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Craig Moore (born 16 August 1994) is a Scottish footballer who plays as a forward for Ayr United. Moore has previously played for Motherwell and has had loan spells with Cowdenbeath and Ayr United.

Craig Moore
Personal information
Full name Craig Moore
Date of birth (1994-08-16) 16 August 1994 (age 25)[1]
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland[1]
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[1]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Ayr United
Number 9
Youth career
2003–2009 Heart of Midlothian
2009–2011 Motherwell
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2017 Motherwell 27 (1)
2013Cowdenbeath (loan) 12 (7)
2015–2016Ayr United (loan) 25 (14)
2016–2017Ayr United (loan) 13 (2)
2017– Ayr United 51 (23)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:16, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

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CareerEdit

Moore started his career with Motherwell, playing for their youth teams up to under-20 level. On 31 January 2013, he went on a one-month loan to Cowdenbeath of the First Division,[2] making his first-team debut as a substitute in a 1–1 home draw against Raith Rovers.[3] That loan was then extended to the end of the season on 6 March 2013.[4] On 25 March 2013, after five appearances and four goals on loan at Cowdenbeath, Moore signed a new contract with parent club Motherwell until Summer 2015.[5]

On 8 August 2013, Moore made his debut for Motherwell appearing as a substitute in a Europa League match against Kuban Krasnodar.[6] He made his league debut for Motherwell against Hearts as a substitute on 19 October 2013, scoring with his very first touch.[7] He suffered a cruciate ligament injury in his right knee during a match against Inverness Caledonian Thistle in May 2014.[8]</ref> On 2 June 2014, Moore signed a contract extension, keeping him at Fir Park until June 2016.[9]

On 30 July 2015, Moore joined Scottish League One side Ayr United on loan until 4 January 2016.[10] On 5 January 2016, his loan with Ayr was extended until the end of the season.[11] After a successful season with the Honest Men, it was confirmed in July 2016 that Moore would return on loan to Somerset Park for the 2016–17 season.[12]

After returning to Motherwell at the end of the season, Moore was released by the club in May 2017 following the end of his contract.[13] He subsequently returned to Somerset Park once again on 25 May 2017, signing a one-year contact with the side who he'd previously had two loan spells with.[14]

Career statisticsEdit

As of match played 11 May 2019 [15]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Motherwell 2012–13[16] Scottish Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013–14[17] Scottish Premiership 18 1 0 0 1 0 1[a] 0 20 1
2014–15[18] 9 0 0 0 0 0 1[b] 0 10 0
2015–16[19] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016–17[20] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 27 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 30 1
Cowdenbeath (loan) 2012–13[16] Scottish First Division 12 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 7
Ayr United (loan) 2015–16[19] Scottish League One 25 14 0 0 1 0 4[c] 0 30 14
2016–17[20] Scottish Championship 13 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 17 3
Ayr United 2017–18[21] Scottish League One 31 19 3 3 5 3 2[d] 2 41 28
2018–19[22] Scottish Championship 20 4 1 0 4 0 1[d] 0 26 4
Total 51 23 4 3 9 3 4 2 68 31
Career total 128 47 7 4 12 3 9 2 156 56
  1. ^ Appearance in the Europa League
  2. ^ Appearance in the Premiership play-offs
  3. ^ One appearance in the Scottish Challenge Cup and three in the Championship play-offs
  4. ^ a b Appearances in the Scottish Challenge Cup

HonoursEdit

SFL Young Player of the Month: March 2013[23]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Craig Moore profile". Official Motherwell FC Site. Retrieved 21 February 2014.
  2. ^ "New Loan Deals – Craig Moore". cowdenbeathfc.com. Cowdenbeath FC. 31 January 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Cowdenbeath 1–1 Raith Rovers". BBC Sport. BBC. 23 February 2013. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  4. ^ "Watt joins Rovers on loan". motherwellfc.co.uk. Motherwell FC. 6 March 2013. Archived from the original on 3 January 2014. Retrieved 6 March 2013.
  5. ^ "Moore signs extended deal". motherwellfc.co.uk. Motherwell FC. 25 March 2013. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
  6. ^ McCarthy, David (9 August 2013). "Kuban Krasnodar 1 Motherwell 0 (3-0 on agg): Well bow out of Europe after McManus OG howler". Daily Record. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  7. ^ "Motherwell 2-1 Hearts". BBC Sport. BBC. 19 October 2013. Retrieved 19 October 2013.
  8. ^ "Motherwell forward Craig Moore faces lengthy lay-off". BBC Sport. 8 May 2014.
  9. ^ "Moore signs contract extension". Motherwell FC. 2 June 2014. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  10. ^ "Craig Moore joins Ayr Utd on loan". Motherwell FC. 30 July 2015. Retrieved 30 July 2015.
  11. ^ "Moore extends Ayr Utd stay". Motherwell FC. 5 January 2016. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
  12. ^ "Craig Moore returns". Ayr United FC. 19 July 2016. Retrieved 19 July 2016.
  13. ^ "Squad Update: May 2017". Motherwell FC. 22 May 2017. Retrieved 22 May 2017.
  14. ^ "Moorey signs for 2017/18". Ayr United FC. 25 May 2017. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  15. ^ Craig Moore at Soccerway. Retrieved 19 July 2016.
  16. ^ a b "Games played by Craig Moore in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
  17. ^ "Games played by Craig Moore in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
  18. ^ "Games played by Craig Moore in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
  19. ^ a b "Games played by Craig Moore in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
  20. ^ a b "Games played by Craig Moore in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
  21. ^ "Games played by Craig Moore in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
  22. ^ "Games played by Craig Moore in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  23. ^ "Moore celebrates 'Phenomenal' month..." motherwellfc.co.uk. Motherwell F.C. 15 April 2013. Retrieved 19 August 2013.

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