Jamie Cureton

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Jamie Cureton
Jamie Cureton 08-02-2014 1.jpg
Cureton playing for Cheltenham Town in 2014
Personal information
Full name Jamie Cureton[1]
Date of birth (1975-08-28) 28 August 1975 (age 39)[1]
Place of birth Bristol, England
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Dagenham & Redbridge
Number 7
Youth career
000?–1993 Norwich City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1996 Norwich City 29 (6)
1995–1996 Bournemouth (loan) 5 (0)
1996 Bristol Rovers (loan) 6 (4)
1996–2000 Bristol Rovers 168 (68)
2000–2003 Reading 108 (50)
2003–2004 Busan I'Park 21 (4)
2004–2005 Queens Park Rangers 43 (6)
2005–2006 Swindon Town 30 (7)
2005–2006 Colchester United (loan) 8 (4)
2006–2007 Colchester United 44 (23)
2007–2010 Norwich City 69 (16)
2008–2009 Barnsley (loan) 8 (2)
2010 Shrewsbury Town (loan) 12 (0)
2010–2011 Exeter City 41 (17)
2011–2012 Leyton Orient 19 (1)
2012 Exeter City (loan) 7 (1)
2012–2013 Exeter City 40 (21)
2013–2014 Cheltenham Town 35 (11)
2014– Dagenham & Redbridge 18 (6)
National team
1993 England U18 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:14, 23 November 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Jamie Cureton (born 28 August 1975) is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker. He is currently playing for Dagenham & Redbridge after he recently signed a one-year deal.

Career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Born in Bristol, Cureton began his professional career with Norwich City, before moving on to Bristol Rovers. He famously turned down an offer from Manchester United to stay at Carrow Road.[2] An England youth international, he achieved significant status with the Norwich fans when he dyed his hair yellow and green for an Old Farm derby game against Ipswich in 1996 and subsequently scoring in the same fixture. He was sold by Mike Walker to Bristol Rovers in 1996.

Bristol Rovers[edit]

Cureton enjoyed a prolific spell at his hometown club. This was particularly the case during the 1999–2000 season where he struck up a partnership with Jason Roberts that almost took the club to promotion. After the club dipped out of the play-off places on the final day of the season he decided his future lay with pastures new, and headed to Reading.

Reading[edit]

Cureton moved to Reading in 2000, playing there for three years. While at the club, the Reading supporters' trust had a newly discovered star in the "Perseus" constellation named after him.[3] Here he struck a formidable partnership with Martin Butler, becoming one of the most feared combinations in the Football League. In his first season (2000–01), he scored 30 goals, including a goal in the play-off final against Walsall, a game which Reading went on to lose 3-2. The following season however, it was Cureton who scored the goal to get Reading promoted. He scored the equaliser against Brentford in the closing stages, with a deft flick to help it over the keeper, into the corner of the net.

Busan I'Park[edit]

Cureton then made a mid-2003 switch to K-League side Busan I'Cons (now Busan IPark).[4] He failed to settle in East Asia however, and after being released from his contract, he returned to England and joined Queens Park Rangers.[5] After an unsettled season at Loftus Road, he joined Swindon Town in June 2005. He failed to make his mark in his first spell at the club and subsequently joined Colchester United on loan.[6]

Swindon Town[edit]

He then briefly returned to Swindon Town as they failed to avoid relegation to League Two. After Swindon's relegation, Cureton activated a clause in his contract that allowed him to leave Swindon on a free transfer, and rejoined Colchester on a permanent basis.[7]

Colchester United[edit]

Jamie Cureton returned to newly promoted Colchester United on a free transfer. His first full season with the U's proved to be hugely successful as the Essex club managed a 10th place finish in the Coca-Cola Championship. He forged a deadly partnership with big frontman, Chris Iwelumo.

One of Cureton's main highlights in a Colchester shirt was the hat-trick he scored in the 3–0 away win against Southend United on 7 April 2007.

His 23 goals in the 2006–07 season gave him the Championship Golden Boot as the league's top scorer, and made him the first Colchester United striker since Tony Adcock to score 20 league goals in a season; the first for 22 years.

On 5 June 2007, due to agent demands, Cureton handed in a transfer request to Colchester United, citing Colchester's ambitions differing from his own, underlined when the club failed to re-sign several key players. This inevitably fuelled speculation that Cureton might return to Norwich City, the club where he began his career. Cureton himself stated that he would like to return to the club.

Colchester initially rejected the transfer request, saying that Cureton was an important part of the club's future and that they wanted to keep him,[8] though Norwich City manager Peter Grant confirmed that he would like to sign Cureton.[9] Cureton moved to Norwich City for £825,000 on 29 June 2007.[10] He was signed as a replacement for Robert Earnshaw[citation needed], Norwich's top scorer of the 2006–07 season, who left for Derby County in a £3.5m deal the same day.

Norwich City[edit]

After his success at Colchester United, Cureton had a disappointing return to Norwich City.

