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Joe Tillen

Personal information
Full nameJoseph Edward Tillen
Date of birth15 December 1986(age 29)
Place of birthReading, England
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing positionWinger
Club information
Current clubSelfoss

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Joseph Edward "Joe" Tillen (born 15 December 1986 in Reading) is an English professional footballer who played in the Football League for MK Dons. A winger, he joined Icelandic club Fram in 2008.

Tillen began his career with Chelsea, and played for their academy and reserve teams before joining League Two club MK Dons on a free transfer at the end of the 2005 06 season. Manager Martin Allen described him as "an attacking left sided player with good pace". He made his debut in the League Cup, and came on as an 84th-minute substitute in the 2 1 league defeat at home to Chester City on 23 September 2006. Tillen then spent a month on loan to Thurrock of the Conference South, before his contract with MK Dons was terminated in January 2007. He took time out of football before signing for Southern League club Thatcham Town, managed by his father, in December 2007.

On 14 May 2008, Tillen joined Icelandic club Fram, where his older brother Sam was already playing. He made his debut as a substitute in the Landsbankadeildin match against IA Akranes on 20 May. He scored his first two goals for the club in the 3 0 victory over Fylkir on 22 July, and scored the winner against Valur at the Laugardalsvöllur. Tillen finished his first season with the club by helping them secure qualification for the 2009 10 UEFA Europa League after a win away at then top-of-the-table Keflavik.

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