Charlie Clough

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Charlie Clough
Personal information
Full name Charles David Clough[1]
Date of birth (1990-09-04) 4 September 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth Taunton, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Barnet
Number 4
Youth career
2006 Bristol Academy of Sport
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2012 Bristol Rovers 3 (0)
2008 Mangotsfield United (loan) 10 (0)
2009 Chippenham Town (loan) 10 (0)
2010 Newport County (loan) 2 (0)
2011 Weymouth (loan) 5 (1)
2011 Bath City (loan) 11 (2)
2011 Bath City (loan) 12 (1)
2012 AFC Telford United (loan) 0 (0)
2012–2013 Dorchester Town 43 (10)
2013–2015 Sutton United 54 (7)
2015–2017 Forest Green Rovers 83 (7)
2017– Barnet 18 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:06, 6 May 2017 (UTC).

Charles David Clough (born 4 September 1990) is an English footballer who plays as a defender for Barnet.

Career[edit]

Bristol Rovers[edit]

Originally from Taunton in Somerset, Clough was admitted into the Bristol Rovers youth set-up, based at the Bristol Academy of Sport, and was promoted to the first-team squad in the summer of 2007. His Football League debut, aged 17, came in a League One match against Brighton & Hove Albion at the Memorial Stadium on 26 April 2008 as a substitute in the 68th minute.[2]

At the start of the 2008–09 season he was sent to Mangotsfield United on a month's loan to gain some first team experience, with the loan later extended into a second month.[3] In September 2010, he joined Newport County on a one-month loan.[4] In January 2011, he joined struggling Southern Premier League club Weymouth on a month-long loan.[5]

On 28 February 2011, he joined Bath City on an initial loan period of a month.[6] He made his debut for Bath City on 1 March 2011 in a 5–1 away defeat against Rushden & Diamonds.[7] He was recalled from his loan period on 28 April 2011 having scored two goals in eleven appearances.[8] He re-joined Bath on loan later that year, when they signed him in a month-long emergency deal.[9] In March 2012, he joined A.F.C. Telford United on loan.[10]

In December 2011, he was told he would be allowed to leave Bristol Rovers alongside teammate Ben Swallow.[11]

Dorchester Town[edit]

In the summer of 2012, Clough joined Dorchester Town, signing a permanent deal.[12] On 4 November 2012, he was a part of the Dorchester side that earned a shock 1–0 win over Plymouth Argyle in the FA Cup first round.[13]

In April 2013, he was named the Dorset Echo Player of the Year at the club.[14] In September 2013, Dorchester 'reluctantly' agreed to a request from Clough to have him put on the transfer list.[15]

Sutton United[edit]

On 12 September 2013, he moved to Conference South league rivals Sutton United who paid an undisclosed fee for his signature.[16] He scored on 9 November 2013 in a 4–1 away defeat against Conference National Kidderminster Harriers in the first round of the FA Cup.[17]

He was made captain at Sutton United amid interest from clubs at a higher level.[18] During the 2013–14 season, he helped the club to the Conference South play-off semi-finals where they lost against Dover Athletic who would go on to win promotion to the Conference National.[19]

Forest Green Rovers[edit]

On 4 January 2015, it was confirmed he would be joining Conference National club Forest Green Rovers for an undisclosed fee.[20] He made his Forest Green debut on 17 January 2015, playing the full 90 minutes in a 2–1 away win against Braintree Town.[21] He scored his first goal for the club on 21 February 2015 in a 3–0 home win over former club AFC Telford United.[22] He helped Forest Green into the 2014–15 Conference National play-offs for the first time, playing in both legs of a semi-final defeat against former club Bristol Rovers.[23]

He scored his first goal of the 2015–16 season in stoppage time to earn Forest Green a 2–1 win over Macclesfield Town on 30 January 2016.[24] Later that season, he helped the club reach the 2015-16 National League play-off final at Wembley Stadium, and played the full 90 minutes in a game that ended in a 3–1 defeat to Grimsby Town.[25] It was confirmed the next day that he had agreed a contract extension to stay at the club.[26]

In November 2016, he signed a new contract with Forest Green, agreeing a deal until the summer of 2019.[27]

Barnet[edit]

On 23 January 2017, Clough signed for Barnet for an undisclosed fee.[28]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 12 July 2017
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bristol Rovers 2007–08[29] League One 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2008–09 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009–10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010–11[30] 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2011–12 League Two 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bristol Rovers total 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Mangotsfield United (loan) 2008–09[31] Southern Premier 10 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Chippenham Town (loan) 2009–10[32] Southern Premier 10 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Newport County (loan) 2010–11[33] Conference Premier 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Weymouth (loan) 2010–11[34] Southern Premier 5 1 0 0 0 0 5 1
Bath City (loan) 2010–11[30] Conference Premier 11 2 0 0 0 0 11 2
Bath City (loan) 2011–12[35] Conference Premier 12 1 2 0 0 0 14 1
Telford United (loan) 2011–12[36] Conference Premier 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dorchester Town 2012–13[37] Conference South 37 10 3 1 2 1 42 12
2013–14 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Dorchester Town total 43 10 3 1 2 1 48 12
Sutton United 2013–14[38] Conference South 32 2 3 1 0 0 35 3
2014–15[39] 22 5 0 0 1 0 23 5
Sutton United total 54 7 3 1 1 0 58 8
Forest Green Rovers 2014–15[39] Conference Premier 19 2 0 0 2[a] 0 21 2
2015–16[40] National League 39 1 2 0 3[b] 0 44 1
2016–17[41] 25 4 0 0 0 0 25 4
Forest Green total 83 7 2 0 5 0 90 7
Barnet 2016–17[41] League Two 18 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 1
Career total 231 29 11 2 0 0 8 1 250 32
  1. ^ Appearances in the Conference play-offs
  2. ^ Appearances in the National League play-offs

