Curtis Obeng

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Curtis Obeng
Curtis Obeng 16-02-2013 1.jpg
Obeng playing for York City in 2013
Personal information
Full name Curtis Obeng[1]
Date of birth (1989-02-14) 14 February 1989 (age 25)[2]
Place of birth Stretford, England
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[2]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Swansea City
Number 28
Youth career
000?–2007 Manchester City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 Manchester City 0 (0)
2009–2012 Wrexham 96 (2)
2012– Swansea City 0 (0)
2012 Fleetwood Town (loan) 5 (0)
2013 York City (loan) 4 (0)
2014 Stevenage (loan) 15 (0)
National team
2008 England U19 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:35, 3 May 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Curtis Obeng (born 14 February 1989) is an English footballer who plays as a defender for Swansea City.

Club career[edit]

Born in Stretford, Greater Manchester, Obeng began his career with the Manchester City youth system, and played in the side that lost to Liverpool in the 2006 FA Youth Cup Final.[3] He signed a two-year professional contract with City in 2007 but was released at the end of the 2008–09 season.[3][4][5] After a trial with Premier League side Wigan Athletic he signed a two-year contract with Conference National team Wrexham on 1 August 2009.[6] In June 2011, he extended his contract for another 18 months.[7]

Obeng moved to Premier League club Swansea City on a three-and-a-half-year contract for a fee in the region of £200,000 on 31 January 2012.[8] He then was sent on loan to League Two side Fleetwood Town for two months on 25 October 2012.[9] He made his debut on 27 October 2012, starting in a 0–0 away draw against Rochdale.[2] Obeng made six appearances for Fleetwood.[2]

Obeng signed for League Two side York City on a one-month loan on 30 January 2013,[10] making his debut on 2 February after starting the team's 4–1 defeat at home to Morecambe.[2] He made four appearances for York.[2]

On 18 February 2014, Obeng signed for League One side Stevenage on loan until the end of the season.[11]

International career[edit]

Obeng made his debut for the England national under-19 team against Croatia on 5 February 2008.[12] He was eventually capped four times by the under-19 team during 2008.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Obeng is of Ghanaian descent.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 3 May 2014.
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Manchester City 2007–08[2] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008–09[2] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wrexham 2009–10[2][13] Conference Premier 33 0 2 0 1[a] 0 36 0
2010–11[2] Conference Premier 34 1 1 0 4[b] 0 39 1
2011–12[2] Conference Premier 29 1 5 0 0 0 34 1
Total 96 2 8 0 5 0 109 2
Swansea City 2011–12[2] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012–13[2] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013–14[2] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fleetwood Town (loan) 2012–13[2] League Two 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
York City (loan) 2012–13[2] League Two 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Stevenage (loan) 2013–14[2] League One 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
Career total 120 2 9 0 0 0 5 0 134 2
  1. ^ Appearances in FA Trophy
  2. ^ Two appearances in FA Trophy, two in Conference Premier play-offs

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premier League Clubs submit Squad Lists". Premier League. 4 September 2012. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q "C. Obeng". Soccerway. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Bevan, Chris (28 April 2008). "Making the grade". BBC Sport. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Obeng trying out at Wigan". Modern Ghana. 18 July 2009. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "City sign up six". Manchester Evening News. 17 May 2007. Archived from the original on 17 May 2014. Retrieved 17 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "Wrexham sign England youth star". BBC Sport. 1 August 2009. Retrieved 29 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "Curtis Obeng pledges future to Wrexham". BBC Sport. 8 June 2011. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  8. ^ "Swansea City complete Curtis Obeng transfer from Wrexham". BBC Sport. 31 January 2012. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  9. ^ "Swansea's Curtis Obeng joins Fleetwood Town on loan". BBC Sport. 25 October 2012. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  10. ^ "York City sign Swansea City defender Curtis Obeng". BBC Sport. 30 January 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  11. ^ "Obeng seals Stevenage loan". Swansea City A.F.C. 18 February 2014. Retrieved 18 February 2014. 
  12. ^ a b "Curtis Obeng". The Football Association. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  13. ^ "FA Trophy: Wrexham FC 0 Altrincham 0". Daily Post (North Wales). 12 December 2009. Retrieved 30 January 2013. 

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