Southend United Football Club database
Sammy Shrimper
Players sorted alphabetically
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Players listed if they have started or come on as a substitute in one or more league or first team cup games since 1920
KEY i indicates first time at club ii second time etc. | Last updated | Click on column to sort

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# Name L i Position Joined From Fee Left To Fee Play Sub Goal
1   Ben Abbey i Forward 27 Oct 2000 Oxford United 1 Jul 2001 Crawley Town 21 10 9
2   Peter Abbott i Forward 1 Jul 1977 Crewe Alexandra 1 Jun 1978 ? 28 1 4
3   Yemi Abiodun i Forward 2 Jul 1999 Youth Trainee 1 Jan 2001 Chesham United 2 3 0
4   Billy Adams i 1 Jan 1937 West Ham United 1 May 1937 Retired 13 0 0
5   Charles Ademeno i Forward 1 Jun 2004 Youth Trainee 11 May 2009 Crawley Town 0 0 0
6   Brian Albeson i Central Defender 1 Jul 1971 Darlington 1 Mar 1974 Stockport County 119 1 10
7   Rio Alderton i Midfield 28 Mar 2002 Millwall 1 May 2002 Gravesend & Northfle 0 2 0
8   Martin Aldridge i Forward 1 Mar 1998 Oxford United 1 May 1998 Oxford United 7 4 1
9   Edward Allen i 1 Jul 1920 Local - Amateur Unknown 5 0 0
10   Henry Allen i 1 Jul 1920 Gnome Athletic 1 Aug 1923 Gillingham 24 0 0
11   Martin Allen i Midfield 1 Sep 1997 Portsmouth 1 Oct 1997 Portsmouth 6 0 0
12   Joe Allon i Forward 1 Sep 1993 Brentford 1 Oct 1993 Brentford 2 1 0
13   Bill Anderson i 1 May 1954 Hibernian 1 Jul 1956 Weymouth 16 0 1
14   Sandy Anderson i Full Back 1 Apr 1950 Newburgh 1 Jul 1963 Folkestone Town 483 0 8
15   Jack Andrews i 1 May 1925 Shildon C W 1 Aug 1929 Darlington 81 0 2
16   Brett Angell i Forward 1 Jul 1990 Stockport County 1 Jan 1994 Everton 128 8 63
17   Mike Angus i 1 Aug 1983 1 Mar 1984 Darlington 1 0 0
18   Andy Ansah i Winger 1 Mar 1990 Brentford 1 Jan 1996 Peterborough United 159 22 38
19   John Armitage i 1 Jun 1929 Oldham Athletic 1 May 1930 Northampton 9 0 2
20   Kyle Asante i Forward 1 Jul 2009 Youth Trainee 18 May 2012 Arlesey Town 0 0 0
21   Scott Ashenden i Winger 1 Jun 1992 Youth Trainee 1 Jun 1993 Hendon 4 1 0
22   Barry Ashworth i Wing Half 1 Jul 1963 Bangor City 1 Mar 1965 Hartlepools United 36 0 6
23   Joe Ashworth i Wing Half 1 Jul 1967 Bournemouth 1 Jul 1968 Rochdale 39 0 2
24   Britt Assombalonga i Forward 18 Aug 2012 Watford 27 Apr 2013 Watford 0 0 0
25   Will Atkinson i Midfield 1 Jul 2009 Unknown Free Still at club 0 0 0
26   Dean Austin i Full Back 1 Mar 1990 St. Albans City 1 Jun 1992 Tottenham Hotspur £375,000 109 0 3
27   John Baber i Winger 1 Sep 1966 Charlton Athletic - 1 Jul 1971 Margate 81 10 19
28   Jack Bailey i 1 Aug 1926 Sittingbourne 1 Jul 1931 Thames 78 0 22
29   Nicky Bailey i Midfield 30 Jun 2007 Barnet £175,000 13 Aug 2008 Charlton Athletic £400,000 0 0 0
30   Ken Bainbridge i 1 Feb 1953 Reading 1 Jun 1955 Chelmsford City 82 0 25

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My sincere thanks go to the many people who willingly or unwittingly have contributed to these pages especially Jeff Hughes who's excellent SUFC site was my initial inspiration, the members of the SUFC Mailing List past and present who provide me with most of the up to date news and perhaps mainly Dave Goody the Club's unofficial historian whose contribution to 'Southend United The Official History of the Blues', 'The Official PFA Factfile', 'Potted Shrimps', Endsleigh + Ultimate Football Year books + the Club's Programmes is truly brilliant + without whom I would be sunk.

Peter Miles, Keith Roe and Peter Mason have all produced books on the Shimpers that I constantly use for reference. Soccernet from ESPN, the tremendous reports and tweets from Chris Philips of the Evening Echo and the stunningly comprehensive information from Tony Brown and the team at ENFA are other excellent sources of information. Thanks must also go to John Walton for allowing me to publish his extremely descriptive match reports.

Finally, although the chances of this being read by any of the contributors to is virtually nil I still would like to place on record my debt to them when it comes to advice on the creation of this website.


A fan's story

My Dad was an Arsenal fan, but his boss supported Southend and sometimes offered him free stand tickets to Roots Hall, so on Saturday 11 March 1961 I was taken to watch Southend play QPR and saw a forgettable 0-0 draw. Two more 0-0 draws, two defeats and one win spread over the next three years did nothing to inspire so, with one exception which was also a defeat, I gave up all real interest in football for the next 7 years.

However on Friday 29 October 1971 encouraged by the Shrimpers good home form that season I went to watch them beat Barrow 1-0 with a Terry Johnson goal, next home game Exeter were beaten 3-0, then Villa 1-0 in the FA Cup and it was as simple as that, I was hooked.

Moving 100 miles from Roots Hall in 1988 did not stop me attending most matches home and away and I have seen 1,992 Southend first team matches and watched them play at 182 grounds since that Barrow win.

Inspired by other fans sites in the mid 90's I decided to produce a site primarily intended to provide statistical and historical information on the Shrimpers from 1971 to the present day. The first site went on line on 1 June 1997, three makeovers followed in reasonably quick succession, until in 2004 I decided to learn PHP web programming and write a bespoke interactive site which certainly went some way beyond the brief I originally set myself.

Although rather proud of my efforts the world of the internet and computers moved on rapidly. Mobile phones and tablets became a common way of accessing information and monitor screen sizes grew substantially wider than the 800 pixels common in 2005. Web technologies changed too so I decided in 2010 to rewrite the site's interface completely and at the same time check and update the database. Three years of quite intensive effort which included spending ages trying to fix things that just weren't working as well as they should produced this site which went live on 15 June 2013.


Known issues

Please note that this site is continually evolving and has new historic as well as current information added on a regular basis, but I try to ensure that everything published is correct and note if it is not complete.

I'm aware of the following errors / problems which I am working to resolve.

If you receive any error notices, find links don't work, or can help by providing photos / articles for the site I'd be really grateful. Please email me.

Robin Michel
January 2014