Forward David Ball
- D.O.B. 14/12/89
- Born Whitefield, United Kingdom
Previous Clubs: Manchester City, Swindon Town, Peterborough United, Rochdale, Fleetwood Town, Rotherham United, Bradford City.
The 29-year old striker comes from English Football League Championship side, Rotherham United, having spent the 2018/19 season on loan, scoring seven goals in 42 appearances at Bradford City in League One of the EFL.
The striker has scored 83 goals in 373 appearances in the English Football League over a ten-year period, including helping Rotherham to promotion in the 2017/18 season.
Having progressed through the Manchester City Youth Academy, he made one appearance for the first team bench in the 2009/10 Premier League campaign before heading to Swindon Town on loan.
In January of 2011, Ball signed for League One side Peterborough United where he scored five goals in 21 appearances for Darren Ferguson’s side. The striker helped his side challenge and secure promotion into the Championship with victory over Huddersfield Town.
After two separate loan spells at Rochdale, Ball signed for newly promoted League Two side Fleetwood Town on a three-year deal where the six-foot striker scored 49 goals in 179 appearances, helping them gain promotion to League One in the 2014 play-off final.
Ball created history in March 2015 when he scored a FIFA Puskás nominated goal with his chip against Preston North End, making him only the second Englishman to have been nominated for the esteemed award, behind Wayne Rooney.