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Sunderland have secured their first signing of the summer, bringing experienced goalkeeper Simon Moore to the Stadium of Light.

Moore began his career at Brading Town before signing for the academy of Premier League side Southampton. However, things didn’t work out with The Saints, and he was released. Not giving up on his footballing ambitions Moore signed for Branding Town and made his first-team debut at just 16 years old. After a couple of seasons his contract was up, and he made the move to Farnborough. Since then, Moore has played for a few clubs, and we’ve looked at his career.


After a short trial at the club Moore signed for Brentford in August 2009, where he made his first team debut until in May 2010. In October of the same year, he was loaned to Basingstoke Town where he played 10 games for the club.

The 2012/13 season was when his career really got started as he broke into the first team and cemented his place in between the sticks. That season Brentford reached the fourth round of the FA cup and made the playoffs but lost in the final to Yeovil Town.


In July 2013 Moore signed for Cardiff City who had just been promoted to the Premier League. However, after being unable to force his way into the first team, he was loaned out to Bristol City where he made 11 appearances. Cardiff suffered relegation back to the Championship the season.

Moore needed to wait until the 2014/15 season for his debut with Cardiff, featuring in the League Cup before being given a run in the team towards the end of the season.

Sheffield United

In August 2016 Moore made a move to then league one team Sheffield United for a reported fee of 500,000. He went on to be there first choice goalkeeper in a season that saw the side win promotion. He stayed with The Blades for the next few seasons.

Coventry City

In 2021 Moore moved to Coventry City, in his first season there he made 42 appearances in all competitions. However, since then he’s been unable to break into their first tame, mainly due to the good form of Ben Wilson.

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