James Vaughan (footballer, born 1988)

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James Vaughan
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Vaughan at Carrow Road, August 2012
Personal information
Full name James Oliver Vaughan
Date of birth (1988-07-14) 14 July 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Birmingham, England
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Huddersfield Town
Number 9
Youth career
2002–2004 Everton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2011 Everton 47 (7)
2009 Derby County (loan) 2 (0)
2010 Leicester City (loan) 8 (1)
2010–2011 Crystal Palace (loan) 30 (9)
2011–2013 Norwich City 5 (0)
2012–2013 Huddersfield Town (loan) 33 (14)
2013– Huddersfield Town 26 (10)
National team
2004–2005 England U17 6 (2)
2006–2007 England U19 3 (3)
2007–2011 England U21 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:06, 25 September 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12:42, 4 May 2014 (UTC)

James Oliver Vaughan (born 14 July 1988) is an English footballer who plays for Football League Championship side Huddersfield Town as a striker. He has represented England at U17, U19 and under 21 level but has since expressed a desire to represent Jamaica at international level. He is the Premier League's youngest goalscorer.[1]

Vaughan, who was born in Birmingham, signed as a professional footballer with Everton. He played for the club between 2005 and 2011, including loan spells at Derby County, Leicester City and Crystal Palace, before signing for Norwich in May 2011. He then had a loan spell at Huddersfield Town for the majority of the 2012–13 season, before signing permanent terms on 3 July 2013.

Early life[edit]

Born in Birmingham, Vaughan went to school at Hill West primary school and The Arthur Terry School in Four Oaks. He and was spotted by Everton's talent scouts at nine years of age while playing in his primary school's football team[2] and joined the club's academy. He attended Chesterfield High School in Liverpool whilst at the academy. His father is property developer Dorrington Vaughan who played rugby union for Preston Grasshoppers.[3]

Vaughan was also a talented young sprinter, running the 100 metres in 11.5 seconds as a 13-year-old, the third fastest time for his age in Britain.[3]

Playing career[edit]

Everton[edit]

Vaughan joined Everton's Youth Academy and was voted by his fellow team-mates as the Under-16s player of the season for 2003–04. He scored a number of goals for the reserve team during the 2004–05 season, making his full debut for the club in the same season. His 73rd-minute substitute appearance for the first team against Crystal Palace on his debut on 10 April 2005 overtook James Milner as the Premier League's youngest scorer at 16 years and 271 days[3] as well as Wayne Rooney as Everton's youngest top flight goal scorer.[2][4]

Vaughan signed his first professional contract in the summer of 2005, agreeing to a two-year contract. Early in the 2005–06 campaign, he sustained a knee ligament injury whilst on international duty with England Under-18s.[4] A series of complications sidelined him for the remainder of the campaign and he did not have the chance to establish himself as a regular in the senior squad. He scored his second league goal in the 93rd minute of a 2–0 win over West Ham United. Vaughan suffered a severed foot artery in a match with Bolton.[3][5]

Vaughan played a total of 49 times for Everton, making only eight league starts and scoring nine goals.[6] His career at the club was blighted by a number of injuries which limited his opportunities to establish himself in the first team.[4][7][8]

Vaughan whilst playing for Leicester City.

Derby County (loan)[edit]

In September 2009, Vaughan joined Football League Championship club Derby County on a three-month loan.[9]

Leicester City (loan)[edit]

On 11 March 2010, Vaughan joined Leicester City on an initial one month loan deal, with an option to extend it until the end of the season. On 17 April 2010, Vaughan scored his first goal for Leicester after coming on as a substitute against Watford.[10]

Crystal Palace (loan)[edit]

On 8 September 2010, Vaughan joined Crystal Palace, the club against which he had become the Premier League's youngest goal-scorer, on a three-month loan deal.[11]

Norwich City[edit]

On 27 May 2011, Vaughan signed for newly promoted Premier League club Norwich City on a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee.[8][12] Vaughan made his debut for the club against West Bromwich Albion on 11 September, going on to make a total of five league appearances in an injury hit first season.[6][13]

Huddersfield Town (loan)[edit]

On 24 August 2012, Vaughan joined newly promoted Football League Championship side Huddersfield Town on a season-long loan arrangement.[14] Vaughan made his debut for the Terriers in a 2–0 home victory over Burnley on 26 August, the side's first league win of the season.[15] Vaughan scored his first goal as a Huddersfield Town player with the equalising goal in a 2–2 draw away at Ipswich Town on 1 September 2012, and he later had a penalty saved.[16]

Huddersfield Town[edit]

