Mark Arber

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Mark Arber
Personal information
Full name Mark Andrew Arber[1]
Date of birth (1977-10-09) 9 October 1977 (age 39)[1]
Place of birth Johannesburg, South Africa
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[1]
Playing position Defender
Youth career
0000–1996 Tottenham Hotspur
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1998 Tottenham Hotspur 0 (0)
1998 Barnet (loan) 8 (0)
1998–2002 Barnet 167 (23)
2002–2004 Peterborough United 69 (5)
2004 Oldham Athletic 14 (1)
2005–2007 Peterborough United 101 (3)
2007 Dagenham & Redbridge (loan) 6 (0)
2007–2008 Stevenage Borough 27 (5)
2008 Dagenham & Redbridge (loan) 16 (1)
2008–2012 Dagenham & Redbridge 163 (11)
2012–2013 Dartford 38 (0)
2013–2014 Corby Town 2 (0)
2014 Huntingdon Town (loan)
Total 611 (49)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Mark Andrew Arber (born 9 October 1977) is a South African former footballer who played as a central defender or a left full back. He began his career in 1996 with Tottenham Hotspur, and retired in 2014 after a short stay at Corby Town.

Following his retirement from playing, Arber moved into coaching, and previously served as an academy coach at Arsenal.

Career[edit]

He began his career with Tottenham Hotspur in 1996; he made no appearances in the first team prior to him leaving in 1998, being sent out on loan to Barnet that year, where he made 8 league appearances.

Following his release by Tottenham he signed for Barnet on a permanent contract and became a regular in the first-team squad, making 167 appearances and scoring 23 goals between 1998 and 2002, when he joined Peterborough United.

At Peterborough, Arber was again a regular in the side, making 69 appearances and scoring 5 goals prior to a short stint with Oldham Athletic in 2004; at Oldham, he played only 14 times, scoring one goal.

After his time at Oldham ended, Arber rejoined Peterborough, and between 2005 and 2007 he made 101 appearances, scoring 3 goals. Near the end of his second spell at Peterborough, in 2007, he went out on loan to Dagenham & Redbridge, playing six times.

He left Peterborough once more in June 2007 and joined Stevenage Borough on a free transfer; at Stevenage, Arber made 27 appearances, scoring 5 goals.

On 12 February 2008, Arber rejoined Dagenham & Redbridge on loan until the end of the 2007–08 season. At the end of the season Arber signed for Dagenham on a permanent basis.[2] He soon became captain of the side, leading them to a 3–2 victory over Rotherham United in the League Two play-off final in May 2010.

In May 2012, after making 163 appearances and scoring 11 goals, Arber was released by Dagenham upon the expiry of his contract.[3] Subsequently, Arber signed for Blue Square Bet Premier newcomers Dartford in late July 2012.[4]

Arber had a constant place in the Dartford starting line up in the beginning of the 2012–13 season. However, on 17 November 2012, he fractured his jaw in a 2–2 draw home to Southport. Uncertain of this, he continued playing, going to the lengths of making a tackle with his head. It was confirmed at East Grinstead Hospital that he would be out for 3–4 weeks.[5] He was released by Dartford at the end of the season.

