Joe Tait (footballer)

Joseph George Tait (born 4 February 1990) is an English professional footballer who plays as a centre back for National League North club York City. He has played in the USL Pro for the Dayton Dutch Lions.

Joe Tait
Tait lining up for York City in 2018
Personal information
Full name Joseph George Tait[1]
Date of birth (1990-02-04) 4 February 1990[2]
Place of birth Middlesbrough, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[3]
Playing position Centre back[4]
Club information
Current team
York City
Youth career
2006–2008 Hartlepool United
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Lindsey Wilson College Blue Raiders 18 (4)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Hartlepool United 0 (0)
2010 Baton Rouge Capitals
2011 Dayton Dutch Lions 17 (1)
2011 Philadelphia Union 0 (0)
2012–2013 Darlington 1883
2013–2014 Gateshead 4 (0)
2014Darlington 1883 (loan)
2014–2018 Spennymoor Town 32 (4)
2018– York City 40 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:12, 9 December 2019 (UTC)

Career

Early career

Tait was born in Middlesbrough, Cleveland.[5] He turned professional in 2006 with League One club Hartlepool United. He played extensively with the youth and reserve teams, captaining the youth team to the Youth League Cup final in 2007, and helping the reserves win the Division One East title of the Central League.[6]

United States

Tait moved from his native England to the United States in 2009 after accepting a scholarship to play college soccer at Lindsey Wilson College. He was on the roster for their soccer team, the Lindsey Wilson College Blue Raiders, for the 2009 and 2010 seasons.[7] He made 18 appearances, scoring four goals.[8] During his college years, Tait also played in the Premier Development League for the Baton Rouge Capitals, helping his team to the PDL National Semi-finals in 2010. He also won PDL defender of the year 2010.[9]

Tait turned professional once again in April 2011 when he signed for the Dayton Dutch Lions of the USL Pro. He made his debut on 23 April 2011 against the Rochester Rhinos.[10] He was signed by Philadelphia Union of Major League Soccer on 13 September 2011.[11]

England

After being released by Philadelphia, Tait signed for Darlington 1883 of the Northern Football League Division One in September 2012.[12] He made his debut on 8 September in a 5–0 win over Consett.[13] He scored his first goal for Darlington on 22 September in a 3–0 win at Dunston UTS.[14] After signing for Darlington, Tait missed only one game during the season. He also scored 5 goals.[15]

Tait signed for Conference Premier club Gateshead on 31 May 2013 on a one-year contract.[15] He made his debut on 10 August 2013 against Kidderminster Harriers.[16] Tait's first goal for Gateshead came on 30 November 2013 in a 4–1 win over Hednesford Town in the FA Trophy.[17] On 10 January 2014, Tait rejoined Darlington 1883 on loan for the remainder of the 2013–14 season.[18] The following day, Tait scored the opening goal on his second debut for Darlington in a 2–0 win against Harrogate Railway Athletic.[19] At the end of the 2013–14 season, Tait was released by Gateshead.[20]

Tait signed for Spennymoor Town on 1 July 2014.[21]

Tait signed for National League North club York City on 26 July 2018 after a successful trial.[22]

Career statistics

As of match played 7 December 2019
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup[lower-alpha 1] League Cup Other Total
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Hartlepool United 2008–09[23] League One 0000000000
Dayton Dutch Lions 2011[24][25] USL Pro 17100171
Philadelphia Union 2011[24] Major League Soccer 000000
Gateshead 2013–14[24] Conference Premier 40401[lower-alpha 2]191
Spennymoor Town 2017–18[24][26] National League North 324105[lower-alpha 2]0384
York City 2018–19[24][27] National League North 221311[lower-alpha 2]0262
2019–20[24][28] National League North 1824000222
Total 4037110484
Career total 938121007111210
  1. Includes FA Cup
  2. Appearance(s) in FA Trophy

