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22. John Goddard

John re-joined Woking for a second spell in the summer of 2020 after four years away from the Laithwaite Community Stadium. The versatile attacking midfield player, who can play on either flank or behind a central striker, enjoyed a stellar three seasons with the Cards between 2013 and 2016, establishing himself as a firm fan favourite. He scored 31 goals in 139 appearances in all competitions, including 20 in his final season, where his exploits won him the club’s Player of the Year award and earned him a move to League One side Swindon Town. Highlights included goals in consecutive wins over local rivals Aldershot Town as well as the winner against league leaders Forest Green Rovers, who were unbeaten at the time. He was also a regular starter in the club’s hugely successful 2014/15 campaign which saw Woking finish seventh in the National League – missing out on a play-off place by just three points.

Before joining Woking, he started his career with Hayes & Yeading United, whom he joined from Reading’s academy system. He made 35 National League South appearances in his first senior campaign before joining the Cards. His Football League career also started strongly after he swapped Woking for Swindon in 2016, making 48 appearances in his first season with the Robins, although he failed to prevent their relegation to League Two. After struggling with a foot injury during the first-half of the 2017/18 season he was sold to Stevenage, but quickly fell out of favour after a change in manager and was loaned to Bromley, before finishing the 2018/19 season at Aldershot. He spent all of last season with Ebbsfleet United, having been signed by former Woking boss Garry Hill, where he began to re-establish himself as a first-team regular after a couple of difficult seasons. He made 23 appearances in all competitions, scoring once on his debut, before the season was cut short. He now returns to Woking looking to get back to his best.

2020/21 Sponsor: Andy Turner (Home & Away Kit)

2020/21 Season Stats

Pl (s)Gls (p)Yellow CardsRed Cards
League:6 (1)0 (0)00
Cup:1 (1)0 (0)10
Total:7 (2)0 (0)10

Woking Career Stats

Pl (s)Gls (p)Yellow CardsRed Cards
98 (25)25 (1)100
20 (5)6 (2)30
118 (30)31 (3)130

John Goddard

Position: Winger

Date of Birth: 02/06/1993

Debut: 17/09/2013

Previous Clubs:
Hayes & Yeading United
Swindon Town
Aldershot Town
Ebbsfleet United

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