Tom Flanagan (footballer)

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Tom Flanagan
Personal information
Full name Thomas Flanagan[1]
Date of birth (1991-10-21) 21 October 1991 (age 25)[2]
Place of birth Hammersmith, England
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)[2]
Playing position Defender
Youth career
0000–2010 Milton Keynes Dons
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2015 Milton Keynes Dons 37 (3)
2011 Kettering Town (loan) 8 (1)
2012–2013 Gillingham (loan) 13 (1)
2013 Barnet (loan) 9 (0)
2014 Stevenage (loan) 2 (0)
2015 Plymouth Argyle (loan) 4 (0)
2015–2017 Burton Albion 48 (0)
National team
2012 Northern Ireland U21 1 (0)
2017– Northern Ireland 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 July 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22:28, 13 November 2012 (UTC)

Thomas Flanagan is a footballer who last played as a defender for Championship side Burton Albion[3] and the Northern Ireland national football team.

Career[edit]

Milton Keynes Dons[edit]

Flanagan captained the Milton Keynes Dons (MK Dons) under-18 team in January 2010 while a second-year scholar.[4][5] He made his first team debut for the MK Dons as an 82nd-minute substitute in a 5–0 defeat to Carlisle United on 13 February 2010.[6]

In August 2010, Flanagan signed his first professional contract with Milton Keynes Dons, on a 12-month deal with the option of a second year.[7] Six months later, he joined Kettering Town,[8] where he made his first professional start while out on loan at Kettering Town during the 2010–11 season. Soon after, his loan was extended until 3 March on 1 February.[9] A number of top performances earned him a recall[10] and was put straight into the line up for a midweek defeat at home, to Leyton Orient[11] where he made his league debut of the season in a 3–2 loss on 15 February 2011. Later in the season, Flanagan also started the final game of the season against Oldham Athletic which ended up in a 2–1 away win. In 2011, he signed a new contract with the Dons; a one-year deal with the option of an additional 12 months.[12]

The following season, Flanagan was on the bench at the beginning of the season until playing his first match of the season against Charlton Athletic on 27 September 2011. Two months later on 19 November 2011, Flanagan scored his first goal for the club in a 5–1 win over Colchester United. Later on the season, Flanagan scored two more goals against Stevenage and Notts County. Flanagan earned a regular place in the starting eleven although being on the substitute bench. Flanagan made 21 appearances and scored three.

On 24 March 2014, Flanagan signed a new one-year contract with the Dons.[13]

Gillingham (loan)[edit]

On 30 July 2012, Flanagan signed a six-month loan deal with Gillingham of League Two,[14] After two appearances at Gillingham so far, Flanagan express delight of joining Gillingham and that the club went to have a good start[15] Three months at Gillingham, he scored his first goal in a 4–1 win over Burton Albion[16] After the match, Flanagan says increasing playing time helping his form at Gillingham.[17] His loan spell at Gillingham ended when he suffered a foot injury.[18]

While at Gillingham, he was called up for the Northern Ireland U21 squad.[19]

Barnet (loan)[edit]

On 14 March 2013, Flanagan joined another League Two side, Barnet, on loan until the end of the 2012–2013 season.[20] He made his debut for Barnet as an 82nd-minute substitute for John Oster in a 3–2 defeat at Accrington Stanley on 16 March 2013.[21]

Stevenage (loan)[edit]

On 26 March 2014, Flanagan joined fellow League One side Stevenage on loan until the end of the 2013–14 season.[22] On 25 April 2014, Flanagan was recalled from his loan due to injuries and fitness concerns in the Milton Keynes Dons squad.[23]

Plymouth (loan)[edit]

On 9 January 2015, Flanagan joined League 2 side Plymouth Argyle on loan for a month.

Burton Albion[edit]

On 25 August 2015, Flanagan joined League One side Burton Albion on a one-year deal following his release from MK Dons. [24]

International career[edit]

