Patrick Boyle (footballer)

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Patrick Boyle
Personal information
Full name Patrick Joseph Gerard Boyle[1]
Date of birth (1987-03-20) 20 March 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Ayr United
Number 3
Youth career
 –2003 Livingston
2003–2005 Everton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2008 Everton 0 (0)
2006 Norwich City (loan) 3 (0)
2008 Crewe Alexandra (loan) 17 (0)
2009 Dumbarton 20 (3)
2009–2011 Partick Thistle 50 (5)
2010 Clyde (loan) 8 (0)
2011–2013 Dunfermline Athletic 22 (0)
2012–2013 Gateshead (loan) 37 (0)
2013–2015 Airdrieonians 64 (3)
2015– Ayr United 50 (1)
National team
Scotland U19
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 July 2016.

Patrick Joseph Gerard Boyle (born 20 March 1987) is a Scottish footballer currently playing for Ayr United.

Boyle has represented Scotland at under-19 level and previously played for Everton, Norwich City, Crewe Alexandra, Dumbarton, Partick Thistle Clyde, Dunfermline Athletic, Gateshead and Airdrieonians.

Career[edit]

Everton[edit]

Born in Glasgow, Boyle signed terms for Everton's academy in 2003, from Scottish side Livingston. He performed well in his first two years for the academy and reserves and in July 2005, the defender was rewarded with a one-year professional contract.[2] Boyle was named on the substitutes bench for a FA Cup fourth round tie against Chelsea in March 2006. In the summer of 2006, he signed a one-year extension to his contract and made his first appearances for the first team in the 2006 pre-season.

Boyle joined Championship side Norwich City on a one-month loan deal[3] and made his début for the club on 16 September against Crystal Palace at Carrow Road. His loan spell at Norwich ended on 17 October, due to Boyle suffering a back injury, which caused him to miss the remainder of the 2006–07 season.

Boyle signed on loan for League One side Crewe Alexandra on 21 January 2008.[4] After impressing in his first month, his loan contract was extended by a further two months.[5] After making a total of 17 appearances for Crewe Alexandra, Boyle returned to Everton. On 14 May 2008, he was, along with many other young players, released by Everton.[6]

Dumbarton[edit]

After appearing as a trialist in 3 matches, on 31 January 2009, Boyle signed with Scottish Third Division side Dumbarton.[7] In the remainder of the 2008–09 season, he made 17 league appearances for the club, scoring 3 goals. This contribution helped Dumbarton win the Third Division title, and promotion to the Second Division.

Partick Thistle[edit]

Boyle signed for Partick Thistle on 9 July 2009 on a 2-year contract.[8] On 5 March 2010, Boyle joined Clyde on loan for a month, joining Partick team mates Kris Doolan and William Kinniburgh, who were already on loan at Broadwood Stadium.[9] He made 8 appearances in his spell at Clyde, before returning to Partick at the start of April. In Thistle's first home league match of the 2010–11 season, Boyle scored the winning goal in a 1–0 victory over title favourites Dundee at Firhill. On 1 April 2011, Boyle rejected the offer of a new two-year contract from Thistle amidst rumours of interest from Scottish Premier League teams.

Dunfermline, Airdrie & Ayr United[edit]

Boyle signed a two-year contract with Dunfermline Athletic in June 2011.[10] He made his Pars and SPL début in a home match against Hearts on 15 October 2011, in 2–0 defeat.[11] He made more appearances for Dunfermline after this, covering for the absence of Austin McCann. Dunfermline were relegated from the SPL at the end of the 2011–12 season.

Due to financial difficulties at Dunfermline Boyle signed on loan for Conference National club Gateshead in July 2012.[12] He made his début on 11 August 2012, in a 2–2 draw with Luton Town.[13] On 8 January 2013, Boyle's loan was extended until the end of the season.[14] He signed for Airdrieonians in the summer of 2013,[15] scoring his 1st goal for the club v Ayr Utd on 31 August 2013.

