Archives for Defender

Gradi Milenge

Gradi, born in DR Congo is a central defender, signed from Harlow Town of the Bostik League at the end of September 2018. He spent the 2017-18 season with Maldon & Tiptree having spent seven years coming through the ranks with Brentford. Milenge has also had spells at Farnborough, Grays Athletic, Northwood, Hendon, Bedford  Town and London Colney.
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Seasons: 2018-19.
Positions: Defender.

Barsa Mirtahmesabi

He was a member of Hayes & Yeading United U18s in 2019/20, also gaining Middlesex Youth rep honours, and the following season was at Wingate & Finchley Development as well as playing for Uxbridge.  As a junior, he played for Omonia Youth u15 (2017/18), Aldenham Excel, and won the Middlesex Schools Cup with Mill Hill County High School, as well as representing South East England Schools.   Staines Town début 01.06.21 –  H v Harrow Borough (fr, L1-5)
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Leagues: FA Cup and Isthmian League Division One South Central.
Seasons: 2021-22.
Positions: Defender.

Luke Massingham

He was associated with Wealdstone from 2018 to 2020, captaining their U18s in 2018/19 with a commanding 6’4” presence at the back.  This earned him several loans / dual registrations, first at Chalfont St Peter in August 2019 (captaining the side on his début), then with the U23s at Bracknell Town.  Late in that season, he gained Spartan South Midlands League experience with Rayners Lane and some games with Oxhey Jets.  He was a Slough Town Academy-23 (Suburban League) player in 2020/1.   Staines Town début 12.06.21 –  H v SCA London (fr, W3-2)
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Leagues: FA Cup and Isthmian League Division One South Central.
Seasons: 2021-22.
Positions: Defender.

Emeka Ukaegbu

Former player at Waltham Abbey and Wandsworth Town, and then Wingate & Finchley U23.   Showed his keenness to get forward on the left when figuring for SCA (London) against Staines on 12 Jun 21 – one of several Academy sides he has played for.  He has had trials with Blackburn Rovers u15 (Apr-Aug 2017), Cambridge United u16 (Sep 17), and Leeds United u16 (Mar-May 18).  Club début 3 Jul 21 H v Farnborough (friendly D1-1).  Junior honours include winning the Match Road League and Cup, and London Cup, with AFC Islington Camden.   Staines Town début 03.07.21 –  H v
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Leagues: FA Cup and Isthmian League Division One South Central.
Seasons: 2021-22.
Positions: Defender.

Kain Adom

A young player who joined Staines Town in August 2020, having been at Crystal Palace for the preceding five seasons while also studying and playing at Valenti College. He has previously played for St Andrews, and Lambeth Tigers, and has gained representative honours for Inner London and South London. Came off the bench to score a superb winner in Staines’ league opener against Ware in the 2020/21 season.
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Leagues: FA Cup and Isthmian League Division One South Central.
Seasons: 2020-21 and 2021-22.
Positions: Defender.

Marvin Emmanuel

As a youth teamer, he represented the London FA U18.  However, he was also playing men’s football with Croydon as a 16 year old, gaining trials at Stevenage and several National League clubs.  He spent half of season 2018/19 at Romford, as well as appearing for Barkingside (Essex Senior League) and in the Combined Counties League.  A place in the Leeds-based FBT International Academy led to him signing for new Sheffield Senior League club AFC Wakefield in 2019/20, and started 2020/1 at Wisbech Town.   Staines Town début 03.07.21 –  H v Farnborough (fr, 1-1)
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Leagues: FA Cup and Isthmian League Division One South Central.
Seasons: 2021-22.
Positions: Defender.

Aaron Ibe

Defender / Midfielder.  Remarkably, Aaron joins Staines from schools football last season, where the 6’4” central defensive player was turning out for Royal Russell. He does, however, have some pedigree in the game, numbering Rotherham United, Millwall, Crystal Palace, and Fulham as his former clubs.  Aaron is of English, Nigerian, Colombian, and Scottish background.
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Seasons: 2019-20.
Positions: Defender.

Miloš Vukasinovič

Miloš is a powerful 5’11” defender with a Serbian background and was one of the younger players in the Staines Town U18 side who picked up runners-up medals in both the Isthmian Youth League and Middlesex Senior Youth Cup in 2016/17. In the 2017/18 season, Miloš continued to attract interest from pro scouts while playing regularly for the Swans. His previous clubs include Westway FC and Hanwell Town. He joined in June 2016, and remarkably is the club’s longest service player at present.
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Seasons: 2018-19.
Positions: Defender.

Jack Mongey

Jack has played for the Development Squads at both Norwich City and Crystal Palace (2012/13), and was then with the pre-Academy at Luton Town for 4 seasons (2013-17).  He then went to Royston Town U18s, and St Albans City U19s, before a stint in Spain took him to Malaga City, and Almuñécar City, playing U23/senior football for the latter until his departure in April 2021.  He joined Staines Town in late August 2021.   Staines Town début 30.8.21 –  H v Ashford Town (Isthmian Div 1 SC, L0-5)
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Leagues: Isthmian League Division One South Central.
Seasons: 2021-22.
Positions: Defender.