Lewis Buxton

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Lewis Buxton
Personal information
Full name Lewis Edward Buxton[1]
Date of birth (1983-12-10) 10 December 1983 (age 31)[2]
Place of birth Newport, Isle of Wight, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[2]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Sheffield Wednesday
Number 2
Youth career
000?–2001 Portsmouth
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2004 Portsmouth 30 (0)
2002 Exeter City (loan) 4 (0)
2003 Bournemouth (loan) 17 (0)
2003–2004 Bournemouth (loan) 26 (0)
2004–2009 Stoke City 53 (1)
2008–2009 Sheffield Wednesday (loan) 15 (0)
2009– Sheffield Wednesday 188 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26th December 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Lewis Edward Buxton (born 10 December 1983) is an English footballer. He currently plays for Sheffield Wednesday after signing on a permanent deal from Stoke City. Buxton is a defender; he plays predominantly as a right-back or centre-half, although he also featured as a left-back during his time at Stoke.

Career[edit]

Portsmouth[edit]

A promising young defender, after working his way up through the Portsmouth youth ranks, Buxton made his first team debut at the beginning of the 2001–02 season, aged 17, in a 1–0 win at Stockport County. He was soon a regular in Graham Rix's squad.

However, following Harry Redknapp's appointment as manager at the club, and the subsequent influx of new players, Buxton found games harder to come by. He was loaned out to Exeter City for October 2002, but upon his return to Fratton Park still found the competition too great. In January he was loaned to A.F.C. Bournemouth for the remainder of the season. He played 18 games whilst at Bournemouth, and helped them achieve promotion.

He returned to Portsmouth for the 2003–04 season, but by October he was again not in the first team picture, and so returned to Bournemouth for the season, this time playing 28 games for the Cherries. It was a similar story during the 2004–05 season when Buxton failed to break into the team on a regular basis.

Stoke City[edit]

After turning down several loan offers he decided to call time on his Portsmouth career and transferred to Football League Championship club Stoke City in January 2005.[3] He scored his first senior goal in Stoke's 3–1 defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers in September 2005.[4]

He was sidelined for the first 2 months of the season due to a back injury, but he made his first start of the season in Stoke City's 1–0 win at Ipswich Town as a centre-half. However, he required an operation on his back, which kept him out for the remainder of the 2006–07 season. He since recovered and was ready for pre-season training, prior to the start of the 2007–08 season.[5] He made his comeback as a substitute for Stephen Wright in the 33rd minute of Stoke's 2–1 win over Charlton Athletic on 18 August 2007.[6] Buxton only appeared fleetingly in the 2007–08 season, however he impressed when called upon putting in a man of the match performance against Queens Park Rangers.

Sheffield Wednesday[edit]

On 17 October 2008 Buxton moved to Sheffield Wednesday on an initial one month loan deal.[7] This was made a full deal on 26/01/09 after Buxton expressed his desire to leave Stoke and move to Wednesday. He signed a 2 and a half-year contract. On 31 January 2009, Buxton scored his first goal for Wednesday against Birmingham City. He has played in many different positions at Hillsborough. These are Right Back, Left Back, Centre Back, Right Wing and Centre Midfield. He achieved promotion to the Championship with Wednesday in May 2012.

In 2012–13, Buxton was voted player of the year by the Sheffield Wednesday supporters. This was following a consistency across over 40 games in a regularly changed Wednesday defensive unit.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 4 May 2013[8]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[A] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Portsmouth 2001–02 First Division 29 0 0 0 0 0 29 0
2002–03 First Division 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2003–04 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 0
Exeter City (loan) 2002–03 Third Division 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 6 0
Total 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 6 0
Bournemouth (loan) 2002–03 Third Division 17 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 18 0
2003–04 Second Division 26 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 28 0
Total 43 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 46 0
Stoke City 2004–05 Championship 16 0 1 0 0 0 17 0
2005–06 Championship 32 1 3 0 1 0 36 1
2006–07 Championship 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2007–08 Championship 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2008–09 Premier League 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0
Total 53 1 4 0 3 0 0 0 60 1
Sheffield Wednesday 2008–09 Championship 32 1 1 0 0 0 33 1
2009–10 Championship 28 0 1 0 0 0 29 0
2010–11 League One 30 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 32 1
2011–12 League One 37 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 39 1
2012–13 Championship 40 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 44 0
2013–14 Championship 20 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 3
Total 187 3 6 0 2 0 2 0 197 3
Career Total 317 7 13 0 5 0 2 0 337 7
A. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals in the Football League play-offs and Football League Trophy.

Honours[edit]

Sheffield Wednesday

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Players under Written Contract Registered Between 01/07/2011 and 31/07/2011" (PDF). The Football Association. Retrieved 7 February 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Mainstream Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0. 
  3. ^ "Stoke swoop for young Pompey duo". BBC Sport. 24 December 2004. Retrieved 11 July 2007. 
  4. ^ "Stoke 1–3 Wolves". BBC Sport. 24 September 2005. 
  5. ^ "Buxton back from injury nightmare". BBC Sport. 18 June 2007. Retrieved 11 July 2007. 
  6. ^ "Stoke 2–1 Charlton". BBC Sport. 18 August 2007. Retrieved 19 August 2007. 
  7. ^ "Owls land Stoke defender on loan". BBC Sport. 17 October 2008. Retrieved 17 October 2008. 
  8. ^ "Lewis Buxton". Soccerbase. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 

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