Mark Albrighton

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Mark Albrighton
Personal information
Full name Mark Christopher Albrighton
Date of birth (1976-03-06) 6 March 1976 (age 38)
Place of birth Nuneaton, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[1]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Bedworth United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–1999 Atherstone United 25 (2)
1999–2002 Telford United 74 (8)
2002–2006 Doncaster Rovers 86 (5)
2006 Chester City (loan) 9 (0)
2006–2007 Boston United 12 (0)
2006 Darlington (loan) 3 (0)
2007 Rushden & Diamonds (loan) 17 (1)
2007–2008 Cambridge United 40 (2)
2008–2010 Stevenage Borough 44 (1)
2010–2011 Kidderminster Harriers 30 (0)
2011–2012 Nuneaton Town 19 (0)
2012–? Barwell ? (?)
2013– Bedworth United ? (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:30, 28 January 2012 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Mark Christopher Albrighton (born 6 March 1976) is an English footballer who plays as a central defender for Bedworth United

Career[edit]

Born in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, Albrighton started his career at Atherstone United, then of the Southern League Premier Division,[2] before joining Telford United in September 1999 for a fee of £10,000.[3] He made his debut for the Shropshire side shortly after in a 3–1 victory over Yeovil Town,[4] making a further 16 appearances during the 1999–00,[5] scoring once in the process.[6] He played 27 times throughout the club's 2000–01 campaign, scoring twice.[7] Albrighton continued his run in the first-team the following season, scoring 5 times from defence, and appearing 30 times.[8] Before the start of the 2002–03 season, Albrighton joined Doncaster Rovers on a free transfer.[9] He made his debut for the club in a 5–1 victory against Dagenham & Redbridge,[10] and scored his first goal in November 2002, in a 2–0 win over Hereford United.[11] He made a total of 29 appearances during the season,[12] and helped guide the club to promotion via the Conference National play-offs.[13] Albrighton adjusted well to league football, playing 30 games for the Yorkshire side and ensuring back-to-back promotions as the club reached the third tier of English football.[14][15]

The 2004–05 season witnessed Albrighton struggle for both fitness and first-team appearances, and he made 17 appearances,[16] scoring once in a 1–0 win at MK Dons.[17] He played a further 19 games for Doncaster the next season,[18] but was loaned out to Chester City in February 2006.[19] He made his Chester debut in a 1–0 defeat against Grimsby Town at Blundell Park and played a further eight games for the club after having his loan deal extended for a further month.[20][21] He returned to Doncaster in April 2006, and made his last appearance for the club in a 2–1 defeat at Bradford City.[22]

Albrighton was released by Doncaster in May 2006, and subsequently joined Boston United in the same month.[23] Albrighton made 14 appearances for the Lincolnshire outfit,[24] making his debut in a 3–2 defeat at Grimsby Town.[25] However, first-team appearances were limited and he was loaned out to League Two rivals Darlington in November 2006.[26] Albrighton featured three times during his one-month loan spell for the Quakers, before returning to his parent club in December.[27] He was loaned out again in January 2007, this time to Conference National outfit Rushden & Diamonds.[28] Albrighton impressed under manager Graham Westley, helping the side stay unbeaten throughout the month, and his loan spell was consequently extended until the end of the season.[29][30] He returned to Boston in April 2007, but was released a month later and joined Cambridge United on a one-year contract.[31] He made his debut for the Cambridgeshire side in a 2–1 victory away to York City at Bootham Crescent,[32] and scored his first goal in a 5–1 rout of Farsley Celtic a week later.[33] Albrighton featured a total of 45 times for the club, scoring twice,[34] as they narrowly missed out on a return to the Football League following a 1–0 play-off final defeat to Exeter City.[35] He was voted 'Cambridge United Player of the Year' for the 2007–08 season.[36]

In May 2008, Albrighton rejected a one-year contract extension at Cambridge, and opted to join Conference National rivals Stevenage Borough on a two-year deal for an undisclosed fee.[37] The move reunited Albrighton with Stevenage manager Graham Westley, who had also signed the player during his time at Rushden.[37] He was initially made captain by Westley,[38] although later lost his captaincy following a spell out of the first-team.[38][39] He scored his first goal for the Hertfordshire side in a 2–0 home win against Salisbury City,[40] and played a total of 32 games during the 2008–09 season.[41] Albrighton played a further 19 games during the club's successful 2009–10 campaign, a season in which Stevenage would win the Conference National title, but was released by Graham Westley at the end of the season.[42]

In late June 2010, Albrighton signed for Conference National outfit Kidderminster Harriers on a free transfer.[43] He made his Kidderminster debut in the club's first game of the 2010–11 season, playing the whole match in the centre of defence in a 2–1 away win against York City.[44]

Honours[edit]

Doncaster Rovers
Stevenage

Career statistics[edit]

