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Luke Medley
Luke Medley Barnet.jpg
Personal information
Full name Luke Anthony G. Medley
Date of birth 21 June 1989 (1989-06-21) (age 20)
Place of birth    Greenwich, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Woking (on loan from Barnet)
Youth career
Welwyn Garden City
Tottenham Hotspur
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
Bradford City
Cambridge City (loan)
Havant & Waterlooville (loan)
Woking (loan)
09 (2)
05 (0)
18 (1)
08 (2)
17 (2)   

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 13:34, 3 January 2010 (UTC).
* Appearances (Goals)

Luke Anthony G. Medley (born 21 June 1989) is an English professional footballer, who plays for Woking on loan from Barnet. As a junior, he was on the books of Welwyn Garden City, Barnet and Tottenham Hotspur. He joined Bradford City in 2007, and later the same year scored with his first touch in league football. He has also played on loan for Cambridge City. He left Bradford after just one season to return to London, and re-signed for Barnet.




Early career

Born in Greenwich, London, Medley attended Southgate College,[1] where he played for the college football side which lost in the 2006 English Colleges' Football League Championship Final to Gateshead College.[2] Medley also played for Welwyn Garden City, making his debut at the age of 16.[3] During his time with Welwyn Garden City, the club were removed from the 2005–06 Football Association Challenge Vase competition, after Medley played against Newmarket Town despite being not registered by the qualification date.[4]

Medley left Welwyn Garden City in 2006 to join Barnet's London-based Protec Football Academy,[5] where he stayed for eight months, before graduating to the youth side of Premier League's Tottenham Hotspur, along with defender Chris Casey.[1] Medley was released by Tottenham and was instead picked up by Bradford City under the caretaker management of David Wetherall following a trial.[6]

Bradford City

Medley scored the winning goal on his Bradford debut in their 2–1 league victory over Wrexham on 25 August 2007, a volley from outside the area, just two minutes after coming on as a substitute. The goal was scored with his first touch on his professional first team debut.[7] He played another three games before he joined Cambridge City on loan on 11 January 2008.[8] He came close to scoring on his Cambridge debut the following day, when he struck the post in a 1–0 FA Trophy defeat to Droylsden, with his Bradford teammate Sean Taylforth on the opposing side.[9] Medley played six games during his loan spell, including five in the Conference South, but failed to score.[10]

He returned to Bradford, and made several more appearances as substitute. On 29 April 2008, Medley was offered a new contract to remain at Bradford,[11] having played eight games for the club. Four days later, he scored on his first start for the club, when he converted a 44th minute penalty against Wycombe Wanderers on the final day of the 2007–08 season.[12] However, he decided to turn down City's contract offer, because he wanted to move closer to his London roots.[6] He had scored two goals from just nine games during his time with Bradford.[13]


Less than three weeks later, Medley returned to former club Barnet, becoming the League Two side's first signing of the summer.[14] Barnet eventually had to pay Bradford City £7,500 for Medley following a tribunal hearing.[15] He made his Barnet debut on the opening day of the 2008–09 as a second half substitute against Chesterfield. Barnet lost the game 3–1.[16] Medley's first goal for Barnet came in his eighth league game, as they defeated Rotherham United 4–3 despite playing the game with ten men for an hour.[17] It was Medley's only goal from 20 appearances in all competitions, including 17 in the league, before Christmas;[18] he was subsequently dropped from the team and found more competition for places when Barnet signed 40-year-old striker Paul Furlong.[19]

After failing to play for Barnet during 2009, he was loaned out to Conference South side Havant & Waterlooville in March for one month.[20] Medley's debut came just one day after signing as helped Havant to defeat Weston-super-Mare 1–0 in their fight against relegation, with Medley coming close to scoring.[21] He scored his first goal for Havant on his home debut during a 3–3 draw with Maidenhead United.[22] His second goal came in a 3–0 win over Fisher Athletic.[23]

In July 2009, he joined Conference South side Woking on a six-month loan.[24] Medley made his debut in the opening day of the season in Woking's first ever game in the Conference South—a game they won 2–1,[25] before scoring his first goal in the club's second game just three days later against Chelmsford City, which Woking went on to lose.[26] Woking claimed to have cancelled the loan in September, with manager Graham Baker confirming this was for disciplinary reasons.[27] However, Barnet confirmed that the terms of the loan meant that it could not technically be cancelled, and therefore Woking decided to discipline Medley and make him available for selection again.[28] He returned to the side and scored his first FA Cup goal to help Woking defeat Maidstone United and put them just one round away from the full stages of the competition.[29]

