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Premier League Obscure Players: Who Am I?

With English football postponed for the next few weeks, Football FanCast are hoping to fill the void with a daily dose of Premier League trivia. For the answer to today’s “Who Am I?” question, scroll to the bottom of the article.

Who am I?

I made my professional debut as a 16-year-old for Charlton Athletic.

I represented England twice at senior level.

I scored for West Ham in the 2006 FA Cup final.

I was signed by Roy Hodgson at Liverpool.

I made 15 appearances during a loan spell at Tottenham Hotspur.

I played for Leicester City and QPR in the Championship.

I reached the Europa League final with Fulham in 2010.

The Answer

The answer is former left-back Paul Konchesky, who became the youngest ever player in Charlton’s history when he debuted in 1997 – a record that would later be broken by Jonjo Shelvey.

During his time at Charlton, Konchesky spent a short spell on loan at Tottenham Hotspur, before eventually leaving for boyhood club West Ham in 2005. He would score for the Irons in the 2006 FA Cup final, an eventual loss on penalties to one of his future clubs – Liverpool.

Konchesky left Upton Park to join Fulham, where he linked up with Roy Hodgson for the first time. After reaching the 2011 Europa League final, the two-time England international then followed the now-Palace manager to Anfield.

The Liverpool move didn’t work out as planned, however, and Konchesky was loaned out to Nottingham Forest midway through his first and only season with the Reds after Hodgson had been sacked, paving the way for a permanent move to Leicester City – who at that time were in the second tier.

Konchesky would later represent QPR in the Championship as well, before moving onto Gillingham, Billericay and East Thurrock.

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