Alex Fisher

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Alex Fisher
Personal information
Full name Alexander Anthony Fisher[1]
Date of birth (1990-06-30) 30 June 1990 (age 28)[2]
Place of birth Westminster, England
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)[3]
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1997–2007 Oxford United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 Oxford United 14 (2)
2008Brackley Town (loan) 5 (3)
2009Oxford City (loan) 16 (12)
2010–2011 Jerez Industrial 21 (11)
2011–2012 Tienen 7 (1)
2012–2013 Mechelen 27 (7)
2013 Heist 2 (0)
2013–2014 Monza 14 (2)
2014–2015 Mansfield Town 14 (1)
2015 Torquay United 21 (5)
2016–2017 Inverness Caledonian Thistle 22 (8)
2017–2018 Motherwell 11 (0)
2018–2019 Yeovil Town 57 (13)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:46, 6 May 2019 (UTC)

Alexander Anthony Fisher (born 30 June 1990) is an English professional footballer who plays for as a forward most recently for Yeovil Town.

Club career[edit]

Oxford United[edit]

Born in London and educated at Abingdon School, Fisher joined Oxford United whilst playing for St. Edmunds at the age of seven under Peter Rhoades-Brown where he went all the way through the Centre of Excellence helping win the Under-18s Youth Team Championship in the 2006–07 season. At age 16 whilst still at school he was called up to the first team and given the number 45 shirt by then manager Jim Smith. During his time in the first team Fisher held three shirt numbers – 45, 37 and 17 – and played for three different managers – Jim Smith, Darren Patterson and Chris Wilder.

Fisher scored his first senior league goal in January 2008 at 17 years old in a 4–0 home win at the Kassam Stadium against Altrincham. He also scored Oxford’s only goal in a 2–1 home defeat to Harry Redknapp’s FA Cup winning Portsmouth side in a friendly match, beating David James with a left foot volley.

Fisher joined non league Brackley Town managed by David Oldfield on 7 March 2008 to gain experience,[4] scoring three goals in five starts. Another loan to local side Oxford City in early 2009[5] signalled the end of his United career however he still netted 12 goals in 16 starts.

Europe[edit]

Jerez Industrial Fisher then joined the Glenn Hoddle Academy in Jerez, Spain where he received coaching from Glenn Hoddle, Graham Rix, Dave Beasant and Nigel Spackman.[6] Through the academy, in the 2010–11 season, he signed for Jerez Industrial scoring on his debut at the Chapin Stadium. However, a serious break to his jaw during a game against Los Palacios prematurely ended his season, in which he had already scored 21 goals in all competitions, 17 of which in the league.

KVK Tienen Fisher then played for Belgian Second Division side KVK Tienen,[7] having signed a contract to the end of the 2011–12 season.

KRC Mechelen After his contract had expired at KVK Tienen, Fisher signed for another Belgian club, K.R.C. Mechelen,[8] turning down a late offer from KVC Westerlo who had just come out of the Belgian Pro League.

K.S.K. Heist In July 2013, Fisher signed for K.S.K. Heist in the Belgian Second Division.[9] Team manager Cis Bosschaerts said in the media, that the signing would be "a significant step in the right direction for the club" for the coming season.

A.C. Monza Brianza 1912 After only one-and-a-half months with KSK Heist, Fisher had impressed and transferred to Italian Lega Pro side A.C. Monza Brianza 1912. Heist came to an agreement with AC Monza, and the transfer went through before the end of the market window.[10]

Mansfield Town[edit]

On 4 June 2014, Fisher returned to England and signed a deal subject to international clearance with Mansfield Town,[11] scoring his first goal in the League Cup against Sheffield United. He was released by Mansfield at the end of the 2014–15 season.[12]

Torquay United[edit]

On 5 August 2015, Fisher signed for Torquay United after spending the summer on trial at Exeter City.[13] He filled vacant squad number 17. Fisher scored the winning and first goal for the club on his debut game in a 1–0 win against Macclesfield Town[14] and went on to score another winning goal in a 3–2 win against Halifax[15] a week later. In December 2015 Fisher left Torquay via mutual consent.

