Simon Russell

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Simon Russell
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Russell in 2009
Personal information
Full name Simon Craig Russell[1]
Date of birth (1985-03-19) 19 March 1985 (age 29)[1]
Place of birth Kingston upon Hull, England
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Gainsborough Trinity
Youth career
000?–2002 Hull City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2004 Hull City 1 (0)
2004–2008 Kidderminster Harriers 134 (14)
2008–2010 York City 24 (0)
2009 Tamworth (loan) 11 (0)
2010 Cambridge United (loan) 15 (0)
2010–2011 Cambridge United 31 (6)
2011–2012 Lincoln City 26 (1)
2012–2013 Alfreton Town 15 (0)
2013– Gainsborough Trinity 27 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 01:29, 8 November 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Simon Craig Russell (born 19 March 1985) is an English footballer who plays for Gainsborough Trinity as a midfielder.

He previously played for Hull City, Kidderminster Harriers, York City, Tamworth, Cambridge United, Lincoln City and Alfreton Town.

Career[edit]

Born in Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, Russell began his career as a trainee at Hull City, making his first team debut after coming on as a 60th minute substitute in a Football League Trophy match against Port Vale on 22 October 2002, which was lost 3–1.[1][2] He made his league debut in the Third Division in a 4–1 victory against Kidderminster Harriers on 26 April 2003.[2] He made no appearances for Hull's first team during the 2003–04 season,[3] but helped the reserve team win the East Riding Senior Cup after scoring in the final, which finished 3–0.[4] He was released by Hull in the summer of 2004 after making two substitute appearances for the club, and was signed by Kidderminster, whose manager Jan Mølby described him as, "...[having] a tremendous engine and is likely to pop up with a goal or two."[5]

Russell after playing for York City in the 2009 FA Trophy Final

He finished his first season aft Kidderminster with 29 appearances and 2 goals as the side were relegated to the Conference National.[6] He received a broken wrist in November 2005 that ruled him out for three months of the 2005–06 season,[7] but made his return after two months when he featured as a 63rd-minute substitute against Altrincham on 2 January 2006.[8] He finished the season with 35 appearances and 2 goals.[8] After making 52 appearances and scoring 6 goals in the 2006–07 season he signed a new one-year contract with the club, which saw him become their longest serving current player.[9][10] He picked up a thigh injury that ruled him out of the beginning of the 2007–08 season and returned to action in a 3–1 victory against Droylsden on 18 September 2007.[11][12] He finished the season with 36 appearances and 6 goals.[13]

Having made three appearances for Kidderminster up to that point in the 2008–09 season, Russell joined fellow Conference Premier side York City on a free transfer on 22 August 2008.[14][15] He made his debut a day later as a 54th-minute substitute in a 2–2 draw against Northwich Victoria.[14] He suffered from a tight hamstring during York's game against Grays Athletic in December,[16] which resulted in him missing the Histon game.[17] He scored his first goal for York directly from a corner kick in a 3–1 defeat to Barrow in the Conference League Cup on 20 January 2009.[14] He came on as a substitute in the 2009 FA Trophy Final at Wembley Stadium on 9 May 2009, which York lost 2–0 to Stevenage Borough.[14] Russell turned down loan moves to two Conference North teams in September, as he wanted to stay and fight for his place at York.[18]

He joined fellow Conference Premier side Tamworth on a one-month loan on 17 September,[19] after failing to play any games for York up to that point during the 2009–10 season.[20] The loan was extended until 1 January 2010 in October.[21] He returned to York on 19 December and joined Cambridge United on loan until the end of the 2009–10 season on 22 January 2010.[22][23] He made his debut in a 1–0 defeat to Crawley Town on 6 February.[24] He returned to York at the end of the season after making 17 appearances on loan at Cambridge,[20] and manager Martin Ling said Russell would be offered a permanent contract by the club if he was to be released by York.[25] He re-signed for Cambridge permanently on a two-year contract on 10 May.[26] Russell started the season in fine form for Cambridge, scoring his first goal in the 2–2 home draw against Crawley on 17 August[27] and adding four more to lead the club's goalscoring charts in November.

