Brian Wilson (footballer, born 1983)

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Brian Wilson
Personal information
Full name Brian Jason Wilson[1]
Date of birth (1983-05-09) 9 May 1983 (age 34)[1]
Place of birth Manchester, England
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Oldham Athletic
Number 4
Youth career
1998–2001 Stoke City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2004 Stoke City 7 (0)
2003–2004 Cheltenham Town (loan) 7 (0)
2004–2007 Cheltenham Town 118 (14)
2007–2010 Bristol City 60 (1)
2010–2014 Colchester United 151 (1)
2014– Oldham Athletic 85 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:36, 30 April 2017 (UTC).

Brian Jason Wilson (born 9 May 1983) is an English footballer who plays as a defender for Oldham Athletic.

Career[edit]

Stoke City[edit]

Wilson, born in Manchester, England, began his career at Stoke City. Wilson, who can play as a right-sided defender or midfielder, had made a handful of first-team appearances, coming through the youth-team ranks at the Britannia Stadium.[2]

Cheltenham Town[edit]

On 13 December 2003, he was loaned to Cheltenham Town on a one-month deal in order to gain experience of first team football.[3] The loan deal was then extended for a further two months in January 2004.[4] Following his loan spell, Wilson sealed a permanent move to Cheltenham on 30 March 2004 on a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee.[5] Wilson made 121 league appearances for Cheltenham, scoring 14 goals.

Bristol City[edit]

On 12 January 2007, Wilson signed for Bristol City for an undisclosed fee.[6] Missing much of the 2008–09 season through injury, Wilson made 74 appearances for City, scoring once against Sheffield Wednesday.[7][8]

Colchester United[edit]

On 29 June 2010, Wilson agreed to join Colchester United after being released by Bristol City, having played just four times for City last season. It was the second time that Colchester manager John Ward had signed Wilson, as Ward signed him while Cheltenham manager in 2003 on loan and signed him permanently a year later.[7] He scored his first goal for Colchester in a 3–2 win over Leyton Orient on 2 November 2010,[9] and his second followed on 6 November 2010 in an FA Cup tie against Bradford City.[10] On 15 May 2012, Wilson signed a two-year contract extension with Colchester, having been ever-present in the 2011–12 season.[11] He became vice-captain during the 2012–13 season and stood in as captain during Kemal Izzet's absence through injury for much of the season. Following Izzet's departure from the club in September 2013, Wilson was named the Colchester's full-time captain on 3 September.[12] Following the announcement of his promotion to club captain, Wilson duly scored in a Football League Trophy tie the same day, opening the scoring with a free kick in a 4–1 defeat against Dagenham & Redbridge.[13]

Oldham Athletic[edit]

Wilson joined Oldham Athletic on 10 June 2014 on a two-year contract after turning down the offer of a new contract from Colchester United.[14] On 4 July 2016 Wilson signed a one-year contract extension.[15] He scored his first goal for Oldham in an EFL Trophy tie against Blackburn Rovers Under-23s on 8 November 2016.[16]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 30 April 2017
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stoke City 2001–02[17] Second Division 1 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 2 0
2002–03[18] First Division 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2003–04[19] First Division 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
Total 7 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 9 0
Cheltenham Town (loan) 2003–04[19] Third Division 7 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 8 0
Cheltenham Town 2003–04[19] Third Division 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
2004–05[20] League Two 43 3 1 0 1 0 2[a] 0 47 3
2005–06[21] League Two 43 9 6 1 2 0 7[a][b] 2 58 12
2006–07[22] League One 25 2 2 0 2 1 2[a] 0 31 3
Total 118 14 9 1 5 1 11 2 143 18
Bristol City 2006–07[22] League One 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 0
2007–08[23] Championship 18 1 1 0 1 0 20 1
2008–09[24] Championship 20 0 0 0 1 0 21 0
2009–10[25] Championship 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 0
Total 60 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 64 1
Colchester United 2010–11[26] League One 26 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 30 2
2011–12[27] League One 46 0 2 0 1 0 1[a] 0 50 0
2012–13[28] League One 41 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 42 0
2013–14[29] League One 39 0 1 0 1 0 1[a] 1 42 1
Total 152 1 5 1 5 0 2 1 164 3
Oldham Athletic 2014–15[30] League One 33 0 2 0 1 0 3[a] 0 39 0
2015–16[31] League One 26 0 3 0 1 0 0[a] 0 30 0
2016–17[32] League One 26 1 0 0 2 0 4[a] 1 32 2
Total 85 1 5 0 4 0 7 1 101 2
Career total 422 17 21 2 18 1 21 4 482 24
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Appearance in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Appearance in Football League play-offs

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Cheltenham Town[33]
Bristol City[34]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Mainstream Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0. 
  2. ^ "Ward brings in Wilson". BBC Sport. 13 December 2003. Retrieved 15 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Loan Move For Youngster". Stoke City F.C. 17 November 2004. Retrieved 15 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Robins extend Wilson deal". BBC Sport. 7 January 2004. Retrieved 15 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "Wilson seals permanent move". BBC Sport. 30 March 2004. Retrieved 15 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "Robins' Wilson joins Bristol City". BBC Sport. 12 January 2007. Retrieved 15 July 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "Colchester add Bristol City's Brian Wilson". BBC Sport. 29 June 2010. Retrieved 15 July 2012. 
  8. ^ "Sheff Wed 0–1 Bristol City". BBC. 1 September 2007. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  9. ^ "Colchester 3 – 2 Leyton Orient". BBC. 2 November 2010. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  10. ^ "Colchester 4 – 3 Bradford". BBC. 6 November 2010. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  11. ^ "Colchester United contracts for Wilson, Heath & Coker". BBC Sport. 15 May 2012. Retrieved 15 July 2012. 
  12. ^ "Wilson Named U's Skipper". Colchester United FC. 3 September 2013. Retrieved 4 September 2013. 
  13. ^ "Dag & Red 4–1 Colchester". BBC Sport. 3 September 2013. Retrieved 4 September 2013. 
  14. ^ "Wilson signs". Oldham Athletic. 10 June 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  15. ^ "Defender Signs Contract Extension". Oldham Athletic. 4 July 2016. Retrieved 5 July 2016. 
  16. ^ "Latics win shoot-out at Blackburn". oldham-chronicle.co.uk. 8 November 2016. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  17. ^ "Games played by Brian Wilson in 2001/2002". Soccerbase. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  18. ^ "Games played by Brian Wilson in 2002/2003". Soccerbase. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  19. ^ a b c "Games played by Brian Wilson in 2003/2004". Soccerbase. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  20. ^ "Games played by Brian Wilson in 2004/2005". Soccerbase. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  21. ^ "Games played by Brian Wilson in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  22. ^ a b "Games played by Brian Wilson in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  23. ^ "Games played by Brian Wilson in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  24. ^ "Games played by Brian Wilson in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  25. ^ "Games played by Brian Wilson in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  26. ^ "Games played by Brian Wilson in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  27. ^ "Games played by Brian Wilson in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  28. ^ "Games played by Brian Wilson in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  29. ^ "Games played by Brian Wilson in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  30. ^ "Games played by Brian Wilson in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  31. ^ "Games played by Brian Wilson in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  32. ^ "Games played by Brian Wilson in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 April 2017. 
  33. ^ "Division Three (League Two) Play-Off Finalists". Coludaybyday.co.uk. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  34. ^ "Tier Three (League One) Honours". Coludaybyday.co.uk. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Kem Izzet
Colchester United Captain
2013–2014
Succeeded by
Magnus Okuonghae