Paul Rodgers (footballer)

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Paul Rodgers
Personal information
Full name Paul Leo Henry Rodgers[1]
Date of birth (1989-10-06) 6 October 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth Edmonton, London, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Bishop's Stortford
Youth career
2005–2007 Arsenal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 Arsenal 0 (0)
2009 Northampton Town (loan) 11 (0)
2009–2011 Northampton Town 56 (0)
2011–2012 Newport County 37 (0)
2012–2013 Billericay Town 18 (0)
2013 St Neots Town 5 (0)
2013–2014 Billericay Town 18 (0)
2014 Farnborough 9 (0)
2014–2016 Bromley 34 (1)
2016– Bishop's Stortford 25 (0)
National team
2005–2006 England U16 3 (0)
2006–2007 England U17 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 05:40, 30 January 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23:10, 12 September 2009 (UTC)

Paul Leo Henry Rodgers (born 6 October 1989), is an English semi-professional footballer who plays for Bishop's Stortford. Rodgers plays as a defender, either at centre half or full back.[2]

Career[edit]

Born in Edmonton, Greater London, Rodgers joined Arsenal in 2005 and was given a professional contract at the start of the 2007–08 season.[2][3] He originally started out as a full back but has since also played as a centre half and made his Arsenal first-team debut in a friendly against Barnet in the 2007 pre-season.[2]

He made his competitive professional debut in Arsenal's League Cup quarter-final against Burnley on 2 December 2008, a match which Arsenal lost 2–0; Rodgers was substituted for Henri Lansbury after 46 minutes.[4] On 22 January 2009, Arsenal announced he was to go on loan to Northampton Town for one month,[5][6] which was later extended to the end of the season.[7] Having been released by Arsenal in June 2009,[8] Rodgers signed for Northampton Town after a trial.[9]

Rodgers joined Newport County in 2011. On 12 May 2012 he was an unused substitute for Newport in the FA Trophy Final at Wembley Stadium which Newport lost 2–0 to York City. Rodgers was released by Newport in May 2012 at the end of his contract.[10] Rodgers joined Billericay Town in 2012. In February 2013 he signed for them on contract, after a string of impressive performances.[11]

In June 2013 Rodgers joined St Neots Town who play in the Southern Football League Premier Division. Following the release from the club in September 2013,[12] he re-signed for Billericay Town.[13] On 18 June 2014 he switched to Farnborough, before being sold to Bromley for an undisclosed fee in September 2014.[14] He joined Bishop's Stortford in June 2016.[15]

Personal life[edit]

Rodgers is the cousin of Bishop's Stortford teammate Joe Benjamin.[16] They also played together at Northampton Town, St Neots Town, Billericay Town and Farnborough.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Players under Written Contract Registered Between 01/05/2010 and 31/05/2010" (PDF). The Football Association. Retrieved 2010-06-30. 
  2. ^ a b c "Paul Rodgers". Arsenal.com. Archived from the original on 20 December 2008. 
  3. ^ Lambrou, Lambros (1 January 2008). "Young Guns: Defender Paul Rodgers". Arsenal.com. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Burnley 2–0 Arsenal". BBC Sport. 2 December 2008. Retrieved 3 January 2010. 
  5. ^ "Rodgers joins Northampton on loan". 
  6. ^ "Profile details". ntfc.co.uk. Archived from the original on 17 February 2012. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 
  7. ^ "Rodgers to stay to the end of the season". Archived from the original on 17 February 2012. 
  8. ^ "Four youngsters turn pro while eight depart". 
  9. ^ Cobblers clinch Rodgers deal Sky Sports
  10. ^ Rodgers released by Newport
  11. ^ "Billericay Go For Beckles and Lokando". Pitchero Non League. 2013-02-22. Retrieved 2013-03-12. 
  12. ^ "Parr cuts costs as duo depart St Neots". Cambridge News. 2013-09-04. Retrieved 2013-09-06. 
  13. ^ "Match Preview; Blues v Bognor Regis Town". Billericay Town FC. 2013-09-06. Retrieved 2013-09-10. 
  14. ^ "Squad Update". Farnborough FC. 2014-09-26. Retrieved 2014-09-30. 
  15. ^ Former Gunner added to defence
  16. ^ "Paul Rodgers in Saints move". Cambridge News. 2013-06-21. Retrieved 2013-07-11. 

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