David Vaughan (footballer)

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David Vaughan
David Vaughan.jpg
Vaughan playing for Blackpool during the 2010–11 Premier League season
Personal information
Full name David Owen Vaughan
Date of birth (1983-02-18) 18 February 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Abergele, Conwy, Wales
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Nottingham Forest
Number 24
Youth career
1997–2000 Crewe Alexandra
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2007 Crewe Alexandra 185 (18)
2007–2008 Real Sociedad 9 (1)
2008–2011 Blackpool 109 (4)
2011–2014 Sunderland 49 (3)
2013–2014 Nottingham Forest (loan) 9 (0)
2014– Nottingham Forest 5 (0)
National team
2002 Wales U19 2 (1)
2002–2005 Wales U21 8 (3)
2003– Wales 38 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 December 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 June 2014

David Owen Vaughan /ˈvɔːən/ (born 18 February 1983) is a Welsh footballer who plays for Championship club Nottingham Forest. He plays as a midfielder.

Vaughan previously played for Crewe Alexandra, where he spent seven years between 2000 and 2007. He then spent one season playing in Spain with Real Sociedad before returning to England to join Blackpool for three seasons (2008–09 to 2010–11).

He plays internationally for Wales, having previously played for the Welsh under-19 and under-21 sides earlier in his career.

Club career[edit]

Crewe Alexandra[edit]

Born in Abergele, Conwy, Vaughan began his career as a trainee at Crewe Alexandra. Initially an attacking full-back, manager Dario Gradi turned him into a left-sided midfielder. Vaughan made his debut on 19 August 2000 in a 0–0 draw with Blackburn Rovers. It was to be his only appearance in the 2000–01 season. The following season he made 16 appearances[2] and scored his first goal for the club on 26 January 2002 in a 4–2 win over Rotherham United in the fourth round of the FA Cup. Crewe finished in 22nd place in Division One and so were relegated to Division Two.

The 2002–03 season saw Vaughan make 40 appearances, scoring four goals as Alex finished second in the Second Division and so were promoted to the First Division. He also scored the first goal in an 8–0 win over Doncaster Rovers in the Football League Trophy on 10 December 2002. Sixteen days later he scored his first league goal in a 4–0 win over Cheltenham Town at Whaddon Road.

The 2003–04 season saw Vaughan make 33 appearances as Crewe finished 18th in the First Division. The following season he made 48 appearances and scored six goals in what was now the Championship as Crewe avoided relegation only on goal difference. In 2005–06 Crewe were relegated to League One, with Vaughan making a total of 36 appearances and scoring five goals.

Back in League One, Vaughan made a total of 35 appearances in 2006–07, scoring four goals. He played one game at the start of 2007–08; then, on 17 August, Crewe accepted a £300,000 bid for him from Spanish side Real Sociedad.[2]

Real Sociedad[edit]

The transfer was completed on 23 August 2007, after Vaughan had held talks with Chris Coleman,[2] who had been appointed as manager of Real Sociedad two months before following their relegation to the Segunda División from La Liga. Coleman resigned as manager on 16 January 2008 and Vaughan was to make only nine appearances, scoring one goal, as Real Sociedad finished fourth in the 2007–08 season and so missed out on promotion to La Liga.

Blackpool[edit]

On 4 August 2008, Vaughan moved back to England, joining Championship side Blackpool for a fee of £200,000. He signed a two-year contract, with the option of a further year.[3]

He made his debut for the Seasiders on 9 August 2008 as a second-half substitute in a single-goal home defeat to Bristol City at Bloomfield Road. His first goal for the club came in a 2–3 home defeat to Doncaster Rovers on 7 February 2009. He made a total of 35 appearances that season.

