Grant Basey

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Grant Basey
Personal information
Full name Grant William Basey[1]
Date of birth (1988-11-30) 30 November 1988 (age 27)[1]
Place of birth Farnborough, London, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[1]
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Cray Wanderers
Youth career
000?–2007 Charlton Athletic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 Charlton Athletic 46 (1)
2007 Brentford (loan) 8 (0)
2010–2011 Barnet 11 (1)
2011–2012 Peterborough United 10 (1)
2011 Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 12 (0)
2012–2013 Wycombe Wanderers 23 (2)
2013 Ebbsfleet United 0 (0)
2014–2015 VCD Athletic 42 (1)
2015–2016 Cray Wanderers 46 (10)
National team
2005–2006 Wales U17 2 (0)
2006– Wales U19 12 (1)
2006– Wales U21 1 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 08:21, 30 April 2016 (UTC).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:07, 29 October 2009 (UTC)

Grant William Basey is an English-born Welsh footballer, who plays for Cray Wanderers.

Career[edit]

Basey joined Charlton's academy, having been spotted on one of the club's community courses, and signed his first professional contract with Charlton in March 2007.[2] At the start of the 2007–08 season he had a three-month spell on loan at Brentford, before making his debut for Charlton against Queens Park Rangers in October 2007.[2] Basey scored his first ever professional goal in the 4–1 victory over Coventry City on 4 May 2008, just three days after signing a new two-year deal keeping him at The Valley until 2010.

Despite being born in England, Basey chose to represent Wales, qualifying for the Welsh set-up on account of his grandmother being born in Cardiff. He was selected for the Welsh Under-21s squad for a 3–2 loss to Israel in 2007.[3]

Basey received another call up to the Wales squad for the friendly match against England on 15 May 2008. Given the number 12 shirt, he was an unused substitute in his team's 2–0 loss at Wrexham's Racecourse Ground.

After spending time on trial at Aberdeen, Basey signed for League Two club Barnet on a four-month contract.[4] He made his debut in the centre of defence alongside Clovis Kamdjo in the 2–0 victory over Hereford United on 2 October 2010.[5]

On 6 January 2011, Basey had his contract with Barnet terminated by temporary manager Paul Fairclough after his dedication to the club had been questioned.

Basey joined Peterborough United on 21 January 2011 on a contract until the end of the season. He made his debut on 15 February 2011 in the 2–0 victory away at Yeovil Town, and scored Peterborough's second as they look to climb up the League One table. Three days later, he signed a contract extension with Peterborough, keeping him at the club until the end of the 2011–12 season.

He subsequently moved to Wycombe Wanderers initially on loan, making 35 appearances over two seasons.

A brief spell at Ebbsfleet United was cut short by injury.[6] Basey resumed his playing career at VCD Athletic before joining Cray Wanderers in July 2015. He was voted Supporters' Player of the Year in his first season at Cray.[7]

Personal life[edit]

He currently lives in Chislehurst[2] and attended Red Hill Primary School in Chislehurst before attending Coopers Technology College for his secondary education.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

Correct as of 2009.
All-Time Club Performance
Club Season Domestic
League
FA Cup League Cup Other[9] Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Charlton Athletic 2007–08 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 1
2008–09 17 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 18 0
Total Subtotal 25 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 27 1
Brentford (loan) 2007–08 8 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 10 0
Total Subtotal 8 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 10 0
Career Totals 07–Present 33 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 37 1

References[edit]

  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. ^ a b c "Counting on Basey". Archived from the original on 2007-10-31. Retrieved 4 November 2007. 
  3. ^ "Israel 3–2 Wales U21" BBC Sport retrieved on 13 October 2007
  4. ^ "Basey Signs For Bees". Archived from the original on 2012-06-09. Retrieved 27 October 2010. 
  5. ^ "Barnet 2–0 Hereford". BBC News. 2 October 2010. 
  6. ^ "Grant Basey departs". Ebbsfleet Utd. 11 December 2013. Retrieved 27 August 2015. 
  7. ^ "Cray Wanderers player of the year presentation". Official Website. 25 April 2016. Retrieved 30 April 2016. 
  8. ^ "Coopers salute Basey". Catford News Shopper. 2 January 2008. Retrieved 7 January 2008. 
  9. ^ Includes Football League Trophy

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