Aristede Bassele (2012)
Bassele appeared just twice for the Imps, which makes him the starter for ten in this article. In terms of minutes, he got 47, one as a late sub as we beat Hereford 3-2 in November 2012, then 46 against Woking on December 4th, before being hooked at halftime. He wasn’t seen at Sincil Bank again and his departure didn’t slide by because someone else left at the same time, it passed us by because few cared.
Karl Bermingham (2005)
Manchester City youth striker Bermingham was one of the numerous players brought in by Keith Alexander as he tried to add goals to his side. Unfortunately, he didn’t get any chance to shine with just two half-hour substitute appearances in defeats against Rochdale (1-3) and Wycombe (2-3). After a short unsuccessful loan spell with Burnley, he moved back to his native Ireland where he enjoyed a particularly prolific stint with Monaghan United.
Tony Bullock (2001)
Ethan isn’t alone in being a keeper with just two outings, in fact, quite a few stoppers have appeared twice before leaving the club. Tony Bullock signed towards the end of the 2000/01 season to give some competition to Alan Marriott, and he played twice, in defeats against Hartlepool (0-1) and Cheltenham (1-2). He didn’t appear again and ended up playing for a handful of Scottish clubs including Dundee United, St Mirren and Montrose, where he is currently the goalkeeping coach.
David Calderhead (1901)
I’ve included David Calderhead for good reason. He might have only played twice, the last two matches of a professional career that spanned more than 11 years, but it was what he went on to do which is notable. As a player, he was an FA Cup winner with Notts County and it was the prestigious cup competition that brought him success as a manager. After playing for the Imps, he took up the reigns as boss, leading us to a win against Chelsea in the 1906/07 FA Cup. That impressed the West London giants, and they took him as their own manager, whom he managed to the 1915 final. He managed Chelsea for a record 966 games, a tally unlikely to ever be beaten