Kaid Mohamed

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Kaid Mohamed
Kaid Mohamed York City v. Bath City 16-10-10 1.png
Mohamed playing for Bath City (October 2010)
Personal information
Full name Kaid Yusef Mohamed[1]
Date of birth (1984-07-23) 23 July 1984 (age 29)[2]
Place of birth Ely, Cardiff, Wales[3]
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[2]
Playing position Winger / Forward
Club information
Current team
Northampton Town
(on loan from Port Vale)
Number 23
Youth career
Ely Rangers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2005 Cwmbrân Town 44 (5)
2005 Llanelli 3 (1)
2005 Carmarthen Town 14 (4)
2005 Cwmbrân Town 11 (7)
2005–2006 Llanelli 5 (0)
2006–2007 Carmarthen Town 30 (15)
2007–2008 Swindon Town 11 (0)
2008 Torquay United (loan) 10 (2)
2008–2009 Forest Green Rovers 27 (3)
2009 Newport County (loan) 4 (0)
2009–2011 Bath City 65 (26)
2011 AFC Wimbledon 7 (1)
2011–2013 Cheltenham Town 84 (15)
2013– Port Vale 6 (0)
2013–2014 AFC Wimbledon (loan) 5 (0)
2014 Bristol Rovers (loan) 21 (4)
2014– Northampton Town (loan) 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 3 May 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Kaid Yusef Mohamed (born 23 July 1984) is a Welsh professional footballer who plays for Northampton Town as a winger, on loan from Port Vale.

He spent the early part of his career in Welsh football with Ely Rangers, Cwmbrân Town, Llanelli, and Carmarthen Town. He came to prominence in the 2006–07 season, scoring two goals for Carmarthen in their Welsh Cup final victory. He left Carmarthen to go and play in the English Football League after he was handed a professional contract by Swindon Town in June 2007. From Swindon he was loaned out to Torquay United, before dropping into the Conference Premier on a permanent basis with Forest Green Rovers. After losing his first team place at Rovers, he was loaned out to Newport County, before dropping into the Conference South with Bath City. He helped Bath to win promotion at the end of the 2009–10 season, scoring the only goal of the play-off final. He left Bath for AFC Wimbledon in March 2011, and played for the "Dons" in their Conference Premier play-off final victory. He signed with Cheltenham Town in June 2011, and played in two unsuccessful League Two play-off campaigns before transferring to Port Vale in June 2013. He was loaned back to Wimbledon in November 2013, and then loaned to Bristol Rovers in January 2014. He joined Northampton Town on loan for the 2014–15 season.

Career[edit]

Welsh Premier League[edit]

Mohamed played youth football for Chalkie Whites Youth Club, Danescourt and Taffs Well.[4] He moved from Welsh Football League side Ely Rangers to Cwmbrân Town at the start of the 2003–04 season after catching the eye of manager Brian Coyne.[5][6] He established himself in the Welsh Premier League as a regular goalscorer and moved to Llanelli two years later, before returning to the Cwmbran Stadium. He re-signed with Llanelli in December 2005, before moving on to Carmarthen Town in February 2006.[7] He was a full-time professional during his brief time at Stebonheath Park, but did not impress for the "Reds".[6] He scored 15 goals for "Old Gold" in the 2006–07 season and helped the side win the Welsh Cup, scoring twice during a 3–2 win over Afan Lido in the final.[8]

Swindon Town[edit]

Mohamed went on trial at League Two side Wrexham in June 2007, scoring against Blackburn Rovers in a pre-season friendly before adding a brace in a 4–1 win over Dungannon Swifts during a pre-season tour of Republic of Ireland.[9][10] Despite manager Brian Carey being keen to sign him, Wrexham lost out to League One club Swindon Town, who signed Mohamed to a one-year contract on 1 August after manager Paul Sturrock was impressed by his performance in a trial game.[11] He made his "Robins" debut 10 days later as a substitute in place of Christian Roberts during a 1–1 draw with Northampton Town at Sixfields.[12] He made his first start at the County Ground in the Football League Trophy on 9 October, in a 3–1 defeat to Cheltenham Town.[13] Two months later he made a series of appearances on the right-side of a five-man midfield, as caretaker-managers David Byrne and Adrian Williams experimented with the first team.[14]

