Jamie Walker (footballer)

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Jamie Walker
Jamie Walker 2012.JPG
Personal information
Full name Jamie Walker
Date of birth (1993-06-25) 25 June 1993 (age 21)
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Height 5"9
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Heart of Midlothian
Number 7
Youth career
2003–2011 Heart of Midlothian
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011– Heart of Midlothian 63 (8)
2011–2012 Raith Rovers (loan) 23 (3)
National team
2008 Scotland U15 2 (1)
2008–2010 Scotland U16 6 (1)
2009–2010 Scotland U17 8 (3)
2010 Scotland U19 1 (0)
2013 Scotland U21 1 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 November 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 August 2012

Jamie Walker (born 25 June 1993) is a Scottish footballer who plays for Heart of Midlothian in the Scottish Championship, as a Winger.

Career[edit]

Hearts[edit]

Walker grew up in the Sighthill area of Edinburgh and attended Forrester High School. A member of Hearts under 19 squad,[1] Walker's performances in the early part of the 2011–12 season earned him a new three-year contract extending his stay with the club until 2014.[2] With Hearts in financial difficulty and wanting to bring through members of their under 19 squad into the first team,[3][4] Walker was sent on loan to Raith Rovers to gain first team experience.[5] He made his first team debut as a substitute in the 2–2 draw with Inverness at Tynecastle on 18 August 2012. Walker capped off his debut season with an individual goal against St Mirren at sold out Tynecastle Stadium in May 2013. Jamie Walker was awarded Heart's Overall Young Player of the Year for season 2012/13.

Season 2013/14 started well for Walker, helping his side to a 1–0 victory over city rivals Hibernian.[6] The following week Walker scored a crucial equaliser against Partick Thistle away from home. He scored again against Aberdeen in front of a loud Tynecastle crowd which helped his team to a 2–1 win. This win took the club to −8pts after starting with −15pts due to the club entering administration.

Raith Rovers[edit]

On 21 November 2011, Walker joined Scottish First Division side Raith Rovers on loan until 5 January 2012.[7] Making his debut on 26 November 2011 in their 3–2 win against Hamilton.[8] Whilst with Raith Walker only trained one day a week with the side the rest being spent with Hearts due to their use of astroturf causing risk to a previous injury.[9] After six appearances on 4 January 2012 his loan deal was extended for another month.[10] After a short return to Hearts on 31 January 2012 he again extended his loan deal, this time until the end of the season.[11] He scored his first goal for the club on 11 February scoring in a 2–2 draw with Ross County.[12]

Scotland[edit]

Walker has represented Scotland at U15, U16, U17, U19 and U21 level.[13] Walker made his debut for the Scotland U21s against Luxembourg in a 3–0 win on 25 March 2013. In the game he also scored his debut goal to make the score 1–0 with a volley from the edge of the box.[14]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 10 May 2014[15][16]
Club statistics
Club Season League Scottish Cup League Cup Other Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Hearts 2011–12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012–13 24 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 26 2
2013–14 26 3 1 0 3 0 0 0 30 3
2014–15 13 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 16 3
Total 63 8 2 0 7 0 0 0 72 8
Raith Rovers 2011–12 23 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 24 3
Total 23 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 24 3
Career Total 86 11 3 0 7 0 0 0 96 11

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hearts under 19 Squad 2011–12". Heart of Midlothian F.C. Retrieved 21 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Hat-trick of new deals". Heart of Midlothian F.C. 18 November 2011. Retrieved 18 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Hearts’ faces of tomorrow". The Scotsman. 22 November 2011. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "Hearts start fast-tracking youth players to first team". Scotsman Publications. Edinburgh Evening News. 21 November 2011. Retrieved 21 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "Trio off on loan". Retrieved 21 November 2011. 
  6. ^ "Hearts 1–0 Hibs". BBC. BBC Sport. 11 August 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  7. ^ "Loan Signings Confirmed". Raith Rovers F.C. 23 November 2011. Retrieved 24 November 2011. 
  8. ^ "Raith Rovers 3 – 2 Hamilton Academical". SFL. 26 November 2011. Retrieved 26 November 2011. 
  9. ^ "3 of Hearts is Raith's trump card". The Scotsman. 29 November 2011. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  10. ^ "Duo extend loans". Heart of Midlothian. 4 January 2012. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  11. ^ "Rob Wrexham-bound". Heart of Midlothian. 31 January 2012. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  12. ^ "New boy Jamie Walker rallies Raith". The Scotsman. 12 February 2012. Retrieved 12 February 2012. 
  13. ^ "Jamie Walker SFA Profile". Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 21 November 2011. 
  14. ^ "Scotland u21s 3–0 Luxembourg u21s". The Daily Record. Retrieved 26 March 2013. 
  15. ^ "Jamie Walker Soccerway Stats". Soccerway. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  16. ^ "Jamie Walker". soccerbase.com. Soccerbase. Retrieved 18 August 2012.