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Louie Soares
Louie Soares
Full name Louie-Pierre James Soares
Nationality Brb Barbados
Caps (goals) 2 (1)
Rovers apps (goals)a 1 (0)
Position Midfielder
Date of birth 8 January 1985 (Age 39)
in Reading
Height 5 ft 11 in
1 May 2005 from Reading
June 2005 to join Barnet
Senior clubs
Bristol Rovers
Aldershot Town
Southend United
Hayes & Yeading United
Grimsby Town
Ebbsfleet United
Alfreton Town
a League appearances and goals only
Last updated by Gasheadsteve on 18/07/2013

Louie Soares is a Barbados international midfielder who played a single game for Rovers at the end of the 2004-05 season. He was signed from Reading after the Pirates were given special dispensation to sign players after the transfer deadline.

His only appearance for Rovers was in a 1-0 victory over Wycombe Wanderers on 7 May 2005, coming on as an 89th minute substitute for Ryan Williams, meaning the Soares's Rovers playing career lasted for just one minute.


Soares started his footballing career with Reading, but never made any first team appearances for the Royals. He was sent out on loan to Tamworth during the 2004-05 season, and was signed on a short-term contract by Rovers at the end of that campaign. Following his release from Rovers in the summer he signed a one-year deal with Barnet, and played in just under half of their games during the 2005-06 season. In the summer of 2006 he signed for Aldershot Town, where he stayed for four years, making 147 league appearances and scoring 17 goals, before spending a single season with League Two side Southend United.

He joined Conference National side Hayes & Yeading United in 2011, and impressive scoring record of 15 goals in 31 league games saw him snapped up by Grimsby Town at the end of the January 2012 transfer window. After making eleven league appearances for the Mariners in the second half of the 2011–12 season, he played a further four games at the beginning of the following campaign, before being loaned out to Ebbsfleet United at the end of September 2012 for two months. He failed to make any further appearances for Grimsby in the two months after returning from Ebbsfleet, and was loaned out again, this time to Alfreton Town until the end of the season.

Career stats[]

Season Club League
Apps Goals
2004–05 Reading 0 0
2004–05 Tamworth (loan) 6 0
2004–05 Bristol Rovers 1 0
2005–06 Barnet 20 1
2006–07 Aldershot Town 39 3
2007–08 Aldershot Town 37 4
2008–09 Aldershot Town 35 3
2009–10 Aldershot Town 36 7
2010–11 Southend United 31 0
2011–12 Hayes & Yeading United 31 15
2011–12 Grimsby Town 11 0
2012–13 Grimsby Town 4 0
2012–13 Ebbsfleet United (loan) 8 0
2012–13 Alfreton Town (loan) 18 2

Record against Rovers[]

Louis has played against Bristol Rovers twice in his career. Both games were played at the Memorial Stadium and both ended in 2–1 victories for The Pirates. The first was a League Two match, when he was a Barnet player, and the second was a League Cup first round match that he played for Aldershot Town.

Date Club Venue Result Notes
26 November 2005 Barnet Memorial Stadium 2–1 to Rovers Subbed off after 80 mins
11 August 2009 Aldershot Town Memorial Stadium 2–1 to Rovers

International career[]

Louie was called up to the Barbados squad for the finals of the 2007 Caribbean Cup, making him the first Aldershot player to represent his country while on the books of the club.

He took part in two matches in the group stage of the tournament, against Trinidad & Tobago and Martinique, against whom he scored his only international goal, but Barbados finished bottom of their group and were eliminated from the competition.

International appearances[]

N.B. Barbados's score is always given first.
Date Opposition Result Venue Competition
12 January 2007 Tri Trinidad & Tobago 1–1 Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain Caribbean Cup
17 January 2007 Mtq Martinique 2–3 Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain Caribbean Cup