Sammy Igoe

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Sammy Igoe
Personal information
Full name Samuel Gary Igoe
Date of birth (1975-09-30) 30 September 1975 (age 38)
Place of birth Staines-upon-Thames, England[1]
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Free agent
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–2000 Portsmouth 160 (11)
2000–2003 Reading 87 (7)
2003 Luton Town (loan) 2 (0)
2003–2005 Swindon Town 79 (9)
2005–2006 Millwall 5 (0)
2006 Bristol Rovers (loan) 11 (1)
2006–2008 Bristol Rovers 61 (1)
2008 Hereford United (loan) 4 (0)
2008–2010 Bournemouth 49 (3)
2010–2012 Havant & Waterlooville 65 (5)
2012–2014 Gosport Borough 53 (2)
2014 Bognor Regis Town (loan)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 May 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Samuel Gary "Sammy" Igoe (born 30 September 1975 in Staines-upon-Thames, Surrey) is an English professional footballer who last played for Bognor Regis Town on loan from Gosport Borough.

Career[edit]

He started his career with Portsmouth, and after spells with Reading, Luton Town and Swindon Town. Igoe signed for Millwall in August 2005[2] but he struggled to maintain a first team place after Steve Claridge was sacked as manager.

Sammy Igoe rolls in Bristol Rovers' third goal to seal their promotion to League One (Igoe not pictured).

Igoe impressed Bristol Rovers manager Paul Trollope during a loan spell at the club at the end of the 2005–06 season, and in the summer of 2006 he signed for the club on a permanent basis.[3]

The next season he became a regular in midfield. The highlight of the season came right at the end, he scored the last goal in the play-off final, in the 3–1 win against Shrewsbury Town at Wembley Stadium, on 26 May, running 60 yards to score it into an empty net, after the Shrewsbury goalkeeper had gone to the other goal to try to score an equaliser.[4]

Igoe was given a loan spell at Hereford United, joining on 27 March 2008. When he returned from his loan spell at the end of the 2007–08 season he was released from his contract with Bristol Rovers, along with Chris Carruthers.[5]

Igoe then signed a one-year contract with Bournemouth after impressing whilst on trial.

On 10 May 2010, Igoe was released from Bournemouth having not being offered a new contract. On 30 June, he signed a one-year contract with Havant & Waterlooville with an option for another year.

In July 2012, having made 65 appearances for Havant & Waterlooville and scored 5 goals, Igoe signed for newly promoted Southern League Premier Division side Gosport Borough.[6]

On 27 March 2014, it was announced that Igoe had joined Ryman Premier Division side Bognor Regis Town on loan.[7]

Honours[edit]

Bristol Rovers
Gosport Borough

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hugman, Barry J. (ed) (2008). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2008–09. Mainstream. ISBN 978-1-84596-324-8. 
  2. ^ "Igoe completes move to Millwall". BBC Sport. 19 July 2005. Retrieved 31 August 2007. 
  3. ^ "Midfielder Igoe seals Rovers move". BBC Sport. 29 July 2006. Retrieved 31 August 2007. 
  4. ^ "Walker brace tames Shrews as Rovers enjoy final flourish". The Guardian. 27 May 2007. Retrieved 5 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "Rovers release Igoe & Carruthers". BBC Sport. 14 May 2008. Retrieved 16 May 2008. 
  6. ^ http://www.gosportboroughfc.com/news/n040712.htm
  7. ^ http://www.bognor.co.uk/sport/local-football/ex-pompey-midfielder-joins-rocks-1-5965480

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