James Perch

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James Perch
Perch v cardiff.jpg
Perch playing for Newcastle United in 2012
Personal information
Full name James Robert Perch
Date of birth (1985-09-28) 28 September 1985 (age 28)
Place of birth Mansfield, England
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Playing position Defender / Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Wigan Athletic
Number 24
Youth career
1996–2004 Nottingham Forest
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2010 Nottingham Forest 190 (12)
2010–2013 Newcastle United 65 (1)
2013– Wigan Athletic 36 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 02:10, 12 April 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

James Robert Perch (born 28 September 1985) is an English footballer who plays for Wigan Athletic. Perch is versatile and has covered many positions in both defence and across midfield. However, he is usually deployed at right back.

Career[edit]

Nottingham Forest[edit]

Perch was born in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire and began his career at Nottingham Forest. He made 22 league appearances in his début season as Forest were relegated from the rebranded Football League Championship. His first professional goal came in the same season, scoring in the 63rd minute against Doncaster Rovers in the Third Round of the Football League Cup. After his first season, he signed a new contract to extend his stay a further 2 1/2 years.[2] He made over 200 appearances for Forest before moving to newly promoted Newcastle United.

Newcastle United[edit]

On 5 July 2010, Perch signed for Newcastle United for an undisclosed fee believed to be around £1.5 million, on a four-year deal.[3] Forest had rejected a transfer bid from Newcastle in January of the same year.[4] He made his debut for Newcastle against Manchester United on 16 August 2010 in a 3-0 defeat.[5] On 18 September 2010, he set a new Premier League record by being the first player ever to receive five yellow cards in his first five games in the league.[6] His only goal for Newcastle came in a 4-3 defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford in the Premier League.[7] During his time at Newcastle, he became affectionately known by Newcastle fans as 'Perchinho'.

Wigan Athletic[edit]

On 3 July 2013, Perch completed a move to recently relegated FA Cup holders Wigan Athletic, signing a four-year contract with the club. The transfer fee was undisclosed, but was estimated to be around £750,000.[8] Perch made his league debut for Wigan on 3 August 2013, in a 4-0 away victory over Barnsley.[9] He scored his first goal for the club on 9 March 2014, in a 2-1 win against Premier League Manchester City, helping holders Wigan to the semi-finals of the FA Cup for the second year in a row.[10]

International career[edit]

In October 2012, he was approached by the Jamaica Football Federation, who wanted Perch to play for Jamaica during their 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign.[11] Perch is also eligible for Barbados through his father, who was born on the island.[12]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 5 April 2014.
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Nottingham Forest 2004–05[13] Championship 22 0 3 0 3 1 28 1
2005–06[14] League One 38 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 40 3
2006–07[15] 46 5 4 0 0 0 5[a] 1 55 6
2007–08[16] 30 0 2 0 1 0 1[b] 0 34 0
2008–09[17] Championship 37 3 3 0 2 0 42 3
2009–10[18] 17 1 2 0 0 0 2[c] 0 21 1
Total 190 12 16 0 6 1 8 1 220 14
Newcastle United 2010–11[19] Premier League 13 0 1 0 1 0 15 0
2011–12[20] 25 0 1 0 2 0 28 0
2012–13[21] 27 1 1 0 1 0 9[d] 0 38 1
Total 65 1 3 0 4 0 9 0 81 1
Wigan Athletic 2013–14[22] Championship 38 2 5 1 0 0 5[e] 0 47 2
Career total 291 13 24 1 10 1 22 1 347 16
  1. ^ 3 appearances in Football League Trophy, 2 appearances and 1 goal in League One play-offs
  2. ^ 1 appearance in Football League Trophy
  3. ^ 2 appearances in Championship play-offs
  4. ^ 9 appearances in UEFA Europa League
  5. ^ 1 appearance in FA Community Shield, 4 appearances in UEFA Europa League

Honours[edit]

Nottingham Forest

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premier League Player Profile". Premier League. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Perch signs new Forest contract". BBC Sport (BBC). 1 March 2005. Retrieved 8 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Newcastle land Forest star Perch". ESPNsoccernet (ESPN). 5 July 2010. Retrieved 17 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "Nottingham Forest reject Newcastle's offer for Perch". BBC (BBC). 20 January 2010. Retrieved 8 August 2013. 
  5. ^ Chowdhury, Saj (16 August 2010). "Man Utd 3–0 Newcastle". BBC Sport (BBC). Retrieved 26 September 2010. 
  6. ^ McNulty, Phil (18 September 2010). "Everton 0–1 Newcastle". BBC Sport (BBC). Retrieved 26 September 2010. 
  7. ^ "Man Utd 4-3 Newcastle". BBC (BBC). 26 December 2012. Retrieved 8 August 2013. 
  8. ^ "Wigan complete Perch swoop". ESPN. 3 July 2013. Retrieved 3 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "Barnsley 0-4 Wigan" BBC Sport. 3 August 2013. Retrieved 11 March 2014.
  10. ^ "Manchester City 1-2 Wigan" BBC Sport. 9 March 2014. Retrieved 11 March 2014.
  11. ^ "Reggae, steady, go for Prem stars". The Sun. 31 October 2012. Retrieved 13 November 2012. 
  12. ^ "James Perch exclusive interview". The Journal. 6 June 2014. Retrieved 5 April 2012. 
  13. ^ "Nottm Forest FC Player Appearances 2004/05". Soccerbase. Retrieved 16 September 2013. 
  14. ^ "Nottm Forest FC Player Appearances 2005/06". Soccerbase. Retrieved 16 September 2013. 
  15. ^ "Nottm Forest FC Player Appearances 2006/07". Soccerbase. Retrieved 16 September 2013. 
  16. ^ "Nottm Forest FC Player Appearances 2007/08". Soccerbase. Retrieved 16 September 2013. 
  17. ^ "Nottm Forest FC Player Appearances 2008/09". Soccerbase. Retrieved 16 September 2013. 
  18. ^ "Nottm Forest FC Player Appearances 2009/10". Soccerbase. Retrieved 16 September 2013. 
  19. ^ "Newcastle FC Player Appearances 2010/11". Soccerbase. Retrieved 16 September 2013. 
  20. ^ "Newcastle FC Player Appearances 2011/12". Soccerbase. Retrieved 16 September 2013. 
  21. ^ "Newcastle FC Player Appearances 2012/13". Soccerbase. Retrieved 16 September 2013. 
  22. ^ "Wigan FC Player Appearances 2013/14". Soccerbase. Retrieved 16 September 2013. 

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