Ebenezer Masade

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Ebenezer Masade

Appearances: 2+3 Goals: 0

Date / Year of birth: 8th December 1987

Position: Winger

Season of first appearance: 2008/09

Season of last appearance: 2008/09

Also played for: Fulham (0), Erith & Belvedere, Yeovil Town, Gravesend & Northfleet, Slade Green, Thamesmead Town, Thurrock, Dartford, Harrow Borough, Horsham, Sutton United, Tonbridge Angels, Fleet Town, Aveley, Leyton, Romford, Cray Wanderers, Seven Acre & Sidcup and Whitstable Town

Pacy 5' 5" tall winger born in London to Nigerian parents who was on Fulham's books as a schoolboy before being let go by the Cottagers. Ebenezer later recalled "They released me saying it was because of my height and nothing to do with my football ability."

After leaving Fulham he spent some time in Erith & Belvedere's youth team at the start of the 2005/06 season and Ebenezer also wrote to over 200 clubs across Europe to try and get a deal but nothing came of his efforts initially.

In November 2005 he was signed by League One club Yeovil on a scholar's contract and Ebenezer made his debut for their Under-18's in a 3-2 home defeat against Swindon on 26.11.05. He featured in a few more youth and reserve team games before moving on to Conference club Gravesend & Northfleet.

Ebenezer spent around six months playing for the Fleet's youth and reserve sides before linking up with Kent League club Slade Green towards the end of 2006.

At the start of 2007 he travelled to the USA and had an unsuccessful trial with Major League Soccer (MLS) outfit LA Galaxy before taking part in a series of trials for Chivas USA, another MLS club from the Los Angeles region. Ebenezer started out as one of 2000 hopefuls and eventually progressed to the final 24 before being let go. The trials formed part of a reality television show broadcast in the Los Angeles area.

Having returned to England Ebenezer joined Kent League club Thamesmead in the summer of 2007 and in November 2007 he returned to Slade Green.

He made 20 appearances (six as sub) without scoring for Slade Green during the remainder of the 2007/08 campaign.

Ebenezer started the 2008/09 season with Conference South outfit Thurrock and on 23.8.08 he scored on his debut as they lost 2-1 at home to Welling but he only played once more.

Early in September 2008 he went back to Slade Green again but Ebenezer's third spell there was very brief and before the end of the month he joined Margate.

He played in some reserve team matches for Margate over the next few weeks before leaving the club in October 2008 to link up with Dartford.

In November 2008 Ebenezer rejoined Margate having played a few games in Dartford's Under-21's team and on 15.11.08 he made his debut as a substitute in a 3-2 defeat against Harrow in an Isthmian League Premier Division match at Hartsdown Park. Ebenezer then wore the number seven shirt in a 2-1 win at Hendon on 22.11.08 and also started as Margate lost 2-1 to Maidstone in a Kent Senior Cup tie at Sittingbourne on 25.11.08.

He came on as a sub in a 2-1 home defeat against Staines on 29.11.08 and Ebenezer then missed four games altogether before having a final outing from the bench in a 2-0 defeat against Dover at Hartsdown Park on 3.1.09. He was released shortly afterwards having made a total of five appearances (three as sub) without scoring.

Ebenezer joined Harrow after leaving Margate and made his debut for them in a Middlesex Senior Cup tie against visitors Hendon on 21.1.09. Hendon won on penalties after a 1-1 draw. He also played once as a substitute in the Isthmian League Premier Division before moving on to Horsham, also of the Premier Division, in February 2009.

Ebenezer linked up with former Margate striker Reggie Savage at Horsham and made four first team appearances (two as sub) without scoring during the remainder of the 2008/09 season.

He started the 2009/10 campaign in Sutton's reserves and Ebenezer scored twice from seven outings for them before being signed by Tonbridge in September 2009.

He made his debut for the Angels as a late substitute in a 2-0 home win over Bognor Regis in the Isthmian League Premier Division on 23.9.09 but didn't feature in the league again before joining Fleet at the start of December 2009.

Ebenezer went on to make a total of five appearances (two as sub) for the Division 1 South club without scoring but left the club at the end of 2009.

He finished the 2009/10 campaign at Premier Division Aveley but didn't play for the first team there.

In the summer of 2010 Ebenezer featured in friendlies for Cray but he ended up linking up with Leyton of Division 1 North for the start of 2010/11 proper.

In September 2010 he moved on to Romford, also of Division 1 North, and Ebenezer played twice as a substitute for them before being signed by Cray in October 2010.

He made seven sporadic substitute appearances for Cray in the Isthmian League Premier Division during the remainder of the 2010/11 season and in July 2011 Ebenezer won four medals at a community athletics event at the Mile End Stadium in London which included gold for the 100 metres.

He stayed with Cray for the start of 2011/12 but a few weeks into the new campaign Ebenezer left the club and dropped out of senior football to concentrate on his work as a personal trainer.

He spent some time with Kent Invicta League club Seven Acre & Sidcup early in the 2012/13 season and then in January 2013 Ebenezer signed for Whitstable of the Isthmian League Division 1 South. He only made one substitute appearance there.

In July 2013 he featured as a substitute in Margate's first two pre-season friendlies but Ebenezer wasn't signed by the club again.










2008/09 (MFC)

2 (46)








     Margate finished in relegation position but were reprieved and remained in the Isthmian League Premier Division.