Josh Vela

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Josh Vela
Personal information
Full name Joshua James Vela[1]
Date of birth (1993-12-14) 14 December 1993 (age 20)[2]
Place of birth Salford, England
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Bolton Wanderers
Number 25
Youth career
2008–2011 Bolton Wanderers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012– Bolton Wanderers 7 (0)
2014 Notts County (loan) 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:00, 14 April 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Joshua "Josh" James Vela (born 14 December 1993) is an English professional footballer who plays for Bolton Wanderers.


Bolton Wanderers[edit]

A product of the Bolton Wanderers Academy, Vela signed a professional contract with the club in March 2011.

Throughout the 2011-12 season, Vela was a mainstay of the reserve team, although he spent three months on the sidelines after fracturing his foot in the reserve game with Blackburn Rovers in November 2011. After returning to fitness, he was rewarded with a new three-and-a-half year contract in February 2012.

He made his debut for the club in the 1-1 home draw against Swansea City on 21 April 2012, coming on for Mark Davies in the 90th minute.[3] His first start for Bolton came on 28 August in the League Cup 2nd round against Crawley Town but this full debut didn't last very long because he was taken off after seven minutes and replaced by Darren Pratley because of an injury caused by a foul from Nicky Adams. This injury would sideline Vela for four months.[4] On his return, Vela started in Bolton's 2-0 victory at Sunderland in an FA Cup third round replay on 15 January 2013 and he made his first league start for the club at Watford on 2 February.

Loan to Notts County[edit]

On 21 March 2014, Vela joined League One side Notts County on an initial 28-day loan making his debut in the 4-1 defeat of Carlisle United.[5]


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