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Shaun CLOSE

Regularly voted one of Swindon's worst players by fans who remember his spell at the County Ground, Close was very much a squad player who, despite being a centre forward, only scored twice in a Swindon career that spanned four seasons and over fifty appearances - most of which came from the substitutes bench. His first goal for the club came in his second season, in the Rumbelows Cup - when he scored in the Town's 4-0 second leg win over Darlington, having lost the first game 3-0. Close tried to claim another of the goals - but the strike was eventually given as an own goal. Over sixteen months passed before Close's elusive second goal - a screwed effort in a 5-3 defeat at Oxford.

In his final season at Swindon, Close spent the majority of the time on the bench and not coming on. He started twice in that 1992/93 season, the first in the Anglo-Italian Cup win, also at Oxford, and his final start in the 1-0 win at home to Luton Town in the closing stages of the campaign, before he was released at the end of the season.

PLAYING RECORD:

Season LEAGUE FA CUP LEAGUE CUP OTHER TOTAL
Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls
'92/'93 1 (+6) - - - (+1) - 1 - 2 (+7) -
'91/'92 4 (+8) 1 - - (+1) - (+1) - 4 (+10) 1
'90/'91 4 (+10) - - - 1 1 - - 5 (+10) 1
'89/'90 4 (+7) - - - (+4) - - - 4 (+11) -
TOTAL 13 (+31) 1 - - 1 (+6) 1 1 (+1) - 15 (+38) 2


TRANSFER INFORMATION:

DATE IN/OUT TRANSFER DETAIL
8 SEP 1989 IN AFC Bournemouth
MAY 1993 OUT (released)
Barnet


full name

Shaun Charles Close


 ENGLAND

date of birth
8 September 1966


           
             
             
             
             
             

usual positions
centre forward

youth career
Tottenham Hotspur

senior career
Tottenham Hotspur
Halmstads BK 
AFC Bournemouth
SWINDON TOWN
Barnet
Bishop's Stortford