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Middlesbrough F.C. Reserves and Academy

Middlesbrough F.C. Reserves and Academy are the under-23 and under-18 teams of Middlesbrough F.C.

Middlesbrough F.C. Under-23s
Full nameMiddlesbrough Football Club Under-23s
Nickname(s)The Boro, Smoggies
Short nameMFC, Boro
Founded1876; 143 years ago (1876)
GroundRockliffe Park, Hurworth
OwnerSteve Gibson
ChairmanSteve Gibson
ManagerCraig Liddle
LeaguePremier League 2, Division 2
2018–194th
WebsiteClub website

Most home fixtures are played at Rockliffe Park, near Hurworth, though some are played at Victoria Park, Hartlepool.[1]

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ReservesEdit

Middlesbrough Reserves (also referred to as the Under-23 Development Squad) play in Division 2 of the Premier League 2, being part of the founding members of the Premier League 2 since 2012. They also contest the EFL Trophy, owing to Middlesbrough's academy holding Category 1 status.[2]

Current squadEdit

As of 7 August 2019[3]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
25   DF Nathan Wood
29   DF Djed Spence
31   DF Patrick Reading
32   MF Stephen Wearne
33   DF Hayden Coulson
34   MF Connor Malley
36   FW Stephen Walker
37   MF Ben Liddle
40   GK Zachary Hemming
41   FW Rumarn Burrell
42   GK Aynsley Pears
No. Position Player
  GK Solomon Brynn
  GK Joe Fryer
  DF Nathan Dale
  DF Luke Drummond
  DF Nicholas Hood
  DF Jack Robinson
  MF Daniel Dodds
  MF Sam Folarin
  MF Isaiah Jones
  MF Layton Watts

Out on loanEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
28   DF Sam Stubbs (on loan at Hamilton Academical until 30 June 2020)[4]
35   FW Tyrone O’Neill (on loan at Darlington until 19 January 2020)[5]
38   GK Bradley James (on loan at Gateshead until 31 December 2019)[6]
  DF Enes Mahmutovic (on loan at MVV Maastricht until 30 June 2020)[7]
  FW Mitchell Curry (on loan at Inverness Caledonian Thistle until 30 June 2020)[8]

AcademyEdit

Middlesbrough F.C. Under-18s
Full nameMiddlesbrough Football Club Under-18s
Nickname(s)The Boro, Smoggies
Short nameMFC, Boro
Founded1876; 143 years ago (1876)
GroundRockliffe Park, Hurworth
OwnerSteve Gibson
ChairmanSteve Gibson
ManagerCraig Liddle
LeagueU18 Premier League North
2018–195th
WebsiteClub website
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Middlesbrough Academy is the name for Middlesbrough's youth system. They field teams in the U21 Premier League and U18 Premier League.

The longest serving academy manager was Dave Parnaby, who was appointed in 1998 and retired in 2017. During this time, the academy produced many notable players such as former first team captains Ben Gibson and Jonathan Woodgate; Australia internationals Brad Jones, Luke Wilkshire and Rhys Williams; Scotland internationals James Morrison, Graeme Murty and Robbie Stockdale; England internationals Stewart Downing and Adam Johnson; as well as Northern Ireland international Chris Brunt.[9]

He also led the Academy side to the 2003 FA Youth Cup final against Manchester United where they finished runners up,[10] before getting to the final again the next season and emerging victorious over Aston Villa in 2004.[11]

Current squadEdit

As of 1 August 2019[12]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
  GK Harry Flatters
  GK Max Metcalfe
  GK Oliver Swann
  DF Harold Essien
  DF Jack Hannah
  DF Andrew Nelson
  DF Terry Stephenson
  DF Andrew Wilson
  MF Sam Collins
  MF Isiah Cornet
  MF Isaac Fletcher
No. Position Player
  MF Joseph Gibson
  MF Harry Green
  MF Hayden Hackney
  MF Lucas Reed
  MF Cain Sykes
  MF George Waites
  MF Pharrell Willis
  FW Alberto Balde Almanzar
  FW Joshua Coburn
  FW Joseph Ridley

