David Vaughan (footballer)
Vaughan playing for Blackpool during the 2010–11 Premier League season
|Full name||David Owen Vaughan|
|Date of birth||18 February 1983|
|Place of birth||Abergele, Conwy, Wales|
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Playing position||Central Midfielder|
|Current club||Nottingham Forest
(on loan from Sunderland)
|2013–||→ Nottingham Forest (loan)||0||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 May 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
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 – 2010/11).
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 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 appearancs 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.
The transfer was completed on 23 August 2007, after Vaughan had held talks with Chris Coleman, 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.
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".
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 signed Vaughan on a three-year deal after agreeing personal terms and passing a medical. 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, Vaughan scored Sunderland's third goal to secure Paolo Di Canio's first win as a manager of the North East side with cracking 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, but was sent off after two careless late challenges, as Sunderland then went on to lose to a last minute Gareth Bale goal.
Club career statistics
- As of match played 14 April 2013
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Total|
|England||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Total|
|Spain||League||Copa del Rey||Supercopa de España||Total|
|2007–08||Real Sociedad||Segunda División||9||1||-||-||9||1|
|England||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Total|
|2013–14||Nottingham Forest (loan)||Championship||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
a. All Football League Trophy results are included in totals
b. 3 league play-off appearances for Blackpool in 2010 (included in 2009–10 total)
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. Vaughan set up Craig Bellamy to equalise for Wales in the 17th minute. 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.
As of 14 October 2009
|1.||14 October 2009||Rheinpark Stadion, Vaduz, Liechtenstein||Liechtenstein||2–0||2010 FIFA World Cup qualification|
- "Premier League Player Profile". Premier League. Retrieved 15 March 2011.
- "Vaughan Completes Sociedad Switch". Crewe Alexandra F.C. 23 August 2007. Retrieved 9 August 2009.
- "Blackpool sign Welsh ace Vaughan". bbc.co.uk. 4 August 2008. Retrieved 10 August 2009.
- "Vaughan Named in Team of the Week". Blackpool F.C. 23 February 2010. Retrieved 23 February 2010.
- "Team of the Week (22/02/2010)" (PDF). The Football League. 22 February 2010. Retrieved 23 February 2010.
- Spellman, Damian (8 July 2011). "Sunderland sign Blackpool midfielder David Vaughan". The Independent (London).
- "Finland v Wales Match Report". FIFA. 10 October 2009. Retrieved 10 October 2009.
- "Vaughan impresses in Welsh defeat". Blackpool Gazette. 12 October 2009. Retrieved 12 October 2009.
- "Vaughan on Target For Wales". Blackpool F.C. 15 October 2009. Retrieved 15 October 2009.