Ben Nugent

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Ben Nugent
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Nugent playing for Cardiff City in 2012
Personal information
Full name Ben William Nugent[1]
Date of birth (1992-11-29) 29 November 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth Welwyn Garden City, England
Height 196 cm (6 ft 5 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Crewe Alexandra
Number 6
Youth career
2007–2012 Cardiff City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2015 Cardiff City 12 (1)
2013–2014 Brentford (loan) 5 (2)
2014 Peterborough United (loan) 11 (0)
2014–2015 Yeovil Town (loan) 23 (1)
2015– Crewe Alexandra 1 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 08:05, 9 August 2015 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

Ben William Nugent (born 29 November 1992) is an English professional footballer who plays for Crewe Alexandra, as a defender.

Career[edit]

Cardiff City[edit]

Born in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, Nugent attended Millfield with his sports scholarships[2] before he joined the academy at Championship side Cardiff City in 2007, after being spotted whilst playing for Western Premier side Street when he was fifteen.[2] However, Nugent "was released a couple of years" by Manager Dave Jones.[2][3] But his youth coach Neal Ardley convinced Jones to keep Nugent and stayed at the club since.[4] MacKay tipped Nugent to be the next future captain at Cardiff City.[5]

His professional debut for Cardiff came on 14 August 2012, in a 2–1 defeat to Northampton Town in the League Cup. His first league game came on 17 November, when he came on to replace Ben Turner against Middlesbrough and was awarded Man of the Match. On 24 November, Nugent made his first league start for the Bluebirds in a 2–1 win at Barnsley, and opened the scoring with his first senior goal. Nugent continued to captain the Development Squad, and on 4 January he signed a new deal till 2016.[6] He then went onto start the next day against Macclesfield Town, which Cardiff lost 2–1, knocking them out of the FA Cup. Nugent continued to be a part of match-day squads throughout his debut season and was a substitute as Cardiff sealed promotion to the Premier League with a 0–0 draw at home against Charlton Athletic on 16 April 2013.

Nugent was named Cardiff City Young Player of Year 2012–13.[7]

Loan Spells[edit]

Nugent signed for League One side Brentford on 1 August 2013 on loan until 5 January 2014. He had played for Cardiff in a pre-season friendly at Griffin Park two days previously.[8] He made his Brentford debut on 6 August, playing the full 90 minutes in a 3–2 victory over Dagenham & Redbridge in the League Cup.[9] He scored his first goal for the club on 3 September, in a 5–3 victory over Wimbledon in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy, his third appearance.[10] He scored again in the next round, against Peterborough United on 8 October.[11] Nugent made an impact in a 5–0 FA Cup first round win over Staines Town on 9 November 2013. Having made five appearance for the club it was announced that Nugent would returned back to his parent club.[12]

On 13 February 2014, Nugent joined League One side Peterborough United on loan.[13] Nugent made his debut for the club, on 14 February 2014, making his first start, in a 0–0 draw against Walsall.[14] Nugent would made eleven appearance for the club and returned to his parent club.[15]

On 11 July 2014, Nugent joined Yeovil Town on loan until 4 January 2015.[16] Nugent made his debut for the club, on 16 August 2014, making his first start, in a 2–0 loss against Gillingham.[17] Nugent scored his first Yeovil Town goal on 26 December 2014, in a 2-1 loss against Bristol City.[18] A week later, Nugent's had his loan spell at Yeovil Town extended until the end of the season.[19] Nugent was then sent-off in the 26th minutes after elbowing George Waring on 10 January 2015, in a 2-0 loss against Barnsley.[20] After serving four match ban,[21] Nugent made his first team return on 7 February 2015, making a start and playing 90 minutes, in a 2-1 win over Crawley Town.[22] However, his first team opportunities was soon limited, due to a rule on loanee[23] and was told to fight for the first team place.[24] Nugent went on to make twenty-three appearance and scoring once for the club before returning to his parent club.