On 7 November 2012, Flanagan was called up to the Northern Ireland U21 team for their International Challenge Match against England which is to be played on 13 November 2012.[25] On 24 August 2016 Flanagan received his first call up to the senior Northern Ireland squad by manager Michael O'Neill.[26] Flanagan made his senior debut for Northern Ireland in a friendly 1-0 win over New Zealand on 2 June 2017.[27]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 11 March 2017
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Milton Keynes Dons 2009–10[28] League One 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2010–11[29] League One 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2011–12[30] League One 21 3 2 0 1 0 1[a] 0 25 3
2012–13[31] League One 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013–14[32] League One 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 0
2014–15[33] League One 6 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 9 0
2015–16[34] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 37 3 4 0 3 0 1 0 45 3
Kettering Town (loan) 2010–11[35] Conference Premier 8 1 8 1
Gillingham (loan) 2012–13[36] League Two 13 1 1 0 1[a] 0 15 1
Barnet (loan) 2012–13[37] League Two 9 0 9 0
Stevenage (loan) 2013–14[38] League One 2 0 2 0
Plymouth Argyle (loan) 2014–15[39] League Two 4 0 4 0
Burton Albion 2015–16[40] League One 18 0 1 0 1[a] 0 20 0
2016–17[41] Championship 22 0 1 0 1 0 24 0
Total 40 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 44 0
Career total 113 5 6 0 5 0 3 0 127 5
  1. ^ a b c Appearance in Football League Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Retained List 2015-16" (PDF). English Football League. Retrieved 14 March 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Tom Flanagan". 11v11. Retrieved 14 March 2017. 
  3. ^ Talking point: why Tom Flanagan's Burton Albion exit was such a surprise‚ burtonmail.co.uk, 29 June 2017
  4. ^ "Watford U18 1 MK Dons U18 2". Watford F.C. 27 January 2010. Retrieved 14 February 2010. 
  5. ^ "Stockport V MK Dons team news". Milton Keynes Dons F.C. 11 February 2010. Retrieved 14 February 2010. 
  6. ^ "Carlisle 5 – 0 MK Dons". BBC Sport. 13 February 2010. Retrieved 14 February 2010. 
  7. ^ "Tom Flanagan signs MK Dons pro terms". BBC Sport. 6 August 2010. Retrieved 15 March 2013. 
  8. ^ "Kettering sign MK Dons' Tom Flanagan & Charlie Collins". BBC Sport. 3 January 2011. Retrieved 15 March 2013. 
  9. ^ "Tom Flanagan and Luke O'Neill seal Kettering loan deals". BBC Sport. 1 February 2011. Retrieved 15 March 2013. 
  10. ^ "Peterborough United pair make Kettering Town switch". BBC Sport. 15 February 2011. Retrieved 15 March 2013. 
  11. ^ "Dons bring back Flanagan". Sky Sports. 15 February 2011. Retrieved 26 August 2012. 
  12. ^ "Dons duo earn new deals". Sky Sports. 17 June 2011. Retrieved 26 August 2012. 
  13. ^ "Tom signs new deal". Milton Keynes Dons FC. 24 March 2014. 
  14. ^ "Gillingham sign MK Dons defender Tom Flanagan on loan until January". Kent Online. 30 July 2012. Retrieved 26 August 2012. 
  15. ^ "Tom Flanagan glad for Gillingham loan switch". BBC Sport. 20 August 2012. Retrieved 15 March 2013. 
  16. ^ "Gillingham 4–1 Burton Albion". BBC Sport. 18 October 2012. Retrieved 15 March 2013. 
  17. ^ "Regular games helping Gillingham loanee Tom Flanagan". BBC Sport. 19 October 2012. Retrieved 15 March 2013. 
  18. ^ "Gillingham boss Martin Allen confident of adding to his squad as on-loan defender Tom Flanagan breaks his foot". Kent Online. 19 November 2012. Retrieved 15 March 2013. 
  19. ^ U21 call up
  20. ^ Flanagan joins on loan
  21. ^ Accrington 3 – 2 Barnet
  22. ^ "LOAN: TOM FLANAGAN JOINS FROM MK DONS". Stevenage FC. 26 March 2014. 
  23. ^ "Dons recall Flanagan". Milton Keynes Dons. 25 April 2014. 
  24. ^ "Tom Flanagan: Burton Albion sign MK Dons defender". BBC Sport. 25 August 2015. 
  25. ^ "Tom's international call-up". www.mkdons.com. 7 November 2012. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
  26. ^ "World Cup 2018: Tom Flanagan and Michael Duffy handed first NI call-ups". BBC Sport. 24 August 2016. Retrieved 24 August 2016. 
  27. ^ http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/40054832
  28. ^ "MK Dons 2009/2010 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 20 March 2012. 
  29. ^ "MK Dons 2010/2011 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 20 March 2012. 
  30. ^ "MK Dons 2011/2012 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 20 March 2012. 
  31. ^ "MK Dons 2012/2013 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 20 March 2012. 
  32. ^ "MK Dons 2013/2014 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 20 March 2012. 
  33. ^ "MK Dons 2014/2015 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 20 March 2012. 
  34. ^ "MK Dons 2015/2016 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 20 March 2012. 
  35. ^ "Kettering 2010/2011 player appearances". Football Mad. Retrieved 20 March 2012. 
  36. ^ "Gillingham 2012/2013 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 20 March 2012. 
  37. ^ "Barnet 2012/2013 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 20 March 2012. 
  38. ^ "Stevenage 2013/2014 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 20 March 2012. 
  39. ^ "Plymouth Argyle 2014/2015 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 20 March 2012. 
  40. ^ "Games played by Tom Flanagan in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 March 2017. 
  41. ^ "Games played by Tom Flanagan in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 March 2017. 

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