Jefferson Louis

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Jefferson Louis
Jefferson Louis York City v. Crawley Town 1.png
Louis playing for Crawley Town in 2009
Personal information
Full name Jefferson Lee Louis
Date of birth (1979-02-22) 22 February 1979 (age 35)
Place of birth Harrow, London, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Lowestoft Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
199?–199? Risborough Rangers
2000–2002 Thame United
2002–2004 Oxford United 55 (7)
2003 Woking (loan) 8 (0)
2004 Gravesend & Northfleet (loan) 5 (2)
2004 Forest Green Rovers 8 (1)
2004–2005 Woking 23 (3)
2005 Bristol Rovers 9 (0)
2005 Hemel Hempstead Town 1 (1)
2005 Lewes 2 (0)
2005 Worthing 6 (2)
2005–2006 Stevenage Borough 18 (6)
2006 Eastleigh 6 (1)
2006–2007 Yeading 8 (4)
2007 Havant & Waterlooville 20 (5)
2007–2008 Weymouth 21 (7)
2008 Maidenhead United 3 (0)
2008 Mansfield Town 18 (4)
2008–2009 Wrexham 42 (15)
2009–2010 Crawley Town 18 (5)
2009–2010 Rushden & Diamonds (loan) 26 (7)
2010–2011 Gainsborough Trinity 9 (1)
2010–2011 Darlington (loan) 6 (0)
2011 Weymouth 1 (0)
2011 Hayes & Yeading United 10 (1)
2011 Maidenhead United 12 (3)
2011–2012 Brackley Town 8 (13)
2012 Lincoln City 14 (6)
2012 Newport County 17 (2)
2012 Whitehawk (loan) 6 (4)
2013 Brackley Town 24 (7)
2013–2014 Hendon 25 (22)
2014 Margate 17 (9)
2014– Lowestoft Town 0 (0)
National team
2008 Dominica 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:37, 8 June 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 00:00, 12 November 2009 (UTC)

Jefferson Lee Louis (born 22 February 1979)[1] is a footballer who plays for Lowestoft Town. A forward, he has played in the Football League for Oxford United, Bristol Rovers and Mansfield Town, and is a Dominica international.

Club career[edit]

Louis was born in Harrow,[1] and raised in Harlesden, London. He and his mother moved to Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, when he was 17.[2] He played football for local clubs Risborough Rangers[3] and Thame United before, in 2001, he was convicted of dangerous driving while disqualified and sentenced to a year's imprisonment.[2] He served six months before being released from Woodhill Prison.[4] Louis joined Oxford United on an initial trial basis in February 2002[5] and impressed suitably to be handed a Football League debut, as a 78th-minute substitute for Dave Savage, in the club's final game of the season: a 2–1 home defeat to Darlington on 20 April 2002.[6] Retained by the club, the following season he attracted much media attention when, having scored the winner in Oxford United's televised FA Cup Second Round clash with Swindon Town,[7] he was captured naked live on television joyously celebrating the U's draw with the club, Arsenal, he supported as a boy.[4] Despite bearing his backside, the BBC received no complaints about his celebrations[8] and Louis was left to bask in his moment of fame.[9] The club would go on to lose the tie, at Highbury, 2–0 with Louis appearing as a 54th-minute substitute.[10] Despite the attention, his manager Ian Atkins felt that he failed to progress in the second-half of the season and he was transfer listed at the season's end.[11] On 31 July 2003 he agreed to join Woking on loan, the deal seeing him sign for one month with immediate recall, then two further months with the option of making the move permanent.[12] He was recalled from the loan on 15 September 2003,[13] and earned a recall to the first team. On 27 August 2004 he joined Gravesend & Northfleet on a month's loan,[14] before being recalled from his loan period on 24 September 2004 to enable him to sign for Forest Green Rovers.[15]

He made 10 league and cup appearances for Second Division side Bristol Rovers in 2005.[16][17] He joined Mansfield Town in January 2008 on a three-month contract and was released on 2 May 2008.[18][19] He joined Wrexham in June 2008,[20] scoring 15 goals in 42 appearances in the 2008–09 season. After having his contract with Wrexham terminated by mutual consent,[21] he joined Crawley Town on 24 May 2009.[22] He joined Rushden & Diamonds on loan on 12 November. However he limped off on his debut after 17 minutes. He did well at Nene Park, and on the last game of his original loan deal he scored twice against Barrow, prompting manager Edinburgh to keep him till the end of the season.[23]

He joined Gainsborough Trinity in June 2010,[24] but in October moved on to Conference National club Darlington on loan until January 2011, with the intention of the deal then being made permanent.[25] The deal fell through, so Louis returned to Gainsborough at the end of the loan.[26] Released by Gainsborough,[27] he played once for former club Weymouth, as a substitute in a 2–1 win at Hemel Hempstead Town, then returned to the Conference with Hayes & Yeading United.[28] Released by Hayes & Yeading at his own request in March, he rejoined Maidenhead United the following day.[29][30] After spending the first half of the 2011–12 season with Brackley Town, Louis joined Lincoln City on 31 January 2012.[31] In June 2012 he agreed a deal to rejoin his former Rushden & Diamonds manager Justin Edinburgh at Newport County.[32]

In November 2012 he joined Whitehawk on loan until his contract with Newport County expired on 1 January 2013.[33] He then switched to play for Brackley Town, making his re-debut at the turn of the year against Droylsden on 5 January 2013. By the end of the season he had scored 7 goals in 24 Conference North appearances, including the play-offs. He left Brackley at the end of the season and signed for Hendon in July 2013.[34] In February 2014, Louis joined Margate.

