Christian Jolley

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Christian Jolley
Christian Jolley 26-04-2014 1.jpg
Jolley playing for Newport County in 2014
Personal information
Full name Christian Anthony Hillard Jolley[1]
Date of birth (1988-05-12) 12 May 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Fleet, England[2]
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Winger / Striker
Club information
Current team
Newport County
Number 23
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009 Oxted & District ? (?)
2009–2010 Kingstonian ? (?)
2010–2013 AFC Wimbledon 84 (19)
2012 Newport County (loan) 4 (5)
2013– Newport County 52 (10)
National team
2013 England C 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:04, 18 May 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Christian Anthony Hillard Jolley (born 12 May 1988) is an English professional footballer who plays for Newport County as a winger or a striker.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Jolley began his career at Oxted and District while working at a local gym called Tandridge Trust, Leisure & Culture Limited (formerly Tandridge Leisure Limited).[3] In September 2009, he was given a trial by Kingstonian which led to Jolley signing a contract with the club in December 2009.[4] He immediately broke into a first team which narrowly missed out on promotion via the playoffs.[3][5]

AFC Wimbledon[edit]

After impressing at Kingstonian, Jolley was signed by AFC Wimbledon in May 2010.[6] He scored on his debut away against Southport on the first day of the 2010–11 season.[7] He was an unused substitute for the team's play-off final victory over Luton Town that season, which won Wimbledon promotion to the Football League via a penalty shoot-out after a goaless 120 minutes, in which they returned to league football for the first time since Wimbledon F.C. split into AFC Wimbledon and MK Dons. He scored Wimbledon's first league goal in the following campaign. On 3 July 2011, he signed a new contract.[8] On 29 July, Jolley started for the Dons in their first ever League Cup match,[9] producing an assist for Jack Midson.[3]

Newport County[edit]

On 15 November 2012, Jolley joined Conference National side Newport County on loan.[10] He made his debut for the club on 18 November 2012, scoring Newport's only goal in a 3–1 home defeat by Hyde.[11] After his prolific form, consisting of five league goals in only four league games, Jolley was recalled by AFC Wimbledon on 14 December 2012.[12] However, on 11 January 2013 Jolley returned to Newport County on a permanent deal for an undisclosed fee.[13] In the 2012–13 season he was part of the Newport team that finished third in the league, reaching the Conference National playoffs. Newport County won the playoff final versus Wrexham at Wembley Stadium 2–0 to return to the Football League after a 25-year absence with promotion to Football League Two. Jolley scored the first goal.[14]

In June 2013 Jolley was named in the 2012–13 Conference Premier team of the year [15]

International career[edit]

Jolley made his debut for the England C team on 5 February 2013 as a second-half substitute in the 1–0 defeat against Turkey Under 23's.[16]


  1. ^ "Jolley, CAH (Christian)", English National Football Archive 
  2. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 418. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  3. ^ a b c "Christian Jolley, pre-season, 02/08/11". 3 August 2011. Retrieved 3 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Christian Jolley signs for Kingstonian". Oxted and District F.C. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 
  5. ^ Slavin, Chris (29 April 2011). "Dons star wants to erase Kingstonian play-off heartbreak". Surrey Herald. Archived from the original on 9 May 2011. Retrieved 3 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "AFC Wimbledon 1st Team Squad: Christian Jolley". 28 May 2009. Archived from the original on 12 October 2011. Retrieved 3 August 2011. 
  7. ^ Slavin, Chris (11 January 2013). "Christian's magic moments". AFC Wimbledon. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  8. ^ "New AFC Wimbledon deals for Hatton and Jolley". BBC News. 3 July 2011. Retrieved 3 August 2011. 
  9. ^ "Match Report: Carling Cup, 29 July 2011". 29 July 2011. Archived from the original on 25 September 2011. Retrieved 3 August 2011. 
  10. ^ "Newport sign two players on loan, and three are poised to leave". BBC Sport. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 
  11. ^ "Newport 1–3 Hyde". BBC Sport. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 
  12. ^ Slavin, Chris (14 December 2012). "Dons recall Christian Jolley". AFC Wimbledon. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  13. ^ Slavin, Chris (11 January 2013). "Christian leaves Wimbledon". AFC Wimbledon. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  14. ^ Hughes, Dewi (5 May 2013). "Wrexham 0–2 Newport". BBC Sport. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  15. ^ Jolley in team of the year
  16. ^ Jolley England C debut

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