StaffEdit

The Middlesbrough football club academy staff are as follows:

Senior StaffEdit

Position Staff
Academy Manager Craig Liddle
Head Goalkeeping Coach Chris Pennock
Head Sports Scientist Peter Hood
Head Of Medical Adam Read
Head of Recruitment Ron Bone
Assistant Head of Recruitment Martin Carter
Head of Education and Welfare Barry Dawson

AdministrationEdit

Role Name
Head of Academy Operations Wendy Thomas
Academy Administrator Maria Bloom

MedicalEdit

Role Name
Head Of Medical Adam Read
Physiotherapist Stuart Irwin

Fitness and PerformanceEdit

Name Role
Head of Fitness and Sports Science Peter Hood
Sport Scientist Alex Pots
Performance Analyst Jamie Bettson

ScoutingEdit

Name Role
Head of Recruitment Ron Bone
Assistant Head of Recruitment Martin Carter
Scout, Academy Recruitment Michael Barkley

Coaching staffEdit

Because of Middlesbrough Football Clubs Academies EPP level they divide their coaching into three phases. Professional development, youth development and foundation phases of coaching.

Name Role
Professional Development Lead Coach (U21) Paul Jenkins Professional Development Assistant Coach (U21) Graeme Lee
Professional Development Coach (U18) Craig Liddle Professional Development Assistant Coach (U18) Mark Tinkler
Professional Development Goalkeeping Coach Chris Pennock
Youth Development Lead Coach Craig Liddle
Youth Development Coach Alun Armstrong
Youth Development Assistant Coach Kevin Scott
Foundation Development Lead Coach Paul Crager
Foundation Development Coach Allan Clark

Notable ProductsEdit

Many players have come through Middlesbrough's academy who have either gone on to play for the first team or have gone on to have successful careers elsewhere. The following are players who have made professional appearances, either for Middlesbrough or another football club, during their careers.

They are organised in order of the date they signed their first professional contract with Middlesbrough (from 1997 onwards). Appearances for those who played for Middlesbrough are counted as all professional appearances for the club in all competitions. Players who are still contracted to the club (including players loaned out elsewhere) are highlighted in bold.

Players who have played for MiddlesbroughEdit

As of 31 May 2019
Year Player Position Apps
1997   Sean Kilgannon Central Midfielder 1
  Chris Bennion Goalkeeper 1
  Mark Hudson Central Midfielder 6
1998   Stuart Parnaby Right Back 127
  Brad Jones Goalkeeper 74
  Luke Wilkshire Right Back 25
  Carlos Marinelli Attacking Midfielder 46
  Brian Close Right Back 1
1999   Craig Dove Left Midfielder 2
2000   Stewart Downing 404
  David Murphy Left Back 16
  Jamie Cade Striker 1
2001   Andrew Davies Centre Back 71
  Ross Turnbull Goalkeeper 29
2002   Andrew Taylor Left Back 145
  Tony McMahon Right Back 137
  Danny Graham Striker 39
  James Morrison Attacking Midfielder 98
2003   Jason Kennedy Central Midfielder 7
  Matthew Bates Centre Back 126
  Tom Craddock Striker 5
  David Wheater Centre Back 157
  Adam Johnson Right Midfielder 120
2004   Graeme Owens 1
  Jonathan Grounds Left Back 37
  Lee Cattermole Defensive Midfielder 91
  Seb Hines Centre Back 87
  Rhys Williams Defensive Midfielder 141
  Ben Hutchinson Striker 9
2005   Josh Walker Central Midfielder 13
  John Johnson Centre Back 1
2006   Jonathan Franks Right Winger 30
  Joe Bennett Left Back 92
  Jason Steele Goalkeeper 142
2007   Richard Smallwood Defensive Midfielder 72
2008   Cameron Park Left Midfielder 5
2009   Luke Williams Striker 42
  Connor Ripley Goalkeeper 3
  Ben Gibson Centre Back 203
  Adam Reach Attacking Midfielder 78
2011   Jordan Jones Left Midfielder 1
2012   Bryn Morris Defensive Midfielder 3
  Bradley Fewster Striker 2
2013   Dael Fry Centre Back 67
2014   Nathan McGinley 1
  Harry Chapman Left Midfielder 4
2016   Marcus Tavernier 37
  Stephen Walker Striker 2
2017   Bilal Brahimi Left Winger 1
2018   Nathan Wood Centre Back 3

