Billy King (footballer, born 1994)

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Billy King
Personal information
Full name Billy King
Date of birth (1994-05-12) 12 May 1994 (age 20)
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Heart of Midlothian
Number 12
Youth career
2004–2012 Heart of Midlothian
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012– Heart of Midlothian 55 (7)
National team
2009 Scotland U15 2 (0)
2009 Scotland U16 1 (0)
2012–2013 Scotland U19 5 (0)
2014– Scotland U21 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 May 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Billy King (born 12 May 1994)[1] is a Scottish professional footballer who plays for Heart of Midlothian in the Scottish Championship, as a forward.

Club career[edit]

Heart of Midlothian[edit]

A member of the club's under-20 squad[2] on 27 October 2012, King was promoted to the first team for their match against Ross County[3] where he was an unused substitute.[4] He remained an unused substitute on three further occasions[3] before on 30 January 2013, King aged 18,[5] made his first team debut[6] playing from the start in a 1–0 victory over Dundee in the Scottish Premier League.[7]

International career[edit]

He has represented Scotland at Under 15[8] and at Under 16 level.[9] King was called up to the at Under 19 team in August 2012, for an international challenge match against Norway but had to withdraw.[10] He then took part in their Dutch training camp in January,[11] playing in a friendly against Dutch team Telstar.[12]

He was called up to the Scotland Under-21 squad on 31 August 2014.[13]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 10 May 2014[3][14]
Club statistics
Club Season League League Cup National Cup Europe Other Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Heart of Midlothian 2012–13 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
2013–14 32 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 34 3
2014–15 15 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 17 5
Career total 55 7 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 59 8

Personal life[edit]

Born in Edinburgh King grew up in the Portobello area of the city a Hearts fan and attended Portobello High School.[15] He has three younger brothers Adam, who currently plays for Swansea City and Ross and Robbie.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Billy King Profile". news.bbc.co.uk. BBC. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Hearts U20s Squad season 2012/13". heartsfc.co.uk. Heart of Midlothian F.C. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Billy King Stats". uk.soccerway.com. Soccerway. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Heart of Midlothian 2 – 2 Ross County". bbc.co.uk/sport. BBC Sport. 27 October 2012. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Subs combine for late Hearts win". scotsman.com. The Scotsman. 31 January 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Hearts 1–0 Dundee". bbc.co.uk/sport. BBC Sport. 30 January 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "Late John Sutton goal floors brave Dundee as Hearts claim much-needed SPL win". skysports.com. Sky Sports. 30 January 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "Billy King Under 15". scottishfa.co.uk. Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  9. ^ "Billy King Under 16". scottishfa.co.uk. Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  10. ^ "Under-19 squad for Norway friendlies". scottishfa.co.uk. Scottish Football Association. 7 August 2012. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  11. ^ "Under-19 squad for Turkey training camp". scottishfa.co.uk. Scottish Football Association. 14 December 2012. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  12. ^ "Scotland U19s draw with Dutch club side". sportsmedicinecentre.org. National Stadium Sports. 7 January 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  13. ^ [Hearts star King earns Scotland call-up http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/sport/football/hearts/hearts-star-king-earns-scotland-under-21-call-up-1-3526923]
  14. ^ "Billy King Stats". soccerbase.com. Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  15. ^ a b "Billy King playing for the Hearts badge". edinburghnews.scotsman.com. Edinburgh Evening News. 20 September 2013. Retrieved 6 January 2014.