Chris Dickson (footballer)

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Chris Dickson
Personal information
Full name Christopher Alexander Kofi Dickson[1]
Date of birth (1984-12-28) 28 December 1984 (age 32)[2]
Place of birth East Dulwich, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[3]
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Erith & Belvedere 75 (35)
2006–2007 Dulwich Hamlet 34 (26)
2007–2010 Charlton Athletic 29 (0)
2007 Crewe Alexandra (loan) 3 (0)
2007 Gillingham (loan) 12 (7)
2009 Bristol Rovers (loan) 14 (4)
2010 Gillingham (loan) 9 (1)
2010–2012 Nea Salamis 44 (22)
2012 AEL Limassol 19 (3)
2013 Shanghai SIPG 5 (0)
2013–2014 Dagenham & Redbridge 25 (1)
2014–2015 Pafos FC 24 (19)
2015–2016 Enosis Neon Paralimni 15 (3)
2016 Ermis Aradippou 16 (5)
2016 Sutton United 20 (0)
2017– Chelmsford City 12 (7)
National team
2008–2009 Ghana 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:41, 29 March 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13:44, 21 August 2008 (UTC)

Christopher Alexander Kofi "Chris" Dickson (born 28 December 1984) is an English-born Ghanaian international footballer, of Ghanaian and Jamaican descent, who plays as a striker for Chelmsford City.

Career[edit]

Club career[edit]

Dickson started his career at Erith & Belvedere before moving to Dulwich Hamlet in the summer of 2006. He scored 31 goals in 35 games for Dulwich in the 2006–07 season.[4]

Dickson signed for Charlton Athletic on 12 March 2007 from Dulwich Hamlet for £35,000, signing a two-and-a-half-year deal after scoring twice in a reserve-team game for Charlton.[4] As he was signed outside the transfer window, he was prevented from making a competitive appearance for Charlton, although he maintained his healthy scoring record for the reserve-team. He made his debut for Charlton against Swindon Town in the League Cup in August 2007.[5]

In the first half of the 2007–08 season, Dickson went out on loan to two League One clubs. First he joined Crewe Alexandra but failed to score in three games.[6] Crewe declined an option to renew his loan, and he joined Gillingham on loan in September 2007.[7] His time at Priestfield was far more productive, totalling 11 goals in 14 games, including a hat-trick on his full debut against Luton Town. This goal haul was sufficient to make him Gillingham's top scorer that season, even though he was recalled to The Valley in December 2007.[8]

He scored his first goal for Charlton in an FA Cup third Round replay against West Bromwich Albion, but shortly after was ruled out for the rest of the season due to injury. He signed a new two-year deal with Charlton in August 2008.[9] Dickson began a three-month loan spell at Bristol Rovers by scoring twice in a 3–1 win away at Brentford on 19 September 2009, and went on to play 14 league matches for them. He returned to Gillingham for a second loan spell, also of three months, in February 2010.[10] After an unsuccessful trial at League Two side Stevenage,[11] Dickson joined Nea Salamis Famagusta FC on a two-year contract.[12]

After having short term spells at AEL Limassol and Shanghai Dongya Dickson joined League Two side Dagenham & Redbridge on a free transfer,[13] leaving in 2014. He subsequently spent 3 seasons playing in Cyprus, taking in spells at Pafos, Enosis Neon Paralimni and Ermis Aradippou. In the summer of 2016, Dickson returned to England, signing for National League side Sutton United. He made his full league debut in a 4–0 away defeat to Chester on 27 August.[14] On 9 December, Dickson was released by Sutton United having made nine full and 11 substitute appearances in the league, as well as two substitute appearances in the FA Cup, without scoring a goal.[15]

Dickson signed for National League South side Chelmsford City on 6 January 2017.[16] He made his debut after coming on as a substitution against Whitehawk and scored his first goals for the club when he scored twice against Hemel Hempstead Town.[17] One week later Dickson went on to score 4 goals against Eastbourne Borough. [18]

International career[edit]

