Tom Hateley

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Tom Hateley
Personal information
Full name Thomas Nathan Hateley
Date of birth (1989-09-12) 12 September 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth Monte Carlo, Monaco
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Playing position Right back / Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Dundee
Number 7
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2009 Reading 0 (0)
2008–2009 Basingstoke Town (loan) 10 (0)
2009–2013 Motherwell 148 (10)
2013–2014 Tranmere Rovers 8 (0)
2014–2016 Śląsk Wrocław 71 (1)
2016– Dundee 22 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:15, 31 March 2017 (UTC).

Thomas Nathan "Tom" Hateley (born 12 September 1989) is an English professional footballer who plays for Scottish Premiership club Dundee. He can play as a central midfielder or right back.

Background[edit]

His father Mark played for many clubs including Coventry City, Portsmouth, A.C. Milan, Rangers and AS Monaco. Tom was born in Monaco.

His late grandfather, Tony, was also an English striker who played for many clubs including Notts County, Chelsea, Aston Villa, Birmingham City and Liverpool.

His father revealed in his Daily Record columns that he used to take Tom to Rangers dressing room before matches and used to warm up with goalkeeper Andy Goram when he was five years old.[1] While growing up, Tom was a Rangers fan.[2]

Career[edit]

Reading[edit]

Hateley began his career at Reading, helping the reserve team to the national league title in the 2006–07 season. He was also the captain of the under-18 side during his time with the Royals. In the aftermath of the departure of Steve Coppell, he was one of several youngsters to be released by Reading in the summer of 2009.[3] After being released by Reading, and after time at Basingstoke, Hateley had an extremely successful 4 years at Motherwell.[4]

Loan to Basingstoke Town[edit]

In late 2008, he joined Basingstoke Town on loan until the end of the season and featured in a FA Cup match against Bury Town. He made fifteen appearances in all for the Hampshire club. During that season, he also had a trial at Hamilton Academical.[5] and he almost signed on loan, but Manager Billy Reid decided bringing him in due to a short spell of ill health at the time of trial.[6]

Motherwell[edit]

After being released by Reading, Hateley featured in a pre-season friendly for Basingstoke against Carshalton Athletic. He went on trial at Aldershot Town before being offered a trial with Scottish Premier League club Motherwell. Manager Jim Gannon offered the youngster a twelve-month deal with the option of a further year. He joined Motherwell on 13 August 2009, on a one-year contract.[7] Set to start on the bench against St Johnstone, Hateley made his league debut unexpectedly as a late replacement for Paul Slane in a 2–2 draw.[8] Hateley became an integral part of the Motherwell midfield during the 2009–10 season, offering additional defensive cover when required. He scored his first Motherwell goal with a free-kick against his father's former club Rangers in February 2010.[9] After the match, Hateley said scoring against Rangers was the best goal of his career and that his dad even congratulated him.[2] At the end of the season, he signed a new three-year contract, running until 2013.[10]

In the 2010–11 season, Hateley made his European debut, in the first round; first leg of the Europa League campaign, in a 1–0 win over Breiðablik.[11] Then in the second leg, Hateley provided an assist for Jamie Murphy to send the club through to the next round. In the first leg of the Play-off round, Hateley scored his first European goal, in a 2–1 loss against Danish side OB.[12] After scoring his first European goal, Hateley described it as a "perfect moment".[13] But in the second leg, Motherwell would be eliminated after losing 1–0. Later in the season, Hateley would score twice in the league, against St Mirren and Hearts. Hateley was also in the starting up for the Scottish Cup final against Celtic, but Motherwell lost 3–0. After the match, he said the match had left him lost for words.[14] At the conclusion of the 2010–11 season, Hateley had scored three goals in fifty-three appearances.

