Peter Gregory (footballer)

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Peter Gregory
Personal information
Full name Peter Gregory
Date of birth (1992-07-25) 25 July 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth Eastbourne, England[1]
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[2]
Playing position Full-back, Winger[2]
Club information
Current team
Beira-Mar
Number 44
Youth career
Brighton
Portsmouth
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Portsmouth 1 (0)
2011–2012 Eastbourne Borough ? (?)
2012 Lewes 10 (0)
2012–2013 Nottingham Forest 0 (0)
2014 Ventura County Fusion 2 (0)
2014– Beira-Mar 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 6 October 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Peter Gregory (born 25 July 1992) is an English footballer who plays for Portuguese club Beira-Mar. A full back capable to play in either flank, he can also play as a winger.

Club career

Early career

Born in Eastbourne, Gregory started his footballinvg career at Brighton's youth setup before moving to Portsmouth Academy; after being offered a scholarship deal with the latter in June 2008, he was a regular first choice in the Premiership Reserve League. He won man of the match awards in FA Youth Cup twice, whilst being also first-choice left back with the under-16's and first-choice right back with the under-18's.

Portsmouth

Gregory signed a one-year professional deal with Portsmouth on 1 July 2010,[3] being assigned number 39. He played in pre-season matches against Fulham[4] and Bournemouth,[5] and was also taken on the club's North American Tour playing against Club America,[6] DC United,[7] FC Edmonton[8] and Ventura County Fusion.[9]

Gregory made his first team debut on 7 August, replacing John Utaka in the 83rd minute of a 0–2 Championship away loss against Coventry City.[10] He appeared in further twelve minutes in a 2–1 away success against Stevenage for the Football League Cup two days later,[11] and featured on the bench in a 1–1 home draw against Reading on 14 August.[12]

Gregory made no further appearances for Pompey during the campaign, and was released along with nine players on 15 May 2011.[13]

Eastbourne/Lewes

On 15 November, Gregory signed a contract with Eastbourne Borough.[14] However, after being sparingly used, he joined Lewes in March 2012.

Gregory played in ten matches for the Rooks during the season, all as a starter.

Nottingham Forest

On 27 September Gregory left Lewes and joined Nottingham Forest.[15] After playing regularly with the U21's, he was released in May of the following year.

Trial periods

Shortly after being released, Gregory moved abroad for the first time in his career, joining Hansa Rostock in a trial basis.[16] In January of the following year he was selected for the North American Soccer League Combine at the University of California, after training for a couple of days with Chivas USA in October.[17]

In March 2014 Gregory had a trial at Charlton, but nothing came of it.

Ventura County Fusion

In May 2014 Gregory joined USL Premier Development League side Ventura County Fusion.[18] He made his debut for the club on 8 May, and scored the winning goal in their first round US Open Cup game, a 2–1 win over CD Aguiluchos.[19]

Beira-Mar

On 12 July 2014 Gregory switched teams and countries again, signing a one-year deal with S.C. Beira-Mar.[20] He made his debut for the club on 17 August, replacing Bilal Sebaihi in the 78th minute of a 0–1 away loss against Oriental for the Segunda Liga championship.[21]

References

  1. ^ "Birth registration at findmypast.co.uk". Find My Past. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Portsmouth squad – first team – Peter Gregory". Portsmouth FC. Archived from the original on 28 October 2010. Retrieved 19 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "Young guns pen pro deals". Portsmouth News. 1 July 2010. Retrieved 19 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "Pompey 1 Fulham 0". Portsmouth FC. 31 July 2010. Archived from the original on 3 August 2010. Retrieved 19 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "Bournemouth 0 Pompey 1". Portsmouth FC. 28 July 2010. Archived from the original on 2 August 2010. Retrieved 19 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "Club America 2 Pompey 1". Portsmouth FC. 7 July 2010. Archived from the original on 18 July 2010. Retrieved 19 October 2014. 
  7. ^ "DC United 4 Pompey 0". Portsmouth FC. 25 July 2010. Archived from the original on 30 July 2010. Retrieved 19 October 2014. 
  8. ^ "Pompey Win Edmonton Cup". Portsmouth FC. 21 July 2010. Archived from the original on 24 March 2012. Retrieved 19 October 2014. 
  9. ^ "Ventura County Fusion 1 Pompey 2". Portsmouth FC. 18 July 2010. Archived from the original on 21 July 2010. Retrieved 19 October 2014. 
  10. ^ "Coventry 2–0 Portsmouth". BBC Sport. 7 August 2010. Retrieved 7 August 2010. 
  11. ^ "Stevenage 1 Pompey 2". Portsmouth News. 11 August 2010. Retrieved 19 October 2014. 
  12. ^ "Portsmouth 1–1 Reading". BBC Sport. 14 August 2010. Retrieved 19 October 2014. 
  13. ^ "Ten Players Released". Portsmouth F.C. 15 May 2011. Archived from the original on 24 March 2012. Retrieved 19 October 2014. 
  14. ^ "Former Pompey defender Gregory signs on". Eastbourne Herald. 15 November 2011. Retrieved 19 October 2014. 
  15. ^ "Former Portsmouth – and Rooks – winger Gregory returns to the Championship after signing for Nottingham Forest". Sussex Express. 27 September 2012. Retrieved 19 October 2014. 
  16. ^ "Testspieler Peter Gregory: Über Twitter zum F.C. Hansa Rostock?" [Trialist Peter Gregory: To F.C. Hansa Rostock via Twitter?] (in German). Liga3-Online. 13 July 2013. Retrieved 19 October 2014. 
  17. ^ "NASL Announces 2014 Player Combine Schedule". NASL. 20 January 2014. Retrieved 19 October 2014. 
  18. ^ "Ventura County signs former Portsmouth winger". LA Soccer News. 1 May 2014. Retrieved 19 October 2014. 
  19. ^ "2014 US Open Cup Round 1: Ventura County Fusion rallies to beat CD Aguiluchos to set amateur win record (video)". US Open Cup. 8 May 2014. Retrieved 19 October 2014. 
  20. ^ "Peter Gregory reforça Beira-Mar" [Peter Gregory bolsters Beira-Mar] (in Portuguese). S.C. Beira-Mar. 12 July 2014. Retrieved 19 October 2014. 
  21. ^ "Oriental–Beira-Mar, 1–0: Triunfo no regresso às provas profissionais" [Oriental–Beira-Mar, 1–0: Triumph in the return to professional tests] (in Portuguese). Record. 17 August 2014. Retrieved 19 October 2014. 

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