Josh Parker

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Josh Parker
Personal information
Full name Joshua Kevin Stanley Parker[1]
Date of birth (1990-12-01) 1 December 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Slough, England
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Winger / forward
Club information
Current team
Red Star Belgrade
Number 23
Youth career
Queens Park Rangers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Queens Park Rangers 6 (0)
2010 Northampton Town (loan) 3 (0)
2010 Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 1 (0)
2011–2012 Oldham Athletic 18 (0)
2012 Dagenham & Redbridge (loan) 8 (0)
2012–2013 Oxford United 16 (0)
2013–2014 Domžale 42 (14)
2015– Red Star Belgrade 9 (2)
National team
2010– Antigua and Barbuda 14 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 April 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10:49, 13 November 2014 (UTC)

Joshua Kevin Stanley "Josh" Parker (born 1 December 1990 in Slough) is an English-born Antiguan footballer who plays for Red Star Belgrade and for the Antigua and Barbuda national football team.


Parker started his career at Queens Park Rangers (QPR). In January 2010 he joined Conference National club AFC Wimbledon on loan.[2][3] He made just two substitute appearances for the club. On 10 April 2010 he made his League Championship debut, replacing Adel Taarabt as a last-minute substitute, in a 2–0 win over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.[4] He got his first start two weeks later in a 1–0 win at Barnsley.[5] At the end of the season, manager Neil Warnock offered the youngster a new one-year deal.[6] In October 2010, he joined League Two club Northampton Town on a month-long loan.[7] He made only three appearances for the club and returned to QPR a week before the end of his contract.[8] Parker then joined Wycombe Wanderers on 23 November 2010 on a three-month loan deal and made his debut on the same night against Torquay United, coming on as a second-half substitute. His loan spell was cut short when he suffered a stress fracture in his left foot while on international duty with Antigua and Barbuda. He returned to QPR but failed to make another appearance and was released at the end of the season following their promotion to the Premier League.

Parker signed a one-year contract at Oldham Athletic on 5 August 2011 following a successful trial period and made his competitive club debut on the first day of the 2011–12 season, as a substitute in the Football League match against Sheffield United.[9] On 8 March 2012, Parker joined Football League Two side Dagenham & Redbridge on loan.[10]

He was released by Oldham at the end of the 2011–12 season, along with eight other players.[11] In December 2012 he signed on non-contract terms for Oxford United.[12]

He signed with Slovenian side Domžale in June 2013. After a year and a half in the Slovenian First League, he moved to Serbian SuperLiga side Red Star Belgrade. On January 8, 2015, he signed a 2-year contract with Red Star.[13]

International career[edit]

Parker is eligible to represent Antigua and Barbuda. In November 2010, he received a call-up and accepted an invitation along with his former QPR teammate Mikele Leigertwood to play for the national team in the Caribbean Championship qualifiers being hosted in St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda on 10–14 November.[14] Parker won his first cap in a 2–1 victory over Suriname on 10 November 2010, playing the full 90 minutes. He was part of Antigua and Barbuda team at the 2010 and 2014 Caribbean Cup.

International goals[edit]

Score and result list Antigua and Barbuda's goal tally first.

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Source
1. 8 October 2014 Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva  Saint Lucia 2–1 2–1 2014 Caribbean Cup qualification


  1. ^ "List of Players under Written Contract Registered Between 01/07/2010 and 31/07/2010" (PDF). The Football Association. Retrieved 20 August 2010. 
  2. ^ Murtagh, Jacob (29 January 2010). "Dons snap up QPR ace". Surrey Herald. Retrieved 10 August 2010. 
  3. ^ "AFC Wimbledon sign striker Josh Parker on loan from QPR". BBC Sport. 29 January 2010. Retrieved 10 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "Crystal Palace 0–2 QPR". BBC Sport. 10 April 2010. Retrieved 10 August 2010. 
  5. ^ "Barnsley vs QPR". 24 April 2010. Retrieved 10 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "Queens Park Rangers' Josh Parker signs new contract". BBC Sport. 12 May 2010. Retrieved 10 August 2010. 
  7. ^ "Parker pens Sixfields move". 1 October 2010. Retrieved 10 November 2010. 
  8. ^ "Parker back at QPR". 25 October 2010. Retrieved 10 November 2010. 
  9. ^ "Oldham 0–2 Sheffield Utd". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 6 August 2011. Retrieved 6 August 2011. 
  10. ^ "Daggers Snap Up Parker". (Dag&Red). 8 March 2012. Retrieved 8 March 2012. 
  11. ^ "Latics Release Nine Players". Oldham Athletic AFC. 7 May 2012. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  12. ^ "Striker joins the U's". Oxford United FC. 21 December 2012. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  13. ^ Parker: Pre dolaska u Sloveniju bio sam desni bek, sa Zvezdom do titule at Večernje novosti, 8-1-2015 (Serbian)
  14. ^ "Hosts Antigua-Barbuda confident as Caribbean Cup Group G kicks off". Caribbean News Now!. 10 November 2010. Retrieved 10 November 2010. 

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