Mickey Demetriou

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Mickey Demetriou
Personal information
Full name Michael David Demetriou
Date of birth (1990-03-12) 12 March 1990 (age 29)[1]
Place of birth Durrington, England
Height 1.8796 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Newport County
Number 28
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2009 Worthing 36 (10)
2009–2010 Bognor Regis Town 42 (2)
2010–2011 Jerez Industrial
2011 Eastbourne Borough 10 (0)
2011–2014 Kidderminster Harriers 108 (2)
2014–2016 Shrewsbury Town 43 (3)
2015Cambridge United (loan) 15 (0)
2017– Newport County 104 (15)
National team
2013–2014 England C
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:42, 19 April 2019 (UTC)

Mickey Demetriou (born 12 March 1990) is an English football player who plays as a defender for Newport County. He has played internationally for England C, making his debut against Bermuda on 4 June 2013.[2][3]

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Demetriou began his career as a striker, playing for non-league sides Worthing and Bognor Regis Town. He was then invited to join the Glenn Hoddle Academy in Spain, where he was converted into a defender, and had a spell playing for Jerez Industrial.[4]

Eastbourne Borough[edit]

On his return to England, Demetriou joined Eastbourne Borough on non-contract terms on 28 January 2011.[5] He made his Conference debut the following day as an 82nd-minute substitute for Steven Masterton in a 1–1 home draw with Grimsby Town, and made nine more appearances over the season.

Kidderminster Harriers[edit]

After departing Eastbourne, Demetriou signed a one-year contract with fellow Conference team Kidderminster Harriers on 20 June 2011.[6] He made his debut on 24 September, filling in for Jamille Matt for the final five minutes of a 2–1 win over Mansfield Town at Field Mill. On 7 February 2012, Demetriou extended his contract with Kidderminster until the end of the 2013–14 season.[7]

He got his first goal on 4 September 2012, a last-minute equaliser away to Braintree Town via a 20-yard strike called a "stunner" by the Essex Chronicle.[8] The following 12 January, he scored his only other goal for the Harriers, a free kick to open a 2–0 win in the season's trip to Mansfield.[9]

Shrewsbury Town[edit]

Demetriou made the step up to the Football League, joining League Two side Shrewsbury Town on a free transfer following the expiry of his Kidderminster deal, on a two-year contract on 3 June 2014.[10][11] He scored the winning goal on his debut, against Tranmere Rovers on 16 August 2014,[12] and subsequently scored on two further occasions that season, an injury-time equaliser in a 2–1 win at Carlisle United,[13] and a consolation against Northampton Town, as Shrewsbury lost by the same score and ended an unbeaten home record in the league.[14]

Demetriou was a first-team regular Playing in the leftback / left wing back role as Shrewsbury won promotion back to League One at the first attempt, and also getting through to the 4th round of the Capital One Cup. Their promotion was secured after a 1–0 away win at Cheltenham Town on 25 April 2015.[15]

On 1 September 2015, Demetriou signed a half-season loan deal with League Two's Cambridge United.[16] Hours later, he made his debut, playing the entirety of a 0–2 home defeat to Dagenham & Redbridge in the first round of the Football League Trophy and was awarded 'Man of the Match' by the official sponsors, an award he went on to win again during a number of appearances and also making The Football League's 'Team of the day' on a few occasions during his time there.[17][18]

After returning to Shrewsbury, Demetriou made his first League One start of the season away to Millwall on 9 April 2016. When goalkeeper Mark Halstead was sent off with a minute remaining and no substitutions remained, Demetriou volunteered to take over in goal to face Lee Gregory's penalty; he guessed the right way but did not save it, and Shrewsbury lost 3–1.[19] After picking up a knee injury (torn meniscus) just 10 minutes in to the same match, although playing the full 90 minutes on it he was later ruled out of action for the rest of the season.[20] When he was subsequently released, he then broke his 5th metatarsal whilst at Fleetwood Town in the preseason of 2016 and was out of action until January 2017.[21]

Newport County[edit]

On 10 January 2017, Demetriou joined League Two side Newport County on a contract until the end of the 2016–17 season.[22] He made his debut for Newport on 21 January 2017 as a second-half substitute in a 0–0 draw versus Barnet in League Two and going on to make a further 16 appearances in the centre back / left sided centre half role.[23] On 1 April 2017 he scored his first goal for Newport in a 1–0 win versus Crawley Town.[24] Demetriou was selected as EFL League Two player of the Month for April 2017, scoring three goals and playing his part in the team that kept four clean sheets that month. Newport, who some deemed down and written off weeks previous, secured their safety from relegation on the last game of the season against Notts County to complete 'The Great Escape'. Demetriou scored a penalty in the 32nd minute of the match and County went on to win 2–1 with fellow central defender Mark O'Brien scoring the winner in the 89th minute.[25] In May 2017 Demetriou signed a two year contract to remain at Newport County.[26]

