Craig Faulconbridge

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Craig Faulconbridge
Personal information
Full name Craig Michael Faulconbridge
Date of birth (1978-04-20) 20 April 1978 (age 36)
Place of birth Nuneaton, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Forward/Defender
Youth career
19??–1998 Coventry City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–1999 Coventry City 0 (0)
1998 Dunfermline Athletic (loan) 7 (1)
1998 Dunfermline Athletic (loan) 6 (0)
1998–1999 Hull City (loan) 10 (0)
1999–2002 Wrexham 111 (31)
2002–2005 Wycombe Wanderers 58 (8)
2005–20?? Wingate & Finchley
Maidenhead United
20??–2009 Oxford City
2009–2010 Carshalton Athletic
2010–2011 Woking
2011 Didcot Town
2012–2013 Aylesbury 25 (1)
Teams managed
2012–2013 Aylesbury
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 October 2011.
† Appearances (Goals).

Craig Michael Faulconbridge (born 20 April 1978) is an English professional footballer.

Career[edit]

Born in Nuneaton, Faulconbridge played youth football with Coventry City, before playing league football for Dunfermline Athletic, Hull City, Wrexham and Wycombe Wanderers.[1][2]

Faulconbridge notably scored a dramatic goal during the 1997–98 Scottish Premier Division season for Dunfermline against Celtic, a goal which denied Celtic the league championship that weekend.[3] Celtic eventually clinched the championship, which denied Rangers a tenth successive championship, on the final day of the season by beating St. Johnstone 2–0.[4]

He later played non-league football with Wingate & Finchley, Maidenhead United, Oxford City, Carshalton Athletic and Woking, before joining Didcot Town as a player-coach in June 2011. He left in October 2011 after the resignation of Manager Francis Vines.[5]

He signed for Aylesbury on 10 January 2012. After the conclusion of the season, Faulconbridge was confirmed as the new manager at Aylesbury, replacing Steve Smith. In June 2012, Faulconbridge confirmed his intentions to play next season, and will therefore balance the player/manager duties.[6]

Faulconbridge left Aylesbury in the autumn of 2013, replaced by former Slough Town manager Steve Bateman.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database. Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Craig Faulconbridge career stats at Soccerbase
  3. ^ Ken Gaunt. "Dunfermline 1 Celtic 1". Sporting Life. Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  4. ^ David McDaid (20 May 2008). "SPL title battle hangs in balance". BBC Sport. Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "Faulcs Joins". Didcot Town F.C. 11 June 2011. Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  6. ^ http://www.nonleaguedaily.com/news/index.php?newsmode=FULL&nid=85210