Sam Corcoran

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Sam Corcoran
Personal information
Full name Samuel Joseph Corcoran[1]
Date of birth (1991-02-05) 5 February 1991 (age 23)[1]
Place of birth Enfield, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
St Albans City
Youth career
000?–2009 Colchester United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Colchester United 1 (0)
2009–2010 Wealdstone (loan) 4 (1)
2011 Lowestoft Town (loan) 5 (0)
2011–2013 Chelmsford City 39 (0)
2013 Hayes & Yeading United 13 (0)
2014 St Albans City 0
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:27, 6 April 2011 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Samuel Joseph "Sam" Corcoran (born 5 February 1991) is an English footballer who plays as a midfielder for St Albans City

Career[edit]

Corcoran was first involved with the Colchester United first team after being named on the bench for a League One game against Millwall on 31 March 2009,[2] while he was in the second year of his scholarship.[3] He made his debut for Colchester after coming on as an 89th minute substitute in a 2–0 victory over Hereford United.[4] Following this match, he drew praise from manager Paul Lambert, who said he hoped Corcoran would become a regular player in the team.[5]

On 4 December 2009 he joined Wealdstone on a month's loan.[6] Which was later extended by a further month. On 18 May 2010 Corcoran was released by Colchester.[7] However after John Ward was announced as Colchester manager on 31 May 2010 Corcoran was offered a new 1 year contract.[8] On 10 March 2011 Corcoran was loaned out to Isthmian League Premier Division side Lowestoft Town for one month.[9] He was recalled on 6 April.[10]

On 28 April Colchester announced that he would be one of three players who would be released at the end of the season.[11] He signed for Chelmsford City before the start of the 2011–12 season.[12]

On 20 November 2012, video footage of Corcoran's free kick in a game against Hayes & Yeading United F.C. in the Conference South went viral as he slipped before kicking the ball, allowing Hayes and Yeading possession and leading them to score and win the game 3–0. It was described in media coverage as the "worst free kick ever".[13][14] Corcoran took the coverage in good humour, claiming on his Twitter account that the free kick was a "stinker"[15] and that he was a "youtube sensation for all the wrong reasons".[16]

Corcoran was released by Chelmsford City on 2 February 2013. Within a fortnight he signed for Hayes & Yeading United, the very team against which he had suffered his free kick misfortune. He made his debut on 16 February 2013 against Farnborough F.C., having been substituted on for Pelé (footballer born 1978). Hayes and Yeading lost the match 4–1.

On January 31, 2014 it was announced that Corcoran had been training with St Albans City for the past 8 weeks in a bid to regain fitness but a broken foot means his debut will have to wait until March [17]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
England League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
2008–09 Colchester United League One 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2009–10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009–10 Wealdstone (loan) Isthmian Premier Division 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
2010–11 Colchester United League One 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Lowestoft Town (loan) Isthmian Premier Division 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Colchester United Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Career total 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Mainstream Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0. 
  2. ^ "Millwall 0–1 Colchester". BBC Sport. 31 March 2009. Retrieved 20 April 2009. 
  3. ^ "Profiles". Colchester United F.C. Retrieved 20 April 2009. 
  4. ^ "Hereford 0–2 Colchester". BBC Sport. 18 April 2009. Retrieved 20 April 2009. 
  5. ^ "U's boss sees Corcoran potential". BBC Sport. 20 April 2009. Retrieved 20 April 2009. 
  6. ^ "Corcoran Makes Loan Move". 
  7. ^ http://www.cu-fc.com/page/News/0,,10424~2054670,00.html
  8. ^ http://www.cu-fc.com/page/News/0,,10424~2062283,00.html
  9. ^ "Colchester United send Pentney and Corcoran out on loan". BBC Sport. 10 March 2011. Retrieved 28 April 2011. 
  10. ^ "Colchester end Sam Corcoran's Lowestoft loan deal". BBC Sport. 7 April 2011. Retrieved 28 April 2011. 
  11. ^ "Colchester United release Elito, Corcoran and Knudsen". BBC Sport. 28 April 2011. Retrieved 28 April 2011. 
  12. ^ Chelmsford City complete triple deal BBC Sport, 1 August 2011
  13. ^ "The worst free-kick ever? Chelmsford City concede goal after slip-up bungle – video". The Guardian (London). 23 November 2012. 
  14. ^ http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/11/23/sam-corcoran-worst-free-kick_n_2176964.html
  15. ^ https://twitter.com/corky_32/status/271922737264615424
  16. ^ https://twitter.com/corky_32/status/271884391637192704
  17. ^ http://www.hertsad.co.uk/sport/football/corcoran_is_the_missing_piece_of_city_s_puzzle_golds_1_3261883?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed
  18. ^ "Sam Corcoran Career Stats". Soccerbase. 2 June 2011. Retrieved 2 June 2011. 

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