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Dagenham & Redbridge FC Player Profiles

Posted 8th August 2014 at 03:53 pm

Former England Youth international Jamie joined the Daggers in July 2014.

The experienced forward has a fantastic eye for goal, scoring an average of one goal every three games in a nineteen-year career which has seen him play in all four top flight divisions in the English Leagues. He started his career at Norwich City and made his debut in a goalless Premier League draw against Everton in November 1994, scoring his first senior goal just thirteen seconds after coming on as substitute against Chelsea a month later.

Following loan spells at AFC Bournemouth and Bristol Rovers he joined the latter on a permanent basis. He ended the 1998/99 season as the Second Division's leading scorer with 29 goals. Jamie signed for Reading in August 2000 and ended his first season there scoring the opening goal in the play-off final at the Millennium Stadium as the Royals were defeated by Walsall. A year later it was his goal at Brentford that gave Reading second place in Division Two and promotion.

Following the expiry of his contract he joined up with old manager Ian Porterfield who was managing South Korean side Pusan Icons before returning to England and joining QPR in February 2003. Moves followed to Swindon and a loan spell at Colchester before joining the U’s in June 2007. Cureton had an impressive first season at Layer Road with his 24 goals winning him the Championship's Golden Boot award.

Jamie returned to Norwich in June 2007 then had loan spells at Barnsley and Shrewsbury before signing for Exeter in August 2010 where he had two spells with a year later in between playing for Leyton Orient. He notched 21 goals in 42 appearances during the 2012/13 season but Exeter reduced their budget for the following season so he signed a one-year deal with Cheltenham.

Cureton scored his 250th career goal in Cheltenham's clash with the Daggers in October 2013 and is now closing in on his 300th having netted almost 30 goals for the Daggers.

Career History