Serge Makofo

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Serge Makofo
Personal information
Full name Serge Makofo
Date of birth (1986-09-03) 3 September 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Kinshasa, DR Congo
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Midfielder / Striker
Club information
Current team
Whitehawk
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Milton Keynes Dons 1 (0)
2006–2007 Kettering Town 20 (1)
2007–2008 Maidenhead United 17 (0)
2008 Halesowen Town 2 (0)
2008 Potters Bar Town 4 (1)
2008–2009 Croydon Athletic 14 (2)
2009–2010 Grays Athletic 1 (0)
2009 Burton Albion (loan) 2 (0)
2010–2011 Kettering Town 23 (2)
2011–2012 Grimsby Town 28 (4)
2012–2013 Farnborough 2 (1)
2013 Concord Rangers 5 (2)
2013 Havant & Waterlooville 0 (0)
2013–2014 PAEEK 16 (3)
2014 Gresley FC 7 (3)
2014– Whitehawk 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:17, 20 November 2011 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Serge Makofo (born 3 September 1986) is a Congolese professional footballer, who plays as a midfielder and a striker for Whitehawk.

He has previously played for Milton Keynes Dons, Kettering Town, Maidenhead United, Halesowen Town, Potters Bar Town, Croydon Athletic, Grays Athletic, Burton Albion, Grimsby Town, Farnborough, Concord Rangers, Havant & Waterlooville, PAEEK and Gresley FC.

Career[edit]

Milton Keynes Dons[edit]

Makofo made his debut for Milton Keynes Dons on 2 November 2004 in 2–1 defeat in the southern section second round of the Football League Trophy against Bristol City,[1][2] he came on as a substitute for Malvin Kamara in the 64th minute and scored two minutes later in the 66th minute.[1][2] He made his first and only appearance in the Football League just four days later on 6 November, against Bristol City again in the 4–1 League One defeat,[3][4] he came on as a substitute in the 66th minute for Alex Tapp.[3][4]

Kettering Town, Maidenhead United and Halesowen Town[edit]

Following his release from MK Dons in 2006, Makofo signed for non-League club Kettering Town in March.[5] He was released from Ketting in May 2007 along with six other players.[6] He joined Maidenhead United in August 2007,[7][8] before signing for Halesowen Town on 7 March 2008.[9][10]

Potters Bar Town and Croydon Athletic[edit]

Later in March, he had an unsuccessful trial with Dorchester Town.[11] He went on to join Potters Bar Town and then Croydon Athletic in December 2008. During the 2008–09 season with Croydon, Makofo was a runner-up in the London Senior Cup, the score was 2–2 after extra time.[12] Croydon were defeated by Hendon 3–1 on penalties, Makofo was the only player for Croydon to score as Sam Clayton, Shabazz Baidoo and Robbie Ryan all missed.[12]

Grays Athletic[edit]

Makofo signed for Grays Athletic on 26 June 2009, along with Marcel McKie, Nick McKoy and Allan McLeod.[13] He was released from Grays on 31 August, with four other players after making just one substitute appearance.[14] In September, Makofo joined Burton Albion on trial and scored a hat-trick in Burton's 6–0 reserves fixture against Macclesfield Town.[15] Burton manager Paul Peschisolido said; "I like what I've seen of Serge and it's hard to ignore someone who can score a hat-trick".[15] Makofo signed a short-term deal with Burton on 25 September.[16] Registration problems meant that he had to sign on loan from previous club, Grays Athletic.[17]

In July 2010 he underwent a trial at League Two club Gillingham. The club's manager Andy Hessenthaler stated he was impressed with Makofo,[18] but ultimately was unable to offer him a contract.

Return to Kettering Town[edit]

Makofo then rejoined former club Kettering Town in the Conference National.[19]

Following his performance during Kettering's win over York City in October, player-coach Paul Furlong commented that "Gareth Bale is the same sort of player as Serge. He pushes the ball on and works the full-back. Serge has got a run in the team and that brings confidence."[20]

Grimsby Town[edit]

On 18 January 2011, he signed for Grimsby Town on a three-year contract.[21] Manager Neil Woods was dismissed early on into Makofo's Town career, and on 18 April 2011 he was told he has no future at the club by the new managerial duo of Rob Scott and Paul Hurst.[22] Grimsby chairman John Fenty admitted on 16 May, that the signing of Makofo had been a "disaster", and that he had recently been on trial with Lincoln City after being told he was surplus to requirements.[23]

Makofo was given an opportunity to regain a first team place in the summer of 2011, and his pre-season performances earned him a place back in the squad, but after suffering a foot injury in mid season, Makofo struggled to break back into the team and saw out the 2011–12 season struggling to break on to the substitute bench. On 12 May 2012, and for the second season running Makofo was told by Scott and Hurst that he was not in the management duo's plans, with this Grimsby began to work on a settlement agreement with the player to terminate his contract.[24] On 2 July 2012, Makofo left Grimsby Town by mutual consent.[25]

