Antonio German

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Antonio German
Personal information
Full name Antonio Timothy German
Date of birth (1991-12-26) 26 December 1991 (age 25)
Place of birth Park Royal, England
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)[1]
Playing position Winger, forward
Club information
Current team
Kerala Blasters
Number 10
Youth career
2007–2009 Queens Park Rangers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Queens Park Rangers 22 (3)
2009 Aldershot Town (loan) 3 (0)
2010–2011 Southend United (loan) 4 (2)
2011 Yeovil Town (loan) 5 (0)
2011–2012 Stockport County 16 (3)
2012 Bromley 2 (0)
2012–2013 Brentford 4 (1)
2013 Gillingham (loan) 7 (1)
2013–2015 Gillingham 19 (1)
2014 Northampton Town (loan) 7 (0)
2015 Aldershot Town (loan) 6 (1)
2015 Kerala Blasters 9 (6)
2016 Partick Thistle 2 (0)
2016– Kerala Blasters 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:33, 8 December 2016 (UTC).

Antonio Timothy German (born 26 December 1991) is an English footballer who plays for Kerala Blasters as a winger or a striker.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Park Royal, London, German progressed through the Queens Park Rangers' (QPR) youth system before being promoted to the first team in May 2009.[2][3]

Queens Park Rangers[edit]

German signed his first professional contract with QPR in June 2009 and was given shirt number 33.[4] German made his debut against Plymouth Argyle in the club's final home game of the 2008–09 season, coming on as a second-half substitute.[5] He scored his first goal in his full debut in a 2–1 victory over against Doncaster Rovers on 21 February 2010, where he bagged the first goal of the game. In the same game he had a header disallowed for offside and also a header looping just over the top of the bar.[6] Five days after scoring his first goal, German signed a new deal with QPR until June 2012.[7] On 20 March 2010, German scored his second goal in a 1–1 draw against Swansea City.[8]

Loan spells with Aldershot Town, Southend United and Yeovil Town[edit]

On 5 October 2009, German joined Aldershot Town on a month's loan and made four appearances.[9][10] In November 2010, German went on a month's loan to Southend United (along with teammate Jack Midson)[11] and scored a penalty on his debut against Macclesfield Town in the FA Cup.[12] German's loan spell was extended until 3 January, before he was recalled by Neil Warnock.[13][14] On 10 February 2011, German joined Yeovil Town on loan until the end of the season,[15] but returned to QPR after only a month.[16]

Stockport County[edit]

Following QPR's promotion to the Premier League, German was expected to depart and was not given a squad number.[17] On 2 September 2011, he joined Conference Premier side Stockport County after his QPR contract was cancelled.[18] German scored his first goal against Telford United in a 1–1 draw and scored twice against Fleetwood Town in a 2–4 loss. He left the club in January 2012 when his contract ended.[19]

Bromley[edit]

On 13 January 2012 German signed for Conference South side Bromley on a non-contract terms.[20]

Brentford[edit]

After making two appearances for Bromley, German signed an 18-month contract at League One side Brentford after a trial.[21] He made his debut as a half time substitute in a 2–0 away defeat to Leyton Orient. German made his first appearance of the 2012–13 season on 9 October, coming on as a substitute in a 1–0 Football League Trophy win over Crawley Town. He made his next appearance over a month later in the league against Preston North End, coming on as a substitute and scoring an 89th-minute equaliser, his only goal for the club.[22] He made three more substitute appearances in the 2012–13 season.

Gillingham (loan)[edit]

On 26 February, German signed for League Two side Gillingham on a month's loan.[23] He went straight into the squad for Gillingham's league match against Oxford United that night, coming on as a 79th-minute substitute in a 1–0 defeat. Two games later at home to Plymouth Argyle, he received his first start and scored his first Gillingham goal. He made four more non-goalscoring appearances before returning to Brentford after the completion of his loan.

