Frankie Artus

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Frankie Artus
Personal information
Date of birth (1988-09-27) 27 September 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Bristol, England
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Bath City
Youth career
1995–2006 Bristol City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2010 Bristol City 0 (0)
2007–2008 Exeter City (loan) 10 (0)
2008 Brentford (loan) 1 (0)
2009 Kettering Town (loan) 5 (0)
2009 Cheltenham Town (loan) 9 (3)
2009 Cheltenham Town (loan) 7 (0)
2010 Chesterfield (loan) 3 (0)
2010–2011 Cheltenham Town 29 (3)
2011–2013 Grimsby Town 51 (3)
2013–2014 Hereford United 34 (1)
2014– Bath City 39 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 September 2015.

Frankie Artus (born 27 September 1988) is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Conference South side Bath City.

He has previously played for Bristol City, Exeter City, Brentford, Kettering Town, Chesterfield, Cheltenham Town and Grimsby Town.

Playing career[edit]

Bristol City[edit]

Artus began his career as a schoolboy with the Bristol City academy from the age of seven.[1] He was contracted to Bristol City from 2006 having agreed a professional contract,[2] but did not play a first team game in the four years he was there. He was included amongst the five replacements to face Premier League side Middlesbrough in the FA Cup and then again in the replay between the two sides. On 3 August 2007, it was announced that Artus would spend a month on loan at Conference National side Exeter City. The following season, he joined Brentford on loan for an initial one-month period and made his Football League debut coming on as sub against Dagenham & Redbridge.

In January 2009 he was loaned out to Kettering Town until early March and upon his return he was then loaned out again this time to Cheltenham Town.[3] Artus scored on his Cheltenham debut on 24 March 2009 in a 1–1 draw with Oldham Athletic.[4]

He re-joined Cheltenham on a month loan in August 2009. After making four appearances he returned to Bristol City due to injury. On 16 October 2009 he re-joined for a third time again for a month. He returned to Bristol in late December 2009 and was included in the squad for the 2–2 home draw to Watford on 28 December.

In January 2010 he joined Chesterfield on a one-month loan deal.[5]

Cheltenham Town[edit]

He subsequently signed a one-year contract with League Two club Cheltenham Town in July 2010.[6]

On 9 May 2011, Artus was released from Cheltenham after his contract expired.[7]

Grimsby Town[edit]

On 5 July 2011, Artus signed for Grimsby Town.[8] Artus scored the 2nd goal of the game against Telford United on 28 January 2012, Andi Thanoj cut inside the box and found Artus who slotted the ball into the bottom right corner to secure a 2–0 win for Grimsby.[9]

He signed a 1-year contract extension with the club just after the 2011–2012 season had finished. Artus scored his first goal of the season for Grimsby on 27 August 2012 against Mansfield Town, scoring the opening goal of the game on 35 minutes, a good passing move from Andy Cook to release Joe Colbeck down the wing passing to Derek Niven in turn with a one touch pass to Artus who unleashed an unstoppable curling effort from 20 yards which found the top left corner, the game finishing 4–1 to the Mariners.[10] Artus was released on 2 May 2013.[11]

Hereford United[edit]

In July 2013 Artus joined Hereford United on trial.[12] He agreed a one-year contract with Hereford United on 31 July 2013.[13]

Bath City[edit]

In June 2014 Artus signed for Bath City.[14]

Personal life[edit]

Artus has been a supporter of Bristol City football club since he was a child, having watched games since the age of six, through his youth academy years.[1]

Style of play[edit]

A statement Artus made previously back in 2006 before signing professional terms at Bristol City said "I can play as an attacking midfielder or a defensive one. I still want to add more goals to my game, even though I netted a few earlier this season."[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Frankie's first team dream". Bristol City Football Club. 8 November 2006. Archived from the original on 2012-08-28. Retrieved 28 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "City boss snaps up six youngsters". BBC Sport. 10 April 2006. Retrieved 28 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Midfielder set to sign on loan". Cheltenham Town Football Club. 23 March 2009. Archived from the original on 2012-02-20. Retrieved 23 March 2009. 
  4. ^ "Cheltenham 1–1 Oldham". BBC Sport. 24 March 2009. Retrieved 25 March 2009. 
  5. ^ "Chesterfield sign Bristol City's Frankie Artus on loan". BBC Sport. 21 January 2010. Retrieved 21 January 2010. 
  6. ^ "Cheltenham Town sign Frankie Artus and Wes Thomas". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 1 July 2010. Retrieved 3 July 2010. 
  7. ^ "Cheltenham Town - News - Latest News - Latest News - Retained List Revealed". Archived from the original on 19 March 2012. Retrieved 29 October 2015. 
  8. ^ "Town Sign Artus". Grimsby Town Football Club. 5 July 2011. Archived from the original on 2012-04-06. Retrieved 5 July 2011. 
  9. ^ "Grimsby 2–0 Telford". BBC Sport. 28 January 2012. Retrieved 27 August 2012. 
  10. ^ "Grimsby 4–1 Mansfield". BBC Sport. 27 August 2012. Retrieved 27 August 2012. 
  11. ^ "The Retained List". Retrieved 29 October 2015. 
  12. ^ "Bulls News: Artus On Trial At Edgar Street". Retrieved 29 October 2015. 
  13. ^ "Artus signing confirmed". Hereford United. 2013-07-31. Archived from the original on 2013-07-31. Retrieved 2013-07-31. 
  14. ^ "Frankie Artus signing should excite Bath City supporters, says director of football Adie Britton". Bath Chronicle. Retrieved 29 October 2015. 

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