29 December 2006

Michael Ingham

Regular goalkeeping back-up to Maik Taylor and Roy Carroll for several seasons, Michael Ingham's career has been limited to the lower-leagues...

Name: Michael Gerard Ingham
Born: 9 July 1980, Preston (England)
Height: 6.04 ft
Weight: 13.12 st
Position: Goalkeeper
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Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 3 Full Caps (2005-2007), 4 Under-21 Caps (2001), Under-18 Caps.
Club Honours: (with Cliftonville) Irish FA Charity Shield Winner 1998; Co. Antrim Shield Runner-Up 1998/99(with Wrexham) FAW Premier Cup Winner 2003/04; (with York) Football Conference Play-Off Winner 2011/12; FA Trophy Winner 2011/12, Runner-Up 2008/09.
Awards: York City Clubman of the Year 2009/10.
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Club Career:
Clubs........... --Seasons-- Fee- -League- -FACup- LgeCup -Other-
Newington YC..................... (Northern Amateur League)
Malachians....................... (Northern Amateur League)
Cliftonville.... 98/99........... .18(0)/0 .5(0)/0 3(0)/0 .9(0)/0
Sunderland...... 99/00-04/05 £30k ..1(1)/0 ....... 2(0)/0
Carlisle United. 99/00.......Loan ..7(0)/0
Cliftonville.... 00/01.......Loan .20(0)/0 ...... ....... .2(0)/0
Stoke City...... 01/02.......Loan ..0(0)/0

Stockport County
02/03.......Loan ..0(0)/0 ....... 1(0)/0
Darlington...... 02/03.......Loan ..3(0)/0

York City.......
02/03.......Loan .17(0)/0
Wrexham......... 03/04.......Loan .11(0)/0
Doncaster Rovers 04/05.......Loan ..1(0)/
0 ...... ....... .1(0)/0
Wrexham......... 05/06-06/07 Free .71(0)/0 .4(0)/0 3(0)/0 .2(0)/0
Hereford United. 07/08 ......Free ..0(0)/0 ............... 1(0)/0
York City ...... 08/09-15/16.Free 256(2)/0 12(0)/0 2(0)/0 13(0)/0
Tadcaster Albion 16/17- date.Free (Northern Premier League)
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Biography:
First called into the Northern Ireland squad in 2002, Michael Ingham was set for his debut during the 2004 Caribbean Tour only to be ruled out through injury. He had to wait another year for his first cap against Germany in the Irish FA's 125th Anniversary gala match, thus bringing a windfall to Cliftonville due to an add-on clause in the deal that took him to Sunderland six years earlier.
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Further caps were added to Ingham's collection during the US Tour in 2006 and in a friendly with Wales in February 2007, but he fell out of the international reckoning as he struggled for regular firstteam action in the lower leagues. He was in good form with York City as they reached the 2009/10 Blue Square Premier play-off final and indicated his disappointment at not being considered by Nigel Worthington for an international recall.

In 2012 York finally returned to the Football League, adding the FA Trophy for good measure. Ingham remained in goal as they retained their league status thanks to a late-season push under the stewardship of Nigel Worthington who was a late-season appointment following a poor run of results.

York were eventually relegated from the Football League in 2016. Although Ingham had been offered a new contract with the club he decided to move on. He joined Tadcaster Albion and took a role as goalkeeping coach with the club's owners, i2i Sports.
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More to follow.
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Northern Ireland Cap Details:
04-06-2005 Germany H L 1-4 FR sub
21-05-2006 Uruguay N L 0-1 FR
06-02-2007 Wales.. H D 0-0 FR sub
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Summary: 1(2)/0. Goals Conceded: 2. Won 0, Drew 1, Lost 2.

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