Cureton, Jamie

Birth Date

28th August 1975

Birthplace

Bristol

Occupation

Striker

Biographical Text

Cureton was signed on non-contract forms in July 2010 after a successful pre-season with Exeter City, the striker having been released by Norwich City. He then signed a permanent deal with the Grecians in August 2010.

The England youth international began his career with Norwich City before moving on to Bristol Rovers in 1996 for £200,000. Cureton enjoyed a prolific spell at his home town club, before joining Reading in August 2000 for £250,000.

Cureton then made a mid-2003 switch to K-League side Busan I'cons returning to England to sign for Queens Park Rangers.

He moved to Swindon Town in June 2005 and subsequently joined Colchester United initially on loan and then on a permanent deal.

Cureton hit goalscoring form following his transfer. His 23 goals in the 2006–07 season gave him the Championship Golden Boot as the league's top scorer.

He moved to Norwich City for £825,000 in June 2007. However in November 2008, Cureton was loaned to Barnsley for two months and in the 2009-10 season also had a loan spell with Shrewsbury Town.

Topped Exeter City’s scoring charts in 2010-11 and also won the Player of the Year award. With his wife living in Essex, Cureton was keen to find a club in that area or nearby, and as a result decided not to sign another deal with Exeter and move to Leyton Orient instead in June 2011.

However, he was unable to win a regular place at Orient, and in March 2012 he moved back to Exeter on loan but could only find the net once during an injury-hit spell back with the Grecians.

Released at the end of the season, Cureton re-signed for Exeter but was released at the end of the 2012/13 season, joining Cheltenham Town, where he scored 11 goals in 35 appearances.

Released in May 2014, Cureton joined Dagenham & Redbridge in July, becoming the oldest outfield player in all four of England’s top divisions during the 2014/15 season.

In August 2016, Cureton signed a short-term contract with Farnborough.

On 22 September 2016, Cureton moved to Eastleigh of the National League. In early December, he departed Eastleigh after a change of management He briefly re-joined Farnborough and scored in his first game.

On 9 December 2016, St Albans City announced the signing of Cureton
In April 2017, Cureton returned to Farnborough on dual registration for the remainder of the 2016–17 season. In July 2017, a permanent deal of one year was agreed.

Having scored ten goals in 23 league appearances for Farnborough, Cureton joined Bishop's Stortford midway through the 2017–18 season.

Cureton was appointed as an assistant coach at Arsenal's academy in September 2017.

In September 2018, following the resignation of Adam Flint, Cureton became interim manager of Bishop's Stortford


In over 900 appearances in English football, spanning eight tiers of the football pyramid from the Premier League to the Southern League, Cureton has scored more than 300 goals.

Appearances

83

Appearances as Substitute

13

Goals

42

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