Byron Webster

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Byron Webster
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Webster playing for Bury on trial in 2009
Personal information
Full name Byron Clark Webster[1]
Date of birth (1987-03-31) 31 March 1987 (age 27)[1]
Place of birth Sherburn-in-Elmet, England
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)[1]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Millwall
Number 17
Youth career
1993–1996 Down Arm
1996–1999 South Milford
1999–2002 Leeds United
2002–2004 York City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 York City 21 (1)
2007 Harrogate Town 9 (0)
2007 Whitby Town (co-registration) 3 (0)
2007–2009 FK Baník Most 49 (4)
2009–2011 Doncaster Rovers 12 (0)
2010 Hereford United (loan) 2 (0)
2011 Northampton Town (loan) 8 (0)
2011–2012 Northampton Town 13 (0)
2012–2014 Yeovil Town 85 (8)
2014– Millwall 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:29, 14 September 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Byron Clark Webster (born 31 March 1987) is an English professional footballer who plays for Millwall as a defender.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Sherburn-in-Elmet, North Yorkshire,[1] Webster made his debut for York City against Burton Albion in the Conference National on 29 December 2004.[2] He scored his first goal for the club in a 2–2 draw against Stevenage Borough on 8 January 2005.[2] He finished the 2004–05 season with 16 appearances and 1 goal.[2] He made four appearances in all competitions in the 2005–06 season.[3] He signed his first professional contract with York in July 2006.[4] He made three appearances in the 2006–07 season,[5] before being released in February 2007 at his own request.[6] He signed for Conference North side Harrogate Town in the same month and made his debut against Scarborough in a 1–0 home defeat on 3 February 2007.[7][8] Whilst being registered with Harrogate, he played three games for Whitby Town in the Northern Premier League Premier Division.[9][10] He ended the season with nine appearances for Harrogate.[8]

FK Baník Most[edit]

He signed a one-year contract with Gambrinus liga club FK SIAD Most (known as FK Baník Most from 2008 onwards) in August 2007, with an option of an extension until 2010.[11] He made his debut in a 5–2 defeat against Baník Ostrava on 11 August 2007.[12] The 2007–08 concluded with Most suffering relegation to the Czech 2. Liga, although Webster signed a new two-year contract with the club.[13] He started a trial spell at Scottish Premier League side Motherwell in December 2008.[14] The club entered negotiations over a deal for Webster to sign on loan for the rest of the 2008–09 season.[15]

Doncaster Rovers[edit]

Webster had a trial with Bury in July 2009, before leaving to trial with Doncaster Rovers.[16][17] He gave a "composed performance" in a pre-season friendly against Wolverhampton Wanderers and Doncaster manager Sean O'Driscoll was looking to complete a deal for him to sign for the club.[18][19] He eventually signed for the Championship club on an initial two-year contract for an undisclosed fee on 5 August 2009.[20] Webster made his Doncaster debut in a 1–0 victory away to Notts County in the League Cup first round on 11 August 2009.[21] He joined League Two club Hereford United on a one-month loan on 18 November 2010.[22]

Northampton Town[edit]

Webster joined League Two side Northampton Town on loan until the end of the 2010–11 season on 17 March 2011.[23] On 17 May 2011 Webster was released by Doncaster and on the same day Northampton signed him permanently on a two-year contract.[24][25]

Yeovil Town[edit]

On 4 July 2012, Webster's contract with Northampton Town was terminated by mutual consent and later that day signed for League One side Yeovil Town on a two-year contract.[26] He scored his first goal for Yeovil in 2–1 victory over Bury, after an attempted clearance from a corner struck him, sending it into the goal.[27] Webster played in the 2–1 victory over Brentford in the 2013 Football League One play-off Final at Wembley Stadium on 19 May 2013, seeing Yeovil win promotion to the Championship for the first time in their history.[28] He finished the 2012–13 season with 53 appearances and five goals for Yeovil.[29] Webster made 45 appearances and scored four goals in the 2013–14 season as Yeovil were relegated to League One.[30]

Millwall[edit]

Webster turned down a new contract with Yeovil to sign a two-year contract with Championship club Millwall on 24 June 2014.[31]

Personal life[edit]

