Peter Gregory (footballer)

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Peter Gregory
Personal information
Full name Peter Gregory
Date of birth (1992-07-25) 25 July 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth Eastbourne, England[1]
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[2]
Playing position Full-back, Winger[2]
Club information
Current team
Free agent
Youth career
Brighton
Portsmouth
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Portsmouth 1 (0)
2011–2012 Eastbourne Borough ? (?)
2012 Lewes 10 (0)
2012–2013 Nottingham Forest 0 (0)
2014 Ventura County Fusion 2 (0)
2014 Beira-Mar 6 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 December 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

Peter Gregory (born 25 July 1992) is an English footballer who is currently a free agent after leaving his most recent club, Portuguese team Beira-Mar. A full back capable to play in either flank, he can also play as a winger.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Eastbourne, Gregory started his footballing career at Brighton's youth setup before moving to Portsmouth Academy; after being offered a scholarship deal with the latter in June 2008, he was a regular first choice in the Premiership Reserve League. He won man of the match awards in FA Youth Cup twice, whilst being also first-choice left back with the under-16's and first-choice right back with the under-18's.

Portsmouth[edit]

Gregory signed a one-year professional deal with Portsmouth on 1 July 2010,[3] being assigned number 39. He played in pre-season matches against Fulham[4] and Bournemouth,[5] and was also taken on the club's North American Tour playing against Club America,[6] DC United,[7] FC Edmonton[8] and Ventura County Fusion.[9]

Gregory made his first team debut on 7 August, replacing John Utaka in the 83rd minute of a 0–2 Championship away loss against Coventry City.[10] He appeared in further twelve minutes in a 2–1 away success against Stevenage for the Football League Cup two days later,[11] and featured on the bench in a 1–1 home draw against Reading on 14 August.[12]

Gregory made no further appearances for Pompey during the campaign, and was released along with nine players on 15 May 2011.[13]

Eastbourne/Lewes[edit]

On 15 November, Gregory signed a contract with Eastbourne Borough.[14] However, after being sparingly used, he joined Lewes in March 2012.

Gregory played in ten matches for the Rooks during the season, all as a starter.

Nottingham Forest[edit]

On 27 September Gregory left Lewes and joined Nottingham Forest.[15] After playing regularly with the U21's, he was released in May of the following year.

Trial periods[edit]

Shortly after being released, Gregory moved abroad for the first time in his career, joining Hansa Rostock in a trial basis.[16] In January of the following year he was selected for the North American Soccer League Combine at the University of California, after training for a couple of days with Chivas USA in October.[17]

In March 2014 Gregory had a trial at Charlton, but nothing came of it.

Ventura County Fusion[edit]

In May 2014 Gregory joined USL Premier Development League side Ventura County Fusion.[18] He made his debut for the club on 8 May, and scored the winning goal in their first round US Open Cup game, a 2–1 win over CD Aguiluchos.[19]

Beira-Mar[edit]

On 12 July 2014 Gregory switched teams and countries again, signing a one-year deal with S.C. Beira-Mar.[20] He made his debut for the club on 17 August, replacing Bilal Sebaihi in the 78th minute of a 0–1 away loss against Oriental for the Segunda Liga championship.[21] On 11 December 2014, Gregory announced on his official site that he had left the club.[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birth registration at findmypast.co.uk". Find My Past. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Portsmouth squad – first team – Peter Gregory". Portsmouth FC. Archived from the original on 28 October 2010. Retrieved 19 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "Young guns pen pro deals". Portsmouth News. 1 July 2010. Retrieved 19 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "Pompey 1 Fulham 0". Portsmouth FC. 31 July 2010. Archived from the original on 3 August 2010. Retrieved 19 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "Bournemouth 0 Pompey 1". Portsmouth FC. 28 July 2010. Archived from the original on 2 August 2010. Retrieved 19 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "Club America 2 Pompey 1". Portsmouth FC. 7 July 2010. Archived from the original on 18 July 2010. Retrieved 19 October 2014. 
  7. ^ "DC United 4 Pompey 0". Portsmouth FC. 25 July 2010. Archived from the original on 30 July 2010. Retrieved 19 October 2014. 
  8. ^ "Pompey Win Edmonton Cup". Portsmouth FC. 21 July 2010. Archived from the original on 24 March 2012. Retrieved 19 October 2014. 
  9. ^ "Ventura County Fusion 1 Pompey 2". Portsmouth FC. 18 July 2010. Archived from the original on 21 July 2010. Retrieved 19 October 2014. 
  10. ^ "Coventry 2–0 Portsmouth". BBC Sport. 7 August 2010. Retrieved 7 August 2010. 
  11. ^ "Stevenage 1 Pompey 2". Portsmouth News. 11 August 2010. Retrieved 19 October 2014. 
  12. ^ "Portsmouth 1–1 Reading". BBC Sport. 14 August 2010. Retrieved 19 October 2014. 
  13. ^ "Ten Players Released". Portsmouth F.C. 15 May 2011. Archived from the original on 24 March 2012. Retrieved 19 October 2014. 
  14. ^ "Former Pompey defender Gregory signs on". Eastbourne Herald. 15 November 2011. Retrieved 19 October 2014. 
  15. ^ "Former Portsmouth – and Rooks – winger Gregory returns to the Championship after signing for Nottingham Forest". Sussex Express. 27 September 2012. Retrieved 19 October 2014. 
  16. ^ "Testspieler Peter Gregory: Über Twitter zum F.C. Hansa Rostock?" [Trialist Peter Gregory: To F.C. Hansa Rostock via Twitter?] (in German). Liga3-Online. 13 July 2013. Retrieved 19 October 2014. 
  17. ^ "NASL Announces 2014 Player Combine Schedule". NASL. 20 January 2014. Retrieved 19 October 2014. 
  18. ^ "Ventura County signs former Portsmouth winger". LA Soccer News. 1 May 2014. Retrieved 19 October 2014. 
  19. ^ "2014 US Open Cup Round 1: Ventura County Fusion rallies to beat CD Aguiluchos to set amateur win record (video)". US Open Cup. 8 May 2014. Retrieved 19 October 2014. 
  20. ^ "Peter Gregory reforça Beira-Mar" [Peter Gregory bolsters Beira-Mar] (in Portuguese). S.C. Beira-Mar. 12 July 2014. Retrieved 19 October 2014. 
  21. ^ "Oriental–Beira-Mar, 1–0: Triunfo no regresso às provas profissionais" [Oriental–Beira-Mar, 1–0: Triumph in the return to professional tests] (in Portuguese). Record. 17 August 2014. Retrieved 19 October 2014. 
  22. ^ Beira Mar Club Announcement

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