Crewe Alexandra[edit]

On 3 August 2015, Nugent joined League One side Crewe Alexandra on a free transfer, signing a two-year deal.[25] Upon joining Crewe Alexandra, Nugent believed his move to the club could see his career "some much-needed stability".[26]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 8 August 2015.
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Cardiff City 2012–13 Championship 12 1 1 0 1 0 14 1
2013–14 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014–15 Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cardiff City Total 12 1 1 0 1 0 14 1
Brentford (loan) 2013–14 League One 0 0 1 0 2 0 2[a] 2 5 2
Peterborough United (loan) 2013–14 League One 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
Yeovil Town (loan) 2014–15 League One 23 1 4 0 1 0 1[a] 0 29 1
Crewe Alexandra 2015–16 League One 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Career total 47 2 6 0 4 0 3 2 60 4
  1. ^ a b Appearances in Football League Trophy

Honours[edit]

Cardiff City

Individual

  • Cardiff City Young Player of the Year: 2012–13

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional retain list & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 18 May 2013. p. 11. Retrieved 30 July 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "How new star Ben Nugent was actually released by Cardiff City". South Wales Echo. 27 November 2012. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "Cardiff City defender Ben Nugent enjoying life as a football star". South Wales Echo. 19 March 2013. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "Bluebirds so close to losing their teenage talent Ben Nugent". South Wales Echo. 27 November 2012. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "Malky Mackay hails Cardiff City young gun Ben Nugent". South Wales Echo. 26 November 2012. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  6. ^ Terry Phillips (4 January 2013). "Cardiff City youngster Ben Nugent signs new contract to 2016". South Wales Echo. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "Cardiff City defender Ben Nugent goes from Street to Premier League in three years". Western Daily Press. 2 May 2013. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  8. ^ "Defender arrives on loan". Brentford F.C. 1 August 2013. Archived from the original on 1 September 2014. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  9. ^ "Brentford 3 – 2 Dagenham and Redbridge". BBC Sport. 6 August 2013. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  10. ^ "Brentford 5 – 3 Wimbledon". BBC Sport. 3 September 2013. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  11. ^ "Peterborough United 2 – 1 Brentford". BBC Sport. 8 October 2013. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  12. ^ "Ben Nugent departs Brentford". Brentford F.C. 6 January 2014. Archived from the original on 1 September 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  13. ^ "Big Ben Signs". Peterborough United FC. 13 February 2014. Archived from the original on 1 September 2014. 
  14. ^ "Peterborough United 0 – 0 Walsall". BBC Sport. 14 February 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  15. ^ "Meet the team to win the League One play-offs". Peterborough Today. 2 May 2014. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 
  16. ^ "Ben Nugent: Cardiff City defender joins Yeovil Town on loan". BBC Sport. 11 July 2014. Retrieved 11 July 2014. 
  17. ^ "Gillingham 2–0 Yeovil Town". BBC Sport. 16 August 2014. Retrieved 18 August 2014. 
  18. ^ "Bristol City 2-1 Yeovil Town". BBC Sport. 26 December 2014. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 
  19. ^ "NUGENT EXTENDS LOAN". Yeovil Town F.C. 5 January 2015. Archived from the original on 7 August 2015. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 
  20. ^ "Barnsley 2 - 0 Yeovil Town". BBC Sport. 10 January 2015. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 
  21. ^ "PREVIEW: YEOVIL TOWN V CRAWLEY TOWN". Yeovil Town F.C. 6 February 2015. Archived from the original on 7 August 2015. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 
  22. ^ "Yeovil Town 2 - 1 Crawley Town". BBC Sport. 7 February 2015. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 
  23. ^ "PREVIEW: YEOVIL TOWN V GILLINGHAM". Yeovil Town F.C. 20 February 2015. Archived from the original on 7 August 2015. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 
  24. ^ "Cardiff City defender Ben Nugent told to fight for Yeovil Town place". Western Gazette. 23 February 2015. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 
  25. ^ "Young defender completes permanent deal". Cardiff City. 3 August 2014. Archived from the original on 7 August 2015. 
  26. ^ "Ben Nugent grateful for permanent Crewe move". BBC Sport. 4 August 2015. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 

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