Francis Green (footballer)

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Francis Green
Personal information
Full name Francis James Green
Date of birth (1980-04-23) 23 April 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Nottingham, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Basford United
Youth career
1997–1998 Ilkeston Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2003 Peterborough United 107 (14)
2003 Lincoln City (loan) 1 (0)
2003–2006 Lincoln City 99 (18)
2005–2006 Boston United (loan) 6 (1)
2006–2007 Boston United 39 (4)
2007–2009 Macclesfield Town 65 (14)
2009–2010 Kettering Town 12 (4)
2010 Oxford United 8 (1)
2010 Brackley Town 0 (0)
2011–2012 Hucknall Town (loan)
2012 Eastwood Town
2012 Ilkeston
2012-2013 Spalding United
2012-2013 Hucknall Town
2012-2013 Corby Town
2013- Basford United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:16, 1 May 2010 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Francis James Green (born 23 April 1980) is an English footballer who plays as a striker for Basford United.

Career[edit]

Born in Nottingham, Notts, Green began his career at Ilkeston Town under the management of Keith Alexander, before going to Peterborough United. He made over 100 appearances for the Posh and scored a total of 14 goals, before linking up with his former Ilkeston boss, Alexander, at Lincoln City in 2003. He left Lincoln in 2006 to join Boston United, after a loan spell in Spring 2007, at Boston the club suffered a double relegation in 2007 from League Two to the Conference North. Green then left York Street in June 2007 to join Macclesfield Town on a two-year contract, where he again linked up with Alexander for the third time.[1]

In July 2009, Green joined Conference National side Kettering Town,[2] only to join Oxford United on loan in November 2009.[3] This move was then made permanent in January 2010,[4] though he was released shortly after the club secured promotion to the Football League in May of the same year.

In November 2011 he joined Hucknall Town on loan, with a view to making the transfer permanent when the transfer window opened in January 2012. [5] However in January, he instead joined Eastwood Town instead. [6] At the end of March, with Eastwood facing financial problems, he opted to join Ilkeston on non-contract terms.[7]

In June 2012, Green joined Spalding United[8] and would score twice on his debut, a 4-2 home United Counties League Premier Division victory over A.F.C. Kempston Rovers on 18 August,[9] but in early November was released from his contract.[10] He moved on to join Hucknall Town[11] but marked his debut by fracturing his fibula in the club's 5-0 Northern Premier League Division One South home defeat to Kidsgrove Athletic on 17 November 2012.[12] Returning to fitness, Green joined Corby Town on 25 January 2013[13] and, having come on as a substitute, made a goalscoring debut for the club in their 6-1 Conference North defeat at Harrogate Town four days later.[14]

On 28 October 2013, Basford United announced that Green had signed for the club.[15]

Personal life[edit]

He is currently working for a high profile football agency.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Macclesfield bring in forward duo". BBC Sport. 15 June 2007. Retrieved 15 June 2007. 
  2. ^ http://www.ketteringtownfc.co.uk/story.php?story_id=180
  3. ^ "Oxford swoop for Poppies' Green". BBC News. 24 November 2009. Retrieved 2 May 2010. 
  4. ^ "Oxford make Green move permanent". BBC News. 4 January 2010. Retrieved 2 May 2010. 
  5. ^ "Green joins Hucknall". NonLeagueDaily.com. 20 November 2011. Retrieved 6 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "Ins and Outs at Eastwood". NonLeagueDaily.com. 1 January 2012. Retrieved 6 April 2012. 
  7. ^ "Striker Green returns to Ilkeston to help Robins' promotion push". This is Derbyshire. 29 March 2012. Retrieved 6 April 2012. 
  8. ^ "Rayment hails “massive” Green coup". Spalding Guardian. 14 June 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 
  9. ^ "Posh boys add spice to Spalding". Peterborough Telegraph. 18 August 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 
  10. ^ "Green follows Tolley out". Spalding Guardian. 8 November 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 
  11. ^ "Hucknall bring in Green". NonLeague.pitchero.com. 16 November 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 
  12. ^ "Hall and Glass in to help Hucknall". NonLeague.pitchero.com. 21 November 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 
  13. ^ "Steelmen sign Francis Green". Corby Town F.C. Official Website. 25 January 2013. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 
  14. ^ "Harrogate Town 6-1 Corby Town". Corby Town F.C. Official Website. 29 January 2013. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 
  15. ^ "Basford confirm two new signings". Basford United F.C. Official Website. 28 October 2013. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 

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