Honours

Darlington 1883

Individual

References

  1. "List of players under written contract registered between 01/05/2016 and 31/05/2016" (PDF). The Football Association. p. 7. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  2. "Joe Tait". ESPN FC. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  3. "Joe Tait". 11v11.com. AFS Enterprises. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  4. "Joe Tait". York City F.C. Retrieved 26 July 2019.
  5. "Player profile: Joe Tait". York City F.C. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  6. http://www.philadelphiaunion.com/player/joe-tait%5B%5D
  7. "2009 Men's soccer roster". Lindsey Wilson Athletics. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
    "2010 Men's soccer roster". Lindsey Wilson Athletics. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  8. "Joe Tait". Lindsey Wilson Athletics. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  9. "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". Archived from the original on 10 June 2011. Retrieved 26 April 2011.
  10. United Soccer Leagues (USL)
  11. Union sign English defender Joe Tait | Philadelphia Union
  12. "Joe Tait Signs For Darlington". Darlington F.C. 8 September 2012. Archived from the original on 17 June 2013. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  13. "Five Goal Darlington Return To Winning Ways". Darlington F.C. 8 September 2012. Archived from the original on 4 June 2013. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  14. "Darlington Punish Dunston For Missed Chances". Darlington F.C. 23 September 2012. Archived from the original on 4 June 2013. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  15. "Defender leaves Darlington". The Northern Echo. 31 May 2013. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  16. "Kidderminster v Gateshead". BBC Sport. 10 August 2013. Retrieved 10 August 2013.
  17. "Gateshead 4–1 Hednesford Town". Gateshead F.C. 1 December 2013. Archived from the original on 2 December 2013. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
  18. "Gateshead v Nuneaton Town – Match Preview". Gateshead F.C. 10 January 2014. Archived from the original on 10 January 2014. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
  19. "Massive crowd watch Darlington 1883 humble Harrogate Railway". Harrogate Advertiser. 11 January 2014. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  20. "Eleven Not Offered New Deals". Gateshead F.C. 29 May 2014. Archived from the original on 29 May 2014. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
  21. "Joe Tait Signs for the Moors". Spennymoor Town F.C. 1 July 2014. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 6 July 2014.
  22. Appleyard, Ian (26 July 2018). "Defender Joe Tait joins Minstermen". York City F.C. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  23. "Games played by Joe Tait in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  24. "J. Tait: Summary". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 9 December 2019.
  25. For U.S. Open Cup first round: Nolan, Chuck (15 June 2011). "2011 US Open Cup First Round: Bulow hat trick leads Kickers 4–1 rout of Dayton". TheCup.us. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  26. For FA Cup second qualifying round: "Spennymoor 1–2 Gainsborough Trinity". Spennymoor Town F.C. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
    For FA Trophy third qualifying round: "Cleethorpes Town 1–2 Spennymoor". Spennymoor Town F.C. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  27. For FA Cup second qualifying round: Flett, Dave (23 September 2018). "York City 5 Ashton Athletic 0 report, match stats and player ratings". The Press. York. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
    For FA Cup third qualifying round: Flett, Dave (7 October 2018). "York City 3 St Ives Town 0 report, match stats and player ratings". The Press. York. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
    For FA Trophy third qualifying round: Flett, Dave (25 November 2018). "Kidderminster 1 York City 3 report, match stats and ratings". The Press. York. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  28. For FA Cup second qualifying round: Kilbride, Jacob (21 September 2019). "Irlam 0–2 York City – Report". The Press. York. Retrieved 6 October 2019.
    For FA Cup third qualifying round: Richardson, Joe (5 October 2019). "Buxton 1 York City 2 – Report". The Press. York. Retrieved 6 October 2019.
    For FA Trophy third qualifying round: Kilbride, Jacob (23 November 2019). "York City exit FA Trophy after 1–0 defeat to Altrincham at Bootham Crescent". The Press. York. Retrieved 24 November 2019.
  29. United Soccer Leagues (USL) Archived 11 July 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  • Profile at the York City F.C. profile
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