His first goal of the 2009–10 season came in a 2–0 win over Plymouth Argyle at Bloomfield Road on 17 October 2009. Following his performance in the 2–0 home win over Reading on 20 January 2010, he was named in The Championship "Team of the Week".[4][5]

In week eleven of the 2010–11 Premier League season, Vaughan was named in the Team of the Week, alongside teammate Neal Eardley.[6]

On 26 February 2011, Vaughan captained Blackpool in Charlie Adam's absence. On 13 June 2011, it was announced that Vaughan had been unable to agree a new contract with Blackpool and was therefore leaving, citing that he wished to continue playing in the Premier League if possible.

Sunderland[edit]

Sunderland signed Vaughan on a three-year deal after agreeing personal terms and passing a medical.[7] Vaughan made his debut on the opening day of the season, coming off the bench against Liverpool. After several games on the bench Vaughan replaced Lee Cattermole in central midfield at home to Stoke City, offering a man-of-the-match performance in Sunderland's first victory of the season, a 4–0 win. He scored his first goal for Sunderland against Blackburn with a 25-yard drive in the 84th minute on 11 December 2011 in a 2–1 win for Sunderland. On 4 January 2012 Vaughan lashed in his second goal for Sunderland as they thrashed Wigan 4–1 at the DW Stadium.

On 14 April 2013 in the Tyne-Wear derby against local rivals Newcastle United, Vaughan scored Sunderland's third goal to secure Paolo Di Canio's first win as a manager of the North East side with a strike from the 18-yard box in the 82nd minute. The game finished 3–0. Vaughan started Sunderland's final game of the season at Tottenham Hotspur, but was sent off after two late challenges as Sunderland then went on to lose to a last-minute Gareth Bale goal.

Nottingham Forest[edit]

On 31 October, Vaughan joined Nottingham Forest on loan until 29 January 2014. Although injuries restricted his appearances for Forest to just six games, he rejoined the club on 31 January on loan until the end of the season.[8] Shortly afterwards, he fractured his patella, and was expected to be out for some three months.[9] On 20 April 2014 Nottingham Forest announced that Vaughan had agreed personal terms on a two-year contract, which would begin when his contract with Sunderland expired on the 1 July 2014.[10] Vaughan remained injured for the beginning of the 2014-15 season, before completing ninety minutes for Forest's under 21s on 26 August 2014 against Sheffield Wednesday's under 21s.[11]

Vaughan appeared on the bench in a 5-3 victory for Forest over Fulham on 17 September 2014, although he did not make an appearance onto the pitch.[12] Vaughan played his first game for Forest since signing permanently on 20 September 2014, starting in midfield against Millwall in a 0-0 draw at The Den.[13]

Club career statistics[edit]

As of match played 1 November 2014
Club statistics
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Crewe Alexandra 2000–01[14] Division One 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2001–02[15] Division One 13 0 3 1 0 0 16 1
2002–03[16] Division Two 32 3 4 0 1 0 2[a] 1 39 4
2003–04[17] Division One 31 0 0 0 2 0 33 0
2004–05[18] Championship 44 6 1 0 3 0 48 6
2005–06[19] Championship 34 5 1 0 1 0 36 5
2006–07[20] League One 29 4 0 0 3 0 3[a] 0 35 4
2007–08[21] League One 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 185 18 9 1 10 0 5 1 209 20
Real Sociedad 2007–08[22] Segunda División 9 1 0 0 9 1
Blackpool 2008–09[23] Championship 33 1 1 0 1 0 35 1
2009–10[24] Championship 41 1 1 0 1 1 3[b] 0 46 2
2010–11[25] Premier League 35 2 0 0 0 0 35 2
Total 109 4 2 0 2 1 3 0 116 5
Sunderland 2011–12[26] Premier League 22 2 4 0 1 0 27 2
2012–13[27] Premier League 24 1 2 0 2 0 28 1
2013–14[28] Premier League 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 0
Total 49 3 6 0 4 0 0 0 59 3
Nottingham Forest (loan) 2013–14[28] Championship 9 0 1 0 0 0 10 0
Nottingham Forest 2014–15[28] Championship 5 0 0 0 1 0 6 0
Total 14 0 1 0 1 0 16 0
Career total 366 26 18 1 17 1 8 1 409 29
  1. ^ a b Appearances in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Appearances in Football League play-offs

Honours[edit]

with Crewe Alexandra

Blackpool

International career[edit]

Vaughan made two appearances for Wales under-19s in 2002, scoring one goal. Between 2002 and 2005 he made eight appearances for Wales under-21s, scoring three goals.

