Joe Rafferty

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Joe Rafferty
Personal information
Full name Joseph Gerard Rafferty[1]
Date of birth (1993-10-06) 6 October 1993 (age 24)[2]
Place of birth Liverpool, England
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)[2]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Rochdale
Number 2
Youth career
2003–2012 Liverpool
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012– Rochdale 162 (3)
National team
2010–2011 Republic of Ireland U18 3 (0)
2011 Republic of Ireland U19 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:04, 28 September 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18:09, 26 October 2013 (UTC)

Joseph Gerard "Joe" Rafferty (born 6 October 1993) is an English-born Irish professional footballer who plays as a right back for English club Rochdale. Rafferty can operate as a full-back and as a midfielder.

Rafferty has played internationally for the Republic of Ireland three times at under-18 and once at under-19 level.

Club career

Liverpool

Rafferty spent his youth career with Liverpool, and in 2011 was made captain of the Under-18 side.[3] Whilst at Liverpool he was capped by the Republic of Ireland at Under 18 level making his debut in 2010 in the Jerez tournament against Czech Republic in Prague.[4] The following season Rafferty represented Republic of Ireland at Under 19 levels.[5]

Rochdale

He joined Football League Two side Rochdale on 2 July 2012.[6] On 4 September 2012 Rafferty made his first-team debut for Rochdale in the Football League Trophy against Fleetwood Town coming on as an 82nd-minute substitute for Brian Barry-Murphy.[7] On 16 May 2013 Rafferty signed a new 1-year contract at Rochdale. on 8 October 2013 Rafferty scored his first professional goal with a header against Port Vale in the Football League Trophy. On 26 April 2014 Rafferty was part of the Rochdale team which won promotion to League One. On 1 July 2014, Rafferty agreed a new two-year contract extending his stay at Spotland until May 2016.[8]

At the end of the 2016–17 season, Rochdale AFC confirmed Rafferty had signed a new two-year deal with the club.[9]

Career statistics

Club

As of match played 2 September 2017
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
Rochdale 2012–13[10] League Two 21 0 0 0 0 0 2[a] 0 23 0
2013–14[11] League Two 31 0 1 0 1 0 1[a] 1 34 1
2014–15[12] League One 31 1 5 0 1 0 2[a] 0 39 1
2015–16[13] League One 31 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 33 1
2016–17[14] League One 40 0 5 0 2 0 3[a] 0 50 0
2017–18[15] League One 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 7 0
Career total 159 2 11 0 8 0 8 1 186 3
  1. ^ a b c d Appearances in the EFL Trophy

References

  1. ^ "Professional retain list & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 18 May 2013. p. 69. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 August 2014. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Joe Rafferty". 11v11. Retrieved 3 March 2017. 
  3. ^ Pearce, James (1 September 2011). "Joe Rafferty speaks of pride at captaining Liverpool FC under-18s". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 13 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Late brace condemns U18s to defeat". Football Association of Ireland. 25 August 2010. Retrieved 13 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "Under-19s lose season opener". Football Association of Ireland. 9 August 2011. Retrieved 13 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "McIntyre, Rafferty and Edwards join Rochdale". British Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  7. ^ "Rochdale 2–2 Fleetwood Town". British Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  8. ^ "Contracts: Bunney, Rafferty & Rose". Rochdale A.F.C. Retrieved 14 August 2014. 
  9. ^ "Joe Rafferty Commits His Future To Rochdale Football Club". Retrieved 2017-05-31. 
  10. ^ "Games played by Joe Rafferty in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 3 March 2017. 
  11. ^ "Games played by Joe Rafferty in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 3 March 2017. 
  12. ^ "Games played by Joe Rafferty in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 3 March 2017. 
  13. ^ "Games played by Joe Rafferty in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 3 March 2017. 
  14. ^ "Games played by Joe Rafferty in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 5 September 2017. 
  15. ^ "Games played by Joe Rafferty in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 5 September 2017. 

External links

  • Joseph Rafferty at Soccerbase
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