Stefan Oakes

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Stefan Oakes
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Oakes in 2010
Personal information
Full name Stefan Trevor Oakes[1]
Date of birth (1978-09-06) 6 September 1978 (age 38)[1]
Place of birth Leicester, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1997–1998 Leicester City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2003 Leicester City 64 (2)
2002 Crewe Alexandra (loan) 7 (0)
2003 Walsall 5 (0)
2003–2005 Notts County 45 (5)
2005–2008 Wycombe Wanderers 110 (5)
2008–2010 Lincoln City 43 (1)
2010 Tamworth 10 (0)
2010 F.C. New York 1 (0)
2011 Tamworth 1 (0)
2013 Oadby Town 9 (0)
Total 294 (13)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Stefan Trevor Oakes (born 6 September 1978) is an English former professional footballer, who notably represented Leicester City in the Premier League during a career which began in 1998 and ended in 2013.

Career[edit]

Leicester City[edit]

Oakes was born in Leicester, Leicestershire.[1] A left-footed midfielder, he began his career at Leicester City. Given his debut as a substitute in a 2-4 defeat to Chelsea at Filbert Street at the age of 19, he represented Leicester in the 2000 League Cup final at Wembley Stadium.

Oakes was released by manager Micky Adams on 4 March 2003.[2]

Walsall[edit]

Following his release by Leicester, Oakes opted to join Colin Lee's Walsall.[3]

Notts County[edit]

He then moved to Notts County but, despite being a regular starter and fans' favourite at the club, he rejected the offer of a new contract in the summer of 2005 and moved to their League Two rivals, Wycombe Wanderers.

Wycombe Wanderers[edit]

Oakes spent three seasons with Wycombe, making a total of 96 appearances in League Two and scoring five goals, before moving to Lincoln City.

Lincoln City[edit]

On 9 June 2008, Oakes agreed to join Lincoln City on a two-year contract, after declining a new contract offer at Wycombe Wanderers.[4]

On 29 May 2009, following the signing of Richard Butcher, Oakes was told that he was free to leave[5] Lincoln City by Imps' boss Peter Jackson. He departed Sincil Bank on 30 March 2010 after agreeing to cancel his contract with the club.[6]

Tamworth[edit]

Following his release from Lincoln City, Oakes undertook pre-season trials with both Mansfield Town[7] and Halesowen Town[8] before signing for Conference National side Tamworth on 11 August 2010.[9]

Move to F.C. New York[edit]

On 20 December 2010, it was announced that Oakes was leaving Tamworth to pursue a playing and coaching career in the United States at New York based club, F.C. New York.[10]

Return to England[edit]

On 5 January 2013 it was announced that Oakes had signed for United Counties League side Oadby Town .[11]

He left Oadby in April 2013, to resume his coaching career in the United States.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Oakes' brother Scott was also a professional footballer. Their father Trevor Oakes was a guitarist in the band Showaddywaddy.

Honours[edit]

Leicester City

Career statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
England League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
1998–99 Leicester City FA Premier League 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1999–2000 22 1 3 0 7 2 0 0 32 3
2000–01 13 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
2001–02 21 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 22 1
2002–03 First Division 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0
2002–03 Crewe Alexandra (loan) Second Division 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
2003–04 Walsall First Division 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
2003–04 Notts County Second Division 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
2004–05 League Two 31 5 3 1 1 0 0 0 35 6
2005–06 Wycombe Wanderers League Two 39 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 42 2
2006–07 35 0 2 1 3 2 0 0 40 3
2007–08 36 3 1 0 1 1 0 0 38 4
2008–09 Lincoln City League Two 28 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 30 1
2009–10 15 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 16 0
2010–11 Tamworth Conference National 10 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
2011-12 Tamworth Conference National 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2012-13 Oadby Town United Counties League Division One 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Total England 294 13 19 2 17 5 0 0 330 20
Career total 294 13 19 2 17 5 0 0 330 20

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing. p. 313. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0. 
  2. ^ "Leicester release Oakes". BBC Sport. 4 March 2003. Retrieved 4 March 2003. 
  3. ^ "Walsall sign duo". BBC Sport. 3 July 2003. Retrieved 3 July 2003. 
  4. ^ "Oakes ties up switch to Lincoln". BBC Sport. 20 June 2008. Retrieved 23 June 2008. 
  5. ^ "Stefan Oakes Can Leave". The Forgotten Imp. 29 May 2009. Retrieved 29 May 2009. 
  6. ^ "Oakes set for departure". Lincoln City F.C. Official Website. 30 March 2010. Retrieved 11 August 2010. 
  7. ^ "Smith strikes for Stags". Mansfield Chad. 18 July 2010. Retrieved 11 August 2010. 
  8. ^ "Yeltz keen on Oakes". NonLeagueDaily.com. 10 August 2010. Retrieved 11 August 2010. 
  9. ^ "Two new Lambs". NonLeagueDaily.com. 11 August 2010. Retrieved 11 August 2010. 
  10. ^ "Latest News around the Lamb". TheLambs.co.uk. 20 December 2010. Retrieved 20 December 2010. 
  11. ^ "Stefan Oakes Joins Oadby Town". Oadby Town Website. 5 January 2013. Retrieved 6 January 2013. 
  12. ^ "Latest News | Potton United FC". Clubwebsite.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-10-26. 

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