|Full name||Ty Gooden|
|Date of birth||23 October 1972|
|Place of birth||Canvey Island, England|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Ty Gooden (born 23 October 1972) is an English former professional footballer. Gooden, who played as a midfielder, featured for teams Arsenal, Wycombe Wanderers, Swindon Town, Gillingham and Canvey Island. He was the first player to be signed in the new millennium in all the British leagues, when he signed for Gillingham in 2000.
Gooden started his playing career at Arsenal, where he featured regularly for the club's academy teams. He then joined up with clubs Wycombe Wanderers, where he again failed to make a senior appearance.
Gooden was then signed by Gillingham manager Peter Taylor for £100,000, in a deal that saw Swindon teammate Iffy Onuora join the Kent club as well. Later that year Gooden won promotion to the First Division with Gillingham, after they beat Wigan Athletic 3–2 in the Division Two play-off Final at the old Wembley Stadium. During the game Gooden provided a cross to Andy Thomson for him to score the winning goal. He went on to have a successful first season in the First Division with Gillingham, helping them to finish 13th in the league. He also scored in an FA Cup tie against former club Arsenal, in a 5–2 defeat away at Highbury.
However, injury hampered the rest of his time at the Gills and, in 2003, he was sold to Canvey Island. In March 2004 he suffered a pull to his hamstring during Canvey's FA Trophy quarterfinal win over Maidenhead United. This injury thus ruled him out of the Gulls Essex derby and for three weeks altogether. Gooden then went on to earn a winners medal as the club won the 2004 Isthmian Premier League title.
Gooden was the scout for Reading in Europe while based in France. Gooden eventually left Reading after they failed to gain promotion to the Premiership. He soon afterward linked up with Sunderland as their French scout. After a brief spell with the Black Cats, Gooden then signed a deal which saw him work as a scout for Arsenal firstly within Belgium and thereafter in France.
His brother, Ian, played for Canvey Island.
- Canvey Island
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