Clayton Donaldson

Farsley Celtic

Clayton Donaldson is a 40-year old football coach serving as the Head Coach of Farsley Celtic Football Club since . He has previously been associated with Gainsborough Trinity during his career.

He is the holder of a UEFA A Licence.

Throughout his career, Donaldson has played in the English Football League and Scottish Premier League for numerous clubs, including Hull City, Hibernian, Crewe Alexandra, Brentford, Birmingham City, Sheffield United, Bolton Wanderers, and Bradford City. He has also represented Jamaica at the senior international level, earning caps since 2015.

Donaldson’s career began with Hull City in 2002, where he scored on his debut but found first-team opportunities limited. He spent time on loan at several non-league clubs before being released in 2005, subsequently joining York City. At York, he was voted Clubman of the Year in his first season and became the team’s top scorer in his second. His performance caught the attention of Hibernian, whom he joined in 2007. However, after a season in Scotland, Donaldson returned to England with Crewe Alexandra, where he finished as League Two’s top scorer in his final season before moving to Brentford in 2011. At Brentford, he helped the team secure promotion to the Championship.

In 2014, Donaldson joined Birmingham City, where he had a notable impact, winning Player of the Season awards and contributing significantly to the team’s efforts. He then had brief stints with Sheffield United and Bolton Wanderers before signing with Bradford City in 2019. After his tenure at Bradford, he returned to York City and later played for Gainsborough Trinity. In May 2023, he signed with Farsley Celtic and was appointed head coach shortly after. Donaldson’s first season as player-manager saw him help the team avoid relegation.