Iyseden Christie

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Iyseden Christie
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Personal information
Full name Iyseden Christie[1]
Date of birth (1976-11-14) 14 November 1976 (age 37)[1]
Place of birth Coventry, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Halesowen Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1997 Coventry City 1 (0)
1996 Bournemouth (loan) 4 (0)
1997 Mansfield Town (loan) 8 (0)
1997–1999 Mansfield Town 81 (18)
1999–2002 Leyton Orient 58 (12)
2002–2004 Mansfield Town 64 (26)
2004–2006 Kidderminster Harriers 32 (10)
2006–2007 Rochdale 19 (2)
2006 Kidderminster Harriers (loan) 19 (8)
2007–2008 Kidderminster Harriers 52 (18)
2008–2009 Stevenage Borough 3 (0)
2008–2009 Kettering Town (loan) 13 (5)
2009 Torquay United 6 (1)
2009 King's Lynn 1 (0)
2009 AFC Telford United 2 (0)
2009 Coventry Sphinx 1 (1)
2009 Farnborough 3 (0)
2009–2010 Tamworth 25 (6)
2010–2011 Kettering Town 19 (6)
2011 Nuneaton Town 3 (0)
2011–2012 Tamworth 32 (10)
2012 Alfreton Town 1 (0)
2013– Halesowen Town 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:00, 14 September 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).

Iyseden Christie (born 14 November 1976 in Coventry) is an English footballer who plays for Northern Premier League Division One South side Halesowen Town, where he plays as a striker.

Playing career[edit]

Coventry City[edit]

Born in Coventry, West Midlands, Christie began his career as a trainee at Coventry City in 1995. He made his FA Premier League debut on 23 September 1995, appearing as a second-half substitute for Paul Cook in Coventry's 5–1 defeat away to Blackburn Rovers.[2] He made one further appearance, in the League Cup before joining Bournemouth on loan in November 1996, followed by a loan spell with Mansfield Town from February 1997.

Mansfield Town[edit]

He joined Mansfield Town on a free transfer in August 1997 and made over 90 league and cup appearances for Mansfield in two seasons. He joined Leyton Orient for a fee of £40,000 in July 1999, and made over 60 league and cup appearances for Orient in three seasons, before returning to Mansfield Town in August 2002.[3] He made over 70 appearances in his second spell at Mansfield but was released by the club after defeat in the Third Division play-off Final in May 2004.[4]

In 1997, he scored a four-minute hat-trick against Stockport County in a League Cup first-round tie. This remains the record for the fastest League Cup hat-trick.[citation needed]

Kidderminster Harriers[edit]

Christie signed for Kidderminster Harriers at the start of the 2004–05 season,[5] but injury restricted him to just one start and a handful of substitute appearances that season.[6]

Rochdale[edit]

In January 2006, after having scored 10 goals in 23 league games, he was sold to Rochdale along with teammate Mark Jackson for a joint £35,000 transfer fee.[7] In August 2006, Christie returned to Kidderminster on loan until December.[8]

Kidderminster Harriers[edit]

Following the completion of this loan spell Christie re-signed for Kidderminster on an 18-month contract in January 2007.[9]

Stevenage Borough[edit]

He joined Stevenage Borough when his contract with Kidderminster expired at the end of June 2008.[10] He made just three appearances for Stevenage, before joining fellow Conference National side Kettering Town on loan on 2 September 2008 until 17 January 2009. During this period he scored 6 goals in 15 games, including playing against Premier League side Fulham in the FA Cup.[11] It was believed this loan spell was to be ended early for a loan move to York City to go ahead,[12] but this deal fell through.[13]

Torquay United[edit]

On 31 December 2008 it was announced that Christie was to make his loan deal at Kettering permanent on 1 January 2009, in a five-figure deal.[14] However, on 2 February 2009 he left Stevenage to join Torquay United.[15]

King's Lynn[edit]

He signed for non-League King's Lynn in August 2009 after a short period on trial with Hibernians in Malta, following termination of the loan agreement with Torquay at the end of the 2008–09 season.

A.F.C. Telford United[edit]

On 11 September 2009, Christie signed for Conference North side A.F.C. Telford United, but left after two games.

Farnborough[edit]

He played one game for his local team Coventry Sphinx, before making his debut for Farnborough as an 80th minute substitute on 21 October.

Tamworth[edit]

On 13 November 2009, it was announced that Christie had joined Conference National side Tamworth on non-contract terms. On the same day he was joined by his former Kidderminster team mate Simon Brown, who joined the club on a one month loan deal from Wrexham.[16]

Kettering Town[edit]

After playing for Tamworth till the end of the 2009–10 season, he rejoined Kettering Town for their 2010–11 campaign.

Nuneaton Town[edit]

On 30 March 2011, Christie joined promotion chasing Conference North side Nuneaton Town until the end of the season.[17] Christie's first game for the club was a 3–0 away win at Gloucester City. Justin Marsden's goal came from a superb bit of individual guile and skill to beat two defenders by Christie before squaring the ball to Marsden to slot home.[18]

Tamworth[edit]

Following a successful trial, Christie returned to The Lambs.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hugman, Barry J. (2005). The PFA Premier & Football League Players' Records 1946–2005. Queen Anne Press. p. 119. ISBN 1-85291-665-6. 
  2. ^ "Blackburn 5–1 Coventry". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2 February 2009. 
  3. ^ "Christie set for Stags". BBC Sport. 7 August 2002. Retrieved 1 June 2008. 
  4. ^ "Eight leave Mansfield". BBC Sport. 4 June 2004. Retrieved 1 June 2008. 
  5. ^ "Christie signs for Harriers". BBC Sport. 6 August 2004. Retrieved 1 June 2008. 
  6. ^ "Christie is sidelined for season". BBC Sport. 5 April 2005. Retrieved 1 June 2008. 
  7. ^ "Rochdale sign Kidderminster pair". BBC Sport. 31 January 2006. Retrieved 1 June 2008. 
  8. ^ "Christie seals Kidderminster move". BBC Sport. 31 August 2006. Retrieved 1 June 2008. 
  9. ^ "Kidderminster snap up Christie". BBC Sport. 2 January 2007. Retrieved 1 June 2008. 
  10. ^ "Christie to leave Harriers". Kidderminster Harriers F.C. 4 June 2008. Retrieved 4 June 2008. 
  11. ^ "Christie out on loan". Stevenage Borough F.C. 2 September 2008. Retrieved 2 September 2008. [dead link]
  12. ^ Flett, Dave (14 October 2008). "Minstermen muscle in on loan striker". The Press. Retrieved 16 October 2008. 
  13. ^ "Christie switch fails to get green light". The Press. 15 October 2008. Retrieved 16 October 2008. 
  14. ^ "Christie loan made permanent". Stevenage Borough F.C. 31 December 2008. Retrieved 31 December 2008. [dead link]
  15. ^ "Torquay capture striker Christie". BBC Sport. 2 February 2009. Retrieved 2 February 2009. 
  16. ^ "Tamworth sign Brown and Christie". BBC Sport. 13 November 2009. Retrieved 13 November 2009. 
  17. ^ "Nuneaton Town sign Iyseden Christie and Richard Lavery". BBC Sport. 30 March 2011. Retrieved 30 March 2011. 
  18. ^ "Gloucester City 0–3 Nuneaton Town". NuneatonTownFC.com. 2 April 2011. Retrieved 2 April 2011. 
  19. ^ Chris Philpotts (14 July 2011). "Veteran pros give Law perfect mix". Tamworth Herald. p. 108. 

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