Anthony Straker

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Anthony Straker
Anthony Straker 16-08-2014 1.jpg
Straker playing for York City in 2014
Personal information
Full name Anthony Othneal Straker[1]
Date of birth (1988-09-23) 23 September 1988 (age 26)[1]
Place of birth Ealing, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[1]
Playing position Defender / Midfielder
Club information
Current team
York City
Number 13
Youth career
0000–2007 Crystal Palace
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2012 Aldershot Town 194 (6)
2011 Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 4 (0)
2012–2014 Southend United 67 (2)
2014– York City 11 (0)
National team
2005–2006 England U18 2 (0)
2011– Grenada 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:32, 15 November 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:32, 15 November 2014 (UTC)

Anthony Othneal Straker (born 23 September 1988) is a professional footballer who plays for York City as a defender or midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Born in Ealing, London, Straker started his career as a youth player at Crystal Palace and was a trainee with the club.[1] He went on trial with League One club club Yeovil Town during March 2007 before being released by Palace.[2][3]

Straker signed a one-year contract with Conference Premier team Aldershot Town on 6 August 2007, after a successful pre-season trial.[1][4] After impressing in the first half of the season, Straker signed a contract extension in February 2008, keeping him at Aldershot Town until the summer of 2010.[5] That season, he was a member of the Shots side that won the Conference League Cup and the Conference Premier title.[6] During the January transfer window of 2011, Straker completed a one-month loan deal with Wycombe Wanderers.

On 2 July 2012 Straker moved to Southend United, signing a two-year contract. Aldershot were entitled to a fee for his transfer as he was under the age of 23. This was agreed to be £17,500 plus add ons.

Straker signed for League Two side York City on a two-year contract on 12 June 2014 after rejecting a new deal with Southend.[7] He made his debut in York's 1–1 away draw with Tranmere Rovers in the opening match of the 2014–15 season on 9 August 2014.[8]

International career[edit]

Straker made his debut for the England national under-18 team in a 1–0 away defeat to Turkey in a friendly on 17 November 2005, and he was substituted for Chris Riley in the 77th minute.[9] He gained one more cap, playing in a 2–1 home win over Slovenia in another friendly on 17 April 2006, being substituted for Adam Watts at half-time.[9] In January 2008, Straker was called up to the Barbados national team for the upcoming CONCACAF First Round qualifier for the 2010 FIFA World Cup against Dominica, though he did not play in the game.[10][11]

In May 2011, he was called up for the Grenada national team for the upcoming CONCACAF Gold Cup.[12] Straker played in two pre-tournament friendlies, including his debut in a 2–2 home draw with Antigua and Barbuda on 27 May 2011.[13] He made his competitive debut for Grenada in their first game in the Gold Cup, a 4–0 loss to Jamaica at the Home Depot Center on 6 June 2011.[13] Straker played in their two remaining group stage fixtures, a 7–1 defeat to Honduras at the FIU Stadium on 10 June 2011 and a 4–0 defeat to Guatemala at the Red Bull Arena on 13 June.[13] He played in Grenada's three 2012 Caribbean Cup second round qualification matches, although they missed out on qualifying for the tournament after finishing in third place in their group on goal difference.[13][14]

Style of play[edit]

Straker primarily plays as a left winger,[15] having been converted from playing at left back during the 2009–10 season.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Straker playing for York City in 2014

Club[edit]

As of match played 15 November 2014.
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Aldershot Town 2007–08[6] Conference Premier 43 0 3 0 10[a] 1 56 1
2008–09[16] League Two 32 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 35 0
2009–10[17] League Two 37 2 3 0 0 0 3[b] 0 43 2
2010–11[18] League Two 38 2 3 0 1 0 2[c] 0 44 2
2011–12[19] League Two 44 2 3 0 3 0 1[c] 0 51 2
Total 194 6 15 0 4 0 16 1 229 7
Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 2010–11[18] League Two 4 0 4 0
Southend United 2012–13[20] League Two 28 0 1 0 1 0 4[c] 0 34 0
2013–14[21] League Two 39 2 4 3 1 0 3[d] 1 47 6
Total 67 2 5 3 2 0 7 1 81 6
York City 2014–15[8] League Two 11 0 0 0 1 0 1[c] 0 13 0
Career total 276 8 20 3 7 0 24 2 327 13
  1. ^ Six appearances in FA Trophy, four appearances and one goal in Conference League Cup
  2. ^ One appearance in Football League Trophy, two in League Two play-offs
  3. ^ a b c d Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy
  4. ^ One appearance in Football League Trophy, two appearances and one goal in League Two play-offs

International[edit]

As of match played 18 November 2012.[13]
International statistics
National team Year Apps Goals
Grenada 2011 5 0
2012 3 0
Total 8 0

Honours[edit]

Aldershot Town

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Mainstream Publishing. p. 394. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0. 
  2. ^ "Anthony Straker: Player Profile". Ciderspace. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Chapman, Dan. "Compensation for players under 24; a mystery?". Full Contact. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Aldershot Town profile". Aldershot Town F.C. Archived from the original on 10 October 2011. Retrieved 14 October 2011. 
  5. ^ "Chairman Confirms Trio of Signings". Aldershot Town F.C. Archived from the original on 2 March 2008. Retrieved 20 February 2008. 
  6. ^ a b Williams, Mike; Williams, Tony, eds. (2008). Non-League Club Directory 2009. Tony Williams Publications. pp. 170–171. ISBN 9-781869-833596. 
  7. ^ "York City sign Southend United winger Anthony Straker". BBC Sport. 12 June 2014. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  8. ^ a b Appearances and goals for this season are taken from:
    "Games played by Anthony Straker in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 9 August 2014. 
    "York City 1 Northampton Town 1". York City F.C. 16 August 2014. Retrieved 17 August 2014. 
  9. ^ a b Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2006). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2006–2007. Headline Publishing Group. p. 982. ISBN 978-0-7553-1525-3. 
  10. ^ "Shots duo earn international call". BBC Sport. 25 January 2008. Retrieved 26 August 2008. 
  11. ^ "Dominica 1–1 Barbados". Caribbean Football Database. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  12. ^ "Strakes international call up". Aldershot Town F.C. 6 May 2011. Archived from the original on 5 April 2012. Retrieved 6 May 2011. 
  13. ^ a b c d e "Anthony Straker". Caribbean Football Database. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  14. ^ Lugo, Erik Francisco (4 January 2013). "Caribbean Championship 2012". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  15. ^ Carroll, Steve (12 June 2014). "New signing Anthony Straker says York City deal was too good to refuse". The Press (York). Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  16. ^ "Games played by Anthony Straker in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  17. ^ "Games played by Anthony Straker in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  18. ^ a b "Games played by Anthony Straker in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  19. ^ "Games played by Anthony Straker in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  20. ^ "Games played by Anthony Straker in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  21. ^ "Games played by Anthony Straker in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 

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