Alex Mowatt

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Alex Mowatt
Personal information
Full name Alex James Mowatt[1]
Date of birth (1995-02-13) 13 February 1995 (age 19)
Place of birth Doncaster, England
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Leeds United
Number 27
Youth career
2004–2013 Leeds United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013– Leeds United 29 (1)
National team
2014- England U19 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 December 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16:25, 29 May 2014 (UTC)

Alex James Mowatt (born 13 February 1995, England) is a footballer who plays for English Championship club Leeds United as a Central Midfielder. He is a England U19 international.

Club career[edit]

After playing for junior club Bentley Pumas in Doncaster, Mowatt's talents were recognized by Leeds in 2003 and Mowatt was signed to Leeds United's academy at the age of 9.[2] After progressing through Leeds youth ranks, including Captaining Leeds Under 18's. Mowatt signed a professional deal at Leeds.[2] Mowatt captained Leeds Under 18's team managed by Richard Naylor and led the Under 18's to win the Under 18 League Championship during the 2012/13 season. Yorkshire Evening Post's Phil Hay said that Mowatt's performances and style of play was reminiscent to a young Barry Ferguson.[3]

After his impressive performances in the academy and Neil Redfearn's Development Squad, Mowatt broke into the Leeds team during the 2013/14 season during the pre-season training with the first team. Mowatt was named on the bench for Leeds' first team in a 2–1 win against Chesterfield in the League Cup.[4]

On 27 August 2013, Mowatt made his debut for Leeds when he started his first professional game in Leeds 3–1 victory against Doncaster Rovers in the League Cup.[5][6] After the match, Leeds manager Brian McDermott praised Mowatt's performance.[7]

Mowatt was given his second start for Leeds in the match against Newcastle United in the League Cup, with Mowatt putting in another impressive performance despite a 2–0 loss for Leeds.[8] Mowatt's performance was rewarded when he was named in the starting lineup to make his league debut in a 2–0 defeat away to Millwall.[9] On 5 December 2013, Mowatt signed a new three-and-a-half-year contract with the club.[10]

On 1 February 2014, only the day after the alleged sacking of the man who gave Mowatt his debut Brian McDermott, Mowatt scored his first goal for Leeds in a 5-1 victory against local rivals Huddersfield Town.[11]

Mowatt won the Leeds United Young Player of the Season Award at the clubs annual awards, on 2 May. He also finished third in the voting for the Fans Player Of The Year Award.[12]

On 1 August, Mowatt was assigned the Leeds number 27 shirt for the 2014–15 season.[13]

International career[edit]

In October 2013, After being watched by England Under 21's manager Gareth Southgate against Birmingham City, Mowatt was called up to the England U19 for the fixture against Hungary in November.[14]

On 5 March 2014, Mowatt made his England U19 debut in a 3-0 victory against Turkey.[15]

Honours[edit]

(Individual):

Career statistics[edit]

As of 28th April 2014.[16]
Season Club Division League FA Cup League Cup Play-offs Total Discipline
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals A yellow card A red card
2013–14 Leeds United Championship 29 1 0 0 2 0 31 1 7 0
Total 29 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 31 1 7 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional retain lists & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. May 2013. p. 19. Retrieved 26 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Midfielder Mowatt’s ready to stake claim". Yorkshire Evening Post. 31 August 2013. Retrieved 31 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Phil Hay: Budding young talent who give Leeds United hope for future". Yorkshire Evening Post. 2 March 2013. Retrieved 2 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "UNITED SECURE SECOND ROUND SPOT". Leeds United A.F.C. 7 August 2013. Retrieved 7 August 2013. 
  5. ^ BBC Sport: Doncaster 1–3 Leeds
  6. ^ Dews, Paul (28 August 2013). "THREE AND EASY CUP SUCCESS". LeedsUnited.com (Leeds United Football Club). Retrieved 28 August 2013. 
  7. ^ "MOWATT ONE OF OUR OWN – BOSS : Brian McDermott on youngster’s debut...". Leeds United A.F.C. 28 August 2013. Retrieved 28 August 2013. 
  8. ^ "CUP EXIT AT NEWCASTLE". Leeds United A.F.C. 28 September 2013. Retrieved 28 September 2013. 
  9. ^ "Millwall 2–0 Leeds" BBC Sport. 28 September 2013. Retrieved 28 September 2013.
  10. ^ "YOUNG STAR SIGNS LONG-TERM DEAL". Leeds United Official Website. 5 December 2013. Retrieved 5 December 2013. 
  11. ^ "Leeds United 5 - Huddersfield Town 1". Leeds United Official Site. 1 February 2014. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  12. ^ "AWARDS HAT-TRICK FOR ROSS". Leeds United A.F.C. 3 May 2014. Retrieved 3 May 2014. 
  13. ^ "SQUAD NUMBERS RELEASED". Leeds United. 1 August 2014. Retrieved 1 August 2014. 
  14. ^ "Mowatt’s rise is rewarded with England call-up". Yorkshire Evening Post. 1 November 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  15. ^ "OUR CALL OF DUTY STARS". Leeds United Official Website. 5 March 2014. Retrieved 5 March 2014. 
  16. ^ "Statistics". Soccerbase. Retrieved 1 October 2008. 

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