John Spicer (footballer)

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John Spicer
Personal information
Full name John William Spicer[1]
Date of birth (1983-09-13) 13 September 1983 (age 31)[1]
Place of birth Romford, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
000?–2001 Arsenal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2004 Arsenal 0 (0)
2004 Bournemouth (loan) 14 (2)
2004–2005 Bournemouth 29 (4)
2005–2008 Burnley 69 (4)
2008–2010 Doncaster Rovers 50 (1)
2010 Leyton Orient (loan) 9 (1)
2010–2012 Notts County 24 (2)
2012–2013 Southend United 13 (0)
Total 208 (14)
National team
1999–2000 England U16 11 (0)
2003 England U20 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:25, 30 April 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

John William Spicer (born 13 September 1983 in Romford, Greater London) is an English footballer.

Career[edit]

He started his career with Arsenal, but could only manage a single League Cup appearance, as a substitute against Rotherham United on 28 October 2003. He later went on a four-month loan spell at Bournemouth, starting on 10 September 2004.

At Bournemouth, he played 19 games and scored four goals; impressed with his form, Bournemouth signed him permanently on 17 December. He played another 31 games and scored further four goals for the League One club over the next eight months.

This form earned him a £35,000 move to Burnley (who capitalised on a get-out clause in his contract with Bournemouth) at the start of the 2005–06 season, joining them on 27 August 2005.

The highlight of Spicer's first season at Burnley was taking over as goalkeeper after Burnley's Brian Jensen was sent off in a match at Luton Town. Despite having no previous experience as a goalkeeper, Spicer played well enough during his hour in goal to ensure a 3–2 victory.

Spicer spent the 2006–07 season as a squad player; his most significant contribution that season being the only goal in a victory at Birmingham City.

In the 2007–08 season Spicer once again started as a substitute, but forced his way into the team before an injury allowed other midfielders to stake their claim at a time which coincided with much-improved Burnley results. He joined Doncaster Rovers in June 2008.[2] He scored his first goal for the club in the 3–0 victory over Plymouth Argyle in the game which secured Doncaster's place in the Championship for a second year running.[3]

In July 2009, it was announced that Spicer would change his shirt number with Doncaster Rovers, switching from number 20 to number 10, which had been vacated by the departure of Gareth Taylor.

In March 2010 he went on loan to Leyton Orient. He scored his first goal for the club against Southampton on 5 April 2010.[4]

In May 2010, Doncaster announced that he was one of 6 players who would not be offered new contracts.[5] On 2 July 2010, Spicer signed a two-year deal with League 1 club Notts County. On 10 August, he scored his first goal for Notts County in a Football League Cup tie against Plymouth Argyle which County won 1–0.

In May 2012, he was released by the club, along with 12 other players.[6]

On 17 August 2012, Spicer signed a one-year deal with Southend United after impressing during a pre-season trial.[7] He made his debut on Saturday 18 August 2012 as a substitute in the 1–0 defeat against Accrington Stanley. In October 2012, Spicer got sent off in a defeat at home to Burton for lunging into a two footed challenge.


Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 19 March 2013.
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Arsenal 2001–02[8] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002–03[9] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003–04[10] Premier League 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Bournemouth 2004–05[11] League One 39 6 5 1 2 1 0 0 46 8
2005–06[12] League One 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Total 43 6 5 1 2 1 0 0 50 8
Burnley 2005–06[12] Championship 34 3 0 0 2 1 36 4
2006–07[13] Championship 11 1 0 0 0 0 11 1
2007–08[14] Championship 24 0 0 0 3 0 27 0
Total 69 4 0 0 5 1 74 5
Doncaster Rovers 2008–09[15] Championship 30 1 4 0 1 0 35 1
2009–10[16] Championship 20 0 1 0 2 0 23 0
Total 50 1 5 0 3 0 58 1
Leyton Orient (loan) 2009–10[16] League One 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 1
Notts County 2010–11[17] League One 23 2 1 0 2 1 1[a] 0 27 3
2011–12[18] League One 1 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 2 0
Total 24 2 1 0 2 1 2 0 29 3
Southend United 2012–13[19] League Two 13 0 0 0 0 0 2[a] 0 15 0
Career total 208 14 11 1 13 3 4 0 236 18
  1. ^ a b c Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J. (ed) (2008). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2008–09. Mainstream. ISBN 978-1-84596-324-8. 
  2. ^ "Spicer completes Doncaster move". BBC Sport. 17 June 2008. Retrieved 17 June 2008. 
  3. ^ "Plymouth 0–3 Doncaster". BBC. 18 April 2009. Retrieved 10 February 2010. 
  4. ^ "Southampton 2–1 Leyton Orient". BBC. 5 April 2010. Retrieved 13 April 2010. 
  5. ^ "Six players released from Rovers". Doncaster Rovers F.C. 5 May 2010. Retrieved 9 May 2010. 
  6. ^ "Curle Confirms Retained List". Notts County F.C. 9 May 2012. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  7. ^ http://www.southendunited.co.uk/news/article/170812-the-spice-is-right-for-john-318500.aspx
  8. ^ "Games played by John Spicer in 2001/2002". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  9. ^ "Games played by John Spicer in 2002/2003". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  10. ^ "Games played by John Spicer in 2003/2004". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  11. ^ "Games played by John Spicer in 2004/2005". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  12. ^ a b "Games played by John Spicer in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  13. ^ "Games played by John Spicer in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  14. ^ "Games played by John Spicer in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  15. ^ "Games played by John Spicer in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  16. ^ a b "Games played by John Spicer in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  17. ^ "Games played by John Spicer in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  18. ^ "Games played by John Spicer in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  19. ^ "Games played by John Spicer in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 

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