Ashley Chambers

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Ashley Chambers
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Chambers in 2009
Personal information
Full name Ashley Renaldo Chambers[1]
Date of birth (1990-03-01) 1 March 1990 (age 24)[1]
Place of birth Leicester, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Playing position Winger / Striker
Club information
Current team
Dagenham & Redbridge
Number 10
Youth career
1998–2005 Leicester City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2011 Leicester City 6 (0)
2009 Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 3 (1)
2010 Grimsby Town (loan) 4 (2)
2010–2011 York City (loan) 26 (2)
2011–2014 York City 95 (19)
2014 Cambridge United 10 (1)
2014 Dagenham & Redbridge (loan) 6 (0)
2014– Dagenham & Redbridge 6 (0)
National team
2005–2006 England U16 7 (3)
2005–2007 England U17 13 (7)
2007–2008 England U18 2 (0)
2009 England U19 1 (0)
2011–2012 England C 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:10, 14 September 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Ashley Renaldo Chambers (born 1 March 1990) is an English professional footballer who plays for Dagenham & Redbridge as a winger.

Chambers started his career with Leicester City, making his first team debut in 2005 at the age of 15 in a League Cup game against Blackpool, which made him the youngest player in the club's history. In 2009 he joined League One outfit Wycombe Wanderers on loan. This was followed by a loan period with League Two side Grimsby Town. He signed for Conference Premier side York City on loan in November 2010 before signing permanently in 2011. He won in the 2012 FA Trophy Final and 2012 Conference Premier play-off Final with York at Wembley Stadium, the latter seeing the club promoted to League Two. Chambers joined Conference Premier side Cambridge United in 2014.

Club career[edit]

Leicester City[edit]

Born in Leicester, Leicestershire,[1] Chambers joined the youth system of hometown club Leicester City aged eight.[2] After playing for the Leicester under-18 team he made his reserve team debut in March 2005.[2] He became the club's youngest ever first team player at the age of 15 years and 203 days after making his debut as a substitute in a League Cup second round win over Blackpool on 20 September 2005.[3] He made his league debut against Cardiff City on 26 November 2007.[4] Chambers signed a new contract with Leicester in November 2008, which contracted him to the club until June 2011.[5] He made his first assist in a 2–1 away defeat to Crystal Palace in an FA Cup match on 14 January 2009.

On 21 August, Chambers joined League One club Wycombe Wanderers on loan until 2 January 2010.[6] He returned to Leicester on 16 November.[7] He signed for League Two club Grimsby Town on 22 January 2010 on loan for the remainder of the 2009–10 season.[8] He made his debut in the away defeat against Rotherham United a few days later. After making his debut, Chambers fell out of contention at Blundell Park with manager Neil Woods bolstering his squad with the signings of fellow forwards Lee Peacock and Tommy Wright. He failed to make another appearance until 20 March when he came off the bench late on to and score a 91st minute winner in a 3–2 win against Bournemouth. The following week Chambers was given a go from the start, and scored again, this time with Grimsby being defeated 4–1 at Rochdale.[9]

On 11 August 2010, Chambers scored two goals to help Leicester reserves win the Combination Challenge Cup following a 2–1 win over Oldham Athletic reserves at Quorn.[10] He had a trial with League One side Bournemouth in September 2010 and impressed in a reserve game against Plymouth Argyle.[11]

York City[edit]

Chambers after playing for York City in the 2012 Conference Premier play-off Final

He joined Conference Premier side York City on loan until January 2011 on 12 November 2010.[12] He made his debut in a 1–1 draw at home to Wrexham on 14 November 2010 and his first goal came after scoring York's third in a 4–0 victory away at Rushden & Diamonds on 20 November.[13][14] His loan was extended until the end of the 2010–11 season on 5 January 2011.[15] The loan finished with 29 appearances and three goals.[16] He was released by Leicester after not being offered a new contract by the club on 21 May 2011.[17]

Chambers signed for York on a permanent one-year contract on 25 May 2011, becoming the club's first signing of the summer transfer window.[18][19] His first appearance of the 2011–12 season came in the opener, a 2–1 victory away at Ebbsfleet United on 13 August, and having started York's first nine games he scored his first goal of the campaign in a 3–0 victory away at Wrexham on 17 September.[20] Chambers won the 2012 FA Trophy Final with York at Wembley Stadium on 12 May, in which the side beat Newport County 2–0.[20] Eight days later he scored York's opening goal with a low shot from Chris Smith's cross in the 2–1 victory over Luton in the 2012 Conference Premier play-off Final at Wembley, which saw the club return to the Football League after an eight-year absence with promotion to League Two.[20][21] He finished his first full season at York with 10 goals in 51 appearances and signed a new one-year contract, which would be extended for a second year dependent on his number of starts, in June 2012.[20][22]

