Gareth Sheldon

Date of birth31 January 1980
Place of birthBirmingham
NationalityEnglish
Weight76 kg
Height1.80 m
PositionForward

Sheldon made excellent progress in 2000-01 and established himself as a regular in the Scunthorpe United line-up for the first time.

He is a very fast and direct striker who started the campaign at centre forward before switching to a role wide on the right.

Although his goals return was disappointing, he netted with a brilliant 75-yard individual effort in the LDV Vans Trophy tie against Hartlepool United.

Collecting a loose ball from the edge of his own area, he dribbled straight up the field before netting with a great 20-yard drive into the bottom of the net.

He missed the last few games after suffering a leg injury at Shrewsbury Town.

Sheldon joined Hereford United in July 2006 with a one-year contract.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Scunthorpe United 04 Feb 1999 20 May 2002
Exeter City 20 May 2002 30 Jun 2005
Kidderminster Harriers 13 Jul 2005 30 Jun 2006
Hereford United 01 Jul 2006 27 Feb 2007
Halesowen Town 16 Mar 2007 30 Jun 2007
Tamworth 01 Jul 2007

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Scunthorpe United FA Cup 4
1
2000-01 Scunthorpe United LDV Vans Trophy 1
1
2000-01 Scunthorpe United League Cup 2
2000-01 Scunthorpe United League Division 3 33
6
1
2
1
2001-02 Scunthorpe United LDV Vans Trophy
1
2001-02 Scunthorpe United League Cup 1
1
2001-02 Scunthorpe United League Division 3 6
8
2
2002-03 Exeter City FA Cup 2
1
2002-03 Exeter City LDV Vans Trophy 1
1
2002-03 Exeter City League Division 3 7
12
1
1
1
2003-04 Exeter City LDV Vans Trophy 1
2004-05 Exeter City FA Cup
1
2005-06 Kidderminster Harriers LDV Vans Trophy 2
1
1
1
2006-07 Hereford United FA Cup 1
1
2006-07 Hereford United League Two 3
5
1


