Curtis Main

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Curtis Main
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Curtis Main
Personal information
Full name Curtis Lee Main[1]
Date of birth (1992-06-20) 20 June 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth South Shields, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Doncaster Rovers
Number 11
Youth career
2005–2007 Darlington
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2011 Darlington 61 (5)
2011–2014 Middlesbrough 45 (6)
2013 Shrewsbury Town (loan) 5 (0)
2014– Doncaster Rovers 11 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:41, 14 December 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Curtis Lee Main (born 20 June 1992) is an English footballer who plays for Doncaster Rovers as a striker. He previously played in the Football League and the Conference National for Darlington a loan spell at Shrewsbury Town in 2013 and Middlesbrough .

Career[edit]

Darlington[edit]

Main was born in South Shields, Tyne and Wear.[2] He attended St Mary's Church of England school in Tyne Dock, South Shields. He began his football career as a youngster at Sunderland A.F.C before being released to Darlington, and made his professional debut for Darlington as a substitute in the last seven minutes of the game against Peterborough United on 3 May 2008, becoming at 15 years of age, the youngest player to play for Darlington.[3][4] In February 2009, he scored his first goal, the 86th-minute winner in a match against Grimsby Town, only two minutes after entering the game as a substitute.[5] In May 2009, Main spent a week on trial with Premier League club Fulham, but the club preferred to monitor the player's progress rather than make an offer. Other clubs reported to be interested included Middlesbrough and Newcastle United.[2][6] In September 2009, Main scored an 81st-minute equaliser against Grimsby Town, in a match that ended 1–1 and saw Darlington manager Colin Todd leave his post shortly after the final whistle.[7]

In the early part of the 2010–11 season, Main had trials with Bury.[8] In April 2011, after his contract was paid up by Darlington and he left the club, he joined Hartlepool United on trial.[9]

Middlesbrough[edit]

After a trial with Middlesbrough, Main joined the Championship club on 12 May 2011, signing a one-year contract with an option for a second year. Manager Tony Mowbray described him as "one for the future", and said he had been signed for the reserve team level.[10] He made his debut on 4 February 2012, replacing Marvin Emnes in the 50th minute of a 0–0 draw with Crystal Palace.[11] He made his first start for the club four days later, in a 2–1 defeat to Sunderland in the fourth round of the FA Cup.[12] He scored his first goal for the club on 21 February, coming off the bench to score in a 3–1 win away to Millwall.[13] On 14 April, he scored a late goal in a 1–0 win against Derby County.[14] On 9 February 2013, he scored his first goal of the 2012–13 season on his third appearance, in a 3–2 loss to Barnsley.[15] On 12 February 2013, he scored the only goal of the game in a 1–0 win over Leeds United, he was later sent off after receiving two yellow cards for kicking the ball away and then deliberate handball.

Tony Mowbray regularly cites that Main's main attributes are his physical presence and powerful shot. Mowbray said "He came here on trial and trained with the youth team and you could see the power and speed he's got, his finishing with both feet is breathtaking at times. Whether the ball drops to his right foot or left foot, he doesn't hesitate. "He's got amazing qualities and yet he's such a young player, he is potentially a really, really special talent." Speaking about Main's powerful physique Mowbray said "Physicality isn't going to be an issue for Curtis throughout his career, He's a boy who spends a lot of time looking after his physique and he's very, very strong."

