Patrick Roberts

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Patrick Roberts
Patrick Roberts, Fulham 2014.jpg
Personal information
Full name Patrick John Joseph Roberts[1]
Date of birth (1997-02-05) 5 February 1997 (age 17)[2]
Place of birth Kingston upon Thames, England[2]
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in)[2]
Playing position Second striker
Right winger[2]
Club information
Current team
Fulham[2]
Number 14
Youth career
000?–2010 AFC Wimbledon
2010–2014 Fulham[2][3]
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014– Fulham 13 (0)
National team
2012–2013 England U16 7 (1)
2013–2014 England U17 14 (7)
2014– England U19 5 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 01:24, 6 November 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 03:17, 15 November 2014 (UTC)

Patrick John Joseph Roberts (born 5 February 1997) is an English professional footballer who plays as a second striker or right winger for Fulham.[2]

Club career[edit]

Fulham[edit]

Having joined Fulham from Ashford Town FC at the age of 13,[4][5] Roberts signed his first professional contract shortly after his 17th birthday in February 2014, tying himself to the club until the summer of 2016.[6] Roberts described signing the contract as "one of the best feelings I've ever had in my life".[4]

Roberts was named among Fulham's substitutes for the first time on 15 March 2014 for a Premier League game against Newcastle United,[7] with Fulham manager Felix Magath describing Roberts after the match as "an extraordinary talent".[8] On 22 March 2014, he made his debut as a 55th minute substitute in a Premier League defeat to Manchester City.[9] On 5 May, he scored in the second leg of the 2014 FA Youth Cup final, which Fulham lost 7–6 on aggregate to Chelsea.[10] Roberts' first appearance of the 2014-2015 campaign came as a substitute in Fulham's opening day fixture at Ipswich Town on 9 August, where he managed to grab an assist shortly after coming on. He made his first start for the Cottagers on 20 August 2014 in a home match against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

In November 2014 Roberts was unveiled by the website Teamtalk as: the #16 Wonderkid in the world.[11]

International career[edit]

Roberts has represented England at under-16, under-17 and under-19 levels.[12] He played an integral role in England's victory at the 2014 European Under-17 Championship in Malta, scoring three goals, grabbing four assists and being named in the team of the tournament.[13]

In August 2014 Roberts received his first call up the to the England under-19 squad.[14] Despite being just 17 years old at the time, Roberts played a massive part in the England under-19 team's progression through the 2015 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualifying round. In the three group games played by England under-19, Roberts recorded a total of four goals and four assists.

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 5 November 2014.
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Fulham 2013–14[15] Premier League 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2014–15[16] Championship 11 0 0 0 1 0 12 0
Total 13 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 14 0

Honours[edit]

England U17
Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Updated Barclays Premier League Squad Lists 2013/14". Premier League. 4 February 2014. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Patrick Roberts". Fulham F.C. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Through the Ranks: Patrick Roberts". fulhamfc.com. Fulham FC. Archived from the original on 20 January 2013. Retrieved 4 August 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Roberts deal delight". Fulham Official Website. 14 February 2014. Archived from the original on 8 May 2014. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "The star makers: How Fulham became one of the best youth academies in the modern game". independent.co.uk. Archived from the original on 19 August 2014. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "Roberts' Pro Deal". Fulham Official Websure. 6 February 2014. Archived from the original on 8 May 2014. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "Fulham 1 – 0 Newcastle". BBC. 15 March 2014. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  8. ^ "Magath: I Hate To Lose". Fulham FC. 15 March 2014. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  9. ^ "Man City 5 – 0 Fulham". BBC. Retrieved 22 March 2014. 
  10. ^ "FA Youth Cup final: Chelsea beat Fulham 7–6 on aggregate" BBC Sport. 5 May 2014. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  11. ^ TeamTalk http://www.teamtalk.com/news/2483/9560008/TEAMtalk-s-top-50-wonderkids-The-full-list |url= missing title (help). 
  12. ^ "Patrick Roberts". The Football Association. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  13. ^ http://www.uefa.com/under17/season=2014/technical-report/tr-under17-2014.pdf
  14. ^ http://www.thefa.com/news/england/development/2014/aug/u19-squad-germany-oberhausen-izzy-brown-patrick-roberts-joe-gomez
  15. ^ "Games played by Patrick Roberts in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  16. ^ "Games played by Patrick Roberts in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 9 August 2014. 

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