On 26 January 2008, he joined Paul Buckle's Conference Premier side Torquay United on loan,[15] making ten appearances, scoring his only goals at Plainmoor with a brace against Ebbsfleet United,[16] before returning to Swindon in March. He was released by Swindon manager Maurice Malpas at the end of the 2007–08 season.[17]

Forest Green Rovers[edit]

After his release from Swindon he signed for Conference Premier side Forest Green Rovers.[18] Initially a regular in the first team, making 21 league appearances during the first half of the season, manager Jim Harvey told Mohamed to look for a new club in January 2009.[19] He joined Dean Holdsworth's Conference South side Newport County on a one-month loan deal at Newport Stadium.[20] After returning to The New Lawn, he scored a crucial goal in the 85th minute of a 1–0 win over Ebbsfleet United in the semi-final of the Conference League Cup to advance the club to the final.[21] Rovers lost the final on penalties to AFC Telford United.[22] Mohamed was released at the end of the 2008–09 season when he was not offered a new contract.

Bath City[edit]

In August 2009, Mohamed signed for Bath City on a non-contract basis,[23] making his debut as an 80th minute substitute replacing Darren Edwards in a 1–0 win over Maidenhead United at Twerton Park.[24] He scored three goals in the Conference South play-offs, including the only goal of the game in the play-off final win over Woking which promoted Bath to the Conference Premier.[25]

He scored 13 goals in 34 league games in the 2010–11 season, including a run of scoring in five consecutive games. In March 2011, he refused to sit on the bench for Bath's game with Grimsby Town; manager Adie Britton later made a statement that read: "When I named the side he was not in it. He was upset and said he wanted no part in the game, he has made it clear that he wants to go back to full-time football".[26]

AFC Wimbledon[edit]

On 25 March 2011, less than a week after the incident at Bath, Terry Brown, manager at Conference Premier rivals AFC Wimbledon, signed Mohamed for a 'nominal' fee on a short-term contract.[27] He made his debut just a day later at Kingsmeadow in Wimbledon's 1–0 win over Rushden & Diamonds, and was named as the man of the match.[28] He scored his first goal for the "Dons" when he scored the second goal in a 2–1 win over Cambridge United at the Abbey Stadium.[29] He followed this up with a goal in the first leg of the Conference play-off semi-final[30] before he went on to score a hat-trick in the second leg, resulting in an 8–1 aggregate win over Fleetwood Town.[31] He was on the winning side in the play-off final at the City of Manchester Stadium, despite missing his penalty in the shoot-out against Luton Town.[32]

Cheltenham Town[edit]

Mohamed signed for League Two club Cheltenham Town on a two-year contract in June 2011.[33] He scored his first goal for the "Robins" at Whaddon Road in a 3–1 victory over Crawley Town, ending Crawley's unbeaten run of 34 league matches.[34] He ended the 2011–12 season as the club's joint top-scorer (with Darryl Duffy) in the league, netting 11 times as they qualified for the play-offs in sixth position. He played 45 of 46 league games, missing the trip to Plymouth Argyle as several players were rested for the play-off semi-finals.[35] He also played in the FA Cup Third Round defeat to Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane.[36] Mohamed was on the losing side in the play-off final as Cheltenham lost 2–0 to Crewe Alexandra at Wembley Stadium.[37]

Cheltenham pushed for promotion again in 2012–13, but this time lost out to Northampton Town in the play-off semi-finals.[38] Mohammed scored seven goals in 47 appearances, including the winning extra-time goal at Hereford United that took Cheltenham to a financially lucrative Third Round FA Cup tie with Premier League Everton.[39] He provided the assist for Russell Penn's goal against Everton, though Cheltenham still lost the game 5–1.[40] As his contract reached its expiry date, Mohammed made it clear to manager Mark Yates that he would be leaving the club; Yates said that "I just respect his honesty... at least he had the guts to tell me to my face and we shook hands".[41]

