James Shea

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James Shea
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Personal information
Full name James William Shea[1]
Date of birth (1991-06-16) 16 June 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Islington, England
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
AFC Wimbledon
Number 20
Youth career
2007–2010 Arsenal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 Arsenal 0 (0)
2011 Southampton (loan) 0 (0)
2011 Dagenham & Redbridge (loan) 1 (0)
2013 Needham Market 1 (0)
2013–2014 Harrow Borough 32 (0)
2014– AFC Wimbledon 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:26, 4 July 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

James William Shea (born 16 June 1991) is an English footballer playing as a goalkeeper for Football League Two side AFC Wimbledon.

Career[edit]

Arsenal[edit]

Born in Islington, Greater London, England, Shea joined Arsenal's youth team in August 2007. In 2009 he won both the FA Youth Cup and Premier Academy League.

Southampton (loan)[edit]

Shea joined Football League One side Southampton on a month long loan in February 2011 to act as cover for the injured Bartosz Białkowski. However, he was recalled after eight days by Arsenal without making an appearance.[2]

Dagenham & Redbridge (loan)[edit]

Shea was sent out on loan for the entire 2011–12 season to Football League Two side Dagenham & Redbridge.[3] He made his debut as a substitute for Chris Lewington in the match against Macclesfield at Moss Lane.[4] Despite getting a yellow card for wasting time, he helped his side to win their first league game of the season by scoreline of 1–0.

Return to Arsenal[edit]

He was recalled from his loan by Arsenal on 5 December 2011.[5] On 18 September 2012, he was on the bench because of injures to Wojciech Szczęsny and Łukasz Fabiański for a UEFA Champions League match against Montpellier HSC, and was issued squad number 60.[6] On 30 June 2013, he was released along with 9 other young players at Arsenal.[7]

Non-League - Needham Market and Harrow Borough[edit]

He signed for Isthmian League Premier Division side Harrow Borough in October 2013, after a short spell with Needham Market of Division One North.[8]

AFC Wimbledon[edit]

After a spell at Isthmian League Premier Division side Harrow Borough in which he played 36 games (32 in the league),[9] Shea joined League Two side AFC Wimbledon on a free transfer on 4 July 2014.[10]

International experience[edit]

Shea has not yet represented England at any level but he is also eligible to represent the Republic of Ireland.[11] In August 2010, Shea trained with the England squad at Arsenal's London Colney training ground because of an injury to David Stockdale.[12]

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Search 1837 to 2006 – Birth, Marriage and Death indexes". Findmypast.com. Retrieved 2011-07-29. 
  2. ^ "Southampton sign Arsenal goalkeeper James Shea on loan". BBC News. 18 February 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-06. 
  3. ^ "Daggers sign Arsenal keeper James Shea". 27 June 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-06. 
  4. ^ "Macclesfield 0–1 Dagenham". BBC News. 6 August 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-06. 
  5. ^ Shea returns from Dangenham loan spell | News Archive | News. Arsenal.com (2011-12-05). Retrieved on 2011-12-30.
  6. ^ Smith, Ben (18 September 2012). "Montpellier 1 – 2 Arsenal". BBC Sport. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  7. ^ Smith, Ben (30 May 2013). "Arsenal release 10 young players". Arsenal FC. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  8. ^ "Needham Market Star Signs For Harrow Borough". The Non League Football Paper. 29 October 2013. Retrieved 31 October 2013. 
  9. ^ http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/harrowborough/s/the-team-60083.html?player_id=1133133
  10. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/28161512
  11. ^ Lawton, Matt (1 September 2010). "England No 1 Joe Hart joined by Arsenal rookie James Shea as goalkeeper crisis deepens". Daily Mail (London). 
  12. ^ James Shea trains with the England squad | News Archive | News. Arsenal.com. Retrieved on 2011-12-30.

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