Tesfaye Bramble

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Tes Bramble
Personal information
Full name Tesfaye Walda Simeon Bramble
Date of birth (1980-07-20) 20 July 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Ipswich, Suffolk, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1999 Chelmsford City ? (?)
2000–2001 Cambridge City 18 (3)
2001 Southend United (loan) 0 (0)
2001–2005 Southend United 139 (29)
2005 Cambridge United (loan) 9 (3)
2005–2007 Stockport County 68 (11)
2007–2008 Stevenage Borough 11 (1)
2008–2009 Leiston 7 (5)
2009–2010 Felixstowe & Walton United 6 (0)
Total 258 (52)
National team
2004 Montserrat 1 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:39, 9 August 2008 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Tesfaye Walda Simeon "Tes" Bramble (born 20 July 1980 in Ipswich,[citation needed] England) is an English-born Montserratian footballer. He made over 200 appearances in the Football League, scoring 43 goals, between 2001 and 2007, and played international football for Montserrat.

Football career[edit]

Bramble, who is the brother of footballer Titus Bramble, started his career at Chelmsford City and went to Southern League club Cambridge City before signing for Southend United in January 2001.[1] Manager Dave Webb initially signed Bramble on loan before the deal was made permanent for a fee of £7,000.[2] Bramble made over 150 league and cup appearances, scoring 40 goals, in four-and-a-half seasons at Southend United,[1] and played for Southend in the Football League Trophy final at the Millennium Stadium in March 2004.[3]

During his time at Southend United, Bramble was forced to play in goal against Boston United when goalkeeper Darryl Flahavan was sent off for handball outside the area. He kept a clean sheet for the period he was in goal, making a couple of inspired saves.

Bramble qualifies to play for Montserrat through his maternal grandfather and was called up in November 2004. He made his international debut in a Caribbean Cup qualifier against Antigua and Barbuda in which he scored but was unable to prevent Montserrat losing 5–4.[4]

Bramble spent two months on loan at Cambridge United, where he scored three times in nine games,[1] before being released by Southend United at the end of the 2004–05 season,[5] and joining Stockport County on a two-year contract in June 2005.[6] He made over 70 appearances for Stockport, scoring 12 goals.[1] Bramble was out of contract in the summer of 2007 and signed for Stevenage Borough in July 2007,[7] but was sidelined for two-months following knee surgery in November 2007.[8] He was released at the end of the 2007–08 season,[9] having made 11 Conference National appearances and scoring a one goal.[1] He joined Eastern Counties League Premier Division club Leiston in August 2008.[10]

Personal life[edit]

In June 2011, Bramble was convicted of rape and sentenced to four and a half years in prison,[11] after a four-day trial at Leeds Crown Court.[12]

On the 4th of November 2013, Bramble was released after serving a two and a half year sentence.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Tes Bramble". Soccerbase. Racing Post. Retrieved 12 July 2008. 
  2. ^ "Bramble to tie up Blues deal". Gazette News. 23 January 2001. Retrieved 5 May 2008. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Blackpool 2–0 Southend". BBC Sport. 21 March 2004. Retrieved 12 July 2008. 
  4. ^ "International call for Blues striker". Gazette News. 9 November 2004. Retrieved 12 July 2008. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Shrimpers release striker Bramble". BBC Sport. 2 June 2005. Retrieved 12 July 2008. 
  6. ^ "Stockport snap up striker Bramble". BBC Sport. 17 June 2005. Retrieved 12 July 2008. 
  7. ^ "Stevenage recruit striker Bramble". BBC Sport. 16 July 2007. Retrieved 5 May 2008. 
  8. ^ "Stevenage man Bramble has surgery". BBC Sport. 26 November 2007. Retrieved 5 May 2008. 
  9. ^ "Boro release five". Non League Daily. 7 May 2008. Retrieved 12 July 2008. 
  10. ^ "Bramble coup for Leiston". Non League Daily. 8 August 2008. Retrieved 9 August 2008. 
  11. ^ "Footballer brother of Sunderland's Titus Bramble jailed for rape". BBC. 5 August 2011. Retrieved 30 August 2011. 
  12. ^ "Brother of footballer Titus Bramble guilty of rape". BBC. 17 June 2011. Retrieved 17 June 2011. 

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