Loan to Shrewsbury Town[edit]

On 30 August 2013, Main joined League One side Shrewsbury Town on loan for an initial month,[16] making his Shrewsbury debut the following day as a substitute against Coventry City, providing an assist for Tom Bradshaw in a 1–1 draw.[17] His loan period was not extended, and he returned to Middlesbrough on 3 October 2013 having made six appearances for Shrewsbury in all competitions.[18]

Doncaster Rovers[edit]

On 30 July 2014, Main joined League One side Doncaster Rovers from Middlesbrough on an undisclosed fee. [19]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 17 September 2013.
Season Club Division League FA Cup League Cup Other[20] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2007–08[21] Darlington League One 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2008–09[22] 18 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 19 2
2009–10[23] 26 3 1 0 1 0 1 0 29 3
2010–11[24] Conference National 16 0 1 0 3 2 20 2
Total 61 5 2 0 2 0 4 2 69 7
2011–12[25] Middlesbrough Championship 12 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 13 2
2012–13[26] 13 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 14 3
2013–14[27] 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Middlesbrough Total 25 5 2 0 1 0 0 0 28 - 2013–14[27] Shrewsbury Town (loan) League One 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 0
Shrewsbury Town Total 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 0
2014–15[28]|1
Doncaster Rovers Total 1
Career total 91 10 4 0 3 0 5 2 103 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional retain list & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 18 May 2013. p. 20. Retrieved 23 June 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Curtis Main remaining with Quakers". Darlington F.C. 18 May 2009. Retrieved 21 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Peterborough 0–2 Darlington". BBC Sport. 3 May 2008. Retrieved 21 April 2011. 
  4. ^ "Penney praises Quakers debutant". BBC Sport. 6 May 2008. Retrieved 21 April 2011. 
  5. ^ Stoddart, Craig (21 February 2009). "Curtis the Main man". The Northern Echo (Newsquest Media Group). Retrieved 21 April 2011. 
  6. ^ "Cottagers consider Main". Sky Sports. 12 May 2009. Retrieved 21 April 2011. 
  7. ^ "Mariners denied by Main man". Sky Sports. 26 September 2009. Retrieved 21 April 2011. 
  8. ^ "Hatch back for Quakers". The Northern Echo (Newsquest Media Group). 4 September 2010. Retrieved 21 April 2011. 
  9. ^ Loughlin, Nick (19 April 2009). "Striker Main on trial at Pools". The Northern Echo (Newsquest Media Group). Retrieved 21 April 2011. 
  10. ^ "Striker Curtis Joins Boro". Middlesbrough F.C. 12 May 2011. Retrieved 12 May 2011. 
  11. ^ "Middlesbrough 0–0 Crystal Palace" BBC Sport. 4 February 2012. Retrieved 12 February 2013.
  12. ^ "Middlesbrough 1–2 Sunderland" BBC Sport. 8 February 2012. Retrieved 12 February 2013.
  13. ^ "Millwall 1–3 Middlesbrough" BBC Sport. 21 February 2012. Retrieved 12 February 2013.
  14. ^ "Derby 0–1 Middlesbrough" BBC Sport. 14 April 2012. Retrieved 12 February 2013.
  15. ^ "Middlesbrough 2–3 Barnsley" BBC Sport. 9 February 2013. Retrieved 12 February 2013.
  16. ^ "Middlesbrough's Curtis Main loaned to Shrewsbury Town" BBC Sport, 30 April 2013, Retrieved 30 April 2013.
  17. ^ "Shrewsbury 1–1 Coventry" BBC Sport, 31 August 2013, Retrieved 31 August 2013
  18. ^ "Shrewsbury Town: Loans ended for Curtis Main and Graham Burke" BBC Sport, 3 October 2013, Retrieved 10 October 2013
  19. ^ http://www.gazettelive.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/boro-husband-main-complete-moves-7536018
  20. ^ Includes other competitive competitions, including the Football League Trophy and FA Trophy.
  21. ^ "Games played by Curtis Main in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 
  22. ^ "Games played by Curtis Main in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 
  23. ^ "Games played by Curtis Main in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 
  24. ^ "Games played by Curtis Main in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 
  25. ^ "Games played by Curtis Main in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 
  26. ^ "Games played by Curtis Main in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 
  27. ^ a b "Games played by Curtis Main in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 August 2013. 
  28. ^ "Games played by Curtis Main in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 

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