Wes Fogden

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Wes Fogden
Personal information
Full name Wes Keith Fogden[1]
Date of birth (1988-04-12) 12 April 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Brighton, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Portsmouth
Number 19
Youth career
2004–2006 Brighton & Hove Albion
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Brighton & Hove Albion 3 (0)
2007 Dorchester Town (loan) 10 (2)
2007 Bognor Regis Town (loan) 5 (0)
2008 Dorchester Town (loan) 5 (0)
2008–2009 Dorchester Town 21 (4)
2009–2011 Havant & Waterlooville 105 (29)
2011–2014 Bournemouth 53 (4)
2014– Portsmouth 20 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:36, 3 May 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Wesley Keith Fogden (born 12 April 1988) is an English professional footballer who plays for Portsmouth, as a midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Brighton & Hove Albion[edit]

Fogden started his career at Brighton & Hove Albion in July 2004, breaking into the first-team in 2007 and making a total of 3 league appearances. Aged just 18, he discovered he had a tumour that was eating into his spine; Fogden underwent successful surgery shortly after and spent three months in a restrictive body cast before working his way back to fitness.[2]

After being fully recovered from tumour, Fogden joined Dorchester Town on loan in early October 2007.[3] After being recalled in December,[4] he joined Bognor Regis Town in the same predicament in April 2008.[5] Fogden made a combined total of 15 league appearances and scored 2 goals.

Dorchester[edit]

In August 2008 Fogden re-joined Dorchester Town, initially on loan,[6] but the move was made permanent in the following month.[7] He made 21 league appearances and scored 4 goals.

Havant & Waterlooville[edit]

Fogden's spell at Dorchester didn't last long and in February 2009 he joined Havant & Waterlooville.[8] After scoring 29 goals in 105 league appearances, Fogden became a firm fan's favourite due to his consistent shining performances. Whilst at the club, he joined on a sports coaching and PE course at the University of Chichester.[9] Fogden set a record by becoming the first Hawks player to not only win the Player of the Month award for the third month in a row, but also for accumulating a total of four awards across the nine given out through a single season.[10]

Bournemouth[edit]

On 6 October 2011, Fogden joined AFC Bournemouth on loan.[11] On 23 February 2012 he signed a permanent three-and-a-half-year contract with the Cherries.[12] In the following month Fogden scored the game's only goal against Brentford into the top left corner of the goal.[13]

Fogden missed the last few games of the 2011–12 season due to a shoulder injury. It was later announced that he would be out of action for six months.[14] On 1 September 2012, Fogden made his first appearance of the season replacing Eunan O'Kane at Sheffield United in the 5–3 defeat.[15] Fogden became a regular in Paul Groves' side before he was sacked. Since the return of Eddie Howe fogden has lost his place in a competitive team to his team-mates. Fogden scored his first goal of the season in the FA Cup first round tie against Dagenham & Redbridge FC coming on as a sub and scoring in injury time. He then scored in the second round game against Carlisle United and provided Eunan O'Kane with a goal.

Howe credited Fogden as their unsung hero this season as some of his impressive performances in some unnatural positions has saved the team on various occasions. Fogden started the 2013–14 season injured with Howe wanting to convert him into a full-back.[16] However, he did not feature for the club in the season, and was released in January 2014.

Portsmouth[edit]

On 15 January 2014, Fogden joined Portsmouth in an 18-month deal.[17]

