Zain Westbrooke

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Zain Westbrooke
Personal information
Full name Zain Sam Westbrooke[1]
Date of birth (1996-10-28) 28 October 1996 (age 22)
Place of birth Chertsey, England[2]
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[3]
Playing position Central midfielder
Club information
Current team
Coventry City
Number 25
Youth career
0000–2011 Chelsea
2011–2015 Brentford
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2018 Brentford 1 (0)
2017Solihull Moors (loan) 2 (0)
2017–2018Leyton Orient (loan) 5 (0)
2018– Coventry City 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:43, 4 May 2019 (UTC)

Zain Sam Westbrooke (born 28 October 1996) is an English professional football central midfielder who plays for Coventry City. He is a product of the Brentford academy.

Career[edit]

Brentford[edit]

Westbrooke began his career in the academy at Chelsea, before moving to West London neighbours Brentford in 2011 and signing scholarship forms at the end of the 2012–13 season.[4][5][6] By the completion of his scholarship in April 2015, he had made 55 appearances and scored four goals for the youth team,[7][8][9] in addition to scoring two goals in eight matches for the Development Squad during the 2014–15 season.[10] Westbrooke signed a one-year Development Squad contract for the 2015–16 season and by November 2015 he had impressed sufficiently to sign a one-year extension.[11][12] He finished 2015–16 with 23 appearances and one goal.[13] Westbrooke was named captain of the new B team for the 2016–17 season and signed a new one-year contract on 17 February 2017.[5] He topped the B team's appearance-chart during the 2016–17 season, having made 38 appearances and scored six goals.[14]

Westbrooke was called into the first team squad for the final two matches of the 2016–17 season and made his debut in the West London derby with Fulham as a 76th-minute substitute for Konstantin Kerschbaumer on 29 April 2017.[15] Westbrooke was named as the club's 2016–17 B Team Players' Player of the Year on 7 May.[16] Mounting injuries led to his inclusion on the bench for a league match versus Ipswich Town on 19 August 2017, but he remained an unused substitute during the 2–0 defeat.[17] Westbrooke subsequently spent much of the first half of the 2017–18 season away on loan and after his return on 10 January 2018,[14][18] he spent the remainder of the campaign with the B team.[19] He departed Griffin Park on 10 May 201, having made just one first team appearance.[20]

Solihull Moors (loan)[edit]

On 1 September 2017, Westbrooke joined National League strugglers Solihull Moors on a one-month youth loan.[21] He made his debut the following day as a 69th-minute substitute for Darren Carter in a 1–0 defeat to Aldershot Town.[22] Westbrooke made his first start for the club in the following match versus Chester and assisted Oladapo Afolayan for the Moors' first goal, but received the first red card of his career after 74 minutes of the 2–0 victory.[23] After serving his suspension, Westbrooke failed to make any further appearances before his loan expired in late September.[18]

Leyton Orient (loan)[edit]

On 11 October 2017, Westbrooke joined National League club Leyton Orient on a 93-day loan.[24][25] He made 8 appearances before dropping out of the squad entirely in mid-December and he returned to Brentford when his loan expired on 10 January 2018.[14][26]

Coventry City[edit]

On 10 May 2018, Westbrooke joined Coventry City on a two-year contract on a free transfer, with the option of a further year, effective 1 July 2018.[27] The club's victory in the 2018 League Two play-off Final, after the announcement of his transfer, meant that he began his time with the club in League One.[28] After a substitute appearance in an EFL Trophy group stage match, Westbrooke made his full debut for the club with a start in a 1–0 win over Southend United on 29 December 2018.[29] He had a short run in the team in late-January and early-February 2019 and finished the 2018–19 season with eight appearances.[29][30]

Personal life[edit]

Westbrooke attended Woking High School[4].

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 4 May 2019
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Brentford 2016–17[31] Championship 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2017–18[22] 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Solihull Moors (loan) 2017–18[22] National League 2 0 2 0
Leyton Orient (loan) 2017–18[26] National League 5 0 3 0 0 0 8 0
Coventry City 2018–19[29] League One 7 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 8 0
Career total 15 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 19 0
  1. ^ Appearance in the EFL Trophy

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EFL Retained List 2015/16" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Zain Westbrooke". 11v11.com. Retrieved 10 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Brentford FC – Brentford B – Midfielder – Zain Westbrooke". www.brentfordfc.com. Archived from the original on 6 September 2017. Retrieved 2 July 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Woking High School – Winter 2010 Newsletter" (PDF). p. 20. Retrieved 10 May 2018.
  5. ^ a b Brett, Ciaran. "Brentford B captain Zain Westbrooke signs new one-year contract". Retrieved 30 April 2017.
  6. ^ Wickham, Chris. "ACADEMY CONTRACTS". www.brentfordfc.co.uk. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
  7. ^ Brett, Ciaran. "YOUTH TEAM STATS 2012/13". www.brentfordfc.co.uk. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
  8. ^ Brett, Ciaran. "2013/14 YOUTH TEAM STATISTICS". www.brentfordfc.co.uk. Retrieved 23 April 2016.
  9. ^ Brett, Ciaran. "2014/15 Youth Team player statistics". www.brentfordfc.co.uk. Retrieved 23 April 2016.
  10. ^ Brett, Ciaran. "2014/15 Development Squad Stats". www.brentfordfc.co.uk. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
  11. ^ Brett, Ciaran. "Zain Westbrooke looking forward to working under Lee Carsley in Development Squad as he signs Brentford deal". www.brentfordfc.co.uk. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
  12. ^ Wickham, Chris. "James Ferry, Zain Westbrooke and Tom Field sign new contracts". www.brentfordfc.co.uk. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
  13. ^ "Brentford B Player Statistics". www.brentfordfc.co.uk. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
  14. ^ a b c "Brentford FC Zain Westbrooke returns from Orient loan". Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  15. ^ "Zain Westbrooke Player Profile – ESPN FC". www.espnfc.co.uk. Retrieved 7 May 2017.
  16. ^ a b Brett, Ciaran. "Awards picked up at Brentford Player of the Year Dinner". Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  17. ^ "Zain Westbrooke Player Profile – ESPN FC". www.espnfc.co.uk. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  18. ^ a b "Brentford FC Reece Cole and Zain Westbrooke return to Jersey Road". Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  19. ^ "Zain Westbrooke: 'we're a strong force'". Retrieved 6 May 2018.
  20. ^ "Zain Westbrooke moves on". Retrieved 10 May 2018.
  21. ^ "Brentford FC Zain Westbrooke joins Solihull Moors on loan". Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  22. ^ a b c "Games played by Zain Westbrooke in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  23. ^ "Brentford FC Mixed night for Zain Westbrooke". Retrieved 6 September 2017.
  24. ^ "Brentford FC Westbrooke makes Orient loan switch". Retrieved 11 October 2017.
  25. ^ Sessions, George (31 October 2017). "Leyton Orient head coach Steve Davis impressed with Brentford loanee Zain Westbrooke". East London Advertiser. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
  26. ^ a b Zain Westbrooke at Soccerway. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
  27. ^ "TRANSFER: Sky Blues Complete The Signing Of Zain Westbrooke". Retrieved 10 May 2018.
  28. ^ "Football Club History Database – Coventry City". fchd.info. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  29. ^ a b c "Games played by Zain Westbrooke in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  30. ^ "INTERVIEW: "It's Been Good To Be Involved"". www.ccfc.co.uk. Retrieved 27 February 2019.
  31. ^ "Games played by Zain Westbrooke in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 30 April 2017.

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