Charlie Sheringham

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Charlie Sheringham
Charlie Sheringham CPFC USA.jpg
Sheringham playing for Crystal Palace Baltimore in 2007
Personal information
Full name Charles Edward William Sheringham[1]
Date of birth (1988-04-17) 17 April 1988 (age 30)
Place of birth Chingford, London, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[2]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Number 20
Youth career
000?–2004 Tottenham Hotspur
2004–2005 Ipswich Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Crystal Palace 0 (0)
2007Crystal Palace Baltimore (loan) 9 (1)
2008 Cambridge City 5 (6)
2008–2009 Welling United 39 (19)
2009–2010 Bishop's Stortford 28 (17)
2010Histon (loan) 15 (0)
2010–2011 Dartford 46 (30)
2011–2013 Bournemouth 6 (1)
2013Dartford (loan) 10 (4)
2013–2014 AFC Wimbledon 15 (1)
2014Salisbury City (loan) 9 (5)
2014–2017 Ebbsfleet United 49 (11)
2014–2015Bishop's Stortford (loan) 4 (1)
2017Hemel Hempstead Town (loan) 11 (9)
2017 Hemel Hempstead Town 16 (6)
2017–2018 Saif Sporting Club 10 (6)
2018 Hemel Hempstead Town 4 (0)
2018– Dartford 8 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:15, 17 November 2018 (UTC)

Charles Edward William Sheringham (born 17 April 1988) is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for Dartford. He is the son of former England forward Teddy Sheringham.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Sheringham was born in Chingford, London, while his father Teddy was playing for Millwall. Sheringham followed in his father's footsteps by also progressing through Millwall's academy set–up, but he subsequently moved on to another of his father's former teams, Tottenham Hotspur. Having been released by "Spurs", Sheringham was given a trial at Bournemouth which proved unsuccessful. On 11 October 2004, it was announced that the 16-year–old striker had been offered a trial at Championship side Ipswich Town.[3] He was a member of the team that won the 2004–05 FA Youth Cup by beating Southampton 3–2 on aggregate on 23 April 2005 in front of a crowd of 14,889 at Portman Road, coming on as a 71st minute substitute for Danny Haynes.[4] The young striker's performance impressed manager Joe Royle enough for him to be offered a one–year contract on 11 May 2005.[5]

He was transferred to Charlton Athletic on a free transfer but failed to make an impact and was very soon released, after which he went on trial at Crystal Palace, playing several games for Kit Symons's reserve side. He impressed, and was kept on for the pre–season by manager Peter Taylor, scoring in a first team pre–season friendly at Stevenage Borough. He also impressed against the American Major League Soccer champions Los Angeles Galaxy which led to him being given a professional contract, on a month–by–month deal. He then impressed even further, and was given a full contract, lasting two years.

On 18 April 2007, Sheringham flew out to America with teammate Lewwis Spence to join Crystal Palace's feeder club Crystal Palace Baltimore on loan for four months, though he had to fly home early with a hairline fracture of the foot.

Sheringham was released at the end of the January 2008 transfer window without making a single first team appearance for "The Eagles". Following his release from Crystal Palace Sheringham headed to Denmark on an eight–day trial at Fremad Amager of the Danish 1st Division. The trial was set up by Teddy Sheringham, an old friend of Fremad Amager manager Jakob Friis-Hansen. However, the move fell through at the last minute.

Non–League career[edit]

Following the move to Denmark falling through, Sheringham had a brief, though successful, spell at Conference South side Cambridge City where he scored six league goals in only five league games. His impressive goal scoring tally attracted interest from fellow Conference South team Welling United and he signed for the club at the start of the 2008–09 season. Sheringham was Welling's top scorer that season, scoring 26 goals in all competitions of which 19 were in the league.[6]

Sheringham then signed for another Conference South side, Bishop's Stortford on 15 May 2009.[7] Once again he proved to be a great goal scorer by scoring 17 league goals in 28 league games for "The Bishops". His form attracted Conference side Histon and on 12 February 2010 Sheringham moved to Histon on loan until the end of the 2009–10 season. However, he failed to score in the loan period which saw him make 15 appearances for the club.[8] On 17 June 2010, Sheringham signed for Conference South side Dartford.[9] Here Sheringham rediscovered his goal scoring form, netting 30 league goals in 46 league games.

