Sam Deering

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Sam Deering
Personal information
Full name Sam Deering
Date of birth (1991-02-26) 26 February 1991 (age 26)
Place of birth Stepney, England[1]
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Ebbsfleet United
Youth career
Charlton Athletic
2006–2008 Oxford United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Oxford United 50 (4)
2009 Newport County (loan) 4 (0)
2010 Newport County (loan) 3 (0)
2011 Barnet (loan) 16 (2)
2011–2012 Barnet 44 (3)
2012–2014 Cheltenham Town 67 (0)
2014–2016 Whitehawk 63 (16)
2016– Ebbsfleet United 20 (3)
National team
2010 England C 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:08, 30 September 2016 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19:52, 26 July 2011 (UTC)

Sam Deering (born 26 February 1991) is an English footballer who plays for Ebbsfleet United in the National League as a midfielder.[2]

Playing career[edit]

Deering spent time as a youth team player with Chelsea and Charlton Athletic before joining Oxford United's academy in 2006.[3]

He was promoted to the first team in 2008 and went on to make his first team debut against Weymouth on 12 August of that year.[4] Deering scored twice in December 2008 before breaking his leg against Salisbury City.[5] He was fined and warned about his future conduct later that week after making racist comments on a social networking website.[6][7] In a club statement, the Oxford United chairman Kelvin Thomas said: "We take this issue very seriously. I have spoken to Sam personally and he has been made aware that we will not tolerate such comments." Thomas added: "Knowing Sam and his background I am confident he is not a racist. He must understand he is a role model and even his throwaway comments have an impact on people's lives."[8]

Upon returning to action in September 2009, Deering joined Newport County on loan for a month,[9] making four league appearances during his stay with the club.

He made his first appearance for Oxford in ten months against Altrincham on Halloween, and scored his first goal of the 2009–10 season against Histon on 13 February 2010.[10] Deering signed a new contract in March 2010,[11] and helped the club win promotion back to the Football League in the 2010 Conference play-off Final at Wembley Stadium, most notably by setting up the final and third goal.[12][13]

In November 2010, he rejoined Newport County on loan. He returned to Oxford on 4 January 2011, having made three appearances whilst on loan.[14] In February 2011, he was loaned to Barnet for the remainder of the season, where he helped them avoid relegation.[15] The move was made permanent at the end of the season.[16]

Deering joined Cheltenham Town on 5 July 2012, spending two years at Whaddon Road before moving to Conference South side Whitehawk in 2014. Deering was named in the Conference South team of the season for 2014-2015 alongside team mates Nick Arnold and Lee Hills.[17] Shortly after Steve King's departure as manager at Whitehawk, with his contract due to expire at the end of the season, Deering joined Ebbsfleet United for an undisclosed fee in March 2016. [18]


  1. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 425. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
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  3. ^ "Deering hoping for big gate". Oxford Mail. 30 July 2010. Retrieved 10 August 2010.
  4. ^ "Oxford 0–1 Weymouth". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2010.
  5. ^ "Oxford winger Deering breaks leg". BBC Sport. Retrieved 10 August 2010.
  6. ^ "U's star in racism row". Oxford Mail. Retrieved 10 August 2010.
  7. ^ "Injured Oxford winger Deering fined". Daily Mail. Retrieved 10 August 2010.
  8. ^ "Deering fined for racist comment". BBC Sport. Retrieved 10 August 2010.
  9. ^ "Newport bring in Deering on loan". BBC Sport. Retrieved 10 August 2010.
  10. ^ "Oxford United 2–0 Histon". BBC Sport. Retrieved 10 August 2010.
  11. ^ "Deering signs new Oxford contract". BBC Sport. Retrieved 10 August 2010.
  12. ^ "Oxford United 3–1 York City". BBC Sport. Retrieved 10 August 2010.
  13. ^ "Oxford savour life back in the League". BBC Sport. Retrieved 10 August 2010.
  14. ^ "Two back in, two out". Oxford United F.C. 4 January 2011. Retrieved 4 January 2011. 
  15. ^ "Deering goes out on loan". Oxford United F.C. 8 February 2011. Retrieved 9 February 2011. 
  16. ^ "Barnet sign midfielder Sam Deering from Oxford United". BBC Sport. 23 May 2011. Retrieved 23 May 2011. 
  17. ^
  18. ^ Howard Griggs (4 March 2016). "Sam Deering leaves Whitehawk for undisclosed fee". The Argus. Retrieved 5 March 2016. 

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