Peter Leven

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Peter Leven
Personal information
Full name Peter McDonald Leven[1]
Date of birth (1983-09-27) 27 September 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Renfrew, Scotland
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Jarrow Roofing BCA
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2004 Rangers 0 (0)
2004–2007 Kilmarnock 65 (5)
2007–2008 Chesterfield 42 (5)
2008–2011 Milton Keynes Dons 120 (22)
2011–2013 Oxford United 59 (12)
2014- Jarrow Roofing BCA 29 (0)
National team
2004–2005 Scotland U21[2] 4 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:25, 13 March 2013 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

Peter McDonald Leven (born 27 September 1983) is a Scottish professional footballer and also a Uefa B licence football coach

Kilmarnock[edit]

Leven was a youth player with Rangers and as a 16-year-old appeared on the bench four times for the first team, including an Old Firm match. A year later he suffered a serious knee injury in a pre-season game, which ruled him out for two years. He then signed for Kilmarnock in 2004, but struggled to establish himself in the first team. He played just 65 times for Kilmarnock and at the end of the 2006–07 season he joined Chesterfield on a free transfer after rejecting Kilmarnock's contract offer in favour of first-team football.

Chesterfield[edit]

As Aaron Downes made a poor start to the 2007–08 season, Leven was given the captaincy of League Two side Chesterfield. He appeared in 44 of their 49 games in the 2007–08 season. The club turned down numerous offers from Brighton up to £125,000 in the January transfer window. Chesterfield then failed to gain promotion and he turned down a contract extension.

Milton Keynes Dons[edit]

Leven joined Milton Keynes Dons in June 2008 on a free transfer.[3] He won the League 1 Sports Writers Player of the Year for the 2010/11 season, his last for MK Dons. At the end of his contract at the Dons, Leven declined to accept the contract extension the club offered him and he left as a free agent.[4]

Oxford United[edit]

There was interest in Leven from several clubs, including Millwall[5] and Crystal Palace,[citation needed] but in July 2011 he signed a two-year deal with League Two side Oxford United. Leven set up both Oxford United goals in their 2–1 away win over arch-rivals Swindon on 21 August 2011, their first victory at the County Ground for 38 years.[6] On 29 October 2011 during a home game against Port Vale, with the game at 1–1, Leven intercepted the ball inside his own half and lobbed the opposition keeper from the halfway line, which turned out to be the winning goal[7] and one of the best ever goals scored at the Kassam Stadium.[8] While a free agent Leven was linked with Paul Ince's Blackpool. In August 2014 Leven signed for Jarrow Roofing BCA.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

All stats from soccerbase[10]

As of 27 December 2013
Club Season League FA Cup[A] League Cup[B] Other[C] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Rangers 2000–01 Scottish Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001–02 Scottish Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002–03 Scottish Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003–04 Scottish Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kilmarnock 2004–05 Scottish Premier League 32 4 3 0 1 1 0 0 36 5
2005–06 Scottish Premier League 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 8 0
2006–07 Scottish Premier League 27 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 31 1
Total 65 5 3 0 7 1 0 0 75 6
Chesterfield 2007–08 League Two 42 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 44 5
Total 42 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 44 5
Milton Keynes Dons 2008–09 League One 42 10 1 0 1 0 0 0 44 10
2009–10 League One 31 4 3 0 0 0 6 0 40 4
2010–11 League One 40 8 2 0 3 0 1 0 46 8
Total 113 22 6 0 4 0 7 0 130 22
Oxford United 2011–12 Football League Two 39 6 1 0 1 0 1 0 42 6
2012–13 Football League Two 20 4 4 1 0 0 1 1 25 6
Total 59 10 5 1 1 0 2 1 67 12
Career totals 279 42 15 1 13 1 9 1 316 45
A. ^ The "FA Cup" column constitutes appearances (including substitutes) and goals in the FA Cup and Scottish Cup.
B. ^ The "League Cup" column constitutes appearances (including substitutes) and goals in the Football League Cup and Scottish League Cup.
C. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances (including substitutes) and goals in the Football League Trophy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional retain list & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 18 May 2013. p. 88. Retrieved 6 September 2013. 
  2. ^ http://www.fitbastats.com/scotlandu21/player.php?playerid=418
  3. ^ "DONS LAND LEVEN". Milton Keynes Dons F.C. official website. 6 June 2008. Retrieved 7 June 2008. 
  4. ^ Leven departure confirmed by Robbo – Milton Keynes Citizen
  5. ^ "Duo looking at Leven". Sky Sports. 28 April 2010. Retrieved 10 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "Swindon 1–2 Oxford Utd". BBC Sport. 21 August 2011. Retrieved 30 July 2012. 
  7. ^ Oxford Utd 2–1 Port Vale – BBC Sport
  8. ^ "Leven's wonder-goal sees Oxford hold off valiant Vale". Oxford Mail. 19 October 2011. Retrieved 19 July 2012. 
  9. ^ Hudson, Andy (2014-08-18). http://www.jarrowroofingfc.co.uk/leven-is-a-roofer/. Retrieved 18 August 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ "Peter Leven Soccerbase". Soccerbase. 

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