Players who have played for other football clubsEdit

As of 31 May 2019
Year Player Position
1998   Christian Hanson Centre Back
  Arthuro Striker
  Aron Wilford
  Ger Robinson
1999   Sam Russell Goalkeeper
  Phil Gulliver Centre Back
  Keith Gilroy Central Midfielder
  Stephen Brackstone
2000   Gary Smith
  Andrew Kelly Centre Back
  Sergio van Kanten Central Midfielder
2001   Chris Brunt
2002   Gary Liddle Centre Back
  Anthony Peacock Central Midfielder
  Michaël Van Geele
2003   David Knight Goalkeeper
  Dale Roberts
  Nathan Mulligan Central Midfielder
2004   Kevin Burgess Centre Back
  Hérold Goulon Defensive Midfielder
2005   Stephen Thompson Striker
  Nathan Fisher
  Daryl Robson Central Midfielder
2006   Nathan Porritt
  Shaun Saiko Attacking Midfielder
2007   Jordan Robinson Centre Back
  Gary Martin Striker
  Ashley Corker Left Back
2008   Patrick Otte Left Midfielder
  James Gray Striker
2009   Charlie Wyke
  Adam Smith Goalkeeper
  Ryan Brobbel Left Midfielder
  Matthew Dolan Defensive Midfielder
2010   Wilson Kneeshaw Striker
  Jarrett Rivers Right Midfielder
  Curtis Edwards
  Adam Jackson Centre Back
2011   Zak Boagey Striker
  Anthony Hernandez
2012   Mark Kitching Centre Back
  Joe Fryer Goalkeeper
  David Atkinson Centre Back
2013   Jonny Burn
  Callum Cooke Attacking Midfielder
2014   Luke Coddington Goalkeeper
  Callum Johnson Right Back
  Junior Mondal Left Midfielder
2015   Hayden Coulson Left Back
  Ben Liddle Defensive Midfielder
2016   Alex Pattison Attacking Midfielder
  Luke Armstrong Striker

Players who have played at international levelEdit

Many players who have come through the youth ranks at Middlesbrough have appeared for their national team at both senior and youth levels. The following is a list of those players organised by national team and alphabetical order respectively.

