Blair Turgott

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Blair Turgott
Personal information
Full name Blair Sebastian Turgott[1][2]
Date of birth (1994-05-22) 22 May 1994 (age 21)
Place of birth Bromley, England
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[3]
Playing position Winger
Youth career
2002–2012 West Ham United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2015 West Ham United 0 (0)
2012–2013 Bradford City (loan) 4 (0)
2013 Colchester United (loan) 4 (1)
2014 Rotherham United (loan) 1 (0)
2014 Dagenham & Redbridge (loan) 5 (0)
2015 Coventry City 3 (1)
National team
2009–2010 England U16 6 (3)
2010–2011 England U17 14 (4)
2011 England U18 1 (0)
2012–2013 England U19 6 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:27, 19 May 2015 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22:01, 5 February 2013 (UTC)

Blair Sebastian Turgott (born 22 May 1994) is an English professional footballer who plays as a winger. He is currently a free agent, following his release from Coventry City in May 2015.

Career[edit]

West Ham United[edit]

Turgott joined West Ham United aged 8 becoming a youth and development squad player.[4] He made his West Ham debut on 5 January 2014 in a 5-0 FA Cup defeat by Nottingham Forest.[5] This turned out to be his only appearance for West Ham before being released in 2015.[6][7]

Bradford City (loan)[edit]

He moved on loan from West Ham United to Bradford City in November 2012,[8] and made his professional debut in the FA Cup in a 1–1 draw against Brentford on 30 November 2012.[9] Turgott stated in December 2012 that he hoped the loan move would toughen him up.[10] On 4 March 2013, he returned to West Ham after his loan spell ended, having made 11 appearances for the club.[11]

Colchester United (loan)[edit]

Turgott signed an initial one-month loan deal with Colchester United on 28 November 2013.[12] Turgott made his Colchester United debut on 14 December 2013, coming on as a half time substitute in a 4–0 home defeat by Notts County.[13] He scored his first club career goal on 26 December 2013, the opener in a 4-0 home win over Stevenage.[14] Turgott returned to West Ham at the end of his loan having played four times and scoring once for Colchester.[15]

Rotherham United (loan)[edit]

On 17 January 2014, Turgott joined Rotherham United on an initial one-month loan.[16] He made his Rotherham debut a day later in a 3-0 away win against Shrewsbury Town coming on as an 88th minute substitute for Ben Pringle.[17] This was his only appearance for Rotherham before he was recalled by West Ham in February 2014.[18]

Dagenham & Redbridge (loan)[edit]

On 27 March 2014, Turgott joined League Two side Dagenham & Redbridge on loan for the remainder of the 2013–14 season.[19]

Coventry City[edit]

Having been released from his contract by West Ham United, on 2 February 2015 Turgott signed for Coventry City on a short-term deal.[7] Turgott scored his first Coventry goal on 28 March in a 0-1 away win against Peterborough United following-up a shot from Sanmi Odelusi.[20] He was released by Coventry at the end of the 2014-15 season.[21]

International career[edit]

He has represented England up to under-19 level.[22] He scored in the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup against Canada and helped England to top their group.[23] He scored his first goal at under-19 level during 2013 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship qualification in a 3–0 win against Estonia.[24] He also scored twice in the 6–0 win against Faroe Islands,[25] helping England finish top of their qualification group which also contained Ukraine.[26]

Personal life[edit]

In 2005, aged only eleven years old, he was selected to play himself as a West Ham United Academy player on Lexi Alexander's film Green Street.[27]

Honours[edit]

Bradford City

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 3 May 2014.
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
West Ham United 2012–13[28] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013–14[29] Premier League 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Bradford City (loan) 2012–13[28] League Two 4 0 2 0 3 0 2[a] 0 11 0
Colchester United (loan) 2013–14[29] League One 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
Rotherham United (loan) 2013–14[29] League One 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Dagenham & Redbridge (loan) 2013–14[29] League Two 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Career total 14 1 3 0 3 0 2 0 22 1
  1. ^ Appearances in Football League Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premier League Clubs submit Squad Lists" (PDF). Premier League. 4 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Search 1761 to 2006 – Birth, Marriage and Death indexes". Findmypast.com. Retrieved 4 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Premier League Player Profile Blair Turgott". Premier League. Barclays Premier League. 2015. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "Blair the scholar". www.whufc.com. Retrieved 20 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "Nottingham Forest Rout West Ham In FA Cup". News.sky.com. Retrieved 16 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "Welcome to the Wonderful World of West Ham United Statistics Blair Turgott". www.westhamstats.info. Retrieved 2 February 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "Coventry City have completed the signing of former West Ham United winger Blair Turgott on a short-term deal". www.ccfc.co.uk. Retrieved 2 February 2015. 
  8. ^ "Bradford City sign West Ham midfielder Blair Turgott". BBC Sport. 22 November 2012. 
  9. ^ "Bradford 1 – 1 Brentford". BBC Sport. 30 November 2012. 
  10. ^ Simon Parker (3 December 2012). "Blair Turgott admits Bradford City loan will help him ‘man up’". Telegraph & Argus. 
  11. ^ "Turgott back with Hammers" Sky Sports. 4 March 2013. Retrieved 4 March 2013.
  12. ^ "West Ham United youngsters Blair Turgott and Pelly Ruddock have joined Colchester United and Luton Town on loan". Epping Forest Guardian. 28 November 2013. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 
  13. ^ "Colchester 0-4 Notts County". BBC Sport. Retrieved 27 December 2013. 
  14. ^ "Colchester 4-0 Stevenage". BBC Sport. Retrieved 27 December 2013. 
  15. ^ "Turgott up for the cup". www.whufc.com. 4 January 2014. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  16. ^ "Blair Turgott signs for the Millers". Rotherham United FC. 17 January 2014. 
  17. ^ "Shrewsbury 0-3 Rotherham". BBC Sport. 18 January 2014. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  18. ^ "Turgott leaves Millers". www.teamtalk.com. Retrieved 14 February 2014. [dead link]
  19. ^ "DAGGERS SIGN WINGER". Dagenham & Redbridge FC. 27 March 2014. 
  20. ^ "Peterborough United 0-1 Coventry City". BBC Sport. Retrieved 13 April 2015. 
  21. ^ Blair Turgott thanks Coventry City FC fans after being released by Sky Blues - Coventry Telegraph
  22. ^ "Profile". Football Association. 
  23. ^ "Canada vs England"[dead link] The FA.com. 23 June 2011. Retrieved 2 December 2012.
  24. ^ "England 3–0 Estonia"[dead link] The FA.com. 26 September 2012. Retrieved 2 December 2012.
  25. ^ "Faroe Islands 0–6 England"[dead link] The FA.com. 28 September 2012. Retrieved 2 December 2012.
  26. ^ "Blake back in Tallinn" The FA.com. 24 September 2012. Retrieved 2 December 2012.
  27. ^ [1] Blair Turgott on the Internet Movie Database
  28. ^ a b "Games played by Blair Turgott in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 March 2014. 
  29. ^ a b c d "Games played by Blair Turgott in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 March 2014.