Grant Leadbitter

Born: January 7, 1986 (age 31)

Height: 5'8.5" (175cm)

Hometown: Fencehouses, England
Nationality: England flag English

Position: Midfielder
Team: Middlesbrough (no. 7)
Middlesbrough's Grant Leadbitter celebrates scoring on November 30, 2012
Career History
Youth2002-2003Sunderland
Senior2003-2009Sunderland
→ 2005Rotherham United (loan)
2009-2012Ipswich Town
2012-Middlesbrough
International2007-2008England Under-21s
Sports Mole has 250 articles about Grant Leadbitter. Articles 1 to 40:
Adam Forshaw of Wigan during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Wigan Athletic at Amex Stadium on November 4, 2014
Wolverhampton Wanderers make late bid for Adam Forshaw?
Wolverhampton Wanderers reportedly make a last-minute attempt to sign Middlesbrough midfielder Adam Forshaw.
Aug 31, 22:21
Boro player Grant Leadbitter in action during the npower Championship match between Middlesbrough and Hull City at Riverside Stadium on October 23, 2012
Grant Leadbitter to rejoin Sunderland from Middlesbrough?
Sunderland are reportedly keen to re-sign veteran midfielder Grant Leadbitter from rivals Middlesbrough.
Aug 10, 22:38
Roberto Firmino in action during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Everton on April 1, 2017
Team News: Roberto Firmino fit to start for Liverpool
Roberto Firmino is passed fit to start for Liverpool as they welcome Middlesbrough.
May 21, 14:02
A delighted Jurgen Klopp after the Premier League game between West Bromwich Albion and Liverpool on April 16, 2017
Preview: Liverpool vs. Middlesbrough
Sports Mole previews the Premier League encounter between Liverpool and Middlesbrough.
May 19, 14:58
Diego Costa celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Middlesbrough on May 8, 2017
Result: Chelsea relegate Middlesbrough to march on towards Premier League title
Middlesbrough are relegated from the Premier League courtesy of a 3-0 defeat to Chelsea, who move to within one win of a second title in three years.
May 8, 21:51
N'Golo Kante in action during the Premier League game between Stoke City and Chelsea on March 18, 2017
Team News: N'Golo Kante misses out for Chelsea in Middlesbrough clash
Chelsea make one change for their Premier League game with Middlesbrough as the injured N'Golo Kante is replaced by Cesc Fabregas.
May 8, 19:10
A general view of a corner flag ahead of the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on January 31, 2015
Preview: Chelsea vs. Middlesbrough
Sports Mole previews Monday evening's Premier League meeting between Chelsea and Middlesbrough at Stamford Bridge.
May 5, 18:07
General view at the Riverside Stadium ahead of the Premier League clash between Middlesbrough and Chelsea on November 20, 2016
Preview: Middlesbrough vs. Manchester City
Sports Mole previews Sunday afternoon's Premier League meeting between Middlesbrough and Manchester City at the Riverside Stadium.
Apr 28, 15:54
Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil celebrates after scoring during his side's Premier League clash with Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium on April 17, 2017
Result: Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil end Arsenal's away woes
Goals from Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil fire Arsenal to a crucial 2-1 victory over struggling Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium.
Apr 17, 21:56
Swansea City striker Fernando Llorente holds off the challenge of Georginio Wijnaldum during his side's Premier League clash with Liverpool at Anfield on January 21, 2017
Team News: Injured Fernando Llorente absent for Swansea City
Swansea City are without leading striker Fernando Llorente for their key clash with Middlesbrough, as boss Paul Clement makes three changes to his side.
Apr 2, 12:33
Glen Johnson of Stoke City in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and Liverpool at Britannia Stadium on August 9, 2015
Team News: Glen Johnson, Geoff Cameron back for Stoke
Glen Johnson and Geoff Cameron return as Stoke City welcome Middlesbrough.
Mar 4, 14:05
Oxford manager Michael Appleton looks on during the Sky Bet League Two match between Cambridge United and Oxford United at The Abbey Stadium on October 11, 2014
Michael Appleton unhappy with refereeing decisions
Oxford United manager Michael Appleton claims that Middlesbrough's winning goal in their FA Cup fifth-round clash should not have been allowed to stand.
Feb 18, 22:02
Middlesbrough's Christian Stuani in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Middlesbrough and Leeds United at the Riverside on September 27, 2015 in Middlesbrough, England.
Result: Late Cristhian Stuani strike gives Middlesbrough FA Cup win over Oxford United
Middlesbrough survive a scare in their FA Cup fifth-round clash with Oxford United by scoring a late goal to claim a 3-2 victory at the Riverside Stadium.
Feb 18, 17:07
Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka looks on prior to his side's Premier League clash with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on November 5, 2016
Team News: Patrick Bamford on bench for Middlesbrough
