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Michael Bernard Raynes (born 15 October 1987) is an English professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Hartlepool United.

Michael Raynes
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Raynes playing for Oxford United in 2013
Personal information
Full name Michael Bernard Raynes[1]
Date of birth (1987-10-15) 15 October 1987 (age 32)[1]
Place of birth Wythenshawe, England
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)[1]
Playing position Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Hartlepool United
Number 4
Youth career
0000–2004 Stockport County
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2010 Stockport County 153 (6)
2010–2011 Scunthorpe United 34 (0)
2011–2012 Rotherham United 33 (0)
2012–2015 Oxford United 69 (1)
2015 Mansfield Town 10 (0)
2015–2017 Carlisle United 71 (5)
2017–2019 Crewe Alexandra 34 (2)
2019Hartlepool United (loan) 3 (0)
2019– Hartlepool United 23 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:59, 1 December 2019 (UTC)

CareerEdit

Born in Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester, Raynes began his career as a trainee at Stockport County.[1] He made his debut in a 2–1 FA Cup 2nd round replay defeat at Swansea City in December 2004, two months after his 17th birthday, and became a regular in the first team during the second half of the 2004–05 season.[2] By the end of the 2007–08 season, he had made over 90 league and cup appearances for Stockport.[3] He signed a new contract in January 2008, keeping him at Stockport until 2010.[4]

He signed a ​2 12-year contract with Scunthorpe United on 1 February 2010, for an undisclosed fee.[5]

He joined Rotherham United but was transfer-listed by the club in May 2012,[6] and left by mutual consent later in the same month.[7]

He signed a contract with Oxford United on 11 July 2012.[8]

At the end of 2014/2015 season Raynes was released by Mansfield Town after only making a handful of appearances for the club since joining in January 2015.[9] However, he was not a free agent for long as on 20 May 2015 Raynes was signed by Carlisle United F.C by manager Keith Curle on a one-year contract.[10] Raynes smashed home a brace in a 3–2 home victory against League Two strugglers Yeovil Town in October.

In May 2017, he signed a two-year contract with Crewe Alexandra, after turning down a new offer at Brunton Park.[11] Playing against Carlisle on 23 September 2017, Raynes gave away a penalty and scored an own goal as his former team won 5-0.[12] On 17 October 2017, he scored his first goal for Crewe, at Gresty Road against Notts County,[13] but was sent off in his next game, a defeat by Accrington Stanley.[14]

In January 2019, after just six first-team appearances in his second season for Crewe, he was signed on loan by Hartlepool United until the end of the season.[15] Raynes made just three appearances after Hartlepool after succumbing to injury following a 1-1 draw with Leyton Orient on 9 February 2019. At the end of the 2018-19 season, Raynes was released by Crewe,[16] and having done enough to impress in his brief loan spell, signed for Hartlepool on a permanent basis on 23 May 2019.[17]

Personal lifeEdit

He graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in July 2016 with a bachelor's degree in Sports Science.[18]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 1 December 2019
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stockport County 2004–05[19] League One 19 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 20 0
2005–06[20] League Two 25 1 3 0 0 0 1[a] 0 29 1
2006–07[21] 9 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 10 0
2007–08[22] 28 0 2 0 0 0 3[a] 0 33 0
2008–09[23] League One 35 5 3 0 0 0 1[a] 0 39 5
2009–10[24] 25 1 1 0 1 0 1[a] 0 28 1
Stockport total 141 7 10 0 2 0 6 0 159 7
Scunthorpe United 2009–10[24] Championship 12 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
2010–11[25] 22 0 1 0 2 0 25 0
Scunthorpe total 34 0 1 0 2 0 37 0
Rotherham United 2011–12[26] League Two 33 0 1 0 1 0 1[a] 0 36 0
Oxford United 2012–13[27] League Two 38 1 3 1 2 0 3[a] 0 46 2
2013–14[28] 27 0 3 0 0 0 1[a] 0 31 0
2014–15[29] 14 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 15 0
Oxford total 79 1 6 1 2 0 5 0 92 2
Carlisle United 2015–16[30] League Two 40 3 5 0 3 0 1[a] 0 49 3
2016–17[31] 41 2 2 0 2 0 3[b] 0 48 3
Carlisle total 81 5 7 0 5 0 4 0 97 6
Crewe Alexandra 2017–18[32] League Two 29 2 2 0 1 0 2 0 34 2
2018–19[33] 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 0
Crewe total 34 2 2 0 1 0 3 0 40 2
Hartlepool United 2018–19[33] National League 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2019–20[34] National League 23 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 26 0
Hartlepool total 26 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 29 0
Career total 428 15 30 1 13 0 19 0 490 17
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Appearances in the Football League Trophy
  2. ^ One appearance in the Football League Trophy and two in the League Two play-offs

