Tom Ince

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Tom Ince
Tom Ince 2014.jpg
Ince playing for Hull City in 2014
Personal information
Full name Thomas Christopher Ince[1]
Date of birth (1992-01-30) 30 January 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth Stockport, England
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[2]
Playing position Winger / Forward
Club information
Current team
Hull City
Number 23
Youth career
2008–2010 Liverpool
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Liverpool 0 (0)
2010–2011 Notts County (loan) 6 (2)
2011–2014 Blackpool 100 (31)
2014 Crystal Palace (loan) 8 (1)
2014– Hull City 3 (0)
National team
2009 England U17 4 (0)
2011 England U19 4 (0)
2012– England U21 16 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:38, 31 August 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19:00, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

Thomas Christopher "Tom" Ince (born 30 January 1992) is an English professional footballer who plays for Hull City as a winger. He has also played for Liverpool, Notts County and Crystal Palace and internationally for England at U17, U19 and U21 levels. He is the son of former England captain Paul Ince.[3]

Club career[edit]

Liverpool[edit]

Ince signed for Liverpool as a youth player in 2008, and was handed a first-team squad number (number 45) at the start of the 2010–11 season. On 29 July 2010, he was an unused substitute for the first time in Liverpool's UEFA Europa League qualifier against FK Rabotnički. He made his debut for Liverpool on 22 September 2010 as a 106th minute substitute in Liverpool's third round League Cup defeat to Northampton Town.[4]

Notts County (loan)[edit]

On 1 November 2010 he linked up with his father at Notts County, signing a short-term loan deal from Liverpool until January 2011.[5][6] He made his County debut on 6 November in the 2–0 FA Cup first round victory against Gateshead.[7] On 13 November, he made his league debut in the 3–1 away loss to Exeter City. On 11 December, Ince scored his first career goal, in County's 2–0 league win against Milton Keynes Dons.[8]

Blackpool[edit]

On 3 August 2011, Ince signed a two-year contract with Blackpool, with an option for a third, after a compensation deal was agreed between his new club and Liverpool[9] He made his Blackpool debut in the League Cup defeat to Sheffield Wednesday on 11 August 2011.[10] He scored his first goals for Blackpool with both in a 2–1 win over Doncaster Rovers on 18 October 2011.[11] On 25 February 2012 he scored another brace in a 3–1 away win against Bristol City.[12] In the Championship play-off final at Wembley on 19 May 2012, he scored an equaliser against West Ham United but Blackpool lost the match 2–1.[13]

The first League game of Blackpool's 2012–13 season, on 18 August 2012, saw Ince score the only goals of the game in a 2–0 win at Millwall. Following the game, manager Ian Holloway revealed that Blackpool had received an offer from an unknown club, but that Ince had committed his future to the Seasiders after talking to his father. Holloway stated, "There was interest in Tom last week. No one has heard about it but I'll share it with you. His dad wants him to stay with us."[14]

On 7 August, he scored twice in a 6–0 win against Ipswich Town.[15] In September, he scored in back-to-back games against Barnsley and Middlesbrough.[16][17] He scored his tenth goal of the season in November, completing a run of scoring in four successive games.[18][19][20][21]

On 30 June 2013, Blackpool accepted what is believed to be an £8 million offer from Cardiff City.[22] Despite agreeing personal terms and passing a medical, Ince turned down the move on 12 July to stay in Blackpool with his newborn child.[23]

Crystal Palace (loan)[edit]

On 31 January 2014, Ince signed for Crystal Palace on loan for the remainder of the 2013–14 season for a loan fee of £1 million.[24] Ince scored on his debut, on 8 February 2014. The first of three goals for Crystal Palace on the day, in a 3-1 win against West Bromwich Albion, it proved to be his only goal before his loan ended.

Hull City[edit]

After his contract expired at Blackpool, Ince transferred to Hull City on a free transfer in July 2014 and signed a two-year contract, with an agreement over compensation not made.[25][26]

International career[edit]