He made his Wales debut in a 2–0 away defeat by the United States on 26 May 2003, playing 90 minutes.

His first appearance in 2009 came in a 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier on 10 October, a 1–2 defeat to Finland at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium.[29] Vaughan set up Craig Bellamy to equalise for Wales in the 17th minute.[30] Four days later he scored his first international goal by finishing off a Gareth Bale pass as Wales beat Liechtenstein 2–0 at the Rheinpark Stadion in Vaduz.[31]

International goals[edit]

As of 14 October 2009

Goal Date Venue Opponent Result Competition Reports
1. 14 October 2009 Rheinpark Stadion, Vaduz, Liechtenstein  Liechtenstein 2–0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premier League Player Profile". Premier League. Retrieved 15 March 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "Vaughan Completes Sociedad Switch". Crewe Alexandra F.C. 23 August 2007. Retrieved 9 August 2009. 
  3. ^ "Blackpool sign Welsh ace Vaughan". bbc.co.uk. 4 August 2008. Retrieved 10 August 2009. 
  4. ^ "Vaughan Named in Team of the Week". Blackpool F.C. 23 February 2010. Retrieved 23 February 2010. 
  5. ^ "Team of the Week (22/02/2010)" (PDF). The Football League. 22 February 2010. Retrieved 23 February 2010. 
  6. ^ http://www.premierleague.com/page/TeamOfTheWeek/0,,12306~2213195,00.html
  7. ^ Spellman, Damian (8 July 2011). "Sunderland sign Blackpool midfielder David Vaughan". The Independent (London). 
  8. ^ "Transfer Deadline Day: David Vaughan joins Forest". BBC Sport. 31 January 2014. Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  9. ^ "Nottingham Forest fear on-loan midfielder David Vaughan may be out for three months". Sky Sports. 4 February 2014. Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  10. ^ "Vaughan Agrees Permanent Deal". Nottingham Forest F.C. 20 April 2014. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 
  11. ^ "Duo star in Wednesday win". Nottingham Forest F.C. 27 August 2014. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 
  12. ^ "Nottingham Forest 5-3 Fulham". BBC Sport. 17 September 2014. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  13. ^ "Millwall 0-0 Nottm Forest". BBC Sport. 20 September 2014. Retrieved 21 September 2014. 
  14. ^ "Games played by David Vaughan in 2004/2005". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  15. ^ "Games played by David Vaughan in 2001/2002". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  16. ^ "Games played by David Vaughan in 2002/2003". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  17. ^ "Games played by David Vaughan in 2003/2004". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  18. ^ "Games played by David Vaughan in 2004/2005". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  19. ^ "Games played by David Vaughan in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  20. ^ "Games played by David Vaughan in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  21. ^ "Games played by David Vaughan in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  22. ^ "Vaughan: David Owen Vaughan 2007–08". BDFutbol. Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  23. ^ "Games played by David Vaughan in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  24. ^ "Games played by David Vaughan in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  25. ^ "Games played by David Vaughan in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  26. ^ "Games played by David Vaughan in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  27. ^ "Games played by David Vaughan in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  28. ^ a b c "Games played by David Vaughan in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  29. ^ "Finland v Wales Match Report". FIFA. 10 October 2009. Retrieved 10 October 2009. 
  30. ^ "Vaughan impresses in Welsh defeat". Blackpool Gazette. 12 October 2009. Retrieved 12 October 2009. 
  31. ^ "Vaughan on Target For Wales". Blackpool F.C. 15 October 2009. Retrieved 15 October 2009. 

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