Junior Osborne

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Junior Osborne
Personal information
Full name Junior Osborne[1]
Date of birth (1988-02-12) 12 February 1988 (age 29)[1]
Place of birth Watford, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Playing position Defender
Youth career
2001–2005 Watford
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2008 Watford 2 (0)
2006 Kidderminster Harriers (loan) 3 (0)
2008 Aldershot Town 8 (0)
2011–2012 Northwood 7 (0)
Total 20 (0)
National team
England U17
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:16, 20 August 2011 (UTC).

Junior Osborne (born 12 February 1988) is an English former footballer who played as a full back or centre back.

Osborne started his career at hometown club Watford and made his first team debut whilst still a member of the club's academy. Aged 17, he started against West Ham United on the final day of the 2004–05 Championship season. Having made two more appearances for Watford in 2005–06, he was sent on loan to Conference side Kidderminster Harriers in February 2006, making three appearances.

He was released by Watford in August 2008,[2] having struggled with a serious knee injury during his time at the club, and joined Aldershot Town on 10 September.[3] He played eight times for the League Two club up to 1 November 2008, but none thereafter and he was released in late December.[4]

Osborne played in Northwood's friendly win over Brentford XI on 30 July 2011, and played in their first league game of the campaign away against Ashford Town on 13 August 2011. Having also participated in Northwood's home game versus Daventry Town on 20 August, Osborne's signing was confirmed on 21 August.

After signing for Northwood, Osborne impressed with a number of outstanding displays, but while playing against Sittingbourne in the FA Trophy preliminary round on 8 October 2011, he was taken off after injuring his knee - the third time he had suffered such a serious injury in quick succession. In early 2012, Osborne announced his intention to retire from football having suffered another set back with injury. In total, Osborne played nine games for Northwood, seven of them in the league.

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. ^ "Hornets release Osborne". Sky Sports. Retrieved 2008-08-06. 
  3. ^ "Osbourne eager to impress". Sky Sports. 2008-09-10. Retrieved 2008-10-19. 
  4. ^ "Shots decide on Osborne & Mendes". BBC. 2008-12-29. Retrieved 2008-12-30. 

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