Mark Ricketts (footballer)

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Mark Ricketts
Personal information
Full name Mark James Ricketts
Date of birth (1984-10-07) 7 October 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Sidcup, England[1]
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender/Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Boreham Wood
Number 4
Youth career
2002–2005 Charlton Athletic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Charlton Athletic 0 (0)
2005 Milton Keynes Dons (loan) 5 (0)
2006–2009 Ebbsfleet United 94 (1)
2009–2016 Woking 240 (3)
2016– Boreham Wood 34 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:26, 16 March 2017 (UTC).

Mark James Ricketts (born 7 October 1984 in Sidcup) is an English football defender who plays for Boreham Wood as a defender.

Career[edit]

Ricketts began his career at Charlton Athletic in 2000 but made no appearances for the first team.[2] He had a loan spell at League One club MK Dons in the 2005–06 season,[3] where he made his debut in the FA Cup 1st round tie at Lincoln City, he made three appearances before suffering a knee ligament injury.[4] Despite the injury, his loan spell was extended for a second and third month,[4] and he made seven league and cup appearances for MK Dons.[2]

At the end of the season, he was released by Charlton after the club decided not to offer him a new contract,[5] and joined Ebbsfleet United in August 2006.[6] He made 31 appearances for Ebbsfleet in the 2006–07 season,[7] and his performances were rewarded with a new contract in May 2007.[8] A knee injury that required surgery interrupted the beginning of Rickett's 2007–08 season,[9] but he returned to the side at the end of September 2007 and went on to make 30 appearances that season.[10] He was put on standby for the England C squad in February 2008,[11] and collected a winners medal when Ebbsfleet won the FA Trophy at Wembley Stadium in May 2008.[12] He signed a new contract in June 2008.[13]

In June 2009, Ricketts signed for Conference South club Woking.[14] In 2010, Ricketts was made club captain. Ricketts quickly became a fan favourite at Woking and went on to make over 200 league appearances before leaving in June 2016.

On 10 June 2016, Ricketts joined National League rival Boreham Wood on a free transfer.[15] On 6 August 2016, Ricketts made his Boreham Wood debut in a 1–0 victory over Forest Green Rovers, playing the full 90 minutes.[16]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 11 March 2017.[17]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Milton Keynes Dons (loan) 2005–06 League One 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Ebbsfleet United 2006–07 Conference National 30 0 0 0 1[a] 0 31 0
2007–08 Conference Premier 29 0 0 0 1[a] 0 30 0
2008–09 Conference Premier 35 1 1 0 3[a] 0 39 1
Total 94 1 1 0 5 0 100 1
Woking 2009–10 Conference South 37 2 5 0 6[b] 0 48 2
2010–11 Conference South 38 1 6 0 6[c] 0 50 1
2011–12 Conference South 21 0 2 0 1[a] 0 24 0
2012–13 Conference Premier 45 0 1 0 2[a] 0 48 0
2013–14 Conference Premier 41 0 1 0 1[a] 0 43 0
2014–15 Conference Premier 22 0 0 0 0 0 22 0
2015–16 National League 36 0 1 0 4[a] 0 41 0
Total 240 3 16 0 20 0 276 3
Boreham Wood 2016–17 National League 34 0 3 0 6[a] 0 43 0
Career total 373 4 22 0 0 0 31 0 426 4
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Appearance(s) in FA Trophy
  2. ^ Three appearances in FA Trophy, three in Conference South play-offs
  3. ^ Four appearances in FA Trophy, two in Conference South play-offs

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Ebbsfleet United
Woking

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mark Ricketts - player profile". eurosport.com. Retrieved 17 November 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Mark Ricketts". Soccerbase. Racing Post. Retrieved 26 July 2008. 
  3. ^ "Milton Keynes seal Ricketts loan". BBC Sport. 4 November 2005. Retrieved 26 July 2008. 
  4. ^ a b "Ricketts is back at Milton Keynes". BBC Sport. 13 December 2005. Retrieved 26 July 2008. 
  5. ^ "Charlton release reserve team duo". BBC Sport. 20 April 2006. Retrieved 26 July 2008. 
  6. ^ "Fleet recruit ex-Addicks defender". BBC Sport. 10 August 2006. Retrieved 26 July 2008. 
  7. ^ "Games played by Mark Ricketts in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Racing Post. Retrieved 26 July 2008. 
  8. ^ "New deals for seven at Ebbsfleet". BBC Sport. 14 May 2007. Retrieved 26 July 2008. 
  9. ^ "Ebbsfleet's Ricketts has surgery". BBC Sport. 29 August 2007. Retrieved 26 July 2008. 
  10. ^ "Games played by Mark Ricketts in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Racing Post. Retrieved 26 July 2008. 
  11. ^ "Fleet's Cronin in England call-up". BBC Sport. 6 February 2008. Retrieved 26 July 2008. 
  12. ^ "Ebbsfleet 1–0 Torquay". BBC Sport. 15 May 2008. Retrieved 15 June 2008. 
  13. ^ "Daish reshuffles Ebbsfleet squad". BBC Sport. 1 June 2008. Retrieved 26 July 2008. 
  14. ^ "New Signing". Woking F.C. Official website. 5 June 2009. Archived from the original on 7 June 2009. Retrieved 5 June 2009. 
  15. ^ "GARRARD MAKES HIS MARK". Boreham Wood F.C. 10 June 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2016. 
  16. ^ "Boreham Wood vs. Forest Green Rovers". Soccerway. 6 August 2016. Retrieved 13 August 2016. 
  17. ^ "Mark Ricketts". Aylesbury United FC. Retrieved 8 February 2017. 

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