Sam Cox (footballer, born 1990)

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Sam Cox
Personal information
Full name Samuel Peter Cox[1]
Date of birth (1990-10-10) 10 October 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth Edgware, England
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position Defender / Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Wealdstone
Youth career
2007–2009 Tottenham Hotspur
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Tottenham Hotspur 0 (0)
2009 Cheltenham Town (loan) 1 (0)
2009 Histon (loan) 2 (0)
2010 Torquay United (loan) 3 (0)
2010–2012 Barnet 10 (0)
2011–2012 Boreham Wood (loan) 24 (2)
2012–2013 Hayes & Yeading United 41 (3)
2013–2016 Boreham Wood 82 (1)
2016– Wealdstone 20 (0)
National team
2015– Guyana 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:05, 31 August 2015 (UTC).

Samuel Peter "Sam" Cox (born 10 October 1990) is a Guyanese footballer, who plays as a defender or midfielder for Wealdstone .

Career[edit]

Cox started his career in the Tottenham Hotspur Academy, having previously captained their under-16 team. He joined the academy full-time in the 2007–08 season. During the 2008–09 season, he made 24 appearances in the under-18 team and two substitute appearances in the reserve team. Cox signed his first professional contract in July 2009.[2]

Martin Allen manager of League Two side Cheltenham Town, signed Cox on a one-month loan deal on 1 September 2009.[3][4] He made his debut on 10 October, in Cheltenham's 4–0 away loss to Accrington Stanley.[5] Having failed to break through at Cheltenham he returned to Spurs on 12 October.[6] On 13 November, Cox joined Conference National club Histon on loan for a month.[7] He made his debut in Histon's 2–1 defeat away to Rushden & Diamonds on 14 November, before being substituted in the 67th minute.[8]

In January 2010, he joined Torquay United on loan for the remainder of the season.[9] He was released by Spurs at the end of the season and joined Barnet in June 2010.[10] In May 2012, Cox was released by Barnet due to the expiry of his contract.[11]

On 5 July, Hayes & Yeading United announced the signing of Cox on a one-year deal after being released by League Two club Barnet in the summer. Cox was immediately announced as captain for the 2012–13 season.

On 2 September 2016, Cox signed for Wealdstone.

International career[edit]

Cox was born and raised in England, but is of Guyanese descent. He was called up to the Guyana national football team in May 2015.[12]

Playing style[edit]

Cox plays as a holding midfielder or as a defender either on the left or as centre back.[13]

Personal life[edit]

Cox was Brent Cross cross country champion for four consecutive years from 2003 to 2006 and 800 metres champion three successive years from 2003 to 2005.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Temporary Transfers of Players under Written Contract Between 01/11/2011 and 30/11/2011" (PDF). The Football Association. Retrieved 2011-12-26. 
  2. ^ a b "Biography: Samuel Cox". Tottenham Hotspur F.C. tottenhamhotspur.com. Retrieved 1 September 2009. 
  3. ^ "Cheltenham loan for Cox". Tottenham Hotspur F.C. tottenhamhotspur.com. 1 September 2009. Retrieved 1 September 2009. 
  4. ^ "Martin's Message – new signing". Cheltenham Town F.C. ctfc.com. 1 September 2009. Retrieved 1 September 2009. 
  5. ^ "Accrington Stanley 4 – 0 Cheltenham". British Broadcasting Corporation. BBC Sport. 10 October 2009. Retrieved 10 October 2009. 
  6. ^ Murry Toms (16 October 2009). "Cheltenham vs Macclesfield". Cheltenham Town F.C. ctfc.com. Retrieved 18 October 2009. 
  7. ^ "Histon loan Cox". Tottenhamhotspur.com. 13 November 2009. Retrieved 13 November 2009. 
  8. ^ "Rushden & Diamonds 2–1 Histon". BBC Sport. 14 November 2009. Retrieved 16 November 2009. 
  9. ^ "Torquay snap up defender Sam Cox on loan from Tottenham". BBC Sport. 19 January 2010. Retrieved 19 January 2010. 
  10. ^ "Bees sign Spurs youngster". Barnet F.C. 21 June 2010. Retrieved 21 June 2010. 
  11. ^ "McLeod, Brill lead Bees exodus". Sky Sports. 22 May 2012. Retrieved 22 May 2012. 
  12. ^ "Golden Jaguars open camp for world Cup qualifiers". Guyana Chronicle. 25 May 2015. 
  13. ^ "Allen swoops for Spurs youngster". This is Gloucestershire. thisisgloucestershire.co.uk. 1 September 2009. Retrieved 1 September 2009. 

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