James Tavernier

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James Tavernier
James Tavernier (cropped).jpg
Tavernier playing for Carlisle United in 2011
Personal information
Full name James Henry Tavernier[1]
Date of birth (1991-10-31) 31 October 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Bradford, England
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[2]
Playing position Right-Back
Club information
Current team
Wigan Athletic
Number 2
Youth career
2001–2008 Leeds United
2008–2009 Newcastle United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2014 Newcastle United 2 (0)
2011 Gateshead (loan) 13 (0)
2011 Carlisle United (loan) 16 (0)
2011–2012 Sheffield Wednesday (loan) 6 (0)
2012 Milton Keynes Dons (loan) 7 (0)
2013 Shrewsbury Town (loan) 1 (0)
2013–2014 Rotherham United (loan) 27 (5)
2014– Wigan Athletic 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 September 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

James Henry Tavernier (born 31 October 1991) is an English footballer who plays for Wigan Athletic as a defender.

Career[edit]

Leeds United[edit]

Born in Bradford, West Yorkshire, Tavernier joined the Leeds United youth system at the age of nine after being picked up from local club Farsley Celtic, where he played six seasons having played a season in goal before moving to a central midfield role.[3]

Newcastle United[edit]

Tavernier moved to Newcastle United in 2008. He made his first team debut in a 2–0 defeat against Peterborough United in the League Cup on 22 September 2009.[4]

In the 2010–11 season, he was given his first start in the 3–2 League Cup second round tie over Accrington Stanley in a team made up of youngsters and fringe players. He played in central defence and gave an impressive display. He made his Premier League debut for Newcastle as a substitute versus Reading.[5]

Gateshead loan[edit]

On 7 January 2011, Tavernier joined Gateshead, along with Newcastle teammate Jóan Símun Edmundsson, on a 28-day loan.[6] He made his Gateshead debut on 8 January, against Kidderminster Harriers.[7] On 8 February 2011, Tavernier's loan deal at Gateshead was extended until 9 April.[8] Gateshead manager Ian Bogie commented by saying Tavernier has a big future in the game.[9] However, he was recalled by Newcastle on 24 March 2011 because of a suspension picked up by defensive cover player James Perch in a reserve team game.[10] Tavernier appeared on the bench for Newcastle's 4–1 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers on 2 April 2011.[11]

Carlisle United loan[edit]

On 11 August 2011, Tavernier joined Carlisle United on an initial one-month loan[12] that was extended to mid November. Just like the Gateshead manager, Carlisle manager Greg Abbott was equally impressed by Tavernier.[13] Tavernier came back to Newcastle after a successful loan spell during which he made 17 appearances.[14]

Sheffield Wednesday loan[edit]

On 21 November 2011, Tavernier joined Sheffield Wednesday on an loan until 9 January 2012.[15]

Milton Keynes Dons loan[edit]

On 31 January 2012, Tavernier joined Milton Keynes Dons on loan until the end of the season.[16] His loan spell was cut short after he was recalled by Newcastle due to injuries to first team defenders.

Shrewsbury Town loan[edit]

Tavernier joined Shrewsbury Town on 26 July 2013 on an initial month long loan,[17] but returned to his parent club early having aggravated a pre-existing metatarsal injury.[18]

Rotherham United loan[edit]

Tavernier joined Rotherham United on 28 November 2013 on a short-term emergency loan deal.[19]

Wigan Athletic[edit]

Tavernier signed for Wigan Athletic for an undisclosed fee on 28 June 2014.[20]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 3 May 2014.[21]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[a] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Newcastle United 2009–10 Championship 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
2010–11 Premier League 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
2011–12 Premier League 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2012–13 Premier League 2 0 1 0 1 0 4 0 8 0
2013–14 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 2 0 2 0 3 0 4 0 11 0
Gateshead (loan) 2010–11 Conference Premier 13 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 18 0
Carlisle United (loan) 2011–12 League One 16 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 17 0
Sheffield Wednesday (loan) 2011–12 League One 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Milton Keynes Dons (loan) 2011–12 League One 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Shrewsbury Town (loan) 2013–14 League One 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Rotherham United (loan) 2013–14 League One 27 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 28 5
Wigan Athletic 2014–15 Championship 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
Career totals 75 5 4 0 5 0 11 0 95 5
  1. ^ Appearances and goals in the UEFA Europa League, FA Trophy, Football League Trophy and play-offs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Search 1984 to 2006 – Birth, Marriage and Death indexes". Findmypast.com. Retrieved 22 September 2009. 
  2. ^ "Player Profile". BBC. Retrieved 4 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "When I first started at playing at Farsley Celtic Boys Club I actually spent a season in goal then moved in to central midfield. When Leeds came in for me, that's where I was playing."
  4. ^ "Peterborough 2–0 Newcastle". BBC Sport. 22 September 2009. Retrieved 27 May 2010. 
  5. ^ "Accrington Stanley 2 – 3 Newcastle". BBC Sport. 25 August 2010. Retrieved 7 January 2011. 
  6. ^ "Gateshead swoop for Magpie pair". Gateshead F.C. 7 January 2011. Retrieved 7 January 2011. 
  7. ^ "Gateshead 2–2 Kidderminster Harriers". Gateshead F.C. 9 January 2011. Retrieved 10 January 2011. 
  8. ^ "Tavernier loan to Gateshead is extended". Evening Chronicle. 8 February 2011. Retrieved 8 February 2011. 
  9. ^ "Gateshead boss believes in Tavernier". Wordpress. 7 January 2011. Retrieved 7 January 2011. 
  10. ^ "Newcastle recall young star James Tavernier". Evening Chronicle. 24 March 2011. Retrieved 24 March 2011. 
  11. ^ "Newcastle 4–1 Wolves". BBC Sport. 2 April 2011. Retrieved 2 April 2011. 
  12. ^ "Tavernier Loaned To Cumbrians". Newcastle United F.C. 11 August 2011. Retrieved 11 August 2011. 
  13. ^ "James Tavernier impresses Carlisle boss Greg Abbott". BBC. 22 August 2011. Retrieved 10 December 2011. 
  14. ^ "Loan Watch: Tav signs off, Soderberg signs on". Newcastle United F.C. 6 November 2011. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  15. ^ "Tavernier Joins Sheffield Wednesday on Loan". Newcastle United F.C. 21 November 2011. Retrieved 21 November 2011. 
  16. ^ "Tavernier Joins Dons On Loan". Newcastle United. 31 January 2012. 
  17. ^ "Town land defender on loan". Shrewsweb. 26 July 2013. 
  18. ^ "GT on departing loan duo". Shrewsweb. 20 August 2013. 
  19. ^ "Millers land Magpies defender". Rotherham United FC. 28 November 2013. 
  20. ^ King, Dan (28 June 2014). "Tavernier Signs For Wigan". Newcastle United FC. 
  21. ^ "James Tavernier Career Stats". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 October 2010. 

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