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Fulham: Remember Matthew Briggs? Here’s what he’s up to nowadays

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A player who was once very highly thought of at Fulham, Matthew Briggs is a name that has fallen off the radar in more recent years. 

The defender previously made the headlines for the Whites after becoming their youngest player to play in the Premier League at the time, aged just 16 years and 68 days, as he made his debut for the first team in May 2007.

Briggs would however go on to play just 30 times at senior level for the West London club before being shipped out on loan to various Football League clubs such as Leyton Orient, Peterborough United, Bristol City and Watford.

Fulham were then relegated to the Championship at the end of the 2013/14 season, with Briggs being subsequently released along with eight other players.

This led to the Wandsworth born full back joining another of the capital’s clubs in Millwall.

It was with the Lions that he would once again struggle to make an impact and harness down a first team spot, making just 12 appearances as the club’s then boss Ian Holloway chose to tinker with his starting eleven on numerous occasions.

This led to the defender taking on arguably what was the best spell of his career as he joined Colchester United on an initial loan deal before making the move permanent in 2015.

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It was with the U’s that the player would really go on to earn his stripes as he played 65 games over the course of three seasons, before having to undergo hip surgery which eventually led to his release in the summer of 2017.

Short spells in non league with the likes of Chesterfield, Barnet and Maldon & Tiptree then followed as the defender failed to really settle until eventually he took the eye catching decision to move to Denmark with HB Køge.

He would go on to make just 17 appearances for the club before seeing his contract terminated as he moved on yet again, this time ending up back in England with another non league side in the form of Dartford.

However old habits prevailed and he only played a handful of games for the club before returning to Danish soil to turn out for Vejle BK.

Five appearances followed before his contract was terminated, with Briggs now turning out for Gosport Borough in the Southern League Premier Division South.

A player who promised so much but all in all has delivered very little, many a Fulham fan will be wondering where it all went wrong for Matthew Briggs.


Writer and Journalist for Football League World.

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