Kerry Mayo

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Kerry Mayo
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Personal information
Date of birth (1977-09-21) 21 September 1977 (age 39)
Place of birth Haywards Heath, England[1]
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Newhaven
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–2009 Brighton & Hove Albion 413 (12)
2008 Lewes (loan) 6 (0)
2010– Newhaven 17 (11)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 May 2009.

Kerry Mayo (born 21 September 1977) is an English former professional footballer who played as a left back.

Career[edit]

Born in Haywards Heath, West Sussex, Mayo was a trainee with Brighton & Hove Albion and signed a professional contract with them in July 1996. He played over 400 games for the club, becoming one of its longest-serving players.

On 6 May 2008, it was confirmed that Mayo, along with experienced trio Guy Butters, Gary Hart and Paul Reid had been released from the club by then manager Dean Wilkins.[2] Hart and Mayo signed new contracts after impressing during pre-season under new manager Micky Adams.[3]

In September 2008 Mayo joined Conference National team Lewes on loan for a month.[4] Mayo returned to Brighton on 10 October after suffering cruciate knee ligament damage[5]

It was announced on 12 May 2009, that Mayo would be leaving Brighton after the expiry of his contract at the end of June 2009.[6] During his 14 years at Brighton, Mayo played in 413 league & cup games and scored 12 goals. On 14 July 2009, Mayo announced his retirement from professional football after failing to recover from a groin/hip injury.[7]

On 18 November 2010, Mayo decided to join his local side Newhaven where he scored in a 4-2 win over Pease Pottage[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hugman, Barry J. (ed) (2008). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2008–09. Mainstream. ISBN 978-1-84596-324-8. 
  2. ^ Albion release experienced quartet The Argus, 6 May 2008. Retrieved 6 May 2008
  3. ^ Hart and Mayo offered new contracts, BBC Sport, 24 July 2008. Retrieved 28 July 2008
  4. ^ Sussex Express, 9 September 2008. Retrieved 9 September 2008
  5. ^ Team News for Leeds Trip, Seagulls World, 10 October 2008. Retrieved 10 October 2008
  6. ^ New Deals for Three, Seagulls World, 12 May 2009. Retrieved 12 May 2009
  7. ^ Kerry Mayo is weighing up his options after a forced retirement, Give Me Football, 14 July 2009. Retrieved 14 July 2009
  8. ^ Mayo Joins Newhaven FC North Stand Chat, 26 November 2010. Retrieved 26 November 2010

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