Kurtis Guthrie

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Kurtis Guthrie
Guthrie 2013-11-05 15-05.jpg
Guthrie playing for Welling United in November 2013
Personal information
Full name Kurtis Owen Guthrie[1]
Date of birth (1993-04-21) 21 April 1993 (age 24)[2]
Place of birth Jersey
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)[2]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Colchester United
Number 28
Youth career
2001–2009 St. Clement
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 St. Clement
2010–2011 Trinity
2011–2012 Accrington Stanley 13 (0)
2011–2012 Southport (loan) 5 (1)
2012 Bath City 10 (5)
2012–2014 Welling United 54 (8)
2014–2016 Forest Green Rovers 79 (19)
2016– Colchester United 33 (12)
National team
2016 England C 1 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:54, 25 February 2017 (UTC).

Kurtis Owen Guthrie (born 21 April 1993) is an English professional footballer from Jersey, who plays as a forward for League Two club Colchester United.

After beginning his career on the island of Jersey for St. Clement and Trinity, Guthrie moved to England to sign for Accrington Stanley in 2011 making his professional debut the same year. He was sent out on loan to Conference Premier side Southport between November 2011 and January 2012 before moving to Bath City in the summer of 2012. After five goals in nine league appearances, he signed for Welling United, with whom he spent two seasons before transferring to Forest Green Rovers. He spent two years playing for Forest Green, scoring 19 goals in 79 league games. He returned to the English Football League in July 2016 when he signed for Colchester United.

Guthrie has represented England C, scoring on his debut in March 2016.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Jersey,[3] Guthrie began playing local football with St. Clement Sports Club from the age of eight.[4] He broke into the first-team in 2009, before transferring to Trinity in 2011.[4]

Accrington Stanley[edit]

After one season with Trinity, Accrington Stanley took Guthrie on a two-week trial, scoring against Premier League side Blackburn Rovers in his first pre-season friendly appearance for the club. He signed a one-year contract with the League Two side with the option of a further year on 19 July 2011.[5]

He was handed his professional debut on the opening day of the 2011–12 season in a 0–0 away draw at Northampton Town on 6 August.[6]

In November 2011, Guthrie was sent out on loan to Conference Premier side Southport until January 2012 in order to get more match experience.[7] He made five appearances for Southport, scoring one goal before returning to Accrington.[8]

After failing to establish himself in the Accrington first-team, Guthrie was released alongside three other players at the end of the season.[9]

Bath City[edit]

Guthrie signed a short-term deal with Conference South side Bath City on 16 August 2012.[10] He made his club debut on 18 August as a substitute in their 1–1 away draw against Welling United,[11] before scoring a hat-trick on his home debut three days later in a 3–1 win over Maidenhead United.[12]

Guthrie made 13 appearances in all competitions, scoring six goals before leaving the club after his short-term deal expired in October 2012.[13]

Welling United[edit]

Having previously been on trial with the club in the summer of 2012 following his release by Accrington, Welling United signed Guthrie after he left Bath City.[14] He scored his first goals for Welling in April 2013, a hat-trick against Weston-super-Mare. He went on to tally eight goals in two seasons, amassing 61 appearances and helping the club to the Conference South title in his first season.[14]

Forest Green Rovers[edit]

Forest Green Rovers signed Guthrie for an undisclosed fee from Welling in May 2014.[14] He signed a two-year deal with Welling's Conference Premier rivals.[15] He made his debut for the club as a substitute in a 2–1 win against Chester on 12 August 2014.[16] His first start came on 11 October as he played the full 90-minutes for Forest Green in a 1–1 draw with Gateshead.[17] He scored his first goal for the club in a 3–3 away draw against Torquay United on 15 November, before scoring his second of the match and the final goal of the game.[18] He helped his side reach the Conference play-offs for the first time at the end of the 2014–15 season, appearing in the semi-final matches against Bristol Rovers where Forest Green bowed out 3–0 on aggregate.[19] He had scored eight goals in 42 appearances in his first season for Forest Green.[20]