He scored his first goals for Norwich since re-signing against King's Lynn at The Walks. This was followed up by another goal on Norwich's pre season tour of Holland against AGOVV Apeldoorn.

He then scored two in the League Cup against Barnet and two on his league debut for Norwich against Southampton.

Cureton continued to play very much a bit part during the season and one of his few goals came during the Canaries' 1–0 win at Scunthorpe United, a victory that lifted Norwich clear of the relegation places ahead of the Christmas and New Year fixtures.

Barnsley[edit]

Due to lack of first team football, on 27 November 2008, Cureton joined Barnsley on a 3-month loan deal,[11] but on 14 January 2009, he was recalled to Norwich City after Glenn Roeder's termination as manager.

When Norwich played Barnsley on the following weekend, the Canaries were 4–0 victors with Cureton scoring one. Cureton played his 100th game for Norwich City against Coventry but put in a bad performance and was dropped for the rest of the season.

The following season, newly appointed manager Paul Lambert started Cureton for the first three games, only to drop him to the bench for the next two games, leaving him an unused sub for both.

Cureton scored his first two goals of the season, against Leyton Orient and Bristol Rovers, both in which he came on as a late sub. Cureton scored the winning penalty in a Johnstone's Paint Trophy match against Swindon. However this was to be his last ever appearance for Norwich as after this he failed to even secure a place on the bench. After being loaned out to Shrewsbury for the remainder of the season Cureton was released by Norwich City.

Shrewsbury Town[edit]

Cureton joined Shrewsbury Town on loan until the end of the 2009–10 season on 16 February 2010 from Norwich. After a number of starts and a number of unimpressive performances, he was sent back to Norwich prematurely.[12]

Exeter City[edit]

Cureton spent the 2010 pre-season on trial with Exeter City after stating he would like to link up with a club closer to his Bristol home. On 2 August 2010 it was announced that he would sign for them on non-contract terms until the club were in a position to offer him something more permanent. On 24 August it was announced that Cureton had signed a permanent deal with the club until January 2011. Cureton signed a contract extension at Exeter City until the end of the 2010–11 season. Cureton finished as the club's top scorer for the 2010–11 season with 20 goals in all competitions and won the Supporter's Player of the Year and Player's Player of the Year awards. Manager Paul Tisdale was keen to extend Cureton's stay with the Grecians and offered him a deal for the 2011–12 season but the striker declined the offer and left the club after just one season.

Leyton Orient[edit]

On 28 June 2011, Cureton then signed for Leyton Orient which was the O's third pre-season signing at the time. He scored his first and only goal for the club on 7 January 2012, in a 4–1 loss at Carlisle United.[13]

Return to Exeter[edit]

On 1 March 2012, Cureton re-signed for Exeter City on loan until the end of the 2011–12 season, and scored one goal in seven appearances as the Grecians were relegated from League One. In May 2012, Cureton was released by Orient after the expiry of his contract.

Cureton started pre-season training ahead of the 2012–13 season with Exeter City to keep his fitness up and scored in their first pre-season friendly against Guernsey. On 31 July 2012, it was announced that Cureton had re-signed for Exeter City on a permanent deal. Cureton was in good form in the early part of the season with 15 goals in his first 21 appearances. He finished the campaign with 21 goals in 42 games. Cureton was released by Exeter on 3 May 2013.[14]

Cheltenham Town[edit]

Cureton playing for Cheltenham Town in 2014

On 17 June 2013, it was announced that Cureton had agreed terms on a one-year deal with Cheltenham Town.[15] He ended the season with 11 goals in 36 appearances which included 12 substitute appearances. He was released by the club on 7 May 2014.[16]

Dagenham & Redbridge[edit]

