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Sam Russell


Goalkeeper

After spending the 2015-16 campaign at Gateshead, Sam Russell returned to The New Lawn in the summer of 2016 for his second spell at the club.

A fans favourite from his first spell at FGR, the experienced goalkeeper is signed onto a two-year contract.

He first joined in 2012, from financially troubled Darlington, and went onto enjoy a great three-and-a-half years where he made 144 competitive league appearances.

Originally he began his career at hometown club Middlesbrough, who sent him out on loan to Gateshead, Darlington and Scunthorpe United to gain early match time.

On his release in 2004, he signed for Darlington permanently, and made over a hundred appearances for the Quakers before spending two seasons at Rochdale.

He dropped into the non-league game in 2009, signing for Wrexham, but returned to Darlington a year later to help them win the FA Trophy at Wembley under Mark Cooper.

When financial issues hit Darlo, he secured his first move to FGR, where his excellent performances made him a huge supporters favourite.


FGR Statistics:

2011/12 Apps(as sub) Goals MoM Cards
League 17 (0) 0 1 Red Card 0    Red Card 0
Cup 0 (0) 0 0 Red Card 0    Red Card 0
2012/13 Apps(as sub) Goals MoM Cards
League 46 (0) 0 4 Red Card 0    Red Card 2
Cup 4 (5) 0 0 Red Card 0    Red Card 0
2013/14 Apps(as sub) Goals MoM Cards
League 46 (0) 0 1 Red Card 0    Red Card 2
Cup 5 (5) 0 1 Red Card 0    Red Card 0
2014/15 Apps(as sub) Goals MoM Cards
League 34 (0) 0 0 Red Card 0    Red Card 1
Cup 5 (5) 0 0 Red Card 0    Red Card 0
2015/16 Apps(as sub) Goals MoM Cards
League 2 (0) 0 0 Red Card 0    Red Card 0
Cup 0 (0) 0 0 Red Card 0    Red Card 0
2016/17 Apps(as sub) Goals MoM Cards
League 45 (0) 0 3 Red Card 0    Red Card 1
Cup 9 (9) 0 0 Red Card 0    Red Card 0

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Sam Russell
Sam Russell
Number: 23
Nationality:

United Kingdom

DOB: 04 October 1982
Height: 183cm
Weight: 69kg
2nd Favourite Team: Middlesborough
First Job: Football
Hero: Iker Casillas