Guthrie scored eleven goals in 45 appearances in his second season with the club as they reached the 2016 National League play-off Final at Wembley Stadium.[21] He played for 77-minutes of the final, which Forest Green lost 3–1 to Grimsby Town on 15 May 2016.[22]

Colchester United[edit]

Guthrie made a return to the English Football League in July 2016 when Colchester United signed him for an undisclosed fee. He agreed a two-year contract on 5 July and his signing was announced by Colchester on 6 July.[23] He made his debut for the club on 6 August in Colchester's 1–1 draw with Hartlepool United at Victoria Park on the opening day of the season.[24] He scored his first goal on 16 August in Colchester's 3–2 win over Grimsby Town.[25] Guthrie scored his first professional hat-trick on 7 January 2017 in Colchester's 4–1 win at home to Carlisle United,[26] and was subsequently named in the EFL 'Team of the Week'.[27] He was nominated for the 'PFA Fans' Player of the Month' award for January but finished third behind Doncaster's John Marquis and Exeter's David Wheeler.[28] He was ruled out for the remainder of the season in March 2017 after requiring surgery for an ankle injury picked up during Colchester's home game against Hartlepool United.[29]

International career[edit]

Guthrie was called up to an England C training camp for the first time in September 2015.[3] On 22 March 2016, he made his England C debut in an away international against Ukraine. He started the match and scored the opening goal in a 2–0 victory.[30]

He featured for Jersey at the 2011 Island Games, where his side earned a bronze medal.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Guthrie's older sister, Serena, is a member of the England netball team who featured in the 2014 Commonwealth Games and won a bronze medal at the 2011 World Netball Championships in Singapore.[3][31]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 25 February 2017.
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Accrington Stanley 2011–12[8] League Two 13 0 0 0 1 0 2[a] 0 16 0
Southport (loan) 2011–12[8][32] Conference Premier 5 1 1[b] 0 6 1
Bath City 2012–13[33] Conference South 10 5 3 1 13 6
Welling United 2012–13[34] Conference South 23 4 4[b] 0 27 4
2013–14[32][35] Conference Premier 31 4 3 0 0 0 34 4
Total 54 8 3 0 4 0 61 8
Forest Green Rovers 2014–15[20][32] Conference Premier 39 8 1 0 5[b][c] 0 45 8
2015–16[21][32] National League 40 11 3 1 3[c] 0 46 12
Total 79 19 4 1 8 0 91 20
Colchester United 2016–17[36] League Two 33 12 1 0 1 0 1[d] 0 36 12
Career total 194 45 11 2 2 0 16 0 223 47
  1. ^ Appearances in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ a b c Appearance(s) in FA Trophy
  3. ^ a b Appearances in National League play-offs
  4. ^ Appearance in EFL Trophy

Honours[edit]

