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Where are they now - Charles Ademeno

19 July 2017

We take a look at one of our former academy graduates...

Charles Ademeno

DOB: 12th December 1988 (Age 28)

POB: Milton Keynes, England

Height: 5ft 10in (1.78m)

Position: Striker

Charles Ademeno was handed a professional contract at Southend United on 15th March 2007. He impressed in the youth and reserve teams, he also had successful loan spells at Bishop’s Stortford and Cambridge United during the 2006-2007 season.

Ademeno made his debut for Southend United in a 4-1 win against Brentford on 14th March 2006, coming on in the 87th minute for Wayne Gray. His second first-team appearance came in the 3-1 defeat to Luton Town on 28th April 2007, when he came off the bench to replace Richie Foran.

He spent much of the 2006-07 season on loan at Cambridge United. On 9th November he signed a two-month loan deal at Welling United to try to return to fitness after a knee operation. He was released by the Blues at the end of the 2008/09 season and joined Crawley Town and scored an eight-minute hat-trick against Grays Athletic.

During the January transfer window he attracted a lot of attention from league clubs however no deals were finalised and he was out of a contract and the end of the 2009/10 season. He later had spells with Grimsby Town, AFC Wimbledon, Eastbourne Borough and Salisbury City and Margate but never stayed longer than a year at the clubs due to an injury struck season and being surplus to requirements. He is currently a free agent and looking for another club.

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