Born: Hartlepool, 1972 (Age 42) 1990-92 A striker, Fletcher began his career at hometown club Hartlepool in 1990, making his debut at the age of 18 and going on to score six goals in 41 appearances. He also won promotion to Division Three in 1990-91. 1992-2007 Signed by new Bournemouth manager Tony Pulis for £30,000 in 1992,Fletcher would spend the next 15 years at Dean Court – all but one of them in the third tier. Relegated whilst Fletcher was injured in 2002-03, the big man’s comeback sparked an immediate return, with Fletcher netting nine goals en route to play-off victory over Lincoln. His record eventually stood at 106 goals in 580 games, with his most prolific season (14 goals) coming in 1997-98. 2007-09 Released by Kevin Bond in 2007,Fletcher spent a year in League Two with Chesterfield (scoring five goals in 39 games) before a desire to return south saw him drop into the Conference with Crawley Town where he netted three goals in 24 matches. 2009-2015 Asked to return to Dean Court by the newlyinstalled Eddie Howe, Fletcher once more became the totem of Bournemouth’s side, scoring to secure League Two status in 2009 and playing 48 times (at the age of 37) as the Cherries won promotion from League Two in 2010. Fletcher played on for three more seasons (including a loan spell at Plymouth), scoring 16 goals in 134 games before hanging up his boots in 2013. He is now Bournemouth’s head of UK recruitment and a club ambassador.