Nathan Modest

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Nathan Modest
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Modest in 2011
Personal information
Full name Nathan Daniel Modest
Date of birth (1991-09-29) 29 September 1991 (age 25)
Place of birth Sheffield, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
2005–2008 Sheffield Wednesday
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Sheffield Wednesday 4 (0)
2011 Darlington (loan) 13 (0)
2011–2012 Sheffield
2012–2013 Worksop Town
2013 Rainworth Miners Welfare (loan)
2013–2014 Lincoln United
2014–2015 Gloucester City 23 (2)
2015 Hednesford Town 14 (2)
2015–2016 AFC Telford United 1 (0)
2016 Evesham United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 05:38, 29 September 2016 (UTC).

Nathan Daniel Modest (born 29 September 1991) is an English footballer.

He has previously played in the Football League for Sheffield Wednesday where he made 4 appearances between 2008 and 2011 before later playing for Darlington, Sheffield, Worksop Town and Rainworth Miners Welfare.


He graduated through the Sheffield Wednesday Academy and reserve teams, making his first team debut on 20 December 2008, aged 17 years and 82 days. He has also played for the England Schoolboy team. Modest was called up to the Sheffield Wednesday first team squad for the home match against Bristol City on 13 December 2008 as the team suffered an injury crisis.[1] He was a non-playing substitute for the eventual goalless draw. However, Modest went on to make his debut for Sheffield Wednesday a week later on 20 December, when he started in the 2–0 loss away to Cardiff City.[2] Modest was then a second-half substitute in the home game versus Blackpool on 26 December 2008.

Away from football, he has represented South Yorkshire in Athletics, achieving a time of 12.1 seconds at 100m during competition. He attended Notre Dame High School, Sheffield.

On 14 January 2011 it was announced that Modest was to join Conference side Darlington on loan until the end of the season.[3]

On 18 October 2011 it was announced that Modest had left Sheffield Wednesday by mutual consent, having not played for the club for nearly three years and being unable to play in the Sheffield Wednesday Academy, due to being above age.[4] Exactly a week later, Modest signed for the oldest club in the world – local side Sheffield F.C.[5]

Due to fitness levels, Modest didn't make his debut until 10 December later that year. The game was away to Romulus in which Modest scored on his debut to equalise and gain Sheffield F.C. a 1–1 draw,[6] this was his first career goal aged 20, after a total 17 career appearances.

At the end of his first season with Sheffield F.C. he had helped the club to reach the play-offs in the Northern Premier League Division One South after making 21 appearances and scoring six goals. Unfortunately Sheffield F.C. lost by an abysmal 7–0 away to Ilkeston, with Modest making a substitute appearance.

After spending just one season with Sheffield F.C, Modest joined other local North Nottinghamshire side Worksop Town, after making 22 league appearances for Sheffield F.C. and scoring 6 goals.[7] Modest made his debut for Worksop Town later that same day as Worksop faced Hednesford Town in a mid-week league match. The game finished in a 0–4 victory to Worksop Town, with Modest making his debut as a substitute nine-minutes before the final whistle.[8]

At the end of Modest's first season with Worksop Town he was still yet to score in his fourteen games for the club, twelve of which were league appearances.

In pre-season of the new football season of 2013–14, Nathan Modest was confirmed by Worksop Town manager Mark Shaw to have been sent on loan to Rainworth Miners Welfare. Rainworth MW are a level below Worksop Town sitting at level 8 of the pyramid in the English football league system.[9] Modest went on to play and score on his competitive début for Rainworth MW against Loughborough Dynamo, with his team winning 3–2.[10] Modest signed for Lincoln United in September 2013.

In September 2014, after impressing on trial, he signed for Gloucester City.[11]


  1. ^ "Match Report Sheffield Wed vs Bristol City". 13 December 2008. 
  2. ^ "Match Report Cardiff City vs Sheffield Wed". 20 December 2008. 
  3. ^ "Quakers sign Owls striker". 14 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "Modest departs Hillsborough". 18 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "Sheffield Get Modest". 25 October 2011. 
  6. ^ "Romulus 1 Sheffield FC 1". 10 December 2011. 
  7. ^ "Modest signs". 18 September 2012. 
  8. ^ "Hednesford Town 0–4 Worksop Town". 19 September 2012. 
  9. ^ "Manager update". 2013-08-01. 
  10. ^ "Nothing Ever Changes". 2013-08-17. 
  11. ^ "Two New Tigers". Football Conference. 15 September 2014. 

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