Nathan Craig

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Nathan Craig
Personal information
Full name Nathan Lee Craig[1]
Date of birth (1991-10-25) 25 October 1991 (age 22)[1]
Place of birth Caernarfon, Wales
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Torquay United
Number 20
Youth career
2009–2010 Everton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Everton 0 (0)
2011–2012 Caernarfon Town 17 (5)
2012– Torquay United 40 (1)
2014 Dorchester Town 6 (1)
National team
2007–2008 Wales U17 11 (2)
2008– Wales U19 9 (1)
2009– Wales U21 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:59, 13 April 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 November 2010

Nathan Lee Craig (born 25 January 1991) is a Welsh footballer who plays for Torquay United. He has previously played for Premier League team Everton and his home town club, Caernarfon Town. He is also a Wales under-21 international. Craig is a left-footed midfielder who can play in both central or wide roles.

Club career[edit]

Everton[edit]

Craig joined Everton at the age of 12 and having progressed through the youth team ranks he was offered a place as a first-year scholar in the summer of 2008. A deadball specialist, he became a regular in the Under-18s during the 2008/09 season. His versatility down the left flank and set-piece delivery saw him progress to Everton's reserves in the 2009/2010 and he became a regular for the reserves during the 2010/2011 season. He made his competitive first-team debut versus BATE Borisov on 17 December 2009 in the UEFA Europa League.[2]

Caernarfon Town[edit]

After being released by Everton in the summer of 2011, he joined up with home town club Caernarfon Town.[3]

Torquay United[edit]

Following a successful two-week trial Craig signed for Torquay United on a short-term deal to the end of the 2011–12 season on 31 January 2012.[4] On 14 February 2014, Craig joined Conference South side Dorchester Town on a one-month loan.[5]

International career[edit]

Craig made a goalscoring debut for the Wales under-17 side on 27 August 2007 during a 2–1 victory over Belgium after replacing Matthew Hurdman as a first half substitute.[6] Two months after making his debut, Craig was included in the squad for the qualifying round of the 2008 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship, making appearances in matches against Spain and Andorra.[7][8] Having advanced to the elite round of qualifying, Craig played in all three group matches as Wales finished second in their group, failing to qualify for the tournament.

He made his debut for the Wales under-21 side against Bosnia and Herzegovina in October 2009.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Craig was born in the town of Caernarfon in Wales and speaks fluent Welsh and English.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Mainstream Publishing. p. 99. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0. 
  2. ^ "Moyes names starting XI". Evertonfc.com. 16 December 2009. 
  3. ^ http://welsh-premier.com/index.php/news/3909-former-toffee-joins-hometown-canaries
  4. ^ "Torquay United sign Welsh winger Nathan Craig". BBC Sport. Retrieved 1 February 2012. 
  5. ^ Dorchester Town FC. 14 February 2014 http://dorchestertownfc.com/2014/02/magpies-sign-torquay-duo/ |url= missing title (help). 
  6. ^ "Wales 2–1 Belgium". Football Association of Wales. 27 August 2007. Retrieved 20 December 2009. 
  7. ^ "Spain 2–2 Wales". Football Association of Wales. 6 October 2007. Retrieved 20 December 2009. 
  8. ^ "Andorra 0–1 Wales". Football Association of Wales. 1 October 2007. Retrieved 20 December 2009. 
  9. ^ "Wales U21 2–0 Bosnia-H U21". BBC Sport. 10 October 1009. Retrieved 18 December 2009. 

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