Martyn Waghorn

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Martyn Waghorn
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Waghorn on the bench for Leicester City in 2011
Personal information
Full name Martyn Thomas Waghorn[1]
Date of birth (1990-01-23) 23 January 1990 (age 24)[1]
Place of birth South Shields, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Wigan Athletic
Number 33
Youth career
1998–2007 Sunderland
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 Sunderland 6 (0)
2008–2009 Charlton Athletic (loan) 7 (1)
2009–2010 Leicester City (loan) 43 (12)
2010–2014 Leicester City 59 (8)
2011 Hull City (loan) 5 (1)
2013 Millwall (loan) 14 (3)
2014 Wigan Athletic (loan) 11 (2)
2014– Wigan Athletic 6 (2)
National team
2009 England U19 2 (0)
2011–2012 England U21 5 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:14, 19 April 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Martyn Thomas Waghorn (born 23 January 1990) is an English professional footballer who plays for Wigan Athletic as a striker. Waghorn had been with Sunderland since the age of eight and made his first team debut for the club in December 2007 against Manchester United at the age of 17. He has had loan spells with Charlton Athletic and Leicester City before joining the side on a permanent deal on 31 August 2010.

Club career[edit]

Sunderland[edit]

Waghorn was born in South Shields.[1] From the age of eight Waghorn played for his local team Sunderland and he progressed through the youth system at the Academy of Light to reach the Under-18 team. Waghorn scored the first hat-trick of his career on 12 December 2007 in a 6–1 win against Norwich City in the FA Youth Cup third round.[2] He scored twice in a 4–2 win against local rivals Newcastle United a few days later at the Academy of Light, both of the goals being penalties.[3]

Waghorn playing for Sunderland reserves.

Waghorn made his first team debut against Manchester United at the Stadium of Light on 26 December 2007; the match finished 4–0 to Manchester United.[4] The player, usually a striker, had to play in left midfield, and after the match manager Roy Keane heaped praise on the young player, predicting that he would have a "long and successful career".[5]

This performance earned him another call up to the first team squad for the match against Bolton Wanderers, where he was an unused substitute.[6] He made his second appearance for Sunderland as an 81st minute substitute against Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park,[7] and his second start for the club in an FA Cup tie against Wigan Athletic in January 2008, where he was replaced by Andrew Cole in the 57th minute.[8] Waghorn signed a new two-and-a-half-year contract with Sunderland in February 2008, which Keane described as good for both Sunderland and the player.[9] His only appearance for the club in the 2008–09 season was against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.[10]

Loan to Charlton Athletic[edit]

Waghorn joined Championship side Charlton Athletic on a month's loan on 17 November 2008.[11] On 15 December 2008, Waghorn scored his first goal, in a 2–2 draw at home against Derby County.[12] The loan deal was extended for a second month.[13] He made seven appearances for the club in a season that would end in relegation to League One.

Loan to Leicester City[edit]

Waghorn playing for Leicester City, March 2010

On 6 August 2009, Waghorn joined Leicester City on loan until 11 January 2010, having turned down interest from Carlisle United.[14][15] Waghorn made his competitive debut for Leicester as a substitute against Swansea City, scoring the equalising goal as Leicester won 2–1.[16] His first 11 games for Leicester were all as a substitute, but Waghorn expressed his satisfaction as an impact player.[17] He made his first league start for Leicester against Reading, scoring the winning goal.[18] Waghorn scored his first professional brace against Queens Park Rangers in a 4–0 win.[19] His overall performance earned him the club's young player of the year award on 28 April 2010.[20] Waghorn missed the last penalty kick in a 4–3 defeat on penalties to Cardiff City in the Championship play-offs semi-final second leg on 12 May 2010.[21] He scored 12 goals in 28 starts for the club during his loan period.[22]

Leicester City[edit]

On 31 August 2010, Waghorn rejoined Leicester City on a permanent deal for a fee rising to £3 million to help fund Sunderland's record signing Asamoah Gyan.[23] He was disappointed with the lack of opportunities at his former club,[24] and happily dropped down a division because the lure of playing regular football was too good to turn down.[25] Waghorn made his debut in a 1–1 draw against Coventry City on 11 September,[26] scoring his first goal in a 4–3 defeat to Norwich City on 28 September.[27] He failed to win a regular place when Sven-Göran Eriksson became manager on 3 October.[28] Nonetheless, injury concerns at the club prevented Waghorn from joining Derby County on loan during the January transfer window.[29] A hamstring injury suffered during training ruled Waghorn out for the rest of the 2011 season on 6 April.[30] After being left out of the squad for the second half of the 2012/13, Waghorn returned to the squad during Leicesters away game at Pride Park against Derby County, coming on as a substitute replacing Jamie Vardy

Loan to Hull City[edit]

Hull City completed the loan signing of Waghorn on 31 August 2011 which would have lasted until January 2012.[31] He made his debut on 10 September 2011 in a 1–0 win at Peterborough United.[32] On 27 September 2011 against Doncaster Rovers at the Keepmoat Stadium, Matty Fryatt found himself with space to deliver a low cross along the six-yard box and although Neil Sullivan might have been disappointed not to cut it out, Waghorn was there to apply the finish from close range.[33] He returned to Leicester on 6 December 2011 after suffering a hamstring injury during his loan spell.[34]

Loan to Millwall[edit]

After making only two substitute appearances for Leicester, Waghorn joined Millwall on a three-month loan deal on 12 September.[35] He scored on his debut against Derby County on 14 September.[36] He scored his second goal for the club on 5 October, in a 5–2 defeat against AFC Bournemouth.[37]

Loan to Wigan Athletic[edit]

On 31 January 2014, Waghorn joined Wigan Athletic on loan until the end of the season.[38] His transfer was made permanent on 4 April joining on a free transfer.[39]

International career[edit]

Waghorn has represented England under-19's twice against Spain and Bosnia and Herzegovina.[40]

Waghorn was included in the 27-man England under-21 squad to face both Azerbaijan and Israel in September 2011.[41][42] He made his debut in the game against Azerbaijan, a 6–0 victory, and scored a goal in the 79th minute, having come on as a substitute 12 minutes earlier.[43] In his second appearance for the under-21 team Waghorn was in the starting line-up. He scored a header against Israel from an Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain cross.[44]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 5 October 2013.[45]
Season Club Division League FA Cup League Cup Other[46] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2007–08 Sunderland Premier League 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2008–09 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2009–10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010–11 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Sunderland Career Total 6 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 8 0
2008–09 Charlton Athletic (loan) Championship 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1
Charlton Athletic Career Total 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1
2009–10 Leicester City (loan) Championship 43 12 1 0 1 0 2 0 47 12
2010–11 Leicester City 30 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 32 4
2011–12 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 1
2012–13 22 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 26 3
2013–14 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Leicester City Career Total 102 20 6 0 4 0 2 0 114 20
2011–12 Hull City (loan) Championship 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
Hull City Career Total 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
2013–14 Millwall (loan) Championship 14 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 3
Career Total 134 25 7 0 5 0 2 0 148 25

Honours[edit]

Individual

References[edit]

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  42. ^ "Team". The Football Association. 2 February 2011. Retrieved 2 February 2011. 
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  44. ^ "ENGLAND vs ISRAEL". The Football Association. Retrieved 7 September 2011. 
  45. ^ Martyn Waghorn career stats at Soccerbase
  46. ^ Includes Football League play-offs and Football League Trophy matches.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Andy King
Leicester City Young Player of the Season
2009–10
Succeeded by
Kyle Naughton