4 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:49, 5 September 2019 (UTC)

Luke Mathew Waterfall (born 30 July 1990) is an English professional footballer who plays as a centre back for League Two club Grimsby Town. He has previously played for Barnsley, Tranmere Rovers, Altricham, Ilkeston Town and Gainsborough Trinity and Scunthorpe United, Macclesfield Town, Mansfield Town, Wrexham, Lincoln City and Shrewsbury Town.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire,[5] Waterfall started his career with Barnsley and was a regular for their youth and reserve teams in the 2007–08 season.[6] After being released, he signed for League One club Tranmere Rovers on 18 July 2008 after a successful trial.[7] He made his debut on 12 August 2008 after coming on as a 63rd-minute substitute in a 2–0 defeat away to Grimsby Town in the League Cup.[8] He made his first start on 2 September 2008 in a 1–0 victory over Accrington Stanley in the Football League Trophy.[8]

He joined Conference Premier club Altrincham on 14 October 2008 on loan,[9] and made three appearances.[10] He was released by Tranmere at the end of 2008–09.[11]

He had unsuccessful trials with Conference Premier clubs Oxford United and York City[12][13] before signing for Conference North club Ilkeston Town in August 2009 after a successful trial.[14][15] He finished 2009–10 with 43 appearances and two goals.[16] He signed for Ilkeston's divisional rivals Gainsborough Trinity in May 2010.[17]

2013–[edit]

Waterfall signed for newly relegated League Two club Scunthorpe United on 4 June 2013 on a one-year contract for an undisclosed fee.[18]

Waterfall signed for Conference Premier club Wrexham on 15 January 2015 on a one-and-a-half-year contract.[19] He spent only half a season with Wrexham before signing for their National League rivals Lincoln City on 2 June 2015 on a two-year contract.[20] He was appointed club captain.[21] Waterfall made 55 appearances and scored seven goals in 2016–17[22] as Lincoln were promoted to League Two as National League champions.[23]

Waterfall signed for League One club Shrewsbury Town on 7 August 2018 on a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee.[24] His contract with the club was terminated by mutual consent on 15 August 2019.[25] The same day, Waterfall signed for League Two club Grimsby Town on a two-year contract.[26]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 15 August 2019
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[8] League One 0 0 0 0 1 0 1[a] 0 2 0
Altrincham (loan) 2008–09[10] Conference Premier 1 0 2[b] 0 3 0
Ilkeston Town 2009–10[16] Conference North 35 2 5 0 3[c] 0 43 2
Gainsborough Trinity 2010–11[27] Conference North 36 1 1 0 1[c] 0 38 1
2011–12[28] Conference North 27 3 0 0 4[d] 0 31 3
2012–13[22][29] Conference North 41 4 2 0 8[c] 1 51 5
Total 104 8 3 0 13 1 120 9
Scunthorpe United 2013–14[30] League Two 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 1
2014–15[31] League One 0 0 0 0
Total 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 1
Macclesfield Town (loan) 2014–15[22] Conference Premier 17 2 17 2
Mansfield Town (loan) 2014–15[31] League Two 5 0 2 0 7 0
Wrexham 2014–15[22] Conference Premier 9 1 5[c] 0 14 1
Lincoln City 2015–16[22] National League 36 6 3 0 1[c] 0 40 6
2016–17[22] National League 44 7 9 0 2[c] 0 55 7
2017–18[32] League Two 30 2 1 0 0 0 10[e] 1 41 3
2018–19[33] League Two 1 0 1 0
Total 111 15 13 0 13 1 137 16
Shrewsbury Town 2018–19[33] League One 44 5 7 1 1 0 1[f] 0 53 6
2019–20[34] League One 0 0 1 0 1 0
Total 44 5 7 1 2 0 1 0 54 6
Grimsby Town 2019–20[34] League Two 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 335 34 31 1 3 0 38 2 407 37
  1. ^ Appearance in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Appearances in Conference League Cup
  3. ^ a b c d e f Appearance(s) in FA Trophy
  4. ^ One appearance in FA Trophy, three in Conference North play-offs
  5. ^ Eight appearances and one goal in EFL Trophy, two appearances in League Two play-offs
  6. ^ Appearance in EFL Trophy

Honours[edit]

