Chris Dawson (footballer, born 1994)

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Chris Dawson
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Personal information
Full name Christopher Gary Dawson[1]
Date of birth (1994-09-02) 2 September 1994 (age 20)
Place of birth Dewsbury, England
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Playing position Attacking Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Leeds United
Number 24
Youth career
-2013 Leeds United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013– Leeds United 2 (0)
National team
2013– Wales U21 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 April 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:50, 4 October 2013 (UTC)[2]
For people of the same name, see Chris Dawson (disambiguation).

Christopher Gary "Chris" Dawson (born 4 September 1994, Dewsbury, England) is a footballer who plays for Leeds United as a attacking midfielder. He has represented Wales at under-21 level.

Club career[edit]

After progressing through Leeds United youth ranks Dawson signed a professional deal at Leeds United keeping him at the club until the summer of 2015.[3]

Dawson was named as an unused substitute in three first team matches, during this period manager Neil Warnock compared Dawson's style of play and ability to that of former Leeds United legend John Giles.[4]

Dawson was given his debut for the Leeds first team by Neil Warnock on 1 April 2013, starting the 2–1 loss against Derby County, he was substituted in the 55th minute for Ross McCormack.[5] Shoulder surgery ended Dawson's season prematurely, however, Dawson signed a new three-year contract with the club on 8 May 2013.[6] [7] Dawson returned to the Leeds United first team squad for the second time, ironically also against Derby County on 2 May 2014 for the final game of the 2013–14 season.

After playing with Leeds' first team during the 2014–15 pre-season, on 30 July 2014 Dawson scored a hatrick for Leeds in the 5–0 pre-season victory in the friendly against Glenavon.[8] On 1 August, Dawson was assigned the Leeds number 24 shirt for the 2014–15 season.[9]

On 1 November 2014, Dawson made his first appearance for the first team since his debut, when he came on as a substitute in Neil Redfearn's first game as permanent head coach in a 3-1 loss to On Cardiff City.[10]

International[edit]

In January 2013 he was selected in the Wales under-21 squad[11] and made his debut in the 3–0 win against Iceland Under-21 in a friendly match on 6 February 2013.[12]

In March 2013, Dawson received plaudits from Wales under-21 Manager Geraint Williams for both his passing ability and capacity to influence a game, the latter being in spite of his relatively small stature.[13]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 1 November 2014.[14]
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
2014–15 Leeds United Championship 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
2013–14 Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Championship 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Total 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional retain lists & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. May 2013. p. 18. Retrieved 26 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "UEFA Under 21 Matches / Gemau Ryngwladol UEFA Dan 21 v. San Marino & Moldova / Moldofa". FAW. 4 October 2013. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Teenage midfielder Chris Dawon has been handed a professional deal at Leeds". Sky Sports. 12 October 2012. Retrieved 12 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Dawson reminds me of Giles – Warnock". Yorkshire Evening Post. 30 March 2013. Retrieved 30 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "UNITED BEATEN AT ELLAND ROAD". Leeds United Official Website. 1 April 2013. Retrieved 1 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "YOUNGSTER SIGNS NEW CONTRACT". Leeds United Official Website. 8 May 2013. Retrieved 8 May 2013. 
  7. ^ "Leeds United midfielder Chris Dawson signs new contract". BBC Sport. 8 May 2013. Retrieved 8 May 2013. 
  8. ^ "Ruthless Leeds put Glenavon festivities in the shade". Belfast Telegraph. 31 July 2014. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  9. ^ "SQUAD NUMBERS RELEASED". Leeds United. 1 August 2014. Retrieved 1 August 2014. 
  10. ^ "Cardiff 3 Leeds 1". BBC Sport. 1 November 2014. Retrieved 1 November 2014. 
  11. ^ "Seven uncapped in Wales U21 squad to face Iceland". BBC Sport. 23 January 2013. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
  12. ^ "Wales v Iceland Under 21 Match.". Football Association of Wales. 6 February 2013. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
  13. ^ "Dawson's got star quality – Williams". Football Association of Wales. 26 March 2013. Retrieved 26 March 2013. 
  14. ^ "Statistics". Soccerbase. Retrieved 1 October 2008. 

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