Sam Mantom

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Sam Mantom
Personal information
Full name Samuel Stephen Mantom[1]
Date of birth (1992-02-20) 20 February 1992 (age 23)
Place of birth Stourbridge, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[2]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Walsall
Number 8
Youth career
Walsall
0000–2010 West Bromwich Albion
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 West Bromwich Albion 0 (0)
2010 Haukar (loan) 7 (2)
2011 Tranmere Rovers (loan) 2 (0)
2011 Oldham Athletic (loan) 4 (0)
2012 Walsall (loan) 13 (3)
2012–2013 Walsall (loan) 11 (1)
2013– Walsall 62 (7)
National team
2008 England U17 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:36, 28 August 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18:45, 24 May 2011 (UTC)

Samuel Stephen "Sam" Mantom (born 20 February 1992 in Stourbridge, England) is an English footballer playing as a midfielder for Walsall.

Club career[edit]

West Bromwich Albion[edit]

Mantom began his career as a youth player for Walsall's academy before being spotted by West Bromwich Albion. The Baggies reportedly paid £20,000 to bring him to The Hawthorns.

After regularly appearing for the Baggies' reserve side, Mantom was handed a professional deal by the club.[3] He joined Icelandic side Haukar on 14 May 2010.[4] Mantom made seven appearances for the newly promoted Úrvalsdeild side, scoring twice.

He made his debut for West Brom in the Football League Cup game against Leyton Orient at Brisbane Road on 24 August 2010, which ended in a 2–0 win for the Baggies.[5]

On 23 November 2010 he joined Tranmere Rovers on a month–long emergency loan.[6] Mantom made his debut on the same day in a 1–0 defeat against Hartlepool United.[7]

On 17 February 2011 he joined Oldham Athletic on a month–long emergency loan.[8] On 19 February 2011, Mantom made his debut for the Latics in a 1–0 defeat against Bristol Rovers.[9] Mantom made four goalless appearances before returning to his parent club.

Walsall[edit]

On 6 March 2012, Mantom signed for Football League One side Walsall on loan.[10] Mantom scored on his debut for the Saddlers on the same day in a 3–2 victory over Sheffield United.[11] On 17 March 2012, Mantom scored his second goal for the club in a 2–1 defeat against Yeovil Town.[12] Mantom netted the winning goal in a 3–2 win against Chestefield on 7 April 2012 as the Saddlers narrowly avoided relegation.[13]

Mantom returned to Walsall on loan on 9 November 2012.[14] He scored his first goal of his second loan spell in a 2–1 defeat against Leyton Orient on 29 December 2012.[15]

On 11 January 2013, Mantom made his loan move to Walsall permanent, joining on a free transfer after West Brom agreed to cancel his contract with the club. Mantom signed an 18-month contract with the Saddlers.[16] Mantom scored his second goal of the season in a 3–1 victory over Bournemouth on 19 January 2013.[17] Despite a strong second half of the season that lifted Walsall into play-off contention, the Saddlers eventually finished ninth in League One.

Mantom scored his first goal of the 2013–14 season on 21 September 2013 in a 1–1 draw against Rotherham United.[18] He netted his second goal of the season on 22 October 2013 as the Saddlers beat Swindon at the County Ground.[19] Mantom signed a new two–and–a–half–year deal with the club on 15 November 2013.[20] He then scored the only goal of the game in a 1–0 victory over former club Oldham on 14 January 2014 .[21] He netted his fourth goal of the season on 22 February 2014 against Crawley as the Saddlers slipped to a 2–1 defeat.[22] Mantom scored his fifth goal of the season and was sent off for the first time in his professional career in his next game as Walsall lost 2–1 at Preston North End on 1 March 2014.[23] Mantom was rewarded for an impressive campaign at the end of the season by being named the Saddlers' Player of the Year.[24]

Mantom suffered a knee injury during pre–season training and was sidelined for several of the opening weeks of the 2014–15 season.[25] He eventually made his first appearance of the season as a late substitute in Walsall's 1–0 defeat against Crawley on 21 October 2014.[26] However, a recurrence of Mantom's original injury saw him undergo knee surgery in January 2015.[27]

International career[edit]

Mantom is a former England under-17 international.[28]

Career Statistics[edit]