International career[edit]

In November 2014, Demetriou was approached by the Cyprus national football team, to whom he qualifies through a grandfather.[27]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 18 February 2017.
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[A] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bognor Regis Town 2009–10[28] Ryman League Premier Division 42 2 1 1 9 0 52 3
Total 42 2 1 1 9 0 52 3
Eastbourne Borough 2010–11[29] Conference Premier 10 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Kidderminster Harriers 2011–12[30] 26 0 0 0 0 0 26 0
2012–13[31] 43 2 1 0 1 0 45 2
2013–14[32] 39 0 3 0 0 0 42 0
Total 108 2 4 0 1 0 113 2
Shrewsbury Town 2014–15[33] League Two 42 3 3 0 3 0 1 0 49 3
2015–16[34] League One 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 43 3 3 0 3 0 1 0 50 3
Cambridge United (loan) 2015–16[34] League Two 15 0 2 0 1 0 18 0
Newport County 2016–17 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Career total 221 7 10 1 3 0 12 0 245 8

Footnotes

A. ^ "Other" consists of 5 appearances in the Sussex Senior Cup, 2 appearances in the FA Trophy, 2 appearances in the Ryman League Cup, 2 appearances in the Football League Trophy and 1 appearance in the Football Conference National playoffs.

Honours[edit]

Shrewsbury Town

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mickey Demetriou". 11v11. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  2. ^ "England C braced for 'tough test' against Bermuda". Bermuda Sun. 4 June 2013. Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  3. ^ "Second England C cap is a bonus for Mickey". Worthing Herald. 30 November 2013. Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Mickey Demetriou". Full Contact Law. Retrieved 29 March 2015.
  5. ^ "Eastbourne Borough sign Damian Spencer and Demetriou". BBC Sport. 28 January 2011. Retrieved 9 April 2016.
  6. ^ "Mickey Demetriou signs Kidderminster Harriers Contract". BBC Sport. 20 June 2011. Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  7. ^ "Vaughan and Demetriou extend Kidderminster contracts". BBC Sport. 7 February 2012. Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  8. ^ "Braintree Town vs Kidderminster: Demetriou stunner foils Braintree". Essex Chronicle. 4 September 2012. Retrieved 9 April 2016.
  9. ^ "Mansfield 0–2 Kidderminster". 12 January 2013. Retrieved 9 April 2016.
  10. ^ "Shrewsbury Town swoop to net defender Mickey Demetriou". Shropshire Star. 3 June 2014. Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  11. ^ "Demetriou signs from Kidderminster Harriers". BBC Sport. 3 June 2014. Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  12. ^ "Shrewsbury Town 2–1 Tranmere Rovers". BBC Sport. 16 August 2014. Retrieved 16 August 2014.
  13. ^ "Carlisle United 1–2 Shrewsbury Town". BBC Sport. 10 February 2015. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
  14. ^ "Shrewsbury 1–2 Northampton". BBC Sport. 28 February 2015. Retrieved 1 March 2015.
  15. ^ "Cheltenham Town 0–1 Shrewsbury Town". BBC Sport. 25 April 2015. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
  16. ^ "Demetriou Signs Loan Deal With The U's". Cambridge United FC. 1 September 2015. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
  17. ^ Vaughton, Michael (1 September 2015). "Cambridge United 0 Dagenham & Redbridge 2 – Daggers land fatal blows against U's". Cambridge News. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
  18. ^ "Match report: U's 0 Dagenham 2". Cambridge United FC. 1 September 2015. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
  19. ^ "Millwall 3 Shrewsbury 1 – Report and pictures". Shropshire Star. 9 April 2016. Retrieved 9 April 2016.
  20. ^ "Mickey Demetriou: Shrewsbury Town full-back to miss rest of League One survival bid". BBC Sport. 14 April 2016. Retrieved 24 April 2016.
  21. ^ "Town announce retain list". Shrewsweb. 20 May 2016. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
  22. ^ "Newport County AFC sign defender Mickey Demetriou". South Wales Argus. 10 January 2017. Retrieved 11 January 2017.
  23. ^ Demetriou Newport debut
  24. ^ Demetriou first Newport goal
  25. ^ Demetriou League 2 Player of the month
  26. ^ Demetriou extends Newport contract
  27. ^ "Mickey Demetriou: Cyprus check out Shrewsbury Town defender". BBC Sport. 10 November 2014. Retrieved 15 November 2014.
  28. ^ Official Programme Bognor Regis v Dartford 24/4/2010
  29. ^ "Games played by Mickey Demetriou in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 October 2014.
  30. ^ "Games played by Mickey Demetriou in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 October 2014.
  31. ^ "Games played by Mickey Demetriou in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 October 2014.
  32. ^ "Games played by Mickey Demetriou in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 October 2014.
  33. ^ "Games played by Mickey Demetriou in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 October 2014.
  34. ^ a b "Games played by Mickey Demetriou in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 October 2014.

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