Bobby Hopkinson

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Bobby Hopkinson
Personal information
Full name Bobby Thomas Hopkinson
Date of birth (1990-07-03) 3 July 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth Plymouth, England
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Launceston
Youth career
000?–2008 Plymouth Argyle
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Tiverton Town 61 (9)
2009–2010 Aldershot Town 1 (0)
2010 Farnborough (dual registration) 3 (1)
2010–2011 Havant & Waterlooville 34 (2)
2011–2012 Horndean (loan) 6 (1)
2012–2013 Truro City 13 (0)
2013– Plymstock United
0000–2014 Witheridge
2014–2015 Bodmin Town
2015 Tavistock
2015– Launceston
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 January 2013.

Bobby Thomas Hopkinson (born 3 July 1990) is a professional English footballer who plays as a midfielder.

Career[edit]

Hopkinson started his career as a youth player at Plymouth Argyle, signing on scholarship forms in July 2006 under Ian Holloway.[1] Hopkinson was a member of the Pilgrims' side that reached the FA Youth Cup quarter-finals in 2007–08. He did not make a first team appearance, and was released at the end of the 2007–08 season.

Following his release from Plymouth, Hopkinson joined Southern League Premier Division team Tiverton Town where he spent the 2008–09 season. At the end of the season Hopkinson was awarded the "Travel Club Player of The Year" award and the "WWW Player of The Year" award.[2]

After a successful trial he joined League Two side Aldershot Town in August 2009 on non-contract terms.[3] Aldershot manager Gary Waddock praised his commitment saying "Bobby and his family have shown a lot of commitment".[3] He made his debut for Aldershot Town on 6 October against Hereford United in their 2–2 away draw in the Football League Trophy Southern Section Second Round, replacing Scott Donnelly in the 68th minute as a substitute.[4] Hereford went on to win the game 4–3 in a penalty shootout.[4] Hopkinson made his debut in the Football League in Aldershot's subsequent League Two game against Morecambe in the 4–1 home win on 10 October. He replaced Scott Donnelly again as a substitute in the 82nd minute.[5]

On 15 January 2010, it was announced that Southern Football League Premier Division side Farnborough had signed Hopkinson on dual registration forms with Aldershot Town.[6] Hopkinson made his debut the next day, when he came on as a substitute in Farnborough's 2–1 win against Clevedon Town. Three days later Hopkinson scored his first goal for Farnborough, after he came on as a substitute against Banbury United.[7]

On 5 March, Aldershot Town announced that Hopkinson had left the club, and he was linked with a return to Tiverton.[8]

Shortly following the end of the season, it was announced that Hopkinson signed a two-year deal at the club he was on loan at for the last few weeks of the season, Havant & Waterlooville. Staying at Havant for the 2010–11 season, Hopkinson made 34 league appearances, five of which came from the substitutes' bench, and scored two goals.

He signed for Wessex League Premier Division club Horndean in August 2011 on loan.[9] Hopkinson signed for Truro City in September 2012. But left the club by mutual consent on 7 February 2013. He later played for Plymstock United, Witheridge, Bodmin Town, Tavistock, before joining Launceston in 2015.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Argyle bolster their youth set-up". BBC Sport. 6 July 2006. Archived from the original on 3 October 2009. Retrieved 11 October 2009. 
  2. ^ "Players of the Year". www.tivertontownfc.com. 
  3. ^ a b "Shots sign midfielder Hopkinson". BBC Sport. 24 August 2009. Retrieved 11 October 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "Hereford 2 – 2 Aldershot". BBC Sport. 6 October 2009. Retrieved 11 October 2009. 
  5. ^ "Aldershot 4 – 1 Morecambe". BBC Sport. 10 October 2009. Retrieved 11 October 2009. 
  6. ^ "Young Shot Signs on Dual Forms". www.farnboroughfc.co.uk. Retrieved 15 January 2010. 
  7. ^ "Banbury United 0 Farnborough 3". www.farnboroughfc.co.uk. Retrieved 20 January 2010. 
  8. ^ "Hopkinson Leaves". www.theshots.co.uk. 5 March 2010. Retrieved 2 March 2010. 
  9. ^ "Carter delighted at Hopkinson signing". Non-League Daily. 29 August 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-29. 

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