Andreas Arestidou

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Andreas Arestidou
Personal information
Full name Andreas Andreas J. Arestidou
Date of birth (1989-12-06) 6 December 1989 (age 24)
Place of birth Lambeth, England[1]
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Morecambe
Number 25
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Blackburn Rovers 0 (0)
2008 Lancaster City (loan) 3 (0)
2008 Nantwich Town (loan) 1 (0)
2008 Newcastle United (loan)[2] 0 (0)
2009–2010 Shrewsbury Town 2 (0)
2010–2012 Preston North End 7 (0)
2012– Morecambe 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:13, 10 March 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Andreas Andreas J. Arestidou (born 6 December 1989) is an English footballer of Greek heritage who plays as a goalkeeper who plays for Morecambe. He attended Lancaster Royal Grammar School and was a member of the school cricket team, he was well known for his hostile yet accurate bowling style.

Playing career[edit]

Arestidou made his debut first team appearance against AFC Telford United at the New Bucks Head in a mid-season Shropshire FA Cup Final 2–1 win on 17 November 2009. Arestidou then made his league debut in a match in the 2009–10 season, starting in the Shrews' 1–1 draw at home to Bury.[3] He was a regular in the reserve team during the 2008–09 season.

He was released on 14 May 2010.[4]

He then joined Preston on trial and played in the pre-season friendly against Chorley. Arestidou then signed a one-year deal. Despite him not appearing for the first team in 2010–11, he did enough to earn an additional year's contract and broke into the first team after first choice goalkeeper Iain Turner broke a toe.[5] He made his competitive debut for Preston in a League Cup game at Charlton on 13 September 2011, keeping a clean sheet, before going on to be on the winning side in five of his seven senior Preston appearances. The most notable match was a Football League Trophy game against his home town club which went to penalties. After gifting a goal to Morecambe in normal time, he kept Preston in the cup by saving two consecutive penalties from Izak Reid and Kevin Ellison, either of which would have won the match for Morecambe after misses by his teammates Clarke Carlisle and Ian Ashbee respectively.[6]

Following an injury to first choice goalkeeper, Turner's foot, Arestidou became first choice during Turner absence. However, it was short lived as he was replaced by signing Thorsten Stuckmann, after Arestidou conceded five goals against Chartlon in a 5–2 loss.[7] In May 2012, Arestidou was released from the club after being told his contract would not be renewed.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 515. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  2. ^ "Transfers (Kinnear)". NUFC.com. Retrieved 8 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "Live text – Wednesday football". BBC Sport. 20 October 2009. Retrieved 21 November 2009. 
  4. ^ "Shrewsbury Town release captain and four others". BBC Sport. 14 May 2010. Retrieved 15 May 2010. 
  5. ^ http://www.pnefc.net/page/ProfilesDetail/0,,10362~47576,00.html
  6. ^ "Morecambe 2–2 Preston". BBC Sport. 4 October 2011. Retrieved 24 April 2012. 
  7. ^ "Charlton 5–2 Preston". BBC News. 5 November 2011. 
  8. ^ "Summer Change Programme Underway". PNEFC. 10 May 2012. Retrieved 10 May 2012. 

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