Curtis Obeng

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Curtis Obeng
Curtis Obeng 16-02-2013 1.jpg
Obeng playing for York City in 2013
Personal information
Full name Curtis Obeng[1]
Date of birth (1989-02-14) 14 February 1989 (age 28)[1]
Place of birth Stretford, England
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[2]
Playing position Defender
Youth career
0000–2007 Manchester City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 Manchester City 0 (0)
2009–2012 Wrexham 96 (2)
2012–2015 Swansea City 0 (0)
2012 Fleetwood Town (loan) 5 (0)
2013 York City (loan) 4 (0)
2014 Stevenage (loan) 15 (0)
2014 Newport County (loan) 5 (0)
2016 Macclesfield Town 0 (0)
2016 Altrincham 2 (0)
2016–2017 Solihull Moors 4 (0)
National team
2008 England U19 4 (0)
2010 England C 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:26, 20 January 2017 (UTC).

Curtis Obeng (born 14 February 1989) is an English former professional footballer who played as a defender.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Stretford, Greater Manchester,[1] Obeng began his career with Manchester City's youth system, and played in the team that lost to Liverpool in the 2006 FA Youth Cup Final.[3] He signed a two-year professional contract with City in 2007 but was released at the end of the 2008–09 season.[3][4][5] After a trial with Premier League club Wigan Athletic, he signed a two-year contract with Conference Premier club Wrexham on 1 August 2009.[6] In June 2011, he extended his contract for another 18 months.[7]

Swansea City[edit]

Obeng moved to Premier League club Swansea City on 31 January 2012 on a three-and-a-half-year contract for a fee in the region of £200,000.[8] He then was sent on loan to League Two club Fleetwood Town on 25 October 2012 for two months.[9] He made his debut on 27 October 2012, starting in a 0–0 away draw against Rochdale.[2] Obeng made six appearances for Fleetwood.[2]

Obeng signed for League Two club York City on 30 January 2013 on a one-month loan,[10] making his debut on 2 February after starting the team's 4–1 defeat at home to Morecambe.[2] He made four appearances for York.[2]

On 18 February 2014, Obeng signed for League One club Stevenage on loan until the end of the season.[11]

On 23 October 2014, Obeng moved to Newport County on an initial one-month loan with was subsequently extended to 23 December.[12] He made his debut for Newport in a 1–1 draw with Accrington Stanley on 25 October 2014.[13] Obeng returned to Swansea on 17 December 2014 having made six appearances for Newport.[14]

On 28 May 2015, Obeng was released by Swansea.[15]

Later career[edit]

Obeng signed for National League club Macclesfield Town on 27 October 2016, leaving for National League North club Altrincham on 4 November.[16] On 22 November 2016, he signed for National League club Solihull Moors.[17] Having made five appearances,[2] he left Solihull on 20 January 2017.[18]

International career[edit]

Obeng made his debut for the England national under-19 team against Croatia on 5 February 2008.[19] He was capped four times by the under-19 team in 2008.[19] Obeng played once for England C,[20] as an 81st-substitute minute in a 2–1 away win over the Republic of Ireland under-23 on 26 May 2010 in the 2009–11 International Challenge Trophy.[21]

Personal life[edit]

Obeng is of Ghanaian descent.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Obeng playing for York City in 2013
As of match played 1 January 2017
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Wrexham 2009–10[22] Conference Premier 33 0 3 0 1[a] 0 37 0
2010–11[23] Conference Premier 34 1 1 0 4[b] 0 39 1
2011–12[24] Conference Premier 29 1 5 0 0 0 34 1
Total 96 2 9 0 5 0 110 2
Swansea City 2011–12[25] Premier League 0 0 0 0
2012–13[26] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013–14[27] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014–15[13] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fleetwood Town (loan) 2012–13[26] League Two 5 0 1 0 6 0
York City (loan) 2012–13[26] League Two 4 0 4 0
Stevenage (loan) 2013–14[27] League One 15 0 15 0
Newport County (loan) 2014–15[13] League Two 5 0 1 0 6 0
Macclesfield Town 2016–17[2] National League 0 0 0 0
Altrincham 2016–17[2] National League North 2 0 1 0 3 0
Solihull Moors 2016–17[2] National League 4 0 1[a] 0 5 0
Career total 131 2 12 0 0 0 6 0 149 2
  1. ^ a b Appearance in FA Trophy
  2. ^ Two appearances in FA Trophy, two in Conference Premier play-offs