Gillingham[edit]

On 27 June 2013, German signed for newly promoted Gillingham on a permanent basis after rejecting the offer of a new contract at Brentford.[24] He was made available for transfer by Martin Allen on 13 September.[25]

Northampton Town (loan)[edit]

On 1 January 2014, German signed for Northampton Town on a month-long loan. This was later extended until the end of the season.[26]

Aldershot Town (loan)[edit]

On 27 February 2015, German signed for Aldershot Town on a one-month loan.[27] After finding the net once in six appearances for The Shots, the club decided against extending his loan spell and the striker returned to Gillingham.[28]

Partick Thistle[edit]

Antonio German signed for Scottish Premiership club Partick Thistle on 1 February 2016 until the end of the 2015–16 season.[29] German made his debut for the club as a substitute in a 3–1 away defeat to Motherwell.[30] On 11 April 2016 German's contract was terminated by mutual consent for personal reasons.[31]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Antonio German Player Profile – ESPN FC". Retrieved 8 December 2016. 
  2. ^ Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Mainstream Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0. 
  3. ^ "QPR – Squad – Player Profiles – Antonio German". 2 September 2011. Archived from the original on 2 September 2011. Retrieved 8 December 2016. 
  4. ^ Ltd, Vitalnetwork. "German Pens Shots Deal – VitalFootball.co.uk". Retrieved 8 December 2016. 
  5. ^ "Queens Park Rangers vs. Plymouth Argyle – Football Match Summary – April 25, 2009 – ESPN". Retrieved 8 December 2016. 
  6. ^ "QPR 2–1 Doncaster". BBC Sport. 20 February 2010. Retrieved 25 April 2010. 
  7. ^ "German signs new QPR deal". Sky Sports. 
  8. ^ "Match Report:QPR 1 – 1 Swansea City". QPR Official Website. 20 March 2010. Retrieved 18 February 2012. 
  9. ^ "Aldershot sign young QPR striker". BBC. 2009-10-05. Retrieved 2015-08-23. 
  10. ^ "Antonio German | Football Stats | Gillingham | Season 2009/2010 | Soccer Base". www.soccerbase.com. Retrieved 2015-08-23. 
  11. ^ "Southend United sign Jack Midson and Antonio German". BBCsport. 5 November 2010. Retrieved 5 November 2010. 
  12. ^ "Macclesfield 2 – 2 Southend". BBCsport. 6 November 2010. Retrieved 6 November 2010. 
  13. ^ "German extends Southend spell". Sky Sports. 7 December 2010. 
  14. ^ "German returns to Rangers". Sky Sports. 15 December 2010. 
  15. ^ "German seals Glovers move". Sky Sports. 10 February 2011. 
  16. ^ "German makes Hoops return". Sky Sports. 24 March 2011. 
  17. ^ "Duo tipped for QPR exit". Sky Sports. 2 August 2011. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  18. ^ "Stockport snap up striker German". BBC News. 2 September 2011. 
  19. ^ "Two Leave Edgeley Park". Retrieved 2015-08-23. 
  20. ^ "Three for Bromley". NonLeagueDaily.com. 14 January 2012. Archived from the original on 2013-09-27. 
  21. ^ "Brentford snap up striker Antonio German". BBC Sport. 26 January 2012. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
  22. ^ "Preston 1–1 Brentford". BBC. 17 November 2012. Retrieved 30 October 2015. 
  23. ^ "Gillingham sign Brentford's Antonio German on loan". 26 February 2013. Retrieved 8 December 2016 – via www.bbc.co.uk. 
  24. ^ "Antonio German: Gillingham sign Brentford forward". 27 June 2013. Retrieved 8 December 2016 – via www.bbc.co.uk. 
  25. ^ "Gillingham list Whelpdale, Lee, German and Gregory". 13 September 2013. Retrieved 8 December 2016 – via www.bbc.co.uk. 
  26. ^ "German Signs For Cobblers". Northampton Town FC. 1 January 2014. 
  27. ^ "Antonio German has signed for Aldershot Town on a one month loan deal". Retrieved 8 December 2016. 
  28. ^ "Antonio German is back with Gillingham after scoring once in six games on loan at Conference Premier Aldershot". Retrieved 8 December 2016. 
  29. ^ "New signing: Antonio German". 19 August 2016. Archived from the original on 19 August 2016. Retrieved 8 December 2016. 
  30. ^ "Motherwell 3–1 Partick Thistle". 27 February 2016. Retrieved 8 December 2016 – via www.bbc.co.uk. 
  31. ^ "Antonio German departs". 15 May 2016. Archived from the original on 15 May 2016. Retrieved 8 December 2016. 

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