Matthew Etherington

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Matthew Etherington
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Etherington at the Boleyn Ground in 2015
Personal information
Full nameMatthew Etherington [1]
Date of birth (1981-08-14) 14 August 1981 (age 37) [1]
Place of birth Truro, England
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) [2]
Playing position Left Winger
Youth career
Falmouth Town
Peterborough United
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1997–2000 Peterborough United 51 (6)
2000–2003 Tottenham Hotspur 45 (1)
2001Bradford City (loan) 13 (1)
2003–2009 West Ham United 165 (16)
2009–2014 Stoke City 152 (13)
Total426(37)
National team
1997–1998 England U16 5 (0)
1999 England U18 3 (0)
1999 England U20 3 (0)
2002 England U21 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Matthew Etherington (born 14 August 1981) is an English former footballer who played as a winger. He currently manages the under-18 team at Peterborough United.

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Peterborough United F.C. Association football club

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Born in Truro, Cornwall, Etherington began his footballing career at Peterborough United and was a stand-out performer for the Posh, which attracted the attention of Premier League clubs. He joined Tottenham Hotspur in 2000, along with Simon Davies. He struggled at Tottenham and left for West Ham United in 2003. At the East London club, Etherington showed his true form and became a vital player for the Hammers. However, he had personal problems related to an addiction to gambling and in 2009 was sold by manager Gianfranco Zola to fellow Premier League side Stoke City.

Truro city and civil parish in Cornwall, England

Truro is a city and civil parish in Cornwall, England. It is Cornwall's county town and only city and centre for administration, leisure and retail. Truro's population was recorded as 18,766 in the 2011 census. People from Truro are known as Truronians. As the southernmost city in mainland Britain, Truro grew as a centre of trade from its port and then as a stannary town for the tin mining industry. Its cathedral was completed in 1910. Places of interest include the Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro Cathedral the Hall for Cornwall and Cornwall's Courts of Justice.

Cornwall County of England

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At Stoke, Etherington became a vital member of the side under manager Tony Pulis, winning the player of the year award for the 2009–10 season and also played in the 2011 FA Cup Final. Etherington remained a regular under Pulis in 2011–12 and 2012–13 before he was released by Mark Hughes at the end of the 2013–14 season.

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The 2009–10 season was Stoke City's second season in the Premier League and the 54th in the top tier of English football.

Club career

Peterborough United

Born in Truro, Cornwall, Etherington came through the youth ranks at Peterborough United after being spotted by Barry Fry playing for Falmouth Town under-14s. [3] He made his debut in the Football League aged 15 years and 262 days in a 2–1 win at Brentford on 3 May 1997. [4] He made a further two appearances in the following season but made his breakthrough into the first team in 1998–99 when he made 33 appearances in all competitions, scoring three goals. [4] He went on trial at Manchester United in July 1999, but at the end of December 1999, he joined Tottenham Hotspur in a deal that valued him at £500,000. [4] He made a total of 58 appearances for Peterborough in all competitions, scoring six goals. [4]

Barry Fry English footballer and manager

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Falmouth Town A.F.C.

Falmouth Town Association Football Club is a football club based in Falmouth, Cornwall, United Kingdom. They are currently members of the South West Peninsula League Premier Division West and play at Bickland Park. The club were the first Cornish team to reach the first round proper of the FA Cup, which they have done on three occasions; 1962–63, 1967–68 and 1969–70.

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Tottenham Hotspur

Etherington joined Tottenham in a move that saw Simon Davies join the North London club as part of the same deal. Etherington struggled to establish himself during his three-year stint at Spurs and, in 2001, spent two months on loan to Bradford City, [5] where he made 13 appearances and scored 1 goal, against Watford. [4] [6]

Simon Davies (footballer, born 1979) Welsh footballer

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Bradford City A.F.C. Association football club

Bradford City Association Football Club is a professional football club in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. The team compete in League Two, the fourth tier of the English football league system. They are the only professional football club in England to wear claret and amber, and have worn these colours throughout their history. They have though been known by various nicknames, with the "Bantams" being the most commonly used nickname as it appears on the current club crest. Supporters hold West Yorkshire derby rivalries with Huddersfield Town and Leeds United, as well as an historic Bradford derby rivalry with the now non-league side Bradford. The club's home ground is the 25,136-capacity Valley Parade, which was the site of the Bradford City stadium fire on 11 May 1985, which took the lives of 56 supporters.

