Farrell, Craig

Birth Date

5th December 1982

Birthplace

Middlesbrough

Occupation

Forward

Biographical Text

Farrell originally signed a professional contract for Leeds United in August 2002, having previously played a few games for the Middlesbrough junior side, having appeared for Cleveland Boys.

Although he never featured in the first team for Leeds, having worked his way through the ranks of trainee, Farrell moved to Carlisle United in October 2002 on a month’s loan, and immediately won a first team place. He then signed a permanent deal for the club in a transfer worth up to £50,000.

He joined the Grecians from Carlisle on a free transfer in the summer of 2005, making his debut for City on the opening day of the season, a 2-0 win at Gravesend & Northfleet.

He went on to feature in 38 Conference fixtures, 12 as substitute, for Exeter, scoring 8 goals. At the end of the 2005-06 season, Farrell wanted a return north and therefore signed for York.

He again established a first team place, scoring 21 goals in 73 starts, but in January 2009 he joined fellow Blue Square Premier League club, Oxford United on loan, after turning down a move to Blue Square North side, Gateshead.

Farrell played for Rushden & Diamonds during the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons and then moved to A.F.C. Telford in June 2011, before linking up with Hinckley Athletic on loan in January 2012.

Farrell signed for newly relegated Northern Premier League team Blyth Spartans in June 2012, he made eighteen appearances for Blyth, scoring seven goals.

In November 2012, he joined Whitby Town.

He retired in February 2015 due to a serious hip injury.

Appearances

27

Appearances as Substitute

12

Goals

8

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