Russell signed for newly relegated Conference Premier side Lincoln City on a one-year contract on 20 July 2011 after he was made available by Cambridge.[28] He finished the 2011–12 season with 30 appearances and one goal for Lincoln before signing for Alfreton Town on a one-year contract on 13 July 2012.[29][30] He joined Conference North side Gainsborough Trinity on a free transfer on 10 January 2013.[31]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 2 November 2013.
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Hull City 2002–03[2] Third Division 1 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 2 0
2003–04[3] Third Division 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
Kidderminster Harriers 2004–05[6] League Two 28 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 29 2
2005–06[8] Conference National 31 2 1 0 3[b] 0 35 2
2006–07[9] Conference National 42 4 1 0 9[c] 2 52 6
2007–08[13] Conference Premier 30 6 1 0 5[d] 0 36 6
2008–09[14] Conference Premier 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Total 134 14 4 0 17 2 155 16
York City 2008–09[14] Conference Premier 24 0 2 0 7[c] 1 33 1
2009–10[20] Conference Premier 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 24 0 2 0 7 1 33 1
Tamworth (loan) 2009–10[20] Conference Premier 11 0 1 0 0 0 12 0
Cambridge United (loan) 2009–10[20] Conference Premier 15 0 0 0 2[c] 0 17 0
Cambridge United 2010–11[32] Conference Premier 31 6 3 1 3[c] 1 37 8
Total 46 6 3 1 5 1 54 8
Lincoln City 2011–12[29] Conference Premier 26 1 1 0 3[c] 0 30 1
Alfreton Town 2012–13[33] Conference Premier 15 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
Gainsborough Trinity 2012–13[34] Conference North 15 4 0 0 4[c] 0 19 4
2013–14[34] Conference North 12 2 0 0 0 0 12 2
Total 27 6 0 0 4 0 31 6
Career total 284 27 11 1 0 0 37 4 332 32
  1. ^ Appearance in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Two appearances in Football League Trophy, one in FA Trophy
  3. ^ a b c d e f Appearances in FA Trophy
  4. ^ Three appearances in FA Trophy, two in Conference League Cup

