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Sammy Igoe




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Sammy Igoe joined the ranks of Portsmouth at 19, a club where he would go on to make 160 appearances over some six years. His time at Pompey saw him notch 11 goals from midfield where he continued to gain experience as he grew.

He was crowned a Royal in a £100,000 move to Madejski Stadium in 2000. His debut came in a 2-1 away win over Notts County in April, he would have to wait 21 more days to make his Madejski bow, and again victory was the outcome as the Royals beat Stoke courtesy of a 81st minute penalty.

After seven goals in 105 appearances in blue and white hoops and a brief loan spell with Luton, he left for Swindon and then Millwall – one of only seven appearances he made for the Lions saw him concede a penalty against the title-bound Royals in a 5-0 home win for Steve Coppell’s men at the start of the 2005/06 campaign.

The Staines-born terrier skirted around the south of England throughout a career which is now nearing its end.

Starting out on the south-coast he went on to spend short spells with Bristol Rovers -- which whom he won a League Two Play-off final and became a Football League Trophy runner-up in 2007 – Hereford and then Bournemouth before sliding into non-league football at Havant in 2010.

In July 2012, the pint-sized midfielder signed for Gosport Borough, and his impact ensured the club would be playing Conference South football the coming season after converting the decisive penalty in a shootout against Hemel Hempstead Town in the Evostick Southern Premier League Play-off final in May.

It was announced in 2014 that he had joined Ryman Premier Division side Bognor Regis Town on loan at the age of 39.