Patrick Bamford begins Middlesbrough's clash against West Ham United on the bench following his move from Chelsea.
Jan 21, 14:07
Watford manager Walter Mazzarri has been in trapped that lamp so long, he's bent out of all recognition
Team News: Heurelho Gomes returns to much-changed Watford side for Middlesbrough clash
Watford and Middlesbrough make five changes apiece ahead of Saturday afternoon's Premier League clash at Vicarage Road.
Jan 14, 14:05
Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka looks on prior to his side's Premier League clash with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on November 5, 2016
Aitor Karanka: 'Middlesbrough's quality came through in the end'
Aitor Karanka admits that the FA Cup is a "really important" competition for Middlesbrough this season, having seen his side improve to beat Sheffield Wednesday 3-0.
Jan 8, 19:00
Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka looks on prior to his side's Premier League clash with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on November 5, 2016
Result: Ten-man Middlesbrough brush aside Sheffield Wednesday to progress through
Middlesbrough score three second-half goals without reply against Sheffield Wednesday at the Riverside Stadium to progress into round four of the FA Cup.
Jan 8, 16:56
Gaston Ramirez in action for Middlesbrough on October 29, 2016
Team News: Middlesbrough recall Gaston Ramirez, Islam Slimani misses out for Leicester City
Gaston Ramirez is recalled to Middlesbrough's starting lineup, while Islam Slimani misses out for Leicester City due to illness for this afternoon's kickoff.
Jan 2, 11:38
Usain Bolt celebrates winning the men's 100m on August 14, 2016
Usain Bolt calls MUTV to share views on Manchester United win over Middlesbrough
Presenters on Manchester United's in-house television channel were left surprised when Usain Bolt called up to discuss the club's 2-1 win over Middlesbrough.
Jan 1, 14:09
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho watches on from the stands ahead of his side's Premier League clash with Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on November 6, 2016
Result: Manchester United leave it late to beat Middlesbrough
Manchester United score twice in the final five minutes to record a 2-1 win over Middlesbrough in Saturday's Premier League clash at Old Trafford.
Dec 31, 16:53
Anthony Martial celebrates scoring during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Everton on April 3, 2016
Team News: Five changes for Manchester United
Jose Mourinho makes five changes to his Manchester United side for the visit of Middlesbrough.
Dec 31, 14:04
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho on the touchline during his side's Premier League clash with Arsenal at Old Trafford on November 19, 2016
Live Commentary: Manchester United 2-1 Middlesbrough - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the Premier League clash between Manchester United and Middlesbrough at Old Trafford.
Dec 31, 14:00
Andrew Surman of Bournemouth in action during a Pre Season Friendly between AFC Bournemouth and Cardiff City at Vitality Stadium on July 31, 2015 in Bournemouth, England.
Team News: Andrew Surman returns for Bournemouth
Bournemouth's Andrew Surman returns from illness to face Middlesbrough this afternoon.
Oct 29, 14:06
A general view of The Riverside Stadium ahead of the Sky Bet Championship match between Middlesbrough and Leicester City at the Riverside Stadium on August 3, 2013
Preview: Middlesbrough vs. Stoke City
Sports Mole previews Saturday afternoon's Premier League clash between Middlesbrough and Stoke City at the Riverside Stadium.
Aug 11, 17:15
Boro player Grant Leadbitter in action during the npower Championship match between Middlesbrough and Hull City at Riverside Stadium on October 23, 2012
Middlesbrough captain Grant Leadbitter to miss start of Premier League season
Middlesbrough captain Grant Leadbitter will miss the start of the Premier League season after undergoing surgery to repair a hernia problem.
Jul 14, 20:02
Premier League match ball take on the first day of the 2015/16 season on August 8, 2015
Video: Sports Mole Reader Awards - Championship Player of the Season
See who you voted for as the Championship Player of the Season in the 2015-16 Sports Mole Reader Awards.
May 16, 14:00
Manager of Middlesbrough Aitor Karanka looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Middlesbrough at St Andrews Stadium on December 7, 2013
Result: Middlesbrough top the Championship after draw at Birmingham City
Middlesbrough move to the top of the Championship table courtesy of a 2-2 draw at Birmingham City on Friday night.
Apr 29, 21:46
Burnley's Michael Keane is clearly not keen as he tries to ward off the interest of Stephen Ward having scored the equaliser against Middlesbrough
Result: Burnley strike late to rescue draw against Middlesbrough
Michael Keane scores in the 93rd minute to rescue a 1-1 draw for Burnley in their top-of-the-table Championship clash with Middlesbrough at Turf Moor.
Apr 19, 21:43
Gaston Ramirez of Middlesbrough celebrates after scoring his side's second goal against Queens Park Rangers on April 1, 2016
