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Matt Heath

Full name: Matthew Philip Heath
Birthdate: 01.11.1981
Birthplace: Leicester
Position: Centre-back
Joined from: Local
Nationality: England
First game: Charlton Athletic, 29.09.2001
Last game: Plymouth Argyle, 08.05.2005
Games: 60 (50 starts + 10 subs)
Goals: 6
Player Profile

Heath was a homegrown player, born in Leicester who came through the club's youth system and got his first real taste of first-team action in Peter Taylor's final game at the helm, away at Charlton Athletic in September 2001 - he came in to replace Matt Elliott.

After Taylor had gone Heath continued to get his first team chances under Micky Adams and made numerous appearances as the Foxes won promotion back to the Premier League under his guidance. These impressive performances also saw him win a call-up to an England U21 training camp.

He was loaned out to Stockport County to gain some more first-team experience lower down the leagues, and he was rewarded at the back end of that Premier League season when he returned and played in a series of first-team matches.

City suffered relegation back to the Championship but that gave Heath more first-team opportunities at the Walkers Stadium, becoming a regular at the back. With Craig Levein replacing Adams, however, his chances dried up and he opted to follow Adams to his new club Coventry City.

He spent just a year down the road with the Sky Blues before one of Heath's former Foxes team-mates, Dennis Wise, took him to Leeds United on-loan and then on a permanent deal. Heath moved to Colchester and had loan stints at Brighton and Hove Albion and Southend United.

Seasons League FA Cup League Cup Europe OtherTotal
Year Division Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
2001-02Premier League5-1-------6-
2001_154_
2002-03Division One1032-2-----143
2002_154_
2003-04Premier League13-2-------15-
2003_154_
2004-05Championship2232-1-----253
2004_154_
Total5067-3-----60 6
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Appearances

DateResultOppositionCompetitionStartSubGoals
1 29.09.2001 0 - 2 Charlton Athletic (A) Premier League
2 08.12.2001 0 - 4 Southampton (H) Premier League
3 05.01.2002 2 - 1 Mansfield Town (H) FA Cup 3
4 16.03.2002 2 - 2 Southampton (A) Premier League
5 13.04.2002 2 - 2 Everton (A) Premier League
6 20.04.2002 2 - 2 Aston Villa (H) Premier League
7 27.08.2002 0 - 0 Crystal Palace (A) Division One
8 02.10.2002 2 - 1 Sheffield Wednesday (A) League Cup 2
9 05.11.2002 0 - 2 Manchester United (A) League Cup 3
10 09.11.2002 2 - 0 Walsall (H) Division One 1
11 16.11.2002 2 - 2 Millwall (A) Division One 1
12 14.12.2002 4 - 1 Millwall (H) Division One
13 20.12.2002 1 - 0 Brighton & Hove Albion (A) Division One
14 26.12.2002 1 - 2 Ipswich Town (H) Division One
15 28.12.2002 2 - 1 Watford (A) Division One
16 04.01.2003 2 - 0 Bristol City (H) FA Cup 3
17 25.01.2003 1 - 4 Wolverhampton Wanderers (A) FA Cup 4
18 28.01.2003 3 - 1 Reading (A) Division One 1
19 01.02.2003 1 - 0 Crystal Palace (H) Division One
20 21.04.2003 1 - 2 Sheffield United (A) Division One
21 28.12.2003 2 - 2 Bolton Wanderers (A) Premier League
22 03.01.2004 2 - 2 Manchester City (A) FA Cup 3
23 14.01.2004 1 - 3 Manchester City (H) FA Cup 3 rep
24 28.02.2004 0 - 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers (H) Premier League
25 13.03.2004 1 - 0 Birmingham City (A) Premier League
26 20.03.2004 1 - 1 Everton (H) Premier League
27 28.03.2004 0 - 0 Liverpool (H) Premier League
28 05.04.2004 2 - 3 Leeds United (A) Premier League
29 10.04.2004 0 - 2 Fulham (H) Premier League
30 13.04.2004 0 - 1 Manchester United (A) Premier League
31 17.04.2004 0 - 1 Blackburn Rovers (A) Premier League
32 24.04.2004 1 - 1 Manchester City (H) Premier League
33 01.05.2004 2 - 2 Charlton Athletic (A) Premier League
34 08.05.2004 3 - 1 Portsmouth (H) Premier League
35 15.05.2004 1 - 2 Arsenal (A) Premier League
36 07.08.2004 0 - 0 West Ham United (H) Championship
37 21.08.2004 0 - 1 Watford (H) Championship
38 28.08.2004 1 - 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers (A) Championship
39 30.08.2004 0 - 1 Brighton & Hove Albion (H) Championship
40 28.09.2004 2 - 0 Gillingham (A) Championship 1
41 02.10.2004 1 - 1 Preston North End (H) Championship
42 04.10.2004 2 - 3 Preston North End (H) League Cup 2
43 16.10.2004 1 - 1 Coventry City (A) Championship
44 19.10.2004 2 - 2 Ipswich Town (H) Championship 1
45 23.10.2004 1 - 1 Stoke City (H) Championship
46 30.10.2004 0 - 0 Cardiff City (A) Championship
47 02.11.2004 2 - 2 Crewe Alexandra (A) Championship
48 08.11.2004 3 - 0 Coventry City (H) Championship 1
49 13.11.2004 0 - 1 Sunderland (H) Championship
50 28.12.2004 0 - 2 Sheffield United (A) Championship
51 03.01.2005 1 - 0 Queens Park Rangers (H) Championship
52 18.01.2005 1 - 0 Blackpool (A) FA Cup 3 rep
53 22.01.2005 2 - 0 Gillingham (H) Championship
54 29.01.2005 2 - 1 Reading (A) FA Cup 4
55 05.02.2005 1 - 1 Crewe Alexandra (H) Championship
56 22.02.2005 2 - 3 Stoke City (A) Championship
57 26.02.2005 0 - 0 Reading (A) Championship
58 05.03.2005 0 - 1 Nottingham Forest (H) Championship
59 02.04.2005 3 - 1 Millwall (H) Championship
60 08.05.2005 0 - 0 Plymouth Argyle (A) Championship

Transfers

Club Fee Date
IN Local Youth July 1998
OUT  Stockport County On loan 23.10.2003
OUT  Coventry City Unknown 08.07.2005
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