Having only started five Premier League matches since arriving from Peterborough in 1999, he handed in a transfer request in June 2002, saying he decided his career would be best served away from Spurs. [7] However, no transfer was forthcoming, and he broke into the first team during the 2002–03 season, when he made 25 appearances. [4] despite a lay-off with an ankle injury. [8] He scored his first Premier League goal in a 2–2 draw with Everton on 17 August 2002. [9]

The 2002-03 season was Tottenham Hotspur's 11th season in the Premier League and 25th successive season in the top division of the English football league system.

Everton F.C. Association football club

Everton Football Club is an English professional football club based in Walton, Liverpool, that competes in the Premier League, the top flight of English football. The club have competed in the top division for a record 116 seasons, missing the top division only four times since The Football League was created in 1888. Everton have won 15 major trophies: the League Championship nine times, the FA Cup five times and the UEFA Cup Winners Cup once.

In August 2003, Etherington joined West Ham United in an exchange deal plus cash for Frédéric Kanouté amid a formal complaint made to the FA by Peterborough at the valuation placed on Etherington, who would have benefited from a sell-off clause had it been greater than £500,000, the price at which Peterborough sold Etherington to Tottenham in 1999. [10] Etherington made 51 appearances for Tottenham, 28 of these as a substitute, scoring two goals against Bolton Wanderers in the FA Cup [11] and Everton in the Premier League. [4] [12]

West Ham United

Etherington joined West Ham at the beginning of their two-year spell in the second-tier of English football, playing the final season of the First Division and the first of the Championship. Signed by manager Glenn Roeder, he was part of a transfer deal which saw West Ham player Frédéric Kanouté move to Tottenham and Etherington and £3.5 million coming to West Ham. [13] Etherington's West Ham debut came on 9 August 2003 as he created the chance for David Connolly to score West Ham's winning goal in a 2–1 away win at Preston North End. [14] His opening goal came just over a month later, on 16 September 2003. Now under the managership of Trevor Brooking, following the sacking of Glenn Roeder, West Ham beat Crewe Alexandra 3–0 at Gresty Road in the first ever league meeting between the clubs, with Etherington scoring the third goal. [15] His only red card during his West Ham career was in a 1–1 away draw with Norwich City on 21 February 2004 when he was sent off for two bookable offences. [16]

Etherington was a hit at Upton Park, scoring several goals including a hat-trick in a 5–0 win over Wimbledon on 9 March 2004. [17] He won the "Hammer of the Year" award in his first season at the club and played a significant part in helping the club get to the 2004 Championship play-off final by scoring in the 2–0 win over Ipswich Town in the second leg of the play-off semi-final. [18] Etherington played in the final as West Ham lost 1–0 to Crystal Palace. [19]

The following year, West Ham reached the play-off final again, with Etherington setting up the goal in the final against Preston North End with a perfectly timed cross which was scored by Bobby Zamora, which sent West Ham back into the Premier League. [20] In 2005–06, West Ham made the FA Cup Final before losing on penalties to Liverpool. Etherington scored in the 4–2, fourth round win against Blackburn Rovers and played in the final at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff in May 2005. [21] [22] He was a regular member of the team for seasons 2003–04, 2004–05 and 2005–06, his appearances being more sporadic in the following three seasons. Etherington eventually lost his place in the starting XI due to Gianfranco Zola's preference to play younger players. He completed 195 games for West Ham, in all competitions, scoring 18 goals, [23] before being sold to Stoke City on 8 January 2009.

Stoke City

Etherington with Stoke City in 2009 Matthew Etherington.jpg
Etherington with Stoke City in 2009

On 8 January 2009, Etherington completed a transfer, thought to be for £2 million, from West Ham United to Stoke City, signing a three-and-a-half-year contract. [24] He made his debut for Stoke two days after his transfer, against Liverpool in the Premier League, in a match which finished goalless. [25] He was sent off in his fifth game with Stoke for kicking out at Danny Collins as his side lost 2–0 to Sunderland. [26] He scored his first goal for Stoke in a 4–3 League Cup win over Blackpool on 22 September 2009. [27] Etherington scored his first League goal for Stoke in a 2–2 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers. [28] Etherington went on to have a successful season for Stoke which led him to win the player of the year award. [29] Etherington signed a new four-year contract with Stoke on 11 July 2010. [30]

