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Connections: Charlton Athletic

Posted: Fri 02 May 2014
Author: Matt Smith

Players Who've Represented Both Clubs

A number of players have represented both Blackpool and Charlton Athletic down the years, with some making bigger impacts than others.

The official website looks back at five key players who achieved big things with The Seasiders and The Addicks. 

Jonjo Shelvey

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Shelvey played in the youth teams of Arsenal and West Ham, before moving to Charlton in 2004.

After a successful season with the under 18s he broke into Charlton's first-team, making his debut against Barnsley in April 2008, becoming Charlton’s youngest ever player at the age of 16 years and 59 days.

The midfielder would go onto become Charlton’s youngest ever goal scorer too, after finding the net against Norwich City in an FA cup match the following season.

Despite interest from several Premier League clubs, Shelvey signed his first professional contract with Charlton on his 17th Birthday, before joining Liverpool in 2010 for £1.7m. 

Under new Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish, Shelvey was sent out on-loan to Blackpool in 2011 and scored on debut for The Seasiders the following day in a 5-0 victory over Bristol City at Bloomfield Road.

He scored his first ever professional hat-trick for Blackpool in a 5-0 thrashing of Leeds United at Elland Road in November 2011.

Ricardo Fuller

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Fuller signed for Championship side Charlton Athletic on a free transfer in August 2012.

During Fuller’s only season with the club he scored five goals during 31 appearances, but despite helping them to a top half finish in their first season back in The Championship, the striker was released at the end of the season.

The Jamaican international then signed a one-year-contract with Blackpool last August and is Pool’s top goal scorer with six, despite making limited appearances this season due to injuries.

Jason Euell

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Euell signed for Charlton in July 2001 from Wimbledon for a fee of £4.75m, making his return to the Premier League.

He became a productive striker for The Addicks and was their top goal scorer for the next three seasons.

The striker made 139 appearances for the club, scoring 34 times during his five years with the club.

In 2009 Euell moved to Blackpool and scored his first goal for The Seasiders in a 2-1 win over Newcastle United at Bloomfield Road.

Following Euell’s release from Blackpool, the striker made his return to Charlton, signing a one-year deal and won the League One title that season.

Alex Dyer

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Dyer played for Blackpool from 1983 to 1987 and made 108 appearances for the club.

The highlight of his career with Pool came in 1985 when he was part of the side which won promotion to the Third Division.

The defender joined Charlton Athletic in 1990, where he would spend three years with the club, making 78 appearances.

In 2011 Dyer was appointed assistant manager to Chris Powell and is still in this role under current Addicks manager Jose Riga.