Joe Gamble

Date of birth14 January 1982
Place of birthCork
NationalityIrish
Weight71 kg
Height1.70 m
PositionMidfielder

Gamble joined Reading from League of Ireland club Cork City in August 2000 and gave some impressive performances in the reserve and youth teams.

He made his senior debut when coming off the subs' bench for the final 15 minutes of the Worthington Cup first round first leg tie against Leyton Orient and made a couple more appearances later in the season before being loaned out to Crawley Town in March to gain some regular first-team football.

A tenacious midfield player with plenty of skill on the ball, he featured regularly for the Republic of Ireland at Under-18 level during the 2000-01 campaign.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Cork City 01 Jul 1999 08 Aug 2000
Reading 08 Aug 2000 30 Jun 2004
Crawley Town 22 Mar 2001 06 May 2001 L
Carlisle United 30 Sep 2002 04 Oct 2002 T
Barnet 01 Aug 2003 04 May 2004 L
Cork City 01 Jul 2004 05 Jan 2010
Hartlepool United 05 Jan 2010 30 Jun 2011

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Reading FA Cup
1
2000-01 Reading League Cup
1
2000-01 Reading League Division 2
1
2001-02 Reading FA Cup 1
2001-02 Reading LDV Vans Trophy 2
2001-02 Reading League Cup
1
2001-02 Reading League Division 2 2
4
2
2003-04 Barnet FA Cup 3
1
2009-10 Hartlepool United League One 22
2
2
2010-11 Hartlepool United FA Cup 3
1
2010-11 Hartlepool United Johnstones Paint Trophy 2
1
2010-11 Hartlepool United League Cup 2
2010-11 Hartlepool United League One 25
5
1
7


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
22 Aug 2000 Leyton Orient v Reading D 1-1 League Cup 1st round 1st leg
02 Sep 2000 Port Vale v Reading W 0-1 League Division 2
18 Nov 2000 Reading v Grays Athletic W 4-0 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
11 Aug 2001 Blackpool v Reading W 0-2 League Division 2
21 Aug 2001 Reading v Luton Town W 4-0 League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
30 Oct 2001 Reading v Colchester United W 2-1 LDV Vans Trophy 2nd round - southern section
17 Nov 2001 Reading v Welling United W 1-0 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
04 Dec 2001 Barnet v Reading L 4-1 LDV Vans Trophy Quarter-final - southern section
29 Dec 2001 Wrexham v Reading W 0-2 League Division 2
01 Jan 2002 Reading v Port Vale W 2-0 League Division 2
12 Jan 2002 Huddersfield Town v Reading W 0-1 League Division 2
19 Jan 2002 Reading v Blackpool W 3-0 League Division 2
09 Feb 2002 Reading v Notts County W 2-1 League Division 2


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
2000-01 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-18 3
2001-02 Republic of Ireland Toulon Under-20 3
1
2001-02 Republic of Ireland Under-21
1
1
2002-03 Republic of Ireland Under-21
1
2006-07 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 1
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
15 Oct 2000 Republic of Ireland v Czech Republic L 0-1 UEFA U18 Group 8
17 Oct 2000 Moldova v Republic of Ireland W 0-2 UEFA U18 Group 8
19 Oct 2000 Bulgaria v Republic of Ireland W 2-3 UEFA U18 Group 8
26 Mar 2002 Republic of Ireland v Denmark W 3-2 U21
07 May 2002 Republic of Ireland v Japan L 0-2 Toulon Under-20 Tournament Group B
09 May 2002 Republic of Ireland v Italy L 0-2 Toulon Under-20 Tournament Group B
13 May 2002 Republic of Ireland v South Africa L 1-2 Toulon Under-20 Tournament Group B
15 May 2002 Germany v Republic of Ireland D 2-2 Toulon Under-20 Tournament Group B
20 Aug 2002 Finland v Republic of Ireland W 0-1 U21
24 May 2007 Republic of Ireland v Ecuador D 1-1 International Friendly
26 May 2007 Republic of Ireland v Bolivia D 1-1 International Friendly


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