2008–09 Charlton Athletic F.C. season

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Charlton Athletic
2008–09 season
Manager Alan Pardew (until November)
Phil Parkinson (from November)
Stadium The Valley
Football League Championship 24th (relegated)
FA Cup Fourth round
League Cup First round
Top goalscorer League:
Nicky Bailey (13)

Nicky Bailey (13)

During the 2008–09 English football season, Charlton Athletic competed in the Football League Championship. It was their second consecutive season at this level since relegation from the FA Premier League at the end of the 2006–07 season.

Season summary[edit]

Charlton were tipped to make a strong challenge for promotion, but it all went wrong for the Addicks and by the time manager Alan Pardew was sacked in November the club was in serious danger of a second relegation in three seasons. He was replaced with former Colchester United manager Phil Parkinson, but he was unable to save Charlton from falling into English football's third tier for the first time since 1981, coming in last place, 12 points adrift of safety.


Squad at end of season

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 England GK Nicky Weaver
2 France DF Yassin Moutaouakil
3 Central African Republic DF Kelly Youga
4 England MF Nicky Bailey
5 China MF Zheng Zhi
6 England DF Mark Hudson
7 England MF Jonjo Shelvey
8 Republic of Ireland MF Matt Holland[1]
9 Scotland FW Andy Gray[2]
10 Bulgaria FW Svetoslav Todorov
11 England MF Darren Ambrose
12 England DF Darren Ward (on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers)
14 England MF Matthew Spring
15 England MF Josh Wright
16 England MF Scott Wagstaff
17 England FW Chris Dickson
18 Ghana MF Lloyd Sam
No. Position Player
19 England MF Dean Sinclair
20 France MF Therry Racon
21 Republic of Ireland GK Rob Elliot
22 Wales FW Stuart Fleetwood
23 Portugal DF José Semedo
24 England DF Jonathan Fortune
26 Wales DF Grant Basey
27 England MF Rashid Yussuff
28 Republic of Ireland MF Harry Arter
31 England MF Chris Solly
32 England DF Danny Butterfield (on loan from Crystal Palace)
33 England DF Aswad Thomas
34 England DF Jack Clark
35 Republic of Ireland GK Darren Randolph
36 Democratic Republic of the Congo FW Trésor Kandol (on loan from Leeds United)
37 Jamaica FW Deon Burton[3]
38 Turkey MF Tamer Tuna[4]

Left club during season[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
12 England FW Luke Varney (to Derby County)
14 England MF Jerome Thomas (on loan to Portsmouth)
14 Northern Ireland MF Keith Gillespie (on loan from Sheffield United)
25 England FW Izale McLeod (on loan to Millwall)
29 Senegal MF Amdy Faye (to Stoke City)
29 England DF Martin Cranie (on loan from Portsmouth)
29 Scotland DF Graeme Murty (on loan from Reading)
No. Position Player
30 Denmark MF Martin Christensen (on loan to Lyngby Boldklub)
32 Denmark MF Mikkel Jensen (to Herfølge Boldklub)
34 Algeria FW Hameur Bouazza (on loan from Fulham)
35 England DF Linvoy Primus (on loan from Portsmouth)
36 England FW Martyn Waghorn (on loan from Sunderland)
38 Scotland DF Jay McEveley (on loan from Derby County)
38 England DF Tom Soares (on loan from Stoke City)


Starting 11[edit]

Considering starts in all competitions[5][6]