Ince playing for England under-21s in 2012

Ince made four appearances for England Under-17s in 2009 and another four for the Under 19s in 2011. On 29 August 2012 he was called up to the Under 21 squad by manager Stuart Pearce for the European Championship qualifying games against Azerbaijan on 1 September and Norway four days later.[27] He made his under-21 debut in the 2–0 win over Azerbaijan at Dalga Arena, Baku.[28] On 5 February 2013, he scored his first goals for the under-21 side, scoring twice in a 4–0 win against Sweden in Walsall.[29]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 24 August 2014.[30]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Play-offs Europe Total Discipline
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals A yellow card A red card
Liverpool 2010–11 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Notts County (loan) 2010–11 6 2 2 0 0 0 8 2 0 0
Total 6 2 2 0 0 0 8 2 0 0
Blackpool 2011–12 33 6 4 1 1 0 3 1 41 8 1 0
2012–13 44 18 2 0 1 0 47 18 3 0
2013–14 23 7 1 0 1 0 25 7 0 0
Total 100 31 9 1 3 0 3 1 113 33 4 0
Crystal Palace 2013–14 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 1 0 0
Total 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 1 0 0
Hull City 2014–15 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 7 0 0 0
Total 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 7 0 0 0
Career total 117 34 9 1 4 0 3 1 4 0 137 36 4 0

Honours[edit]

Individual[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Ince became a father for the first time on 11 July 2013. His partner, Charly Cottrell, gave birth to Halle Rae at Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport, the same hospital at which Ince himself was born 21 years earlier.[31]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Players under Written Contract Registered Between 01/07/2011 and 31/07/2011" (PDF). The Football Association. Retrieved 7 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Player Profile – Thomas Ince". Premier League. Retrieved 8 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Paul Ince's son Thomas handed Liverpool contract". ESPN Soccernet. 21 May 2008. Retrieved 1 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Liverpool 2 – 2 Northampton". BBC Sport. 22 September 2010. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "Notts Co bring Reds pair in". Yahoo! Eurosport UK. 1 November 2010. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  6. ^ "Duo complete loan move". Liverpool F.C. 1 November 2010. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  7. ^ "Notts County 2 – 0 Gateshead". BBC Sport. 6 November 2010. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  8. ^ Fletcher, Paul (11 December 2010). "Notts County 2-0 MK Dons". BBC Sport. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  9. ^ "Blackpool sign Liverpool winger Tom Ince". BBC Sport. 4 August 2011. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  10. ^ "Sheffield Wednesday 0–0 Blackpool (4–2 penalties)". BBC Sport. 11 August 2011. Retrieved 11 August 2011. 
  11. ^ "Blackpool 2–1 Doncaster". BBC Sport. 18 October 2011. Retrieved 19 October 2011. 
  12. ^ "Bristol City 1–3 Blackpool". BBC Sport. 25 February 2012. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  13. ^ Gibbs, Thom (19 May 2012). "Blackpool v West Ham United: live". The Daily Telegraph (London). Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  14. ^ "Tom Ince advised to stay at Blackpool by father Paul, says Holloway". BBC Sport. 20 August 2012. Retrieved 24 August 2012. 
  15. ^ "Blackpool 6–0 Ipswich". BBC Sport. 25 August 2012. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 
  16. ^ "Barnsley 1–1 Blackpool". BBC Sport. 15 September 2012. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 
  17. ^ "Blackpool 4–1 Middlesbrough". BBC Sport. 18 September 2012. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 
  18. ^ "Derby 4–1 Blackpool". BBC Sport. 3 November 2012. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 
  19. ^ "Sheffield Wed 0–8 Blackpool". BBC Sport. 6 November 2012. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 
  20. ^ Cartwright, Phil (10 November 2012). "Blackpool 2–2 Bolton". BBC Sport. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 
  21. ^ "Bristol City 1–1 Blackpool". BBC Sport. 17 November 2012. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 
  22. ^ "Cardiff boss Malky Mackay hopeful over Tom Ince signing". BBC Sport. 3 July 2013. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  23. ^ "Thomas Ince: Cardiff City target to remain at Blackpool". BBC Sport. 12 July 2013. Retrieved 12 July 2013. 
  24. ^ Hytner, David (31 January 2014). "Crystal Palace move to secure £1m loan deal for winger Tom Ince". The Guardian. Retrieved 29 May 2014. 
  25. ^ "Tom Ince signs two-year contract with Hull City". The Guardian. 7 July 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  26. ^ Hampson, Andy (7 July 2014). "Tom Ince to Hull City: Winger moves to Hull City after Inter Milan deal falls through". The Independent. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  27. ^ Watt, William (29 August 2012). "Ince handed England call-up". Blackpool Gazette. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  28. ^ "Azerbaijan 0–2 England". UEFA. 6 September 2012. Retrieved 6 September 2012. 
  29. ^ "England 4–0 Sweden". TheFA.com. 5 February 2013. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  30. ^ Tom Ince career stats at Soccerbase
  31. ^ "Tom Ince: ‘Dad says I must leave Blackpool to reach top’". The Independent. 24 July 2013. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 

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