Sam Hird

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Sam Hird
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Hird playing for Chesterfield in July 2016
Personal information
Full name Adrian Samuel Hird[1]
Date of birth (1987-09-07) 7 September 1987 (age 30)[2]
Place of birth Doncaster, England
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Playing position Defender / Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Chesterfield
Number 4
Youth career
0000–1997 Aston Villa
1997–2005 Leeds United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Leeds United 0 (0)
2007 Doncaster Rovers (loan) 5 (0)
2007–2012 Doncaster Rovers 157 (3)
2007–2008 Grimsby Town (loan) 17 (0)
2012– Chesterfield 215 (11)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 04:06, 6 October 2017 (UTC).

Adrian Samuel "Sam" Hird (born 7 September 1987) is an English professional footballer who plays for Chesterfield, where he is the vice-captain. Although primarily a central defender, he can also play as a defensive midfielder.

Career

Leeds United

Born in Norton, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, Hird signed terms with Aston Villa at a young age after catching the eyes of scouts, before moving on to sign for the Leeds United Academy at the age of nine.[3] Hird initially played as a striker before being developed into a defender at Leeds. He captained the youth and reserve sides before moving on.

Doncaster Rovers

Hird was signed by Doncaster Rovers on a three-month loan from Leeds United in February 2007.[4] He was released by Leeds at the end of the 2006–07 season and was signed by Doncaster Rovers on 2 July 2007.[5][6] He joined Grimsby Town on a month's loan in November 2007.[7] This was extended for a second month in December.[8]

Hird broke into the Doncaster side late in the 2007–08 season after an injury crisis hit Rovers in defence. Hird put in several impressive performances and was part of the side that beat Leeds United (his former club) 1–0 at Wembley Stadium in the League One Play-off final to win promotion to the Championship.

Hird formed an impressive partnership with Matt Mills in Rovers first season in the Championship. He has been in and out of the team over the years but in the summer of 2011, Hird once again signed a contract extension, this time for an extra year. In May 2012, Hird was released by the club after the expiry of his contract.[9]

Chesterfield

On 2 June 2012 he agreed a 2-year deal with Chesterfield,[10] and was immediately given the captain's armband. On 16 May 2014, Hird signed a new contract with the Spireites. In July 2014 Hird played a key role in his club's 3–1 pre-season win against his first club, Aston Villa of the Premier League, scoring the first goal in a 3–1 win.[11] Hird signed a new deal keeping him at the 'Spireites' until the summer of 2017 after a successful first season with the club in League One after reaching the playoffs.

After the 2015–16 season, Hird was named Chesterfield's Player of the Year, as well as winning the additional Player of the Year awards from several club sponsors and local newspapers.[12] In March 2017, Hird triggered a clause in his contract, meaning he was given an automatic one-year contract extension.

Club statistics

As of match played 30 September 2017
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Leeds United 2006–07 Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Doncaster Rovers (loan) 2006–07 League One 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Doncaster Rovers 2007–08[13] League One 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 9 0
2008–09[14] Championship 38 1 4 1 1 0 0 0 42 2
2009–10[15] 36 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 39 0
2010–11[16] 36 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 35 0
2010–11[17] 36 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 34 0
Total 157 1 9 1 5 0 5 0 176 2
Grimsby Town (loan) 2007–08[18] League Two 17 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 18 0
Chesterfield 2012–13[19] League Two 41 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 44 2
2013–14[20] 35 2 2 0 1 0 6 0 44 2
2014–15[21] League One 30 3 5 0 1 0 2 0 38 3
2015–16[22] 40 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 43 2
2016–17[23] 35 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 37 1
2016–17[24] League Two 11 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 12 0
Total 192 10 9 0 6 0 11 0 218 10
Career totals 372 11 19 1 11 0 16 0 399 12

Honours

References

  1. ^ a b Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0. 
  2. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 465. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  3. ^ "Sam Hird Bio". Chesterfield FC. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "Doncaster capture Hird from Leeds". BBC Sport. 9 February 2007. Retrieved 2 July 2007. 
  5. ^ "Quartet are shown door by Leeds". BBC Sport. 15 May 2007. Retrieved 2 July 2007. 
  6. ^ "Sullivan and Hird join Doncaster". BBC Sport. 2 July 2007. Retrieved 2 July 2007. 
  7. ^ "Grimsby sign Doncaster defender". BBC Sport. 21 November 2007. Retrieved 21 November 2007. 
  8. ^ "Hird extends Grimsby loan spell". BBC Sport. 19 December 2007. Retrieved 19 December 2007. 
  9. ^ "Dozen depart from Rovers". Sky Sports. 18 May 2012. 
  10. ^ http://www.chesterfield-fc.co.uk/page/ClubAnnouncements/0,,10435~2795992,00.html
  11. ^ "Paul Lambert's men slip to defeat". BBC Sport. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  12. ^ "Player of the Year Awards: Full List of Winners". Chesterfield FC. Retrieved 11 May 2016. 
  13. ^ "Games played by Sam Hird in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 August 2015. 
  14. ^ "Games played by Sam Hird in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 August 2015. 
  15. ^ "Games played by Sam Hird in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 August 2015. 
  16. ^ "Games played by Sam Hird in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 August 2015. 
  17. ^ "Games played by Sam Hird in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 August 2015. 
  18. ^ "Games played by Sam Hird in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 August 2015. 
  19. ^ "Games played by Sam Hird in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 August 2015. 
  20. ^ "Games played by Sam Hird in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 August 2015. 
  21. ^ "Games played by Sam Hird in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 August 2015. 
  22. ^ "Games played by Sam Hird in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 August 2015. 
  23. ^ "Games played by Sam Hird in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 13 July 2017. 
  24. ^ "Games played by Sam Hird in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 11 September 2017. 

External links

  • Sam Hird player profile at doncasterroversfc.co.uk
  • Sam Hird at Soccerbase
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