Connor Roberts

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Connor Roberts
Personal information
Full name Connor Stuart Roberts[1]
Date of birth (1992-12-08) 8 December 1992 (age 26)
Place of birth Wrexham, Wales
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Aberystwyth Town
(on loan from The New Saints)
Number 1
Youth career
000?–2009 Tranmere Rovers
2009–2011 Everton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 Everton 0 (0)
2011Burscough (loan) ? (?)
2012Colwyn Bay (loan) 4 (0)
2012Fulham (loan) 0 (0)
2012–2014 Cheltenham Town 1 (0)
2014–2015 Chester 0 (0)
2015–2018 Bangor City 85 (0)
2018– The New Saints 2 (0)
2018Llandudno (loan) 1 (0)
2019-Aberystwyth Town (loan) 5 (0)
National team
2011–2012 Wales U19 4 (0)
2013–2014 Wales U21 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:10, 1 November 2017 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:49, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

Connor Stuart Roberts (born 8 December 1992) is a Welsh professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Cymru Premier side Aberystwyth Town on loan from The New Saints.

Career[edit]

Youth career[edit]

Roberts began his youth career on the books at his hometown club Chirk AAA FC before joining Tranmere Rovers at a relatively early age, then he was signed by Everton and would be part of the set up at Goodison Park for three years. In that time he was part of the development squads and Everton at both Under 18 and Under 21 levels. Roberts also featured in matches for the Everton XI alongside then youth players Ross Barkley and James Wallace but did not break through in similar fashion.

Burscough & Colwyn Bay loans[edit]

In 2011 Roberts was given the opportunity to gain first team experience at Northern Premier Division side Burscough. Upon his return to Everton he was granted another loan, this time to Conference North side Colwyn Bay. He made 4 appearances for the North Wales side in 2011 before returning once more to Merseyside. He was briefly loaned to Fulham and played for their U18 squad as he featured in the U18 Premier League Final at Craven Cottage in 2012.

Cheltenham Town[edit]

Although he signed his first professional contract with Everton in 2011, a season later Roberts joined Cheltenham Town in 2012 after being released by the toffees.[2] After a season at the Robins, Roberts failed to make an appearances, however he signed a new one-year contract in July 2013, keeping him at the club until the end of the 2013-14 season.[3] On 3 May 2014, Roberts made his professional debut for Cheltenham in a 3-2 loss against Dagenham and Redbridge.[4] On 13 May 2014 after two years at Whaddon Road, Roberts was released by Cheltenham.[5]

In July 2014 he joined Wrexham on trial and played in a 1-0 win over Swansea City under 21s in the Dragons' first pre season friendly. .[6] He played in a second game for the Dragons in a 2-0 victory over his former club Colwyn Bay, where he kept a second consecutive clean sheet for Kevin Wilkin's side, revealing he wanted to earn a contract at the Racecourse Ground.

Chester[edit]

On 28 August 2014, Roberts signed for Conference Premier side Chester.[7]

Bangor City[edit]

After being released from Chester, Roberts joined Bangor City in the Welsh Premier League.

The New Saints[edit]

In June 2018 he moved to The New Saints.[8]

Llandudno[edit]

After making three cup appearances for TNS, Roberts joined Llandudno on a short term loan deal.[9] He made his debut in a 3-0 defeat against Connah's Quay.[10]

Aberystwyth Town[edit]

In August 2019, Roberts signed for Aberystwyth Town on a season long loan. [11]

International career[edit]

Roberts qualifies for both Wales and Northern Ireland.[12] After progressing through the Wales under-17 and under-19 teams, Roberts made his debut for Wales under-21s in a 3–0 home friendly victory over Iceland in February 2013.[13]

In May 2014, he received a call up to the Wales senior squad for a friendly international against the Netherlands in early June.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional Retain List & Free Transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 3 June 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 October 2013. Retrieved 8 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Cheltenham Town sign ex-Everton goalkeeper Connor Roberts". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 10 August 2012. Retrieved 3 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Cheltenham Town: Connor Roberts signs new contract". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 3 July 2013. Retrieved 3 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Cheltenham 2-3 Dag & Red". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 3 May 2014. Retrieved 3 May 2014.
  5. ^ "Connor Roberts Released From Cheltenham Town". ctfc.com. Cheltenham Town. 13 May 2014. Retrieved 13 May 2014.
  6. ^ "Wrexham 1 Swansea U21s 0". Wrexham AFC. Archived from the original on 8 March 2015. Retrieved 12 July 2014.
  7. ^ "Chester: Connor Roberts and Jadan Hall sign". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 28 August 2014. Retrieved 28 August 2014.
  8. ^ http://www.tnsfc.co.uk/2018/06/15/the-new-saints-sign-experienced-keeper/
  9. ^ "Connor Roberts Joins The Seasiders On Loan". 30 November 2018.
  10. ^ "Llandudno beaten by league leaders Connah's Quay - News - Llandudno Football Club". www.llandudnofc.co.uk.
  11. ^ https://www.atfc.org.uk/home/connor-roberts-signs-for-black-and-greens
  12. ^ "Acadrmy Profile Connor Roberts". evertonfc.com. Everton FC. 13 August 2011. Retrieved 3 May 2014.
  13. ^ "Wales v Iceland Under 21 Match". faw.org.uk. Football Association of Wales. 6 February 2013. Retrieved 3 May 2014.
  14. ^ "West Brom goalkeeper Boaz Myhill quits Wales". BBC Sport. 22 May 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2014.

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