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Sam Finley (born 4 August 1992) is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for League One club Accrington Stanley.

Sam Finley
Personal information
Full name Sam Finley
Date of birth (1992-08-04) 4 August 1992 (age 26)
Place of birth Liverpool, England
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Accrington Stanley
Number 14
Youth career
–2008 Everton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Southport
2010–2011 Warrington Town
2011–2015 The New Saints 64 (18)
2015Wrexham (loan) 14 (0)
2015–2018 Fylde 95 (17)
2018– Accrington Stanley 37 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:27, 6 May 2019 (UTC)

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CareerEdit

Finley was first picked up as a youth by Everton, where he stayed until he was 16.[1]

Finley would then play for non-league clubs Southport and Warrington, before being released by the latter. [2] Following this, Finley was signed by Welsh Premier League side The New Saints.[1]

He would spend 5 years at the Welsh club, making appearances in Champions League qualifying against Legia Warsaw and Anderlecht during his time there.[1] He also won the Welsh Premier League with TNS four years in a row, along with 2 Welsh Cup victories and 1 Welsh League Cup.[3]

In February 2015, he was loaned to Conference side Wrexham.[3]

In August 2015, Finley would move to Fylde on a free transfer.[4] He stayed at the club for 3 years, eventually becoming club captain.[5]

On 29 June 2018, Finley signed a 2 year contract with League One side Accrington Stanley.[1] He made his debut for the club on his 26th birthday, coming off of the bench in a 0-2 home defeat to Gillingham.[6]

Career statisticsEdit

As of match played 17 November 2018
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Champions League Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
The New Saints 2010–11[3] Welsh Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011–12[3] Welsh Premier League 5 1 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 9 3
2012–13[3] Welsh Premier League 23 3 3 2 3 0 2 0 0 0 29 5
2013–14[3] Welsh Premier League 26 10 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 31 11
2014–15[3] Welsh Premier League 10 4 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 13 4
2015–16[3] Welsh Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 0
Total 64 18 6 3 8 2 10 0 0 0 88 23
Wrexham (loan) 2014–15[3] Football Conference 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
Fylde 2015–16[3] National League North 38 8 1 0 0 0 4 0 43 8
2016–17[3] National League North 23 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 3
2017–18[3] National League 34 6 4 1 0 0 0 0 38 7
Total 95 17 5 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 104 18
Accrington Stanley 2018–19[3] League One 18 0 1 0 1 1 2 1 21 2
Total 191 35 12 4 9 3 10 0 6 1 228 43

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Stanley new boy Sam Finley eager to prove his point in League One". This Is Lancashire. 28 June 2018. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Finley leaves Town". Warrington Town FC. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "S. Finley". Soccerway. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Sam Finley". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  5. ^ "AFC Fylde captain Sam Finley joins Accrington Stanley". Blackpool Gazette. 29 June 2018. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Accrington Stanley 0-2". BBC Sport. 4 August 2018. Retrieved 4 August 2018.