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Encyclopedia > Michael Bridges
Michael Bridges
Personal information
Full name Michael Bridges
Date of birth August 5, 1978 (1978-08-05) (age 29)
Place of birth    North Shields, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Hull City
Number 17
Youth clubs
19??-1995 Sunderland
Senior clubs1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1995-1999
1999-2004
2004
2004
2004
2004-2005
2005
2005
2006
2006-
2007-
Sunderland
Leeds United
Newcastle United (loan)
Bolton Wanderers
Sunderland (loan)
Sunderland
Bristol City
Carlisle United (loan)
Carlisle United
Hull City
Sydney FC (loan)
079 0(16)
056 0(19)
006 00(0)
000 00(0)
011 00(1)
008 00(0)
011 00(0)
007 00(3)
023 0(12)
015 00(2)
000 00(0)   

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 18:19, 15 October 2007 (UTC).
* Appearances (Goals) is the 217th day of the year (218th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... North Shields (or locally just Shields) is a town on the north bank of the River Tyne, in the metropolitan borough of North Tyneside, in North East England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... The striker (wearing the red shirt) has run past the defender (in the white shirt) and is about to take a shot at the goal, while the goalkeeper positions himself to attempt to stop the ball. ... Hull City Association Football Club is an English football club based in Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire. ... Sunderland Association Football Club is a professional football club, based at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, in North-East England. ... Sunderland Association Football Club is a professional football club, based at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, in North-East England. ... Leeds United Association Football Club are an English professional football club based in Leeds, West Yorkshire. ... Newcastle United Football Club (also known as The Magpies or The Toon) are an English professional football team based in Newcastle upon Tyne. ... Bolton Wanderers Football Club (also known as The Trotters) are an English professional football club based in Horwich, in the Borough of Bolton, Greater Manchester, North West England. ... Sunderland Association Football Club is a professional football club, based at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, in North-East England. ... Sunderland Association Football Club is a professional football club, based at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, in North-East England. ... Bristol City Football Club is one of two football league clubs in Bristol, England, (the other being rivals Bristol Rovers). ... Carlisle United F.C. are an English football team based in Carlisle, Cumbria, play in the Football League One this season, after gaining promotion from the Football League Two at the end of the 2005-06 season. ... Carlisle United F.C. are an English football team based in Carlisle, Cumbria, play in the Football League One this season, after gaining promotion from the Football League Two at the end of the 2005-06 season. ... Hull City Association Football Club is an English football club based in Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire. ... Sydney FC, founded in 2004, is an Australian football (soccer) club based in Sydney and competes in Australias premier competition, the A-League. ...

Michael Bridges (born August 5, 1978 in North Shields) is an English football centre-forward whose career has been severely blighted by injuries. He currently plays for Sydney FC, on loan from Hull City. is the 217th day of the year (218th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... North Shields (or locally just Shields) is a town on the north bank of the River Tyne, in the metropolitan borough of North Tyneside, in North East England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... The striker (wearing the red shirt) has run past the defender (in the white shirt) and is about to take a shot at the goal, while the goalkeeper positions himself to attempt to stop the ball. ... Sydney FC, founded in 2004, is an Australian football (soccer) club based in Sydney and competes in Australias premier competition, the A-League. ... Hull City Association Football Club is an English football club based in Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire. ...


He emerged as one of the Premier League's most promising young strikers during the 1996-97 season at Sunderland, but was unable to save them from relegation. Two years later he helped them return to the Premiership and joined Leeds United for £5million soon afterwards. For other sports leagues which may be referred to by this name, see List of professional sports leagues. ... The 1996-1997 season was the 117th season of competitive football in England. ... Sunderland Association Football Club is a professional football club, based at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, in North-East England. ... Leeds United Association Football Club are an English professional football club based in Leeds, West Yorkshire. ...


