Charlie Colkett

Charlie Colkett (born 4 September 1996) is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Swedish Allsvenskan club Östersunds FK.

Charlie Colkett
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Colkett playing for Chelsea's youth team in 2015
Personal information
Full name Charlie Colkett[1]
Date of birth (1996-09-04) 4 September 1996 (age 23)
Place of birth Newham, London, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.76 m)
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Östersunds FK
Number 22
Youth career
0000–2007 Charlton Athletic
2007–2015 Chelsea
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2019 Chelsea 0 (0)
2016–2017Bristol Rovers (loan) 15 (3)
2017Swindon Town (loan) 19 (1)
2017–2018Vitesse (loan) 6 (0)
2018Shrewsbury Town (loan) 1 (0)
2019– Östersunds FK 25 (1)
National team
2011–2012 England U16 6 (0)
2012–2013 England U17 7 (2)
2014 England U18 1 (0)
2014–2015 England U19 8 (1)
2015–2016 England U20 2 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:44, 11 November 2019 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

ChelseaEdit

In 2007, Colkett joined Chelsea at under-11 level from Charlton Athletic and progressed through the club's academy system.[2] He was part of the Chelsea youth side which recorded back to back triumphs in both the UEFA Youth League and the FA Youth Cup in 2015 and 2016.[2]

On 9 April 2016, Colkett was named upon the first-team substitute bench along with fellow academy players Ola Aina and Kasey Palmer, in Chelsea's 1–0 away defeat to Swansea City. However, he failed to make an appearance.[3] A couple of weeks later, Colkett went onto sign a new three-year deal, with his current contract due to expire in June 2016.[4]

Loan to Bristol RoversEdit

On 31 August 2016, Colkett joined League One side Bristol Rovers on a season-long loan along with teammate Jake Clarke-Salter.[5] On 10 September 2016, Colkett went onto make his professional debut in a 2–2 draw with Rochdale, replacing Hiram Boateng with ten minutes remaining.[6] He scored his first goal for Bristol Rovers which was also his first professional goal, with a late equaliser in a 1-1 draw with Bradford City.[7] On 1 October 2016, Colkett scored the winner in stoppage time to earn a 3–2 win over Northampton Town.[8] Colkett was recalled by Chelsea on 5 January 2017 ending his loan spell with Bristol Rovers with 17 appearances in all competitions and 3 goals.[9]

Loan to Swindon TownEdit

On 11 January 2017, Colkett joined Swindon Town on loan for the remainder of the 2016–17 campaign.[10] Three days later, Colkett made his Swindon Town debut in their 2–1 victory over Bolton Wanderers, assisting Yaser Kasim's late winner in the 89th minute, before being replaced by Sean Murray with seconds remaining.[11] On 14 March 2017, Colkett scored his first goal for Swindon in their 4–2 home defeat against Sheffield United, netting the hosts opener of the evening from 20-yards out.[12]

Loan to VitesseEdit

On 6 July 2017, Colkett joined Vitesse on loan for the 2017–18 campaign.[13] On 5 August 2017, Colkett made his Vitesse debut during their Johan Cruyff Shield tie against Feyenoord, replacing Thomas Bruns in the 1–1 draw, which Feyenoord eventually won on penalties.[14] On 31 January 2018, after only appearing eleven times, including two starts all season, Colkett's loan spell was terminated and he returned to Chelsea.[15]

Loan to Shrewsbury TownEdit

On 21 July 2018, Colkett joined League One side Shrewsbury Town on loan for the 2018–19 campaign.[16] He started in the season-opening 1–0 home loss to Bradford City but made only five more appearances – all in cups – before Shrewsbury ended his loan prematurely on New Year's Eve.[17]

Östersunds FKEdit

On 25 January 2019, Colkett signed for Östersunds FK on a 3​12-year deal for a "small fee".[18] He scored his first Allsvenskan goal from distance in a 3–2 home win over Falkenbergs FF on 7 April.[19]

International careerEdit

Colkett has represented England from under-16 level to under-20 level.

Career statisticsEdit

As of match played 7 December 2017.[20]
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Chelsea 2015–16 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bristol Rovers (loan) 2016–17 League One 15 3 0 0 0 0 2[a] 0 17 3
Swindon Town (loan) 2016–17 League One 19 1 19 1
Vitesse (loan) 2017–18 Eredivisie 6 0 1 0 4[b] 0 11 0
Shrewsbury Town (loan) 2018–19 League One 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 40 4 1 0 0 0 6 0 47 4
  1. ^ Appearance(s) in EFL Trophy
  2. ^ One appearance in Johan Cruyff Shield, three in UEFA Europa League

HonoursEdit

Chelsea Reserves[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Updated squads for 2017/18 Premier League confirmed". Premier League. 2 February 2018. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Charlie Colkett". TheChels.info.
  3. ^ "Swansea City 1-0 Chelsea". BBC Sport. 9 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Colkett commits". Chelsea F.C. 22 April 2016. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Clarke-Salter and Colkett head to Rovers". Chelsea Official Site. 31 August 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  6. ^ "Bristol Rovers 2-2 Rochdale". BBC Sport. 10 September 2016. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  7. ^ "Bradford City 1-1 Bristol Rovers: Chelsea starlet Charlie Colkett's first senior goal earns draw". www.bristolpost.co.uk. 17 September 2016. Retrieved 17 September 2016.[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "Northampton Town 2-3 Bristol Rovers". BBC Sport. 1 October 2016.
  9. ^ "CHELSEA RECALL CHARLIE COLKETT". Bristol Rovers. 5 January 2017. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  10. ^ "Trio loaned west". Chelsea Official Site. 11 January 2017. Retrieved 11 January 2017.
  11. ^ "Bolton Wanderers 1-2 Swindon Town". BBC Sport. 14 January 2017. Retrieved 15 March 2017.
  12. ^ "Swindon Town 2-4 Sheffield United". BBC Sport. 14 March 2017. Retrieved 15 March 2017.
  13. ^ "Charlie Colkett kiest voor Vitesse". Vitesse. 6 July 2017. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  14. ^ "Feyenoord vs. Vitesse". Soccerway. 5 August 2017. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  15. ^ "Academy player loan news". Chelsea FC. 31 January 2018. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  16. ^ "Shrewsbury sign Chelsea's Charlie Colkett on loan". Shropshire Star. 21 July 2017. Retrieved 21 July 2017.
  17. ^ Cox, Lewis (31 December 2018). "Charlie Colkett returns to Chelsea after Shrewsbury Town loan ended". Shropshire Star. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  18. ^ "Ostersunds agree deal to sign Chelsea youngster Charlie Colkett". Sky Sports News. 25 January 2019. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  19. ^ "ÖFK vann över Falkenberg" [ÖFK win against Falkenberg] (in Swedish). Sveriges Radio. 7 April 2019. Retrieved 14 April 2019.
  20. ^ Charlie Colkett at Soccerway

External linksEdit