Matthew Hazley

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Matthew Hazley
Personal information
Full name Matthew Hazley
Date of birth (1987-12-30) 30 December 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Banbridge, Northern Ireland
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Portadown
Number 26
Youth career
2003–2004 Glenavon
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2008 Stoke City 1 (0)
2007 Stafford Rangers (loan) 6 (0)
2008 Stafford Rangers 15 (0)
2008–2009 Airdrie United 19 (0)
2010–2011 Newry City 51 (2)
2011–2012 Crusaders 10 (1)
2012–2017 Dungannon Swifts 119 (15)
2017– Portadown 11 (0)
National team
2006 Northern Ireland U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:12, 29 April 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22:29, 8 August 2008 (UTC)

Matthew Hazley (born 30 December 1987) is a Northern Irish footballer who currently plays for Portadown of the NIFL Championship.

Career[edit]

Hazley moved to Stoke City in 2004 from Glenavon. He joined Stafford Rangers in August 2007, for an initial one-month loan spell, and made his debut in the 3–1 defeat against Kidderminster Harriers.

He made his debut for Northern Ireland Under-21 team on 14 November 2006 in a 2–1 defeat against Germany.[1] Hazley made his one and only Stoke appearance in a match against Coventry City on the 24 May 2006, he came on as a substitute in the 56th minute.[2] Hazley was offered a four-month extension to his contract in May 2007, to prove his fitness following injury.[3]

On 15 August 2007 Hazley was sent on a one-month loan to Stafford Rangers,[4] where he made six appearances. He returned to Stoke on 12 September 2007 after he was sent off during Stafford's 3–0 defeat to Stevenage the previous day.[5] In early January 2008, following his release from Stoke City, Hazley signed for Stafford Rangers, but signed for Scottish First Division side Airdrie United in July 2008 after a successful trial with the club.[6]

Hazley returned to Northern Ireland to play for Newry City in 2010 and then signed for Crusaders in 2011, before making the move to Dungannon Swifts in May 2012.

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stoke City 2005–06 Championship 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Career Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hazley Honoured". 
  2. ^ "Stoke 0-1 Coventry". BBC Sport. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Trio released by Stoke boss Pulis". BBC Sport. 18 May 2007. Retrieved 18 May 2007. 
  4. ^ "Hazley's A Ranger". Stoke City Official Website. 15 August 2007. Retrieved 12 September 2007. 
  5. ^ "Hazley Returns". Stoke City Official Website. 12 September 2007. Retrieved 12 September 2007. 
  6. ^ "Airdrie complete Hazley transfer". BBC Sport. 23 July 2008. Retrieved 24 July 2008. 

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