Elvis Hammond

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Elvis Hammond
Personal information
Full name Elvis Zark Hammond[1]
Date of birth (1980-10-06) 6 October 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Accra, Ghana
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[2]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Kingstonian
Youth career
000?–2000 Fulham
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2005 Fulham 11 (0)
2001–2002 Bristol Rovers (loan) 7 (0)
2003 Norwich City (loan) 4 (0)
2005 RBC Roosendaal (loan) 14 (2)
2005 Leicester City (loan) 6 (0)
2005–2008 Leicester City 58 (8)
2008–2010 Cheltenham Town 46 (9)
2010 Sutton United 3 (1)
2010–2012 Woking 60 (22)
2012–2014 Farnborough 37 (5)
2013 Hastings United (loan) 4 (0)
2014 Eastbourne Borough 15 (6)
2014– Kingstonian 0 (0)
National team
2006 Ghana 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:21, 27 April 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18:10, 16 December 2011 (UTC)

Elvis Zark Hammond (born 6 October 1980) is a Ghanaian footballer who plays for Kingstonian as a Striker.

Club career[edit]

Born in Accra, Ghana, Hammond is a product of the Fulham Academy. He made his debut for Fulham on 19 September 2000 against Chesterfield at the Recreation Ground. Then, Hammond would join Bristol Rovers at the start of 2001-02 season in order to get first team experience.[3] After a loan spell with Bristol Rovers, Hammond signed a one-year contract with Fulham.[4] Hammond looked to have made his break into the first team towards the end of the 2002–03 season, under Chris Coleman, only to have an injury put him out for the rest of that season. Despite the injury, Hammond signed a two year contract with the club.[5] At the beginning of the 2003–04 season, he spent a month on loan at Norwich City.[6] He joined Dutch Eredivisie side RBC Roosendaal on loan in January 2005,[7] before he transferred to Leicester City from Fulham for a fee of £250,000 in September 2005.[8]

He made his first start for Leicester City in the 2–2 draw at Crewe, hitting a post late on in the game, and kept his place for the subsequent League Cup tie at Bury, which they won 3–0.

First team opportunities were limited for Hammond at Fulham where he made just 13 appearances – only three of which were from the start – and he had loan spells with Bristol Rovers and Norwich before spending time in the Netherlands.[9] He scored twice in 14 matches for RBC Roosendaal, who played in the Dutch Eredivisie – the top division of Dutch football.

Hammond grabbed his first City goal in the 2–1 home defeat at the hands of QPR in September 2005. He was also on target in the 3–2 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup third round tie later that season. He got off for mark for the 2006–07 Championship campaign in the 1–1 draw with Birmingham City at St Andrews.

On 4 June 2007, Hammond was placed on the transfer list by then manager Martin Allen[10] In May 2008, Hammond was one of six players released by the club after his contract was not renewed. Hammond joined Cheltenham Town on 11 November 2008 on a short-term contract until January 2009.[11] Hammond left Cheltenham by mutual consent in March 2010.[12] and joined Sutton United in October 2010. He scored on his debut against Margate.

Hammond then joined Woking later in October before seeing out the season and signing a one-year contract in summer 2011.[13]

Hammond was released in May 2012 after helping Woking to the Conference South championship. He was subsequently jailed for his role in an international money laundering scam. [14]

International career[edit]

Hammond received his only cap for Ghana against Mexico on 1 March 2006 in a pre-2006 FIFA World Cup friendly.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Players under Written Contract Registered Between 01/05/2011 and 31/05/2011" (PDF). The Football Association. Retrieved 6 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Elvis Hammond profile". ESPN Soccernet. 8 March 2010. Retrieved 8 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "Hammond on Loan". Fulham Official Website. 31 August 2001. Retrieved 11 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Hammond and Cornwall". Fulham Official Website. 11 July 2002. Retrieved 11 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "Hammond Stays". Fulham Official Website. 27 May 2003. Retrieved 11 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "Hammond on hold". Fulham Official Website. 9 March 2004. Retrieved 11 April 2014. 
  7. ^ "Hammond goes Dutch". Fulham Official Website. 31 January 2004. Retrieved 11 April 2014. 
  8. ^ "Elvis Leaves". Fulham Official Website. 31 August 2005. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  9. ^ "Hammond on loan". Fulham Official Website. 31 August 2001. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  10. ^ Trio Transfer Listed
  11. ^ http://www.cheltenhamtownfc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/LatestNews/0,,10434~1451864,00.html
  12. ^ "Elvis Hammond signs new Woking contract". BBC Sport. 24 May 2011. Retrieved 29 December 2011. 
  13. ^ "Ex-Card Elvis Hammond jailed for money laundering". Get Surrey. 16 July 2011. Retrieved 22 July 2011. 
  14. ^ Ghana fall to Mexico, BBC Sport 2006-03-01. Retrieved on 6 September 2007.

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