Craig King

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Craig King
Personal information
Full name Craig Stuart King[1]
Date of birth (1990-10-06) 6 October 1990 (age 26)[1]
Place of birth Chesterfield, England
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Playing position Striker / Winger
Club information
Current team
Salford City
Youth career
2005–2008 Leicester City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Leicester City 0 (0)
2009 Hereford United (loan) 26 (3)
2010 Northampton Town (loan) 7 (0)
2011–2012 AFC Telford United 4 (0)
2012–2013 Worksop Town
2013–2015 Buxton
2015–2016 Bradford Park Avenue 28 (2)
2016– Salford City 0 (0)
National team
2009 Scotland U19 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:07, 24 September 2015 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19:31, 18 May 2009 (UTC)

Craig Stuart King (born 6 October 1990) is a footballer played as a striker or as a Winger for Salford City.

Club career[edit]

Born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, King started his career at Leicester City where he came through their youth academy alongside Joe Mattock, Max Gradel, Andy King (unrelated) and Luke O'Neill, he signed a two-year pro-contract on 2 September 2008.[2]

King made a match squad for the 1st time in Leicester's 3–0 Johnstone's Paint Trophy victory over Hartlepool United, however he was an unused substitute on that occasion.[3] However, he did make his debut the following round as a half time substitute replacing Steve Howard against Lincoln City.[4]

On 17 September 2009, King joined Hereford United on a one-month loan,and scored within six minutes of his debut in a 2–0 win over Accrington Stanley.[5] On Monday 19 October, King extended his loan at Hereford until the end of the current season.[6]

On 11 November 2010, King Northampton Town on a one-month loan deal.[7]

On 21 May 2011 he was released from Leicester City and in June joined AFC Telford United.[8]

In February 2015, he joined Bradford Park Avenue for an undisclosed fee.[9]

In May 2016 he joined Salford City

International career[edit]

On 18 May 2009 King was called up to the Scotland under-19 squad for the UEFA European Championships Elite round, to be held at Bramall Lane, Sheffield.[10]


  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Mainstream Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0. 
  2. ^ "King Earns Pro Contract". Leicester City F.C. 2008-09-02. Retrieved 2008-09-26. 
  3. ^ "Hartlepool 0–3 Leicester". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 2008-09-02. Retrieved 2008-09-24. 
  4. ^ "Leicester 0–0 Lincoln City (aet)". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 2008-09-23. Retrieved 2008-09-24. 
  5. ^ "Hereford bring in three on loan". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 2009-09-17. Retrieved 17 September 2009. 
  6. ^ "King Joins The Bulls". Leicester City F.C. 2009-10-19. Retrieved 19 October 2009. 
  7. ^ "Craig King joins Northampton". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Coportation. 11 November 2010. Retrieved 11 November 2010. 
  8. ^ "AFC Telford sign Leicester City striker Craig King". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Coportation. 14 June 2011. Retrieved 15 June 2011. 
  9. ^ "King: Excited for the Challenge". Bradford Park Avenue. Retrieved 9 February 2015. 
  10. ^ "Youngster Gets The Nod". Leicester City F.C. 2009-05-18. Retrieved 2009-05-18. 

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