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Ivan Toney
English association football player

Ivan Toney

Ivan Toney
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Intro English association football player
A.K.A. Ivan Benjamin Elijah Toney
Is Athlete Football player Association football player
From United Kingdom
Field Sports
Gender male
Birth 16 March 1996, Northampton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Age 26 years
Star sign Pisces
Height: 179 cm
Sports Teams
Northampton Town F.C.
Newcastle United F.C.
Barnsley F.C.
Barnsley F.C.
Shrewsbury Town F.C.
Scunthorpe United F.C.
Wigan Athletic F.C.
Scunthorpe United F.C.
Peterborough United F.C.
The details (from wikipedia)


Ivan Benjamin Elijah Toney (born 16 March 1996) is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for League One club Peterborough United.

Toney became the youngest player to represent Northampton Town when he made his first-team debut in 2012, and scored 13 goals in 60 matches across all competitions before joining Newcastle United in 2015. In his first season at Newcastle, he had two loans at Barnsley, winning the Football League Trophy and the League One play-offs. He spent the 2016–17 season split between two loans at League One clubs Shrewsbury Town and Scunthorpe United, and the following year at Wigan Athletic and Scunthorpe of the same league. In 2018, he joined Peterborough for an undisclosed fee.


Northampton Town

Toney playing for Northampton Town in 2014

Born in Northampton, Northamptonshire, Toney began his career at his hometown club Northampton Town. He made his first-team debut on 13 November 2012, in a 3–3 draw in the FA Cup first round away to Bradford City; he came on at the end of regulation time in place of Lewis Wilson as his team eventually lost 4–2 in a penalty shoot-out. At 16 years old he became the youngest first-team player in the club's history. The following day, he scored four goals in the FA Youth Cup, in a 5–0 win over York City. His only other appearance in a matchday squad that season was on 17 November, remaining unused in a 3–1 League Two win at home to Wycombe Wanderers.

Toney made his first start on 28 September 2013 in a goalless home draw against Morecambe, making way for Ben Tozer after 74 minutes. His first professional goals came on 26 April 2014, scoring two in the first half of a 3–0 victory away to Dagenham & Redbridge, the latter a bicycle kick. On 3 May, he scored a header as Northampton defeated Oxford United 3–1 at home to avoid relegation to the Conference Premier on the final day of the season.

On 12 August 2014, Toney scored a header in a 3–2 win away to Championship team Wolverhampton Wanderers in the first round of the League Cup. His first goals of the league season arrived on 20 September; on as a substitute for Lawson D'Ath, he scored twice in a home contest against Accrington Stanley but his team nonetheless lost 5–4. A week later, his header was the only goal in victory away to Morecambe. Toney received the first red card of his career on 26 December in a 3–2 home defeat to Bury, being dismissed for fighting with visiting defender Hayden White.

In November 2014, Toney was close to a transfer to Wolverhampton Wanderers, which collapsed due to an undisclosed medical issue.

Newcastle United

After 13 goals in 60 appearances for Northampton across all competitions, Toney signed for Premier League club Newcastle United on 6 August 2015 on a long-term contract for an undisclosed fee. He made his debut on 25 August in the second round of the League Cup, replacing Massadio Haïdara for the final 12 minutes of a 4–1 home win over his former team. On 26 September, he played his first league match for Newcastle, as an 85th-minute substitute for Aleksandar Mitrović in a 2–2 home draw against Chelsea.

Loan spells

On 9 November 2015, Toney joined League One club Barnsley on a 28-day youth loan. He made his debut the next day in the Northern quarter-finals of the Football League Trophy, starting in a 2–1 home win over York. On 5 December, he scored his first goal for Barnsley away to Wigan Athletic in the Trophy's next round, a header in a 2–2 draw, and also converted his attempt as they won in the subsequent penalty shoot-out. A week later, he scored his first league goal for the club, deciding a 3–2 win away to Colchester United with a header from Marley Watkins' cross.

