Mike Green (footballer, born July 1989)

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Mike Green
Personal information
Full name Michael John Green
Date of birth (1989-07-23) 23 July 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Bristol, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Gloucester City
Number 1
Youth career
Bristol Rovers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2011 Bristol Rovers 2 (0)
2006 Mangotsfield United (loan) 8 (0)
2009 Clevedon Town (loan) 3 (1)
2009–2010 Gloucester City (loan) 43 (0)
2011 Eastleigh 1 (0)
2011 Gloucester City 3 (0)
2011 Cirencester Town 8 (0)
2011– Gloucester City 58
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:56, 31 August 2011 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Michael John "Mike" Green (born 23 July 1989 in Bristol) is an English footballer. Green has spent the majority of his career with Bristol Rovers including loan spells at various non-league sides including Gloucester City and Cirencester Town.

He plays as a goalkeeper and signed his first professional contract in the summer of 2006, having graduated from their Centre of Excellence at South Gloucestershire and Stroud College, earning himself a place in the Bristol Rovers squad for the 2006–07 season. He has had loan spells at Mangotsfield United in the Southern League Premier Division and Clevedon Town. He was signed on a season-long loan by Gloucester City manager David Mehew in July 2009, and was voted joint Player of the Season in April 2010 after helping the club to avoid relegation from the Conference North.[1]

After regularly appearing as an unused substitute for Bristol Rovers since 2006, Green finally made his Bristol Rovers debut in a 6–1 defeat to Oxford United in a League Cup 1st round match on 10 August 2010.[2] On 4 September 2010, Green made his league debut in the 1–1 draw at Oldham Athletic in League One, a game which he also picked up a yellow card for time-wasting.[3]

He was one of seventeen players released by Bristol Rovers in May 2011.[4]

In August 2011, Green signed for Eastleigh on a non-contract basis, following a previous trial period.[5] Green made just one appearance for Eastleigh before being released. He then returned to Gloucester City on a short term deal as cover for injured Kevin Sawyer and featured in a game against Workington on 20 August 2011.

Green then featured in a Southern Premier Division game for Cirencester Town on 29 August 2011 as cover for Danny Greaves against Chesham United.[6] He then joined Cirencester permanently after when Danny Greaves quit the club to return to Mangotsfield United.

However after a short spell with Cirencester, Green returned to Gloucester City to replace the departing Kevin Sawyer who went the other way and joined Cirencester.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "City sign keeper Green". thisisgloucestershire.co.uk. 29 July 2009. Retrieved 29 July 2009. 
  2. ^ "Oxford Utd 6–1 Bristol Rovers". bbc.co.uk. 10 August 2010. Retrieved 10 August 2010. 
  3. ^ "Oldham 1–1 Bristol Rovers". bbc.co.uk. 4 September 2010. Retrieved 4 September 2010. 
  4. ^ "Midfielder Jeff Hughes heads Bristol Rovers exodus". BBC Sport. 23 May 2011. Retrieved 23 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "Duo sign on". Eastleigh F.C. 2 August 2011. Retrieved 2 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "Matt is able to pick the Lock of Chesham". thisisgloucestershire. 30 August 2011. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  7. ^ "Sawyer returns to Cirencester Town". Sport Glos. 28 September 2011. 

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