Chris Zebroski

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Chris Zebroski
Personal information
Full name Christopher Matthew Zebroski
Date of birth (1986-10-29) 29 October 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Swindon, England
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Newport County
Number 11
Youth career
 – Cirencester Academy
2003–2004 Swindon Town
2004–2005 Plymouth Argyle
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Plymouth Argyle 4 (0)
2006–2008 Millwall 25 (3)
2007 Oxford United (loan) 8 (2)
2007–2008 Torquay United (loan) 46 (18)
2008–2010 Wycombe Wanderers 48 (11)
2009–2010 Torquay United (loan) 7 (4)
2010–2011 Torquay United 67 (16)
2011–2012 Bristol Rovers 39 (3)
2012–2013 Cheltenham Town 21 (5)
2013 Eastleigh 6 (6)
2013– Newport County 53 (17)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:06, 30 November 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Christopher Matthew "Chris" Zebroski (born 29 October 1986) is an English footballer. A forward, he currently plays for League 2 side Newport County.

Club career[edit]

Zebroski was a youth player for Swindon Town, but was released by the club after failing to earn a professional contract.[1] After his release there he trained under the watch of former Wales international Steve Lowndes at Cirencester football academy, it was from here that he was spotted by scouts of Championship club Plymouth Argyle and signed as a youth player by the club. He later signed a professional contract,[2] and made four first-team appearances for Argyle before his contract was terminated after he was found guilty of gross misconduct by the club[3] This followed an incident involving the club captain Paul Wotton

Three weeks after leaving Plymouth Argyle, he was signed for Millwall by manager Nigel Spackman.[4] On 21 March 2007, Zebroski joined Oxford United on a month's loan.[5] On 31 July 2007, Zebroski signed for Conference National side Torquay United on loan until May 2008, and went on to score 19 goals in league and cup competitions during the 2007–08 season.

He was transferred to Wycombe Wanderers for £20,000 in June 2008.[6] Zebroski finished the 2008–09 season with seven goals from 33 league matches, mostly from the wing, helping the team win promotion to League One. The start of the 2009–10 season saw Zebroski score two goals in a 3–2 defeat at Charlton Athletic. On 20 November 2009, Zebroski returned to Torquay United on loan with a view to permanent transfer in January.[7] He scored twice in a 5–0 home win against Darlington on 12 December and the move later became permanent.

After helping the club avoid relegation from League Two during the 2009–10 campaign, Zebroski scored 16 league goals[citation needed] to help the club finish seventh and reach the play-offs the following season. In the semi-final first leg versus Shrewsbury at Plainmoor, Zebroski scored the first goal to set up a 2–0 victory. The second leg finished 0–0, leaving Torquay to play Stevenage in the play-off final at Old Trafford. Stevenage won the match 1–0. He followed former Torquay manager Paul Buckle to his new club, Bristol Rovers, in July 2011.[8]

Chris was released by Cheltenham Town on 4 January 2013 by mutual consent.

On Monday 25 February 2013, it was announced that Chris had joined Conference South side Eastleigh.[9] He scored his first goal for the club in the 1–0 win over Eastbourne Borough on 2 March 2013.[10]

On 5 June 2013 Zebroski signed for Newport County.[11]

Honours[edit]

with Wycombe Wanderers

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Youngster's Pilgrim's joy". 4thegame.com. 15 March 2006. Archived from the original on 10 October 2007. 
  2. ^ "Plymouth youngster offered deals". Plymouth Argyle. BBC Sport. 28 February 2006. Retrieved 4 July 2007. 
  3. ^ "Argyle sack Zebroski after fracas". Plymouth Argyle. BBC Sport. 18 August 2006. Retrieved 4 July 2007. 
  4. ^ "Ex-Argyle striker joins Millwall". Millwall. BBC Sport. 8 September 2006. Retrieved 4 July 2007. 
  5. ^ "Smith swoops for Millwall striker". Oxford Utd. BBC Sport. 21 March 2007. Retrieved 4 July 2007. 
  6. ^ "Chairboys seal Zebroski signing". BBC Sport. 20 June 2008. Retrieved 23 June 2008. 
  7. ^ "Zebroski clinches Torquay return". BBC Sport. 20 November 2009. Retrieved 20 November 2009. 
  8. ^ "Bristol Rovers capture Torquay United's Chris Zebroski". BBC Sport. 4 July 2011. Retrieved 4 July 2011. 
  9. ^ "Zebroski signs for Eastleigh". Eastleigh F.C. Retrieved 25 February 2013. 
  10. ^ http://eastleighfc.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/eastleigh-1-0-eastbourne-borough.html
  11. ^ Zebroski joins Newport

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