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 22)
Place of birth Middlesbrough, England
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)[2]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
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) 14 (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 21:53, 28 October 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Connor James Ripley (born 13 February 1993) is an English professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Middlesbrough.

Early and personal life[edit]

Born in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire 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 in 2009,[4] he signed a two-and-a-half-year professional contract in January 2011.[5] 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.[6] Ripley made his full debut on 14 January 2012, in a 2–0 loss at home to Burnley.[7]

He then went out on an emergency loan to Oxford United, after both their goalkeepers had suffered injuries.[8] Ripley made his only appearance for Oxford United, which saw Ripley conceded a goal from Ryan Hall's free kick, in a 2-0 loss against Southend United the next day.[9] After this, Manager Chris Wilder was unhappy with Ripley's performance and decided to terminate his loan spell at the club.[10] After returning to Middlesbrough, Ripley was became the third choice goalkeeper around the 2012-13 season and in January 2013, Ripley signed a new contract with the club.[11]

He moved on loan to Bradford City in August 2013,[12][13][14] and later spoke about his hope of extending the month-long deal.[15] In September 2013 the deal was extended until January 2014.[16][17] The loan deal ended in January 2014.[18]

On 3 March 2014, Ripley joined Swedish side Östersund, playing in the Superettan for the remainder of the 2014 season.[19] Ripley would went on to make fourteen appearance for the club, having face competitions from Peter Augustsson and Aly Keita. Upon his return to Middlesbrough in October 2014, Ripley was praised by Peter Beardsley.[20]

International career[edit]

Ripley made his international debut for England U19 in October 2011.[21]

On 28 May 2013, he was named in manager Peter Taylor's 21-man squad for the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup.[22] He made his debut on 16 June, in a 3–0 win in a warm-up game against Uruguay.[23]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 28 October 2014[24][25]
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 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
Career total 17 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 20 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional retain lists & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 18 May 2013. p. 19. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 August 2014. Retrieved 20 April 2014. 
  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. ^ "Boro's Optimism For New Scholars". Middlesbrough F.C. official website. 4 June 2009. Archived from the original on 8 March 2015. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "Challenge Starts Now For Connor". Middlesbrough F.C. official website. 7 January 2011. Retrieved 5 March 2011. 
  6. ^ "Reading 5 – 2 Middlesbrough". BBC Sport. 5 March 2011. Retrieved 5 March 2011. 
  7. ^ "Middlesbrough 0 – 2 Burnley". BBC Sport. 14 January 2012. Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "Oxford sign Middlesbrough keeper on emergency loan". BBC Sport. 27 April 2012. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
  9. ^ "Oxford United 0 - 2 Southend United". BBC Sport. 28 April 2012. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
  10. ^ "Oxford United step up search for new keeper". Oxford Mail. 4 May 2012. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
  11. ^ "New Deal For Keeper". Middlesbrough F.C. official website. 25 January 2013. Archived from the original on 8 March 2015. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
  12. ^ "Ripley arrives on loan". Bradford City A.F.C. 3 August 2013. Retrieved 3 August 2013. 
  13. ^ "Bradford City sign Middlesbrough keeper Connor Ripley". BBC Sport. 3 August 2013. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  14. ^ Simon Parker (3 August 2013). "Bradford City sign keeper on loan". Telegraph & Argus. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  15. ^ Simon Parker (14 August 2013). "Middlesbrough loanee Connor Ripley wants to get his teeth into Bantams goalkeeper role". Telegraph & Argus. Retrieved 14 August 2013. 
  16. ^ Simon Parker (2 September 2013). "Ripley extends Bradford City stay until January". Telegraph & Argus. Retrieved 2 September 2013. 
  17. ^ "Ripley loan deal extended". Bradford City A.F.C. 2 September 2013. Retrieved 2 September 2013. 
  18. ^ "Ripley returns to Middlesbrough". Bradford City A.F.C. 2 January 2014. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  19. ^ "ÖFK lånar målvakt från Championship klubb". Östersunds FK (in Swedish). 3 March 2014. 
  20. ^ "Boro goalkeeper Connor Ripley hailed by Peter Beardsley". Gazette Live. 28 October 2014. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
  21. ^ "Joe Out, Connor In". =Middlesbrough F.C. official website. 4 October 2011. Archived from the original on 8 March 2015. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
  22. ^ "Final squad named" TheFA.com. 28 May 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
  23. ^ "Training win for Three Lions" TheFA.com. 16 June 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
  24. ^ Connor Ripley career statistics at Soccerbase
  25. ^ Connor Ripley profile at Soccerway