players (25–99 appearances), List of Colchester United F.C. [12] Gerken was crowned Colchester's Young Player of the Year for 2007. In order to use the live chat functionality you need to opt into live chat cookies. [5] In the 2004–05 season, replacing first-choice goalkeeper Aidan Davison, Gerken kept four clean sheets in 17 appearances. Those ads you do see are predominantly from local businesses promoting local services. [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. 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[20], He made just 1 league appearance in the 2017/18 season. 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. If you have a complaint about the editorial content which relates to inaccuracy or intrusion, then please contact the editor here. Dean Jeffery Gerken (born 22 May 1985) is an English professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for League Two club Colchester United. 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. [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. [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. He made his debut for Ipswich Town in a 0–2 loss against Stevenage in the League Cup on 6 August 2013. Gerken made his final game for City on 12 January 2013, in a 4–0 defeat at home to Leicester City. [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. [2] The club spent eleven years in the Third Division South and Third Division following the league's reorganisation in 1958, with a best finish of third place in 1957, one point behind rivals Ipswich Town and Torquay United. His manager, Derek McInnes, was sacked after the same match due to a recent run of poor results. The players are sorted by total number of appearances, then by number of starts, then by player name in alphabetical order. [4] As a teenager he attracted the attention of England goalkeeping coach Ray Clemence. He started his career at Southend United as a youngster before moving to Essex rivals Colchester United. 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. 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]. "He has a superb left foot and he sees things and can pick people out in the box.". “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. [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. [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. After two seasons in the Championship, Colchester were relegated back to League One. [12], On 15 January 2009, Gerken signed a one-month loan deal with League Two side Darlington. “He’s got to work on the defensive side of his game, as all full-backs do, but he does that every day. As a subscriber, you are shown 80% less display advertising when reading our articles. [19] However, with the arrival of fellow keeper Bartosz Białkowski in 2014, Gerken's first team play time would decrease gradually. Dean Jeffery Gerken (born 22 May 1985) is an English professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for League Two club Colchester United.. 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. If you are dissatisfied with the response provided you can contact IPSO here. In second position is Welsh goalkeeper Mike Walker, who between 1973 and 1983 made 524 starts with no substitute appearances.. Colchester finished 23rd in League One last season, 10 points from safety. 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. [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. Colchester United Football Club is an English football club based in Colchester, Essex. He has previously played for Colchester United, Darlington, Bristol City and Ipswich Town. [18] On 12 July 2013 Gerken joined Ipswich Town on a free transfer, signing a two-year contract. 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. It is important that we continue to promote these adverts as our local businesses need as much support as possible during these challenging times. To do this click on the cookie settings button below. HP10 9TY | 01676637 | Registered in England & Wales. “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. Introduction. Bialkowski's form would keep him out of the team for the next few seasons. On 28 June 2017, he signed a new two year contract with Ipswich. “He’s a top pro and he wouldn’t have had the career he’s had without being a top pro. “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. [22] He would make 10 further appearances in net during the season. He scored 140 goals in all competitions in 230 games during his time with Colchester. This site is part of Newsquest's audited local newspaper network. The long-serving goalkeeper made his 150th League appearance for the club in Saturday's 1-1 draw at Walsall. [9] The club were again promoted in the 2005–06 season under the stewardship of Phil Parkinson, gaining the opportunity to play second tier football for the first time in their history. [4] He made his first-team debut against Brentford in League One in 2004, as a stand-in for Simon Brown and Richard McKinney. The former Ipswich Town man is in his second spell with Colchester, having resigned on a free transfer in July 2019. Gerken was born in Rochford. 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. [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. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? “He’s one of the players who does a lot of unseen work, in terms of his communication with the younger group. [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. The club's goalscoring … “The more we can get him into deep positions - retaining the ball in deep areas to allow him to break forward - it’ll be great for us. [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. 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. He believes the former Arsenal youngster, who signed a two-year deal in August 2019, is a potent part of the U's attack. 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. § First-team squad, Associate Members' Cup/Football League Trophy/EFL Trophy, List of Colchester United F.C. “Dean tells it how it is which is a great trait. “Like last season, though, he can be a really big threat for us going forward. [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 was devastated at the final whistle and that definitely tells me a lot about his character.". He started his career as a youth player at Southend United.He has previously played for Colchester United, Darlington, Bristol City and Ipswich Town


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