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing. p. 347. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0.
  2. ^ Warren, Dan (1 August 2005). "Ones to watch – League Two". BBC Sport. Retrieved 10 June 2008.
  3. ^ "Michael Raynes". Soccerbase. Racing Post. Retrieved 10 June 2008.
  4. ^ "Hatters hand new deal to Raynes". Sky Sports. 10 January 2008. Retrieved 10 June 2008.
  5. ^ "Iron sign Stockport defender". Scunthorpe United F.C. 1 February 2010. Archived from the original on 5 February 2010. Retrieved 1 February 2010.
  6. ^ "Evans announces retained list". Rotherham United FC. 7 May 2012. Archived from the original on 9 May 2012. Retrieved 7 May 2012.
  7. ^ "Rotherham defender Michael Raynes leaves by mutual consent". BBC Sport. Retrieved 24 May 2012.
  8. ^ "Oxford United sign Michael Raynes on a free transfer". BBC Sport. 11 July 2012. Retrieved 11 July 2012.
  9. ^ http://www.mansfieldtown.net/news/article/retained-list-confirmed-2442492.aspx
  10. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/32803604
  11. ^ "Michael Raynes: Crewe Alexandra sign Carlisle United defender". BBC Sport. BBC. 26 May 2017. Retrieved 26 May 2017.
  12. ^ "Crewe Alexandra 0-5 Carlisle United". BBC Sport. BBC. 23 September 2017. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  13. ^ "Crewe Alexandra 2-0 Notts County". BBC Sport. BBC. 17 October 2017. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  14. ^ "Crewe Alexandra 0-2 Accrington Stanley". BBC Sport. BBC. 21 October 2017. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  15. ^ Kennedy, Liam (18 January 2019). "Hartlepool United transfer latest: Experienced defender set to sign for Pools". Hartlepool Mail. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  16. ^ Morse, Peter (7 May 2019). "Crewe Alex: Ben Garratt released and George Ray to exit as retained list announced". Cheshire Live. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
  17. ^ United, Hartlepool (23 May 2019). "Pools Complete Signing Of Michael Raynes". Hartlepool United FC. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  18. ^ https://www.thepfa.com/education/latestnews/article/2016/7/25/pfa-graduates-2016
  19. ^ "Games played by Michael Raynes in 2004/2005". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  20. ^ "Games played by Michael Raynes in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  21. ^ "Games played by Michael Raynes in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  22. ^ "Games played by Michael Raynes in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  23. ^ "Games played by Michael Raynes in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  24. ^ a b "Games played by Michael Raynes in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  25. ^ "Games played by Michael Raynes in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  26. ^ "Games played by Michael Raynes in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  27. ^ "Games played by Michael Raynes in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  28. ^ "Games played by Michael Raynes in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  29. ^ "Games played by Michael Raynes in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  30. ^ "Games played by Michael Raynes in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  31. ^ "Games played by Michael Raynes in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  32. ^ "Games played by Michael Raynes in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  33. ^ a b "Games played by Michael Raynes in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  34. ^ "Games played by Michael Raynes in 2019/2020". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 16 August 2019.

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