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hugman, Barry J. (ed) (2008). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2008–09. Mainstream. ISBN 978-1-84596-324-8. 
  2. ^ "Bristol Rovers 0–2 Brighton". BBC Sport. 26 April 2008. 
  3. ^ "Mangotsfield United bid to snatch Collier". Bristol Post. 17 October 2008. 
  4. ^ "Clough set to bolster back four". South Wales Argus. 28 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "Clough impressed by camaraderie". Dorset Echo. 19 February 2011. 
  6. ^ "Bath City sign Bristol Rovers' Charlie Clough". BBC Sport. 28 February 2011. Retrieved 28 April 2011. 
  7. ^ "Rushden & D'mnds 5–1 Bath City". BBC Sport. 1 March 2011. 
  8. ^ "Bristol Rovers bring back Charlie Clough from Bath City". BBC Sport. 28 April 2011. Retrieved 28 April 2011. 
  9. ^ "Bristol Rovers' Charlie Clough re-signs for Bath City". BBC Sport. 9 September 2011. Retrieved 9 September 2011. 
  10. ^ "Bristol Rovers' Charlie Clough joins AFC Telford on loan". BBC Sport. 9 March 2012. 
  11. ^ "Bristol Rovers let Ben Swallow & Charlie Clough leave". BBC Sport. 15 December 2011. 
  12. ^ "Magpies poised for a double signing". Dorset Echo. 13 August 2012. 
  13. ^ "Dorchester 1–0 Plymouth Argyle". BBC Sport. 4 November 2012. 
  14. ^ "Clough and Martin handed top awards as Dorchester celebrate". Dorset Echo. 30 April 2013. 
  15. ^ "Club accepts Charlie Clough transfer request". Dorset Echo. 3 September 2013. 
  16. ^ "Clough signs for Sutton". Dorset Echo. 12 September 2013. 
  17. ^ "Perfect end to turbulent week as Kidderminster Harriers progress in FA Cup". Express & Star. 11 November 2013. 
  18. ^ "Clough buys into the Sutton United plan for glory". Sutton Guardian. 22 August 2014. 
  19. ^ "Sutton United promotion dreams dashed by the 10 men of Dover". Sutton Guardian. 6 May 2014. 
  20. ^ "Forest Green sign Charlie Clough and Corby Moore". Gloucester Citizen. 4 January 2015. Retrieved 4 January 2015. 
  21. ^ "Braintree 1–2 Forest Green". BBC Sport. 17 January 2015. Retrieved 18 January 2015. 
  22. ^ "Forest Green 3–0 AFC Telford United". BBC Sport. 21 February 2015. Retrieved 1 April 2015. 
  23. ^ "Bristol Rovers 2–0 Forest Green". BBC Sport. 3 May 2015. Retrieved 4 May 2015. 
  24. ^ "Forest Green 2–1 Macclesfield Town". BBC Sport. 30 January 2016. Retrieved 31 January 2016. 
  25. ^ "Forest Green 1–3 Grimsby". BBC Sport. 15 May 2016. 
  26. ^ "Darren Carter: Forest Green Rovers have 'unfinished business' in National League". BBC Sport. 16 May 2016. 
  27. ^ "Defender targets League football after penning new deal with Forest Green Rovers". Gloucestershire Live. 30 November 2016. 
  28. ^ "Barnet sign Forest Green defender". BBC Sport. 23 January 2017. Retrieved 23 January 2017. 
  29. ^ "Games played by Charlie Clough in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 July 2017. 
  30. ^ a b "Games played by Charlie Clough in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 July 2017. 
  31. ^ Charlie Clough - Aylesbury United
  32. ^ Charlie Clough - Aylesbury United
  33. ^ Charlie Clough - Aylesbury United
  34. ^ Charlie Clough - Aylesbury United
  35. ^ "Games played by Charlie Clough in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 July 2017. 
  36. ^ "Telford Squad details 2011/12". Retrieved 12 July 2017. 
  37. ^ Charlie Clough - Soccerway
  38. ^ "Games played by Charlie Clough in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 July 2017. 
  39. ^ a b "Games played by Charlie Clough in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 July 2017. 
  40. ^ "Games played by Charlie Clough in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 July 2017. 
  41. ^ a b "Games played by Charlie Clough in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 July 2017. 

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