Webster was educated at Sherburn High School and was able to complete a BTEC National Diploma during his footballing career.[32][33]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 30 August 2014.
Club statistics
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
York City 2004–05[2] Conference National 15 1 0 0 1[a] 0 16 1
2005–06[3] Conference National 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
2006–07[5] Conference National 3 0 0 0 1[a] 0 4 0
Total 21 1 1 0 2 0 24 1
Harrogate Town 2006–07[8] Conference North 9 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Whitby Town 2006–07[10] NPL Premier Division 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
FK Baník Most 2007–08[34] Gambrinus liga 23 4 23 4
2008–09[35] Czech 2. Liga 26 0 26 0
Total 49 4 49 4
Doncaster Rovers 2009–10[21] Championship 5 0 0 0 2 0 7 0
2010–11[36] Championship 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Total 12 0 0 0 2 0 14 0
Hereford United (loan) 2010–11[36] League Two 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Northampton Town (loan) 2010–11[36] League Two 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Northampton Town 2011–12[37] League Two 13 0 0 0 2 0 1[b] 0 16 0
Total 21 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 24 0
Yeovil Town 2012–13[29] League One 44 5 0 0 2 0 7[c] 0 53 5
2013–14[30] Championship 37 3 2 0 2 1 45 4
Total 85 8 2 0 4 1 7 0 98 9
Millwall 2014–15[38] Championship 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 0
Career total 203 13 3 0 10 1 10 0 226 14
  1. ^ a b Appearance in FA Trophy
  2. ^ Appearance in Football League Trophy
  3. ^ Four appearances in Football League Trophy, three in League One play-offs

Honours[edit]

Yeovil Town

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Mainstream Publishing. p. 431. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0. 
  2. ^ a b c d Batters, Dave (2008). York City: The Complete Record. Breedon Books. pp. 404–421. ISBN 978-1-85983-633-0. 
  3. ^ a b Batters. York City: The Complete Record. pp. 406–421. 
  4. ^ "Midfielder Stewart departs York". BBC Sport. 7 July 2006. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  5. ^ a b Batters. York City: The Complete Record. pp. 408–421. 
  6. ^ Flett, Dave (1 February 2007). "Webster released by City". The Press (York). Retrieved 18 March 2011. 
  7. ^ "Webster finds a new home". Non-League Daily. 8 February 2007. Archived from the original on 1 June 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2008. 
  8. ^ a b c Williams, Mike; Williams, Tony, eds. (2007). Non-League Club Directory 2008. Tony Williams Publications. pp. 214–215. ISBN 978-1-869833-57-2. 
  9. ^ "Depleted Blues suffer fresh play-off setback". Whitby Gazette. 20 March 2007. Retrieved 3 January 2008. 
  10. ^ a b "Player Details: Season 2006–2007". SoccerFactsUK. Retrieved 3 January 2008. 
  11. ^ "Ex-City ace heading to Eastern Europe". The Press (York). 1 August 2007. Retrieved 18 March 2011. 
  12. ^ "All appearances 2007 – 2008 (FK SIAD Most)". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  13. ^ "Byron Webster signs new contract.". Sports Connection. 24 July 2008. Archived from the original on 10 August 2009. Retrieved 19 December 2008. 
  14. ^ McCafferty, Gavin (3 January 2009). "New goalkeeper and trialists arrive to boost Motherwell". The Scotsman (Edinburgh). Retrieved 14 January 2009. 
  15. ^ "Motherwell open talks for Webster". BBC Sport. 20 January 2009. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  16. ^ Higginson, Marc (30 July 2009). "Shakers complete third signing of the summer". The Bury Times. Retrieved 1 August 2009. 
  17. ^ Hossack, Steve (31 July 2009). "Key men set for return". The Star (Sheffield). Retrieved 1 August 2009. 
  18. ^ "Doncaster Rovers 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1". Doncaster Today. 3 August 2009. Retrieved 5 August 2009. 
  19. ^ "All change!". Doncaster Today. 5 August 2009. Retrieved 5 August 2009. 
  20. ^ "Rovers bag Byron". Doncaster Rovers F.C. 5 August 2009. Retrieved 5 August 2009. 
  21. ^ a b "Games played by Byron Webster in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  22. ^ "Hereford United sign Doncaster Rovers' Byron Webster". BBC Sport. 18 November 2010. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  23. ^ "Doncaster's Byron Webster joins Northampton on loan". BBC Sport. 17 March 2011. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  24. ^ "Doncaster Rovers to release Brooker & Webster". BBC Sport. 17 May 2011. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  25. ^ "Byron Webster signs up for Northampton Town". BBC Sport. 17 May 2011. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  26. ^ "Byron Czechs in at Huish Park". Yeovil Town F.C. 4 July 2012. Retrieved 5 July 2012. 
  27. ^ "Yeovil 2–1 Bury". BBC Sport. 20 October 2012. Retrieved 23 October 2012. 
  28. ^ Maiden, Phil (19 May 2013). "Brentford 1–2 Yeovil". BBC Sport. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  29. ^ a b "Games played by Byron Webster in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  30. ^ a b "Games played by Byron Webster in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  31. ^ "Byron Webster: Millwall sign Yeovil Town centre-back". BBC Sport. 24 June 2014. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 
  32. ^ Rose, Kira (28 May 2008). "Mostly losses". The Prague Post. Retrieved 19 December 2008. 
  33. ^ "Byron Czechs In". League Football Education. Retrieved 19 December 2008. 
  34. ^ "Byron Webster Facts". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  35. ^ "B. Webster". Soccerway. Retrieved 5 March 2014. 
  36. ^ a b c "Games played by Byron Webster in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  37. ^ "Games played by Byron Webster in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  38. ^ "Games played by Byron Webster in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 

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