Chris Clements (footballer)

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Chris Clements
Personal information
Full name Christopher Lee Clements[1]
Date of birth (1990-02-06) 6 February 1990 (age 28)
Place of birth Birmingham, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Youth career
2004–2007 Crewe Alexandra
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 Crewe Alexandra 0 (0)
2008Nantwich Town (loan) ? (?)
2008–2009Leigh Genesis (loan) ? (?)
2009Stafford Rangers (loan) ? (2)
2009ÍBV (loan) 15 (1)
2010Hednesford Town (loan) 7 (0)
2010–2012 Hednesford Town 104 (28)
2012–2017 Mansfield Town 132 (10)
2017–2018 Grimsby Town 16 (4)
2017Barrow (loan) 7 (0)
2018Forest Green Rovers (loan) 14 (1)
2018– Cheltenham Town 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:09 27 August 2018 (UTC)

Christopher Lee Clements (born 6 February 1990) is an English footballer who plays as a midfielder for Cheltenham Town.

Career[edit]

Crewe Alexandra[edit]

Clements began his career with Crewe Alexandra as a member of the club's renowned academy. His career debut came in a loan spell at Nantwich Town in 2008. Following this loan, Clements was sent out on loan to Leigh Genesis during the 2008–09 season, and also to Stafford Rangers, before signing his first professional contract with Crewe.[2] Having signed his first contract, in 2009 Clements was loaned out once more, this time alongside AJ Leitch-Smith, to Icelandic club ÍBV, before returning to England early due to an injury crisis at his parent club.[3][4]

Clements made his debut for Crewe on 7 November 2009, in a 3–2 FA Cup first round defeat away at Conference National side York City; starting on the substitutes' bench, he replaced James Bailey in the 90th minute.[5] This proved to be Clements' only appearance for Crewe; at the end of the 2009–10 season, when his contract expired, he was released by the club.

Hednesford Town[edit]

In the summer of 2010, Clements joined Hednesford Town; he had a two-season stint at the club. He picked up the young player of the year award at the end of the 2011–12 season at the Northern Premier League's annual event.[6]

Mansfield Town[edit]

Clements played as a trialist for Burnley's reserve side in a 3–1 win over Tranmere Rovers on 30 April 2012.[7] In spite of the trial being unsuccessful, Clements was signed by Mansfield Town at the beginning of June 2012.[8] After helping the Stags to the 2011–12 Conference National title, Clements was awarded a new contract at the club for 2013–14.

Grimsby Town[edit]

On 18 January 2017, Clements signed an 18-month contract with newly promoted League Two side Grimsby Town.[9][10] He scored the opening goal on his debut for the club on 4 February 2017, a 56th-minute header, in a 1–1 draw against Luton Town.[11] Clements didn't feature in a first team game for Grimsby during the 2017–18 campaign, mainly due to personal reasons and the need to gain match fitness.[12].

He joined National League side Barrow on 29 September 2017 on a three-month loan deal.[13] He debuted one day later in their 1–0 home defeat against Maidstone, and made seven appearances for Barrow before the loan expired on 25 November 2017.[14] Clements joined newly promoted League Two side Forest Green Rovers on 31 January 2018, transfer deadline day, until the end of season.[15] He debuted three days later, coming on in the 63rd minute as a substitute, in their 2–1 home victory against Coventry City.[16] On 24 May 2018 Clements was released by Grimsby. [17]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 12 September 2017 [18]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Crewe Alexandra 2007–08 League One 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008–09 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009–10[19] League Two 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Crewe 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
ÍBV (loan) 2009[14] Úrvalsdeild 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 1
Hednesford Town 2009–10 Southern League Premier Division 7 0 0 0 ~ ~ 0 0 7 0
2010–11 36 7 1 0 ~ ~ 0 0 37 7
2011–12 NPL Premier Division 43 9 3 3 ~ ~ 0 0 46 12
Hednesford 86 16 4 3 ~ ~ 0 0 90 19
Mansfield Town 2012–13[20] Conference Premier 17 0 5 0 ~ ~ 1[a] 0 23 0
2013–14[21] League Two 23 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 24 1
2014–15[22] 34 1 4 0 1 0 1[b] 0 40 1
2015–16[23] 38 5 1 0 1 0 1[b] 0 41 5
2016–17[24] 20 3 1 0 1 0 4[c] 1 26 4
Mansfield 132 10 12 0 3 0 7 1 154 11
Grimsby Town 2016–17[24] League Two 16 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 4
2017–18[25] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 249 31 17 3 3 0 7 1 276 35
  1. ^ Appearance in the FA Trophy
  2. ^ a b Appearances in the Football League Trophy
  3. ^ Appearances in the EFL Trophy