As of 28 January 2012.
Club Season League[A] FA Cup League Cup Other[B] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Atherstone United
1998–99[45]
25 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 2
Total 25 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 2
Telford United
1999–00[5]
17 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 1
2000–01[7]
26 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 29 2
2001–02[8]
31 5 1 0 0 0 3 0 35 5
Total 74 8 3 0 0 0 4 0 81 8
Doncaster Rovers
2002–03[12]
25 1 1 0 0 0 3 1 29 2
2003–04[14]
28 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 30 3
2004–05[16]
17 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 19 1
2005–06[18]
16 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 20 0
Total 86 5 3 0 3 0 6 1 98 6
Chester City
2005–06[21]
9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Total 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Boston United
2006–07[24]
12 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 14 0
Total 12 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 14 0
Darlington
2006–07[46]
3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Total 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Rushden & Diamonds
2006–07[30]
17 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 1
Total 17 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 1
Cambridge United
2007–08[34]
40 2 2 0 0 0 3 0 45 2
Total 40 2 2 0 0 0 3 0 45 2
Stevenage
2008–09[47]
29 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 32 1
2009–10[42]
15 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 19 0
Total 44 1 2 0 0 0 5 0 51 1
Kidderminster Harriers
2010–11[48]
30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 0
Total 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 0
Nuneaton Town
2011–12[49]
19 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 24 0
Total 19 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 24 0
Career totals 359 19 14 0 3 0 21 1 397 20
A. ^ The "League" column constitutes appearances and goals (including those as a substitute) in the Football League, Football Conference and Southern Football League.
B. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals (including those as a substitute) in the FA Trophy and Football League Trophy.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Mark Albrighton – first-team profile". Cambridge United F.C. Retrieved 18 August 2009. 
  3. ^ "Mark Albrighton all time playing career". Soccerbase. Retrieved 18 August 2009. 
  4. ^ "Telford 3–1 Yeovil Town". Soccerbase. Retrieved 18 August 2009. 
  5. ^ a b "Telford 1999/2000 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 18 August 2009. 
  6. ^ "Telford 1–1 Rushden". Soccerbase. Retrieved 18 August 2009. 
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  8. ^ a b "Telford 2001/2002 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 18 August 2009. 
  9. ^ "Albrighton to join Doncaster". BBC Sport. 18 May 2002. Retrieved 18 August 2009. 
  10. ^ "Doncaster 5–1 Dag & Red". BBC Sport. 7 September 2002. Retrieved 18 August 2009. 
  11. ^ "Doncaster 2–0 Hereford". BBC Sport. 2 November 2002. Retrieved 18 August 2009. 
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  13. ^ "Doncaster seal League return". BBC Sport. 10 May 2003. Retrieved 18 August 2009. 
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  15. ^ "Doncaster 1–0 Carlisle". BBC Sport. 8 May 2004. Retrieved 18 August 2009. 
  16. ^ a b "Doncaster 2004/2005 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 18 August 2009. 
  17. ^ "MK Dons 0–1 Doncaster". Soccerbase. 11 September 2004. Retrieved 18 August 2009. 
  18. ^ a b "Doncaster 2005/2006 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 18 August 2009. 
  19. ^ "Chester make Albrighton loan move". BBC Sport. 23 February 2006. Retrieved 18 August 2009. 
  20. ^ "Albrighton extends Chester loan". BBC Sport. 28 March 2006. Retrieved 18 August 2009. 
  21. ^ a b "Chester 2005/2006 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 18 August 2009. 
  22. ^ "Bradford 2–1 Doncaster". BBC Sport. 15 April 2006. Retrieved 18 August 2009. 
  23. ^ "Ryan and Albrighton join Boston". BBC Sport. 17 May 2006. Retrieved 18 August 2009. 
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  25. ^ "Grimsby 3–2 Boston". Soccerbase. Retrieved 18 August 2009. 
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  27. ^ "Games played by Mark Albrighton in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Retrieved 18 August 2009. 
  28. ^ "Rushden sign Boston's Albrighton". BBC Sport. 17 January 2007. Retrieved 18 August 2009. 
  29. ^ "Rushden swoop for striker Maamria". BBC Sport. 1 February 2007. Retrieved 18 August 2009. 
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  32. ^ "York 1–2 Cambridge United". BBC Sport. 10 August 2007. Retrieved 18 August 2009. 
  33. ^ "Cambridge United 5–1 Farsley". BBC Sport. 21 August 2007. Retrieved 18 August 2009. 
  34. ^ a b "Cambridge 2007/2008 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 18 August 2009. 
  35. ^ "Exeter 1–0 Cambridge Utd". BBC Sport. 18 May 2008. Retrieved 18 August 2009. 
  36. ^ "Mark of respect as fans name Albrighton their top performer". Cambridge News. 18 April 2008. Retrieved 18 August 2009. 
  37. ^ a b "Albrighton seals Stevenage move". BBC Sport. 30 May 2008. Retrieved 18 August 2009. 
  38. ^ a b "Player profile – Mark Albrighton". The Comet. 6 April 2010. Retrieved 29 January 2012. 
  39. ^ "Wrexham 5–0 Stevenage". BBC Sport. 9 August 2008. Retrieved 18 August 2009. 
  40. ^ "Stevenage 2–0 Salisbury". BBC Sport. 18 October 2008. Retrieved 18 August 2009. 
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  42. ^ a b "Stevenage 2009/2010 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 26 August 2009. 
  43. ^ "Albrighton: Harriers Bag Defender". Kidderminster Harriers F.C. 30 June 2010. Retrieved 30 June 2010. 
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  47. ^ "Stevenage Borough 2008/2009 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 20 August 2009. 
  48. ^ "Kidderminster 2010/2011 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  49. ^ "1st Team – Players & Coaches – Mark Albrighton". Nuneaton Town F.C. Retrieved 23 August 2011. 

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