At the end of the 2014–15 season, Boyle left Airdrieonians and signed a two-year deal with Ayr United.[16]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 5 July 2016[17][18][19][20][21][22][23][24][25][26][27][28][29][30]
Club Season League League[A] FA Cup League Cup Other[B] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Everton 2005–06 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006–07 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007–08 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Norwich City (loan) 2006–07 Championship 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Crewe Alexandra (loan) 2007–08 League One 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 0
Dumbarton 2008–09 Scottish Third Division 20 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 3
Partick Thistle 2009–10 Scottish First Division 6 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 10 0
2010–11 35 4 4 0 2 0 4 1 45 5
Total 41 4 4 0 3 0 7 1 55 5
Clyde (loan) 2009–10 Scottish Second Division 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Dunfermline Athletic 2011–12 Scottish Premier League 21 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 23 0
2012–13 Scottish First Division 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 21 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 23 0
Gateshead (loan) 2012–13 Conference National 37 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 40 0
Total 37 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 40 0
Airdrieonians 2013–14 Scottish League One 29 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 31 1
2014–15 27 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 31 2
Total 56 3 3 0 2 0 1 0 62 3
Ayr United 2015–16 Scottish League One 28 1 1 0 2 1 6 0 37 1
2016–17 Scottish Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 28 1 1 0 2 1 6 0 37 1
Career totals 231 11 10 0 7 0 17 1 265 12
A. ^ The "League" column constitutes appearances and goals (including those as a substitute) in The Football League, Scottish Premier League, Scottish Football League and Football Conference.
B. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals (including those as a substitute) in the Scottish Football League Promotion / Relegation Play-offs, Scottish Challenge Cup and FA Trophy.

Honours[edit]

Dumbarton

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "BOYLE'S MOVE TO CANARIES". evertonfc.com. 14 September 2006. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
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  5. ^ "Crewe extend Everton man's loan". BBC Sport. 13 February 2008. Retrieved 18 December 2013. ,
  6. ^ Gamble, Matthew (14 May 2008). "NINE YOUNGSTERS DEPART". evertonfc.com. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "McStay and Boyle sign on for sons". BBC Sport. 1 February 2009. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  8. ^ ptfc.co.uk. "Two New Signings". Retrieved 9 July 2009. 
  9. ^ clyde.co.uk. "Boyle joins on loan". Retrieved 5 March 2010. 
  10. ^ "Dunfermline sign Partick Thistle full-back Paddy Boyle". BBC Sport. BBC. 2 June 2011. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  11. ^ dafc.co.uk. "Dunfermline Vs Hearts 15/10/11". Retrieved 5 March 2010. 
  12. ^ "Dunfermline defender Patrick Boyle joins Gateshead on loan". BBC Sport. BBC. 12 July 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  13. ^ "Luton Town 2–2 Gateshead". Gateshead F.C. 12 August 2012. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  14. ^ "Dunfermline defender Paddy Boyle extends Gateshead loan". BBC Sport. BBC. 8 January 2013. Retrieved 8 January 2013. 
  15. ^ "TWO NEW SIGNINGS". airdriefc.com. 20 August 2013. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  16. ^ "Paddy Boyle signs for United". ayrunitedfc.co.uk. 21 May 2015. Retrieved 21 May 2015. 
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  18. ^ "Cowdenbeath (2) v Dumbarton (0)". Dumbarton FC. 10 January 2009. Retrieved 18 April 2013. 
  19. ^ "Dumbarton (1) v Stenhousemuir (0)". Dumbarton FC. 17 January 2009. Retrieved 18 April 2013. 
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  23. ^ "Clyde 0 v 2 Dumbarton". Clyde FC. 16 March 2010. Retrieved 18 April 2013. 
  24. ^ "Peterhead 0 v 0 Clyde". Clyde FC. 30 March 2010. Retrieved 18 April 2013. 
  25. ^ "Partick Thistle 2–1 Clyde". BBC Sport. 24 July 2010. Retrieved 18 April 2013. 
  26. ^ "Annan Athletic 0–1 Partick Thistle". BBC Sport. 31 July 2010. Retrieved 18 April 2013. 
  27. ^ "Partick Thistle 2–1 Berwick". BBC Sport. 10 August 2010. Retrieved 18 April 2013. 
  28. ^ "Partick Thistle 2–1 Ayr Utd". BBC Sport. 4 September 2010. Retrieved 18 April 2013. 
  29. ^ "Ross County 2–2 Partick Thistle (4–3 pen)". BBC Sport. 10 October 2010. Retrieved 18 April 2013. 
  30. ^ "Stirling 1–3 Partick Thistle". BBC Sport. 20 November 2010. Retrieved 18 April 2013.