Joe Tillen

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Joe Tillen
Personal information
Full name Joseph Edward Tillen
Date of birth (1986-12-15) 15 December 1986 (age 32)
Place of birth Reading, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Winger
Youth career
Chelsea
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2006 Chelsea 0 (0)
2006–2007 Milton Keynes Dons 1 (0)
2006Thurrock (loan) 2 (0)
2007–2008 Thatcham Town
2008–2011 Fram 55 (8)
2011–2012 Selfoss 25 (4)
2012 Valur 2 (0)
2014– Selfoss 7 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:29, 27 December 2012 (UTC)

Joseph Edward Tillen (born 15 December 1986 in Reading) is an English professional footballer who played in the Football League for MK Dons.[1] A winger, he joined Icelandic club Fram in 2008.[2]

Tillen began his career with Chelsea, and played for their academy and reserve teams before joining League Two club MK Dons on a free transfer at the end of the 2005–06 season. Manager Martin Allen described him as "an attacking left sided player with good pace".[3] He made his debut in the League Cup, and came on as an 84th-minute substitute in the 2–1 league defeat at home to Chester City on 23 September 2006.[1] Tillen then spent a month on loan to Thurrock of the Conference South,[4] where he made two league appearances,[5] before his contract with MK Dons was terminated in January 2007.[6] He took time out of football before signing for Southern League club Thatcham Town, managed by his father, in December 2007.[7]

On 14 May 2008, Tillen joined Icelandic club Fram, where his older brother Sam was already playing.[8][9] He made his debut as a substitute in the Landsbankadeildin a match against IA Akranes on 20 May.[2] He scored his first two goals for the club in the 3–0 victory over Fylkir on 22 July, and scored the winner against Valur at the Laugardalsvöllur. Tillen finished his first season with the club by helping them secure qualification for the 2009–10 UEFA Europa League after a win away at then top-of-the-table Keflavik.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jo Tillen". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 5 November 2009.
  2. ^ a b "Leikmadur: 29 – Joe Tillen" [Player: 29 – Joe Tillen] (in Icelandic). Knattspyrnufélagið Fram. Archived from the original on 9 October 2011. Retrieved 5 November 2009.
  3. ^ O'Rourke, Peter (28 June 2006). "Dons land Blues starlet". Sky Sports. Retrieved 5 November 2009.
  4. ^ "Five new faces for Fleet". Thurrock Gazette. 15 October 2006. Retrieved 5 November 2009.
  5. ^ "Joe Tillen". SoccerFactsUK.co.uk. Retrieved 27 December 2012.
  6. ^ "Trio's contracts are terminated". Milton Keynes Citizen. 18 January 2007. Retrieved 5 November 2009.
  7. ^ "Double boost for Thatcham". NonLeague Daily. 12 December 2007. Retrieved 5 November 2009.
  8. ^ "Leikmadur: 9 – Sam Tillen" [Player: 9 – Sam Tillen] (in Icelandic). Knattspyrnufélagið Fram. Archived from the original on 9 October 2011. Retrieved 5 November 2009.
  9. ^ "Saints in Good Heart for Fram Europa League Match". Welsh Premier League. 2 July 2009. Retrieved 5 November 2009.

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