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Ryan Mark Croasdale (born 26 September 1994) is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for National League club A.F.C. Fylde.

Ryan Croasdale
Personal information
Full name Ryan Mark Croasdale[1]
Date of birth (1994-09-26) 26 September 1994 (age 24)[2]
Place of birth Lancaster, England[3]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
AFC Fylde
Number 8
Youth career
2003–2013 Preston North End
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2014 Preston North End 0 (0)
2013Tamworth (loan) 2 (0)
2014Stalybridge Celtic (loan) 14 (1)
2014–2016 Sheffield Wednesday 0 (0)
2016–2018 Kidderminster Harriers 75 (11)
2018– A.F.C. Fylde 46 (3)
National team
2017– England C 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 01:56, 7 August 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22:31, 20 March 2018 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

Croasdale joined Preston North End in 2003 and made his first-team debut at the age of 19 in a Football League Trophy tie against Oldham Athletic, featuring for 45 mins in the 2–0 defeat.[4] A month later, he joined Conference Premier side Tamworth on an emergency one-month loan deal.[5] Croasdale only featured twice for Tamworth against Alfreton Town[6] and Grimsby Town[7] before returning to Preston at the end of the month. In February 2014, Croasdale made the switch to Conference North side Stalybridge Celtic on a loan deal for the remainder of the campaign.[8] Croasdale scored just once during his loan spell, in Stalybridge's 3–1 away victory over Vauxhall Motors.[9] Following the conclusion of the 2013–14 campaign, Croasdale was among the six players released by Preston.[10]

Following his release from Preston, Croasdale joined Sheffield Wednesday in June 2014.[11] However, Croasdale failed to make an impact and was released two years later in June 2016.[12]

On 19 August 2016, Croasdale opted to join National League North side Kidderminster Harriers on a non-contract basis.[13] A day later, he made his debut against his former club, Stalybridge Celtic, in which he featured for twenty minutes in the 2–1 victory.[14] On 29 October 2016, Croasdale scored his first goal for the Harriers in their 1–0 away victory over Stockport County, netting the only goal of the game in the 65th minute.[15] Following an impressive first few months at Kidderminster, Croasdale was rewarded with a long-term contract. On 4 May 2017, Croasdale received his first call-up for the England C squad by manager Paul Fairclough for their fixtures against Panjab and Jersey.[16] After a successful first season, in which Kidderminster reached the play-offs, Croasdale was handed the captain's armband for the 2017–18 campaign.[17]

On 22 June 2018, Croasdale joined National League side A.F.C. Fylde for a club record fee of £50,000.[18]

Career statisticsEdit

As of match played 2 May 2018 [19]
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
Preston North End 2013–14 League One 0 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 1 0
Tamworth (loan) 2013–14 Conference Premier 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Stalybridge Celtic (loan) 2013–14 Conference North 14 1 0 0 0 0 14 1
Kidderminster Harriers 2016–17 National League North 37 4 3 0 3[b] 0 43 4
2017–18 38 7 2 0 5[c] 0 45 7
Total 75 11 5 0 8 0 88 11
A.F.C. Fylde 2018–19 National League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 91 11 5 0 0 0 9 0 105 11
  1. ^ Appearance in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Two appearances in FA Trophy, one in National League North play-offs
  3. ^ Four appearances in FA Trophy, one in National League North play-offs

HonoursEdit

A.F.C. Fylde

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Professional retain list & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 18 May 2013. p. 43. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 August 2014. Retrieved 20 October 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ "Preston North End Player Profile". Retrieved 20 October 2013.
  3. ^ "Ryan Croasdale". PNE Junior Whites. Retrieved 20 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Preston North End vs. Oldham Athletic". Soccerway. 8 October 2013. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Ryan Croasdale: Tamworth sign Preston midfielder on loan". BBC Sport. 7 November 2013. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Tamworth vs. Alfreton Town". Soccerway. 12 November 2013. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  7. ^ "Tamworth vs. Grimsby Town". Soccerway. 16 November 2013. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  8. ^ "Player Profile Ryan Croasdale". Stalybridge Celtic Official Site. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  9. ^ "Vauxhall Motors vs. Stalybridge Celtic". Soccerway. 15 March 2014. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  10. ^ "Preston North End: Ex-captain John Mousinho among six let go". BBC Sport. 20 May 2014. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  11. ^ "Transfer news: Sheffield Wednesday sign Ryan Croasdale from Preston". Sky Sports. 9 June 2014. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  12. ^ "Owls reveal player list". Sheffield Wednesday Official Site. 8 June 2016. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  13. ^ "Croasdale Joins Harriers". Pitchero Non-League. 19 August 2016. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  14. ^ "Kidderminster Harriers vs. Stalybridge Celtic". Soccerway. 20 August 2016. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  15. ^ "Stockport County vs. Kidderminster Harriers". Soccerway. 29 October 2016. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  16. ^ "Carline Delight At England C Call-Up". Pitchero Non-League. 4 May 2017. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  17. ^ "Croasdale handed Harriers armband". Kidderminster Harriers Official Site. 4 August 2017. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  18. ^ "COASTERS SMASH TRANSFER RECORD!". A.F.C. Fylde. 22 June 2018. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  19. ^ Ryan Croasdale at Soccerway. Retrieved 19 December 2017.
  20. ^ Stevens, Rob (19 May 2019). "AFC Fylde 1–0 Leyton Orient". BBC Sport. Retrieved 26 May 2019.

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