Etherington started the 2010–11 season in fine form providing a number of assists from corners and left midfield. He scored his first goal of the season in a 3–0 win over West Bromwich Albion and followed this up by scoring a last minute equaliser against Manchester City a week later and then scored another against Wigan Athletic. [31] [32] He scored the opening goal in the FA Cup semi-final as Stoke defeated Bolton Wandereres 5–0, clinching a first FA Cup Final appearance in their 148-year history. [33] [34] Etherington described the performance as the match of their lives. [35] On 28 April, in a match against Wolverhampton Wanderers, Etherington tore his hamstring, leaving him in doubt for the FA Cup Final. [36] He ultimately regained fitness for the final as Stoke lost 1–0 to Manchester City. [37]

In the 2011–12 season, Etherington was again the club's only recognised left winger and he scored twice against his old club Tottenham on 11 December 2011. [38] After some indifferent performances, he has admitted his form has dipped since the previous season. [39] He made his 100th Premier League appearance for Stoke against Fulham on 11 February 2012. [40] He scored the winning goal against Norwich City on 3 March 2012. [41] Etherington lost his place in Tony Pulis' starting line up at the start of the 2012–13 season due to the signing of Michael Kightly, which restricted him to making cameo appearances from the substitutes' bench. [42] He regained his starting place in November 2012. [43] However, Etherington struggled with form and fitness throughout the campaign. [44] He made 33 appearances in 2012–13 as Stoke finished in 13th position and the end of the season, Tony Pulis left the club and was replaced by Mark Hughes. [45]

Hughes changed the team's style of play for the 2013–14 season, and while Etherington stated Stoke had adapted well, a lack of goals was still a concern. [46] As the season progressed, Etherington lost his place in the side to Oussama Assaidi. [47] Etherington left Stoke at the end of the 2013–14 season. [48] [49]

After leaving Stoke, Etherington began training with Millwall and had an offer from manager Ian Holloway to join the club. [50] However, he turned it down and announced his decision to retire from football in December 2014, due to a back injury which he had been suffering from for some time. [51]

In May 2018, Etherington was announced as manager of the under-18 team at Peterborough United, rejoining the club where he started his career over 20 years earlier. [52]

International career

Etherington appeared for the England Under-20 team at the 1999 FIFA U-20 World Cup, playing alongside players such as Stuart Taylor, Ashley Cole, Peter Crouch and Andy Johnson. However, the team failed to score a single goal in their three group matches, and finished bottom of their group.

Personal life

Etherington had a gambling addiction while he was at West Ham, who issued him a £300,000 loan after he accumulated debts in excess of £800,000. He also spent time at Tony Adams' Sporting Chance Clinic. [53] Matthew's father, Peter, has thanked Stoke City for saving his son's career and helping him to combat his gambling addiction. [54] In 2015, Etherington spoke to BBC journalist Victoria Derbyshire concerning the impact of gambling on professional footballers. His own debts caused by gambling throughout his career were reported as £1.5 million. [55] He grew up supporting Liverpool. [56]

Career statistics

Source: [57]

ClubSeasonLeagueFA CupLeague CupEuropeOther [A] Total
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Peterborough United 1996–97 [58] Second Division 1000000010
1997–98 [59] Third Division 2000000020
1998–99 [60] Third Division293101020333
1999–2000 [61] Third Division193201000223
Total51630200020586
Tottenham Hotspur 1999–2000 [61] Premier League50000050
2000–01 [62] Premier League60101080
2001–02 [63] Premier League1101110131
2002–03 [64] Premier League2310020251
Total45121400000512
Bradford City (loan) 2001–02 [63] First Division 1310000131
West Ham United 2003–04 [65] First Division355403031456
2004–05 [66] Championship 394002030444
2005–06 [67] Premier League3327100403
2006–07 [68] Premier League270101010300
2007–08 [69] Premier League1832010213
2008–09 [70] Premier League1321010152
Total1651615180106119518
Stoke City 2008–09 [70] Premier League1400000140
2009–10 [71] Premier League3453111387
2010–11 [72] Premier League3256120406
2011–12 [73] Premier League303202060403
2012–13 [45] Premier League3102000330
2013–14 [74] Premier League1100010120
Total1521313261600017716
Career total42637334201708149443
A.  ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals in the Football League play-offs and the Football League Trophy.

Honours

West Ham United
Stoke City

Individual

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