Robert Cornthwaite (footballer)

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Robert Cornthwaite
Robert Cornthwaite.jpg
Cornthwaite playing for Adelaide United in 2009
Personal information
Full name Robert Richard Cornthwaite
Date of birth (1985-10-24) 24 October 1985 (age 28)
Place of birth Blackburn, England
Height 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in)
Playing position Centre back / Right Back
Club information
Current team
Jeonnam Dragons
Number 55
Youth career
Adelaide City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003 Adelaide City 21 (0)
2004 Enfield City Falcons 19 (1)
2005 White City Woodville 3 (2)
2005–2011 Adelaide United 103 (4)
2006 Adelaide Olympic (loan) 8 (0)
2011– Jeonnam Dragons 74 (5)
National team
2007 Australia U-23 6 (1)
2009– Australia 8 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:32, 9 April 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 July 2013

Robert Richard Cornthwaite (born 24 October 1985 in Blackburn, Lancashire, England) is an English-Australian footballer who plays for Jeonnam Dragons in the South Korean K-League.[1][2]

Club career[edit]

Adelaide United[edit]

Cornthwaite signed for United for the inaugural A-League season and spent the majority of his first two seasons starting on the bench. In the 2007–08 he started all of his 19 league appearances; he scored the opening goal in just the third minute against Pohang Steelers in Adelaide United's opening game of the 2008 Asian Champion League.[3]

As of half time of Adelaide United's away game against J League 5 time champions Kashima Antlers in the quarter finals of the 2008 AFC Champions League, Robert scored an accidental own goal to put Kashima level with Adelaide 1–1 after a spectacular goal from Adelaide captain Travis Dodd which came after a cross from vice-captain Lucas Pantelis in the 38th minute. The match being the first leg of the 2 teams Quarter finals match dated on Wednesday 17 September in Japan. He redeemed himself though in the second leg where he scored the winner in the 73rd minute with the game locked at 0–0. Adelaide went on to win 2–1 on aggregate and advance to the semi-finals.[4]

Robert Cornthwaite made his 50th A-League appearance in the 1–0 win over Perth Glory on 27 December 2008.[5][6] Cornthwaite signed a new three-year contract with Adelaide United in October 2009.[7]

Jeonnam Dragons[edit]

On 8 March 2011, Cornthwaite announced that he had signed for Jeonnam Dragons in the Korean K-League on a 2-year contract.[8][9]

International career[edit]

Cornthwaite made his first senior international debut for the Socceroos on 4 March 2009 in an AFC Asian Cup qualifying match versus Kuwait.

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 14 November 2012 Hwaseong Stadium, Hwaseong, South Korea  South Korea
1–2
1–2
International Friendly
2. 9 December 2012 Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong, Hong Kong  Chinese Taipei
2–0
8–0
2013 EAFF East Asian Cup
3. 6 February 2013 Estadio Municipal de Marbella, Marbella, Spain  Romania
2–1
2–3
Friendly

Career statistics[edit]

(Correct as of 22 March 2010)

Club Season League1 Cup International2 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Adelaide United 2005–06 12 12
2006–07 8 1 6 14 1
2007–08 19 5 1 25
2008–09 20 2 3 13 2 36 4
2009–10 19 19
2010–11 25 1 6 2 31 3
Total 103 4 14 0 20 4 137 8

1 – includes A-League final series statistics
2 – includes FIFA Club World Cup statistics; AFC Champions League statistics are included in season commencing after group stages (i.e. 2008 ACL in 2008–09 A-League season etc.)

Honours[edit]

With Adelaide United:

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.a-league.com.au/default.aspx?s=newsdisplay&id=39263
  2. ^ http://au.fourfourtwo.com/news/198275,cornthwaite-flies-out-to-korea.aspx
  3. ^ Parry, Martin (13 March 2008). "Australia, China, Japan all winners". Fox Sports. Retrieved 29 December 2008. 
  4. ^ Earle, Richard (24 September 2008). "Adelaide United beat Kashima Antlers". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 29 December 2008. 
  5. ^ "Adelaide in search of Boxing day Glory". Adelaide United FC. 24 December 2008. Retrieved 29 December 2008. 
  6. ^ "Reds take glory in tough Boxing Day clash". Adelaide United FC. 27 December 2008. Retrieved 29 December 2008. 
  7. ^ "Cornthwaite signs new Adelaide deal". Ontheminute.com, 30 October 2009. Retrieved 30 October 2009. 
  8. ^ http://www.a-league.com.au/default.aspx?s=newsdisplay&id=39263
  9. ^ http://au.fourfourtwo.com/news/198275,cornthwaite-flies-out-to-korea.aspx

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