Matt Fish (footballer)

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Matt Fish
Personal information
Full name Matthew Fish
Date of birth (1989-01-05) 5 January 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth Croydon, England
Playing position Right Back
Club information
Current team
Ebbsfleet United
Youth career
2005–2006 Crystal Palace
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Crystal Palace 0 (0)
2007 AFC Wimbledon (loan) 0 (0)
2007–2011 Dover Athletic 135 (3)
2011–2015 Gillingham 72 (3)
2014 Portsmouth (loan) 3 (0)
2015- Ebbsfleet United 45 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:59, 20 March 2016 (UTC).


Matthew "Matt" Fish (born 5 January 1989 in Croydon, Greater London) is an English footballer playing as a right back for Ebbsfleet United in the Conference South.

Career[edit]

Fish progressed through the Crystal Palace youth ranks but was released in the summer of 2007 after a short loan spell at AFC Wimbledon.[1] He made the switch to Isthmian League Division One side Dover Athletic in 2007 after a successful trial.[2] He enjoyed a successful spell at Dover, winning two promotions in four seasons,[3] and in the summer of 2011 made the move up to the Football League with Gillingham on a free transfer, linking up with former Dover manager Andy Hessenthaler.[4] He made his professional debut on 9 August 2011, in the Football League Cup 1–0 defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion at the Falmer Stadium, coming on as a second-half substitute for Barry Fuller.[5] On 21 November 2014 Fish joined League Two club Portsmouth on loan until 3 January 2015.[6]

In January 2015 Fish left Gillingham and joined Ebbsfleet United of Conference South.[7]

Honours[edit]

Dover Athletic
Gillingham

References[edit]

  1. ^ "...but there's good news as Fish stays on". 2010-05-18. Retrieved 2011-09-12. 
  2. ^ "Matt Fish signs on". 2007-07-23. Retrieved 2011-09-12. 
  3. ^ "Matt Fish profile". 2011-08-22. Retrieved 2011-08-22. 
  4. ^ "Gillingham sign Chris Whelpdale, Danny Kedwell, Andy Frampton, Lewis Montrose, Matt Fish and Ross Flitney". 2011-08-22. Retrieved 2011-08-22. 
  5. ^ "Brighton 1-0 Gillingham". BBC News. 2011-08-09. Retrieved 2011-08-12. 
  6. ^ "Bean and Fish arrive on loan". Portsmouth FC. 2014-11-21. Retrieved 2014-11-21. 
  7. ^ "Ebbsfleet United sign full-back Matt Fish from Gillingham and former Northampton Town defender Kelvin Langmead". Kent Online. 10 January 2015. Retrieved 11 January 2015. 

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