Port Vale[edit]

Mohamed signed a two-year contract with newly promoted League One side Port Vale in June 2013.[42] Both the player and his agent, Phil Sproson, stated that the attacking play manager Micky Adams had installed on the wide Vale Park pitch made the club a good fit for Mohamed.[42] He was signed to replace departing left-winger Ashley Vincent, who left the club a few weeks earlier.[42] He started the 2013–14 season on the bench.[43]

In November 2013, Mohamed re-joined AFC Wimbledon, now in League Two, on loan until 4 January 2014.[44][45] He played five games for the "Dons". On 23 January, Mohamed joined Bristol Rovers, also of League Two, on loan for the remainder of the 2013–14 season.[46][47] Three days later he marked his debut for the "Pirates" with the opening goal of a 3–1 victory over Severnside derby rivals Newport County.[48] He played a total of 21 games for the "Gas", who were relegated out of the Football League on the final day of the season with a 1–0 defeat to Mansfield Town at the Memorial Stadium.[49]

In June 2014, he agreed to join League Two side Northampton Town on loan for the whole of the 2014–15 season.[50] Alan Knill, assistant manager for the "Cobblers", said that "We see Kaid coming off the left wing. When he played here for Bristol Rovers he made some great movement inside and between strikers, and when we knew he would be available we said 'let's try and get him'."[51]

Style of play[edit]

Mark Yates, speaking after signing Mohamed for Cheltenham Town in June 2011, stated that he possessed "physical strength, pace and power".[52] He is able to play as a winger on either side of the pitch, and can also play as a forward.[53]

Personal life[edit]

Mohamed is an amateur rapper, and has performed raps on Soccer AM.[3] His grandfather was from the Yemen.[54]

Career statistics[edit]

Season Club Division League FA Cup League Cup Other[55] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2003–04[7] Cwmbrân Town Welsh Premier League 29 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 29 3
2004–05[7] 15 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 2
2005–06[7] 11 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 7
Total 55 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 55 12
2004–05[7] Llanelli Welsh Premier League 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
2005–06[7] 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Total 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 1
2005–06[7] Carmarthen Town Welsh Premier League 14 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 4
2006–07[7] 30 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 15
Total 44 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 44 19
2007–08[56] Swindon Town League One 11 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 14 0
2007–08[56] Torquay United (loan) Conference Premier 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 2
Total 11 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 14 0
2008–09[57] Forest Green Rovers Conference Premier 27 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 30 4
2008–09 Newport County (loan) Conference South 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Total 27 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 30 4
2009–10 Bath City Conference South 31 13 2 0 0 0 0 0 33 13
2010–11[58] Conference Premier 34 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 34 13
Total 65 26 2 0 0 0 0 0 67 26
2010–11[58] AFC Wimbledon Conference Premier 7 1 0 0 0 0 3 4 10 5
Total 7 1 0 0 0 0 3 4 10 5
2011–12[59] Cheltenham Town League Two 45 11 3 0 1 0 4 0 53 11
2012–13[60] 39 4 4 2 1 1 3 0 47 7
Total 84 15 7 2 2 1 7 0 100 18
2013–14[61] Port Vale League One 6 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 8 0
2013–14[61] AFC Wimbledon (loan) League Two 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
2013–14[61] Bristol Rovers (loan) 21 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 3
2014–15[62] Port Vale League One 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014–15[61] Northampton Town (loan) League Two 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 6 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 8 0
Career total 347 82 13 3 3 1 13 4 376 90

Honours[edit]

Carmarthen Town

Bath City

AFC Wimbledon

References[edit]

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  55. ^ Includes other competitive competitions, including the Football League Trophy.
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