His first goal for the club came under caretaker manager Andy Awford, in a relegation match against struggling Bristol Rovers. Twice in the first half Portsmouth took the lead and were pegged back by a dogged Rovers side fighting for their lives. However, in the 70th minute Wes Fogden popped up to poke in the winner for Portsmouth, in front of the Fratton End, after coming on as a second half substitute, much to the delight of the 17,000 or so Portsmouth fans in the sold out Fratton Park.[18]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 3 May 2014
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[i] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Brighton 2006–07 0 0 0 0
2007–08 3 0 1 0 4 0
Subtotal 3 0 1 0 4 0
Dorchester Town (loan) 2007–08[19] 10 2 4 0 14 2
Subtotal 10 2 4 0 14 2
Bognor Regis Town (loan) 2007–08 5 0 5 0
Subtotal 5 0 5 0
Dorchester Town 2008–09[20] 21 4 5 0 1 1 27 5
Subtotal 21 4 5 0 1 1 27 5
Havant & Waterlooville 2008–09[21][22] 15 2 1 0 16 2
2009–10[23][24] 38 8 2 0 1 1 41 9
2010–11[25][26] 41 14 4 2 4 2 49 18
2011–12[27][28] 11 5 1 1 12 6
Subtotal 105 29 7 3 6 3 118 35
Bournemouth 2011–12 27 3 1 0 28 3
2012–13 26 1 4 2 1 0 31 3
2013–14 0 0 0 0
Subtotal 53 4 4 2 2 0 59 6
Portsmouth 2013–14 20 2 20 2
Subtotal 20 2 20 2
Career total 217 41 16 5 14 4 246 49

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Search 1837 to 2006 – Birth, Marriage and Death indexes". FindMyPast.com. Retrieved 4 October 2011. 
  2. ^ Tumour left me in a full body cast; The Sun, 4 January 2013
  3. ^ New men can't stop defeat; Dorchester Town FC, 8 October 2007
  4. ^ Brighton recall Fogden; Dorchester Town FC, 31 December 2007
  5. ^ Exclusive: Bognor land Brighton ace with minutes to spare; Chichester Observer, 1 April 2008
  6. ^ Fogden returns on loan deal; Dorchester Town FC, 29 August 2008
  7. ^ Fogden tonic; Dorchester Town FC, 26 September 2008
  8. ^ O'Donnell joins caretaking team; Dorset Echo, 6 February 2009
  9. ^ Wes Fogden – The Chance Of A Lifetime; AFC Bournemouth, 6 October 2011
  10. ^ Wes Fogden player profile; Havant & Waterlooville FC. Retrieved on 15 January 2014
  11. ^ Bournemouth sign Wes Fogden on loan from Havant & Waterlooville; BBC Sport, 6 October 2011
  12. ^ Bournemouth's Stephane Zubar and Wes Fogden sign new deals; BBC Sport, 23 February 2012
  13. ^ Bournemouth 1–0 Brentford; BBC Sport, 20 March 2012
  14. ^ AFC Bournemouth midfielder Wes Fogden out for up to six months; BBC Sport, 2 May 2012
  15. ^ Sheffield Utd 5–3 Bournemouth; BBC Sport, 1 September 2012
  16. ^ Howe: Fogden can cut it in defence; AFC Bournemouth, 4 July 2013
  17. ^ "Pompey sign Fogden". Portsmouth F.C. 15 January 2014. 
  18. ^ "Pompey 3 Bristol Rovers 2". Portsmouth F.C. 19 April 2014. 
  19. ^ Player Stats 2007–08; Dorchester's official website. Retrieved on 15 January 2014
  20. ^ Player Stats 2008–09; Dorchester's official website. Retrieved on 15 January 2014
  21. ^ Player apps breakdown for Wes Fogden (2008/09 season); Havant & Waterlooville FC. Retrieved on 15 January 2014
  22. ^ Goals scored breakdown for Wes Fogden (2008/09 season); Havant & Waterlooville FC. Retrieved on 15 January 2014
  23. ^ Player apps breakdown for Wes Fogden (2009/10 season); Havant & Waterlooville FC. Retrieved on 15 January 2014
  24. ^ Goals scored breakdown for Wes Fogden (2009/10 season); Havant & Waterlooville FC. Retrieved on 15 January 2014
  25. ^ Player apps breakdown for Wes Fogden (2010/11 season); Havant & Waterlooville FC. Retrieved on 15 January 2014
  26. ^ Goals scored breakdown for Wes Fogden (2010/11 season); Havant & Waterlooville FC. Retrieved on 15 January 2014
  27. ^ Player apps breakdown for Wes Fogden (2011/12 season); Havant & Waterlooville FC. Retrieved on 15 January 2014
  28. ^ Goals scored breakdown for Wes Fogden (2011/12 season); Havant & Waterlooville FC. Retrieved on 15 January 2014

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