William Gros

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William Gros
Personal information
Date of birth (1992-03-31) 31 March 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth St. Pierre, Réunion
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Le Havre
JS Saint-Pierroise
2010–2011 Kilmarnock
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 Kilmarnock 50 (2)
2014 Oldham Athletic 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:27, 21 August 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

William Gros (born 31 March 1992) is a French professional footballer who plays as a striker.

Career[edit]

Gros played in France for Le Havre and in his native Réunion for JS Saint-Pierroise before signing for Scottish club Kilmarnock in September 2010.[1] After making a substitute appearance, he scored on his debut for the club in March 2011.[1] Gros signed a new three-year contract with the club in August 2013.[2] In March 2014, following a lack of games, Gros announced he was considering his future at the club.[3]

In June 2014 Gros went on trial with English club Oldham Athletic.[4] On 21 July 2014, Gros signed a one-month contract with the club.[5][6] Oldham manager Lee Johnson told Gros to prove his fitness in order to earn a longer contract with the club.[7] Gros was released by the club on 21 August 2014.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 21 August 2014[9]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Kilmarnock 2010–11 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 1
2011–12 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
2012–13 17 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 20 1
2013–14 14 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 16 0
Total 50 2 4 0 2 0 0 0 56 2
Oldham Athletic 2014–15 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Career total 51 2 4 0 3 0 0 0 58 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Alan Marshall (1 March 2011). "Kilmarnock chief Mixu Paatelainen: Starlet William Gros can be hit in SPL.. but fans must be patient". Daily Record. Retrieved 27 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Kris Boyd and William Gros sign new Kilmarnock contracts". BBC Sport. 1 August 2013. Retrieved 27 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "Kilmarnock striker William Gros considering future". The Scotsman. 21 March 2014. Retrieved 27 July 2014. 
  4. ^ Sheldan Keay (26 June 2014). "Oldham boss targeting Sidibe, Featherstone and Gros". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 27 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "SIGNING: William Gros". Oldham Athletic A.F.C. 21 July 2014. Retrieved 27 July 2014. 
  6. ^ "Oldham Athletic: Amari Morgan-Smith & Willie Gros join". BBC Sport. 21 July 2014. Retrieved 27 July 2014. 
  7. ^ Matthew Chambers (17 July 2014). "Johnson seeks Gros profit". Oldham Evening Chronicle. Retrieved 27 July 2014. 
  8. ^ "William Gros Released". Oldham Athletic A.F.C. 21 August 2014. Retrieved 21 August 2014. 
  9. ^ William Gros career stats at Soccerbase