Luke Berry: Things To Know About Luton Town’s Midfield Workhorse

Luke Berry is a footballer who plays professionally for Luton Town, a club which returned to the English Premier League in the 2023-24 season after more than three decades. Luke Berry is a key figure in Luton Town’s midfield and his hard work helped the club make it to the top flight of English football. 

Here Are Some Interesting Things To Know About Luke Berry

Luke Berry Key Info

Born: 12/07/1992, Cambridge, England

Professional Debut: 2010

Height: 177 cms

Luke Berry was born and bred in Cambridge

Luke Berry grew up in Cambridge and was a massive football fan. He made it to Cambridge United’s youth squad and honed his chops. He was called to the first team in July 2009.

Luke Berry’s made his Football League debut with Barnsley

Luke Berry joined Barnsley in 2014. The club had just been relegated to the League One. Luke Berry’s debut for the club was in a 0-1 loss to Crawley Town. The then 22 year old came in for Nana Boakye-Yiadom in the 78th minute. 

Luke Berry’s first goal for Barnsley came against Oldham Athletic on 7 October 2014. Unfortunately, Barnsley lost that match as well, crashing out of the Football League Trophy as well.

Luke Berry’s first Football League goal came in a 1-1 draw against Peterborough United on 18 April 2015.

Luke Berry returned to Cambridge

After just one season with Barnsley, Luke Berry returned to Cambridge United. He joined the team on a four-year deal. His highlight of the second stint with Cambridge was a second round FA Cup match against Coventry City. He scored all four goals in a 4-0 win for Cambridge United

Luke Berry made history with Luton Town

Luke Berry joined Luton Town after two seasons with Cambridge United. The three year contract was for an undisclosed sum. The midfielder debuted in a Premier League fixture for Luton Town on August 12, 2023 as a substitute versus Brighton & Hove Albion aged 31 years and 31 days. In his Premier League career overall, he has played 12 times in the competition, with one goal and just one assist.

Luke Berry scored in a 1–1 home draw against Nottingham Forest on 16 March 2024 and made history. He became the first player in Luton Town’s history to score in all of English Football’s top four divisions.

Speaking about the goal and his incredible achievement, Luke Berry was at Kenilworth Road and said in a very unassuming way: “Just One Of Those Things. Just, ‘Yeah, it’s brilliant, come on! I don’t know, I just want to score and help the team really, that’s the main thing. I’m not too fussed really about scoring in the Premier League. It’s just one of those things.”

Luton Town are battling to avoid relegation

Luton Town, who have 25 points are in 18th position in the table, head to Manchester City on April 13 the next time the side are in Premier League action.

In last season’s Championship, Berry played in 23 games for Luton Town and scored three goals.

Luke Berry, the Luton Town midfielder, has not taken part in a high proportion of the club’s Premier League matches in 2023/2024, making 12 appearances overall and accumulating 159 minutes of playing time. He has started in one of these appearances across their 32 fixtures and been mostly used in a substitute role on 11 occasions.

Berry last appeared in a Premier League match on April 6 for Luton Town against Bournemouth. In that encounter he created an assist for his team in their 2-1 win. In total, he has netted one Premier League goal in 2023/2024, and chipped in with one assist. He has been shown a yellow card once.

He opened his account for the campaign against Nottingham Forest on March 16, scoring during a 1-1 draw.

Prior to signing with Luton Town in August 2017, Berry made 224 league appearances in total at Cambridge United, scoring 51 goals and providing eight assists.

Luke Berry has scored a goal at every level

The landmark goal of Luke Berry was scored in his 150th match for Luton Town. Luke Berry joined Luton Town captain Tom Lockyer in earning the honour of scoring in all five top divisions of English football. Luke Berry scored numerous goals for Cambridge United in the Conference as well.

Luke Berry has also scored outside the top leagues of English football. He scored goals while playing for Cambridge’s development side, Cambridge Regional College (Eastern Counties League Premier Division).

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