UK time is: 18:44:43
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Calvin Zola

Former Player

D.O.B.

21/12/1984

Birthplace

Congo

Height

6ft 3in

Weight

13st 7lbs

Position

Striker

Signed

30/06/2008

Fee

200,000

Former Clubs

Tranmere Rovers, Oldham Athletic (Loan), Newcastle United

Pen Pic

Zola finally signed for Crewe at the end of June after nearly two months of waiting. The Alex paid a fee of 200,000 once a work permit was finally granted on June 27th 2008.

His move from Tranmere was a surprise one and met with plenty of scepticism from Alex fans. An injury ravaged 2008-2009 season didn't help, 5 goals in 32 appearances (incl 20 starts) was poor return as the Alex were relegated to League Two.

However in the space of a summer Calvin went from zero to hero as he started the 09-10 season in superb form, shutting up the boo boys of Gresty Road as his season went on.

His injuries cleared up and by Christmas he had appeared it all but one game and notched up an impressive 13 goals.

His goals were not the only attribute that won fans over; his strength, power and general awkwardness for the opposition meant he had became a massive part of the team set up and for a while gave us our only chance of winning games.

Despite claiming 18 goals for the season in 2009/2010, Zola found himself out in the cold for the 2010/2011 season as Clayton Donaldson and Shaun Miller went on a scoring spree. After months of speculation, Zola left the club in January 2011 when he signed for Burton Albion.

Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Crewe 0 - 0 Colchester
Shrewsbury 1 - 3 Crewe
Crewe 0 - 2 Wolves
Crawley 1 - 2 Crewe
Crewe 1 - 2 Coventry
Crewe 1 - 3 Notts County

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
17. Coventry 44 16 12 16 -2 50
18. Colchester 44 11 14 19 -12 47
19. Tranmere 44 12 11 21 -24 47
20. Crewe 44 12 11 21 -27 47
21. Notts County 44 14 4 26 -15 46
22. Carlisle 43 11 11 21 -29 44
23. Shrewsbury 44 9 14 21 -19 41

Breaking League News

Orient Extend Lundstram Loan
Leyton Orient : 24/04/2014 16:53:00
'Keeper Exits Brunton Park
Carlisle : 24/04/2014 11:52:00
Stepping Up To The Plate
Carlisle : 24/04/2014 11:49:00
City Linked With Saddlers Striker
Coventry : 24/04/2014 11:14:00
Moxey lays down the law on Wolves outcasts
Wolves : 24/04/2014 10:17:00
RUFC - Ref Watch v MK Dons
Rotherham : 24/04/2014 09:15:00
RUFC - Skipper Fears No-one
Rotherham : 24/04/2014 09:12:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Are Crewe stronger than this time last season?
Suggested By:  Vital Crewe
Yes 62%
No 38%