Peter Sweeney

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Peter Sweeney
Personal information
Full name Peter Henry Sweeney[1]
Date of birth (1984-09-25) 25 September 1984 (age 32)[1]
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Greenwich Borough
Youth career
0000–2000 Millwall
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2005 Millwall 59 (5)
2005–2008 Stoke City 35 (2)
2007 Yeovil Town (loan) 8 (0)
2007 Walsall (loan) 7 (0)
2008–2009 Leeds United 9 (0)
2009 Grimsby Town (loan) 8 (0)
2009–2010 Grimsby Town 40 (4)
2010–2013 Bury 82 (5)
2013–2014 AFC Wimbledon 29 (0)
2014–2015 Dartford 36 (1)
2015– Greenwich Borough 0 (0)
National team
2004–2005 Scotland U21 8 (0)
2005 Scotland B 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:28, 5 April 2015 (UTC).

Peter Henry Sweeney (born 25 September 1984) is a Scottish footballer who plays as a midfielder for Greenwich Borough.

Sweeney began his career at Millwall where he progressed though their youth team and broke into the first team. He played in the 2004 FA Cup Final were Millwall lost 3–0 to Manchester United. He joined Stoke City in the summer of 2005 for a fee of £250,000 but his start at Stoke was hampered by injuries. He struggled to fully recover and after spending time out on loan at Yeovil Town and Walsall he joined Leeds United in January 2008. After a brief spell at Elland Road Sweeney played for Grimsby Town, Bury, AFC Wimbledon, Dartford and Greenwich Borough.

Career[edit]

Millwall[edit]

Sweeney was born in Glasgow and moved with his family to London when he was three-years-old.[2] He started his career at Millwall, where he made his debut in 2002, but he had to wait another year for his breakthrough. Sweeney played 34 times for Millwall in 2003–04 and he played a major role in the Lions' route to the 2004 FA Cup Final, where he started against Manchester United at the Millennium Stadium, Millwall lost 3–0.[3] Following the cup final appearance, Millwall received a place in the UEFA Cup for the 2004–05 season, in which Sweeney played a part in the first round of the tournament, where they were defeated by Hungarian side Ferencvárosi.[4]

Stoke City[edit]

On 1 July 2005 Sweeney signed for Stoke City for a fee of £250,000.[5] His start at Stoke was hampered after he injured his back in a pre-season match against Newcastle Town, which ruled him out for the first three months of the 2005–06.[6] Once he recovered from his injury Sweeney went on to play 20 times scoring once on the final day of the season against Brighton & Hove Albion.[7]

He scored against Luton Town in a 2–2 draw early in the 2006–07 season but soon lost his place in the side and joined Yeovil Town on loan in January 2007.[8][9] He played eight times for the Golvers before returning to Stoke in April 2007.[10] On 22 November 2007 he signed a two-month loan deal at Walsall where he made seven appearances.[11]

Leeds United[edit]

Early in the January 2008 transfer window Stoke accepted an undisclosed bid for the midfielder from Leeds United, with whom he swiftly agreed personally terms, and it was announced that he would sign, subject to a medical the following week.[12][13] He finalised the move on 10 January, joining the club on a two–and–a–half–year deal.[14] Despite starting in the last few games of Dennis Wise reign as Leeds manager, including making his debut away to Crewe and providing the assist for Jermaine Beckford's winning header, Sweeney failed to establish himself under managers Gary McAllister and Simon Grayson.

Grimsby Town[edit]

Sweeney made a loan move in March 2009 to Grimsby Town, signing with Grimsby until the end of the season, along with Bradford City forward Barry Conlon and fellow Leeds player Jonathan Lund.[15] Sweeney went on to be part of a Grimsby side that would make a late surge in the league, and that would eventually stave off the threat of relegation from the Football League. Following the close of the 2008–2009 season and the end of his loan spell, he was released from his contract at Leeds, following a one and a half year spell at the Yorkshire club.[16] On 3 July 2009, after much speculation, Sweeney re–signed for "The Mariners", on a two–year deal.[17] He scored his first goal for the club against Rotherham United in a 2–1 defeat at home. Sweeney then managed to score a superb volley against his former club Leeds, in the third round of the Football League Trophy at Elland Road. A corner resulted in Leeds keeper Casper Ankergren punching the ball out too Sweeney, who smashed in a left foot volley from the edge of the area, that crashed in off the under side of the cross bar. However Grimsby went on to lose the game 3–1. On 18 December, Sweeney scored another spectacular goal after hitting a dipping volley from the edge of the in a 1–1 home draw with Morecambe.[18] Sweeney continued to hold down a position in the centre of midfield throughout the 09/10 season. On 12 May 2010, Sweeney was one of seven players placed on the transfer list by Grimsby manager Neil Woods after their relegation from the football league.[19]

Bury[edit]

Sweeney joined Bury on 25 June 2010 signing a two–year deal.[20] Despite failing to hold down a regular starting place for "The Shakers" during the 2010–11 season, Sweeney performed consistently when called upon by manager Alan Knill. Following Knill's departure, Sweeney entered the fold under Richie Barker following suspensions and injuries to regular midfield duo Damien Mozika and Steven Schumacher eventually helping the club to earn promotion from League Two.[21] Sweeney made 41 appearances in League One, scoring 4 goals during the 2011–12 season[22] and made 21 appearances, scoring 1 goal, in all competitions during the 2012–13 season[23] for Bury before being sold to AFC Wimbledon on 8 January 2013.[24] During his time at Bury, Sweeney made a total of 95 appearances, which is the most games he has ever played for one club.[25]

