Isaiah Rankin

Date of birth22 May 1978
Place of birthEdmonton
NationalityEnglish
Weight73 kg
Height1.78 m
PositionForward

Isaiah Rankin's only Arsenal appearance was a five-minute sub appearance in the North London derby at Tottenham Hotspur during the Christmas programme in 1997.

Isaiah scored a pre-season goal for Bradford City in their Inter Toto Cup tie against Lithuanian outfit FK Atlantas before joining Bolton Wanderers on loan at the start of the 2000-01 campaign as manager Sam Allardyce sought some extra attacking options.

He made an explosive entrance, scoring two goals in his first four games, his cracker against Preston North End being particularly memorable, but this fine start fizzled out, however, and he returned to Bradford City upon completion of his three-month loan period.

Isaiah made his only Premier League appearance when coming on as a late substitute at Leicester City on New Year's Day and soon afterwards he was sold to neighbours Barnsley, becoming new manager Nigel Spackman's first signing for the club.

Although initially asked to play in an unaccustomed wide role, his pace proved a real asset as he helped pull the Tykes away from the relegation zone.

He scored in the 3- 2 win against Tranmere Rovers but niggling injuries brought his campaign to a premature halt and he later underwent a hernia operation.

After a loan spell, Isaiah joined Grimsby Town in March 2004 with a contract to the end of the season.

He returned to Grimsby in July 2006 with a two-year contract.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Arsenal 12 Sep 1995 14 Aug 1998
Colchester United 25 Sep 1997 26 Dec 1997 L
Bradford City 14 Aug 1998 19 Jan 2001
Birmingham City 19 Jan 2000 19 May 2000 L
Bolton Wanderers 11 Aug 2000 10 Nov 2000 L
Barnsley 19 Jan 2001 25 Mar 2004
AFC Bournemouth 28 Jan 2002 01 Feb 2002 T
Grimsby Town 12 Feb 2004 24 Mar 2004 L
Grimsby Town 25 Mar 2004 30 Jun 2004
Brentford 02 Jul 2004 30 Jun 2006
Grimsby Town 01 Jul 2006 31 Jan 2008
Macclesfield Town 22 Mar 2007 31 May 2007 L
Stevenage 31 Jan 2008 30 Jun 2008
Crawley Town 23 Jul 2008 30 Jun 2009
Forest Green Rovers 01 Dec 2009 30 Jun 2010
Ashford Town (Middlesex) 19 Sep 2010 17 Aug 2011
Hendon 17 Aug 2011

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1997-98 Arsenal Premier League
1
1998-99 Bradford City FA Cup
1
1998-99 Bradford City League Cup 1
1999-00 Bradford City FA Cup
1
1999-00 Bradford City Premier League
9
2000-01 Barnsley League Division 1 6
3
1
1
2000-01 Bolton Wanderers League Cup 2
2000-01 Bolton Wanderers League Division 1 9
7
2
2000-01 Bradford City Premier League
1
2000-01 Bradford City UEFA Intertoto Cup 1
1
1
2001-02 Barnsley League Cup
1
2001-02 Barnsley League Division 1 2
7
1
1
1
2002-03 Barnsley League Cup 1
1
2002-03 Barnsley League Division 2 1
7
1
2003-04 Barnsley FA Cup 2
1
1
2003-04 Barnsley LDV Vans Trophy 1
1
1
2003-04 Barnsley League Cup
1
2003-04 Barnsley League Division 2 9
11
5
1
2003-04 Grimsby Town League Division 2 12
4
2004-05 Brentford FA Cup 8
1
2
2
2004-05 Brentford League Cup
1
2004-05 Brentford League One 33
8
8
6
2004-05 Brentford League One Play-Offs
2
1
2005-06 Brentford FA Cup 2
3
2
2005-06 Brentford League One 31
6
7
6
2005-06 Brentford League One Play-Offs 2
1
2006-07 Grimsby Town FA Cup
1
2006-07 Grimsby Town Johnstones Paint Trophy 1
2006-07 Grimsby Town League Cup 1
2006-07 Grimsby Town League Two 15
5
2
3
2006-07 Macclesfield Town League Two 1
3
2007-08 Grimsby Town Johnstones Paint Trophy 1
1
2007-08 Grimsby Town League Cup 1
2007-08 Grimsby Town League Two 12
5
1
2009-10 Forest Green Rovers FA Cup 1
1
2012-13 Hendon FA Cup
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
28 Dec 1997 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal D 1-1 Premier League


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
2007-08 Jordan International Friendly 1


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
07 Sep 2007 Bahrain v Jordan W 1-3 International Friendly


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