Tom Eastman

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Tom Eastman
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Eastman playing for Ipswich Town in 2010
Personal information
Full name Thomas Michael Eastman[1]
Date of birth (1991-10-21) 21 October 1991 (age 22)[2]
Place of birth Colchester, England[2]
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)[2]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Colchester United
Number 18
Youth career
0000–2010 Ipswich Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Ipswich Town 10 (0)
2011– Colchester United 94 (5)
2011 Crawley Town (loan) 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:42, 26 August 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Thomas Michael "Tom" Eastman (born 21 October 1991) is an English footballer who plays as a defender for Colchester United.

Career[edit]

Ipswich Town[edit]

Eastman started playing football at the age of eight for his local team, Weeley, in Essex. He was picked up by Ipswich at the age of nine came through the youth system before being offered a professional contract by manager Roy Keane. His debut came in a 3–0 defeat to Sheffield United – a game which Keane gave a number of debuts to youth players.[3] Eastman was also sent-off by referee Andy D'Urso on his debut for two bookable offences. He was given the number 23 shirt for the 2010–11 season. Eastman was one of only two players to be offered a professional contract after going through Ipswich's youth system. In April 2011 he was offered an initial six-month contract extension by the club.[4]

Colchester United[edit]

After rejecting the offer of a new contract with Ipswich, he signed a two-year deal with League One side Colchester United. On 13 September 2011, Crawley Town signed Eastman on an emergency loan.[5] He returned to his parent club on 19 October 2011 after making six appearances for Crawley.[6]

Eastman signed a contract extension with the U's until summer 2015 on 31 January 2013 after establishing himself as a first-team regular.[7] He scored in Colchester's final game of the 2012–13 season during a 2–0 win at Carlisle United, the second goal of the game from a David Wright cross, helping Colchester to League One safety.[8]

Following a solid 2013–14 season in the centre of the Colchester United defence, Eastman was named as the club's Player of the Year at the annual end of season awards dinner in May 2014. In addition to this award, he also scooped the Players' Player of the Year accolade.[9]

He racked up his 100th appearance for Colchester on 12 August 2014 in a 4–0 League Cup defeat to Charlton Athletic.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 23 August 2014.
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Ipswich Town 2009–10[11] Championship 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2010–11[12] Championship 9 0 0 0 3 0 12 0
Total 10 0 0 0 3 0 13 0
Colchester United 2011–12[13] League One 25 3 1 0 0 0 1[a] 0 27 3
2012–13[14] League One 29 2 1 0 1 0 1[a] 0 32 2
2013–14[15] League One 36 0 1 0 1 0 1[a] 0 39 0
2014–15[16] League One 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
Total 94 5 3 0 3 0 3 0 103 5
Crawley Town (loan) 2011–12[13] League Two 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Career total 110 5 3 0 6 0 3 0 122 5
  1. ^ a b c Appearance in Football League Trophy

Honours[edit]

Individual
All honours referenced by:[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Search 1984 to 2006 – Birth, Marriage and Death indexes". Findmypast.com. Retrieved 7 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "FootballSquads – Colchester United – 2012/13". FootballSquads. Retrieved 7 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Ipswich Town 0 – 3 Sheffield United". ESPN. Retrieved 2 May 2010. 
  4. ^ "Six youngsters get Ipswich Town deals". BBC Sport. 15 April 2011. Retrieved 16 April 2011. 
  5. ^ "Crawley sign teenager on loan". The Argus. 13 September 2011. Retrieved 13 September 2011. 
  6. ^ "Colchester United recall Tom Eastman from Crawley Town". BBC Sport. 19 October 2011. Retrieved 19 October 2011. 
  7. ^ "Tom Eastman agrees new Colchester United deal". BBC Sport. 31 January 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "Carlisle 0–2 Colchester". BBC Sport. 27 April 2013. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  9. ^ a b Waldron, Jonathan (10 May 2014). "Double delight for Eastman at U's awards evening". Daily Gazette (Colchester). Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  10. ^ "Charlton 4–0 Colchester". BBC Sport. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  11. ^ "Games played by Tom Eastman in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  12. ^ "Games played by Tom Eastman in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  13. ^ a b "Games played by Tom Eastman in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  14. ^ "Games played by Tom Eastman in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  15. ^ "Games played by Tom Eastman in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  16. ^ "Games played by Tom Eastman in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 7 August 2014. 

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