Thomas Reilly (footballer)

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Thomas Reilly
Personal information
Full nameThomas Reilly
Date of birth (1994-09-15) 15 September 1994 (age 25)
Place of birth Irvine, Scotland
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Kelty Hearts
Youth career
St Mirren
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2011–2015 St Mirren 41 (1)
2011–2012Albion Rovers (Loan) 5 (0)
2015–2018 Elgin City 98 (9)
2018–2019 Forfar Athletic 28 (0)
2019– Kelty Hearts
National team
2009 Scotland U-15 2 (0)
2009 Scotland U-16 2 (0)
2010 Scotland U-17 6 (0)
2012 Scotland U-18 2 (0)
2012 Scotland U-19 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 23 April 2019 (UTC)

Thomas Reilly (born 15 September 1994) is a professional football player who plays as a midfielder or forward for Kelty Hearts. [1] He has also played for St Mirren, Elgin City and Forfar Athletic, as well as Albion Rovers on loan.

Association football Team field sport

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.

Midfielder association football position played on both ends of the field

midfielder is an association football position. Midfielders are generally positioned on the field between their team's defenders and forwards. Some midfielders play a disciplined defensive role, breaking up attacks, and are otherwise known as defensive midfielders. Others blur the boundaries, being more mobile and efficient in passing: they are commonly referred to as deep-lying midfielders, play-makers, box-to-box, or holding midfielders. The number of midfielders on a team and their assigned roles depends on the team's formation; the collective group of these players on the field is sometimes referred to as the midfield.

Forward (association football) Association Football position played near the opponents goal

Forwards are the players on an association football team who play nearest to the opposing team's goal, and are therefore most responsible for scoring goals.

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Club career

St Mirren

Reilly was born in Irvine. A member of St Mirren's under-19 squad, [2] in November 2011, Reilly was sent on loan to Albion Rovers to gain first team experience. On his return he made his Scottish Premier League debut as a substitute aged just 17 [3] against Hearts at Tynecastle. [4]

Irvine, North Ayrshire town in North Ayrshire, Scotland

Irvine is an ancient settlement, in medieval times a royal burgh, and now a new town on the coast of the Firth of Clyde in North Ayrshire, Scotland. The 2011 Census recorded the town's population at 33,698 inhabitants, making it the largest settlement in North Ayrshire.

St Mirren F.C. association football club in Scotland

St Mirren Football Club is a Scottish professional football club based in Paisley, Renfrewshire, founded in 1877. They play in the Scottish Premiership after winning the 2017–18 Scottish Championship. The team has two nicknames, the "Buddies" and the "Saints".

Albion Rovers F.C. Semi-professional association football team from Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire, Scotland

Albion Rovers Football Club is a semi-professional football team from Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire, Scotland. They are members of the Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) and, as of the 2019–20 season, play in League Two, the fourth tier of the Scottish football league system. Founded in 1882 as the result of an amalgamation of two other teams, the club joined the Scottish Football League initially in 1903 before returning in 1919 and, although they have spent most of their time in the lower divisions, have maintained their league membership since. Their sole major honours during that time have been wins in the lower two divisions of the senior league system.

After limited chances in the Saints first team, Reilly did feature more in season 2014–15 – mainly as a substitute – but failed to win a new contract during pre-season in the summer of 2015, and as such was released by the club. [5]

The 2014–15 season is the club's second season in the Scottish Premiership and their ninth consecutive appearance in the top flight of Scottish football. St Mirren will also compete in the League Cup and the Scottish Cup.