On 24 March 2016, Toney returned to Barnsley on loan for the remainder of the season. On 3 April, in the 2016 Football League Trophy Final against Oxford United at Wembley Stadium, he came on as a 65th-minute substitute for top scorer Sam Winnall. He took a shot which rebounded for Ashley Fletcher to give Barnsley a 2–1 lead, and they eventually won 3–2. Barnsley won promotion with a 3–1 victory over Millwall at the same ground on 29 May; Toney replaced Fletcher for the last nine minutes.

The following season, Toney joined League One club Shrewsbury Town on 8 August 2016 on a half-season loan. He scored his first goal for the club, converting a penalty after being fouled by Charles Dunne, in a 3–2 win away to Oldham Athletic on 3 September, and added another a week later to equalise in a 1–1 draw away to Bury. On 24 September, he was sent off in a 1–1 draw away to AFC Wimbledon for a late challenge on opposition goalkeeper James Shea.

Having scored 7 goals in 26 appearances across all competitions for Shrewsbury, Toney was loaned to fellow League One club Scunthorpe United on 12 January 2017 for the remainder of 2016–17 season. Two days later he made his debut for the Iron, replacing Kevin van Veen for the final ten minutes of a 2–1 win on his return to Northampton. On 28 January, he made a first start and scored in a 3–2 home win over Port Vale, putting Scunthorpe in first place.

On 2 August 2017, Toney returned to League One, joining Wigan Athletic for the upcoming season. He made his debut three days later, starting as they began the campaign with a 1–0 win away to Milton Keynes Dons. His first goal for his new team came on 19 August, opening a 2–0 win away to Oldham Athletic. However, his deal was cut short, as he returned to Newcastle on 10 January 2018.

Toney re-signed on loan for Scunthorpe United on 11 January 2018. He scored his first goal back in a Scunthorpe shirt on 3 February 2018, netting the winner in a 3–2 away victory over Fleetwood Town.

Peterborough United

Toney signed for League One club Peterborough United on 9 August 2018 on a long-term contract for an undisclosed fee, reported by some sources as £650,000. He made his debut two days later in a 4–1 win at Rochdale as a 72nd-minute substitute for two-goal Jason Cummings. On 8 September, coming on for the same player, he scored his first goal for the Posh to win 3–2 at Southend United.

He scored a hat-trick on 11 December in a 4–4 draw in the second round replay of the FA Cup away to Bradford City – starting with a free kick from near the halfway line – but missed in the subsequent penalty shootout although his team won nonetheless. Eighteen days later he recorded another treble in a 4–0 win at Accrington Stanley. On 23 February 2019, Toney was sent off in the first half-hour of a 2–1 home loss to former team Shrewsbury, for handling the ball on the goal line.

Toney began the 2019–20 season with seven goals in the first seven league games, concluding with a hat-trick in a 6–0 home win over Rochdale on 14 September. The following month, he asked a chant sung by Peterborough fans about the size of his genitalia to be changed to make it more family-friendly.

Career statistics

As of match played 7 March 2020
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Northampton Town 2012–13 League Two 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2013–14 League Two 13 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 15 3
2014–15 League Two 40 8 2 1 1 1 1 0 44 10
Total 53 11 3 1 2 1 2 0 60 13
Newcastle United 2015–16 Premier League 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 0
2016–17 Championship 0 0 0 0
Total 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 0
Barnsley (loan) 2015–16 League One 15 1 6 1 21 2
Shrewsbury Town (loan) 2016–17 League One 19 6 3 0 2 0 2 1 26 7
Scunthorpe United (loan) 2016–17 League One 15 6 2 1 17 7
Wigan Athletic (loan) 2017–18 League One 24 4 4 2 0 0 0 0 28 6
Scunthorpe United (loan) 2017–18 League One 16 8 2 0 18 8
Peterborough United 2018–19 League One 44 16 4 4 1 0 6 3 55 23
2019–20 League One 32 24 4 2 1 0 2 0 39 26
Total 76 40 8 6 2 0 8 3 94 49
Career total 220 76 18 9 8 1 22 6 268 92



  • Football League Trophy: 2015–16
  • Football League One play-offs: 2016

Wigan Athletic

  • EFL League One: 2017–18
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 04 Jul 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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