Lincoln City

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Club list of registered players: As at 19th May 2018: Lincoln City" (PDF). English Football League. p. 82. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Luke Waterfall". ESPN FC. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Luke Waterfall". Lincoln City F.C. Archived from the original on 21 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Luke Waterfall". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
  5. ^ Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing. p. 430. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0.
  6. ^ "Waterfall drops into Rovers". Sky Sports. 18 July 2008. Archived from the original on 16 October 2012.
  7. ^ "Tranmere sign defender Waterfall". BBC Sport. 18 July 2008. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  8. ^ a b c "Games played by Luke Waterfall in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  9. ^ "Altrincham sign Waterfall on loan". BBC Sport. 14 October 2008. Retrieved 17 July 2009.
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ "Four players released by Tranmere". BBC Sport. 18 May 2009. Retrieved 17 July 2009.
  12. ^ Farrant, Nick (14 July 2009). "Oxford United new boys out to impress". Witney Gazette. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  13. ^ Carroll, Steve (24 July 2009). "York City manager Martin Foyle jettisons trialists Luke Waterfall and Andy Taylor". The Press. York. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  14. ^ "Luke Waterfall". 11v11.com. AFS Enterprises. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  15. ^ "Wilson wheels and deals as squad keeps growing". Ilkeston Advertiser. 30 July 2009. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  16. ^ 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.
  17. ^ "Gainsborough Trinity trio sign new contracts". BBC Sport. 27 May 2010. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  18. ^ "Scunthorpe United: Michael Collins signs one-year extension". BBC Sport. 4 June 2013. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  19. ^ "Wrexham sign Scunthorpe centre-back Luke Waterfall". BBC Sport. 15 January 2015. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  20. ^ "Luke Waterfall: Lincoln City sign Wrexham defender". BBC Sport. 2 June 2015. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  21. ^ Edwards, Joe (13 August 2018). "Wounded Shrewsbury Town will hit back, says Luke Waterfall". Shropshire Star. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  22. ^ a b c d e f "L. Waterfall: Summary". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  23. ^ "National League: 2016/17: Latest table". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 16 July 2017.
  24. ^ "Luke Waterfall: Shrewsbury Town sign Lincoln City skipper for undisclosed fee". BBC Sport. 7 August 2018. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  25. ^ Cox, Lewis (15 August 2019). "Luke Waterfall leaves Shrewsbury Town by mutual consent". Shropshire Star. Telford. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
  26. ^ "Luke Waterfall: Grimsby Town sign centre-back following Shrewsbury Town release". BBC Sport. 15 August 2019. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
  27. ^ Williams, Mike; Williams, Tony, eds. (2011). Non-League Club Directory 2012. Tony Williams Publications. pp. 204–205. ISBN 978-1-869833-70-1.
  28. ^ Williams, Mike; Williams, Tony, eds. (2012). Non-League Club Directory 2013. Tony Williams Publications. pp. 206–207. ISBN 978-1-869833-77-0.
  29. ^ For FA Cup second qualifying round: Wheelock, Paul (22 September 2012). "Gainsborough Trinity 1 Chester FC 1: Replay needed as Nathan Jarman earns Blues draw on FA Cup debut". Chester Chronicle. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
    For FA Cup second qualifying round replay: Wheelock, Paul (2 October 2012). "Chester FC 2 Gainsborough Trinity 1: Super-sub Levi Mackin sends Blues through in FA Cup". Chester Chronicle. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
    For FA Trophy third qualifying round: Marshall, David (10 November 2012). "Full time: Gainsborough Trinity 1 Hinkley United 1". Lincolnshire Echo. Lincoln. Archived from the original on 3 January 2017.
    For FA Trophy third qualifying round replay: "Home comfort for Blues after 4–1 Trophy win". Gainsborough Standard. 14 November 2012. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  30. ^ "Games played by Luke Waterfall in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  31. ^ a b "Games played by Luke Waterfall in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  32. ^ "Games played by Luke Waterfall in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  33. ^ a b "Games played by Luke Waterfall in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 7 July 2019.
  34. ^ a b "Games played by Luke Waterfall in 2019/2020". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
  35. ^ Anderson, John, ed. (2017). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2017–2018. London: Headline Publishing Group. pp. 640–641. ISBN 978-1-4722-3397-4.
  36. ^ Scott, Ged (8 April 2018). "Lincoln City 1–0 Shrewsbury Town". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 May 2018.

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