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2003). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2003/2004. Queen Anne Press. p. 372. ISBN 9781852916510. 
  2. ^ a b c "Games played by Simon Russell in 2002/2003". Soccerbase. Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Games played by Simon Russell in 2003/2004". Soccerbase. Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Tigers Victorious in East Riding Senior Cup Final". Hull City A.F.C. 17 November 2004. Retrieved 11 April 2011. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Harriers snap up trio". BBC Sport. 20 July 2004. Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "Games played by Simon Russell in 2004/2005". Soccerbase. Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
  7. ^ "Harriers must do without Russell". BBC Sport. 8 November 2005. Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
  8. ^ a b c Appearances and goals for this season are taken from:
    "Games played by Simon Russell in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
    "Altrincham 3–0 Kidderminster". BBC Sport. 2 January 2006. Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
    "Kidderminster Harriers 0(0) v (0)1 Grays Athletic". St@tto's Kidderminster Harriers Site. Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
  9. ^ a b Williams, Mike; Williams, Tony, eds. (2007). Non-League Club Directory 2008. Tony Williams Publications. pp. 118–119. ISBN 978-1-869833-57-2. 
  10. ^ "Russell signs new Harriers deal". BBC Sport. 1 June 2007. Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
  11. ^ "Russell steps up comeback efforts". BBC Sport. 6 September 2007. Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
  12. ^ "Scholesy's Back in Action". Kidderminster Harriers F.C. 20 September 2007. Retrieved 11 April 2011. 
  13. ^ a b Williams, Mike; Williams, Tony, eds. (2008). Non-League Club Directory 2009. Tony Williams Publications. pp. 96–97. ISBN 978-1-869833-59-6. 
  14. ^ a b c d e f Appearances and goals for this season are taken from:
    "Games played by Simon Russell in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
    Flett, Dave (27 October 2008). "York City 0, Mansfield 0 (FAC4Q)". The Press (York). Retrieved 11 April 2011. 
    Flett, Dave (29 October 2008). "Mansfield 1, York City 0". The Press (York). Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
    Flett, Dave (5 November 2008). "Setanta Shield: York City 1, Mansfield Town 1 (4–2 on pens)". The Press (York). Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
    Flett, Dave (17 December 2008). "Northwich 0, York City 2 – FA Trophy". The Press (York). Retrieved 11 April 2011. 
    Flett, Dave (14 January 2009). "York City strikers McBreen and Brodie on target to seal impressive FA Trophy win at Oxford". The Press (York). Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
    Flett, Dave (21 January 2009). "Curse of Barrow goal ace Wayne Curtis see York City slide out of Setanta Shield". The Press (York). Retrieved 11 April 2011. 
    Flett, Dave (12 February 2009). "York City 1, Kidderminster 1 (13–12 on penaties after extra time)". The Press (York). Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
    Carroll, Steve (23 February 2009). "Daniel McBreen's double strike ignites York City's Wembley dream in the FA Trophy". The Press (York). Retrieved 11 April 2011. 
    Flett, Dave (11 May 2009). "York City 0, Stevenage Borough 2 – FA Trophy final at Wembley". The Press (York). Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
  15. ^ "City land Harriers winger". The Press (York). 22 August 2008. Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
  16. ^ Flett, Dave (8 November 2008). "York City boss Martin Foyle admits "we’ve got problems" after Grays Athletic defeat". The Press (York). Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
  17. ^ Carroll, Steve (9 November 2008). "Brodie and Sodje add to York City's striking options". The Press (York). Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
  18. ^ Flett, Dave (2 September 2009). "York City winger Simon Russell turns down switch to Blue Square North". The Press (York). Retrieved 11 April 2011. 
  19. ^ "Tamworth seal Russell loan deal". BBC Sport. 17 September 2009. Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
  20. ^ a b c d e Appearances and goals for this season are taken from:
    "Games played by Simon Russell in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
    "Game Info for Tamworth vs Ilkeston Town on 24/10/2009". Tamworth Football Club Heritage. Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
    "United have to play it again as visitors put up shutters". Cambridge News. 3 February 2010. Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
    "U's woeful as 10-man Salisbury show spirit". Cambridge News. 10 February 2010. Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
  21. ^ Flett, Dave (27 October 2009). "York City winger Craig Nelthorpe in loan move request". The Press (York). Retrieved 22 November 2009. 
  22. ^ "'Scholesy' is hoping for a January return". Tamworth Herald. 23 December 2009. Retrieved 1 January 2010. 
  23. ^ "York City sign Courtney Pitt on loan from Cambridge". BBC Sport. 22 January 2010. Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
  24. ^ "Crawley Town 1–0 Cambridge Utd". BBC Sport. 6 February 2010. Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
  25. ^ "Nine players shown Cambridge United door". BBC Sport. 26 April 2010. Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
  26. ^ "Cambridge United swoop for four new players". BBC Sport. 11 May 2010. Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
  27. ^ "Cambridge vs Crawley Town". Cambridge United F.C. 17 August 2010. Retrieved 11 April 2011. 
  28. ^ "Imps Snap Up Midfielder Russell". Lincoln City F.C. 20 July 2011. Retrieved 20 July 2011. 
  29. ^ a b Appearances and goals for this season are taken from:
    "Games played by Simon Russell in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
    "Alfreton Town vs. Lincoln City 1 – 1". Soccerway. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
    "Colwyn Bay vs. Lincoln City 1 – 3". Soccerway. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
    "Lincoln City vs. Carshalton Athletic 0 – 0". Soccerway. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
    "Carshalton Athletic vs. Lincoln City 3 – 1". Soccerway. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  30. ^ "Alfreton sign Lincoln City midfielder Simon Russell". BBC Sport. 13 July 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  31. ^ "Trinity pick up Russell". Non-League Daily. 11 January 2013. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  32. ^ Appearances and goals for this season are taken from:
    "Games played by Simon Russell in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
    "Cambridge United vs. Lewes 3 – 0". Soccerway. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
    "Cambridge United vs. Forest Green Rovers 2 – 1". Soccerway. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
    "Alfreton Town vs. Cambridge United 3 – 3". Soccerway. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
    "Cambridge United vs. Alfreton Town 3 – 6". Soccerway. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  33. ^ "Games played by Simon Russell in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
  34. ^ a b "S. Russell". Soccerway. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 

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