Football League career[edit]


His impressive form for Dartford attracted interest from League One side Bournemouth. In October 2011 he signed for Bournemouth on an 18-month contract.[10] He made his Football League debut for the south coast club on 25 October 2011, coming on as a late substitute, against Colchester United. He scored his first football league goal in his sixth appearance against Brentford on Boxing Day 2011. The game, which would end up being his last for Bournemouth, ended 1–1.[11] Following the Brentford game Sheringham suffered a severe foot injury and underwent surgery in October 2012. On 20 March 2013, he rejoined Conference side Dartford on an initial one-month loan deal.[12] Three days later he scored in his first match back at the club, a 3–0 win against Gateshead.[13] During the loan spell Sheringham played 10 games and scored 4 goals.[14] He returned to Bournemouth after the last game of the 2012–13 Conference season on 20 April. Nine days later, on 29 April 2013, he was released by the newly promoted club.[15]

AFC Wimbledon[edit]

On 21 June 2013, he joined League Two side AFC Wimbledon on a free transfer.[16]

Return to non-league[edit]

On 30 June 2014, Sheringham joined Conference South side Ebbsfleet United[17] on a two-year contract, following his release by AFC Wimbledon.

After a successful loan spell with Hemel Hempstead during the 2016-17 season, Sheringham made the switch permanent following his release from Ebbsfleet United.[18][19]

Saif Sporting Club[edit]

On 9 November 2017, Sheringham joined Bangladesh Football Premier League side Saif Sporting Club following a successful trial.[20] On 13 November 2017, Charlie scored his first goal for the club on his debut against Dhaka Abahani where his team was victorious by 2-1 margin.[21] He finished the season with 6 goals in 10 appearances,[22] helping Saif to 4th place in the league, and qualification for the preliminary round of the 2018 AFC Cup.

Return to Hemel Hempstead Town[edit]

On 13 June 2018, it was announced that Sheringham had returned to Hemel Hempstead for the start of the 2018/19 season.[23]

Return to Dartford[edit]

On 31 August 2018, it was announced that Sheringham had returned to Dartford.[24]


Ipswich Town


  1. ^ "Professional retain list & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 August 2014. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
  2. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline Publishing Group. p. 436. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8.
  3. ^ "Sheringham given Ipswich trial". BBC Sport. 11 October 2004. Retrieved 22 June 2013.
  4. ^ "Town starlets win Youth Cup". Ipswich Star. 23 April 2005. Retrieved 16 April 2007.
  5. ^ "Sheringham Jnr staying at Ipswich". BBC Sport. 11 May 2005. Retrieved 22 June 2013.
  6. ^ Badcock, Matt (17 May 2009). "Blues enjoy drop of Sheri". The Non–League Paper. p. 31.
  7. ^ "Sheringham joins Stortford". Non–League Daily. 15 May 2009. Archived from the original on 13 September 2012. Retrieved 15 May 2009.
  8. ^ "Stutes sign two players". Histon F.C. 12 February 2010. Archived from the original on 20 February 2010.
  9. ^ Collett, Nicola (17 June 2010). "Burman confirms another signing cemented within 24 hours!". Dartford F.C. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015.
  10. ^ "Bournemouth sign Charlie Sheringham from Dartford". BBC Sport. 20 October 2011. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  11. ^ "Games played by Charlie Sheringham in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 4 July 2013.
  12. ^ "Sheringham returns to Dartford on a month's loan deal". BBC Sport. 20 March 2013. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  13. ^ "Dartford 3–0 Gateshead". BBC Sport. 23 March 2013. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  14. ^ "Games played by Charlie Sheringham in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 4 July 2013.
  15. ^ "Sheringham released". Vital Football. 29 April 2013. Retrieved 4 July 2013.
  16. ^ Slavin, Chris (21 June 2013). "Neal makes it a double". AFC Wimbledon. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  17. ^ "FA Cup: Teddy Sheringham's son, John Terry's shirt & David Beckham". BBC Sport. 29 September 2016. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  18. ^ "Ebbsfleet United release Mark Phillips, Charlie Sheringham, John Paul Kissock and Stuart Lewis". Kent Online. 5 June 2017. Retrieved 12 November 2017.
  19. ^ "Sheringham deal done". Hemel Today. 11 July 2017. Retrieved 12 November 2017.
  20. ^ "United great Sheringham's son joins Saif Sporting". Dhaka Tribune. 12 November 2017. Retrieved 12 November 2017.
  21. ^ "Sheringham wastes little time making impact in Bangladesh". Dhaka Tribune. 13 November 2017. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
  22. ^ Charlie Sheringham at Soccerway. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  23. ^ "Tudors' linchpins are returning for another season at Vauxhall Road". Hemel Today. 13 June 2018. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  24. ^ "PLAYER NEWS: Charlie Sheringham". Dartford F.C. Official website. 31 August 2018. Retrieved 31 August 2018.

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