Simon Moore (footballer)

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Simon Moore
Personal information
Full name Simon William Moore[1]
Date of birth (1990-05-19) 19 May 1990 (age 25)
Place of birth Sandown, England[2]
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Cardiff City
Number 33
Youth career
Brading Town
Southampton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2008 Brading Town 49 (0)
2008–2009 Farnborough 0 (0)
2009–2013 Brentford 64 (0)
2010–2011 Basingstoke Town (loan) 7 (0)
2013– Cardiff City 10 (0)
2014 Bristol City (loan) 11 (0)
National team
2009 Isle of Wight 5 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:01, 3 May 2015 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

Simon William Moore (born 19 May 1990) is an English footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Cardiff City. He has also represented Isle of Wight at international level.

Early career[edit]

Born in Sandown on Isle of Wight, Moore started at the Academy of Brading Town. He was signed by Premier League side Southampton academy, where he trained with Theo Walcott.[3] Moore revealed he was released by the club for being too small.[4] He returned Isle of Wight based side Brading Town,[5] before signing for Farnborough.[3]

Brentford[edit]

Moore signed with Brentford in August 2009 after spending the summer at the club on trial,[3] but had to wait until May 2010 to make his debut, when he appeared against Hartlepool United as a substitute for regular number one goalkeeper Wojciech Szczęsny.[6][7]

Basingstoke Town (loan)[edit]

He was loaned out in October 2010 to Basingstoke Town and played until January 2011, in 10 games for the club.[8]

Brentford return[edit]

The 2012–13 season was Moore's breakthrough season at Brentford. He started the season as an understudy to goalkeeper Richard Lee. During Lee's time out injured Moore put in some good performances and cemented his place in the Brentford team under Uwe Rosler.

He helped Brentford reach the FA Cup fourth round, this included a 2–2 draw with European Champions Chelsea,[9] and finish third in the league missing out on promotion on the final day of the season after a dramatic game with Doncaster Rovers.[10] Brentford entered the play-offs, where they were drawn in the semi-final against Swindon Town.

Brentford reached the playoff final defeating Swindon in the semi-finals on penalties (Moore saved Miles Storeys' spotkick in the shootout), but they lost the final to Yeovil Town 2–1.

Cardiff City[edit]

On 29 July 2013, Moore was signed by Malky Mackay a four-year deal with newly promoted Premier League side Cardiff City.[11] After failing to displace David Marshall, Moore was sent out on loan to Bristol City on 30 January 2014, not long after new manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær took charge of Cardiff. He was sent out on loan to get a regular run of games. Whilst out on loan to Bristol City, Cardiff were relegated from the Premier League.

Bristol City (loan)[edit]

On 30 January 2014, Moore joined Bristol City on loan for the remainder of the 2013–14 campaign and went on to make 11 appearances for the side.[12] He made his debut on 1 February in a 2–1 win against Carlisle United.[13]

Cardiff return[edit]

Moore had to wait until the following season (2014–15 season) to make his debut for Cardiff City in a 2–1 victory away to Coventry City in the League Cup. He made his league debut for Cardiff City keeping a clean sheet in a 1–0 victory in the Championship at home to Fulham on 10 January 2015.[14] Towards the end of the 2014–15 season, Moore had a regular run of games for Cardiff under manager Russell Slade, including an impressive performance in a 2–1 victory against his old club Brentford].[15]

International career[edit]

Moore played for the Isle of Wight in the 2009 Island Games.[6][16]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 11 February 2014.
Club Performance League Cup League Cup Contential Other Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
England League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
2009–10 Brentford League One 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2010–11 10 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 12 0
2011–12 10 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 12 0
2012–13 43 0 4 0 1 0 4 0 52 0
Brentford Total 64 0 4 0 3 0 0 0 6 0 77 0
2013–14 Cardiff City Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cardiff City Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013–14 Bristol City (loan) League One 11 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Bristol City Total 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
2014–15 Cardiff City Championship 8 0 2 0 3 0 0 0
Cardiff City Total 8 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
Career Total 83 0 6 0 6 0 0 0 0 95 0

Personal life[edit]

Simon Moore's younger brother Stuart, who is also a professional goalkeeper, currently signed at Reading. Stuart has been gaining lots of first team experience out on loan and has made nearly 100 non-league appearances.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Player Details: Simon Moore". English National Football Archive. 
  2. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 438. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  3. ^ a b c Brentford sign goalkeeper Moore BBC Sport, 11 August 2009
  4. ^ "Simon Moore recalls his football upbringing, Southampton rejection & Brentford resurrection ahead of Chelsea clash". London 24. 16 February 2013. 
  5. ^ Moore made his first team debut for Brading at just 16 years old. Wessex Premier League
  6. ^ a b Player Profiles - Simon Moore Brentford FC
  7. ^ Brentford 0 - 0 Hartlepool BBC Sport, 8 May 2010
  8. ^ Simon Moore | Basingstoke Town Official Website
  9. ^ Brentford 2-2 Chelsea
  10. ^ "Brenford 0–1 Doncaster Rovers". BBC Sport. Retrieved 16 November 2013. 
  11. ^ "Brentford goalkeeper Simon Moore seals Cardiff City move". BBC Sport. 29 July 2013. Retrieved 29 July 2013. 
  12. ^ "Keeper Moore loaned in". Bristol City FC. 30 January 2014. 
  13. ^ "Bristol City 2-1 Carlisle United" BBC Sport. 1 February 2014. Retrieved 5 February 2014.
  14. ^ "Cardiff City boss Russell Slade says goalkeeper Simon Moore has grabbed starting chance 'with both hands'". Wales Online. 15 January 2015. 
  15. ^ "Cardiff City goalkeeper Simon Moore says Bluebirds want to take improvement into remaining games". Wales Online. 16 March 2015. 
  16. ^ Competitor Details - Simon Moore NatWest Island Games XIII Åland 2009

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