Chambers playing for York City in 2012

Chambers started York's game away at League One Doncaster Rovers in the League Cup first round in the opening game of the 2012–13 season on 11 August 2012, which the side lost 4–2 in a penalty shoot-out following a 1–1 draw after extra time.[23] He then played in York's first Football League fixture since their promotion, a 3–1 defeat at home to Wycombe Wanderers on 18 August 2012.[24] His first goal of the season came three days later with an 86th minute equaliser in a 2–2 draw away at Morecambe.[23] Chambers finished the season as York's top scorer with 10 goals in 42 appearances.[25]

Cambridge United[edit]

After being made available on a free transfer Chambers signed for Conference Premier club Cambridge United on a contract for the remainder of the 2013–14 season, with the option of another year, on 9 January 2014.[26] Two days later he scored the equaliser on his debut against Luton Town in the FA Trophy.[27]

Chambers joined League Two side Dagenham & Redbridge on a one-month emergency loan on 7 March 2014.[28] He made his debut as a half-time substitute for Luke Howell in a 2–2 away draw with Exeter City on 8 March 2014 before being recalled by Cambridge United on 4 April, before his loan was due to end.[29][30] He had made six appearances while on loan with Dagenham.[29]

Chambers was on the bench as Cambridge beat Gateshead 2–1 in the 2014 Conference Premier play-off Final at Wembley to win promotion to League Two, ending a nine-year stay out of the Football League.[31] He had made 14 appearances and scored three goals for Cambridge in the 2013–14 season before being made available on a free transfer.[27][32]

Dagenham & Redbridge[edit]

Chambers signed for Dagenham & Redbridge permanently on a two-year contract on 19 June 2014.[33]

International career[edit]

Chambers made his debut for the England national under-16 team against Wales in the 2005 Victory Shield on 14 October 2005, scoring the third goal in a 4–0 victory.[34] His seventh and last cap at this level came against Japan in a 1–1 draw on 17 April 2006, having scored three goals for the side.[34] His first international appearance for England came for the under-17s against Finland as a 62nd minute substitute on 2 August 2005 in the 2005 Nordic Tournament.[35][36] The following day Chambers scored a hat-trick against the Faroe Islands in a 7–0 victory on his full debut.[35] He was named in the under-17 squad for the 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup in August 2007.[37] Chambers was on the bench for England's opening Group B game against North Korea but started the following game against New Zealand, scoring the final goal in the 88th minute of a 5–0 victory.[38][39] He was limited to the bench for the final group game against Brazil but entered the Round of 16 3–1 win over Syria as a 90th minute substitute.[40][41] After entering England's quarter-final 4–1 defeat to Germany as a 58th minute substitute he was sent off in the 88th minute for a rash tackle.[42][43] This was his last appearance at under-17 level, for whom he played 13 games and scored seven goals.[35][39][41][42][44]

Chambers then represented the under-18 side, making his debut against Ghana on 20 November after entering the game as a 72nd minute substitute, having been called into the squad as a replacement for Victor Moses.[45][46] He earned his second and final cap for the under-18s against Austria as a 71st minute substitute in a 2–0 victory on 16 April 2008.[45] He made his debut for the under-19 team as a 78th minute substitute in a 3–0 defeat to Spain at Dean Court in a friendly on 10 February 2009.[47] Chambers was called up by the England C team, who represent England at non-League level, in November 2011 for a friendly away at Gibraltar.[48] He made his debut in this game, played on 15 November, as a half-time substitute, with England going on to lose 3–1.[49] Chambers made his second appearance in England's International Challenge Trophy 1–1 draw at home to Italy on 28 February 2012, this time entering the game as a 69th minute substitute.[50] Following the end of the 2011–12 season he was called up for England C's game away at Russia on 5 June, but was forced to withdraw from the squad through injury.[51]

Style of play[edit]

Chambers plays as a striker.[52] He is also able to play as a right winger.[37]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 13 September 2014.
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Leicester City 2005–06[53] Championship 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
2007–08[54] Championship 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
2008–09[55] League One 1 0 1 0 0 0 1[a] 0 3 0
Total 6 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 9 0
Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 2009–10[56] League One 3 1 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 4 1
Grimsby Town (loan) 2009–10[56] League Two 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2
York City (loan) 2010–11[16] Conference Premier 26 2 2 1 1[b] 0 29 3
York City 2011–12[20] Conference Premier 42 9 1 0 8[c] 1 51 10
2012–13[23] League Two 38 10 2 0 1 0 1[a] 0 42 10
2013–14[29] League Two 15 0 1 0 1 0 1[a] 0 18 0
Total 121 21 6 1 2 0 11 1 140 23
Cambridge United 2013–14[27] Conference Premier 10 1 0 0 4[d] 2 14 3
Dagenham & Redbridge (loan) 2013–14[29] League Two 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Dagenham & Redbridge 2014–15[57] League Two 6 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 7 1
Total 12 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 13 1
Career total 156 25 7 1 4 1 17 3 184 30
  1. ^ a b c d Appearance in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Appearance(s) in FA Trophy
  3. ^ Five appearances in FA Trophy, three appearances and one goal in Conference Premier play-offs
  4. ^ Three appearances and two goals in FA Trophy, one appearance in Conference Premier play-offs

Honours[edit]

York City

References[edit]

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