John Sullivan (English footballer)

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John Sullivan
Personal information
Full name Jonathan Denis Sullivan
Date of birth (1988-03-08) 8 March 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Sompting, West Sussex, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
2004–2005 Brighton & Hove Albion
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2009 Brighton & Hove Albion 13 (0)
2009–2011 Millwall 0 (0)
2010–2011 Yeovil Town (loan) 13 (0)
2011 Charlton Athletic (loan) 4 (0)
2011–2013 Charlton Athletic 3 (0)
2012–2013 Colchester United (loan) 4 (0)
2013 AFC Wimbledon (loan) 11 (0)
2013–2014 Portsmouth 6 (0)
2014 Cambridge United (loan) 3 (0)
2014 Whitehawk 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:07, 11 October 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Jonathan Denis "John" Sullivan (born 8 March 1988) is an English professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper most recently for Whitehawk.

Career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Born in Sompting, West Sussex,[1] Sullivan signed professional forms with Brighton & Hove Albion during the summer of 2005, but didn't make a competitive appearance for the club until 28 October 2008, when he started in place of the injured Michel Kuipers, during the 3–2 victory over Leicester City.[2] At the end of the 2007/08 season, Sullivan would sign a new one-year contract with the club[3]

It was announced on 12 May 2009, that Sullivan would be leaving Brighton after the expiry of his contract at the end of June 2009.[4] Sullivan agreed to join League One rivals Millwall on 2 June 2009,[5] and made his debut on 1 September 2009 against Barnet in the Football League Trophy. On 25 March 2010, Sullivan would signed a one-year extension with the club, that will keep him until the next season[6]

Sullivan signed a one-month loan deal with Yeovil Town, having impressed manager Terry Skiverton in Darren Way's benefit match - a 3-2 victory over a Manchester United XI when he was in trial with the club.[7] Upon the move, Sullivan says he expecting to play more regular, rather spending in the bench.[8] He made his debut for the club, in the opening game of the season, with a 2-1 win over Leyton Orient. After the match, Sullivan soon desired want to stay at the club[9] and his wish came true by having his loan spell extended until 3 January 2011.[10] Having retained his first choice goalkeeper in the early of the season, Sullivan soon lost his first team place in goal after suffering an injury and was replaced by Stephen Henderson.[11][12] After Henderson loan spell with the club is up and returned to his parent club in November, Sullivan retained his first-choice in goalkeeping.[13] After six-months at Yeovil Town, his loan-spell had came to an end.[14]

On 18 March 2011, Sullivan signed a one-month loan deal with Charlton Athletic.[15] His stay at Charlton was extended on 15 April until the end of the season.[16]

Charlton Athletic[edit]

Charlton acted swiftly in the following transfer window to bring Sullivan to the club on permanent basis after a string of impressive performances, securing a two-year deal on 31 May 2011.[17] Sullivan made his first appearance for Charlton after signing permanently in the summer when he came on as a sixth minute substitute against Leyton Orient after Ben Hamer was sent off for handling the ball outside his area.[18]

The next season, Sullivan was told by manager Chris Powell he will be loaned out, to earn more playing time.[19] Eventually on 9 November 2012, he signed on a one-month loan to League One side Colchester United[20] He joined Colchester United for the replacement for Mark Cousins, who is being on the sidelines. After making his debut against Crewe, Sullivan says joined the club, citing playing time as the main reason.[21] His loan spell at Colchester United had come to an end, following a conclusion to his loan spell, but willing to return to the club.[22]

In 2013, Sullivan signed a loan deal with AFC Wimbledon, until the end of the season[23] and was ever present for the duration of his loan period, including their dramatic escape from relegation on the final day of the league two season.

It was confirmed on 30 April 2013 that Sullivan has been released from Charlton.[24]

Portsmouth[edit]

On 16 May 2013, Sullivan signed a two-year deal with Portsmouth.[25] He made his debut in a 4-1 home defeat to Oxford United on 3 August 2013. Sullivan went on a run of six matches as Portsmouth's first choice goalkeeper, however two high profile errors against York City,[26] one of which saw Sullivan drop the ball into an empty net, resulted in the arrival of Trevor Carson from Bury,[27] and Sullivan was dropped from the side.[28]

