Another youth team graduate who played in the successful youth
side of 1996/97. Originally regarded as a full back, Che has played
as sweeper and in midfield for both the youths and the reserves.
He played in 29 of the Reserves' 34 Avon Insurance Combination
matches in 1997/98.
Che broke through into the first team at the end of 1998 and ended
the season with 17 appearances. Having made only 8 appearances
in the 1999/2000 campaign, Che was released by Norwich on Thursday
27th April 2000 in Bryan Hamilton's
restructuring of the club in his own image. Che played a trial
game for Cambridge United soon after being released. Bristol Rovers
also invited him to make an appearance for their Reserves against
Gillingham whilst West Brom's manager Gary
Megson tried to contact him. Cheltenham were also interested
and Che played for their Reserves in a 3-2 victory over Worcester
City in early May 2000.
On 8th July 2000, Che signed a one year contract with Bristol
Rovers despite competition from Luton. Bristol Rovers were relegated
to Division Three on 2nd May 2001 and they did not perform well
in the lower division. Che was surprisingly released by new Rovers
manager Ray Graydon on 26th April 2002. Within weeks, he had been
linked with Rob Newman's Southend United
Che resurfaced on the opening day of the 2002/03 Dr Martens season
coming on as substitute for Cambridge City in their 3-1 defeat
at home to Newport County on 17th August 2002. Che had a trial
with Cheltenham at the end of August 2002 but was not taken on.
As such, he signed an extended contract with Cambridge City in
Che had a trial with Exeter but their financial situation meant
they could not sign him. Cambridge City announced in June 2003
that Che would be joining Southend United for pre-season training
at the end of June 2003. This went well and on July 23rd, Che
was offered a one year contract by the Essex side which he accepted,
passed the medical and thus returned to the professional game.
In June 2004, Che was linked with a move to Norwegian side Viking
but revealed that he was only visiting his friend Erik Fuglestad
Che was in the Southend team that won the League Two play-off
finals at the Millennium Stadium against Lincoln City on 28th
Che was loaned to Brentford on 15th January 2007. Returning to
Roots Hall, he was loaned out again on 22nd March 2007 to Rotherham
where he joined former Canaries Mark Robins
& Craig Fleming plus loanees Ian
Henderson and Rossi Jarvis.
Following Southend's play-off defeat by Doncaster in May 2008,
five Southend players (Kevin Maher, Lewis Hunt, Che Wilson, Tommy
Black and Steve Collis) were released . Two serious Achilles injuries
forced the defender to retire at the age of 30.
Rather than get down about his misfortune, he studied for a sports
science degree at Anglia Ruskin University, and has completed
his Uefa B coaching badge. He is also the coach of the Cambridge
University first and second teams, who play in the British Universities
and College competition.
In July 2011, he joined New Zealand side Richmond Athletic, his
short-term contract with them arranged by former City apprentice