Nathan Abbey

Date of birth11 July 1978
Place of birthIslington
NationalityEnglish
Weight80 kg
Height1.85 m
PositionGoalkeeper

Began as a Luton Town trainee and had a spell as first choice keeper in the 1999-2000 season.

Nathan began the 2000-01 campaign as second choice 'keeper to newcomer Mark Ovendale at Luton.

He came back to enjoy two lengthy runs in the side and the pair effectively shared duties during the campaign.

A talented young goalkeeper, he produced some commanding performances and arguably the save of the season at Kenilworth Road in the game against Wrexham in October.
He was one of five players released by the Hatters in the 2001 close season and moved on to Chesterfield for the 2001-02 campaign.
His Saltergate stint ended in August 2002 when he joined Northampton Town on a three-month contract that was later extended until the end of the season.
Nathan returned to Luton Town in October 2003 on non-contract terms which was quickly followed by another brief stint at Macclesfield Town before agreeing a one-month deals at Ipswich Town and Burnley.
He joined Boston United in July 2004 with a two-year contract that was cancelled in January 2006.
Nathan then joined Bristol City with a contract to the end of the season.
His contract at Brentford was extended to June 2007 in January 2007.
Nathan joined Milton Keynes Dons in August 2007 with a one-year contract that was extended to June 2009 in May 2008.

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Clean sheets Conceded Y R
2000-01 Luton Town FA Cup 3 2
2000-01 Luton Town League Division 2 20 1 33
1
2001-02 Chesterfield FA Cup 3 1 3
2001-02 Chesterfield LDV Vans Trophy 3 2 2
1
2001-02 Chesterfield League Division 2 46 7 62
4
2001-02 Chesterfield Worthington Cup 1 2
2002-03 Northampton Town LDV Vans Trophy 2 6
1
2002-03 Northampton Town League Division 2 4
1
5
2002-03 Northampton Town Worthington Cup 1 1
2004-05 Boston United Carling Cup 2 6
1
2004-05 Boston United FA Cup 4 5
1
2004-05 Boston United LDV Vans Trophy 1 1
2004-05 Boston United League Two 44 8 54
3
2005-06 Boston United Carling Cup 1 1
2005-06 Boston United FA Cup 2 3
2005-06 Boston United LDV Vans Trophy 2 4
2005-06 Boston United League Two 17 2 21
1
2005-06 Bristol City League One
1
2006-07 Brentford League One 16 2 19
1
2006-07 Torquay United Carling Cup 1 2
2006-07 Torquay United FA Cup 3 3
2006-07 Torquay United Johnstones Paint Trophy 1 1
2006-07 Torquay United League Two 24 4 31
2007-08 Milton Keynes Dons Carling Cup 2 5
2007-08 Milton Keynes Dons FA Cup 1 2
2008-09 Milton Keynes Dons Johnstones Paint Trophy 1 1
2008-09 Milton Keynes Dons League One
1
2009-10 Rushden and Diamonds FA Cup 2 1 3
2012-13 Arlesey Town FA Cup 1 3


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
09 Sep 2000 Luton Town v Northampton Town L 0-2 League Division 2
12 Sep 2000 Luton Town v Walsall D 0-0 League Division 2
17 Oct 2000 Oxford United v Luton Town D 0-0 League Division 2
21 Oct 2000 Luton Town v Brentford W 3-1 League Division 2
28 Oct 2000 Luton Town v Wrexham L 3-4 League Division 2
04 Nov 2000 Bury v Luton Town D 1-1 League Division 2
11 Nov 2000 Luton Town v Bristol City L 0-3 League Division 2
17 Nov 2000 Luton Town v Rushden and Diamonds W 1-0 FA Cup 1st round
25 Nov 2000 Port Vale v Luton Town L 3-0 League Division 2
02 Dec 2000 Stoke City v Luton Town W 1-3 League Division 2
09 Dec 2000 Darlington v Luton Town D 0-0 FA Cup 2nd round
16 Dec 2000 Luton Town v Colchester United L 0-3 League Division 2
19 Dec 2000 Luton Town v Darlington W 2-0 FA Cup 2nd round replay
23 Dec 2000 Reading v Luton Town L 4-1 League Division 2
26 Dec 2000 Luton Town v Peterborough United W 3-2 League Division 2
03 Mar 2001 Luton Town v Bristol Rovers D 0-0 League Division 2
06 Mar 2001 Luton Town v Cambridge United W 1-0 League Division 2
10 Mar 2001 Millwall v Luton Town L 1-0 League Division 2
27 Mar 2001 Peterborough United v Luton Town D 1-1 League Division 2
31 Mar 2001 Colchester United v Luton Town L 3-1 League Division 2
03 Apr 2001 Luton Town v Reading D 1-1 League Division 2
07 Apr 2001 Luton Town v Stoke City L 1-2 League Division 2
10 Apr 2001 Luton Town v Oxford United D 1-1 League Division 2


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Luton Town 02 May 1996 30 Jun 2001
Chesterfield 06 Aug 2001 30 Jun 2002
Northampton Town 02 Aug 2002 30 Jun 2003
Stevenage 10 Aug 2003 10 Oct 2003
Luton Town 10 Oct 2003 17 Oct 2003
St Albans City 07 Nov 2003 14 Nov 2003
Macclesfield Town 14 Nov 2003 28 Nov 2003
Hayes 12 Dec 2003 18 Dec 2003
Ipswich Town 18 Dec 2003 13 Jan 2004
Burnley 16 Jan 2004 16 Feb 2004
Burnley 04 Mar 2004 30 Jun 2004
Boston United 28 Jul 2004 31 Jan 2006
Leyton Orient 24 Nov 2005 05 Jan 2006 L
Bristol City 17 Feb 2006 30 Jun 2006
Torquay United 27 Jul 2006 27 Dec 2006
Brentford 29 Dec 2006 30 Jun 2007
Milton Keynes Dons 11 Aug 2007 30 Jun 2009
Rushden and Diamonds 18 Sep 2009 16 Jan 2010
Kettering Town 16 Jan 2010 16 Nov 2010
Arlesey Town 01 Jul 2012

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Clean sheets Conceded Y R


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
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Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.