In June 2013, he joined Corby Town as player-coach.[6] He also started coaching at the Arsenal academy until he placed a bet on Mesut Ozil joining Arsenal, tweeting "Lovely bit of 14–1 Mesut’" and was subsequently released.[7] In January 2014, Arber joined Southern League Premier Division side Huntingdon Town on loan until the end of the season.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 24 September 2013.
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Tottenham Hotspur 1996–97[9] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997–98[10] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998–99[11] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Barnet (loan) 1998–99[11] Third Division 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Barnet 27 2 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 28 2
1999–2000[12] Third Division 45 6 1 0 2 0 4[b] 1 52 7
2000–01[13] Third Division 45 7 2 0 2 0 3[a] 0 52 7
2001–02[14] Conference Premier 38 7 2 0 5[c] 1 45 8
2002–03[15] Conference Premier 12 1 0 0 0 0 12 1
Total 175 23 5 0 4 0 13 2 197 25
Peterborough United 2002–03[15] Third Division 25 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 2
2003–04[16] Second Division 44 3 3 0 1 0 2[a] 0 50 3
Total 69 5 3 0 1 0 2 0 75 5
Oldham Athletic 2004–05[17] League One 14 1 0 0 2 0 1[a] 0 17 1
Peterborough United 2004–05[17] League One 21 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 23 1
2005–06[18] League Two 46 2 2 0 1 0 3[a] 0 52 2
2006–07[19] League Two 34 1 4 0 2 0 2[a] 0 42 1
Total 101 3 8 1 3 0 5 0 117 4
Dagenham & Redbridge 2006–07[19] Conference Premier 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Stevenage Borough 2007–08[20] Conference Premier 27 5 3 0 2[d] 1 32 6
Dagenham & Redbridge (loan) 2007–08[20] League Two 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 1
Dagenham & Redbridge 2008–09[21] League Two 42 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 46 3
2009–10[22] League Two 41 4 1 0 1 0 4[e] 0 47 4
2010–11[23] League One 44 2 2 0 1 0 1[a] 0 48 2
2011–12[24] League Two 33 2 0 0 1 0 1[a] 0 35 2
Total 176 12 6 0 4 0 6 0 192 12
Dartford 2012–13[25] Conference Premier 38 0 2 0 4[f] 0 44 0
Corby Town 2013–14[26] Southern Premier Division 2 0 0 0 1[g] 0 3 0
Career total 608 49 27 1 14 0 34 3 683 53
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ 2 appearances in Football League Trophy, 2 appearances and 1 goal in Football League Third Division play-offs
  3. ^ 4 appearances and 1 goal in Football League Trophy, 1 appearance in FA Trophy
  4. ^ 1 appearance and 1 goal in FA Trophy, 1 appearance in Conference League Cup
  5. ^ 1 appearance in Football League Trophy, 3 appearances in Football League Two play-offs
  6. ^ Appearance(s) in FA Trophy
  7. ^ Appearance(s) in Northamptonshire Senior Cup

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J. (ed) (2008). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2008–09. Mainstream. ISBN 978-1-84596-324-8. 
  2. ^ Dagenham sign Stevenage's Arber , BBC Sport
  3. ^ Eight cut loose by Daggers, Sky Sports
  4. ^ "Grosvenor Casinos | Online Casino | UK's Biggest Casino Brand".
  5. ^ "Dartford v Southport.". YouTube.
  6. ^ "Key signing for Steelmen as Arber arrives".
  7. ^ Brint, Andy (2013) Arsenal coach out of job after Mesut Ozil scandal. givemesport.com
  8. ^ "Huntingdon Town sign experienced defender Mark Arber on loan from Corby Town". Hunts Post. Retrieved 5 February 2014. 
  9. ^ "Games played by Mark Arber in 1996/1997". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 October 2013. 
  10. ^ "Games played by Mark Arber in 1997/1998". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 October 2013. 
  11. ^ a b "Games played by Mark Arber in 1998/1999". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 October 2013. 
  12. ^ "Games played by Mark Arber in 1999/2000". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 October 2013. 
  13. ^ "Games played by Mark Arber in 2000/2001". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 October 2013. 
  14. ^ "Games played by Mark Arber in 2001/2002". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 October 2013. 
  15. ^ a b "Games played by Mark Arber in 2002/2003". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 October 2013. 
  16. ^ "Games played by Mark Arber in 2003/2004". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 October 2013. 
  17. ^ a b "Games played by Mark Arber in 2004/2005". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 October 2013. 
  18. ^ "Games played by Mark Arber in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 October 2013. 
  19. ^ a b "Games played by Mark Arber in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 October 2013. 
  20. ^ a b "Games played by Mark Arber in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 October 2013. 
  21. ^ "Games played by Mark Arber in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 October 2013. 
  22. ^ "Games played by Mark Arber in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 October 2013. 
  23. ^ "Games played by Mark Arber in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 October 2013. 
  24. ^ "Games played by Mark Arber in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 October 2013. 
  25. ^ "Games played by Mark Arber in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 October 2013. 
  26. ^ "Games played by Mark Arber in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 October 2013. 

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