Tommy Elphick

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Tommy Elphick
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Elphick celebrating Bournemouth's promotion to the Premier League.
Personal information
Full name Tommy Elphick[1]
Date of birth (1987-09-07) 7 September 1987 (age 28)
Place of birth Brighton, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Aston Villa
Youth career
Brighton & Hove Albion
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2012 Brighton & Hove Albion 153 (7)
2005 Bognor Regis Town (loan) 17 (1)
2012–2016 Bournemouth 142 (5)
2016– Aston Villa 0 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 June 2016.

† Appearances (goals)

Tommy Elphick (born 7 September 1987 in Brighton) is an English professional footballer who plays for Aston Villa as a defender.

Career[edit]

Elphick progressed through the youth ranks at Brighton & Hove Albion and was awarded a contract in the summer of 2006.

Elphick plays in central defence and made his Albion debut against Doncaster Rovers during April 2007.[2] He was considered to be one of Brighton's best players, winning the 2007-08 player of the season award.[3]

He became the first player at the club to be contracted to play at the club's new Falmer Stadium when he signed a new contract in December 2008.[4]

His older brother Gary was released by Brighton at the end of the 2005–06 season and went on to play in non-league football.

On 10 August 2012, it was announced he would be joining Bournemouth.[5] Again making an impact, he was appointed captain and won the Daily Echo 2012-13 player of the season award.[6]

In June 2016, Elphick was Aston Villa's first signing after their relegation to the Championship and the first signing at the club made by new manager Roberto Di Matteo and under new owner Dr. Tony Xia.

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 12 April 2014.
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Brighton & Hove Albion 2005–06[7] Championship 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2006–07[8] League One 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2007–08[9] League One 39 2 2 0 1 0 2[a] 0 44 2
2008–09[10] League One 39 1 2 0 3 1 5[a] 0 49 2
2009–10[11] League One 44 3 4 1 1 0 1[a] 0 50 4
2010–11[12] League One 27 1 6 0 1 0 1[a] 0 35 1
2011–12[13] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 153 7 14 1 6 1 9 0 182 9
Bognor Regis Town (loan) 2005–06[14] Conference South 17 1 0 0 0 0 17 1
Bournemouth 2012–13[15] League One 34 2 4 0 0 0 1[a] 0 39 2
2013–14[16] Championship 35 1 2 1 2 0 39 2
2014-15 Championship 46 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 50 1
2015-16 Premier League 12 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 14 1
Total 127 5 7 1 7 0 1 0 142 5
Career total 280 12 21 2 13 1 10 0 324 14
  1. ^ a b c d e Appearances in Football League Trophy

Honours[edit]

Bournemouth

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional Retain List & Free Transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 3 June 2013. Retrieved 21 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Elphick makes Brighton debut Seagulls.co.uk, 7 April 2007. Retrieved 25 May 2008
  3. ^ Elphick wins Player of the Season, Seagulls.co.uk, 3 May 2008. Retrieved 25 May 2008
  4. ^ New Deal For Elphick, Seagulls.co.uk, 12 December 2008.
  5. ^ Tommy Elphick to AFC Bournemouth,
  6. ^ Elphick scoops prestigious award Daily Echo, 2013
  7. ^ "Games played by Tommy Elphick in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  8. ^ "Games played by Tommy Elphick in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  9. ^ "Games played by Tommy Elphick in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  10. ^ "Games played by Tommy Elphick in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  11. ^ "Games played by Tommy Elphick in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  12. ^ "Games played by Tommy Elphick in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  13. ^ "Games played by Tommy Elphick in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  14. ^ "Games played by Tommy Elphick in 2005/2006 in Conference". SoccerFactsUK. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  15. ^ "Games played by Tommy Elphick in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  16. ^ "Games played by Tommy Elphick in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 

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