Simon Ramsden

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Simon Ramsden
Personal information
Full name Simon Paul Ramsden
Date of birth (1981-12-17) 17 December 1981 (age 35)[1]
Place of birth Bishop Auckland, England[1]
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[1]
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Newton Aycliffe Youth Centre
Sunderland
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2004 Sunderland 0 (0)
2002–2003 Notts County (loan) 32 (0)
2004–2006 Grimsby Town 37 (0)
2006–2009 Rochdale 112 (6)
2009–2012 Bradford City 50 (1)
2012–2015 Motherwell 69 (1)
2015–2016 Gateshead 24 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:33, 16 December 2015 (UTC).

Simon Paul Ramsden (born 17 December 1981) is an English professional footballer who plays as a defender.

He has previously played for Sunderland, Notts County, Grimsby Town, Rochdale, Bradford City, Motherwell and Gateshead.

Career[edit]

Sunderland[edit]

Born in Bishop Auckland, Ramsden started his career with Newton Aycliffe Youth Centre A.F.C., and was eventually scouted by Sunderland and after graduating from the club's youth academy he was promoted to the first team squad under Peter Reid during the 2001–02 season. He made his professional debut however for Notts County where he would spend the entire 2002–03 season on loan,[2] with his debut coming on 24 August 2002, in the club's 2–0 league defeat against Wigan Athletic. In his absence Sunderland had dismissed Reid and his replacement Howard Wilkinson and were now under the stewardship of Mick McCarthy. On 24 January 2004 Ramsden came on as an 89th-minute substitute for Darren Williams in the club's FA Cup victory over Ipswich Town, this was his first and only first team appearance for Sunderland.[3][4] Following the conclusion of the 2003–04 season, Ramsden was released by Sunderland.[5]

Grimsby Town[edit]

Ramsden signed with Football League Two side Grimsby Town in July 2004.[6] Initially signed as cover for Tony Crane and Justin Whittle, Ramsden soon became a first team regular in Russell Slade's side due to injuries to Crane and regular right back John McDermott. He made his Town debut on the opening day of the 2004–05 season when the club were defeated by Darlington 1–0. Ramsden soon lost his regular centre half place when Terrell Forbes was signed from Queens Park Rangers. At the end of his first season Ramsden played 26 times in both league and cup for Grimsby. During the 2005–06 season several new signings meant Ramsden very rarely featured and he was left the club in January 2006.

Rochdale[edit]

Ramsden joined Rochdale from Grimsby Town in January 2006.[7] On 1 January 2007, he scored twice for Rochdale on his return to his former club Grimsby in a 4–0 win.[8]

Bradford City[edit]

In June 2009, Ramsden became Bradford City's first signing of the summer.[9] He started off well for the Bantams in his first season making 32 appearances and scoring 2 goals. He was named as the club captain at the start of the 2010–11 campaign,[10] but featured in only 2 league games due to injuries. In the 2011–12 season he regained fitness and took part in a behind closed doors friendly in November against Tranmere Rovers, marking his return to action.[11] Ramsden made his full return to the first team on 8 November 2011 in a Football League Trophy game against League One side Sheffield United. The game went to penalties and Ramsden scored his penalty as Bradford went on to win the shootout.[12] He continued to feature for Bradford making 5 league appearances before breaking his toe in a 3–1 win over Shrewsbury. It was announced that he would be sidelined for 3–6 weeks.[13]

Motherwell[edit]

Ramsden trained with Scottish Premier League team Motherwell on trial after turning down a contract offer from Bradford.[14] He was then awarded a one-year contract by the club after his trial was successful.[15] On 17 May 2013, after a successful first season in Scotland, Ramsden signed a new two-year contract with the club.[16]

On 2 June 2015, Motherwell announced that Ramsden was amongst the players leaving the club, with his contract having expired.[17]

Gateshead[edit]

On 10 July 2015, Ramsden signed for Gateshead, agreeing a one-year contract.[18] He made 25 appearances, scoring 1 goal, before picking up an injury in December. He made no further appearances before being released at the end of the season.[19]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 16 December 2015
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[20] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sunderland 2002–03 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003–04 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Notts County (loan) 2002–03 32 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 34 0
Grimsby Town 2004–05 25 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 26 0
2005–06 12 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 15 0
Total 37 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 41 0
Rochdale 2005–06 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 1
2006–07 34 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 36 3
2007–08 38 2 0 0 2 0 1 0 41 2
2008–09 30 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 32 0
Total 117 6 1 0 4 0 2 0 124 6
Bradford City 2009–10 31 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 35 1
2010–11 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
2011–12 18 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 21 0
Total 51 1 2 0 2 0 4 0 59 1
Motherwell 2012–13 29 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 31 0
2013–14 18 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 22 0
2014–15 22 1 1 0 1 0 4 0 28 1
Total 69 1 1 0 3 0 8 0 81 1
Gateshead 2015–16 24 1 1 0 0 0 25 1
Career total 330 9 8 0 12 0 15 0 365 9

Personal life[edit]

Ramsden grew up supporting Sunderland. Ramsden's father works as a social worker, which he considered as his biggest influence of his career and he's a father.[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Simon Ramsden profile". Official Motherwell FC Site. Retrieved 21 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Livie, Alex. "Sunderland send out two". Sky Sports. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "Ipswich 1-2 Sunderland". BBC Sport. 24 January 2004. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  4. ^ Smith, Kate (24 January 2014). "On this day". Sunderland A.F.C. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "Sunderland release trio". BBC Sport. 21 May 2004. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  6. ^ Fudge, Simon. "Grimsby move for Ramsden". Sky Sports. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  7. ^ "Ramsden leaves Mariners for Dale". BBC Sport. 31 January 2006. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  8. ^ Grimsby 0 Rochdale 4 BBC News, 1 January 2007
  9. ^ Parker, Simon (12 June 2009). "McCall strikes first blood with 'Rambo'". Telegraph & Argus. Retrieved 12 June 2009. 
  10. ^ Murphy, Connor (5 August 2010). "Ramsden ready to be Captain sensible for Bradford City". Bradford Telegraph & Argus. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  11. ^ "Ramsden makes playing return" Bradford City FC. 1 November 2011. Retrieved 11 January 2012.
  12. ^ "Sheffield Utd 1–1 Bradford (5–6 pens)" BBC Sport. 8 November 2011. Retrieved 11 January 2012.
  13. ^ "Ramsden's broken toe blow" Bradford City FC. 2 January 2012. Retrieved 11 January 2012.
  14. ^ "James McFadden unlikely to sign after Motherwell training spell". BBC Sport. 28 June 2012. Retrieved 29 June 2012. 
  15. ^ "Motherwell sign former Bradford defender Simon Ramsden". BBC Sport. 24 July 2012. Retrieved 24 July 2012. 
  16. ^ "Simon Ramsden signs two-year Motherwell deal". BBC Sport. 17 May 2013. Retrieved 17 May 2013. 
  17. ^ "Scott McDonald joins Motherwell exodus as 16 players leave the club". STV Sport. 2 June 2015. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  18. ^ Mitchinson, Rory (10 July 2015). "Defender Ramsden agrees Heed switch". Gateshead F.C. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  19. ^ "Retained list announced". Gateshead F.C. 3 May 2016. Retrieved 8 May 2016. 
  20. ^ Appearances are in the Football League Trophy, FA Trophy, SPFL Play-offs or Europe.
  21. ^ "Ramsden on the comeback trail". Motherwell F.C. 4 July 2014. Archived from the original on 3 July 2015. Retrieved 3 July 2015. 

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