Neil Jenkins (footballer)

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Neil Jenkins
Neil Jenkins York City v. Eastbourne Borough 1.png
Jenkins playing for Eastbourne Borough in 2009
Personal information
Full name Neil Jenkins[1]
Date of birth (1982-01-06) 6 January 1982 (age 38)[1]
Place of birth Carshalton, London, England
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)[1]
Playing position(s) Defender, midfielder
Club information
Current team
Leatherhead F.C.
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2002 Wimbledon 0 (0)
2002–2004 Southend United 50 (8)
2004–2006 Crawley Town 65 (5)
2006–2011 Eastbourne Borough 177 (1)
2011–2012 Sutton United 12 (1)
2012–2013 Hampton and Richmond Borough 14 (0)
2013 Leatherhead ? (?)
National team
England U20 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:10, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 00:45, 28 November 2008 (UTC)

Neil Jenkins (born 6 January 1982) is an English footballer who last played for Leatherhead F.C. as a left footed defender and midfielder. He started his career as a trainee at Wimbledon before transferring to the then Division Three side Southend United for two seasons, then joining the non league team of Crawley Town and later Eastbourne Borough. During his career, Jenkins has earned a cap for the England Under-20 national team.

Career[edit]

Southend United[edit]

Born in Carshalton, London, Jenkins joined the Essex based team Southend United in July 2002,[2] on a one-year contract. He scored in his debut game against Hull City and by the 2002–03 season was one of the top scoring midfielders with seven goals. One of his best goals was against Lincoln City when he took a 25-yard free kick, although the game was lost 2–1.[3] After renewing his contract, he continued to play throughout the 2003–04 season and was released in May 2004 after scoring 67 goals in 61 appearances.

Crawley Town[edit]

In June 2004, Crawley Town manager, Francis Vines, signed Jenkins to boost his squad.[4] In two seasons made 74 appearances and scored five goals and left the club in the summer of 2006.

Eastbourne Borough[edit]

July 2006 saw Garry Wilson signing Jenkins to Eastbourne Borough who was in the Conference South and helped the team win promotion at the end of the 2007–08 season via the play-offs into the Conference National. Jenkins played over 100 games for Eastbourne Borough.

Sutton United[edit]

On 12 May 2011, it was announced that Jenkins would join Sutton United for the 2011–12 season,[5] the club's first season back in the Conference South, after winning promotion in 2010–11.

Hampton & Richmond Borough F.C.[edit]

In February 2012, Jenkins joined Hampton & Richmond Borough F.C. after being released by Sutton United. [1]

Leatherhead F.C.[edit]

In January 2013 Jenkins joined Leatherhead.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2004). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2004/2005. Queen Anne Press. p. 215. ISBN 1-85291-660-5.
  2. ^ "Jenkins joins the blues". Southend United F.C. 17 November 2002. Retrieved 29 November 2008.
  3. ^ "Lincoln 2-1 Southend". BBC Sport. 21 September 2002. Retrieved 29 November 2008.
  4. ^ "Crawley sign Jenkins". BBC Sport. 17 June 2004. Retrieved 29 November 2008.
  5. ^ "Transfer News". Sutton United. 12 May 2011. Archived from the original on 12 May 2016. Retrieved 12 May 2011.
  6. ^ "First league defeat in five games has Brady wanting a positive response". Your Local Guardian. 11 January 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2015.

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