In his first season at Elland Road, Bridges scored 19 Premiership goals and helped his side finish third in the Premiership, qualify for the Champions' League and reach the semi finals of the UEFA Cup. Elland Road is the home stadium of the football team Leeds United. ... The UEFA Champions League (also known as the European Cup, UCL, CE1, C1[1] or CL) is a seasonal club football competition organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) since 1955 for the most successful football clubs in Europe. ... The UEFA Cup (also known as European Cup 3, CE3 or C3) is a football competition for European club teams, organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). ...


But he was plagued by a series of injuries over the next four seasons, and was sent to Newcastle United on loan in January 2004 in order to help alleviate their striker crisis. After only making a single start for Newcastle, on the right wing as opposed to in his favoured striking role, Bridges was out of contract in the summer of 2004 with his contract not being renewed due to his injury problems. He was quickly snapped up by Bolton Wanderers but only figured in one League Cup game. Released by Bolton he spent the rest of the season back at the Stadium of Light with Sunderland before joining Bristol City. Newcastle United Football Club (also known as The Magpies or The Toon) are an English professional football team based in Newcastle upon Tyne. ... Bolton Wanderers Football Club (also known as The Trotters) are an English professional football club based in Horwich, in the Borough of Bolton, Greater Manchester, North West England. ... The Football League Cup, commonly known as the League Cup, is an English football competition. ... This article is about the home stadium of Sunderland A.F.C.. For the home stadium of SL Benfica, see Estádio da Luz. ... Bristol City Football Club is one of two football league clubs in Bristol, England, (the other being rivals Bristol Rovers). ...


His spell at Ashton Gate ended in November 2005, and he joined Carlisle United, becoming perhaps their most influential player in their successful promotion charge into League One. Bridges' goals made him very popular in Carlisle, and the fans were sad when he decided to leave Brunton Park on Transfer deadline day, 31 August 2006. It was reported that Hull City had a £250,000 bid for Bridges turned down, and that because of this, Bridges handed in a transfer request. Hull returned with an improved bid of £350,000, and this was accepted. Ashton Gate is a stadium in Bristol, England, and is the home of Bristol City F.C. Located in the south-west of the city, just south of the River Avon, it has an all-seated capacity of about 21,500, with an effective capacity for football matches (depending on... Carlisle United F.C. are an English football team based in Carlisle, Cumbria, play in the Football League One this season, after gaining promotion from the Football League Two at the end of the 2005-06 season. ... Football League One (often referred to as League One for short or Coca-Cola Football League 1 for sponsorship reasons) is the second-highest division of The Football League and third-highest division overall in the English football league system. ... Brunton Park is the home of Carlisle United F.C. It is situated in Carlisle, Cumbria and has a capacity of 16,651. ... Transfer window is the term given to the period in football when a football club can transfer players either in or out of their playing staff. ... is the 243rd day of the year (244th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


His first season at Hull was largely disappointing. However, he did earn the Tigers their first league win of the season with a spectacular goal against Leicester City[1], but through a combination of injuries (back and ankle [2]), suspension (following a sending off in a reserve game [3]) and simply not being selected, he made only 8 starts and 7 substitute appearances for the Tigers. Leicester City Football Club, (also known as The Foxes) are an English professional football club based in the city of Leicester. ...


Due to lack of first team opportunity at Hull, Bridges was allowed to leave on loan for a short term deal at Australian side Sydney FC on 15 October 2007.[1] is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Honours

From the 1992-1993 to the 2003-2004 season, the Football League First Division was the highest division of The Football League and the second-highest division in the overall English football league system. ... The Football League Championship (often referred to as The Championship for short, the Coca-Cola Football League Championship for sponsorship reasons) is the highest division of The Football League and second-highest division overall in the English football league system after the Premier League. ... Football League Two (often referred to as League Two for short or Coca-Cola Football League 2 for sponsorship reasons) is the third-highest division of The Football League and fourth-highest division overall in the English football league system. ...

External links

  • Michael Bridges' career stats at Soccerbase
  • Official Hull City profile

Soccerbase is a web-based database of football-related data. ...

References

  1. ^ http://au.fourfourtwo.com/news/63097,dwight-sells-sydney-to-bridges.aspx Dwight Sells Sydney To Bridges, Accessed 16 October 2007.

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