Will Antwi

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Will Antwi
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Antwi playing for Luton Town in 2011
Personal information
Full name Agyei William Kwabena Antwi[1]
Date of birth (1982-10-19) 19 October 1982 (age 31)[1]
Place of birth Epsom, England
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1999–2002 Crystal Palace
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2004 Crystal Palace 4 (0)
2002 Ljungskile SK (loan) 0 (0)
2004–2005 Aldershot Town 49 (0)
2005–2009 Wycombe Wanderers 44 (1)
2008 Northwich Victoria (loan) 5 (0)
2009–2011 Dagenham & Redbridge 30 (2)
2011–2012 Luton Town 12 (2)
2011–2012 Grimsby Town (loan) 4 (1)
2012 Staines Town 14 (3)
2012–2014 AFC Wimbledon 41 (1)
National team
2003 Ghana 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:07, 7 May 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11:47, 26 July 2008 (UTC)

Agyei William Kwabena "Will" Antwi (born 19 October 1982), known as Will Antwi, is an English-born Ghanaian professional footballer who plays as a defender. He currently is a Free Agent following his release by AFC Wimbledon. He has also represented the Ghana national football team.

He has previously played for Crystal Palace, Ljungskile SK, Aldershot Town, Wycombe Wanderers, Northwich Victoria, Dagenham & Redbridge, Luton Town, Grimsby Town and Staines Town.

Career[edit]

Crystal Palace[edit]

Born in Epsom, Surrey, Antwi attended Chace Community School in north London before moving as a trainee to Crystal Palace where he became a professional player. After a brief spell in Sweden with Ljungskile SK, he returned to England with Conference side Aldershot Town where he played a pivotal part in their promotion push, including scoring the winning penalty against Hereford United in the 2003–04 Conference play–off semi–final, losing out on penalties in the final

Wycombe Wanderers[edit]

Antwi joined Wycombe Wanderers on a free transfer in the summer of 2005 after leaving Aldershot but a groin injury in pre season meant he made his full debut on 8 April 2006, against Macclesfield Town and went on to keep his place for the 2005–06 League Two play–off games against Cheltenham Town. Antwi was given the number 5 shirt for the 2006–07 season and the 2007–08 season. Antwi captained the side on several occasions early on in the season, and took on the role of vice-captain for the 2007–08 season but found his time there to be devastated by injury. Antwi went out on loan to Northwich Victoria on 14 November 2008, after returning from a broken toe which he suffered in the League Cup match against Birmingham City on 13 August. He returned to help guide Wycombe to automatic promotion to League One that season.[2]

Dagenham & Redbridge[edit]

Antwi left Wycombe on 6 May 2009 and signed for Dagenham and Redbridge on a two year contract on 17 July.[3] He enjoyed a commanding first half of the season but on 5 December was sidelined with an ankle injury that kept him out for the rest of the season. However Dagenham went on to clinch promotion to League One in the 2009–10 League Two play–off final on 30 May 2010 at Wembley Stadium, the highest position in the club's history. Antwi left Dagenham after their relegation from League One in the 2010–11 season.

Luton Town[edit]

On 29 July 2011, he signed a six-month contract with Luton Town in the Conference.[4] On 24 November 2011 he joined Grimsby Town on a one month loan.[5] Upon his return to Luton he left to take a look at options in the Veikkausliiga following the end of his contract at Kenilworth Road.[6]

Staines Town[edit]

On 14 February 2012, Antwi joined Conference South side Staines Town.[7] On 14 March 2012, Antwi went on, an ultimately unsuccessful, trial at Finnish Premier League side Vaasan Palloseura.[8]

AFC Wimbledon[edit]

On 14 September 2012, Antwi joined League Two side AFC Wimbledon, teaming up once again with manager Terry Brown whom he had worked with at Aldershot Town.[9] On 31 January 2013, his Wimbledon contract was extended until the end of the 2012–13 season.[10] Antwi then agreed to stay on with AFC Wimbledon for the 2013–14 season.

Antwi was released by the club at the end of the 2013–14 season and went on to join Barnet on trial, he featured in the clubs 1-0 friendly defeat against Peterborough United.[11]

Coaching career[edit]

In August 2012, Antwi began working as a part-time academy coach at Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J. (ed) (2008). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2008–09. Mainstream. ISBN 978-1-84596-324-8. 
  2. ^ "Antwi leaves for Victoria". Sky Sports. Retrieved 15 November 2008. 
  3. ^ "Nine out, two in". Wycombe Wanderers F.C. Retrieved 6 May 2009. 
  4. ^ "Curtis Osano and Will Antwi earn Luton Town deals". BBC Sport. Retrieved 29 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "Antwi joins Mariners". Grimsby Town F.C. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Antwi departs Hatters". Bedford Today. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "Antwi joins Staines". Pitchero.com. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "VPS testaa englantilais-ghanalaista topparia". Veikkausliiga.com. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "Update from Terry". AFC Wimbledon. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  10. ^ "Neal's January update". AFC Wimbledon. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  11. ^ http://www.times-series.co.uk/sport/11337313.Bees_beaten_by_Posh_in_opening_pre_season_friendly/
  12. ^ "About the academy". Tottenham Hotspur F.C. Retrieved 22 August 2012. 

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