Chris Stokes (footballer)

Chris Stokes
Personal information
Full name Christopher Martin Thomas Stokes[1]
Date of birth 8 March 1991 (1991-03-08) (age 20)
Place of birth Frome, England
Height 1.84 m (6 ft  12 in)
Playing position Left-Back/centre back
Club information
Current club Forest Green Rovers
Number 3
Youth career
2005–2009 Bolton Wanderers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Bolton Wanderers 0 (0)
2010 Crewe Alexandra (loan) 2 (0)
2010- Forest Green Rovers 33 (1)
National team
2007 England U17 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 March 2010.
† Appearances (Goals).

Christopher Martin Thomas (Chris) Stokes (born 8 March 1991) is an English footballer who plays for Forest Green Rovers in the Conference National.

Career

Stokes is an English left-back who has been capped by England at Under 17's level.[2] He has played for Southampton and Bristol City youth teams before joining Bolton Wanderers at the age of 14 for an undisclosed fee. He has captained the Wanderers at youth level during their successful run to the Youth Cup quarter finals in the 2008–09 season, scoring a penalty against Liverpool at Anfield and was a regular in Bolton's reserve team.[3]

[4] On 12 March 2010, he signed for Crewe Alexandra on a one-month loan deal,[5] making his debut two days later in a 1–1 draw with Torquay United and played 90 minutes.[6]

On 11 May 2010, Stokes was released by Bolton Wanderers following the expiry of his contract.[7]

On 21 July 2010, Stokes opted to quit his trial period at Crewe in order to take up a similar opportunity at Walsall. Not offered a contract by Saddlers manager Chris Hutchings, On the 11th of November 2010 he signed permanently for Forest Green.[8]

It took until February 19, 2011 for Stokes to make his Forest Green debut in a 1-1 home draw against Darlington.[9] After impressing in his first few months at Forest Green, Stokes was offered a new contract for the 2011-12 season.[10]

On 24 August 2011 it was announced that Stokes had been included in the England C Squad to face the India national under-23 football team side on 6 September.[11]

Despite scoring his first goal for the club in a pre season friendly with Hellenic Premier Division side Slimbridge in August 2011, Stokes scored his first league goal for Forest Green in a 3-0 win over Bath City on 29 August 2011.[12]

References

  1. ^ "Search 1984 to 2006 – Birth, Marriage and Death indexes". Findmypast.com. http://www.findmypast.com/post84BMDSearchStart.action?redef=0&searchType=B. Retrieved 2010-03-14. 
  2. ^ "Ice cool Donaldson". TheFA.com. 2007-07-30. http://www.thefa.com/England/MensUnder17s/NewsAndFeatures/2009/England17NordicIce. Retrieved 2010-03-14. 
  3. ^ "Wanderers' FA Youth Cup adventure". http://www.bwfc.co.uk/page/Academy/0,,1004~1573004,00.html. 
  4. ^ "Stokes Joins Crewe". bwfc.co.uk. 2010-03-12. http://www.bwfc.co.uk/page/General/0,,1004~1991589,00.html. Retrieved 2010-03-14. 
  5. ^ "Crewe agree loan deal for Bolton defender Chris Stokes". BBC Sport. 2010-03-12. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/c/crewe_alexandra/8564042.stm. Retrieved 2010-03-14. 
  6. ^ "Torquay 1–1 Crewe". crewealex.net. 2010-03-13. http://www.crewealex.net/page/MatchReport/0,,10414~49302,00.html. Retrieved 2010-03-14. 
  7. ^ "Trio Sign Extended Deals". www.bwfc.co.uk. 2010-05-11. http://www.bwfc.co.uk/page/General/0,,1004~2049901,00.html. Retrieved 2010-05-16. 
  8. ^ "Ex-Bolton defender Chris Stokes joins Forest Green". BBC Sport. 2010-11-11. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/f/forest_green_rovers/9180189.stm. Retrieved 2010-11-11. 
  9. ^ "Forest Green Rovers 1-1 Darlington". BBC Sport. 2011-02-19. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_conf/9394891.stm. Retrieved 2011-02-19. 
  10. ^ "Forest Green Rovers offer 11 players new deals". BBC Sport. 11 May 2011. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/f/forest_green_rovers/9482650.stm. Retrieved 25 August 2011. 
  11. ^ "England call for Forest Green Six". 24 August 2011. http://www.forestgreenroversfc.com/news/first-team-news/2011/england-call-for-forest-green-six. Retrieved 24 August 2011. 
  12. ^ "Forest Green Rovers 3-0 Bath City". BBC Sport. 29 August 2011. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/14683491.stm. Retrieved 29 August 2011. 

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