Dean Gerken

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Dean Gerken
Personal information
Full name Dean Jeffery Gerken[1]
Date of birth (1985-05-22) 22 May 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Rochford, England[2]
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Ipswich Town
Number 1
Youth career
000?–2002 Southend United
2002–2004 Colchester United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2009 Colchester United 109 (0)
2009 Darlington (loan) 7 (0)
2009–2013 Bristol City 53 (0)
2013– Ipswich Town 48 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:45, 17 September 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Dean Jeffery Gerken (born 22 May 1985) is an English goalkeeper who plays for Ipswich Town. He started his career as a youth player at Southend United. He has previously played for Colchester United, Darlington and Bristol City.

Club career[edit]

Colchester United[edit]

Gerken was born in Rochford. He started his career at Southend United as a youngster before moving to Essex rivals Colchester United.[3] As a teenager he attracted the attention of England goalkeeping coach Ray Clemence.[3] He made his first-team debut against Brentford in League One in 2004, as a stand-in for Simon Brown and Richard McKinney.[4] In the 2004–05 season, replacing first-choice goalkeeper Aidan Davison, Gerken kept four clean sheets in 17 appearances.[5][6]

More appearances in Colchester's successful 2005–06 campaign gave Gerken another four clean sheets,[7] including the crucial 0–0 draw at Yeovil Town that clinched Colchester's promotion to the Football League Championship.[8]

Gerken made the number one position his own[9] as the over-achieving[10] U's ended the 2006–07 season in tenth place.[11] Gerken was crowned Colchester's Young Player of the Year for 2007.[12] He signed an extended contract in July 2007,[9] and played 40 League games during the 2007–08 season,[13] at the end of which Colchester were relegated back to League One.[11]

On 15 January 2009, Gerken signed a one-month loan deal with League Two side Darlington.[14] He went straight into the starting eleven for their next game, a 5–1 defeat of Luton Town.[15]

Gerken returned to his parent club soon after, due to Darlington going into administration.

Bristol City[edit]

On 30 June 2009, it was confirmed that Bristol City had completed the signing of Gerken for an undisclosed fee, to end his seven-season stay with Colchester United. Gerken was arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure in the early hours of 25 October 2009 after he was allegedly spotted urinating in public.[16]

Gerken made his final game for City on 12 January 2013, in a 4–0 defeat at home to Leicester City. On 8 May 2013, Gerken was released by Bristol City along with third-choice keeper Lewis Carey.

Ipswich Town[edit]

On 12 July 2013 Gerken signed a two-year deal with Ipswich Town.[17] Soon after he joined Ipswich he replaced Scott Loach as the first choice goalkeeper. He made his debut for Ipswich Town in a 1–1 draw against Birmingham City.

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 19 October 2013.
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Colchester United 2003–04[18] Second Division 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2004–05[19] League One 13 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 17 0
2005–06[20] League One 7 0 1 0 1 0 5[a] 0 14 0
2006–07[21] Championship 27 0 1 0 1 0 29 0
2007–08[22] Championship 40 0 1 0 1 0 42 0
2008–09[23] League One 21 0 0 0 2 0 1[a] 0 24 0
Total 109 0 5 0 7 0 6 0 127 0
Darlington (loan) 2008–09[23] League Two 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Bristol City 2009–10[24] Championship 39 0 2 0 2 0 43 0
2010–11[25] Championship 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
2011–12[26] Championship 10 0 0 0 1 0 11 0
2012–13[27] Championship 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 0
Total 53 0 2 0 5 0 60 0
Ipswich Town 2013–14[28] Championship 8 0 0 0 1 0 9 0
Career total 177 0 7 0 13 0 6 0 203 0
  1. ^ a b Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Colchester United

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hugman, Barry J. (ed) (2008). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2008–09. Mainstream. ISBN 978-1-84596-324-8. 
  2. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2010). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2010–2011 (41st ed.). London: Headline. ISBN 9-780755-361076. 
  3. ^ a b "Soccer: Gerken Attracts Attention From England Coach". Thurrock Gazette (Newsquest). 14 November 2003. Retrieved 16 December 2008. 
  4. ^ "Brentford vs Colchester". Colchester United F.C. 12 April 2004. Retrieved 16 December 2008. 
  5. ^ "Deano Ready For Call Up". Colchester United F.C. 7 July 2004. Retrieved 16 December 2008. 
  6. ^ "Games played by Dean Gerken in 2004/2005". Soccerbase. Retrieved 16 December 2008. 
  7. ^ "Games played by Dean Gerken in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Retrieved 16 December 2008. 
  8. ^ "Yeovil 0–0 Colchester". BBC Sport. 6 May 2006. Retrieved 16 December 2008. 
  9. ^ a b "Exclusive: Stopper Signs New U's Deal". Colchester United F.C. 14 July 2007. Retrieved 16 December 2008. 
  10. ^ "Colchester have earned right to be respected" (reprint). Western Daily Press (Bristol: NewsBank). 20 February 2007. Retrieved 16 December 2008. 
  11. ^ a b "Colchester United". Football Club History Database. Richard Rundle. Retrieved 16 December 2008. 
  12. ^ "Who Is Your Young Player of the Year?". Colchester United F.C. 15 April 2008. Retrieved 16 December 2008. 
  13. ^ "Games played by Dean Gerken in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Retrieved 16 December 2008. 
  14. ^ "Dean Gerken brought in on loan". Darlington F.C. 15 January 2009. Retrieved 22 January 2009. 
  15. ^ "Darlington 5–1 Luton". BBC Sport. 17 January 2009. Retrieved 22 January 2009. 
  16. ^ "Goalkeeper arrested over exposure". BBC News. 28 October 2009. Retrieved 29 October 2009. 
  17. ^ "Dean Joins Blues". Ipswich Town Football Club. 12 July 2013. Retrieved 12 July 2013. 
  18. ^ "Games played by Dean Gerken in 2003/2004". Soccerbase. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  19. ^ "Games played by Dean Gerken in 2004/2005". Soccerbase. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  20. ^ "Games played by Dean Gerken in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  21. ^ "Games played by Dean Gerken in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  22. ^ "Games played by Dean Gerken in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  23. ^ a b "Games played by Dean Gerken in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  24. ^ "Games played by Dean Gerken in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  25. ^ "Games played by Dean Gerken in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  26. ^ "Games played by Dean Gerken in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  27. ^ "Games played by Dean Gerken in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  28. ^ "Games played by Dean Gerken in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  29. ^ "Tier Three (League One) Honours". Coludaybyday.co.uk. 

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