Oliver Norburn

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Oliver Norburn
Personal information
Full name Oliver Lewis Norburn[1]
Date of birth (1992-10-26) 26 October 1992 (age 26)
Place of birth Bolton, England
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Shrewsbury Town
Number 29
Youth career
Chelsea
0002009–2011 Leicester City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 Leicester City 0 (0)
2011Bristol Rovers (loan) 5 (0)
2012–2014 Bristol Rovers 51 (3)
2014–2015 Plymouth Argyle 14 (0)
2015–2016 Guiseley 20 (4)
2016–2017 Macclesfield Town 24 (5)
2017–2018 Tranmere Rovers 42 (4)
2018– Shrewsbury Town 17 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:31, 6 December 2018 (UTC)

Oliver Lewis Norburn (born 26 October 1992) is a professional footballer who plays for Shrewsbury Town.

Playing career[edit]

He played as a youth team player with Chelsea before moving to Leicester City, where he graduated through to the professional ranks in 2011.[2] He joined Bristol Rovers on a month-long loan deal in late September 2011,[3] later extended to three months, where he played alongside fellow on-loan Leicester teammate Cian Bolger.[2]

He made his debut in senior football on 14 October 2011, when he was an 86th-minute substitute for Bristol Rovers in a 5–2 victory over Rotherham United.[4] By the end of December, Norburn return to Leicester City after his loan-spell at Bristol Rovers finish and spend the rest of the season staying at Leicester City. On 3 July Norburn signed for Bristol Rovers on a permanent basis and agreed to sign a one-year deal with the option for a further 12 months with the club.[5] On the opening game of the season, Norburn made his debut in a 2–0 loss against Oxford United and two months later, he scored his first goal in a 3–1 win over Northampton Town.[6] His second goal came on 5 February 2013, in a 1–1 draw against Cheltenham Town and his third was followed up a month later, in a 2–1 win over Exeter City. At the end of the 2012–13 season, Norburn was offered a new contract by the club,[7] which he signed a one-year contract extension on 24 June 2013.[8]

In 2013–14 season, Norburn had his first team opportunities limited, making sixteen appearances. On 4 April 2014, he left Bristol Rovers by mutual consent. First team manager Darrell Clarke said of Norburn leaving: "Ollie has left the club, and that was mutually agreed. For whatever reason it has not gone well for Ollie this season. Ollie has a chance now to try and earn himself a contract at another club, and we wish him well and thank him for his efforts.”[9]

On 23 July 2014, Norburn signed for Plymouth Argyle as a free agent on a one-year deal. He was released by Plymouth at the end of the 2014–15 season having failed to establish himself in the first team.[10] He started training with Guiseley in late 2015 and then signed for the club after impressing manager Mark Bower in the sessions.[11] On 27 February 2016 Norburn scored a controversial goal for Guiseley in a National League match against Braintree Town, after Braintree Town had put the ball out for a player to receive treatment. The goal stood and Guiseley drew the game 1–1.[12]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 2 May 2015[13]
Season Club Division League FA Cup League Cup Football League Trophy Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2011–12 Leicester City Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Bristol Rovers League Two 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
2012–13 Bristol Rovers League Two 35 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 37 3
2013–14 Bristol Rovers League Two 16 0 4 1 1 0 1 0 22 1
2014–15 Plymouth Argyle League Two 14 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 19 0
Career total 70 3 8 1 4 0 2 0 83 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oliver Norburn at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
  2. ^ a b "Newcomer Norburn challenged to earn starting place at Bristol Rovers". This is Bristol. Bristol Evening Post. 24 September 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2011.
  3. ^ "Bristol Rovers sign Leicester City's Oliver Norburn". BBC Sport. 23 September 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2011.
  4. ^ "Bristol Rovers 5–2 Rotherham United". ESPN Soccernet. ESPN Internet Ventures. 14 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2011.
  5. ^ "Rovers to land Norburn". Sky Sports. 3 July 2012. Retrieved 10 July 2012.
  6. ^ "Full-time: Bristol Rovers 3 Northampton Town 1". This is Bristol. 6 October 2012. Retrieved 25 December 2012.
  7. ^ "Bristol Rovers: Ellis Harrison among eight offered new deals". BBC Sport. 9 May 2013. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
  8. ^ "Norburn commits to Rovers". Sky Sports. 24 June 2013. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
  9. ^ "Oliver Norburn leaves Bristol Rovers". Bristol Rovers. 4 April 2014. Archived from the original on 27 June 2014. Retrieved 4 April 2014.
  10. ^ "Plymouth Argyle: Jason Banton and Dominic Blizzard released". BBC Sport. 15 May 2015. Retrieved 26 May 2015.
  11. ^ http://guiseleyafc.co.uk/first-team-news/oliver-norburn-signs/
  12. ^ "Guiseley 1 Braintree Town 1". BBC Sport. 27 February 2016. Retrieved 29 February 2016.
  13. ^ "Oliver Norburn". Soccerbase. Retrieved 27 January 2013.

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