Dickson was eligible to play internationally for England, Jamaica or Ghana as a result of his place of birth and nationality of his mother and father respectively.[19] He was selected as part of Ghana's initial 40-man squad ahead of the African Cup of Nations in 2008,[20] but failed to make the final squad. He made his debut for the Black Stars in August 2008.[21]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 6 December 2016.
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
Erith & Belvedere 2004–05[22] SL Division One East 16 15 0 0 0 0 16 15
Dulwich Hamlet 2005–06[23] IL Division One South 6 6 6 6
2006–07[24] IL Division One South 28 20 2 1 6[a] 10 36 31
Total 34 26 2 1 6 10 42 37
Charlton Athletic 2007–08[25] Championship 2 0 2 1 1 0 5 1
2008–09[26] Championship 21 0 2 1 1 0 24 1
2009–10[27] League One 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Total 28 0 4 2 2 0 0 0 34 2
Crewe Alexandra (loan) 2007–08[25] League One 3 0 3 0
Gillingham (loan) 2007–08[25] League One 12 7 2[b] 4 14 11
Bristol Rovers (loan) 2009–10[27] League One 14 4 14 4
Gillingham (loan) 2009–10[27] League One 9 1 9 1
Nea Salamis 2010–11[28] Cypriot Second Division 27 18 0 0 27 18
2011–12[28] Cypriot First Division 17 4 0 0 0 0 17 4
Total 44 22 0 0 44 22
AEL Limassol 2011–12[29] Cypriot First Division 13 3 6 1 19 4
2012–13[30] Cypriot First Division 6 0 9[c] 2 15 2
Total 19 3 6 1 9 2 34 6
Shanghai Dongya 2013[30] Chinese Super League 5 0 0 0 5 0
Dagenham & Redbridge 2013–14[31] League Two 25 1 1 0 2[b] 1 28 2
Pafos FC 2014–15[28] Cypriot Second Division 24 19 0 0 24 19
Enosis Neon Paralimni 2015–16[32] Cypriot First Division 15 3 15 3
Ermis Aradippou 2015–16[32] Cypriot First Division 16 5 2 1 18 6
Sutton United 2016–17 National League 20 0 2 0 22 0
Career total 284 106 17 5 2 0 19 17 322 128
  1. ^ 1 appearance in Westview Cup, 2 appearances and 2 goals in FA Trophy, 2 appearances and 5 goals in London Senior Cup, 1 appearance and 3 goals in Surrey Senior Cup
  2. ^ a b Appearances in Football League Trophy
  3. ^ 6 appearances and 1 goal in UEFA Champions League, 3 appearances and 1 goal in UEFA Europa League

International[edit]

As of match played 12 August 2009.
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Ghana 2008 1 0
2009 1 0
Total 2 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Players under Written Contract Registered Between 01/10/2013 and 31/10/2013" (PDF). The FA. October 2013. p. 1. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2010). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2010–2011 (41st ed.). London: Headline. ISBN 978-0-7553-6107-6. 
  3. ^ Hugman, Barry J. (ed) (2008). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2008–09. Mainstream. ISBN 978-1-84596-324-8. 
  4. ^ a b "Charlton sign non-league striker". BBC Sport. 12 March 2007. Retrieved 12 March 2007. 
  5. ^ "Swindon 0–2 Charlton". BBC Sport. 14 August 2007. Retrieved 16 August 2007. 
  6. ^ "Crewe Not To Extend Loan". Crewe Alexandra FC. 13 September 2007. Retrieved 19 September 2007. 
  7. ^ "Gills sign two players" Official Gillingham website, 20 September 2007
  8. ^ "Charlton recall Gillingham loanee". BBC Sport. 21 December 2007. Retrieved 21 December 2007. 
  9. ^ "Dickson signs new Charlton deal". BBC Sport. 21 August 2008. Retrieved 21 August 2008. 
  10. ^ "Gills clinch Dickson signing". Gillingham FC. 15 February 2010. 
  11. ^ "Stevenage boss Graham Westley coy on trialists". BBC Sport. 15 July 2010. Retrieved 16 July 2010. 
  12. ^ "Chris Dickson moves to Cyprus". ghanasoccernet.com. 30 July 2010. Retrieved 31 July 2010. 
  13. ^ "Daggers Add To Squad". Dagenham & Redbridge F.C. 3 October 2013. Retrieved 3 October 2013. 
  14. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37139915
  15. ^ "FA Trophy preview and squad news". Sutton United FC. Retrieved 9 December 2016. 
  16. ^ "Clarets sign striker Chris Dickson". Chelmsford City. 
  17. ^ "Dickson Delivers Goods Late On To Grab Draw". Chelmsford City. 
  18. ^ "Five Goal City Cruise to Victory". Chelmsford City. 
  19. ^ "Dickson gets Ghana call". Charlton Athletic F.C. 19 December 2007. Retrieved 19 December 2007. 
  20. ^ "Owusu-Abeyie called up for Ghana". BBC. 18 December 2007. Retrieved 19 December 2007. 
  21. ^ "Dicko makes Black Stars bow". Charlton Athletic F.C. 21 August 2008. Retrieved 21 August 2008. 
  22. ^ "Games played by Chris Dickson in 2004/2005". SoccerFactsUK. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  23. ^ "Games played by Chris Dickson in 2005/2006". SoccerFactsUK. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  24. ^ "Games played by Chris Dickson in 2006/2007". Dulwich Hamlet F.C. Archived from the original on 14 October 2013. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  25. ^ a b c "Games played by Chris Dickson in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  26. ^ "Games played by Chris Dickson in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  27. ^ a b c "Games played by Chris Dickson in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  28. ^ a b c "Chris Dickson - National Football Teams". National Football Teams. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  29. ^ "Games played by Chris Dickson in 2011/2012". Soccerway. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  30. ^ a b "Games played by Chris Dickson in 2012/2013". Soccerway. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  31. ^ "Games played by Chris Dickson in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  32. ^ a b "Chris Dickson - Soccerway". Soccerbase. Retrieved 20 July 2016. 

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