Gareth Richard Sheldon (born 31 January 1980) is a professional footballer, who plays for Midland Football Combination Division Two side Polesworth, where he plays as a striker.

Gareth Sheldon
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Personal information
Full name Gareth Richard Sheldon
Date of birth (1980-01-31) 31 January 1980 (age 40)
Place of birth Birmingham, England
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2002 Scunthorpe United 89 (8)
2002–2005 Exeter City 80 (13)
2005–2006 Kidderminster Harriers 34 (2)
2006–2007 Hereford United 8 (1)
2007 Halesowen Town 7 (0)
2007–2009 Tamworth 41 (10)
2009 King's Lynn 7 (6)
2009–2010 Atherstone Town 0 (0)
2010–2011 Bolehall Swifts 17 (4)
2011–2012 Bardon Hill
2012–2013 Bolehall Swifts 10 (2)
2013– Polesworth
National team
2004 England C 6 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:00, 28 April 2013 (UTC)

Playing careerEdit

Exeter CityEdit

On 22 May 2002, Sheldon signed a two-year deal with Third Division side Exeter City.[1]

Kidderminster HarriersEdit

Sheldon's career at Exeter had alerted the attentions of Kidderminster Harriers manager Stuart Watkiss following the club's relegation to the Conference, and on 13 July 2005 they moved to sign him on a free transfer.[2] The move failed to bring out the best in Sheldon, and following a disappointing season and the dismissal of Watkiss, he was released from his contract on 23 June 2006,[3] having made 34 appearances and scored two goals.

Hereford UnitedEdit

He was picked up on the free transfer the same day by newly promoted League Two side Hereford United. However, Sheldon was unable to secure a regular first-team place. He made eight league appearances for the club, scoring once against Mansfield Town,[4] and his contract was terminated by mutual consent on 27 February 2007.[5]


On 16 May 2007, Sheldon signed for Tamworth of the Conference North division for the 2007–08 season. Playing in an advanced left-sided midfield position, he won player-of-the-year honours in an under-achieving side. Towards the end of the season, he was played in a central attacking position and his success here was carried over into Tamworth's encouraging start to the 2008–09 season.[6]

Bolehall SwiftsEdit

Following his recovery from his long-term injury, Sheldon joined former Adders manager Daren Fulford at his new club Bolehall Swifts.[7]


  1. ^ "Exeter sign winger". BBC News. 22 May 2002.
  2. ^ "Harriers to sign Exeter's Sheldon". BBC News. 13 July 2005.
  3. ^ "Seven let go in Harriers clearout". BBC News. 2 May 2006.
  4. ^ "Hereford 1–3 Mansfield". BBC News. 13 January 2007.
  5. ^ "Midfielder Sheldon leaves Bulls". BBC News. 27 February 2007.
  6. ^ "Tamworth sign up veteran Taggart". BBC News. 16 May 2007.
  7. ^ "Swifts make big statement of intent by signing star striker". 15 July 2010. Archived from the original on 5 May 2013. Retrieved 15 July 2010.

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