Sam Togwell

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Sam Togwell
Sam Togwell 15-03-2014 1.jpg
Togwell playing for Wycombe Wanderers in 2014
Personal information
Full name Samuel James Togwell
Date of birth (1984-10-14) 14 October 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Beaconsfield, England[1]
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Barnet
Number 14
Youth career
1994–2002 Crystal Palace
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2006 Crystal Palace 1 (0)
2004 Oxford United (loan) 4 (0)
2005 Northampton Town (loan) 9 (0)
2005–2006 Port Vale (loan) 27 (2)
2006–2008 Barnsley 66 (2)
2008–2012 Scunthorpe United 159 (5)
2012–2014 Chesterfield 55 (3)
2014 Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 4 (0)
2014– Barnet 23 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 September 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Samuel James "Sam" Togwell (born 14 October 1984) is an English professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Conference Premier club Barnet.

He began his career with Crystal Palace in 2002, where he was loaned out to Oxford United, Northampton Town, and Port Vale. In July 2006 he transferred to Barnsley, before he joined Scunthorpe United in August 2008. He helped the "Iron" to win promotion out of the League One play-offs in 2009. He signed with Chesterfield in July 2012, and became a key player in the 2012–13 season. He lost his first team place the following season and was loaned out to Wycombe Wanderers. He helped Chesterfield to win the League Two title in 2013–14. He signed with Barnet in August 2014.

Playing career[edit]

Crystal Palace[edit]

Togwell started out in the Crystal Palace youth set-up at the age of ten,[2] before making his senior debut as a seventeen-year-old substitute on 22 December 2002 at Millmoor. Palace beat Rotherham United 3–1, returning to London with three First Division points.

He did not get another game in the 2002–03 or 2003–04 seasons, mainly due to a broken leg. After rejecting a loan move to Norwegian side Viking FK,[2] Togwell joined League Two side Oxford United on loan in October 2004. He made five appearances before returning to Selhurst Park the next month. In March 2005 he went back into the basement division to join Northampton Town on loan. He made eight appearances, before his loan deal was extended to cover the play-offs.[3] Southend United defeated the "Cobblers" in the semi-finals, before beating Lincoln City in the final.

Togwell, by now captain of the Reserve side, played in the opening three rounds of the League Cup in 2005–06, including a 2–1 defeat of European Champions Liverpool in which he marked Steven Gerrard.[2] In November 2005, he joined League One club Port Vale on a six-week loan deal.[4] He impressed at Vale Park, especially on 6 January when he scored both goals of a FA Cup Third Round defeat of Doncaster Rovers.[5] Having already had the loan extended once,[6] Martin Foyle managed to extend the deal until the end of the season after Togwell played some excellent football in January.[7] In March, Vale made Palace an offer, to sign the young midfielder permanently in the summer.[8] The next month, with Togwell and Vale agreed on personal terms, chairman Bill Bratt admitted that the two clubs were a long way from agreeing a deal, with Palace demanding a large sum in transfer fees.[9] The cash-strapped club were forced to abandon hope of signing Togwell, though handed him the club's "Young Player of The Year" award in recognition of his performances in his 30 games that season.[10]

Barnsley[edit]

His tenure at Palace did not last much longer, however, as he left for Barnsley in July 2006 for an undisclosed fee.[11] Togwell made his League debut for Barnsley on 5 August 2006, in a 2–1 defeat at Cardiff City. He made 46 appearances in 2006–07, including both Championship clashes with former club Palace, both of which finished 2–0 for the home side.

Battling with Bobby Hassell and new signing Anderson Silva de França for a first team place, he found life tough at Oakwell the next season. In all he played 27 games, three of which came in the club's impressive FA Cup run, including a substitute appearance in the memorable victory over Premier League side Chelsea.[12]

Scunthorpe United[edit]

Togwell playing for Scunthorpe United in 2011

He joined Scunthorpe United on a free transfer in August 2008, signing a two-year deal.[13] The young midfield battler was optimistic of the club's future, predicting promotion.[14] His prophecy was fulfilled at Wembley, as the "Iron" defeated Millwall 3–2 in the play-off final.

He remained a key member of Scunthorpe's first team in the Championship; making 47 appearances in 2009–10, he managed to bag a goal against his former employers at Selhurst Park in the process.[15] Signing a new two-year deal in June 2010,[16] Togwell recovered from a knee injury to make 40 appearances in the 2010–11 campaign.[17] However he could not prevent the "Iron" from finishing in last place and thereby suffer relegation back into League One. He made 44 appearances in 2011–12, as Alan Knill led the Glanford Park outfit to an 18th place finish in League One. However he was one of ten players released by the club in May 2012.[18]

Chesterfield[edit]

In July 2012, Togwell joined League Two side Chesterfield on a two-year contract.[19] He made 50 appearances in the 2012–13 campaign.

