Simon Baldry

Simon Jonathon Baldry
Personal information
Full nameSimon Jonathon Baldry
Date of birth (1976-02-12) 12 February 1976 (age 41)
Place of birth Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing positionWinger
Youth career
Huddersfield Town
Senior career*
1994-2003Huddersfield Town166(12)
1998→ Bury (loan)5(0)
2003-2004Notts County41(3)
2008-2009Ossett Town51(12)
2009-2010Bradford Park Avenue57(12)
2010-2012Guiseley AFC55(12)
2012Bradford Park Avenue3(5)
2012 -Ossett Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:02, 24 November 2009 (UTC).


Simon Jonathon Baldry (given birth to 12 Feb 1976) can be an British retired professional footballer who played in the Soccer Little league for Huddersfield City, Bury and Notts Region.


Huddersfield Town

Simon Baldry was a youngsters participant who came through the Huddersfield City Centre of Quality program. He was also a favorite participant at amateur night clubs Stile Common and Deighton, before putting your signature on a professional agreement with Huddersfield City in 1994 at age 17. He'd spend another 9 years on the membership before leaving in-may 2003.While using for Huddersfield he won many footballing awards including Player of the entire year Award as well as the Pontins Holidays Group Player of the entire year Award. He also have scored perhaps one of the most precious goals in the club's background and became popular for his physical power, pace and abilities over the football field.The same year that he signed his first professional contract with Huddersfield, Baldry became the youngest footballer in the club's history to possess played within a cup final at Wembley Stadium. The participant also had dual features in soccer periodicals FourFourTwo and Match, who defined Baldry as "a self-confident, youthful Keith Gillespie with an enthusiastic eye for objective". He was also hailed as "a teenage wizkid" and known as "Huddersfield Town's most normally talented apprentice". IN-MAY 1995, Baldry was called Young Participant of the entire year by Shoot newspaper.On 30 Apr 1994 Baldry scored the initial objective in Huddersfield's 2–1 win against Blackpool. This objective is quite well remembered since it was scored in the club's last video game at their previous Leeds Road surface before moving towards the after that Alfred McAlpine Stadium.On 18 Apr 1998 in the 1997–98 period, Baldry scored the target that saved Huddersfield City from relegation from the previous First Department. Huddersfield played Western world Bromwich Albion in a casino game which led to a 1–0 success for the house side.Considering the need for the game, the target christened Baldry a hero amongst Town devotees and continues to be very much discussed even today. It marked the finish of Huddersfield's "Great Get away" advertising campaign and verified Baldry a membership tale. He was called Man from the Match and was substituted 5 minutes from the overall game end to get his very own reception through the fans, that was an emotional position ovation.Throughout his time at Huddersfield and his career generally, Baldry has often been hampered by injuries. It has sometimes led to him missing a number of the biggest video games of his profession, especially against Liverpool in the FA Glass one fourth finals in Dec 1999.The player's injuries also deterred other clubs from offering him a contract. In the Fall of 2000 Middlesbrough, a after that Premier League membership, provided Huddersfield £1 million for the participant after previously noticing Baldry in an agreeable. The move was a full offer until Baldry became wounded while involved with a medical on the club.Other clubs such as for example Barnsley, Nottingham Forest and Sheffield United most showed a solid fascination with Baldry, but every offer fell through because of the participant either faltering a medical or undergoing various other type of personal sickness. It often seemed like after the participant was set to get a move to an increased membership his fitness will be struggling or start to suffer with some form of injury.Regardless of the players' medical issues, in past due 2000 Huddersfield offered Baldry a 3-year deal extension, a deal that could make Baldry a Huddersfield Town player up to the entire year of 2003.On 2 July 2010, Baldry was named among eight footballers selected to be a part of Huddersfield Town's squad for the 2010 Yorkshire Experts tournament. The function occurred on 25 July 2010 in the Sheffield Industry and was televised by Sky Sports activities.As well mainly because Huddersfield Town your competition featured other soccer clubs from your Yorkshire region, such as for example Barnsley, Hull City, Sheffield United, Sheffield Wed and Doncaster Rovers.Huddersfield managed to get to the next round of your competition before been knocked out by Sheffield Wed. Baldry received a container of champagne for earning the Golden Shoe Honor and was also reported to be probably the most skilful, entertaining participant in the competition.On 19 July 2010, Baldry was named among several former Huddersfield players selected to be a part of a Huddersfield City charity video game. The match was performed against a David Dark brown 11 and occurred at Warrenside, the house of Huddersfield-based amateur golf club Yorkshire Lions FC.The charity involved was the Hollybank Trust, which really is a company focused on helping people who have learning difficulties and donating money to orphaned children. The charity also facilitates specialist schools, home homes and treatment to individuals alongside the Country wide Health Service.The Huddersfield Examiner provided coverage of the overall game and there have been appearances from former City favourites Kevin Grey, Rodney Rowe, Martin Smith, Rob Edwards, Jon Dyson, Chris Billy and Membership Ambassador Andy Booth and the like.