In the 2011–12 season, Hateley scored four goals in all competitions in forty-three appearances. In the 2012–13 season, Hateley made his Champions League debut, in a 3–0 loss against Greek side Panathinaikos. Hateley played in both-legs for the Champions League match. With his contract running out, Hateley said that he would consider staying at the club, saying that the prospect of the club qualifying for European football again could be a factor.[15] Eventually, Motherwell qualified for the Europa League; however, Hateley was soon linked with a move to English side Doncaster Rovers.[16] His contract talks with Motherwell soon broke down as he continued to be linked with many European clubs.[17]

On 27 June 2013, Hateley left Motherwell after informing manager Stuart McCall that he would not return for pre-season training. This would end his four-year association with the club.[18] In the summer transfer window, Hateley was linked a move back to Motherwell, something that was denied by McCall.[19]

Tranmere Rovers[edit]

On 21 September 2013, Hateley moved to England by joining League One Tranmere Rovers on a 4-month contract.[20]

He made his debut on the same day for the club in a 2–0 loss away at Notts County, he played the full 90 minutes whilst picking up a yellow card in the process.[21] Four days later, he made his next appearance in the third round of the League Cup against Stoke City and despite losing 2–0, Hateley, along with three defenders, "delivered solid displays in defence".[22] Hateley then played in central midfield, before a spell out of the team through injury.[23][24]

After four months, Hateley left the club at the end of his contract.[25]

Śląsk Wrocław[edit]

On 23 January 2014, Hateley left Tranmere Rovers to move abroad by joining Polish side Śląsk Wrocław on a two-and-a-half-year contract despite interest from Partick Thistle.[26] Hateley had previously gone on trial with the club, which went successfully.[27] Upon the move, he revealed his former Motherwell team-mate Henrik Ojamaa had recommended he should move to Poland.[28]

Hateley made his Ekstraklasa debut on 16 February 2014, in an away match against Lech Poznań.[29]

Dundee[edit]

