Gary Woods (footballer)

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Gary Woods
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Woods with Watford in 2014
Personal information
Full name Gary Woods[1]
Date of birth (1990-10-01) 1 October 1990 (age 23)
Place of birth Kettering, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Leyton Orient
Youth career
2007 Cambridge United
2007–2008 Manchester United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008 Manchester United 0 (0)
2009–2013 Doncaster Rovers 73 (0)
2013–2014 Watford 0 (0)
2014– Leyton Orient 0 (0)
National team
2007 England U18 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:22, 9 September 2013 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23:41, 24 August 2008

Gary Woods (born 1 October 1990) is an English footballer who plays as a goalkeeper playing for Leyton Orient. He previously played for Watford and Doncaster Rovers.

Club career[edit]

Manchester United[edit]

Born in Kettering, Northamptonshire, Woods joined Manchester United from Cambridge United in July 2007 after trials with a host of Premier League sides, including Arsenal.[2] Described by Manchester United's under-18 coach Paul McGuinness as "a strong, brave goalkeeper with a strong personality",[3] he made his only appearance for Manchester United in a pre-season friendly against Aberdeen. His final days at Old Trafford were hampered with injuries and he was released in the summer of 2008.

Doncaster Rovers[edit]

Woods joined Doncaster Rovers on a free transfer on 26 March 2009, signing a contract which would end at the end of 2009–10 season.[4] He made his professional debut one month later on 25 April 2009, when he replaced Neil Sullivan in the final minute of a 2–0 victory against Crystal Palace.[5] Woods made his full debut in Doncaster Rovers' home game against Burnley on 1 February 2011 and went on to supplant Sullivan as first choice goalkeeper for the remainder of the 2010–11 season.

Having started sporadically started in the 2011-12, Woods became first-choice goalkeeper in 2012-13 as Doncaster returned to League One following relegation from the Championship. However, despite playing 49 of 53 games as Doncaster took the League One title, he was released at the end of the season.[6]

Watford[edit]

Having trained with the club since the previous month, Woods signed a one-year deal with Championship side Watford on 9 September 2013.[7]

Leyton Orient[edit]

After one season with Watford, Woods signed for League One side Leyton Orient on 17 July 2014 on a two-year deal.[8]

International career[edit]

Having previously played Victory Shield football for England at under-16 level,[2] Woods made his debut for the England under-18 side on 20 November 2007 as a substitute for Alex Smithies during a 2–0 friendly win over Ghana.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 9 September 2013[10]
Club Season Division League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Doncaster Rovers 2008–09 Championship 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2009–10 Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Championship 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
2011–12 Championship 14 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 16 0
2012–13 League One 42 0 2 0 3 0 2 0 49 0
Watford 2013–14 Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Leyton Orient 2014–15 League One 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 73 0 2 0 5 0 2 0 82 0

Honours[edit]

Doncaster Rovers

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Search 1984 to 2006 – Birth, Marriage and Death indexes". Findmypast.com. Retrieved 21 November 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Get to know...Gary Woods". ManUtd.com. Manchester United. 8 October 2008. Retrieved 21 November 2009. 
  3. ^ "Rovers net goalkeeper Woods". doncasterroversfc.co.uk. Doncaster Rovers FC. 26 March 2009. Retrieved 21 November 2009. 
  4. ^ "Doncaster sign Premier League duo". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 26 March 2009. Retrieved 21 November 2009. 
  5. ^ "Doncaster 2–0 Crystal Palace". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 25 April 2009. Retrieved 21 November 2009. 
  6. ^ "Doncaster Rovers: Gary Woods among quintet released". South Yorkshire Times. 18 May 2013. Retrieved 9 September 2013. 
  7. ^ "OFFICIAL: Woods Signs". Watford FC. 9 September 2013. Retrieved 9 September 2013. 
  8. ^ http://www.hackneygazette.co.uk/football/orient/leyton_orient_sign_goalkeeper_woods_1_3688020
  9. ^ "England 2–0 Ghana". TheFA.com. The Football Association. 20 November 2007. Retrieved 21 November 2009. 
  10. ^ Gary Woods career stats at Soccerbase

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