Clint Easton

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Clint Easton
Personal information
Full name Clint Jude Easton[1]
Date of birth (1977-10-01) 1 October 1977 (age 39)
Place of birth Barking, England
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder, Left back, Centre back
Club information
Current team
Ebbsfleet United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–2001 Watford 64 (1)
2001–2004 Norwich City 50 (5)
2004–2006 Wycombe Wanderers 77 (2)
2006–2007 Gillingham 32 (1)
2007–2009 Hereford United 51 (3)
2009–2012 Ebbsfleet United 47 (0)
Total 321 (12)
National team
1997 England U20 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Clint Jude Easton (born 1 October 1977 in Barking) is an English professional footballer who is unattached.

Career[edit]

Club career[edit]

Easton started his career at Watford; making nearly 80 appearances in seven years at the club and helping them reach the Premier League in the 1999–2000 season. Easton scored twice for Watford; once in the league against York City[2] and once in the League Cup against Wigan Athletic.[3] During this time he represented England at under-20 level twice during the 1997 FIFA World Youth Championship. He moved to Norwich City in June 2001 for a fee that had the potential of being £100,000. Easton played for Norwich in the 2002 Division One play-off final, scoring a penalty in the shoot-out (which Norwich lost 4–2) after the match had ended 1–1.[4] He played in just over 50 matches for the Canaries before being released in the summer of 2004. He contributed ten league appearances during Norwich's 2003/04 season after which they were promoted to the Premier League as First Division champions.[5]

Easton was signed by Wycombe manager Tony Adams in July 2004 and played regularly in the left midfield position. However, with the arrival of John Gorman as manager in November 2004, he was more regularly used in a left full back position. Despite this, Easton still managed to score three goals in the 2005–06 season, which included both goals in a 2-1 extra time win over Dagenham & Redbridge in the Football League Trophy.[6]

On 29 June 2006, it was announced that Easton had signed a one-year contract with Gillingham, with the option of a further year.

He made his debut for Gillingham in a 2–1 League Cup defeat away to Millwall on 22 August and scored his first goal in a 2–1 home win on 12 September, also against Millwall.[7] On 8 May, Gillingham announced they had released Easton.

On 19 July 2007 he signed for Hereford United, going on to score in his second game. He added a further two goals as Hereford gained promotion to League One. He did not feature for the Bulls at all in 2009, and was released by mutual consent on 3 April 2009.

Easton signed on with Ebbsfleet United on 23 October 2009. In the 2010–2011 season Easton experienced promotion with Ebbsfleet from the Conference South to the Conference National. However the following season was injury plagued and at the end of the campaign Easton was released.[8]

International career[edit]

Easton represented England U20 in the 1997 FIFA World Youth Championship in Malaysia. He earned two caps by featuring in the group games against Ivory Coast and United Arab Emirates.[9][10]

Honours[edit]

Norwich City
Ebbsfleet United

Career statistics[edit]

Club performance
Club Division Season League FA Cup League Cup FL Trophy Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Watford Division Two 1996–97 17 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 22 1
Division Two 1997–98 12 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 15 0
Division One 1998–99 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Premier League 1999–00 17 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 19 1
Division One 2000–01 11 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
Norwich City Division One 2001–02 14 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 18 1
Division One 2002–03 26 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 28 2
Division One 2003–04 10 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 2
Wycombe Wanderers League Two 2004–05 33 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 35 1
League Two 2005–06 44 1 1 0 2 0 3 2 2 0 52 3
Gillingham League One 2006–07 32 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 36 1
Hereford United League Two 2007–08 39 3 3 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 45 4
League One 2008–09 12 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 15 0
Ebbsfleet United Conference National 2009–10 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
Conference South 2010–11 32 0 ? 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 0
Conference National 2011–12 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Career totals 323 12 13 0 17 2 10 2 5 0 368 16

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Mainstream Publishing. p. 132. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0. 
  2. ^ "Nationwide League Division 2, 12/4/97". bsad.org. Retrieved 15 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Watford 2 Wigan 0". Sporting Life. Retrieved 15 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Birmingham reach Premiership". BBC. 12 May 2002. Retrieved 15 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "Games played by Clint Easton in 2003/2004". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 2015-11-04. 
  6. ^ "Wycombe 2-1 Dag & Red". BBC. 18 October 2005. Retrieved 6 August 2013. 
  7. ^ "Gillingham 2–1 Millwall". BBC. 12 September 2006. Retrieved 8 February 2010. 
  8. ^ "Ebbsfleet sign four, release two". BBC Sport. Retrieved 28 May 2012. 
  9. ^ "Côte d'Ivoire 1–2 England". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 18 June 1997. Retrieved 27 March 2015. 
  10. ^ "United Arab Emirates 0–5 England". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 20 June 1997. Retrieved 27 March 2015. 

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