On 7 June 2014, Sullivan left Portsmouth by mutual consent despite having one year remaining on his contract.[29]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 28 January 2014.
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other1 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Brighton & Hove Albion 2005–06 0 0 0 0
2006–07 0 0 0 0
2007–08 0 0 0 0
2008–09 13 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 17 0
2009–10 0 0 1 0 1 0
Subtotal 13 0 1 0 1 0 3 0 18 0
Millwall 2009–10 0 0 0 0
2010–11 0 0 0 0
Subtotal 0 0 0 0
Yeovil Town (loan) 2010–11 13 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 17 0
Subtotal 13 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 17 0
Charlton Athletic (loan) 2010–11 4 0 4 0
Subtotal 4 0 4 0
Charlton Athletic 2011–12 3 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 8 0
2012–13 0 0 0 0
Subtotal 3 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 8 0
Colchester United (loan) 2012–13 4 0 4 0
Subtotal 4 0 4 0
AFC Wimbledon (loan) 2012–13 11 0 11 0
Subtotal 11 0 11 0
Portsmouth 2013–14 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 0
Subtotal 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 0
Cambridge United 2013–14 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 5 0
Subtotal 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 5 0
Career Total 57 0 6 0 3 0 8 0 74 0

1 Including the Football League Trophy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Playing is a Dream for Sompting's Sullivan, The Worthing Herald, 7 January 2009. Retrieved 4 July 2009
  2. ^ Brighton vs Leicester City, Brighton & Hove Albion F.C., 28 October 2008. Retrieved 24 October 2010
  3. ^ "Sullivan inks new deal". Sky Sports. 16 June 2008. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 
  4. ^ New Deals for Three, Brighton & Hove Albion F.C., 12 May 2009. Retrieved 12 May 2009
  5. ^ Sullivan to Sign, Millwall F.C., 3 June 2009. Retrieved 24 October 2010
  6. ^ "Sullivan signs Lions deal". Sky Sports. 25 March 2010. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 
  7. ^ "Glovers snap up Sullivan". Sky Sports. 27 July 2010. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 
  8. ^ "Yeovil keeper John Sullivan targets first team run". BBC Sport. 4 August 2010. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 
  9. ^ "Yeovil goalkeeper Sullivan is very keen to extend his stay in Somerset". This is Sommerset. 13 August 2010. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 
  10. ^ "Yeovil snap up MacDonald and Tudur Jones on new loan deals". This is Sommerset. 28 August 2010. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 
  11. ^ "Yeovil Town in race to sign goalkeeper after John Sullivan injury". This is Somerset. 17 September 2010. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 
  12. ^ "Skiv sticks with Henderson". Sky Sports. 30 September 2010. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 
  13. ^ "Glovers set to keep an eye on goalkeeper Henderson". This is Sommerset. 3 November 2010. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 
  14. ^ "Now we must keep on climbing, says Yeovil Town boss Skiverton". This is Somerset. 4 January 2011. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 
  15. ^ "Charlton Athletic sign up keeper John Sullivan". BBC Sport. 18 March 2011. 
  16. ^ "John Sullivan agrees Charlton Athletic extension". BBC Sport. 15 April 2011. 
  17. ^ "Sullivan signs". Charlton Athletic. 31 May 2011. Retrieved 30 June 2012. 
  18. ^ Orient Overcome Ten-Man Charlton, East London and West Essex Guardian, 31 December 2011. Retrieved 3 January 2012
  19. ^ "Sullivan set for loan". Sky Sports. 27 July 2012. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 
  20. ^ "Sullivan makes U's loan move". Sky Sports. 9 November 2012. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 
  21. ^ "Sullivan jumped at the chance to join U's". Daily Gazette. 13 November 2012. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 
  22. ^ "Sullivan open to U's return". Daily Gazette. 5 December 2012. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 
  23. ^ "Neil Sullivan's time at AFC Wimbledon comes to an end with Ardley's praise ringing in his ears". Wimbledon Guardian. 8 March 2013. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 
  24. ^ "Sullivan and Mambo to depart". Charlton Athletic. 2 May 2013. Retrieved 8 May 2013. 
  25. ^ "Pompey Snap Up Sullivan". Portsmouth FC. 16 May 2013. Retrieved 16 May 2013. 
  26. ^ "York 4 Pompey 2". Portsmouth FC. 28 September 2013. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  27. ^ "Carson Arrives on Loan". Portsmouth FC. 3 October 2013. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  28. ^ Allen, Neil (1 December 2013). "Why reputation of Guy should never be tainted by manager failings". Portsmouth News. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  29. ^ "TWO PLAYERS DEPART". Portsmouth Football Club Official Website. 7 June 2014. Archived from the original on 7 June 2014. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 

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