Result: Middlesbrough return to second position in Championship table
Middlesbrough return to second position in the Championship courtesy of a 3-2 victory at Queens Park Rangers on Friday night.
Apr 1, 21:39
Daniel Ayala of Middlesbrough in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Middlesbrough v Bristol City at Riverside Stadium on August 22, 2015
Result: Middlesbrough extend lead at top of Championship
A second-half goal from Daniel Ayala helps Middlesbrough record a 1-0 win over Brentford to move six points clear at the top of the Championship table.
Jan 12, 21:41
Aitor Karanka, manager of Middlesborough during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Middlesborough at Molineux Stadium on October 24, 2015
Team News: Middlesbrough make three changes for Brighton & Hove Albion showdown
Aitor Karanka makes three changes to his Middlesbrough team for the top-of-the-table Championship showdown with Brighton & Hove Albion.
Dec 19, 11:43
Aitor Karanka, manager of Middlesborough during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Middlesborough at Molineux Stadium on October 24, 2015
Result: Middlesbrough held by resolute Birmingham City
Middlesbrough fail to make their chances count as Birmingham City hold the North-East outfit to a goalless draw at the Riverside Stadium.
Dec 12, 16:54
Aitor Karanka, manager of Middlesborough during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Middlesborough at Molineux Stadium on October 24, 2015
Half-Time Report: Middlesbrough being held by Birmingham
Middlesbrough dominate the opening 45 minutes against Birmingham City but head into the break on level terms.
Dec 12, 15:52
Jonas Knudsen of Ipswich Town and Christian Stuani of Middlesbrough compete for the ball during the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Middlesbrough at Portman Road stadium on December 4, 2015
Result: Middlesbrough beat Ipswich Town to go top in Championship
David Nugent and Christian Stuani score in the second half to give Middlesbrough a 2-0 win over Ipswich Town at Portman Road.
Dec 4, 21:39
Everton's Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku (C) celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the English Premier League football match between Bournemouth and Everton at the Vitality Stadium in Bournemouth, southern England on November 28, 2015
Team News: Romelu Lukaku, Ross Barkley start for Everton
Everton name a strong starting XI for their League Cup quarter-final away at Championship side Middlesbrough.
Dec 1, 18:49
A general view of Huddersfield Town's John Smith's Stadium on March 24, 2012
Team News: Huddersfield Town make four changes for Middlesbrough tie
David Wagner makes four changes to his Huddersfield Town side as they welcome Middlesbrough to the John Smith's Stadium.
Nov 28, 14:08
Charlie Austin of QPR scores his sides fourth goal from the penalty spot during the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Rotherham United at Loftus Road on August 22, 2015
Preview: Queens Park Rangers vs. Leeds United
Sports Mole previews the Championship clash between Queens Park Rangers and Leeds United at Loftus Road.
Nov 26, 21:15
Aitor Karanka, manager of Middlesborough during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Middlesborough at Molineux Stadium on October 24, 2015
Aitor Karanka "proud" of Middlesbrough performance
Middlesbrough head coach Aitor Karanka praises the performance of his team after they edged past Queens Park Rangers on Friday night.
Nov 21, 11:15
Leeds boss Kevin Blackwell on August 8, 2006
Kevin Blackwell: 'Queens Park Rangers did not deserve to lose'
Queens Park Rangers interim first-team coach Kevin Blackwell believes that his side were unfortunate to lose their Championship clash against Middlesbrough.
Nov 21, 08:05
Aitor Karanka, manager of Middlesborough during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Middlesborough at Molineux Stadium on October 24, 2015
Aitor Karanka: 'I had complete faith in Grant Leadbitter'
Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka says that he had complete trust that Grant Leadbitter would convert from the spot in his side's last-gasp win over Queens Park Rangers.
Nov 21, 07:54



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2Cardiff CityCardiff127321710724
3Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd128041610624
4Bristol City125612011921
5Preston North EndPreston12561158721
6Leeds UnitedLeeds126241812620
7Aston Villa125431712519
8Norwich CityNorwich125431214-219
9Fulham124621612418
10Ipswich TownIpswich116052017318
11Middlesbrough124531511417
12Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds124441614216
13Derby CountyDerby114431513216
14Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest125071521-615
15Queens Park RangersQPR123541516-114
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18Brentford122641415-112
19Barnsley113351517-212
20Reading113351012-212
21Birmingham CityBirmingham12327819-1111
22Burton Albion12246623-1710
23Sunderland121561322-98
24Bolton WanderersBolton12129623-175