Sam Gallagher (footballer, born 1995)

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Sam Gallagher
Personal information
Full name Samuel James Gallagher[1]
Date of birth (1995-09-15) 15 September 1995 (age 19)
Place of birth Crediton, England
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Southampton
Number 40
Youth career
2006–2012 Plymouth Argyle
2012–2013 Southampton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013– Southampton 18 (1)
National team
2013 Scotland U19 3 (1)
2014 England U19 3 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 May 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16:18, 29 May 2014 (UTC)

Samuel James "Sam" Gallagher (born 15 September 1995) is an English footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club Southampton. Originally a member of the Plymouth Argyle youth academy, Gallagher joined Southampton in 2012 and earned a call-up to the first team at the beginning of the 2013–14 season.

Club career[edit]

Gallagher was born in Crediton, Devon, and originally played for the Plymouth Argyle youth academy, before in April 2012 he joined Southampton amidst reported interest from fellow Premier League clubs Everton and Newcastle United.[2] The striker made his debut for the Southampton first team on 6 November 2013 in the League Cup against Sunderland, coming on as an 79th-minute substitute for Gastón Ramírez.[2][3] After scoring a second-half hat-trick against local rivals Portsmouth in a 7–0 victory in the FA Youth Cup in December,[4] Gallagher continued to make semi-regular substitute appearances for the first team, before scoring his first senior goal against Championship side Yeovil Town in the FA Cup on 25 January 2014.[5] He made his full senior debut for the club on 28 January when he started in a league match against leaders Arsenal, coming close to scoring his first league goal on a number of occasions.[6] He scored his first Premier League goal on 15 March 2014, in a 4–2 win against Norwich City.[7] On 10 May 2014, Gallagher was awarded with a long-term contract extension with the Saints until the summer of 2018.[8]

International career[edit]

Having previously played for Scotland at under-19 level, in February 2014 Gallagher switched allegiance to his birth country, England. On 24 February 2014, he was called up by England under-19s for a friendly match against Turkey.[9][10] He made his debut in the game, which England won 3–0.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 11 May 2014.
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Southampton 2013–14[12] Premier League 18 1 1 1 1 0 20 2
Career total 18 1 1 1 1 0 20 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barclays Premier League Squad Lists 2013/14 are revealed". Premier League. 4 September 2013. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Errington, Chris (6 November 2013). "Former Plymouth Argyle prospect makes debut for Southampton". The Plymouth Herald. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Sunderland 2–1 Saints (COC): Report". Southampton F.C. 6 November 2013. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Saints 7–0 Pompey: FA Youth Cup Report". Southampton F.C. 10 December 2013. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "Southampton 2–0 Yeovil Town". BBC Sport. 25 January 2014. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "Saints 2–2 Arsenal: Report". Southampton F.C. 28 January 2014. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  7. ^ "Southampton 4 – 2 Norwich". BBC Sport. 15 March 2014. Retrieved 15 March 2014. 
  8. ^ "Gallagher extends contract to 2018". Southampton FC. 10 May 2014. 
  9. ^ Reid, Jamie (24 February 2014). "Noel Blake names England U19s squad for Turkey fixture". The Football Association. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  10. ^ Lucas, Jim (24 February 2014). "Four Saints in England U19 squad". Southampton FC. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  11. ^ "England U19 3–0 Turkey" TheFA.com. 5 March 2014. Retrieved 5 March 2014.
  12. ^ "Games played by Sam Gallagher in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 

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