Craig Alcock

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Craig Alcock
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Personal information
Full name Craig Alcock
Date of birth (1987-12-08) 8 December 1987 (age 26)
Place of birth Truro, England
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Sheffield United
Youth career
2004–2005 Yeovil Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2011 Yeovil Town 107 (3)
2006 Weston-super-Mare (loan) 3 (0)
2007 Taunton Town (loan) 5 (0)
2007 Tiverton Town (loan) 11 (0)
2011–2014 Peterborough United 96 (0)
2014– Sheffield United 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:24, 15 July 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Craig Alcock (born 8 December 1987) is an English footballer who plays as a defender for Sheffield United. Having begun his career at Yeovil Town he spent time on loan at Weston-super-Mare, Taunton Town and Tiverton Town before moving to Peterborough United and then to Sheffield United.

Career[edit]

Yeovil Town[edit]

Alcock started his career with the Yeovil Town youth system in 2004.[1] At the start of the 2005–06 season Alcock was awarded a first team contract along with fellow youth teammates Tom Clarke and Jake Smeeton.[2] Due to being over-age for playing in the youth side for Yeovil Town, he had three short-term loan spells in the 2006-07 season with Conference South side Weston-super-mare, Southern League sides Taunton Town and Tiverton Town.[3] He made his first team debut as a substitute away at Gillingham in the final league match of the 2006–07 season.[4]

Alcock can play anywhere in defence, but is happiest as a right back.[5] After making a breakthrough and challenging for the number one right back slot in the 2007–08 season, he became a regular starter in the 2008–09 season due to injuries and suspensions concerning Lee Peltier.

On 7 May 2009 Alcock signed a new 2 year contract with Yeovil Town.[6] After new captain Stefan Stam was dropped due to injury and poor form he was made captain and has blossomed with the extra responsibility.[7]

In early summer 2010, Alcock was linked with a move to championship side Norwich City. He was informed by the club at the end of the 2010/11 season that he was one of seven Yeovil players who would be awarded new contracts.[8]

Peterborough United[edit]

In July 2011 he signed for Peterborough United on a three year deal with Yeovil receiving £100,000 in compensation due to Alcock's age.[9] Alcock made 112 appearances for Posh in all competitions over his three seasons at the club, including winning the Football League Trophy in 2014, before being released at the end of the 2013-14 season.[10]

Sheffield United[edit]

In July 2014, Alcock signed a two year deal with Sheffield United.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Alcock is also a keen cricketer playing for Wincanton CC in the Somerset League.[12] Alcock studied for his A-Levels at Sexey's School in Bruton, Somerset.[13]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 6 May 2014.[14]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[A] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Yeovil Town
2005–06[15]
League One 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006–07[16]
League One 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2007–08[17]
League One 8 0 1 0 1 0 3 0 11 0
2008–09[18]
League One 30 1 2 0 2 0 1 0 35 1
2009–10[19]
League One 42 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 43 1
2010–11[20]
League One 26 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 29 1
Total 107 3 5 0 4 0 5 0 121 3
Weston-super-Mare (loan)
2006–07
Conference South 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Taunton Town (loan)
2006–07
Southern Division One S&W 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Tiverton Town (loan)
2006–07
Southern Division One S&W 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
Peterborough United
2011–12[21]
Championship 41 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 44 0
2012–13[22]
Championship 27 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 29 0
2013–14[23]
League One 28 0 1 0 3 0 7 0 39 0
Total 96 0 3 0 6 0 7 0 112 0
Career totals 222 3 8 0 10 0 12 0 252 3
A. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals (including those as a substitute) in the Football League Trophy and Play-off matches.

Honours[edit]

Peterborough United

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Career History". UpThePosh!. Retrieved 17 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Pick of the Youth". Ciderspace. 16 June 2006. 
  3. ^ "Glovers defender leaves on loan". BBC Sport. 29 March 2007. 
  4. ^ "Gillingham 0-2 Yeovil". BBC Sport. 5 May 2007. 
  5. ^ "Craig Alcock on Yeovil Town F.C.'s Website". Yeovil Town FC. 
  6. ^ "Gaffer makes his first move". Yeovil Town FC. 7 May 2009. 
  7. ^ "Happy Birthday Cap'n". Yeovil Town FC. 9 December 2009. 
  8. ^ "Terry Skiverton offers seven new Yeovil Town deals". BBC Sport. 5 May 2011. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 
  9. ^ "Peterborough United complete deal for Yeovil's Alcock". BBC Sport. 7 July 2011. 
  10. ^ "Posh Announce Retained List". Peterborough United F.C. 14 May 2014. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  11. ^ "Craig Alcock: Sheffield United sign ex-Peterborough United defender". BBC Sport. 15 July 2014. Retrieved 15 July 2014. 
  12. ^ "Craig Alcock Statistics". Wicanton CC. 
  13. ^ "Football". Sexey's School. Retrieved 2011-12-08. 
  14. ^ "Craig Alcock". Soccerbase. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  15. ^ "Games played by Craig Alcock in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  16. ^ "Games played by Craig Alcock in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  17. ^ "Games played by Craig Alcock in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  18. ^ "Games played by Craig Alcock in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  19. ^ "Games played by Craig Alcock in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  20. ^ "Games played by Craig Alcock in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  21. ^ "Games played by Craig Alcock in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  22. ^ "Games played by Craig Alcock in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  23. ^ "Games played by Craig Alcock in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 

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