Marc Williams

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Marc Williams
Personal information
Full name Marc Richard Williams[1]
Date of birth (1988-07-27) 27 July 1988 (age 25)
Place of birth Colwyn Bay, Wales
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Colwyn Bay
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2011 Wrexham 79 (17)
2010 Kidderminster Harriers (loan) 16 (2)
2011–2012 Kidderminster Harriers 22 (2)
2012–2013 Chester 50 (10)
2013 Northwich Victoria 7 (5)
2013- Colwyn Bay 27 (8)
National team
2004–2005 Wales U17 4 (1)
2006 Wales U19 7 (1)
2006– Wales U21 6 (2)
2009– Wales Semi-Pro 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:07, 17 April 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18:05, 14 October 2010 (UTC)

Marc Richard Williams (born 27 July 1988) is a Welsh footballer and Wales under-21 international who currently plays for Colwyn Bay. He made 40 appearances in the Football League for Wrexham in the 2005–06 to 2007–08 seasons.

Career[edit]

Williams, who is the brother of Kidderminster Harriers defender Mike Williams, came through the youth system at Wrexham and made his first-team debut in January 2006 against Rushden & Diamonds,[2][3] in which he and his brother became the seventh pair of brothers to represent Wrexham.[4] In the following month, he made his debut for the Wales Under-21 side against Northern Ireland Under-21.[5] He scored two goals in his next game for the Welsh Under-21 side against Israel Under-21 in August 2006.[6] Williams signed a new contract with Wrexham in summer of 2006[7] and made 17 league and cup appearances for Wrexham in the 2006–07 season.[8] He made a further 23 league and cup appearances in the 2007–08 season as Wrexham were relegated from the Football League.[9]

Williams contributed to Wrexham's bid to return to the Football League with 15 goals (13 league and 2 cup) including a hat trick against Eastbourne Borough on 20 December 2008. However, on 28 February 2009, he suffered a broken foot in a match against Salisbury, which ruled him out for the remainder of the season.[10] After injury disrupted the majority of Williams' 2009–10 season, he was handed a six-month deal to prove his fitness. However, with the arrival of Andy Morrell, he found himself out of favour at the club and instead joined Kidderminster Harriers on loan in August 2010,[11] scoring on his debut in a 4–3 defeat to Southport.

He signed for Chester on 20 February 2012 on a deal which takes him to the end of the season. Marc scored his first 2 goal's for Chester in the 3–2 victory over Bradford Park Avenue both before half time. He added his 3rd Chester goal in the 2–0 victory at Chorley. In the clubs final league game of the season Marc opened the scoring in a 4–0 win over Marine. At the end of the 2012 season, Marc signed a 1 year professional contract with Chester.[12]

He was released by the club on 22 May 2013 after he wasn't offered a new contract. Marc said he was 'shocked and massively disappointed' after not being offered new terms. He left Chester with 14 goals and 58 appearances in all competitions within one and half season. He spent a short spell with Northwich Victoria F.C. before joining Colwyn Bay in October 2013.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 25 April 2010.
Club statistics
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Wrexham 2005–06 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2006–07 16 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 17 1
2007–08 20 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 23 3
2008–09 22 13 0 0 0 0 1 0 23 13
2009–10 17 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 18 0
Total 79 17 3 0 2 0 1 0 85 17

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Search 1984 to 2006 – Birth, Marriage and Death indexes". Findmypast.com. Retrieved 23 June 2009. 
  2. ^ "Games played by Marc Williams in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Racing Post. Retrieved 7 June 2008. 
  3. ^ "Rushden 0–2 Wrexham". BBC Sport. 14 January 2006. Retrieved 7 June 2008. 
  4. ^ "Marc Williams". Team profiles. Wrexham FC. Retrieved 7 June 2008. 
  5. ^ "Wales U21 0–1 N Ireland U21". BBC Sport. 26 February 2006. Retrieved 7 June 2008. 
  6. ^ "Israel U21 3–2 Wales U21". BBC Sport. 16 August 2006. Retrieved 7 June 2008. 
  7. ^ "Smith excited by Wrexham signings". BBC Sport. 5 July 2006. Retrieved 7 June 2008. 
  8. ^ "Games played by Marc Williams in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Racing Post. Retrieved 7 June 2008. 
  9. ^ "Wrexham go out of Football League". BBC Sport. 22 April 2008. Retrieved 7 June 2008. 
  10. ^ "Williams injury blow hits Wrexham" BBC Sport Retrieved on 4 March 2009
  11. ^ "Wrexham striker Marc Williams joins Kidderminster". BBC Sport. 17 August 2010. Retrieved 17 August 2010. 
  12. ^ "Blues complete signing of Marc Williams". Chester FC. 21 February 2012. Retrieved 21 February 2012. 

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