As of match played 12 November 2014.
Club statistics
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
West Bromwich Albion 2010–11[29] Premier League 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0
2011–12[30] Premier League 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Total 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0
Haukar (loan) 2010[31] Úrvalsdeild 7 2 7 2
Tranmere Rovers (loan) 2010–11[29] League One 2 0 0 0 2 0
Oldham Athletic (loan) 2010–11[29] League One 4 0 4 0
Walsall (loan) 2011–12[30] League One 13 3 13 3
2012–13[32] League One 11 1 11 1
Walsall 2012–13[32] League One 18 1 18 1
2013–14[33] League One 43 5 2 0 2 0 1[a] 0 48 5
2014–15[34] League One 2 0 1 0 0 0 1[a] 0 4 0
Total 87 10 3 0 2 0 2 0 94 10
Career total 100 12 3 0 5 0 2 0 110 12
  1. ^ a b Appearance in Football League Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional retain list & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 18 May 2013. p. 49. Retrieved 30 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 549. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  3. ^ "West Bromwich Albion hand deals to Mantom & Downing". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 13 May 2010. Retrieved 24 November 2010. 
  4. ^ "Three Albion starlets off to Iceland". Express & Star. 14 May 2010. Retrieved 29 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "Baggies new boy Sam Mantom wins praise". Express & Star. 25 August 2010. Retrieved 26 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "Tranmere complete loan deal for West Brom's Sam Mantom". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 23 November 2010. Retrieved 24 November 2010. 
  7. ^ "Tranmere 0–1 Hartlepool". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 23 November 2010. Retrieved 24 November 2010. 
  8. ^ "Oldham sign Sam Mantom on emergency loan". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 17 February 2011. Retrieved 17 February 2011. 
  9. ^ "Bristol Rovers 1-0 Oldham". BBC Sport. 19 February 2011. Retrieved 29 November 2014. 
  10. ^ "Walsall sign Sam Mantom on loan from West Bromwich Albion". BBC Sport. 6 March 2012. Retrieved 29 November 2014. 
  11. ^ "Walsall 3-2 Sheffield United". BBC Sport. 6 March 2012. Retrieved 29 November 2014. 
  12. ^ "Yeovil 2-1 Walsall". BBC Sport. 17 March 2012. Retrieved 29 November 2014. 
  13. ^ "Walsall 3-2 Chesterfield". BBC Sport. 7 April 2012. Retrieved 29 November 2014. 
  14. ^ "West Brom loan Sam Mantom back to neighbours Walsall". BBC Sport. 9 November 2012. Retrieved 29 November 2014. 
  15. ^ "Leyton Orient 2-1 Walsall". BBC Sport. 29 December 2012. Retrieved 29 November 2014. 
  16. ^ "Saddlers sign Sam Mantom". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  17. ^ "Walsall 3-1 Bournemouth". BBC Sport. 19 January 2013. Retrieved 30 November 2014. 
  18. ^ "Walsall 1-1 Rotherham". BBC Sport. 21 September 2013. Retrieved 30 November 2014. 
  19. ^ "Swindon Town 1-3 Walsall". BBC Sport. 22 October 2013. Retrieved 30 November 2014. 
  20. ^ "Walsall: Sam Mantom signs new two-and-a-half year contract". BBC Sport. 15 November 2013. Retrieved 30 November 2014. 
  21. ^ "Walsall 1-0 Oldham". BBC Sport. 14 January 2014. Retrieved 30 November 2014. 
  22. ^ "Walsall 1-2 Crawley". BBC Sport. 22 February 2014. Retrieved 30 November 2014. 
  23. ^ "Preston North End 2-1 Walsall". BBC Sport. 1 March 2014. Retrieved 30 November 2014. 
  24. ^ "Sam Mantom named Walsall's Player of the Season". Express & Star. 5 May 2014. Retrieved 30 November 2014. 
  25. ^ "Walsall forced to wait on star Sam Mantom". Express & Star. 26 September 2014. Retrieved 30 November 2014. 
  26. ^ "Crawley Town 1-0 Walsall". BBC Sport. 21 October 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  27. ^ "Sam Mantom: Walsall midfielder facing knee operation". BBC Sport. 15 January 2015. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  28. ^ "NEW DEAL FOR MANTOM". saddlers.co.uk. 15 November 2013. Retrieved 30 November 2014. 
  29. ^ a b c "Games played by Sam Mantom in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 9 March 2015. 
  30. ^ a b "Games played by Sam Mantom in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 9 March 2015. 
  31. ^ "Sam Mantom KSI". KSI. Retrieved 9 March 2015. 
  32. ^ a b "Games played by Sam Mantom in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 9 March 2015. 
  33. ^ "Games played by Sam Mantom in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 9 March 2015. 
  34. ^ "Games played by Sam Mantom in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 9 March 2015. 

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