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
12 Aug 2000 Macclesfield Town v Scunthorpe United W 0-1 League Division 3
19 Aug 2000 Scunthorpe United v Kidderminster Harriers W 2-0 League Division 3
22 Aug 2000 Wigan Athletic v Scunthorpe United L 1-0 League Cup 1st round 1st leg
26 Aug 2000 Rochdale v Scunthorpe United L 3-2 League Division 3
28 Aug 2000 Scunthorpe United v Chesterfield D 1-1 League Division 3
02 Sep 2000 Scunthorpe United v Blackpool W 1-0 League Division 3
05 Sep 2000 Scunthorpe United v Wigan Athletic L 1-4
Agg: 1-5
League Cup 1st round 2nd leg
09 Sep 2000 York City v Scunthorpe United L 2-0 League Division 3
12 Sep 2000 Leyton Orient v Scunthorpe United D 1-1 League Division 3
16 Sep 2000 Scunthorpe United v Cardiff City L 0-2 League Division 3
23 Sep 2000 Southend United v Scunthorpe United L 1-0 League Division 3
30 Sep 2000 Scunthorpe United v Torquay United W 3-0 League Division 3
07 Oct 2000 Scunthorpe United v Halifax Town W 1-0 League Division 3
14 Oct 2000 Brighton and Hove Albion v Scunthorpe United D 0-0 League Division 3
21 Oct 2000 Scunthorpe United v Darlington D 1-1 League Division 3
24 Oct 2000 Scunthorpe United v Shrewsbury Town W 2-0 League Division 3
28 Oct 2000 Carlisle United v Scunthorpe United W 1-2 League Division 3
04 Nov 2000 Scunthorpe United v Hartlepool United W 3-0 League Division 3
11 Nov 2000 Exeter City v Scunthorpe United L 2-1 League Division 3
18 Nov 2000 Scunthorpe United v Hartlepool United W 3-1 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
25 Nov 2000 Scunthorpe United v Mansfield Town W 6-0 League Division 3
02 Dec 2000 Scunthorpe United v Hull City L 0-1 League Division 3
09 Dec 2000 Scunthorpe United v Brighton and Hove Albion W 2-1 FA Cup 2nd round
11 Dec 2000 Hartlepool United v Scunthorpe United L 3-2 LDV Vans Trophy 1st round - northern section
16 Dec 2000 Barnet v Scunthorpe United L 4-2 League Division 3
23 Dec 2000 Scunthorpe United v Cheltenham Town D 1-1 League Division 3
26 Dec 2000 Lincoln City v Scunthorpe United D 1-1 League Division 3
01 Jan 2001 Scunthorpe United v Macclesfield Town D 2-2 League Division 3
13 Jan 2001 Chesterfield v Scunthorpe United L 1-0 League Division 3
23 Jan 2001 Scunthorpe United v Burnley W 1-1 (5-4) FA Cup 3rd round replay
28 Jan 2001 Bolton Wanderers v Scunthorpe United L 5-1 FA Cup 4th round
03 Feb 2001 Blackpool v Scunthorpe United L 6-0 League Division 3
17 Feb 2001 Cardiff City v Scunthorpe United L 3-0 League Division 3
20 Feb 2001 Scunthorpe United v Leyton Orient D 1-1 League Division 3
24 Feb 2001 Scunthorpe United v Southend United D 1-1 League Division 3
27 Feb 2001 Cheltenham Town v Scunthorpe United L 1-0 League Division 3
03 Mar 2001 Torquay United v Scunthorpe United W 0-2 League Division 3
06 Mar 2001 Scunthorpe United v Brighton and Hove Albion W 2-1 League Division 3
10 Mar 2001 Halifax Town v Scunthorpe United W 3-4 League Division 3
13 Mar 2001 Kidderminster Harriers v Scunthorpe United D 0-0 League Division 3
17 Mar 2001 Scunthorpe United v Plymouth Argyle W 4-1 League Division 3
24 Mar 2001 Darlington v Scunthorpe United L 2-1 League Division 3
31 Mar 2001 Scunthorpe United v Barnet W 2-1 League Division 3
03 Apr 2001 Scunthorpe United v Lincoln City W 2-1 League Division 3
07 Apr 2001 Hull City v Scunthorpe United L 2-1 League Division 3
14 Apr 2001 Shrewsbury Town v Scunthorpe United W 0-2 League Division 3
11 Aug 2001 Kidderminster Harriers v Scunthorpe United L 1-0 League Division 3
18 Aug 2001 Scunthorpe United v Bristol Rovers L 1-2 League Division 3
20 Aug 2001 Scunthorpe United v Rotherham United L 0-2 League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
25 Aug 2001 Exeter City v Scunthorpe United W 0-4 League Division 3
27 Aug 2001 Scunthorpe United v Lincoln City D 1-1 League Division 3
01 Sep 2001 Macclesfield Town v Scunthorpe United L 4-3 League Division 3
13 Oct 2001 Scunthorpe United v Luton Town L 0-2 League Division 3
20 Oct 2001 Oxford United v Scunthorpe United W 0-1 League Division 3
24 Nov 2001 Scunthorpe United v Darlington W 7-1 League Division 3
04 Dec 2001 Huddersfield Town v Scunthorpe United L 4-1 LDV Vans Trophy Quarter-final - northern section
02 Mar 2002 Mansfield Town v Scunthorpe United L 2-1 League Division 3
05 Mar 2002 Scunthorpe United v Torquay United W 1-0 League Division 3
09 Mar 2002 Hull City v Scunthorpe United W 0-1 League Division 3
16 Mar 2002 Scunthorpe United v Carlisle United W 2-1 League Division 3
06 Apr 2002 Scunthorpe United v Rushden and Diamonds D 1-1 League Division 3
13 Apr 2002 Darlington v Scunthorpe United L 2-1 League Division 3


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

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2003-04 England Semi-Pro 1
2003-04 England Semi-Pro v Under-25 1
1
2003-04 England Semi-Professional 1
2003-04 England SP Four Nations Tournament 3


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
11 Feb 2004 England v Italy L 1-4 SEMI PRO v U25
18 May 2004 Republic of Ireland v England L 3-2 SP FOUR NATIONS TOURNAMENT
20 May 2004 England v Wales L 0-2 SP FOUR NATIONS TOURNAMENT
23 May 2004 Scotland v England W 1-3 SP FOUR NATIONS TOURNAMENT
27 May 2004 England v Iraq L 1-5 SP
09 Jun 2004 USA v England D 0-0 Semi-Pro


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