with Jersey

with Welling United

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b Kurtis Guthrie at Soccerbase
  3. ^ a b c "Kurtis Guthrie". Forest Green Rovers FC. Retrieved 5 July 2016. 
  4. ^ a b Burin, Dave (22 October 2015). "Under the League Interviews...Kurtis Guthrie". Under the League. Retrieved 5 July 2016. 
  5. ^ "Accrington Stanley sign striker Kurtis Guthrie". BBC Sport. 19 July 2011. Retrieved 5 July 2016. 
  6. ^ "Northampton Town 0–0 Accrington Stanley". BBC Sport. 6 August 2011. Retrieved 15 October 2012. 
  7. ^ "Guthrie makes non-league move". Sky Sports. 24 November 2011. Retrieved 5 July 2016. 
  8. ^ a b c "Games played by Kurtis Guthrie in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 5 July 2016. 
  9. ^ "Cook releases Reds quartet". Sky Sports. 10 May 2012. Retrieved 5 July 2016. 
  10. ^ a b c "Bath City sign former Accrington striker Kurtis Guthrie". BBC Sport. 16 August 2012. Retrieved 7 September 2012. 
  11. ^ "Welling United 1–1 Bath City". Sky Sports. 18 August 2012. Retrieved 5 July 2016. 
  12. ^ "Teenage striker Kurtis Guthrie is hat-trick hero for Bath City". Bath Chronicle. Bath. 22 August 2012. Retrieved 15 October 2012. 
  13. ^ "HOOMAN IN, GUTHRIE OUT AT BATH". Nonleaguedaily.com. 14 October 2012. Archived from the original on 24 December 2013. Retrieved 5 July 2016. 
  14. ^ a b c Panting, Matthew (12 May 2014). "Welling United forward Kurtis Guthrie joins Forest Green Rovers for an undisclosed fee". Kent Online. Retrieved 5 July 2016. 
  15. ^ "Forest Green Rovers sign Kurtis Guthrie & Sam Wedgbury". BBC Sport. 12 May 2014. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  16. ^ "Forest Green Rovers 2–1 Chester". BBC Sport. 12 August 2014. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  17. ^ "Forest Green Rovers 1–1 Gateshead". BBC Sport. 11 October 2014. Retrieved 12 October 2014. 
  18. ^ "Torquay United 3–3 Forest Green Rovers". BBC Sport. 15 November 2014. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  19. ^ "Bristol Rovers 2–0 Forest Green Rovers". BBC Sport. 3 May 2015. Retrieved 4 May 2015. 
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  21. ^ a b "Games played by Kurtis Guthrie in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 5 July 2016. 
  22. ^ Garry, Tom (15 May 2016). "Forest Green Rovers 1–3 Grimsby Town". BBC Sport. Retrieved 5 July 2016. 
  23. ^ Waldron, Jonathan (6 July 2016). "Colchester United have signed forward Kurtis Guthrie for an undisclosed fee from Forest Green Rovers". Daily Gazette. Colchester. Retrieved 6 July 2016. 
  24. ^ "Hartlepool United 1–1 Colchester United". BBC Sport. 6 August 2016. Retrieved 6 August 2016. 
  25. ^ "Colchester United 3–2 Grimsby Town". BBC Sport. 16 August 2016. Retrieved 16 August 2016. 
  26. ^ "Colchester United 4–1 Carlisle United". BBC Sport. 7 January 2017. Retrieved 7 January 2017. 
  27. ^ "Sky Bet EFL: Team of the Week". EFL. Retrieved 12 January 2017. 
  28. ^ "Doncaster's John Marquis wins PFA Fans' League Two Player of the Month for January". Sky Sports. 9 February 2017. Retrieved 11 February 2017. 
  29. ^ "Colchester United: Kurtis Guthrie and Craig Slater out for season". BBC Sport. 3 March 2017. Retrieved 5 March 2017. 
  30. ^ "FOREST GREEN: Kurtis Guthrie scores on England C debut". Stroud News & Journal. Stroud. 23 March 2016. Retrieved 23 March 2016. 
  31. ^ Loveridge, Ashley (27 July 2014). "Forest Green winger Kurtis Guthrie cheers on his England netball sister Serena at the Commonwealth Games". Stroud News & Journal. Stroud. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  32. ^ a b c d "K. Guthrie". Soccerway. Retrieved 5 July 2016. 
  33. ^ "Games played by Kurtis Guthrie - Bath". Bath City FC. Retrieved 17 April 2017. 
  34. ^ "Games played by Kurtis Guthrie - Aylesbury United". Aylesbury United FC. Retrieved 17 April 2017. 
  35. ^ "Games played by Kurtis Guthrie in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 5 July 2016. 
  36. ^ "Games played by Kurtis Guthrie in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 5 July 2016. 
  37. ^ "WELLING UNITED". Football Club History Database. Retrieved 5 July 2016. 

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