Nialle Rodney

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Nialle Rodney
Personal information
Date of birth (1991-02-28) 28 February 1991 (age 26)
Place of birth Nottingham, England
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Forward/Winger
Youth career
2004–2009 Nottingham Forest
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Nottingham Forest 3 (0)
2010 Ilkeston (loan) 9 (1)
2011 Burton Albion (loan) 3 (0)
2011–2012 Bradford City 5 (0)
2011 Darlington (loan) 1 (0)
2011 Mansfield Town (loan) 2 (0)
2012 Lincoln City 6 (0)
2013 AFC Telford United 3 (0)
2013–2014 Hartlepool United 12 (0)
Total 44 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Nialle Seyi E. Rodney (born 28 February 1991) is an English former professional footballer who plays as a forward. He retired in 2014 to pursue a career in business, but resumed playing at amateur level shortly thereafter.

Club career[edit]

Nottingham Forest[edit]

Rodney started his career with Nottingham Forest. In the 2009–10 season, he went out on loan to Ilkeston Town making nine appearances and scoring twice against Eastwood Town and Solihull Moors.[citation needed] He made his Forest debut in November 2010, against Cardiff City, coming on as a substitute for the injured Dexter Blackstock.[1] On 8 March 2011, he signed a one-month loan deal with Football League Two side Burton Albion,[2] but after three appearances he had to return to Nottingham Forest because of an ankle injury.

Bradford City[edit]

Rodney left Forest and signed a one-year contract with Bradford City in July 2011.[3] In October 2011, he was given a one-month loan spell at Conference side Darlington to gain first-team experience,[citation needed] before moving to Mansfield Town on loan in November 2011.[4]

Lincoln City[edit]

On 31 January 2012 Rodney signed for Conference National club Lincoln City, until the end of the season.[5]

AFC Telford United[edit]

He joined AFC Telford United on 19 February 2013 and on that same day he made his debut for the Bucks in a 3-3 draw at home against Tamworth. He left after the Mansfield game.

Hartlepool United[edit]

Rodney joined League 2 side Hartlepool United on a one-year contract after impressing coaching staff during a months trial after scoring in friendlies against Whitby Town[6] and during the club's pre-season tour of Holland against Almere City[7] Towards the end of March, Hartlepool announced that Rodney was to leave the club at the end of the month.[8]

Non-league[edit]

After Rodney's release from Hartlepool, he signed for Greyhounders of the Grantham and District Saturday League in December 2014. Rodney scored on his debut in a cup game against Caythorpe,[9] and then scored five goals in his first league game in an 8–1 win against, the same side, Caythorpe in January 2015.[10]

Business interests[edit]

Rodney is the founder, head designer and co-owner of clothing company ENOS.[11]

Club career statistics[edit]

(correct as of 14 March 2014)
Club Performance League FA Cup League Cup Other[A] Total
Club Season League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Nottingham Forest 2010–11 Championship 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Ilkeston Town (loan) Conference North 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 2
Burton Albion (loan) League Two 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Total 15 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 2
Nottingham Forest Total 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Bradford City 2011–12 League Two 5 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 7 0
Darlington (loan) Conference Premier 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Mansfield Town (loan) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Lincoln City (loan) 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Total 14 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 16 0
Bradford City Total 5 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 7 0
AFC Telford United 2012–13 Conference Premier 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Total 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Hartlepool United 2013–14 League Two 12 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 15 1
Total 12 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 15 1
Career Total 44 2 0 0 2 0 2 1 52 3
A. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals (including those as a substitute) in the Football League Trophy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cardiff 0-2 Nottm Forest". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Cooperation. 20 November 2010. Retrieved 20 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "Burton sign Forest striker Rodney". BBC News. 8 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "Bradford City complete one-year deal for Nialle Rodney". B BC Sport. 13 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "Mansfield Town sign Nialle Rodney, Aman Verma and Marcus Kelly". BBC Sport. 24 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "Winger Rodney Becomes Latest Signing". Official Lincoln City Website. 31 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "MATCH REPORT: Whitby Town 0 Hartlepool United 2". Hartlepool Mail. 17 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "Almere City 3-1 Hartlepool". Hartlepool Mail. 5 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "Rodney Set For Pools Exit". Hartlepool United. 29 March 2014. 
  9. ^ "Rodney & Fielder fire Greyhounders into next round". Greyhounders FC. 13 December 2014. 
  10. ^ "Greyhounders cruise into 2015 with convincing win". Greyhounders FC. 3 January 2015. 
  11. ^ "Signature Opens Its Doors to Footballer Nialle Rodney". Signature. 9 December 2014. 

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