Connor Ripley

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Connor Ripley
Connor Ripley.jpg
Connor Ripley in 2012
Personal information
Full name Connor James Ripley[1]
Date of birth (1993-02-13) 13 February 1993 (age 21)
Place of birth Middlesbrough, England
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)[2]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Östersund
(on loan from Middlesbrough)
Number 31
Youth career
Blackburn Rovers
0000–2011 Middlesbrough
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011– Middlesbrough 2 (0)
2012 Oxford United (loan) 1 (0)
2013–2014 Bradford City (loan) 0 (0)
2014– Östersund (loan) 11 (0)
National team
2011–2012 England U19 4 (0)
2013 England U20 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:37, 9 June 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10:09, 3 August 2013 (UTC)

Connor James Ripley (born 13 February 1993) is an English professional footballer who plays for Swedish club Östersund, on loan from Middlesbrough, as a goalkeeper.

Early and personal life[edit]

Born in Middlesbrough, Ripley is the son of former player Stuart Ripley.[3]

Career[edit]

Club career[edit]

Ripley began his career with Blackburn Rovers.[3] After moving to Middlesbrough, he signed a two-and-a-half-year professional contract in January 2011.[4] Ripley made his professional debut on 5 March 2011 in a 5–2 loss to Reading, conceding three goals after coming on as a substitute for Jason Steele.[5] Ripley made his full debut on 14 January 2012, in a 2–0 loss at home to Burnley.[6]

He then went out on an emergency loan to Oxford United, after both their goalkeepers had suffered injuries.[citation needed]

He moved on loan to Bradford City in August 2013,[7][8][9] and later spoke about his hope of extending the month-long deal.[10] In September 2013 the deal was extended until January 2014.[11][12] The loan deal ended in January 2014.[13]

On 3 March 2014, Ripley joined Swedish side Östersund, playing in the Superettan for the remainder of the 2014 season.[14]

International career[edit]

Ripley made his international debut for England U19 in October 2011.[15]

On 28 May 2013, he was named in manager Peter Taylor's 21-man squad for the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup.[16] He made his debut on 16 June, in a 3-0 win in a warm-up game against Uruguay.[17]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 9 June 2014[18][19]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Middlesbrough 2010–11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2011–12 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2012–13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013–14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Oxford United (loan) 2011–12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Bradford City (loan) 2013–14 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Östersund (loan) 2014 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
Career total 14 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 17 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional retain list & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 18 May 2013. p. 20. Retrieved 23 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 496. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  3. ^ a b "Player profile". Middlesbrough F.C. official website. Retrieved 5 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "Challenge Starts Now For Connor". Middlesbrough F.C. official website. 7 January 2011. Retrieved 5 March 2011. 
  5. ^ "Reading 5 - 2 Middlesbrough". BBC Sport. 5 March 2011. Retrieved 5 March 2011. 
  6. ^ "Middlesbrough 0 - 2 Burnley". BBC Sport. 14 January 2012. Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "Ripley arrives on loan". Bradford City A.F.C. 3 August 2013. Retrieved 3 August 2013. 
  8. ^ "Bradford City sign Middlesbrough keeper Connor Ripley". BBC Sport. 3 August 2013. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  9. ^ Simon Parker (3 August 2013). "Bradford City sign keeper on loan". Telegraph & Argus. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  10. ^ Simon Parker (14 August 2013). "Middlesbrough loanee Connor Ripley wants to get his teeth into Bantams goalkeeper role". Telegraph & Argus. Retrieved 14 August 2013. 
  11. ^ Simon Parker (2 September 2013). "Ripley extends Bradford City stay until January". Telegraph & Argus. Retrieved 2 September 2013. 
  12. ^ "Ripley loan deal extended". Bradford City A.F.C. 2 September 2013. Retrieved 2 September 2013. 
  13. ^ "Ripley returns to Middlesbrough". Bradford City A.F.C. 2 January 2014. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  14. ^ "ÖFK lånar målvakt från Championship klubb". Östersunds FK (in Swedish). 3 March 2014. 
  15. ^ "Profile". The Football Association. 
  16. ^ "Final squad named" TheFA.com. 28 May 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
  17. ^ "Training win for Three Lions" TheFA.com. 16 June 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
  18. ^ Connor Ripley career stats at Soccerbase
  19. ^ Connor Ripley profile at Soccerway