Albion Rovers (loan)

On 16 November 2011 he joined Scottish Second Division side Albion Rovers on a month loan deal. [6] Reilly made his debut on 19 November as a substitute against Ross County in the Scottish Cup, [7] with his league debut coming on 26 November against Stenhousemuir. [8] After four appearances his loan was extended for another month. [9] In all he made six appearances whilst on loan with his last appearance coming on 2 January against Airdrie United. [10]

Ross County F.C. Scottish professional association football club based in Ross-shire

Ross County Football Club is a Scottish professional football club based in Dingwall, Highland. They play all of their home matches at Victoria Park in Dingwall. The club currently play in the Scottish Premiership, after being promoted from the Scottish Championship in the 2018–19 season. Prior to the 1994–95 season they played in the Highland Football League, a competition they won three times. They have also won the Scottish First Division, Scottish Championship, Second Division, Third Division and Challenge Cup three times. In 2010, they reached the Scottish Cup Final, and in 2016 they won the Scottish League Cup. Nicknamed The Staggies, County's colours are dark blue, red and white.

Scottish Cup competition for mens association football clubs in Scotland

The Scottish Football Association Challenge Cup, commonly known as the Scottish Cup, is an annual association football knock-out cup competition for men's football clubs in Scotland. The competition was first held in 1873–74. Entry is open to all 98 clubs with full membership of the Scottish Football Association (SFA), along with up to eight other clubs who are associate members. The competition is called the William Hill Scottish Cup for sponsorship reasons.

Stenhousemuir F.C. association football club

Stenhousemuir Football Club is a Scottish football club located in Stenhousemuir, Falkirk. They are a member of the Scottish Professional Football League and currently play in Scottish League Two.

Elgin City

On 11 September 2015, Reilly signed for Scottish League Two club Elgin City. [11] Reilly spent three seasons with Elgin before departing in May 2018. [12]

Scottish League Two Scottish football league

The Scottish League Two, known for sponsorship reasons as the Ladbrokes League Two, is the fourth tier of the Scottish Professional Football League, the league competition for men's professional football clubs in Scotland. The Scottish League Two was established in July 2013, after the Scottish Professional Football League was formed by a merger of the Scottish Premier League and Scottish Football League.

Elgin City F.C. association football club

Elgin City Football Club are a Professional senior football club based in Elgin, Moray. They currently compete in the Scottish Professional Football League in Scottish League Two.

Forfar Athletic

In May 2018, Reilly agreed to sign for Scottish League One side Forfar Athletic for the 2018–19 season. [12]

Scottish League One Scottish association football league

The Scottish League One, known for sponsorship reasons as the Ladbrokes League One, is the third tier of the Scottish Professional Football League, the league competition for men's professional football clubs in Scotland. The Scottish League One was established in July 2013, after the Scottish Professional Football League was formed by a merger of the Scottish Premier League and Scottish Football League.

Forfar Athletic F.C. association football club

Forfar Athletic Football Club are a Scottish semi-professional football club from the town of Forfar, Angus. They are members of the Scottish Professional Football League and currently play in Scottish League One. They play their home games at Station Park, in the north end of Forfar.

International

Reilly has represented Scotland at under-15 [13] and under-16 level during 2009. [14] He made his under-17 debut on 3 August 2010 against Sweden as a substitute. [15] In all he made six appearances for the under-17 team. [16]

Career statistics

As of match played 16 May 2018
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
ClubSeasonLeague Scottish Cup League Cup OtherTotal
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
St Mirren 2011–12 [17] Scottish Premier League 4000000040
2012–13 [18] 91100000101
2013–14 [19] Scottish Premiership 80200000100
2014–15 [20] 200201000230
St Mirren total411501000471
Albion Rovers (loan)2011–12 [17] Scottish Second Division 5010000060
Elgin City 2015–16 [21] Scottish League Two 30220003 [lower-alpha 1] 0352
2016–17 [22] 35220401 [lower-alpha 2] 0422
2017–18 [23] 33520423 [lower-alpha 2] 0427
Elgin City total98950827011911
Career total13910110927016612
  1. One appearance in the Scottish Challenge Cup and two in the League Two play-offs
  2. 1 2 Appearances in the Scottish Challenge Cup

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