Cameron Watson (footballer)

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Cameron Watson
Cameron Watson.jpg
Watson warming up before a game with Adelaide United in 2010
Personal information
Full name Cameron Alexander John Watson
Date of birth (1987-05-31) 31 May 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Melbourne, Australia
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Defender
Club information
Current team
Bengaluru FC
Youth career
Bulleen Zebras
2003–2004 VIC
2004–2005 AIS
2005–2006 Porto
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 VVV-Venlo 4 (0)
2007–2009 Melbourne Knights 42 (8)
2010 Oakleigh Cannons 18 (0)
2010 Adelaide United (loan) 28 (0)
2011–2015 Adelaide United 102 (1)
2015–2016 Newcastle Jets 17 (0)
2016– Bengaluru FC 4 (0)
National team
2003 Australia U-17 2 (0)
2005–2006 Australia U-20 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 January 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 January 2011

Cameron Watson (born 31 May 1987) is a Scottish Australian football (soccer) player who plays for Bengaluru FC in the I-League, as a defensive midfielder.

Club career[edit]

FC Porto and VVV-Venlo[edit]

Watson previously played in the youth and reserve teams of Portuguese Liga club FC Porto for one season before joining Dutch club VVV-Venlo, where he made a handful of appearances.[1] From there he trained with both Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC in an intention to sign with either club before signing on with Melbourne Knights.[1] Watson was linked to a move to Gold Coast United after head coach, Miron Bleiberg, expressed his interest in signing him.[1] Did not sign for Gold Coast United due to an injury. On 28 April 2010 he scored for Melbourne Heart in a team of trialists against the Whittlesea Zebras.

Adelaide United[edit]

Watson signed for Adelaide United in the A-League on an injury replacement loan for Fabian Barbiero. He played his first match in round 1 of the 2010–2011 A-League season coming on as a substitute.[2]

Watson signed a permanent 2-year undisclosed contract with Adelaide United in January 2011, taking him to the end of the 2012–2013 A-League season.

At the conclusion of the 2014–2015 A-League season, Watson's contract was not renewed.[3]

Newcastle Jets[edit]

On 24 July 2015, Watson signed a 1-year deal with the Newcastle Jets.[4] He was released by the Newcastle Jets at the conclusion of his contract in April 2016.[5]

Bengaluru FC[edit]

On 5 August 2016, Watson joined I-League champions Bengaluru FC.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Cameron Watson's father, George Watson, previously played with Stirling Albion in the Scottish First Division before emigrating to Australia in the early 1980s.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Promotion should be elementary for Watson
  2. ^ "Watson replaces injured Barbiero for short term". A-League. 27 July 2010. Retrieved 27 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "Hyundai A-League transfer wrap". A-League. 30 June 2015. Retrieved 30 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "Jets sign up former Reds midfielder". A-League. 24 July 2015. Retrieved 24 July 2015. 
  5. ^ "Newcastle Jets outline squad changes". Newcastle Jets. 16 April 2016. 
  6. ^ Somerford, Ben (5 August 2016). "Watson joins Indian champions". Inside Sport. 

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