Inverness Caledonian Thistle[edit]

On 9 January 2016, Fisher signed for Scottish Premiership club Inverness Caledonian Thistle, on a deal until the end of the season, with an option for the club to extend that by another year.[16]

Motherwell[edit]

Fisher signed for Motherwell on 2 June 2017, after scoring eight goals in nine games for Inverness at the end of the 2016-17 Scottish Premiership season.[17] He left in January 2018 to join Yeovil Town, with Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson stating that he left because the “form of other players” had kept him out of the side.[18]

Yeovil Town[edit]

Fisher signed for Yeovil Town on 26 January 2018, following his release from Motherwell.[19] At the end of the 2018–19 season, Fisher was released by Yeovil following the club's relegation from the Football League.[20]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 4 May 2019 [21]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Oxford United 2006–07 Conference Premier 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
2007–08 10 1 2 0 0 0 12 1
2008–09 3 1 1 1 0 0 4 2
Oxford Total 13 2 4 1 0 0 17 3
Brackley Town (loan) 2007–08 SFL-Premier League 5 3 0 0 0 0 5 3
Oxford City 2008–09 SFL-Premier League 16 12 0 0 0 0 16 12
Jerez Industrial 2009–10 Segunda División B ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
2010–11 Tercera División 21 11 0 0 ~ ~ 21 11
Jerez Total 21 11 0 0 0 0 21 11
Tienen 2011–12 Belgian Second Division 7 1 0 0 2[a] 0 9 1
Racing Mechelen 2012–13 Belgian Third Division A 27 7 0 0 3[b] 0 30 7
Heist 2013–14 Belgian Second Division 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Monza 2013–14 Lega Pro Seconda Divisione 14 2 0 0 ~ ~ 14 2
Mansfield Town 2014–15 League Two 14 1 0 0 1 1 1[c] 0 16 2
Torquay United 2015–16 Conference Premier 21 5 1 0 1[d] 0 23 5
Inverness Caledonian Thistle 2015–16 Scottish Premiership 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2016–17 21 8 0 0 4 0 0 0 25 8
Inverness Total 22 8 2 0 4 0 0 0 28 8
Motherwell 2017–18 Scottish Premiership 11 0 1 0 7 0 0 0 19 0
Yeovil Town 2017–18 League Two 17 6 1 0 0 0 1[c] 0 19 6
2018–19 40 7 1 1 1 0 1[c] 0 43 8
Yeovil Total 57 13 2 1 1 0 2 0 62 14
Career total 230 53 10 2 13 1 9 0 262 56
  1. ^ Appearances in the Second Division relegation play-offs
  2. ^ Appearances in the Third Division play-offs
  3. ^ a b c Appearance in the EFL Trophy
  4. ^ Appearance in the FA Trophy

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alex Fisher". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 22 April 2017.
  2. ^ http://www.oufc.co.uk/page/ProfilesDetail/0,,10342~42027,00.html
  3. ^ "ESPN Soccernet Player Profile". ESPN. Retrieved 7 November 2011.
  4. ^ "Fisher given Brackley experience". BBC Sport. 7 March 2008. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  5. ^ "City catch A.Fish". Oxford City F.C. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  6. ^ Durent, Jamie (13 January 2016). "Alex Fisher wants to grab ICT opportunity with both hands". Highland News. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  7. ^ "KVK Tienen reinforced attack Englishman Alex Fisher" (in Dutch). KVK Tienen.
  8. ^ "RC Mechelen strikt Alex Fisher" (in Dutch). Gazet van Antwerpen. 6 August 2012. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  9. ^ Collard, Timothy (12 July 2013). "Heist haalt twee Engelse talenten binnen" (in Dutch). Voetbslkrant.com. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  10. ^ "Doppio colpo: Ufficializzati in attacante e in centrocampista" (in Italian). Monza News. 30 August 2013. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  11. ^ "Alex Fisher: Mansfield Town sign striker from AC Monza". BBC Sport. 4 June 2014. Retrieved 4 June 2014.
  12. ^ "Retained list confirmed". Mansfield Town. Retrieved 6 June 2015.
  13. ^ "Alex Fisher: Torquay United sign former Mansfield striker". BBC Sport. 5 August 2015. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  14. ^ "BBC Sport - Torquay United 1–0 Macclesfield Town". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 August 2015.
  15. ^ "BBC Sport - FC Halifax Town 2–3 Torquay United". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 August 2015.
  16. ^ "Inverness Caley Thistle land striker Alex Fisher". BBC Sport. Retrieved 9 January 2016.
  17. ^ "Motherwell: James McFadden exits as Alex Fisher and Gael Bigirimana arrive at Fir Park". BBC Sport. BBC. 2 June 2017. Retrieved 3 June 2017.
  18. ^ "Alex Fisher leaves Motherwell". Motherwell FC. 26 January 2018.
  19. ^ "Alex Fisher: Yeovil Town sign Motherwell striker on free transfer". BBC Sport. BBC. 26 January 2018. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  20. ^ "Yeovil Town: Glovers release nine players after relegation from Football League". BBC Sport. 15 May 2019. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  21. ^ Alex Fisher at Soccerway. Retrieved 5 May 2018.

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