As of 6 February 2019
Team Player(s)
  2012 GB Olympic Team Jason Steele
  England U-16s Jamie Cade, Lee Cattermole, Callum Cooke, Hayden Coulson, Stewart Downing, Bradley Fewster, Jonathan Franks, Seb Hines, Adam Jackson, David Knight, Tony McMahon, Bryn Morris, David Murphy, Stuart Parnaby, Jason Steele, Andrew Taylor, Ross Turnbull, David Wheater, Nathan Wood
  England U-17s Lee Cattermole, Callum Cooke, Hayden Coulson, Matthew Elsdon, Bradley Fewster, Jonathan Franks, Dael Fry, Ben Gibson, Seb Hines, Adam Jackson, David Knight, Tony McMahon, Bryn Morris, James Morrison, Nathan Porritt, Jason Steele, Andrew Taylor, Ross Turnbull, Stephen Walker, David Wheater, Luke Williams, Nathan Wood
  England U-18s Matthew Bates, Stephen Brackstone, Lee Cattermole, Harry Chapman, Callum Cooke, Hayden Coulson, Stewart Downing, Bradley Fewster, Jonathan Franks, Dael Fry, Ben Gibson, Adam Jackson, David Knight, Bryn Morris, James Morrison, Stuart Parnaby, Richard Smallwood, Andrew Taylor, Ross Turnbull, Stephen Walker, David Wheater
  England U-19s Matthew Bates, Joe Bennett, Lee Cattermole, Stewart Downing, Bradley Fewster, Jonathan Franks, Dael Fry, Seb Hines, Adam Jackson, Adam Johnson, David Knight, Tony McMahon, Bryn Morris, James Morrison, Adam Reach, Connor Ripley, Jason Steele, Marcus Tavernier, Andrew Taylor, Ross Turnbull, Stephen Walker, David Wheater, Luke Williams
  England U-20s Joe Bennett, Harry Chapman, Jonathan Franks, Dael Fry, Ben Gibson, Danny Graham, Bryn Morris, James Morrison, Stuart Parnaby, Adam Reach, Connor Ripley, Marcus Tavernier, Andrew Taylor, Josh Walker, Luke Williams
  England U-21s Joe Bennett, Lee Cattermole, Andrew Davies, Stewart Downing, Dael Fry, Ben Gibson, Adam Johnson, Stuart Parnaby, Jason Steele, Andrew Taylor, David Wheater
  England C Team Dale Roberts
  England B Team Stewart Downing
  Senior Team Stewart Downing, Adam Johnson
  Wales U-21s Rhys Williams
  Scotland U-19s Cameron Park
  Scotland U-21s Cameron Park
  Scotland Senior Team James Morrison, Graeme Murty, Robbie Stockdale
  Northern Ireland U-16s James Gray
  Northern Ireland U-17s Ryan Brobbel, James Gray
  Northern Ireland U-18s Ryan Brobbel
  Northern Ireland U-19s Ryan Brobbel, Chris Brunt, James Gray, Jordan Jones
  Northern Ireland U-21s Ryan Brobbel, Chris Brunt, Brian Close, James Gray
  Northern Ireland U-23s Chris Brunt, Brian Close
  Northern Ireland Senior Team Chris Brunt, Jordan Jones
  Gibraltar U-19s Anthony Hernandez
  Gibraltar Anthony Hernandez
  Ireland U-16s Keith Gilroy
  Ireland U-17s Ger Robinson
  Ireland U-21s Keith Gilroy
  Australia U-20s Brad Jones, Luke Wilkshire
  Australia U-23s Brad Jones, Luke Wilkshire
  Australia Senior Team Brad Jones, Luke Wilkshire, Rhys Williams
  Canada U-20s Shaun Saiko
  Canada U-23s Shaun Saiko
  France U-19s Bilal Brahimi
  France U-21s Hérold Goulon
  Argentina U-17s Carlos Marinelli
  Argentina U-20s Carlos Marinelli

HonoursEdit

Winners (1): 2004
Runners-up (2): 1990, 2003
Winners (1): 2014–15
Winners (11): 1996-97, 2000-01, 2001-02, 2003-04, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2011-12, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2017-18

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rockliffe Park". Middlesbrough F.C. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Our Academy". mfc.co.uk. Middlesbrough F.C. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  3. ^ "U-23s". mfc.co.uk. Middlesbrough F.C. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Stubbs Joins Hamilton Academical On Loan". Middlesbrough F.C. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Tyrone O'Neill In Loan Move To Darlington". Middlesbrough F.C. Retrieved 19 July 2019.
  6. ^ "Brad James Goes On Loan To Gateshead". Middlesbrough F.C. Retrieved 24 July 2019.
  7. ^ "Enes Mahmutovic Heads To The Netherlands". Middlesbrough F.C. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  8. ^ "Mitchell Curry Goes North To Inverness". Middlesbrough F.C. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  9. ^ "Dave Parnaby The Reluctant Legend". mfc.co.uk. Middlesbrough F.C. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  10. ^ "Manchester United 1–1 Middlesbrough". theguardian.com. The Guardian. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  11. ^ "Boro Celebrate FA Youth Cup Victory". mfc.co.uk. Middlesbrough F.C. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  12. ^ "U-18s". Middlesbrough F.C. Retrieved 22 May 2018.