On 3 July 2013, Vaughan signed a three-year deal with Huddersfield for an undisclosed fee. He made his second début for the club in the 1–0 defeat by Nottingham Forest on 3 August. After scoring 2 goals in the Capital One Cup win over Bradford City on 6 August, he scored his first league goal on his return in the 1–1 draw with Queens Park Rangers on 10 August. On 24 August, he scored a hat-trick in a 5–1 win against A.F.C. Bournemouth.[17]

International career[edit]

Vaughan was called up to the England under-19 squad, scoring the winning goal after coming on as a second half substitute against Switzerland. At the end of the 2006–07 season, Vaughan was named in Stuart Pearce's 23-man squad for the England U21s European Championship campaign. His first appearance for the side came as a substitute in the 2–2 draw with Italy U21 on 14 June 2007. Vaughan went on to make four appearances for the U21s between 2007 and 2011 with his record standing at one win, two draws and a loss, his final appearance for the U21s came in February 2011 against the same team he made his début, Italy U21s.[18]

In October 2012, Vaughan announced on Twitter that he wants to represent Jamaica at international level.[19]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 3 May 2014.[20]
Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2004–05 Everton Premier League 2 1 - - - 2 1
2005–06 1 0 - - - 1 0
2006–07 14 4 1 0 - - 15 4
2007–08 8 1 1 0 2 0 2 1 13 2
2008–09 13 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 17 0
2009–10 8 1 2 1 - 1 0 11 2
2009–10 Derby County (loan) Championship 2 0 - - - 2 0
2009–10 Leicester City (loan) 8 1 - - - 8 1
2010–11 Everton Premier League 1 0 - - - 1 0
2010–11 Crystal Palace (loan) Championship 14 5 - - - 14 5
2010–11 Crystal Palace (loan) Championship 16 4 - - - 16 4
2011–12 Norwich City Premier League 5 0 1 0 0 0 - - 6 0
2012–13 Huddersfield Town (loan) Championship 33 14 4 0 0 0 - - 37 14
2013–14 Huddersfield Town Championship 23 10 1 0 2 2 - - 26 12
Career total 138 33 12 1 4 2 4 1 154 37

Honours[edit]

Everton
Huddersfield Town

(individual):

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Youngest Premiership goalscorers". BBC. 11 April 2005. Retrieved 18 September 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Vaughan rewarded with extra tenner, The Guardian, 12 April 2005. Retrieved 31 July 2012.
  3. ^ a b c d Fifield, Dominic (28 April 2007). "Vaughan cuts loose again after fright of his life". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 10 May 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c Everton's James Vaughan set for loan spell at Middlesbrough, The Guardian, 16 September 2009. Retrieved 31 July 2012.
  5. ^ Vaughan severs artery, The Guardian, 10 April 2007. Retrieved 31 July 2012.
  6. ^ a b James Vaughan, Soccerbase profile. Retrieved 31 July 2012.
  7. ^ Injury curse strikes again for Everton record-breaker James Vaughan. The Guardian. 16 September 2009. Retrieved 31 July 2012.
  8. ^ a b Norwich set to sign James Vaughan from Everton for £2.5m, The Guardian, 27 May 2011. Retrieved 31 July 2012.
  9. ^ "Rams seal Vaughan deal". Sky Sports. 18 September 2009. Retrieved 18 September 2009. 
  10. ^ "City swoop for Vaughan". www.LCFC.co.uk. Leicester City F.C. 11 March 2010. Retrieved 11 March 2010. 
  11. ^ "Vaughan seals Palace switch". BSkyB. 8 September 2010. Retrieved 8 September 2010. 
  12. ^ "Norwich City sign striker James Vaughan from Everton". BBC Sport. 27 May 2011. Retrieved 27 May 2011. 
  13. ^ Ryan Bennett impressed with Norwich City team mate James Vaughan, Eastern Daily Press, 30 July 2012. Retrieved 2 August 2012.
  14. ^ Norwich City striker James Vaughan joins Huddersfield Town on loan, Eastern Daily Press, 24 August 2012. Retrieved 24 August 2012.
  15. ^ Huddersfield 2–0 Burnley, BBC sport, 25 August 2012. Retrieved 27 August 2012.
  16. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19377999
  17. ^ "Huddersfield 5–1 Bouremouth" BBC Sport. 24 August 2013. Retrieved 24 August 2013.
  18. ^ http://www.thefa.com/England/All-Teams/Players/V/James-Vaughan
  19. ^ Vaughan confirms interest in playing for Jamaica James Vaughan on Twitter. 2012-10-17. Retrieved 2012-11-21.
  20. ^ James Vaughan career stats at Soccerbase

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