Curtis Weston

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Curtis Weston
CurtisWeston.jpg
Weston warming up before a match during his time at Gillingham
Personal information
Full name Curtis James Weston[1]
Date of birth (1987-01-24) 24 January 1987 (age 27)[1]
Place of birth Greenwich, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Barnet
Number 8
Youth career
000?–2004 Millwall
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Millwall 4 (0)
2006–2007 Swindon Town 27 (1)
2007–2008 Leeds United 7 (1)
2008 Scunthorpe United (loan) 7 (0)
2008 Gillingham (loan) 3 (0)
2008–2012 Gillingham 144 (15)
2012– Barnet 94 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:50, 21 December 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Curtis James Weston (born 24 January 1987 in Greenwich, London) is an English professional footballer who plays for Barnet.

Playing career[edit]

Weston attended Erith Secondary School, and was spotted by a Millwall scout when playing for the school team and subsequently joined Millwall's youth academy. In only his second appearance for Millwall's first team, he replaced player-manager Dennis Wise in the 89th minute of the 2004 FA Cup Final against Manchester United to become the youngest FA Cup finalist at the age of 17 years 119 days, beating the 125-year old record of James F. M. Prinsep. He said "it's obviously the highlight of my career so far. I supported Manchester United as a kid so that made it even more special. I didn't get long on the pitch, but I got a few touches. I remember a sliding tackle on Ruud van Nistelrooy, and a 50–50 with Nicky Butt. I kept my shirt, and I also got Mikaël Silvestre's".[2]

Weston moved to Swindon Town in July 2006 when Dennis Wise, now managing Swindon, signed him again. Weston finally managed a run of appearances. He was released by Swindon a year later. Weston signed a two-year contract with Leeds United on 7 August 2007, the third time that Dennis Wise gave him a contract. [3] He scored his first goal for the club in their 3–0 win over Northampton Town in January 2008, but his time with Leeds was not long. "Gary McAllister (the new Leeds manager after Wise left for Newcastle United), was straight with me. He just told me I wasn't in his plans and I should get myself another club," said Weston later.

Weston signed for Football League Championship team Scunthorpe United on loan, in March 2008. In August 2008, Weston joined Gillingham, initially on a one month loan, before signing a two-year contract.[4] He said "when the chance came to go to Gillingham I grabbed it. ..being from the area, I knew the club, knew the set-up was good. It was the chance to move back to where my family is, and to play regular games". He made his Gillingham debut away to Bournemouth on 9 August 2008, and scored his first goal for the club on 28 December 2008 against Wycombe Wanderers.[5]

Weston signed for Barnet on 13 August 2012,[6] but saw a lack of first team action at first due to the arrival of John Oster and Edgar Davids soon afterwards. He played a prevalent role however, in Barnet's last fixtures of the season, starting their last game at Underhill, with his shot from outside the box hitting the post. He started the final game of the season against Northampton Town, which Barnet went on to lose 2–0, thus relegating them to the Conference.

Honours[edit]

Millwall

Gillingham

Career statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
England League FA Cup League Cup Total
2003–04 Millwall First Division 1 0 1 0 - 2 0
2004–05 Championship 3 0 1 0 - 4 0
2005–06 0 0 - - 0 0
2006–07 Swindon Town League Two 27 1 2 0 1 0 30 1
2007–08 Leeds United League One 7 1 2 0 1 0 10 1
2007–08 Scunthorpe United Championship 7 0 - - 7 0
2008–09 Gillingham League Two 45 5 4 0 0 0 53 5
2009–10 League One 39 6 3 2 2 0 46 8
2010–11 League Two 33 4 0 0 0 0 33 4
2011–12 League Two 30 0 3 2 1 0 34 2
2012–13 Barnet League Two 29 0 1 0 1 0 31 0
2013–14 Conference Premier 39 4 1 0 0 0 40 4
2014–15 Conference Premier 24 2 3 1 0 0 27 3
Career total 267 23 18 4 6 0 294 28
As of 18 October 2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J. (ed) (2008). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2008–09. Mainstream. ISBN 978-1-84596-324-8. 
  2. ^ The Independent History Man 2 January 2009
  3. ^ "Leeds sign Constantine & Weston". BBC Sport. 7 August 2007. Retrieved 7 August 2007. 
  4. ^ Official Gillingham F.C. website
  5. ^ Gillingham 1–1 Wycombe match report from bbc.co.uk
  6. ^ "BARNET MAKE DOUBLE SWOOP". Barnet F.C. 13 August 2012. Retrieved 13 August 2012. 

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