Sam Hutchinson

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Sam Hutchinson
Sam Hutchinson Champions League Winner parade.jpg
Hutchinson in 2012
Personal information
Full name Samuel Edward Hutchinson
Date of birth (1989-08-03) 3 August 1989 (age 24)
Place of birth Windsor, England[1]
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)[2]
Playing position Right back, centre back
Club information
Current team
Sheffield Wednesday
Youth career
1999–2007 Chelsea
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 Chelsea 3 (0)
2011–2014 Chelsea 2 (0)
2012–2013 Nottingham Forest (loan) 9 (1)
2013–2014 Vitesse (loan) 1 (0)
2014 Sheffield Wednesday (loan) 10 (1)
2014– Sheffield Wednesday 0 (0)
National team
2006–2007 England U18 1 (0)
2007–2009 England U19 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:33, 3 May 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Samuel Edward "Sam" Hutchinson (born 3 August 1989) is an English professional footballer who plays for Sheffield Wednesday as a centre back or a right back.

Early and personal life[edit]

Born in Windsor, Berkshire, Hutchinson is the son of Eddie Hutchinson, who had played for Chelsea's youth team before a career in non-League football.[3]

Career[edit]

Chelsea[edit]

Hutchinson joined the Chelsea Academy at the age of nine,[3] and made his senior debut in May 2007, at the age of 18.[3] Hutchinson signed a new four-year contract in August 2007.[4] Later that month, Plymouth Argyle manager Ian Holloway announced his interest in signing Hutchinson on loan.[5] Hutchinson retired from professional football at the age of 21 in August 2010, due to a recurring knee injury.[3][6] It was announced that Hutchinson would work with Chelsea's academy while also studying at university.[6] In December 2011 he signed a new one-and-a-half-year contract with Chelsea following a "significant improvement" in the knee problem that had forced him to retire.[7] He made his return as a substitute on 29 April in a 6–1 win over QPR.[8] In August 2012, Hutchinson joined Nottingham Forest on a season-long loan deal.[9][10]

Loan to Nottingham Forest[edit]

On 16 August 2012, Hutchinson signed on loan for Championship side Nottingham Forest.[10] He made his debut on 21 August, in a 1–1 draw away to Huddersfield Town.[11] He scored on his home debut in a 2–1 win against Charlton Athletic on 1 September 2012.[12] Following another knee injury, Hutchinson went back to Chelsea in September for an injection that was intended to clear up the problem by the October international break; the treatment did not work and he was still out through mid-December, missing fifteen games.[13] After a long break, Hutchinson returned to training with Forest at the beginning of the March 2013.[14]

Loan to Vitesse[edit]

On 2 September 2013, Hutchinson joined Dutch club Vitesse on a season-long loan.[15] On 31 October he made his debut for the club in a league cup game against VV Noordwijk which Vitesse won 5-0.[16] Hutchinson made his league debut on 2 November in a 1-0 win over Ajax coming on as a late substitute.[17] On 2 January 2014 it was announced that he was recalled from his loan spell.[18]

Hutchinson warming up for Vitesse in October 2013.

Sheffield Wednesday[edit]

On 14 February 2014, Hutchinson joined Championship side Sheffield Wednesday on a 28-day loan.[19] On 14 March 2014, Hutchinson extended his loan with the Owls until 9 April 2014.[20]

On 23 May 2014, Chelsea released Hutchinson and made him available for free transfer.[21][22]

On 8 July 2014, it was announced that Hutchinson had signed a permanent two-year contract with Sheffield Wednesday[23]

International career[edit]

Hutchinson played for England at under-18 and under-19 youth international level; he missed the 2008 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship tournament through injury, and would have been the country's captain.[24] Hutchinson was called up to the England under-21 squad on 1 October 2009 for the European Championship qualifier against Macedonia,[25] but withdrew injured.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 3 May 2014[26]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Chelsea 2006–07 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2007–08 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008–09 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009–10 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
2011–12 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0
Nottingham Forest (loan) 2012–13 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 1
Vitesse (loan) 2013–14 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 0
Sheffield Wednesday (loan) 2013–14 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 1
Career total 24 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 28 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 452. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  2. ^ "Player Profile: Sam Hutchinson". Premier League. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d Wallace, Sam (20 August 2010). "The 21-year-old whose Chelsea career is over before it began". The Independent. Retrieved 22 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Makelele extends Chelsea contract". BBC Sport. 20 August 2007. Retrieved 22 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Plymouth want Hutchinson on loan". BBC Sport. 27 August 2007. Retrieved 22 August 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "Chelsea kid Sam Hutchinson forced to quit football due to long-term knee injury". The Daily Mail. 20 August 2010. Retrieved 22 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "Chelsea give defender Sam Hutchinson new contract". BBC Sport. 1 December 2011. Retrieved 22 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "Chelsea 6 QPR 1". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  9. ^ "Hutchinson Loan Deal". chelseafc.com (Chelsea F.C.). 16 August 2012. Retrieved 22 August 2012. 
  10. ^ a b "Chelsea's Sam Hutchinson joins Nottingham Forest on loan". BBC Sport. 16 August 2012. Retrieved 22 August 2012. 
  11. ^ Woodcock, Ian (21 August 2012). "Huddersfield 1–1 Nott'm Forest". BBC Sport. Retrieved 1 September 2012. 
  12. ^ "Nott'm Forest 2–1 Charlton". BBC Sport. 1 September 2012. Retrieved 1 September 2012. 
  13. ^ Percy, John (12 December 2012). "Chelsea at centre of row with Nottingham Forest over defender Sam Hutchinson's fitness". The Telegraph. 
  14. ^ "Defensive Duo Back in Training". nottinghamforest.co.uk. 1 March 2013. 
  15. ^ "Sam Hutchinson on loan to Vitesse". www.vitesse.nl/. Retrieved 2 September 2013. 
  16. ^ "Vitesse met 5-0 langs Noordwijk in bekerduel". www.vitesse.nl/. Retrieved 31 October 2013. 
  17. ^ "Ajax verliest opnieuw van Vitesse". www.ajax.nl/. Retrieved 2 November 2013. 
  18. ^ "TRAORE TO JOIN VITESSE ON LOAN". Chelsea FC. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  19. ^ "Chelsea stopper joins Owls". Sheffield Wednesday FC. 14 February 2014. 
  20. ^ "Hutchinson stays". Sheffield Wednesday F.C. 14 March 2014. 
  21. ^ "Clubs submit retained and released lists" (in English). premierleague.com. 23 May 2014. Retrieved 29 May 2014. 
  22. ^ "HUTCHISON, PIREZ RELEASED BY CHELSEA". tribalfootball.com. 24 May 2014. Retrieved 29 May 2014. 
  23. ^ "Sam Hutchinson signs permanent Sheffield Wednesday deal". Sheffield Wednesday F.C. 8 July 2014. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 
  24. ^ "Tough Decisions". The Football Association. 5 June 2008. Retrieved 22 August 2012. 
  25. ^ "Sam Hutchinson called up to England Under-21s". telegraph.co.uk. 1 October 2009. Retrieved 6 September 2013. 
  26. ^ Sam Hutchinson career stats at Soccerbase