Hateley signed a two-year contract with Dundee on 5 September 2016.[30] Before joining the club, he had also spoken to Partick Thistle[31] and Hibernian.[32]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 31 March 2017.[33]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other[34] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Reading 2006–07 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007–08 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Basingstoke Town (loan) 2008–09[35] Conference South 10 0 1 0 4 0 15 0
Motherwell 2009–10[36] Scottish Premier League 38 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 41 3
2010–11[37] 38 2 6 0 3 0 6 1 53 3
2011–12[38] 38 2 3 1 2 1 43 4
2012–13[39] 34 3 2 0 1 0 3 0 40 3
Total 148 10 12 1 8 1 9 1 0 0 177 13
Tranmere Rovers 2013–14[40] League One 8 0 1 0 1 0 10 0
Śląsk Wrocław 2013–14[40] Ekstraklasa 12 0 0 0 12 0
2014–15[41] 30 0 4 0 34 0
2015–16[42] 29 1 2 0 4 0 35 1
Total 71 1 6 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 81 1
Dundee 2016–17[43] Scottish Premiership 22 0 1 0 0 0 23 0
Career total 259 11 21 1 9 1 13 1 4 0 306 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Hateley heritage". Daily Record. 10 July 2008. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Goal against Rangers was best of my career.. even dad congratulated me, says Motherwell's Tom Hateley". Daily Record. 12 February 2010. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Reading axe Murty and Hahnemann". BBC Sport. 15 May 2009. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "I". Daily Record. 9 May 2010. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Stoke line up £4m bid for Kits". Reading Post. 11 July 2008. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Mark Hateley's son Tom misses out on Hamilton Academicals loan deal". Daily Record. 20 August 2008. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "Well deal-in midfielder Hateley" BBC Sport. 13 August 2009.
  8. ^ "St Johnstone 2–2 Motherwell". BBC Sport. 15 August 2009. 
  9. ^ "Motherwell 1–1 Rangers". BBC Sport. 10 February 2010. 
  10. ^ "Tom Hateley signs new three-year Motherwell contract". BBC Sport. 9 June 2010. 
  11. ^ "Motherwell 1 – 0 Breidablik". BBC Sport. 15 July 2010. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  12. ^ "Odense BK 2–1 Motherwell". BBC Sport. 19 August 2010. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  13. ^ "Hateley: My goal has given Motherwell a slight advantage over Odense". Daily Record. 20 August 2010. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  14. ^ "Scottish Cup Final: Late sucker pucnhes leave Motherwell ace Hateley sick". Daily Record. 23 May 2011. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  15. ^ "My ticket to Europe". The Scottish Sun. 27 March 2013. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  16. ^ "Poles fight for Henrik". The Scottish Sun. 6 June 2013. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  17. ^ "Mark Hateley has warned Motherwell his son Tom is wanted by English clubs as club stall on new deal for out-of-contract star". Daily Record. 16 June 2012. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  18. ^ "Michael Higdon & Tom Hateley leave Motherwell". BBC Sport. 27 June 2013. 
  19. ^ "Transfer deadline: Stuart McCall shocked at date difference". BBC Sport. 30 August 2013. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  20. ^ "Hateley Signs For Rovers". Tranmere Rovers Official Webpage. 21 September 2013. 
  21. ^ "Notts County 2 – 0 Tranmere Rovers". BBC Sport. 21 September 2013. 
  22. ^ "Tranmere boss Ronnie Moore satisfied with improved display despite defeat to Stoke". Liverpool Echo. 26 September 2013. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  23. ^ "Tom Hateley more than happy to take centre stage for Tranmere Rovers". Liverpool Echo. 10 October 2013. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  24. ^ "Moore facing injury crisis". Liverpool Echo. 30 December 2013. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  25. ^ "League One – Hateley departs Prenton Park". Yahoo! Eurosport. 20 January 2014. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  26. ^ "Hateley happy to sign for Polish side". Herald Scotland. 29 January 2014. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  27. ^ "Transfer News: Tom Hateley set to swap Tranmere for Polish side Slask Wroclaw". Sky Sports. 22 January 2014. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  28. ^ "Hateley looks to get back on track with Poland trip". Evening Times. 9 January 2014. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  29. ^ "Tom Hateley: Sezon 2013/14". 90minut.pl. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  30. ^ "Dundee sign Tom Hateley on a two-year contract". Sky Sports. 5 September 2016. Retrieved 5 September 2016. 
  31. ^ Ruthven, Graham (25 August 2016). "Archibald: I've done all I can to 'sell' Partick Thistle to Hateley". STV Sport. Retrieved 5 September 2016. 
  32. ^ "Neil Lennon confirms Tom Hateley Hibs talks". The Scottish Sun. Retrieved 5 September 2016. 
  33. ^ "T.Hateley". soccerway.com. Soccerway. Retrieved 6 April 2016. 
  34. ^ Includes matches in the FA Trophy and Hampshire Senior Cup.
  35. ^ "Tom Hateley". basingstoketown.net. Basingstoke Town F.C. Retrieved 6 April 2016. 
  36. ^ "Games played by Tom Hateley in 2009/2010". soccerbase.com. Soccerbase. Retrieved 6 April 2016. 
  37. ^ "Games played by Tom Hateley in 2010/2011". soccerbase.com. Soccerbase. Retrieved 6 April 2016. 
  38. ^ "Games played by Tom Hateley in 2011/2012". soccerbase.com. Soccerbase. Retrieved 6 April 2016. 
  39. ^ "Games played by Tom Hateley in 2012/2013". soccerbase.com. Soccerbase. Retrieved 6 April 2016. 
  40. ^ a b "Games played by Tom Hateley in 2013/2014". soccerbase.com. Soccerbase. Retrieved 6 April 2016. 
  41. ^ "Games played by Tom Hateley in 2014/2015". soccerbase.com. Soccerbase. Retrieved 6 April 2016. 
  42. ^ "Games played by Tom Hateley in 2015/2016". soccerbase.com. Soccerbase. Retrieved 6 April 2016. 
  43. ^ "Games played by Tom Hateley in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 5 September 2016. 

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