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Jamie Cureton: 43-year-old Bishop's Stortford player-manager scores 350th career goal

  • Video report by ITV News Anglia's Andy Ward

Veteran striker Jamie Cureton scored a brilliant hat-trick for non-league side Bishop's Stortford against Whitehawk on Saturday to make it to 350 career goals.

The 43-year-old, who made his professional debut for Norwich City back in 1994, is now the top scorer in the Bostik Premier Division - the seventh tier of English football.

The evergreen Cureton is currently the joint interim player-manager at Bishop's Stortford, alongside Steve Smith, and also coaches part-time at Arsenal's academy.

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However, he's still doing the business on the pitch as a player and joins the likes of Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo in reaching 350 goals.

Despite his age, Cureton says that he still loves hitting the back of the net as much as he's always done.

"The body's sort of holding up, there's a few aches and pains every now and then but I think it's more just me trying to look after myself and having the drive to want to keep going," Cureton told ITV News Anglia.

"I still enjoy Saturdays, scoring, winning. It's still a passion of mine."

Cureton shows off his matchball alongside ITV News Anglia's Andy Ward (right). Credit: ITV News Anglia

Cureton's club career

  • Norwich City - 1993-1996
  • Bournemouth (loan) - 1995-1996
  • Bristol Rovers (loan) - 1996
  • Bristol Rovers - 1996-2000
  • Reading - 2000-2003
  • Busan IPark - 2003-2004
  • QPR - 2004-2005
  • Swindon Town - 2005-2006
  • Colchester United (loan) - 2005-2006
  • Colchester United - 2006-2007
  • Norwich City - 2007-2010
  • Barnsley (loan) - 2008-2009
  • Shrewsbury Town (loan) - 2010
  • Exeter City - 2010-2011
  • Leyton Orient - 2011-2012
  • Exeter City (loan) - 2012
  • Exeter City - 2012-2013
  • Cheltenham Town - 2013-2014
  • Dagenham & Redbridge - 2014-2016
  • Farnborough - 2016
  • Eastleigh - 2016
  • Farnborough - 2016
  • St Albans City - 2016-2017
  • Farnborough - 2017-2018
  • Bishop's Stortford - 2018-present
Cureton counts Norwich City (left) and Colchester United (right) among his former clubs. Credit: PA

Cureton has been a prolific goalscorer throughout his career, and says he's proud of everything he's achieved.

"Probably when I was at school, a lot of my teachers wouldn't have said that I'd inspire people because they said I'd amount to nothing," he said.

"So, at my age now, if people are saying that they get inspired by me that's brilliant. I've always said, that if I can do a job and I'm not letting myself down and the club down, then I'll keep going."