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Omar Daley

Midfielder

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Biography

Date of birth

25/04/1981

Signed

01/08/2003

Country

Jamaica

Newly promoted Jamaican Premier League side Hazard United is where Daley began his professional career in 2001. The Kingston-born winger had trials in England with Charlton and Everton before joining arms with the Royals for a season-long loan spell in August 2003.

He made his Reading debut at Madejski Stadium against Rotherham that month, one of seven substitute appearances the Jamaican made for us before returning to his parent club Hazard in the summer.

The following season, Daley embarked on another season-long spell, this time with Preston North End. He made 17 appearances for the Championship side, playing alongside fellow Jamaican internationals Claude Davis and Ricardo Fuller.

On his return to Hazard – who had now been renamed Portmore United, Daley played in both legs of the Play-off final and scored the winning goal in the second to help the club gain promotion back to the Jamaican Premier League, ready for the 2005/06 season.

In January 2007 Daley signed for Bradford City, becoming the fourth Jamaican International to sign for the club under manager Colin Todd. He made his debut for the Bantams against Yeovil and scored his first goal a couple of months later against Rotherham.

Over his three-and-a-half year stay at Valley Parade, Daley tallied over 110 starts for the club and found the net 16 times, turning provider for his teammates to score many more.

Scottish Premier League side Motherwell gave the winger a trail in August 2011, and a week later, after receiving a work permit, Daley joined Well signing a two-year contract.

Over the course of two seasons he made 15(+29) appearances, scoring four times before being released and moving on to Western shores to play his football in the United States, aged 34.

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