Alex Woodyard

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Alex Woodyard
Personal information
Full name Alexander James Woodyard[1]
Date of birth (1993-05-03) 3 May 1993 (age 25)[2]
Place of birth Gravesend, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[2]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Peterborough United
Number 4
Youth career
0000–2009 Charlton Athletic
2009–2010 Southend United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 Southend United 8 (0)
2011Farnborough (loan) 10 (2)
2013Braintree Town (loan) 12 (0)
2013–2014 Dartford 37 (0)
2014–2015 Concord Rangers 36 (1)
2015–2016 Braintree Town 44 (1)
2016–2018 Lincoln City 91 (3)
2018– Peterborough United 11 (0)
National team
2015–2016 England C 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:29, 5 October 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 November 2016 (UTC)

Alexander James Woodyard (born 3 May 1993) is a professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Peterborough United.

Career[edit]

Woodyard started his career in the youth system of Charlton Athletic, but moved to Southend United as a sixteen-year-old in 2010, starting a two-year scholarship.[3] He made his professional debut in December 2010, starting in their 3–1 away loss to Burton Albion in League Two. He had already made three appearances at the age of seventeen and was one of only two players to receive a professional contract from his age group in the summer of 2011.[3] In August 2011, he was sent out on loan to Conference South side Farnborough for an initial month along with George Smith to gain some first team experience.[4] His loan was later extended until the end of November, with Woodyard making thirteen appearances for the club scoring once in a 4–3 win over Basingstoke Town.[5]

Woodyard made his first Southend appearance in eighteen months in October 2012, a 3–1 win over Dagenham & Redbridge in the Football League Trophy.[6] He impressed on his return to Southend, winning the Shrimpers Player of the Month award in October and November 2012.[3] In March 2013, he joined Conference Premier side Braintree Town on a one-month loan.[7] He made a total of twelve appearances as Braintree finished in the top-half of the table. Upon his return to Southend in May 2013, he was told that his contract would not be renewed as he was deemed surplus to requirements by new manager Phil Brown.[8] Woodyard spent a total of four years with the club, making fifteen first team appearances.[8]

In August 2013, he signed for Conference Premier side Dartford after impressing in pre-season friendlies.[9] He had a turbulent start to his Dartford career, taking abuse from the fans despite solid performances on the right wing.[10] In February 2014, he endeared himself to the fans after an impressive performance against Aldershot Town.[10] In May 2014, after making 43 appearances and following Dartford's relegation to the Conference South, he was invited back for pre-season.[11]

In June 2014, he turned down the opportunity to stay on at Dartford and signed for Conference South side Concord Rangers.[12] After a successful stay at Concord Rangers, where he made 36 appearances and scored one goal, Woodyard joined National League side Braintree Town.[13]

In June 2016 Alex Woodyard signed for Lincoln City, following his Braintree manager Danny Cowley to Sincil Bank.

In the 2016/17 season, Alex Woodyard played a vital role in the promotion back to the English Football League with Lincoln City. In the summer of 2017, Alex pledged his allegiance to the Imps and signed a contract with the club until 2019.

On the 30th May 2018, Woodyard joined Peterborough United from Lincoln City for an undisclosed fee after his release clause was met.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 30 May 2018[14]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Southend United 2010–11 League Two 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2011–12 League Two 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012–13 League Two 5 0 3 0 0 0 4[a] 0 12 0
Total 8 0 3 0 0 0 4 0 15 0
Farnborough (loan) 2011–12 Conference South 10 2 2 0 0 0 12 2
Braintree Town (loan) 2012–13 Conference Premier 12 0 12 0
Dartford 2013–14 Conference Premier 37 0 3 0 2[b] 0 42 0
Concord Rangers 2014–15 Conference South 36 1 3 0 3[b] 0 42 1
Braintree Town 2015–16 National League 44 1 3 0 4[c] 0 51 1
Lincoln City 2016–17 National League 45 1 9 0 3[b] 0 57 1
2017–18 League Two 46 2 1 0 1 0 8[d] 0 56 2
Total 91 3 10 0 1 0 11 0 113 3
Peterborough United 2018-19 League One 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 238 7 24 0 1 0 24 0 287 7
  1. ^ Appearances in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ a b c Appearances in FA Trophy
  3. ^ Two appearances in National League play-offs, two in FA Trophy
  4. ^ Two appearances in English Football League play-offs, six in EFL Trophy

Honours[edit]

Lincoln City

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional Retain List & Free Transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 3 June 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 July 2013. Retrieved 20 October 2013.
  2. ^ a b Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 533. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8.
  3. ^ a b c "Alex Woodyard profile". The Players Agency. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Shrimpers duo farmed out to Farnborough". Football. 3 August 2011. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  5. ^ "Woody stays at Farnborough for another month". Football. 2 November 2011. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  6. ^ "Alex Woodyard doesn't want to give up Southend United place". Echo News. 11 October 2012. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  7. ^ "Southend United: Alex Woodyard loaned to Braintree". BBC Sport. 18 March 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  8. ^ a b "Southend United axe no shock to Alex Woodyard". Echo News. 2 May 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  9. ^ "Former Southend United and Braintree Town midfielder Alex Woodyard signs for Dartford". Kent Online. 8 August 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  10. ^ a b "Dartford midfielder Alex Woodyard starting to endear himself to the club's supporters". Kent Online. 27 February 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  11. ^ "Kenny Clark and Tyrone Sterling leave Dartford but Mat Mitchel-King, Alex Woodyard and Mikel Suarez invited back for pre-season". Kent Online. 27 February 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  12. ^ "Former Southend United and Braintree Town midfielder Alex Woodyard leaves Dartford to sign for Concord Rangers". Kent Online. 20 June 2014. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
  13. ^ "Alex Woodyard links up with former Concord Rangers boss at Braintree Town". Basildon Canvey Southend Eco. 5 August 2015.
  14. ^ A. Woodyard at Soccerway. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  15. ^ Scott, Ged (8 April 2018). "Lincoln City 1–0 Shrewsbury Town". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 May 2018.

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