On 24 July 2014, Cureton agreed a one-year deal with League Two side Dagenham & Redbridge, making it his 14th different club in his senior career.[17]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 22 November 2014.
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Norwich City 1994–95[18] FA Premier League 17 4 2 0 1 0 20 4
1995–96[19] First Division 12 2 0 0 0 0 12 2
Total 29 6 2 0 1 0 32 6
Bournemouth (loan) 1995–96[19] Second Division 5 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 6 0
Bristol Rovers 1996–97[20] Second Division 38 11 1 0 0 0 1[a] 0 40 11
1997–98[21] Second Division 43 13 2 0 2 0 2[a] 1 49 14
1998–99[22] Second Division 46 25 6 2 2 1 1[a] 1 55 29
1999–2000[23] Second Division 46 22 1 0 4 1 2[a] 1 53 24
2000–01[24] Second Division 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Total 174 72 10 2 8 2 6 3 198 79
Reading 2000–01[24] Second Division 43 26 3 1 2 1 5[b] 2 53 30
2001–02[25] Second Division 38 15 2 1 2 0 0 0 42 16
2002–03[26] First Division 27 9 2 0 1 0 2[c] 0 32 9
Total 108 50 7 2 5 1 7 2 127 55
Queens Park Rangers 2003–04[27] Second Division 13 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 2
2004–05[28] Championship 30 4 1 0 2 1 33 5
Total 43 6 1 0 2 1 0 0 46 7
Swindon Town 2005–06[29] League One 30 7 0 0 1 0 1[a] 0 32 7
Colchester United (loan) 2005–06[29] League One 8 4 2 3 0 0 0 0 10 7
Colchester United 2006–07[30] Championship 44 23 1 1 1 0 46 24
Total 52 27 3 4 1 0 0 0 56 31
Norwich City 2007–08[31] Championship 41 12 2 0 2 2 45 14
2008–09[32] Championship 22 2 0 0 1 0 23 2
2009–10[33] League One 6 2 0 0 0 0 2[a] 0 8 2
Total 69 16 2 0 3 2 2 0 76 18
Barnsley (loan) 2008–09[32] Championship 8 2 0 0 0 0 8 2
Shrewsbury Town (loan) 2009–10[33] League Two 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
Exeter City 2010–11[34] League One 41 17 1 0 0 0 5[a] 3 47 20
Leyton Orient 2011–12[35] League One 19 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 23 1
Exeter City (loan) 2011–12[35] League One 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1
Exeter City 2012–13[36] League Two 40 21 1 0 1 0 0 0 42 21
Total 47 22 1 0 1 0 0 0 49 22
Cheltenham Town 2013–14[37] League Two 35 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 36 11
Dagenham & Redbridge 2014–15[38] League Two 18 6 2 0 1 1 0 0 21 7
Career total 690 243 32 8 25 7 22 8 769 266
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Two appearances and one goal in Football League Trophy, three and one in Football League Second Division play-offs
  3. ^ Appearances in Football League First Division play-offs

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Reading[39]

Queens Park Rangers

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Mainstream Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0. 
  2. ^ http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/news-and-comment/cureton-after-all-these-years-ive-no-regrets-at-turning-down-ferguson-9658524.html
  3. ^ http://www.royals.org/news_0902.html
  4. ^ 부산아이콘스 제이미 큐레튼 선수 영입. Busan I'Cons official website (in Korean). 14 July 2003. Retrieved 6 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "QPR snap up Cureton". BBC Sport. 30 January 2004. Retrieved 7 August 2007. 
  6. ^ "Cureton joins Colchester on loan". BBC Sport. 21 October 2005. Retrieved 7 August 2007. 
  7. ^ "Cureton completes Colchester move". BBC Sport. 2 June 2006. Retrieved 7 August 2007. 
  8. ^ The Pink'un – Is Cureton coming home?
  9. ^ The Pink'un – Jamie's my kind of guy – Grant
  10. ^ "Cureton completes Norwich switch". BBC Sport. 29 June 2007. Retrieved 7 August 2007. 
  11. ^ "Tykes swoop for Cureton". Sky Sports. 27 November 2008. Retrieved 28 November 2008. 
  12. ^ "Shrews seal Cureton swoop". Sky Sports. 17 February 2010. 
  13. ^ "Carlisle United 4–1 Leyton Orient". BBC Sport. 7 January 2012. 
  14. ^ "Matt Oakley and Jamie Cureton set to leave Exeter City". BBC Sport. 20 May 2013. 
  15. ^ "Jamie Cureton: Cheltenham Town sign Exeter City striker". BBC Sport. 17 June 2013. 
  16. ^ "Jamie Cureton: Cheltenham Town release veteran striker". BBC Sport. 7 May 2014. 
  17. ^ "Jamie Cureton: Dagenham & Redbridge sign veteran striker". BBC Sport. 24 July 2014. 
  18. ^ "Games played by Jamie Cureton in 1994/1995". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  19. ^ a b "Games played by Jamie Cureton in 1995/1996". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  20. ^ "Games played by Jamie Cureton in 1996/1997". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  21. ^ "Games played by Jamie Cureton in 1997/1998". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  22. ^ "Games played by Jamie Cureton in 1998/1999". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  23. ^ "Games played by Jamie Cureton in 1999/2000". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  24. ^ a b "Games played by Jamie Cureton in 2000/2001". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  25. ^ "Games played by Jamie Cureton in 2001/2002". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  26. ^ "Games played by Jamie Cureton in 2002/2003". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  27. ^ "Games played by Jamie Cureton in 2003/2004". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  28. ^ "Games played by Jamie Cureton in 2004/2005". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  29. ^ a b "Games played by Jamie Cureton in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  30. ^ "Games played by Jamie Cureton in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  31. ^ "Games played by Jamie Cureton in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  32. ^ a b "Games played by Jamie Cureton in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  33. ^ a b "Games played by Jamie Cureton in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  34. ^ "Games played by Jamie Cureton in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  35. ^ a b "Games played by Jamie Cureton in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  36. ^ "Games played by Jamie Cureton in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  37. ^ "Games played by Jamie Cureton in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  38. ^ "Games played by Jamie Cureton in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  39. ^ "Tier Three (League One) Honours". Coludaybyday.co.uk. 

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