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Curtis Obeng". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 20 January 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "C. Obeng". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 4 February 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Bevan, Chris (28 April 2008). "Making the grade". BBC Sport. Retrieved 20 January 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "Obeng trying out at Wigan". Modern Ghana. 18 July 2009. Retrieved 20 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "City sign up six". Manchester Evening News. 17 May 2007. Archived from the original on 17 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "Wrexham sign England youth star". BBC Sport. 1 August 2009. Retrieved 20 January 2017. 
  7. ^ "Curtis Obeng pledges future to Wrexham". BBC Sport. 8 June 2011. Retrieved 20 January 2017. 
  8. ^ "Swansea City complete Curtis Obeng transfer from Wrexham". BBC Sport. 31 January 2012. Retrieved 20 January 2017. 
  9. ^ "Swansea's Curtis Obeng joins Fleetwood Town on loan". BBC Sport. 25 October 2012. Retrieved 20 January 2017. 
  10. ^ "York City sign Swansea City defender Curtis Obeng". BBC Sport. 30 January 2013. Retrieved 20 January 2017. 
  11. ^ "Obeng seals Stevenage loan". Swansea City A.F.C. 18 February 2014. Retrieved 18 February 2014. 
  12. ^ "Tancock extends Newport loan". Swansea City A.F.C. 23 October 2014. Retrieved 20 January 2017. 
  13. ^ a b c "Games played by Curtis Obeng in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 20 January 2017. 
  14. ^ Pearlman, Michael (17 December 2014). "Curtis Obeng leaves Rodney Parade". South Wales Argus. Newport. Retrieved 20 January 2017. 
  15. ^ Wathan, Chris (28 May 2015). "Swansea City announce Alan Tate and Gerhard Tremmel among group of players released by club". Wales Online. Retrieved 20 January 2017. 
  16. ^ "Moors move for Obeng". National League. 22 November 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2017. 
  17. ^ "Curtis Obeng: Solihull Moors sign ex-England youth international from Altrincham". BBC Sport. 22 November 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2017. 
  18. ^ "Solihull Moors: Kristian Green & Ashley Sammons join National League club". BBC Sport. 20 January 2017. Retrieved 4 February 2017. 
  19. ^ a b "Curtis Obeng". The Football Association. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  20. ^ Williams; Williams (eds.). Non-League Club Directory 2013. pp. 1003, 1005, 1009. 
  21. ^ "Late comeback by U23s not enough against England". Football Association of Ireland. 26 May 2010. Retrieved 20 January 2017. 
  22. ^ Williams, Tony; Wright, James, eds. (2010). Non-League Club Directory 2011. Tony Williams Publications. pp. 154–155. ISBN 978-1-869833-68-8. 
  23. ^ Williams, Mike; Williams, Tony, eds. (2011). Non-League Club Directory 2012. Tony Williams Publications. pp. 150–151. ISBN 978-1-869833-70-1. 
  24. ^ Williams, Mike; Williams, Tony, eds. (2012). Non-League Club Directory 2013. Tony Williams Publications. pp. 156–157. ISBN 978-1-869833-77-0. 
  25. ^ "Games played by Curtis Obeng in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 20 January 2017. 
  26. ^ a b c "Games played by Curtis Obeng in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 20 January 2017. 
  27. ^ a b "Games played by Curtis Obeng in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 20 January 2017. 

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