20 May 2009

Colin Coates

Name: Colin Coates
Born: 26 October 1985
Height: 6.01 ft
Position: Central Defender

Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 6 Full Caps (2009-2011).
Club Honours: (with Crusaders) Irish Cup Winner 2008/09, Runner-Up 2010/11, 2011/12; Irish League Cup Winner 2011/12, Runner-Up 2007/08, 2012/13, 2013/14; Setanta Sports Cup Winner 2012; Co. Antrim Shield Winner 2009/10; Runner-Up 2004/05, 2007/08.
Awards: Umbro NI Player of the Year 2009.

Club Career: (to end 2010/11)
Teams.... --Seasons-- Signed -Fee- --League-- FA Cup FL Cup Europe Others
Crusaders 02/03- date Aug-01 Youth 197(--)/20


Biography:
2009 was a vintage year for Colin Coates. In May he captained Crusaders to a 1-0 Irish Cup Final win over Cliftonville - his first major honour - and followed that up with a call-up to the Northern Ireland squad to face Italy at the start of June.

Left footed, Coates is a central-defender who can also fill in at full-back if so required. He likes to attack, and it was his header that set up Mark Dickson's winner in the Cup Final. In January 2010 Coates claimed a Co. Antrim Shield winner's medal having twice previously finished a runner-up. Coates scored the last-minute equaliser to send the match into extra-time as Linfield were eventually defeated 3-2. The final had been postponed twice due to adverse weather and even then was only switched to Windsor Park on the day as The Oval pitch was waterlogged.

More to follow.

Northern Ireland Cap Details:
06-06-2009 Italy....... A L 0-3 FR
26-05-2010 Turkey...... N L 0-2 FR. sub
30-05-2010 Chile....... A L 0-1 FR. sub
17-11-2010 Morocco..... H D 1-1 FR. sub
24-05-2011 Rep. Ireland A L 0-5 CNC sub
27-05-2011 Wales....... N L 0-2 CNC

Summary: 2(4)/0. Won 0, Drew 1, Lost 5.

Picture by Roy Cathcart.

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