Emyr Huws

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Emyr Huws
Personal information
Full name Emyr Wyn Huws[1]
Date of birth (1993-09-30) 30 September 1993 (age 20)
Place of birth Llanelli, Wales
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Wigan Athletic
Number 14
Youth career
2004–2009 Swansea City
2009–2012 Manchester City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2014 Manchester City 0 (0)
2012–2013 Northampton Town (loan) 10 (0)
2014 Birmingham City (loan) 17 (2)
2014 Wigan Athletic (loan) 5 (0)
2014– Wigan Athletic 0 (0)
National team
Wales U17 11 (0)
Wales U19 4 (0)
2012– Wales U21 6 (1)
2014– Wales 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:44, 22 July 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22:05, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

Emyr Wyn Huws (born 30 September 1993) is a Welsh footballer who plays for Wigan Athletic. A midfielder, he previously spent time on loan at Northampton Town. After representing his country at levels up to under-21, Huws made his debut for the Wales senior team in 2014.

Career[edit]

Born in Llanelli, Huws started his career with a five-year spell at Swansea City, before he was signed by Premier League club Manchester City in 2009.[2] He developed to become captain of the club's under-21 side.[3] He scored for City in the 2012–13 season of the NextGen Series youth tournament, in a 3–1 win over Fenerbahçe at Ewen Fields.[4] He joined Northampton Town of League Two on a three-month loan deal in October 2012.[5] He made his debut for the "Cobblers" on 13 October, in 3–0 win over Exeter City at Sixfields.[6] He received public praise from manager Aidy Boothroyd and captain Kelvin Langmead.[7][8]

He made his debut for Manchester City on 15 January 2014, coming on a substitute against Blackburn Rovers in an FA Cup third-round replay.[9]

On 28 January, Huws joined Football League Championship club Birmingham City on an initial one-month youth loan.[10] He went straight into the starting eleven for the match at home to Derby County on 1 February, and his stoppage-time shot rebounded off the post for Federico Macheda's equaliser.[11] The loan spell was extended until the end of the season,[12] and Huws was voted Birmingham's player of the month for February.[13] After 69 minutes of the home match with Burnley on 12 March, Huws chested the ball down and volleyed past the goalkeeper from 25 yards (23 m) for his first goal for the club, and Birmingham's second in a 3–3 draw.[14] He scored his second goal in a 3–1 loss away to Middlesbrough, with a stunning thirty-five yard shot that led to the club's 'Goal of the Season' voting to be relaunched, with Huws' goal becoming a contender and ultimately winning it.[15] On September 1st 2014, on transfer deadline day, Huws made his loan move to Wigan from Manchester City permanent with a 4-year-contract.

International career[edit]

Huws made his full debut for Wales in a friendly against Iceland on 5 March 2014. In the absence of fellow midfielders Aaron Ramsey, Joe Ledley and David Vaughan, Huws took on the holding midfield role and played the whole match as Wales won 3–1.[16]

Statistics[edit]

As of match played 3 May 2014
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[a] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Manchester City 2012–13[17] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013–14[9] Premier League 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Northampton Town (loan) 2012–13[17] League Two 10 0 2 0 0 0 1[b] 0 13 0
Birmingham City (loan) 2013–14[9] Championship 17 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 2
Wigan Athletic (loan) 2013–14 Championship 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Career total 32 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 31 2
  1. ^ Includes appearances in other competitive matches
  2. ^ Appearance in Football League Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premier League Clubs submit Squad Lists" (PDF). Premier League. 4 February 2014. p. 21. Retrieved 9 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Youth boss Thelwell slams agents". BBC Sport. 29 October 2009. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Emyr Huws will adapt to League Two says Kelvin Langmead". BBC Sport. 15 October 2012. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Match Report". nextgenseries.com. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "Northampton Town sign Man City youngster Emyr Huws". BBC Sport. 11 October 2012. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "Northampton 3–0 Exeter". BBC Sport. 13 October 2012. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  7. ^ "Kelvin Langmead praises Emyr Huws 'quality' on his debut". BBC Sport. 15 October 2012. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  8. ^ "Northampton boss Aidy Boothroyd pleased with Emyr Huws". BBC Sport. 13 October 2012. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  9. ^ a b c "Games played by Emyr Huws in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 4 May 2014. 
  10. ^ "Blues swoop for a second City slicker". Birmingham City F.C. 28 January 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  11. ^ "Birmingham 3–3 Derby". BBC Sport. 1 February 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  12. ^ "Birmingham City: Manchester City duo Huws & Rusnak extend loans". BBC Sport. 18 February 2014. Retrieved 28 February 2014. 
  13. ^ Walker, Andy (28 February 2014). "Emyr Huws stars in February". Birmingham City F.C. Retrieved 28 February 2014. 
  14. ^ Tattum, Colin (13 March 2014). "Birmingham City 3, Burnley 3". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
  15. ^ "Twitter / BcfcDotCom: ... the winning goal is ...". Twitter / BcfcDotCom. 4 May 2014. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  16. ^ Pope, Bruce (5 March 2014). "Wales 3–1 Iceland". BBC Sport. Retrieved 6 March 2014. 
  17. ^ a b "Games played by Emyr Huws in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 22 February 2014. 

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