Honours[edit]

Player[edit]

Hednesford Town

Mansfield Town

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Players under Written Contract Transferred Between 01/05/2012 and 31/05/2012". The Football Association. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Crewe offer deals to youngsters". BBC Sport. 22 April 2008. Retrieved 19 January 2017. 
  3. ^ Morse, Peter (2 September 2009). "Teen duo recalled from loan in Iceland". Crewe Chronicle. Retrieved 4 October 2009. 
  4. ^ Sutcliffe, Steve (5 September 2009). "First Team Chance At Alex For Loan Duo". League Football Education (LFE). Retrieved 19 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "York 3–2 Crewe". BBC Sport. 7 November 2009. Retrieved 1 December 2009. 
  6. ^ a b "Hednesford duo are Pitmen star men". The Express & Star. Wolverhampton. 29 March 2012. Retrieved 20 January 2017. 
  7. ^ Scholes, Tony (30 April 2012). "Clarets Jetta-Son Tranmere". Footymad: Clarets Mad. Digital Sports Group. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  8. ^ "Mansfield Town sign Jamie Tolley and Chris Clements". BBC Sport. 1 June 2012. Retrieved 1 June 2012. 
  9. ^ Dannatt, Matt (19 January 2017). "Mariners SIGN Chris Clements from Mansfield Town". Grimsby Telegraph. Retrieved 19 January 2017. [permanent dead link]
  10. ^ Lomas, John (19 January 2017). "A fond farewell as Clements joins Grimsby Town". Mansfield and Ashfield Chad. Retrieved 18 February 2018. 
  11. ^ "Grimsby 1–1 Luton". BBC Sport. 4 February 2017. Retrieved 18 February 2018. 
  12. ^ Findlater, James (30 September 2017). "Chris Clements 'needs to get games under his belt' - Grimsby Town boss on midfielder's loan move". Grimsby Telegraph. Retrieved 18 February 2018. 
  13. ^ Findlater, James (29 September 2017). "Grimsby Town midfielder Chris Clements joins National League side Barrow on loan". Grimsby Telegraph. Retrieved 18 February 2018. 
  14. ^ a b Chris Clements at Soccerway. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  15. ^ Palmer, Jon (31 January 2018). "Forest Green Rovers sign Grimsby Town midfielder". Gloucestershire Live. Retrieved 18 February 2018. 
  16. ^ Garry, Tom (3 February 2018). "Forest Green Rovers 2–1 Coventry City". BBC Sport. Retrieved 18 February 2018. 
  17. ^ https://www.grimsby-townfc.co.uk/news/2018/may/chris-clements-departs/
  18. ^ Chris Clemenets at Soccerbase
  19. ^ "Games played by Chris Clements in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 September 2017. 
  20. ^ "Games played by Chris Clements in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 September 2017. 
  21. ^ "Games played by Chris Clements in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 September 2017. 
  22. ^ "Games played by Chris Clements in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 September 2017. 
  23. ^ "Games played by Chris Clements in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 September 2017. 
  24. ^ a b "Games played by Chris Clements in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 September 2017. 
  25. ^ "Games played by Chris Clements in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 September 2017. 

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