On 14 March 2014, Togwell joined fellow League Two side Wycombe Wanderers on a one-month loan deal.[20] He made his debut for the "Chairboys" the next day in a 2–0 defeat to York City, and gave away a penalty before being sent off for two bookable offences.[21] He returned from suspension to play three games for Wycombe before being recalled by Chesterfield on 9 April.[22]

He played a total of ten games for Chesterfield as the "Spireites" won promotion as divisional champions in 2013–14, and was released by manager Paul Cook in the summer.[23]

Barnet[edit]

Togwell joined Barnet of the Conference Premier in August 2014.[24]

Statistics[edit]

As of 14 August 2014.
Season Club Division League FA Cup League Cup Other[25] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2002–03[26] Crystal Palace First Division 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2003–04 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004–05[27] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004–05[27] Oxford United (loan) League Two 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
2004–05[27] Northampton Town (loan) 9 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 10 0
2005–06[28] Crystal Palace Championship 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0
2005–06[28] Port Vale (loan) League One 27 2 2 2 0 0 1 0 30 4
Total 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 0
2006–07[29] Barnsley Championship 44 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 46 1
2007–08[30] 22 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 27 1
Total 66 2 5 0 2 0 0 0 73 2
2008–09[31] Scunthorpe United League One 43 2 3 1 0 0 5 1 51 4
2009–10[32] Championship 41 2 2 0 4 0 0 0 47 2
2010–11[33] 36 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 40 0
2011–12[34] League One 39 1 2 0 2 0 1 0 44 1
Total 159 5 8 1 9 0 6 1 182 7
2012–13[35] Chesterfield League Two 45 3 2 0 1 0 2 0 50 3
2013–14[36] 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
2013–14[36] Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Total 56 3 2 0 1 0 2 0 61 3
2014–15[36] Barnet Conference Premier 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Career total 327 12 18 3 15 0 10 1 370 16

Honours[edit]

Scunthorpe United

with Chesterfield

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 524. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  2. ^ a b c "Sam Togwell: The Potteries workhorse". The Independent. 11 April 2006. Retrieved 29 July 2009. 
  3. ^ "Togwell extends Northampton loan". BBC Sport. 11 May 2005. Retrieved 29 July 2009. 
  4. ^ "Port Vale secure Togwell on loan". BBC Sport. 10 November 2005. Retrieved 29 July 2009. 
  5. ^ "Port Vale 2–1 Doncaster". BBC Sport. 7 January 2006. Retrieved 29 July 2009. 
  6. ^ "Togwell extends loan at Port Vale". BBC Sport. 6 January 2006. Retrieved 29 July 2009. 
  7. ^ "Foyle extends Togwell loan deal". BBC Sport. 25 January 2006. Retrieved 29 July 2009. 
  8. ^ "Port Vale move to retain Togwell". BBC Sport. 9 March 2006. Retrieved 29 July 2009. 
  9. ^ "Clubs at loggerheads over Togwell". BBC Sport. 20 April 2006. Retrieved 29 July 2009. 
  10. ^ "Player of the Year Awards". port-vale.co.uk. 10 May 2011. Retrieved 24 October 2011. 
  11. ^ "Togwell signs two-year Tykes deal". BBC Sport. 12 July 2006. Retrieved 29 July 2009. 
  12. ^ "Barnsley 1-0 Chelsea". BBC. 8 March 2008. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  13. ^ "Irion Sign Togwell". scunthorpe-united.co.uk. 14 August 2008. Retrieved 29 July 2009. 
  14. ^ "Scunthorpe reveal double signing". BBC Sport. 15 August 2008. Retrieved 29 July 2009. 
  15. ^ "Crystal Palace 0 – 4 Scunthorpe". BBC Sport. 12 September 2009. Retrieved 5 July 2011. 
  16. ^ "Scunthorpe United target Brighton's Jim McNulty". BBC Sport. 15 June 2010. Retrieved 5 July 2011. 
  17. ^ "Scunthorpe boss Ian Baraclough welcomes player returns". BBC Sport. 30 November 2010. Retrieved 5 July 2011. 
  18. ^ "Cliff Byrne heads Scunthorpe United departures". BBC. 10 May 2012. Retrieved 10 May 2012. 
  19. ^ "Togwell Signs For Spireites". Chesterfield F.C. 2 July 2012. Retrieved 2 July 2012. 
  20. ^ "Wycombe Wanderers sign Togwell". Wycombe Wanderers FC. 14 March 2014. 
  21. ^ "York City 2 - 0 Wycombe". BBC Sport. 15 March 2014. Retrieved 19 March 2014. 
  22. ^ "Togwell back, Bennett goes". Orange News. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  23. ^ "Chesterfield offer new deals to five including Ritchie Humphreys". BBC Sport. 13 May 2014. Retrieved 13 May 2014. 
  24. ^ Bodell, Tom (2 August 2014). "Barnet have signed former Crystal Palace and Scunthorpe United midfielder Sam Togwell ahead of the 2014/15 season". Times Series. Retrieved 2 August 2014. 
  25. ^ Includes other competitive competitions, including the Football League Trophy.
  26. ^ "Games played by Sam Togwell in 2002/2003". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 
  27. ^ a b c "Games played by Sam Togwell in 2004/2005". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 
  28. ^ a b "Games played by Sam Togwell in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 
  29. ^ "Games played by Sam Togwell in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 
  30. ^ "Games played by Sam Togwell in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 
  31. ^ "Games played by Sam Togwell in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 
  32. ^ "Games played by Sam Togwell in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 
  33. ^ "Games played by Sam Togwell in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 
  34. ^ "Games played by Sam Togwell in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 
  35. ^ "Games played by Sam Togwell in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 September 2012. 
  36. ^ a b c "Games played by Sam Togwell in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 September 2012. 

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