Farnborough and Concord Rangers[edit]

On 14 July 2012, he joined Ebbsfleet United on trial and came off the bench to score in a 6–1 away win in a friendly fixture with Tonbridge Angels.[26] He also played in Fleet's friendly with Leyton Orient but was released along with fellow trialists Ashley Winn and Kirk Hudson.[27]

On 29 August 2012, Makofo joined Conference South side Farnborough.[28] On 8 March 2013 Makofo signed for Concord Rangers.[29]

Havant & Waterlooville and PAEEK[edit]

In July 2013 Makofo joined Havant & Waterlooville. Shortly afterwards he signed a contract for Cypriot Second Division side PAEEK and later moved to Gresley FC.[30]

Gresley FC[edit]

Makofo made his Gresley FC debut on the 22nd March 2014 as a 60th minute substitute. Makofo went on to start the next 6 games until the end of the season. He managed to score 3 goals in the 6 starts and 1 substitute appearances he made. Makofo did not sign on for the 2014/15 season.

Whitehawk[edit]

On 25 July 2014, Makofo joined Whitehawk.[31]

Honours[edit]

Croydon Athletic
Grimsby Town

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bristol C 2–1 MK Dons". Soccerbase. Retrieved 25 June 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Bristol City 2–1 Milton Keynes". BBC Sport. 2 November 2004. Retrieved 25 June 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "Bristol C 4–1 MK Dons". Soccerbase. Retrieved 25 June 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "Bristol City 4–1 Milton Keynes". BBC Sport. 6 November 2004. Retrieved 25 June 2009. 
  5. ^ "Player Profile: Serge Makofo". Non-League Daily. Retrieved 25 June 2009. 
  6. ^ "Poppies release seven". Non-League Daily. 23 May 2007. Retrieved 25 June 2009. 
  7. ^ "Hippolyte adds more to burgeoning squad". Non-League Daily. 8 August 2007. Retrieved 25 June 2009. 
  8. ^ "Player Details: Season 2007–2008: Serge Makofo". SoccerFacts UK. Retrieved 25 June 2009. 
  9. ^ "Another overseas signing for Yeltz". Non-League Daily. 10 March 2008. Retrieved 25 June 2009. 
  10. ^ "Player profile: Serge Makofo". Halesowen Town F.C. Retrieved 25 June 2009. [dead link]
  11. ^ "Magpies confident of avoiding the drop". Non-League Daily. 8 August 2007. Retrieved 25 June 2009. 
  12. ^ a b c "Rams' penalty agony". This is Croydon Today. 1 May 2009. Retrieved 25 June 2009. 
  13. ^ "Player news". Grays Athletic F.C. 26 June 2009. Retrieved 26 June 2009. [dead link]
  14. ^ "Players news". Grays Athletic F.C. 31 August 2009. Retrieved 18 September 2009. [dead link]
  15. ^ a b Page, Rex (24 September 2009). "Striker Serge set for deal". Burton Mail. Retrieved 24 September 2009. 
  16. ^ "Ex-MK Dons striker joins Brewers". BBC Sport. 25 September 2009. Retrieved 25 September 2009. 
  17. ^ Page, Rex (4 October 2009). "Brewers' poor run ended". Burton Mail. Retrieved 5 October 2009. 
  18. ^ "Andy Hessenthaler keen to sign his five trialists". BBC Sport. 21 July 2010. Retrieved 21 July 2010. 
  19. ^ "Kettering Town re-sign adaptable forward Serge Makofo". BBC Sport. 18 August 2010. Retrieved 18 August 2010. 
  20. ^ "Serge Makofo spearheads attack". BBC Sport. 6 October 2010. Retrieved 6 October 2010. 
  21. ^ "Town sign striker". Grimsby Town F.C. 18 January 2011. Retrieved 19 January 2011. 
  22. ^ "Trio set for exits?". Grimsby Town F.C. 19 April 2011. Retrieved 25 April 2011. 
  23. ^ http://www.thisisgrimsby.co.uk/grimsbytownnews/Signing-Serge-disaster-Town-8211-chairman/article-3559491-detail/article.html
  24. ^ http://www.thisisgrimsby.co.uk/Grimsby-Town-Serge-Makofo-future-Mariners/story-16062727-detail/story.html
  25. ^ http://www.grimsby-townfc.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10417~2829482,00.html
  26. ^ http://ebbsfleetunited.co.uk/home/?p=7405
  27. ^ http://www.kentonline.co.uk/gravesend_messenger/sport/2012/july/25/liam_daish.aspx
  28. ^ http://www.bluesqfootball.com/story/0,20970,5898_8031443,00.html
  29. ^ http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/concordrangersfootballclub/news/new-signing-announced-887261.html
  30. ^ http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/Gresley-sign-Burton-Albion-Grimsby-Town-striker/story-20837660-detail/story.html
  31. ^ http://whitehawkfc.com/whitehawk-sign-serge-makofo/

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