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Courtney Fitzroy Senior (born 30 June 1997) is an English professional footballer who plays as a winger for League Two club Colchester United.

Courtney Senior
Personal information
Full name Courtney Fitzroy Senior[1]
Date of birth (1998-02-11) 11 February 1998 (age 21)[2]
Place of birth Croydon, England
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)[3]
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Colchester United
Number 7
Youth career
2011–2015 Brentford
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2016 Brentford 0 (0)
2015Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 1 (0)
2016– Colchester United 60 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 08:22, 13 May 2019 (UTC+1)

He is a product of the Brentford Academy and made his professional debut on loan at League Two club Wycombe Wanderers in February 2015. He joined Colchester United on a permanent transfer in June 2016.

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CareerEdit

BrentfordEdit

Born in Croydon,[4] Senior began his career in the Brentford Academy.[5] He was a member of the Brentford under-15 team that triumphed in the Junior category of the 2012 Milk Cup and during the 2012–13 season he broke into the youth team and also made four appearances for the Development Squad.[6][7][8] After signing a two-year scholarship deal in the summer of 2013,[6] Senior topped the youth team appearance charts during the 2013–14 season with 25 appearances.[9] After 25 youth and Development Squad appearances during the 2014–15 season,[10][11] Senior signed a two-year Development Squad contract in June 2015.[12]

Senior made first team debut for Brentford in a 4–0 League Cup defeat by Oxford United on 11 August 2015, starting the match and playing for 75-minutes before being substituted for Akaki Gogia.[13] He was an unused substitute on two further occasions in August 2015, but failed to make an appearance.[14] After scoring two goals in 15 Development Squad appearances during the 2015–16 season,[15] Senior departed Brentford on 28 June 2016,[5] having made just one first team appearance at Griffin Park.[2]

Wycombe Wanderers loanEdit

Senior signed for League Two side Wycombe Wanderers on a one-month youth loan on 9 January 2015.[9] He made the first professional appearance of his career on 10 February 2015, coming on as a second-half substitute for Fred Onyedinma during a 2–0 home defeat by Plymouth Argyle.[16] He returned to his parent club the following day.[17]

Colchester UnitedEdit

On 28 June 2016, Senior joined League Two club Colchester United on a two-year contract.[18] Before he could receive a call into the first team squad, Senior was ruled out of the 2016–17 season after undergoing knee surgery in August 2016.[19] He returned to fitness in July 2017 and made his debut for the club as an 85th-minute substitute for Drey Wright in a league match versus Forest Green Rovers on 26 August 2017.[20][21] Five minutes later, in injury time, Senior scored the first professional goal of his career with a tap-in.[22] He broke into the squad on a full-time basis in January 2018 and signed a new two-year contract on 18 April.[23][24] Senior finished the 2017–18 season with 19 appearances and four goals.[21]

On 29 April 2019, Senior was named Colchester United Young Player of the Year for the 2018–19 season.[25]

Career statisticsEdit

As of match played 4 May 2019
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Brentford 2015–16[13] Championship 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 2014–15[16] League Two 1 0 1 0
Colchester United 2017–18[21] League Two 18 4 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 19 4
2018–19[26] League Two 42 6 1 0 1 0 3[a] 0 47 6
Total 60 10 1 0 1 0 4 0 66 10
Career total 61 10 1 0 2 0 4 0 68 10
  1. ^ a b Appearance(s) in EFL Trophy

HonoursEdit

Individual
  • 2019 Colchester United Young Player of the Year[25]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "EFL: Retained list: 2015/16" (PDF). English Football League. p. 9. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 December 2016. Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  2. ^ a b Courtney Senior at Soccerbase
  3. ^ "Courtney Senior – Midfielder – First Team – Colchester United". www.cu-fc.com. Retrieved 7 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Results for Britain records". Findmypast.co.uk. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Brentford FC Courtney Senior joins Colchester United". Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  6. ^ a b "Brentford FC". Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  7. ^ "Brentford FC". Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  8. ^ "Brentford FC". Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  9. ^ a b Wickham, Chris. "Brentford Youth Team attacker Courtney Senior has joined Wycombe Wanderers on a one-month Youth Loan". Brentford FC. Retrieved 10 February 2015.
  10. ^ "Brentford FC". Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  11. ^ "Brentford FC". Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  12. ^ Brett, Ciaran. "Courtney Senior thinks places are up for grabs as Marinus Dijkhuizen takes charge at Brentford". Brentford FC. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  13. ^ a b "Games played by Courtney Senior in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  14. ^ "Courtney Senior Player Profile – ESPN FC". www.espnfc.co.uk. Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  15. ^ Deacon, Chris. "2015/16 Development Squad Stats". Retrieved 28 December 2016.
  16. ^ a b "Games played by Courtney Senior in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  17. ^ Chris Wickham (11 February 2015). "Brentford Youth Team attacker Courtney Senior returns from one-month Youth Loan at Sky Bet League Two Wycombe Wanderers". Brentford FC. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  18. ^ Waldron, Jonathan (28 June 2016). "Colchester United have signed Courtney Senior on a two-year deal from Brentford". Daily Gazette. Colchester. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  19. ^ "Colchester winger Courtney Senior has been ruled out for the rest of the season". Sky Sports. 31 August 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  20. ^ Hudson, Matt (31 July 2017). "Courtney Continues Comeback". Colchester United FC. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  21. ^ a b c "Games played by Courtney Senior in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  22. ^ "Colchester United 5–1 Forest Green Rovers". BBC Sport. 26 August 2017. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  23. ^ "Courtney Senior Player Profile – ESPN FC". www.espnfc.co.uk. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  24. ^ "U's Flash: Courtney Signs New Contract – News – Colchester United". Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  25. ^ a b Waldron, Jonathan (29 April 2019). "Frankie Kent named Player of the Season at Colchester United awards night". Daily Gazette. Colchester. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  26. ^ "Games played by Courtney Senior in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 27 July 2018.

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