Connor Essam

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Connor Essam
Personal information
Full name Connor Essam[1]
Date of birth (1992-07-09) 9 July 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth Chatham, England[2]
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Dover Athletic
Number 29
Youth career
2002–2010 Gillingham
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 Gillingham 18 (0)
2010–2011 Bishop's Stortford (loan) 10 (1)
2011 Dover Athletic (loan) 7 (0)
2011 Bishop's Stortford (loan) 7 (1)
2011–2012 Dartford (loan) 7 (1)
2012 Luton Town (loan) 9 (0)
2013–2014 Crawley Town 11 (1)
2013 Dartford (loan) 4 (1)
2014– Dover Athletic 10 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:08, 11 October 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Connor Essam (born 9 July 1992 in Sheerness, England) is an English professional footballer who plays for Dover Athletic as a defender.

Career[edit]

Essam joined Gillingham in 2002 and progressed through the ranks of the youth team and also captained the side.[3] In March 2010, Essam was awarded his first professional contract along with Dean Rance and Charlie Stimson.[4] He was sent out to Conference South side Bishop's Stortford in October 2010 on an initial one-month loan which was later extended.[5] Later on in the season he joined Dover Athletic on loan in the same division.[6] In August 2011, Essam rejoined Bishop's Stortford of the Conference North on a one-month loan deal along with Dean Rance.[7] He scored his first goal for the club on 29 August in a 5–0 win over Hinckley United.[8] Essam joined Conference South outfit Dartford on loan in December 2011.[9] He scored in the 4–1 away league win over Staines Town.[10] Essam made his professional and Gillingham debut on 13 February 2012 in a 2–1 home defeat to Southend United.[11] On 31 August 2012 Essam signed for Luton Town on a month-long loan, later extended for a second month.[12][13] He returned to Gillingham on 2 November after making nine appearances for Luton, and was swiftly made available on a free transfer by Gillingham manager, Martin Allen.

On 23 January 2013, Essam signed for Crawley Town of Football League One on a free transfer, with Gillingham retaining an interest by inserting a sell-on clause into the contract.[14] In November 2013, Essam joined Conference Premier side Dartford on a one-month loan deal.[15]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 7 December 2013.
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Gillingham 2010–11[16] League Two 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011–12[17] League Two 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 0
2012–13[18] League Two 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 0
Bishop's Stortford (loan) 2010–11[16] Conference South 10 0 0 0 1[a] 0 11 0
Dover Athletic (loan) 2010–11[16] Conference South 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Bishop's Stortford (loan) 2011–12[17] Conference North 7 1 0 0 0 0 7 1
Dartford (loan) 2011–12[17] Conference South 7 1 0 0 1[a] 0 8 1
Luton Town (loan) 2012–13[18] Conference Premier 9 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Crawley Town 2012–13[18] League One 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 1
2013–14[19] League One 2 0 0 0 0 0 1[b] 0 3 0
Total 11 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 12 1
Dartford (loan) 2013–14[19] Conference Premier 4 1 0 0 2[a] 0 6 1
Career total 73 4 0 0 0 0 5 0 78 4
  1. ^ a b c Appearance(s) in FA Trophy
  2. ^ Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional retain list & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 18 May 2013. p. 33. Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 472. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  3. ^ "Connor Essam profile". Gillingham FC. 13 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Gillingham's Essam, Rance and Stimson get pro contracts". BBC Sport. 13 February 2012. 
  5. ^ "Essam in Bishop's Stortford loan". Gillingham FC. 29 October 2010. 
  6. ^ "Essam extends Dover loan". Football.co.uk. 20 April 2011. 
  7. ^ "Essam extends Dover loan". Kent Online. 20 April 2011. 
  8. ^ "29/08/11 : Bishops Stortford 5 – 0 Hinckley United". Hinckley Info. 30 August 2011. 
  9. ^ "Dartford Loan Gills Defender". Non League Chat. 16 December 2011. 
  10. ^ "Staines 1–4 Dartford". News Shopper. 25 January 2012. 
  11. ^ "Gillingham 1–2 Southend". BBC Sport. 13 February 2012. 
  12. ^ "Luton sign Connor Essam on loan from Gillingham". BBC Sport. 31 August 2012. 
  13. ^ "Essam extends loan deal at Luton". Luton Today (Johnston Publishing Ltd). 3 October 2012. Retrieved 7 October 2012. 
  14. ^ "Crawley Town sign Mustapha Dumbuya and Connor Essam". BBC Football. 23 January 2013. 
  15. ^ "Connor Essam: Dartford sign Crawley Town defender on loan". BBC Football. 22 November 2013. 
  16. ^ a b c "Games played by Connor Essam in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  17. ^ a b c "Games played by Connor Essam in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  18. ^ a b c "Games played by Connor Essam in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  19. ^ a b "Games played by Connor Essam in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 

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