Career statistics

Updated to 11 October 2009.[10][13][30][31][32]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[33] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bradford City 2007–08 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 2
Cambridge City (loan) 2007–08 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 0
Barnet 2008–09 18 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 20 1
Havant & Waterlooville (loan) 2008–09 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 2
Woking (loan) 2009–10 15 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 17 3
Career totals 55 7 2 1 1 0 2 0 59 8


  1. ^ a b "Southgate college students sign for Spurs". Southgate College. 2006-11-28. Retrieved 2009-01-25.  
  2. ^ Willacy, Gavin (2006-05-23). "Southgate suffer cup final heartache". Southgate College. Retrieved 2009-01-25.  
  3. ^ "Haverhill Rovers v Welwyn Garden City" (DOC). Haverhill Rovers matchday programme (Haverhill Rovers Football Club). 2006-08-19. Retrieved 2008-05-18.  
  4. ^ "Protest upheld". The Football Association. 2006-02-03. Retrieved 2009-01-25.  
  5. ^ Parker, Simon (2008-04-07). "Medley hopes to strike right note". Telegraph & Argus. Retrieved 2008-05-18.  
  6. ^ a b Parker, Simon (2008-06-05). "Medley turns down City offer". Telegraph & Argus. Retrieved 2008-06-05.  
  7. ^ Parker, Simon (2007-08-26). "Luke Who's a Hit With City Fans". Telegraph & Argus. Retrieved 2008-01-20.  
  8. ^ "Droylsden capture Bradford pair". BBC Sport. 2008-01-11. Retrieved 2008-01-11.  
  9. ^ "City left feeling Trophy bitter by sucker punch". Cambridge Evening News. 2008-01-14. Retrieved 2008-01-20.  
  10. ^ a b "Goals and Games 07/08". Cambridge City Football Club. Retrieved 2008-02-10.  
  11. ^ Parker, Simon (2008-04-29). "Johnson one of 13 axed by City". Telegraph & Argus. Retrieved 2008-04-29.  
  12. ^ "Wycombe 2-1 Bradford". BBC Sport. 2008-05-03. Retrieved 2008-05-03.  
  13. ^ a b "Luke Medley". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2009-09-11.  
  14. ^ Wreyford, Paul (2008-06-25). "Bees sign Bradford City forward". Hendon Times. Retrieved 2008-06-25.  
  15. ^ "Bradford get Medley compensation". BBC Sport. 2008-09-30. Retrieved 2008-09-30.  
  16. ^ "Barnet 1-3 Chesterfield". BBC Sport. 2008-08-09. Retrieved 2008-08-09.  
  17. ^ "Rotherham 3-4 Barnet". BBC Sport. 2008-10-18. Retrieved 2008-10-21.  
  18. ^ "Games played by Luke Medley in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2009-01-25.  
  19. ^ "Barnet bring in Furlong and Black". BBC Sport. 2009-01-02. Retrieved 2009-01-25.  
  20. ^ "Havant swoop for striker Medley". BBC Sport. 2009-03-23. Retrieved 2009-03-23.  
  21. ^ "Super show eases Hawks' drop fears". The News. 2009-03-24. Retrieved 2009-03-25.  
  22. ^ "Pacquette comes back to haunt Hawks". The News. 2009-04-05. Retrieved 2009-04-04.  
  23. ^ "Havant & Waterlooville 3 Fisher Athletic 0". Havant & Waterlooville Football Club. 2009-04-11. Retrieved 2009-04-12.  
  24. ^ "Cards borrow Medley". Non League Daily. 2009-07-17. Retrieved 2009-07-18.  
  25. ^ "Woking finish strongly for an opening win". Woking Football Club. 2009-08-09. Retrieved 2009-10-11.  
  26. ^ "Cards lose out despite promising display". 2009-08-12. Retrieved 2009-10-11.  
  27. ^ "Cup replay: Cards hit by more injury woes". Woking Football Club. 2009-09-28. Retrieved 2009-10-11.  
  28. ^ "Luke Medley". Woking Football Club. 2009-10-03. Retrieved 2009-10-11.  
  29. ^ "Woking 2 Maidstone 0". Kent Messenger. 2009-10-10. Retrieved 2009-10-11.  
  30. ^ "Appearances Chart 2008/2009 Season". Havant & Waterlooville F.C.. Retrieved 2009-04-05.  
  31. ^ "Goalscoring Chart 2008/2009 Season". Havant & Waterlooville F.C.. Retrieved 2009-04-05.  
  32. ^ "First Team Player Statistics 2009/10". Woking Football Club. Retrieved 2009-10-11.  
  33. ^ Includes Football League Trophy and FA Trophy

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