[19] However, with the arrival of fellow keeper Bartosz Białkowski in 2014, Gerken's first team play time would decrease gradually. He scored 140 goals in all competitions in 230 games during his time with Colchester. Club career is defined as the first and last calendar years in which the player appeared for the club in any of the competitions listed below. Gerken was arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure in the early hours of 25 October 2009 after he was allegedly spotted urinating in public.[17]. This site is part of Newsquest's audited local newspaper network. [20], He made just 1 league appearance in the 2017/18 season. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? [26] On 24 January 2020, Gerken made his 300th career appearance in a league match against Bradford City, which ended in a 0–0 draw. A Gannett Company. Micky Cook holds the record for total appearances and starts for Colchester United, with 700 first team appearances made between 1969 and 1984, starting 696 games and making four substitute appearances. [15][16] Martyn King is the club's record league goalscorer, netting 131 times in 212 league games between 1956 and 1964. The long-serving goalkeeper made his 150th League appearance for the club in Saturday's 1-1 draw at Walsall. 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As a subscriber, you are shown 80% less display advertising when reading our articles. players (1–24 appearances), "Relegation heartbreak for MK Dons and Colchester United", 1998 Football League Third Division play-off Final, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_Colchester_United_F.C._players&oldid=988069448, Lists of association football players by club in England, Association football player non-biographical articles, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Players highlighted in yellow are registered Colchester United players for the. COLCHESTER United boss Steve Ball says milestone man Dean Gerken still has plenty of hunger and ambition and is showing no signs of letting his career peter out. Colchester United's first team have competed in a number of professional competitions, and all players who have played in 100 or more of these matches, either as a member of the starting line-up or as a substitute, are listed below. Dean Jeffery Gerken (born 22 May 1985) is an English professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for League Two club Colchester United.. Newsquest Media Group Ltd, Loudwater Mill, Station Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. § First-team squad, Associate Members' Cup/Football League Trophy/EFL Trophy, List of Colchester United F.C. [17][18], Total starts, Total subs, Total apps, Total goals, Total yellow cards and Total red cards, For the current Colchester United first-team squad, see, Colchester United F.C. [21] However the following season, in a surprise move he was called back up to the starting lineup on 2 September 2018 in a match against Norwich and he remained in goal for a further 7 games before once again being dropped back to the bench following a mistake that led to an goal against QPR. [18] Soon after he joined Ipswich he replaced Scott Loach as the first choice goalkeeper, starting 41 league games in his debut season at the club, keeping 10 clean sheets. On 12 July 2013 Gerken joined Ipswich Town on a free transfer, signing a two-year contract. He previously made over 100 appearances between 2004 and 2009. That's the experience he’s got. He started his career at Southend United as a youngster before moving to Essex rivals Colchester United. COLCHESTER United boss Steve Ball says milestone man Dean Gerken still has plenty of hunger and ambition and is showing no signs of letting his career peter out. [12] Gerken was crowned Colchester's Young Player of the Year for 2007. [23][24], Following his release by Ipswich Town, Gerken re-signed for his first club Colchester United on 13 July 2019 on a free transfer. [13][14], The club's goalscoring record is held by Tony Adcock, who scored 149 goals in all competitions in two spells, his first between 1981 and 1987, and his second between 1995 and 1998. Micky Cook holds the record for total appearances and starts for Colchester United, with 700 first team appearances made between 1969 and 1984, starting 696 games and making four substitute appearances. [9], Gerken made the number one position his own[10] as the over-achieving[11] U's ended the 2006–07 season in tenth place. Colchester United Football Club is an English football club based in Colchester, Essex. If you are dissatisfied with the response provided you can contact IPSO here. He started his career as a youth player at Southend United. He started his career as a youth player at Southend United.He has previously played for Colchester United, Darlington, Bristol City and Ipswich Town Gerken was born in Rochford. Total starts, total subs and total goals are matches a player has started, been brought on as a substitute and the combined total of these figures, the total number of goals scored, and the total number of yellow and red cards received in the following competitions; This page was last edited on 10 November 2020, at 21:30. After two seasons in the Championship, Colchester were relegated back to League One. “But Dean is here to win things and you can see that, especially in things like the penalty shoot-outs last year and the play-off semi-final at Exeter. He made 338 starts and 51 substitute appearances. [15] He went straight into the starting eleven for their next game, a 5–1 defeat of Luton Town.[16]. On 8 May 2013, Gerken was released by Bristol City along with third-choice keeper Lewis Carey. Each player's details include the duration of his Colchester United career, his usual playing position while employed by the club, the number of matches started, the number of substitute appearances and total number of appearances, their total goals scored and total numbers of yellow and red cards collected. [5] In the 2004–05 season, replacing first-choice goalkeeper Aidan Davison, Gerken kept four clean sheets in 17 appearances. “Aside from all the qualities he obviously brings - and he’s obviously got a few years left in him yet - a huge reason why we signed Dean was because he manages himself well off the pitch," said Ball. The players are sorted by total number of appearances, then by number of starts, then by player name in alphabetical order. He has previously played for Colchester United, Darlington, Bristol City and Ipswich Town. Introduction. [13] He signed an extended contract in July 2007,[10] and played 40 League games during the 2007–08 season,[14] at the end of which Colchester were relegated back to League One. Get involved with the news in your community, This website and associated newspapers adhere to the Independent Press Standards Organisation's Editors' Code of Practice. “Sometimes I’ve met players who have come here in the latter stages of their career and this becomes their final move and one where they see their career out. Colchester United goalkeeper Dillon Barnes has signed a three-year contract with the relegated League One club. [3][4] Colchester suffered their first relegation in 1961 as they finished 23rd in the Third Division,[5] but spent just one season in the Fourth Division as they were promoted in second position, behind Millwall by just one point. [7], Player-manager Roy McDonough guided the club back to the Football League in 1992, winning the non-league double of the Conference title and the FA Trophy. Data returned from the Piano 'meterActive/meterExpired' callback event. Gerken returned to his parent club soon after, due to Darlington going into administration. Formed in 1937, the club competed in the Southern Football League from their foundation until 1950,[1] when they were elected to the Football League. [22] He would make 10 further appearances in net during the season. On 28 June 2017, he signed a new two year contract with Ipswich. “He’s one of the players who does a lot of unseen work, in terms of his communication with the younger group. The former Ipswich Town man is in his second spell with Colchester, having resigned on a free transfer in July 2019. [6] This trend of relegation followed by promotion continued over the next few decades, before the club were eventually relegated from the Football League to the Conference in 1990. He’s a brilliant kid. [6][7], More appearances in Colchester's successful 2005–06 campaign gave Gerken another four clean sheets,[8] including the crucial 0–0 draw at Yeovil Town that clinched Colchester's promotion to the Football League Championship. His manager, Derek McInnes, was sacked after the same match due to a recent run of poor results. Bialkowski's form would keep him out of the team for the next few seasons. “Like last season, though, he can be a really big threat for us going forward. [4] As a teenager he attracted the attention of England goalkeeping coach Ray Clemence. “Dean tells it how it is which is a great trait. After making 113 appearances for the Tractor Boys, it was announced on 20 May 2019 that his contract would not be renewed and he was released at the end of the season. [8] The club then won promotion to the Second Division in 1998 with a 1–0 Third Division play-off Final win at Wembley against Torquay United. If you have a complaint about the editorial content which relates to inaccuracy or intrusion, then please contact the editor here. “He’s got to work on the defensive side of his game, as all full-backs do, but he does that every day. [4] He made his first-team debut against Brentford in League One in 2004, as a stand-in for Simon Brown and Richard McKinney.

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