Robbie Threlfall

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Robbie Threlfall
Personal information
Full name Robert Richard Threlfall
Date of birth (1988-11-28) 28 November 1988 (age 33)
Place of birth Liverpool, England
Position(s) Left back
Youth career
Senior career*
2006–2010 Liverpool 0 (0)
2007–2008Hereford United (loan) 9 (0)
2008–2009Hereford United (loan) 3 (0)
2009Stockport County (loan) 2 (0)
2009Northampton Town (loan) 4 (0)
2010Bradford City (loan) 17 (2)
2010–2012 Bradford City 37 (0)
2012–2014 Morecambe 54 (2)
2016–2017 Marine 10 (0)
National team
2007 England U19 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 12:59, 16 September 2016 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 00:00, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

Robert Richard Threlfall (born 28 November 1988) is an English footballer who plays in the left-back position.


Club career


Born in Liverpool, Threlfall began his career moving through the Liverpool youth ranks, training at the club's academy and eventually graduating to Melwood in the 2006–07 season. [1] Threlfall twice won the FA Youth Cup at Liverpool; first in 2006, then again in the following season's competition. [2]

He made his first senior appearance for the club against Wrexham in a pre-season friendly. [3] Subsequently, he became a regular in the Liverpool Reserves, also making his England Under-19 debut against Poland in Bournemouth on 6 February 2007. [4] Threlfall played a major role in the 2007 FA Youth Cup final, firstly scoring a first-leg own-goal which put rivals Manchester United ahead. He scored in the second-leg to level the score and finished a crucial penalty kick helping the Merseyside club retain the title. [5]

Whilst with Liverpool he was capped once by England at Under 19 level.[ citation needed ]

Lower division loans

He spent much of the 2007–08 season on loan at Hereford United but was only able to play 12 games as a result of an injury sustained in the FA Cup against Hartlepool. Threlfall re-signed for the Bulls on loan for six months, at the start of the 2008–09 season. [6] He started the first three league games of the season, as well as a League Cup match, before breaking his foot in early September. [7]

He later joined Stockport County on loan for a month on 6 February 2009, consequently making two league appearances. A further loan followed at League Two side Northampton Town from 21 August 2009, [8] with his club debut coming the next day coming on as an injury time substitute for Ryan Gilligan in the Cobblers 2–0 win over AFC Bournemouth. His first start came in 2–2 draw against Wycombe Wanderers in the Football League Trophy, Northampton won 3–0 on penalties.

In October 2009, he was set to make another loan move this time to Darlington but had a change of heart the following day. [9] [10]

In February 2010, he joined Bradford City on loan to become new manager Peter Taylor's first signing, [11] and scored on his debut on 23 February in a 3–1 win against Rochdale. [12] His second career goal came against Port Vale three games later. [13] On 22 March, it was announced that his loan deal had been extended until the end of the season. [14]

On 26 May, Liverpool announced they would be releasing Threlfall, along with goalkeeper Chris Oldfield. [15]


He signed for League 2 side, Morecambe on a two-year contract, on 17 May 2012. [16] He scored his first goal for Morecambe against Rotherham United on 6 April 2013. [17] Threlfall was released by the League 2 club on 6 May 2014.


In the 2016/17 season he returned to playing semi-professionally, making sixteen appearances and scoring twice for Marine F.C. before leaving the club in January 2017. [18]


Career statistics

As of 24 March 2014. [19]
ClubSeasonLeague FA Cup League Cup OtherTotal
Hereford United (loan) 2007–08 90300000120
2008–09 3000100040
Stockport County (loan) 2008–09 2000000020
Northampton Town (loan) 2009–10 4000001050
Bradford City (loan) 2009–10 172000000172
Bradford City 2010–11 200000000200
2011–12 170101020210
Morecambe 2012–13 251102000281
2013–14 291100010311
Career total12646040401394

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  19. Robbie Threlfall at Soccerbase