Ricky Shakes

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Ricky Shakes
Personal information
Full name Ricky Ulric Shakes
Date of birth (1985-01-25) 25 January 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Brixton, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Boreham Wood
Number 8
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Bolton Wanderers 0 (0)
2005 Bristol Rovers (loan) 2 (0)
2005 Bury (loan) 7 (2)
2005–2007 Swindon Town 77 (5)
2007–2008 Brentford 42 (3)
2008–2012 Ebbsfleet United 122 (27)
2012–2013 Kidderminster Harriers 17 (0)
2013– Boreham Wood 58 (12)
National team
2006 Trinidad and Tobago 1 (0)
2011– Guyana 12 (2)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:14, 31 August 2015 (UTC).

† Appearances (goals)

Ricky Ulric Shakes (born 25 January 1985) is a footballer who plays for Boreham Wood in the Conference South. He has made over 110 Football League appearances.

Club career[edit]

Born in Brixton, Shakes began his career at Bolton Wanderers in 2004,[1] and made his debut in an FA Cup third-round replay against Tranmere Rovers in January 2004, scoring a last-minute equaliser to take the match into extra time.[2] He failed to make a league appearance for Bolton,[1] and after spells on loan with Bristol Rovers and Bury, joined Swindon Town in July 2005.[3] Shakes made almost 70 league appearances in two seasons at Swindon[1] but was released at the end of the 2006–07 season.[4]

He joined Brentford in August 2007 after training with the club during the summer[5] and scored a late goal on his debut in September 2007 to give Brentford victory at Bury.[6] However, after making 39 league appearances,[1] he was released at the end of the 2007–08 season.[7]

He joined Conference Premier club Ebbsfleet United in July 2008.[8] In August 2010 it was reported that he was on trial with English Football League club Stockport County, before re-signing for Ebbsfleet a few weeks into the season.[9]

Having scored 11 goals for Ebbsfleet in the 2010–11 season, he added to that statistic by scoring 8 goals in 40 league appearances for the club during the 2011–2012 season.[10] On 28 June 2012, Shakes signed for Kidderminster Harriers.[11] Shakes made 17 appearances for Kidderminster in the 2012–13 season,[1] helping the club finish second in the Conference Premier.

On 3 July 2013, Shakes signed for Boreham Wood, with the club fighting off stiff competition from several other clubs to land his signature.[12] Shakes suffered a serious knee injury in pre-season training and is expected to be out for 6 months [13]

International career[edit]

Whilst playing for Swindon Town, Shakes made his international debut, coming on as a half-time substitute for Trinidad and Tobago in a 2–0 victory against Iceland in March 2006.[14]

In October 2011, Shakes was then called up to Guyana for their 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Barbados and Bermuda.[15] Originally, Shakes failed to meet FIFA's age regulations for changing international allegiance, however, Guyana won an appeal in 2010 which allowed him to do so.[15] He made his debut for Guyana in a 2–0 away win against Barbados on 7 October 2011,[16] before scoring his first goal four days later in a 1–1 draw with Bermuda.[17]

Shakes' third international appearance came in the 2–1 victory over Trinidad & Tobago on 11 November 2011 which sealed Guyana's qualification to the third round of the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.[18] In that game, Shakes scored the first goal and created the second for Burnley's Leon Cort, before Kenwyne Jones' consolation for Trinidad & Tobago.[19]

Shakes was eligible to play for Trinidad and Tobago through his mother's heritage, and Guyana through his father's birth.[15]

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Ricky Shakes". Soccerbase. Racing Post. Retrieved 12 July 2008. 
  2. ^ "Bolton 1–2 Tranmere". BBC Sport. 13 January 2004. Retrieved 12 July 2008. 
  3. ^ "Swindon close to signing Shakes". BBC Sport. 15 June 2005. Retrieved 12 July 2008. 
  4. ^ "Swindon release Shakes & Weston". BBC Sport. 17 May 2007. Retrieved 12 July 2008. 
  5. ^ "Shakes in as Brooker leaves Bees". BBC Sport. 31 August 2007. Retrieved 12 July 2008. 
  6. ^ "Bury 1–2 Brentford". BBC Sport. 1 September 2007. Retrieved 12 July 2008. 
  7. ^ "Brentford plan two out and two in". BBC Sport. 8 May 2008. Retrieved 12 July 2008. 
  8. ^ "Ebbsfleet recruit winger Shakes". BBC Sport. 10 July 2008. Retrieved 10 July 2008. 
  9. ^ "County Hand Trials To Guyanese Duo". Vital Football. Retrieved 19 August 2010. 
  10. ^ "Player statistics". Ebbsfleet United FC. Archived from the original on 2013-06-24. Retrieved 26 April 2012. 
  11. ^ "BBC Sport". BBC Sport. Retrieved 29 June 2012. 
  12. ^ "SHAKES, RATTLE AND ROLL AT THE WOOD". Boreham Wood Football Club. Retrieved 3 July 2013. 
  13. ^ "Ricky Shakes". Boreham Wood Football Club. 
  14. ^ "Swindon winger makes T&T debut". BBC Sport. 1 March 2006. Retrieved 12 July 2008. 
  15. ^ a b c "Ebbsfleet United striker Ricky Shakes called up for Guyana World Cup squad". Gravesend Messenger. 4 October 2011. Retrieved 4 October 2011. 
  16. ^ "Barbados 0–2 Guyana". Soccerway. 7 October 2011. Retrieved 12 October 2011. 
  17. ^ "Bermuda 1–1 Guyana". FIFA.com. 11 October 2011. Retrieved 12 October 2011. 
  18. ^ "Ricky Shakes goal helps fire Guyana through to next stage of World Cup qualifying". Kent Online. Retrieved 26 April 2012. 
  19. ^ "Trinidad & Tobago vs Guyana 2011 WC Qualifier". YouTube. Retrieved 26 April 2012. 

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