Connor Goldson

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Connor Goldson
Personal information
Full name Connor Lambert Goldson[1]
Date of birth (1992-12-18) 18 December 1992 (age 22)[1]
Place of birth York, England
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)[2]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Shrewsbury Town
Number 6
Youth career
000?–2010 Shrewsbury Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010– Shrewsbury Town 82 (4)
2013–2014 Cheltenham Town (loan) 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 December 2014 22:38.
† Appearances (Goals).

Connor Lambert Goldson (born 18 December 1992) is an English professional footballer who plays for Shrewsbury Town. His preferred position is at centre back, although he has also been utilised at right back,[3] and in the centre of midfield.[4][5]

Career[edit]

Shrewsbury Town[edit]

Born in York, North Yorkshire,[2] Goldson was awarded his first professional contract midway through his youth scholarship with Shrewsbury Town in May 2010.[6] He made his debut during a 5–1 away win at Lincoln City on 8 February 2011, coming on as a 70th minute substitute.[7] He made his full debut on 1 March, in a 3–0 defeat to Bury.[8]

He enjoyed an extended run at the end of the 2012/13 season, featuring in nine consecutive matches and scoring his first senior goal on the last day of the season against Portsmouth,[9] and signed a contract extension on 21 June 2013,[10] and went on to become a regular player the following season, making 39 appearances in all competitions.[11]

Despite Shrewsbury suffering relegation to League Two in 2013/14, and receiving offers from Premier League clubs, Goldson signed a new two year contract extension on 4 July 2014.[12] He captained Shrewsbury Town for a whole match for the first time on 12 August 2014, in a League Cup victory over Blackpool, in the absence of regular skipper Liam Lawrence from the starting eleven.[13]

Cheltenham Town (loan)[edit]

On 28 November 2013, Goldson joined Cheltenham Town on a loan initially until 4 January 2014.[14][15] He made his Cheltenham debut as a 92nd minute substitute against Morecambe on 7 December 2013.[16] Despite his loan later being extended by a further month,[17] Goldson was recalled by his parent club on 9 January 2014 due to an injury to fellow defender Darren Jones.[18]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 26 December 2014.
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Shrewsbury Town 2010–11[19] League Two 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2011–12[20] League Two 4 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 7 0
2012–13[21] League One 17 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 1
2013–14[11] League One 36 0 1 0 1 0 1[a] 0 39 0
2014–15[22] League Two 22 3 3 0 4 0 0 0 29 3
Total 82 4 5 0 7 0 1 0 95 4
Cheltenham Town (loan) 2013–14[11] League Two 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Career total 86 4 5 0 7 0 1 0 99 4
  1. ^ Appearance in Football League Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Brown, Tony; Joyce, Michael; Longbottom, David, eds. (2013). English National Football Archive Yearbook 2013. Tony Brown. p. 127. ISBN 978-1-905891-62-7. 
  2. ^ a b Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 529. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  3. ^ "Goldson happy to player anywhere in Shrewsbury Town's defence". Shropshir Star. 14 December 2012. Retrieved 17 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "reserves: Town 1 Walsall 3". Shrewsweb. 15 October 2013. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "Connor Goldson ready to fill Shrewsbury Town's midfield void". Shropshire Star. 17 October 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "Teenager Tom Bradshaw signs pro for Shrewsbury Town". BBC Sport. 12 May 2010. Retrieved 8 March 2011. 
  7. ^ "Lincoln 1-5 Shrewsbury" BBC Sport. 8 February 2011. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  8. ^ "Shrewsbury 0-3 Bury" BBC Sport. 1 March 2011. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  9. ^ "Shrewsbury 3 Portsmouth 2" BBC Sport. 27 April 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2013
  10. ^ "Taylor and Goldson sign". Shrewsweb. 21 June 2013. Retrieved 13 June 2013. 
  11. ^ a b c "Games played by Connor Goldson in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  12. ^ "Connor Goldson signs". Shrewsweb. 4 July 2014. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  13. ^ "Connor Goldson captaincy praised by Mellon". BBC Sport. 14 August 2014. Retrieved 14 August 2014. 
  14. ^ "Goldson loaned to Cheltenham". Shrewsweb. 28 November 2013. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  15. ^ "Cheltenham Sign Connor Goldson". James Brown. 28 November 2013. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  16. ^ "Morecambe 0-1 Cheltenham Town". BBC Sport. 7 December 2013. Retrieved 7 December 2013. 
  17. ^ "Cheltenham Town: Shrewsbury's Connor Goldson extends stay". BBC Sport. 8 January 2014. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  18. ^ "Goldson returns as Wroe departs". Shrewsweb. 9 January 2014. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  19. ^ "Games played by Connor Goldson in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  20. ^ "Games played by Connor Goldson in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  21. ^ "Games played by Connor Goldson in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  22. ^ "Games played by Connor Goldson in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 

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