Robert Garrett (footballer)

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Robert Garrett
Personal information
Full name Robert Garrett
Date of birth (1988-05-05) 5 May 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth Belfast, Northern Ireland
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Linfield
Number 24
Youth career
2002–2004 Stoke City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 Stoke City 2 (0)
2007 Wrexham (loan) 10 (0)
2007–2008 Wrexham (loan) 12 (0)
2008–2014 Linfield 201 (28)
2013 FC Edmonton (loan) 21 (1)
2014–2017 Portadown 114 (5)
2017- Linfield 0 (0)
National team
Northern Ireland U21[1] 14 (3)
2008–2010 Northern Ireland U23 3 (1)
2009–2011 Northern Ireland 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 April 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 June 2009 (UTC)

Robert Garrett (born 5 May 1988) is a Northern Irish professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for NIFL Premiership side Linfield. He has previously played for Stoke City, Wrexham FC Edmonton and Portadown.

Club career[edit]

Garrett joined Stoke City in 2002 and played just twice for the club both coming as a substitute in games towards the end of the 2005–06 season. In the 2006–07 season, Garrett enjoyed a loan spell at Football League Two side Wrexham. He returned to Wrexham again on loan in the 2007–08 season.[2] In the summer of 2007 Garrett returned to Belfast and joined Linfield and became one of their most important players. As Linfield added more quality to their midfield Robert's first team chances dried up, at which stage he had to consider his future.

On 16 April 2013 Garrett followed fellow Linfield men Daryl Fordyce and Albert Watson joining NASL club FC Edmonton on loan for their 2013 season.[3]

On 2 May 2014, it was confirmed that Garrett had signed for Portadown. Garrett captained the Ports for the first time in a 2-2 with Glenavon in 2016.

It was announced in May 2017 that Garrett would be returning to Linfield.

International career[edit]

In May 2009, Garrett received his first call up to the Northern Ireland squad for a friendly with Italy in Pisa. He was one of five Irish League players called up, one of which was former Linfield team mate Alan Mannus.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 4 May 2017[4][5]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stoke City 2005–06 Championship 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2006–07 Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007–08 Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Wrexham (loan) 2006–07 League Two 10 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
2007–08 League Two 12 0 1 0 0 0 13 0
Total 22 0 1 0 0 0 23 0
Linfield 2008–09 NIFL Premiership 30 4 0 0 0 0 30 4
2009–10 NIFL Premiership 27 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 29 2
2010–11 NIFL Premiership 35 6 0 0 1 0 2 0 38 6
2011–12 NIFL Premiership 30 4 2 0 1 0 2 0 35 4
2012–13 NIFL Premiership 20 0 0 0 1 0 4 1 25 1
2013–14 NIFL Premiership 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 8 0
Total 149 16 2 0 3 0 11 1 165 17
FC Edmonton (loan) 2013 North American Soccer League 21 1 2 0 0 0 23 1
Portadown 2014–15 NIFL Premiership 33 1 3 0 2 0 38 1
2015–16 NIFL Premiership 32 1 2 0 0 0 34 1
2016–17 NIFL Premiership 35 3 2 0 1 0 38 3
Total 100 5 7 0 3 0 110 5
Career Total 294 22 12 0 6 0 11 1 323 23

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 974. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  2. ^ "Wrexham capture Stoke's Garrett" BBC Sport Retrieved on 1 December 2007
  3. ^ "Eddies Ink Central Midfielder". FC Edmonton. Retrieved 4 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Garrett, Robert". National-Football-Teams. Retrieved 4 May 2017. 
  5. ^ "R. GARRETT". Socerway. Retrieved 4 May 2017. 

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