International career[edit]

Louis represented Dominica in a 2010 World Cup qualifier against Barbados in March 2008, which Dominica lost 1–0.[35] Louis played up front with his cousin Richard Pacquette in this match.[36][37]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hugman, Barry J. (2005). The PFA Premier & Football League Players' Records 1946–2005. Queen Anne Press. p. 378. ISBN 1-85291-665-6. 
  2. ^ a b Walsh, David (29 December 2002). "FA Cup: The Graduate". The Sunday Times. Retrieved 10 March 2011. 
  3. ^ Hammonds, Stuart (11 November 2007). "JLo-Visibilty Policing at Rangers". The Non-League Paper. Retrieved 10 March 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Louis lives the dream". BBC Sport. 3 January 2003. Retrieved 12 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "Evers and Louis in training". Oxford United F.C. Official Website. 12 February 2002. Retrieved 12 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "Match report, Oxford United 1 Darlington 2". Oxford United F.C. Official Website. 20 April 2002. Retrieved 12 April 2012. 
  7. ^ "Match report, Oxford United 1 Swindon Town 0". Oxford United F.C. Official Website. 8 December 2002. Retrieved 12 April 2012. 
  8. ^ "We've got Arsenal". The Sun. 9 December 2002. Retrieved 12 April 2012. 
  9. ^ "Britain's most famous bum". The Sun. 10 December 2002. Retrieved 12 April 2012. 
  10. ^ "Match report, Arsenal 2 Oxford United 0". Oxford United F.C. Official Website. 4 January 2003. Retrieved 12 April 2012. 
  11. ^ "Louis on the list". Oxford United F.C. Official Website. 27 May 2003. Retrieved 12 April 2012. 
  12. ^ "Louis set for Woking switch". Oxford United F.C. Official Website. 31 July 2003. Retrieved 12 April 2012. 
  13. ^ "Louis back with the U's". Oxford United F.C. Official Website. 15 September 2003. Retrieved 12 April 2012. 
  14. ^ "Jefferson goes out on loan". Oxford United F.C. Official Website. 27 August 2004. Retrieved 12 April 2012. 
  15. ^ "Louis set to leave". Oxford United F.C. Official Website. 24 September 2004. Retrieved 12 April 2012. 
  16. ^ "Arsenal end Oxford dream". BBC Sport. 13 February 2003. Retrieved 2 April 2008. 
  17. ^ "Jefferson Louis". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 April 2008. 
  18. ^ "Stags seal deal for striker Louis". BBC Sport. 30 January 2008. Retrieved 2 April 2008. 
  19. ^ "Louis Departs". Mansfield Town F.C. 2 May 2008. Retrieved 2 May 2008. 
  20. ^ "Little captures journeyman Louis". BBC Sport. 6 June 2008. Retrieved 6 June 2008. 
  21. ^ "Jeffo To Leave The Racecourse". Wrexham F.C. 6 May 2009. Retrieved 6 May 2009. 
  22. ^ "Jefferson Louis joins Reds". Crawley Town F.C. 24 May 2009. Retrieved 24 May 2009. 
  23. ^ "Diamonds snap up Crawley striker". BBC Sport. 12 November 2009. Retrieved 12 November 2009. 
  24. ^ "Louis is key striker – Gainsborough boss Brian Little". BBC Sport. 16 June 2010. Retrieved 9 October 2010. 
  25. ^ "Darlington sign Gainsborough striker Jefferson Louis". BBC Sport. 11 October 2010. Retrieved 18 January 2011. 
  26. ^ "Jefferson Louis returns to Gainsborough Trinity for undisclosed reasons". Lincolnshire Echo. 8 January 2011. Retrieved 18 January 2011. 
  27. ^ "Gavin Cowan frustrated at Gainsborough Trinity's failure to win". Lincolnshire Echo. 21 January 2011. Retrieved 26 January 2011. 
  28. ^ "Jefferson Louis signs for Hayes & Yeading". BBC Sport. 23 January 2011. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  29. ^ Slavin, Chris (11 March 2011). "Tamworth v Hayes & Yeading". Uxbridge Gazette. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
  30. ^ "Three More for Maidenhead". Football Conference. 11 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
  31. ^ "Lincoln City sign quartet on transfer deadline day". BBC Sport. 31 January 2012. 
  32. ^ "County sign two new players". South Wales Argus. 11 June 2012. Retrieved 12 June 2012. 
  33. ^ Louis joins Whitehawk
  34. ^ "Hendon recruit Louis as Morgan returns". Non League Daily. 15 July 2013. 
  35. ^ "Jefferson Louis". FIFA. Retrieved 14 May 2008. 
  36. ^ Hammonds, Stuart (3 February 2008). "Sunday League World Cup Man". The Non-League Paper. Retrieved 26 March 2008. 
  37. ^ "Barbados – Dominica". FIFA. Retrieved 15 May 2008. 

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