Hamish Watson

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Hamish Watson
Personal information
Full name Hamish John Sanders Watson
Date of birth (1993-04-17) 17 April 1993 (age 21)
Place of birth Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Playing position Centre forward
Club information
Current team
Grimsby Town
Number 30
Youth career
1997–2011 Lower Hutt City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 Hawke's Bay United 13 (6)
2011–2012 Lower Hutt City 10 (19)
2012–2013 Team Wellington 13 (8)
2013 Wellington Phoenix 0 (0)
2013–2014 Team Wellington 11 (4)
2014 Wellington Phoenix 2 (0)
2014 Wairarapa United 11 (19)
2014– Grimsby Town 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 November 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 March 2014

Hamish Watson (born 17 April 1993) is a New Zealand footballer who plays as a centre forward for Conference Premier side Grimsby Town.

He has previously played for Hawke's Bay United, Lower Hutt City, Team Wellington, Wellington Phoenix and Wairarapa United. He has also been capped by the New Zealand U-20 side.

Career[edit]

Watson joined the youth set-up at Lower Hutt City at the age of 4, having already been with the Phoenix school of excellence and making 13 appearances with Team Wellington.[2] On 10 October 2013 he signed a one-week deal with Wellington Phoenix as a loan cover for the internationals.[3] On 5 February 2014 he signed for A-league side Wellington Phoenix for the remainder on the 2013-14 season.[2][4]

On 23 April 2014 He made his debut in the Central Premier League with Wairarapa United.[5] By August 2014 he was deemed a goal-scoring machine in the role of striker, edging out twice Wairarapa United's own Seule Soromon and scoring 19 goals, achieving the most goals (Golden Boot) award.[6][7]

Grimsby Town[edit]

On 25 October 2014 Watson moved to England, training with Conference Premier side Grimsby Town to try earn a contract with the club.[8] On 20 November 2014 Watson received international clearance, and on the verge of signing for Grimsby Town,[9] he signed a short term contract until January with the club later on that day.[10]

International career[edit]

Watson has represented New Zealand at the Under-20 level.

Watson was part of the New Zealand Under-20 team that qualified for the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey.[11] They performed in the OFC U-20 Championship Tournament in Lautoka, Fiji in 2013, with every game being played at the Churchull Park Stadium, eventually finishing champions in the tournament that also featured Fiji the hosts, New Caledonia under 21, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu.[12] He scored the 3rd goal on 69 minutes in the final game, beating the hosts Fiji 4–0, a low shot turned home from near the penalty spot.[13]

Style of play[edit]

Watson primarily plays as a central striker. On 21 November 2014 having signed a short-term deal with Grimsby Town, Watson said: "I enjoy getting on the ball and holding it up for others but also getting myself in the box and scoring goals."[14]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played on 25 November 2014.[15][16]
Season Club Division League Play-offs FA Cup League Cup Other Total Discipline
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Booked Red card
2011–12[17] Hawke's Bay United ASB Premiership 13 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 2[a] 0 13 6 2 0
2011–12[7] Lower Hutt City Central Premier League 10 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 3[b] 3 13 22 0 0
2012–13[17] Team Wellington ASB Premiership 13 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 8 2 0
2013–14[3] Wellington Phoenix (loan) A-League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013–14[17] Team Wellington ASB Premiership 11 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 4 1 0
2013–14[18] Wellington Phoenix A-League 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
2013–14[7] Wairarapa United (loan) Central Premier League 11 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 19 0 0
2014–15[19] Grimsby Town Conference Premier 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Career total 62 56 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 66 59 5 0
  1. ^ Appearances in White Ribbon Cup
  2. ^ Appearances in Chatham Cup

Personal life[edit]

Watson is a keen supporter of Liverpool football club, his favorite players are Luis Suárez and Stephen Gerrard.[1]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Lower Hutt City

International[edit]

New Zealand

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Player Profile". Team Wellington. Retrieved 30 October 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Hamish Watson signs for Wellington Phoenix". Team Wellington. 6 Feb 2014. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Phoenix sign four players on short deals". The New Zealand Herald. 10 October 2014. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "Hamish Watson signs to Phoenix". The Dominion Post. 5 Feb 2014. Retrieved 11 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "Phoenix striker set for debut". Wairarapa Times Age. 23 April 2014. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "Home turf tops United's wish list". Wairarapa Times Age. 26 August 2014. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 
  7. ^ a b c "Player Profile - Wairarapa United". Fox Sports Pulse. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 
  8. ^ "New Zealand striker Hamish Watson has been training with Grimsby Town". Grimsby Telegraph. 25 October 2014. Retrieved 30 October 2014. 
  9. ^ "New Zealand striker Hamish Watson receives international clearance". Grimsby Telegraph. 20 November 2014. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  10. ^ "Grimsby Town sign New Zealand striker Hamish Watson". Grimsby Telegraph. 20 November 2014. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  11. ^ "NZ youngsters qualify for U20 World Cup". Stuff.co.nz. 27 Mar 2013. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 
  12. ^ "Sides learn passage to World Cup". Oceania Football Confederation. 8 Feb 2013. Retrieved 30 October 2014. 
  13. ^ "New Zealand 4–0 Fiji". Oceania Football Confederation. 27 Mar 2013. Retrieved 30 October 2014. 
  14. ^ "Hamish Watson determined to repay Grimsby Town after signing short-term deal". Grimsby Telegraph. 21 November 2014. Retrieved 21 November 2014. 
  15. ^ Hamish Watson career stats at Soccerbase
  16. ^ Hamish Watson profile at Soccerway
  17. ^ a b c "Player Profile - Hawke's Bay United". Fox Sports Pulse. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 
  18. ^ "Games played by Hamish Watson in 2013/2014". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 
  19. ^ "Games played by Hamish Watson in 2014/2015". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 

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