Carl Pentney


Carl Benjamin Pentney (born 29 October 1989) is an English former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper. He is currently the head of academy goalkeeping at Ipswich Town.

Carl Pentney
Pentney with Bath City in 2010
Personal information
Full name Carl Benjamin Pentney[1]
Date of birth (1989-10-29) 29 October 1989 (age 31)[1]
Place of birth Colchester, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[2]
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Ipswich Town
(Head of Academy Goalkeeping)
Youth career
2005–2007 Leicester City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 Leicester City 1 (0)
2007York City (loan) 0 (0)
2008Ilkeston Town (loan) 1 (0)
2008Fisher Athletic (loan) 0 (0)
2008Woking (loan) 0 (0)
2010Leamington (loan) 6 (0)
2010–2013 Colchester United 0 (0)
2010–2011Bath City (loan) 13 (0)
2011Chelmsford City (loan) 11 (0)
2011Chelmsford City (loan) 5 (0)
2011–2012Hayes & Yeading United (loan) 9 (0)
2012Histon (loan)[3] 1 (0)
2013Bishop's Stortford (loan) 0 (0)
2013 Bishop's Stortford 21 (0)
2013–2014 Chelmsford City 34 (0)
2014–2015 Braintree Town 2 (0)
2015–2019 Maidenhead United 175 (0)
2019 Chelmsford City 17 (0)
Total 296 (0)
National team
England U17
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club career


Leicester City

Born in Colchester, Essex,[1] Pentney started his career with the Leicester City youth system, where he was a regular for the under-18 side as well as the England under-17 team.[4] He was part of the under-18 squad that won the FA Premier Academy League by beating Sunderland under-18s 4–3 in a penalty shootout in the 2006–07 season.

Pentney signed his first professional contract on 5 May 2007, signing a one-year deal alongside Andy King, Max Gradel and Eric Odhiambo.[5] He joined Conference Premier team York City on a one-month loan on 9 August following a trial,[6][7] but he failed to make any appearances before returning to Leicester on 8 September.[8] He moved to Ilkeston Town on a one-month loan on 29 January 2008,[9] but was recalled on 8 February.[10] He later had a loan at Fisher Athletic,[11] where he made two appearances.[12] He signed a new one-year contract with Leicester in June 2008.[11]

Pentney joined Woking on a one-month loan on 23 October and he finished this spell with two appearances.[13][14] He made his first team debut for Leicester after coming on as a 59th minute substitute for David Martin against Swindon Town in a League One match, where he made saves against Simon Cox and Hal Robson-Kanu as Leicester drew 1–1.[15]

On 30 June 2009, Pentney signed a six-month contract extension with Leicester.[16] On 1 December Pentney again signed a six-month contract extension with Leicester, keeping him at the club until the end of the 2009–10 season.[17] On 13 February 2010, Pentney joined Leamington on a one-month loan deal which was later extended to the end of the season.[18][19] He finished the 2009–10 season having made no appearances for Leicester and the club announced on 17 May that he would be released when his contract expired on 30 June.[20]

Colchester United

Pentney joined League One side Colchester United on a non-contract basis on 5 August to cover for injured goalkeeper Ben Williams,[21] before eventually signing a one-year contract on 9 September.[22]

On 4 November Pentney joined Bath City of the Conference Premier on a one-month loan as cover for the injured Ryan Robinson.[23] He made his debut two days later in a 2–2 with Altrincham.[24] The loan was extended for a second month in December.[25] Pentney signed for Conference South club Chelmsford City on loan until the end of the 2010–11 season on 10 March 2011.[26] On 12 September, Pentney returned to Chelmsford on a one-month loan deal.[27] He signed for Conference Premier side Hayes & Yeading United on a one-month loan on 16 November.[28] Pentney signed a one-year contract extension with Colchester on 12 June 2012.[29] He joined Histon on a month-long loan deal on 9 November 2012.[30]

Bishop's Stortford

Pentney joined Bishop's Stortford on loan in January 2013.[31] His contract with Colchester United was cancelled by mutual consent in the last week of the same month, and subsequently he joined Bishop's Stortford until the end of the season.[32]

Chelmsford City

Pentney signed for Chelmsford City on 12 June 2013.[33]

Maidenhead United

After a brief spell with Braintree Town, in which he made two appearances, Pentney joined Maidenhead United in 2015, and was ever-present over the next three seasons, including promotion to the National League in 2017. After 148 consecutive league games in which he played the full 90 minutes, his streak ended when he was sent off at Havant & Waterlooville in October 2018 and was suspended for the following game. Pentney left the Magpies at the end of the 2018–19 season.[34]

Chelmsford City return

On 21 May 2019, Pentney rejoined Chelmsford City for a fourth spell.[35] On 9 November 2019, following a 2–2 draw at home to Dorking Wanderers, Chelmsford announced Pentney's retirement after taking up a full-time role at Ipswich Town.[36]

Coaching career


In November 2019, Pentney announced his retirement from playing football in order to take up a full-time position as head of academy goalkeeping at Ipswich Town.[37]

Career statistics


As of match played 9 November 2019
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Leicester City 2007–08[38] Championship 00000000
2008–09[38] League One 1000000010
2009–10[38] Championship 00000000
Total 1000000010
York City (loan) 2007–08[39] Conference Premier 00000000
Fisher Athletic (loan) 2007–08[12] Conference South 00002[lower-alpha 1]020
Woking (loan) 2008–09[14] Conference Premier 00200020
Colchester United 2010–11[40] League One 0000000000
2011–12[40] 0000000000
Total 0000000000
Bath City (loan) 2010–11[41] Conference Premier 1300000130
Chelmsford City (loan) 2010–11[33] Conference South 1300000130
2011–12[33] 50000050
Total 180000000180
Hayes & Yeading United (loan) 2011–12[42] Conference Premier 90000090
Histon (loan) 2012–13[3] Conference North 10001[lower-alpha 1]020
Bishops Stortford 2012–13[33] Conference South 2100000210
Chelmsford City 2013–14[33] Conference South 3500000350
Braintree Town 2014–15[33] Conference Premier 20000020
Maidenhead United 2015–16[33] National League South 4203000450
2016–17[33] 420002[lower-alpha 1]0440
2017–18[33] National League 460204[lower-alpha 1]0520
2018–19[33] 450301[lower-alpha 1]0490
Total 17508000701900
Chelmsford City 2019–20[33] National League South 1701000180
Career totals 2920110001003130
  1. Appearance(s) in the FA Trophy

References


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