Russell Penn

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Russell Penn
Russell Penn 26-04-2014 1.jpg
Penn playing for York City in 2014
Personal information
Full name Russell Anthony Penn[1]
Date of birth (1985-11-08) 8 November 1985 (age 28)[1]
Place of birth Dudley, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
York City
Number 10
Youth career
2001–2002 Birmingham City
2002 Kidderminster Harriers
2002–2003 Scunthorpe United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2005 Scunthorpe United 0 (0)
2005–2009 Kidderminster Harriers 147 (19)
2005 Alvechurch (loan) 4 (1)
2009–2011 Burton Albion 81 (7)
2011–2014 Cheltenham Town 105 (2)
2014– York City 30 (1)
National team
2007–2009 England C 9 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:13, 20 September 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Russell Anthony Penn (born 8 November 1985) is an English professional footballer who plays for York City as a midfielder.

Career[edit]

Born in Dudley, West Midlands,[1] Penn began his career at Birmingham City in their youth system in July 2001.[2] He joined the youth system at Kidderminster Harriers in March 2002, and appeared in one youth team match against Wellington on 7 March before joining Scunthorpe United's youth system in July 2002.[2]

He joined Kidderminster Harriers on a free transfer in the summer of 2005; shortly after he joined he had a short spell on loan at Alvechurch before breaking into the Kidderminster side.

Penn went on to make over 150 appearances for the club, and also played for the England C side during his time there. He then joined newly promoted League Two side Burton Albion in July 2009, for a club record fee thought to be £30,000. He scored his first goal for Burton on 15 August 2009 in a 5–2 win over Morecambe.[3]

Penn moved to Cheltenham Town on a free transfer in May 2011, after he rejected a new contract from Burton.

Penn scored his first goal for Cheltenham Town in an FA Cup second-round match away at Luton Town on December 2011, followed quickly by his second goal a week later in a home League Two game against Southend United.

On 7 January 2013, Penn turned in a man of the match performance and scored the home side's goal (his third for Cheltenham) in a 1–5 FA Cup third-round defeat at the hands of Everton, a scoreline that flattered the Premier League side.

Following the departure of club captain Alan Bennett in the January 2013 transfer window, Penn was named the new club captain by Cheltenham manager Mark Yates.

Penn signed for League Two rivals York City on a two-and-a-half-year contract for an undisclosed fee on 6 January 2014.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Penn playing for York City in 2014
As of match played 20 September 2014.
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Scunthorpe United 2003–04[5] Third Division 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kidderminster Harriers 2005–06[6] Conference National 22 0 0 0 5[a] 1 27 1
2006–07[7] Conference National 41 5 2 1 8[b] 1 51 7
2007–08[8] Conference Premier 42 11 3 0 5[c] 0 50 11
2008–09[9] Conference Premier 42 3 4 1 3[d] 1 49 5
Total 147 19 9 2 21 3 177 24
Alvechurch (loan) 2005–06[2] Midland Football Alliance 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 1
Burton Albion 2009–10[10] League Two 40 4 2 0 1 0 1[e] 0 44 4
2010–11[11] League Two 41 3 4 0 1 0 1[e] 0 47 3
Total 81 7 6 0 2 0 2 0 91 7
Cheltenham Town 2011–12[12] League Two 43 1 3 1 1 0 3[f] 0 50 2
2012–13[13] League Two 43 1 4 1 1 0 3[f] 0 51 2
2013–14[14] League Two 19 0 1 0 2 0 1[e] 0 23 0
Total 105 2 8 2 4 0 7 0 124 4
York City 2013–14[14] League Two 21 0 0 0 0 0 2[g] 0 23 0
2014–15[15] League Two 9 1 0 0 1 0 1[e] 0 11 1
Total 30 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 34 1
Career total 367 30 23 4 7 0 33 3 430 37
  1. ^ Three appearances and one goal in Football League Trophy, two appearances in FA Trophy
  2. ^ Appearances in FA Trophy
  3. ^ Three appearances in FA Trophy, two in Conference League Cup
  4. ^ One appearance in Conference League Cup, two appearances and one goal in FA Trophy
  5. ^ a b c d Appearance in Football League Trophy
  6. ^ a b One appearance in Football League Trophy, two in League Two play-offs
  7. ^ Appearances in League Two play-offs

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Mainstream Publishing. p. 332. ISBN 9-781845-966010. 
  2. ^ a b c "Russell Penn – midfield". St@tto's Kidderminster Harriers Site. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Burton Albion 5 – 2 Morecambe". BBC Sport. 15 August 2009. Retrieved 6 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "City Capture Midfield Ace". York City F.C. 6 January 2014. Retrieved 6 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Squad stats: 2003/04". Soccerbase. Retrieved 25 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "Russell Penn season details 2005/2006". Cheltenham Town Mad. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  7. ^ Williams, Mike; Williams, Tony, eds. (2007). Non-League Club Directory 2008. Tony Williams Publications. pp. 118–119. ISBN 9-781869-833572. 
  8. ^ Williams, Mike; Williams, Tony, eds. (2008). Non-League Club Directory 2009. Tony Williams Publications. pp. 96–97. ISBN 9-781869-833596. 
  9. ^ Williams, Tony; Wright, James, eds. (2009). Non-League Club Directory 2010. Tony Williams Publications. pp. 110–111. ISBN 9-781869-833664. 
  10. ^ "Games played by Russell Penn in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  11. ^ "Games played by Russell Penn in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  12. ^ "Games played by Russell Penn in 2011/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  13. ^ "Games played by Russell Penn in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  14. ^ a b "Games played by Russell Penn in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  15. ^ "Games played by Russell Penn in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 9 August 2014. 

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