Mark Briggs

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Mark Briggs
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Personal information
Full name Mark Jonathan Briggs
Date of birth (1982-02-16) 16 February 1982 (age 36)
Place of birth Wolverhampton, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Real Monarchs
Youth career
West Bromwich Albion
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2003 West Bromwich Albion 0 (0)
2003–2004 Herfølge
2004 Notts County 0 (0)
2004 Tipton Town 3 (0)
2004 A.F.C. Telford United 6 (0)
2004–2005 Shrewsbury Town 0 (0)
2005 Northwich Victoria 3 (0)
2005 Redditch United 8 (0)
2005 The New Saints 0 (0)
2005 Welshpool Town 4 (0)
2005–2006 Hednesford Town 18 (0)
2006 Willenhall Town
2007 Chasetown 2 (0)
2008 Kalamazoo Outrage 14 (6)
2008–2009 Hednesford Town
2009 Wilmington Hammerheads
2009–2011 Mosta
2010 Charleston Battery (loan) 0 (0)
2011 Tooting & Mitcham United
2011–2012 Rushall Olympic
2012–2013 Wilmington Hammerheads
Teams managed
2015 Wilmington Hammerheads (assistant)
2015–2016 Wilmington Hammerheads
2016–2017 Real Monarchs (assistant)
2017– Real Monarchs
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 June 2017.

Mark Jonathan Briggs (born 16 February 1982) is an English former professional footballer and current head coach of Real Monarchs.

Career[edit]

England and Denmark[edit]

Briggs began his career with West Bromwich Albion, joining them on leaving Sedgley's Dormston School in the summer of 1998 and making no appearances for the Baggies before moving to Danish football for 2 seasons with Herfølge in 2003. While playing for Herfølge, Briggs auditioned for the third season of the Danish version of the reality show 'Big Brother', and made it to the final casting stage.[1] Briggs never appeared on the show, deciding instead to move back to England.

After returning to England, Briggs signed for Notts County, but never played before leaving as the club fell into administration in the summer of 2004.

He then proceeded to bounce around the English and Welsh lower leagues, playing briefly for a multitude of clubs including AFC Telford United, Shrewsbury Town and Northwich Victoria and Welshpool Town.

Briggs settled at Hednesford Town in December 2005, playing 18 games in a season which saw Hednesford relegated from the Conference North, after which he moved on to Willenhall Town. He played nearly the whole of the 2006–07 season at Noose Lane, before making a switch to Chasetown in April 2007.

United States and Malta[edit]

In May 2008 Briggs was convinced to cross the Atlantic by former New Zealand international Stu Riddle to play for Kalamazoo Outrage in the USL Premier Development League as an over-age player.[2] He played the PDL season in Kalamazoo, helping the team reach the PDL playoffs.

After a brief stint back in England with Hednesford in the US offseason, Briggs signed with the Wilmington Hammerheads in the USL Second Division in 2009.

Following the end of the American season, Briggs signed for Mosta of the Maltese First Division on a two-year contract on 1 October 2009.[3]

On 25 February 2010, Charleston Battery announced the signing of Briggs on loan then for remaining season.[4]

While in Malta he fell foul of the club when he was found to be working part-time as a plasterer in April 2010.[5]

He left the club in July 2011.[6]

A spell with Tooting & Mitcham United, whom he joined for the 2011-12 season, was followed in December 2011 by a move to Rushall Olympic.[7]

In February 2012 he rejoined Wilmington Hammerheads for a second spell.[8]

Honors[edit]

Wilmington Hammerheads[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DR tryner de andre". Retrieved 2016-08-11. 
  2. ^ Outrage Roster Complete
  3. ^ "Hammerheads pair in Malta". USL Soccer. Retrieved 1 October 2009. 
  4. ^ "Charleston signs three additions". USLsoccer.com. Archived from the original on 1 March 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-04. 
  5. ^ "Mosta's foreigner working as a plasterer". SportInMalta.com. Retrieved 4 April 2010. 
  6. ^ "Mosta shakes hand with Bogdanovic and Alinho". SportInMalta.com. Retrieved 4 April 2010. 
  7. ^ "Hammerheads bring back Mark Briggs". Wilmington Hammerheads. Archived from the original on 3 April 2012. Retrieved 4 April 2012. 
  8. ^ "Pics snap up Mark Briggs". Pitchero Non-League. Retrieved 4 April 2012. 

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