Liam Sercombe


Exeter born and bred, there are very few academy graduates who made as many appearances at a young age as Liam Sercombe, who amassed an impressive 263 appearances in red and white by the age of 25. Liam signed his first professional contract at City in 2007 and, after several reserve game appearances, made his debut in the 2007/08 season opener, a 4-1 victory away at Altrincham. He would only go on to play a small part in City’s promotion from the Blue Square Premier, but he broke into the team the following season as the Grecians secured back-to-back promotions for the first time in their history. With the Grecians in League One, Liam cemented his place in the starting line-up, making an impressive 116 appearances in all competitions during City’s three-year stint in the third tier, including an incredible 49 appearances in 2010/11 which helped secure a record-high finish of 8th in League One. Liam suffered a broke his ankle in January 2012 in a 2-2 draw against Barnet, but he returned to his energetic best in the following seasons as City failed to reach the play-offs. Following the expiry of his contract in 2015, Liam joined League Two rivals Oxford United. Given more attacking freedom, Liam scored a career-best 17 goals to help the Us to second place in League Two and to the Jonhstone’s Paint Trophy final. He moved to Bristol Rovers for an undisclosed fee in 2017 where he stayed for three years before moving to Cheltenham Town.