Vadaine Oliver

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Vadaine Oliver
Vadaine Oliver 15-08-2015 1.jpg
Oliver playing for York City in 2015
Personal information
Full name Vadaine Aston James Oliver[1]
Date of birth (1991-10-21) 21 October 1991 (age 25)[1]
Place of birth Sheffield, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[2]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
York City
Youth career
0000–2010 Sheffield Wednesday
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 Sheffield Wednesday 0 (0)
2012–2013 Lincoln City 37 (11)
2013–2015 Crewe Alexandra 34 (3)
2014–2015 Mansfield Town (loan) 30 (7)
2015– York City 37 (7)
2016–2017 Notts County (loan) 19 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:57, 1 January 2017 (UTC).


Vadaine Aston James Oliver (born 21 October 1991) is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for National League club York City.

Career[edit]

Born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, Oliver began his career with Sheffield Wednesday's youth system, and signed a professional contract in 2010.[3] He was released by the club in May 2012,[4] before joining Conference Premier club Lincoln City on 4 August 2012 on a one-year contract.[3] He scored 13 goals for Lincoln in 2012–13, 11 of which came in the league.[5]

He attracted interest from Football League clubs and signed for League One club Crewe Alexandra on 10 June 2013 on a two-year contract for an undisclosed fee.[6] He made his debut as an 89th-minute substitute in a 3–3 draw with Rotherham United on 3 August 2013.[7] Oliver scored his first Crewe goal after sliding in from a Brad Inman in the 15th minute of a 2–2 draw at home to Peterborough United on 7 September 2013.[8]

Oliver signed for League Two club York City on 20 May 2015 on a three-year contract.[9][10] He made his debut when starting York's 3–0 away defeat by Wycombe Wanderers on 8 August 2015, the opening match of 2015–16.[11] His first goal for the club came in the 59th minute of a 3–0 away win over Newport County on 5 September 2015,[11] with a close-range shot after James Berrett's shot was saved.[12] Early in the season, Oliver showed a desire to flick on aerial balls, but once that desire seemingly disappeared he "cut a lethargic figure up front", according to Dave Flett of The Press.[13] He finished the season as York's top scorer with 10 goals from 42 appearances,[14] although he only scored once in his last 19 appearances.[11] Following York's relegation into the National League after finishing 24th in League Two,[15] Oliver was transfer-listed by the club.[16]

On 2 August 2016, Oliver joined League Two club Notts County on loan until 7 January 2017.[17] He debuted four days later as a 56th-minute substitute for Jon Stead in a 2–0 defeat away to Yeovil Town.[18] He scored his first goal for the club in a 2–1 loss against Morecambe on 11 October 2016.[19]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 31 December 2016
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
Lincoln City 2012–13[5] Conference Premier 37 11 5 2 1[a] 0 43 13
Crewe Alexandra 2013–14[7] League One 25 2 2 0 1 0 2[b] 0 30 2
2014–15[20] League One 9 1 2 0 1[b] 0 12 1
Total 34 3 2 0 3 0 3 0 42 3
Mansfield Town (loan) 2014–15[20] League Two 30 7 2 0 32 7
York City 2015–16[11] League Two 37 7 1 1 2 0 2[b] 2 42 10
Notts County (loan) 2016–17[18] League Two 19 1 3 0 1 0 2[c] 0 25 1
Career total 157 29 13 3 6 0 8 2 184 34
  1. ^ Appearance in FA Trophy
  2. ^ a b c Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy
  3. ^ Appearances in EFL Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Vadaine Oliver". The Lincoln City FC Archive. Lincoln City F.C. Retrieved 20 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "Vadaine Oliver". ESPN FC. Retrieved 20 May 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Banks, Barnaby (4 August 2012). "Lincoln City sign striker Vadaine Oliver". Lincolnshire Echo. Lincoln. Retrieved 27 December 2016. 
  4. ^ "Sheffield Wednesday release six players". BBC Sport. 15 May 2012. Retrieved 2 August 2016. 
  5. ^ a b "V. Oliver". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 8 April 2016. 
  6. ^ "Crewe Alexandra sign Vadaine Oliver from Lincoln City". BBC Sport. 10 June 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2016. 
  7. ^ a b "Games played by Vadaine Oliver in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 7 January 2015. 
  8. ^ "Crewe 2–2 Peterborough". BBC Sport. 7 September 2013. Retrieved 2 August 2016. 
  9. ^ "City boss Russ Wilcox delighted to finally net Crewe striker Vadaine Oliver". The Press. York. 20 May 2015. Retrieved 20 May 2015. 
  10. ^ Flett, Dave (18 May 2016). "Transfer-listed York City striker Vadaine Oliver wants to stay in Football League". The Press. York. Retrieved 2 August 2016. 
  11. ^ a b c d "Games played by Vadaine Oliver in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2 August 2016. 
  12. ^ Flett, Dave (5 September 2015). "York City thump Newport 3–0 for first away win of the season". The Press. York. Retrieved 2 August 2016. 
  13. ^ Flett, Dave (13 May 2016). "York City review of 2015/16: The unfunny tale of an Englishman, Irishman and a Scotsman". The Press. York. Retrieved 2 August 2016. 
  14. ^ "Squad stats: 2015/16". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2 August 2016. 
  15. ^ "York City 2015–2016: Table: Final table". Statto Organisation. Retrieved 2 August 2016. 
  16. ^ Flett, Dave (10 May 2016). "Updated with Penn quotes: Dave Winfield, Russell Penn, Luke Summerfield and Michael Ingham offered new contracts at York City". The Press. York. Retrieved 2 August 2016. 
  17. ^ Appleyard, Ian (2 August 2016). "York City striker Vadaine Oliver moves on loan to Notts County". The Press. York. Retrieved 2 August 2016. 
  18. ^ a b "Games played by Vadaine Oliver in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 8 January 2017. 
  19. ^ "Notts County 1–2 Morecambe". BBC Sport. 11 October 2016. Retrieved 18 October 2016. 
  20. ^ a b "Games played by Vadaine Oliver in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 27 January 2015. 

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