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Ellis IANDOLO

Signed from Maidstone United in August 2015, the exceptionally versatile Iandolo was initially a central midfielder but was often deployed on the left flank, at left back and even, briefly under John Sheridan - at centre back during his Town career.

Scouted playing against Swindon’s U18 side for SEFA Scholars (alongside Kaiyne Woolery), Iandolo initially signed a one-year professional deal and made his debut as a substitute in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy against Newport as a second half substitute a month later. Since then he has made between ten and twenty appearances for the first team in each of his six Town seasons, never truly establishing himself as a first team regular but always doing enough to win a new contract. His first Football League goal came from a wonderful long range free-kick against Barnet in January 2018 - though a harsh observer might have considered it an overhit cross.

The 2021/22 season was the breakthrough season that many had begun to think would never come for Iandolo. As one of just eight senior players who remained at the club through the summer’s legal wranglings and takeover battles, he clearly impressed incoming manager Ben Garner and would go on to play more minutes during the season than any other player in a Town shirt, and make more starting appearances than in his previous six Town seasons combined. His run of games coincided with nailing down a position initially as Town’s regular left back, although an injury crisis in midfield and the signing of Joe Tomlinson pushed him into central midfield for the conclusion of the campaign, where he also impressed. His season came to a heartbreaking end with a sudden-death penalty miss against Port Vale in the playoff semi final, a game in which he’d been Town’s standout player.

Iandolo signed a new contract in November 2021 to take him into an eighth season in Town colours, by far the club’s longest serving player and now - finally - an established member of the first team.

PLAYING RECORD:

Season LEAGUE FA CUP LEAGUE CUP OTHER TOTAL
Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls
'21/'22 41 (+5) 1 3 - 1 - 1 (+1) - 46 (+6) 1
'20/'21 5 (+3) - 1 - 1 - 2 - 9 (+3) -
'19/'20 10 (+3) - 1 - - - 2 (+1) - 13 (+4) -
'18/'19 8 (+7) - 2 - - - 3 - 13 (+7) -
'17/'18 7 (+5) 1 - - (+1) - 4 - 11 (+6) 1
'16/'17 5 (+5) - - - (+1) - 2 (+2) 1 7 (+8) 1
'15/'16 6 (+6) - - - - - (+1) - 6 (+7) -
TOTAL 82 (+34) 2 7 - 2 (+2) - 14 (+5) 1 105 (+41) 3


TRANSFER INFORMATION:

DATE IN/OUT TRANSFER DETAIL
3 AUG 2015 IN Maidstone United
(unattached)


full name

Ellis Carlo Iandolo



date of birth
22 August 1997

age
24


             
             
           
             
             
             

usual positions
central midfield

youth career
Gillingham
Maidstone United

senior career
Maidstone United
SWINDON TOWN

website links
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