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]

Sam Gallagher 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 5 July 2014.[12]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Total
League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Southampton 2013–14 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. ^ "Sam Gallagher". Soccerbase. Retrieved 15 December 2013. 

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