Born: 30 April 1986
Where: Isleworth, London
Joined Wycombe: June 2008 from Brentford (Free).
Wycombe Debut: Wycombe 1 Morecambe 1 - 9 Aug 2008 - League Two
First Wycombe goal: Chester 0 Wycombe 2 - 16 Aug 2008 - League Two
Left June 2010 - rejected new contract offer and eventually joined Stevenage on a free transfer
John Mousinho
Career summary at Wycombe
79 appearances - 3 goals
Career Details * indicates loan spell
Date Club League
Oct05-Jun08 Brentford 45(19) 2 7(1) 0
Nov05-Dec05 Woking (*) NA NA NA NA
2008/2009 Wycombe Wanderers 21(13) 2 4(0) 0
2009/2010 Wycombe Wanderers 37(2) 1 2(0) 0
Background: Said to have first watched Wycombe at the 1993 FA Trophy Final when aged just seven years old. Went on to play locally for Chesham United before taking up a placement at the University of Notre Dame in the USA. Signed by Brentford Manager Martin Allen in October 2005 following his return from studying and made his First Team debut in the Football League Trophy game with Oxford United on 18th October 2005 and then his Football League debut in The Bees 4-1 victory at Tranmere Rovers on 17th December 2005.
Initially used a right-back he also played in midfield and during Brentford's game with Gillingham on 21st October 2006 was chosen to play in goal when Clark Masters was sent off after 23 minutes and no substitute 'keeper was on the bench. Spent short loan spells at Woking, Slough Town and Yeading during the 2005/6 season but began to make his mark the following season at Griffin Park, culminating in an extended contract being awarded that ran until June 2009.
Following more changes of Management at Griffin Park, Mousinho fell out of favour and when Peter Taylor showed an interest in signing him their was a mutual agreement to terminate his contract and therefore allow a free transfer to Adams Park. Commenting on his transfer, Mousinho said, "It's been my local club since I was quite young so I've been down here a few times and it was the lure of that, plus the chance to work with Peter Taylor, that made me jump at the chance." Taylor said, "I'm very happy to have signed him. He's young and he's going to get better, so when I knew I could sign him on a free transfer I was delighted. We've covered him over a certain period and lots of people who I know and trust in the game feel the same way as I do. His character is 10/10 and we're very happy to have him."
External links:
Bucks Free Press - 20th June 2008
Chairboys on the Net 2008-10 - - all rights reserved.
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