AFC Wimbledon[edit]

On 8 January 2013 Sweeney signed for League Two side AFC Wimbledon for a free transfer.[26] After only seven appearances for "The Dons", Sweeney suffered a broken foot in a game against Northampton Town on 19 February 2013 at The Cherry Red Records Stadium.[27] The injury put him out of action for the remainder of the 2012–2013 season.[28] He returned during AFC Wimbledon's 2013–2014 pre–season campaign, scoring in a behind closed doors game against Gillingham on 2 July 2013 that ended 2–1 to "The Gills".[29] Sweeney came on as a substitute for Harry Pell in AFC Wimbledon's next friendly game against Dartford on 6 July 2013 at Princes Park, the game ended 2–2.[30]

Dartford[edit]

In August 2014, he signed for Conference Premier side Dartford on a one-year contract.[31] In May 2015, Sweeney was released by the club following relegation to the National League South and the expiration of his contract.[32]

Later career[edit]

Following his release from Dartford Sweeney joined Greenwich Borough in June 2015.[33]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 24 May 2015.
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Millwall 2001–02[34] First Division 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2002–03[35] First Division 5 1 1 0 0 0 6 1
2003–04[36] First Division 29 2 5 0 0 0 34 2
2004–05[37] Championship 24 2 1 0 0 0 1[a] 0 26 2
Total 59 5 7 0 0 0 1 0 67 5
Stoke City 2005–06[38] Championship 17 1 3 0 0 0 20 1
2006–07[39] Championship 13 1 1 0 1 0 15 1
2007–08[40] Championship 5 0 0 0 1 0 6 0
Total 35 2 4 0 2 0 41 2
Yeovil Town (loan) 2006–07[39] League One 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Walsall (loan) 2007–08[40] League One 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Leeds United 2007–08[40] League One 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Grimsby Town (loan) 2008–09[41] League Two 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Grimsby Town 2009–10[42] League Two 40 4 0 0 1 0 2[b] 2 43 6
Total 48 4 0 0 1 0 2 2 51 6
Bury 2010–11[43] League Two 25 0 1 0 1 0 2[b] 0 29 0
2011–12[44] League One 41 4 1 0 2 0 1[b] 0 45 4
2012–13[45] League One 16 1 3 0 1 0 1[b] 0 21 1
Total 82 5 5 0 4 0 4 0 95 5
AFC Wimbledon 2012–13[45] League Two 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
2013–14[46] League Two 22 0 1 0 1 0 1[b] 1 25 1
Total 29 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 32 1
Dartford 2014–15[47] Conference Premier 36 1 3 0 3[c] 0 42 1
Career total 313 17 20 0 8 0 11 3 352 20
  1. ^ Appearance in UEFA Cup
  2. ^ a b c d e Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy
  3. ^ Appearances in FA Trophy

Honours[edit]

Millwall
Stoke City
Bury

References[edit]

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  5. ^ "Stoke snap up midfielder Sweeney". BBC Sport. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  6. ^ "Sweeney sidelined for Stoke start". BBC Sport. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  7. ^ "Brighton 1-5 Stoke". BBC Sport. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  8. ^ "Luton 2-2 Stoke". BBC Sport. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  9. ^ "Yeovil sign Sweeney and Brittain". BBC Sport. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  10. ^ "Sweeney back at Stoke after loan". BBC Sport. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  11. ^ "Walsall recruit Stoke midfielder". BBC Sport. 22 November 2007. Retrieved 22 November 2007. 
  12. ^ "Sweeney To Sign". Leeds United. 5 January 2008. Retrieved 10 January 2008. 
  13. ^ "Sweeney's Medical". Leeds United. 9 January 2008. Retrieved 10 January 2008. 
  14. ^ "Sweeney's Delight". Leeds United. 10 January 2008. Retrieved 10 January 2008. 
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  17. ^ Sweeney Deal Done, Grimsby Town F.C., 3 July 2009. Retrieved 13 July 2009
  18. ^ "Grimsby 1–1 Morecambe". BBC News. 18 December 2009. Retrieved 22 May 2010. 
  19. ^ "Town players made available following relegation". Grimsby Town F.C. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
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  23. ^ "Peter Sweeney season stats 2012–13". Soccerbase. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
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  29. ^ "Gillingham 2–1 AFC Wimbledon". Gillingham F.C. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
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  33. ^ "New Signing". Greenwich Borough. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  34. ^ "Games played by Peter Sweeney in 2001/2002". Soccerbase. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  35. ^ "Games played by Peter Sweeney in 2002/2003". Soccerbase. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  36. ^ "Games played by Peter Sweeney in 2003/2004". Soccerbase. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  37. ^ "Games played by Peter Sweeney in 2004/2005". Soccerbase. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  38. ^ "Games played by Peter Sweeney in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  39. ^ a b "Games played by Peter Sweeney in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  40. ^ a b c "Games played by Peter Sweeney in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  41. ^ "Games played by Peter Sweeney in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  42. ^ "Games played by Peter Sweeney in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  43. ^ "Games played by Peter Sweeney in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  44. ^ "Games played by Peter Sweeney in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  45. ^ a b "Games played by Peter Sweeney in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  46. ^ "Games played by Peter Sweeney in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  47. ^ "Games played by Peter Sweeney in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 12 August 2014. 

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