Bury (loan)

Baldry spent per month in mortgage at Bury in the first stages from the 1998–99 period. While at the membership the player produced 5 first group performances and 5 reserve group appearances, credit scoring one objective for the reserves and declaring various goal helps in both groups.Due to the loan offer Bury made Huddersfield an offer of £200,000 for the midfielder. The move appeared a done offer until Huddersfield recalled Baldry back again to the membership and proclaimed the participant as "not really on the market" on his come back. It is believed that Bury had been requesting a price-cut on Baldry, under-valuing the participant and leading to the proceed to arrive to a long lasting halt out of disagreement. Baldry after that became largely involved with Huddersfield Town's "Great Get away" advertising campaign and would afterwards continue to score the target that kept the membership from relegation.Bury were then managed by ex - Huddersfield employer Neil Warnock, the person that signed Baldry to his initial professional football agreement in 1994. Despite getting unsuccessful in once again signing the participant in 1998, Warnock generally maintained a solid curiosity about Baldry and would once again attempt to indication the participant after getting the supervisor of Sheffield United a calendar year later. He'd also try once again in past due 2000, providing the player assured first team soccer and the quantity 11 top, before Baldry after that signed extended conditions on his agreement with Huddersfield.

Notts County

After departing Huddersfield Town in the summertime of 2003, Baldry started training with Boston United before signing for Notts Region carrying out a strong interest through the club. In his debut time of year he produced among the better soccer of his profession and immediately became a lover favorite. He was called golf club captain for a brief period and was involved with every video game the club performed up until getting injured mid-season.On 23 Sept 2003 Baldry scored his first objective for the golf club in Notts County's 2–1 Little league Cup make an impression on Ipswich City. Baldry was acknowledged with a guy from the match efficiency and was also called in the Soccer League's team from the week for the older Division Two.When Baldry first signed for Notts Region the golf club were economically unstable because they were simply appearing out of administration. This intended that Baldry was authorized on the month-to-month basis before club had been in an improved position to own player a well balanced contract.On 16 Feb 2004 Baldry signed a cope with the golf club that would help to make him a Region participant before end of the growing season. However, regardless of the participant securing a long lasting contract using the membership, Baldry became harmed during a work out and was out of actions for nearly 5 weeks. He didn't come back until 18 March 2004 when Notts State had taken on Wycombe Wanderers in the previous Division Two.Baldry made a complete of 41 performances in all tournaments for Notts State. His last video game for the membership came if they performed Oldham Athletic in the ultimate match from the 2003–04 period, a 1–1 pull on 8 Might 2004.Baldry was then released with the membership and took component in unsuccessful studies in Blackpool and Telford United, before undergoing several operations for the hernia issue. The player wouldn't normally go back to the soccer field for a lot more than three years.

Ossett Town

On 5 January 2008 Baldry joined North Premier League golf club Ossett City, then managed by former Huddersfield City participant Simon Collins.

Bradford Park Avenue

On 24 July 2009 Baldry joined up with Northern Premier Group membership Bradford Recreation area Avenue. He appreciated a very effective time using the membership becoming first group captain in his initial season, aswell as first group coach. He gained the Participant of the entire year Prize in his initial season and in addition guided the membership towards the play-off finals, where Park Avenue skipped out on advertising after shedding to Boston United.


Baldry joined Meeting North membership Guiseley within a long lasting deal in Dec 2010. He still left the club in-may 2012.

Personal life

Baldry was created in Huddersfield, Western Yorkshire and raised for the old Brackenhall property in Huddersfield.The player can be a former pupil from the old Deighton SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, which was located in Huddersfield and has closed.