Emyr Huws

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Emyr Huws
Personal information
Full name Emyr Wyn Huws[1]
Date of birth (1993-09-30) 30 September 1993 (age 22)
Place of birth Llanelli, Wales
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Wigan Athletic
Number 14
Youth career
2004–2009 Swansea City
2009–2012 Manchester City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2014 Manchester City 0 (0)
2012–2013 Northampton Town (loan) 10 (0)
2014 Birmingham City (loan) 17 (2)
2014 Wigan Athletic (loan) 5 (0)
2014– Wigan Athletic 11 (0)
2015–2016 Huddersfield Town (loan) 30 (5)
National team
? Wales U17 11 (1)
? Wales U19 4 (0)
2012–2013 Wales U21 6 (0)
2014– Wales 7 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:51, 7 May 2016 (UTC).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13:55, 6 June 2016 (UTC)

Emyr Wyn Huws (born 30 September 1993) is a Welsh footballer who plays for Wigan Athletic.

A midfielder, he came through the youth systems of Swansea City and Manchester City before turning professional with the latter. He spent time on loan at Northampton Town and Birmingham City, and signed for Wigan Athletic in 2014 after a brief loan spell.

After representing his country at levels up to under-21, Huws made his debut for the Wales senior team in 2014.

Career[edit]

Manchester City[edit]

Huws started his career with a five-year spell at Swansea City, since he was seven,[2] before he was signed by Premier League club Manchester City in 2009.[3] He developed to become captain of the club's under-21 side.[4]

He scored for City in the 2012–13 season of the NextGen Series youth tournament, in a 3–1 win over Fenerbahçe at Ewen Fields.[5] After returning from a loan spell at Northampton Town, Huws made his debut for Manchester City on 15 January 2014, coming on a substitute against Blackburn Rovers in an FA Cup third-round replay.[6] On 5 August 2014, Huws signed a two-year contract with the club, keeping him until 2016.[7]

Loan Spells[edit]

He joined Northampton Town of League Two on a three-month loan deal in October 2012.[8] He made his debut for the "Cobblers" on 13 October, in 3–0 win over Exeter City at Sixfields.[9] He received public praise from manager Aidy Boothroyd and captain Kelvin Langmead.[10][11] After making ten appearance, Huws' loan spell at Northampton Town came to an end.[12]

On 28 January 2014, Huws joined Football League Championship club Birmingham City on an initial one-month youth loan.[13] He went straight into the starting eleven for the match at home to Derby County on 1 February, and his stoppage-time shot rebounded off the post for Federico Macheda's equaliser.[14] The loan spell was extended until the end of the season,[15] and Huws was voted Birmingham's player of the month for February.[16] After 69 minutes of the home match with Burnley on 12 March, Huws chested the ball down and volleyed past the goalkeeper from 25 yards (23 m) for his first goal for the club, and Birmingham's second in a 3–3 draw.[17] He scored his second goal in a 3–1 loss away to Middlesbrough, with a stunning thirty-five yard shot that led to the club's 'Goal of the Season' voting to be relaunched, with Huws' goal becoming a contender and ultimately winning it.[18]

Wigan Athletic[edit]

On 22 July 2014, Huws signed for Wigan Athletic on a six-month loan.[19] Huws made his Wigan Athletic debut in the opening game of the season, in a 2-2 draw against Reading.[20]

After making five appearance in the first month to the season, Huws' move was then made permanent on 1 September 2014, with Huws signing a four-year contract.[21] Because of his move to Wigan was made permanent, Swansea City, his firsy youth club, received £250,000, due to a ten per cent sell-on clause agreed.[22] Huws' first game after signing for the club on a permanent basis came on 13 September 2014, in a 3-1 loss against Blackburn Rovers.[23] However, Huws made sixteen appearance for the club after being on the sidelined with injuries for the most of the time.[24][25][26] By May, Huws was making progress of recovering from injury.[27]

However, ahead of the 2015-16 season, Huws suffered a knee injury during a pre-season friendly match and was sidelined for another month.[28]

Huddersfield Town (loan)[edit]

On 27 August 2015, Huws joined Football League Championship side Huddersfield Town on loan for the 2015–16 season in a move which saw Jordy Hiwula go in the other direction.[29] However, Huws' decision to join Huddersfield Town was criticised by Manager Gary Caldwell, though he welcome him to play for the club again.[30]

He made his début as a substitute for Jonathan Hogg in the 2–0 loss to Cardiff City on 12 September.[31] He made his first start three days later in the 2–1 win against Charlton Athletic at The Valley, in which he scored a free-kick for the Terriers.[32] On 19 September, he scored a brace against Bolton Wanderers helping them win from 1-0 down at the John Smiths's stadium where Town won 4-1.[33] Five days, Huws' goalscoring form continued when he scored his fourth goal in 3 starts as Huddersfield drew 1-1 with Nottingham Forest at home.[34] As a result, Huws was named the club's player of the month for September.[35] Huws continued to be in the first team regular at the club and ended his thirteen games without scoring when he scored on his return from injury, in a 3-1 win over Preston.[36][37] Despite another injury in February,[38] Huws went on to make thirty appearance for the club and scoring five times before returning to his parent club.[39]

International career[edit]

Huws made his full debut for Wales in a friendly against Iceland on 5 March 2014. In the absence of fellow midfielders Aaron Ramsey, Joe Ledley and David Vaughan, Huws took on the holding midfield role and played the whole match as Wales won 3–1.[40]

On 13 November 2015 Huws came on as a second half substitute for Joe Ledley and scored a goal from a Joe Allen cross to bring Wales back to 2-2 against the Netherlands. However Wales went on to lose 3-2.[41] In May 2016, Huws was listed for the 29-man squad for a pre-Euro 2016 training camp.[42] However, Huws was among six players to be cut for the Euro 2016 squad.[43]

Statistics[edit]

Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[a] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Manchester City 2012–13[44] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013–14[6] Premier League 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2014–15[45] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Northampton Town (loan) 2012–13[44] League Two 10 0 2 0 0 0 1[b] 0 13 0
Birmingham City (loan) 2013–14[6] Championship 17 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 2
Wigan Athletic 2014–15[c][45] Championship 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
Huddersfield Town (loan) 2015–16[46] Championship 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4
Career total 46 5 3 0 0 0 1 0 50 3
  1. ^ Includes appearances in other competitive matches
  2. ^ Appearance in Football League Trophy
  3. ^ Huws played 5 times on loan for Wigan during 2014–15 before signing for the club permanently on 1 September.

Personal life[edit]

Born in Llanelli, Emyr Huws attended Ysgol y Strade.[47] He is a fluent Welsh speaker.[48]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Manchester City starlet Emyr Huws on life with Yaya Toure and his ambition to play like Barcelona's Busquets". Wales Online. 4 March 2014. Retrieved 11 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "Youth boss Thelwell slams agents". BBC Sport. 29 October 2009. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Emyr Huws will adapt to League Two says Kelvin Langmead". BBC Sport. 15 October 2012. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
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  8. ^ "Northampton Town sign Man City youngster Emyr Huws". BBC Sport. 11 October 2012. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  9. ^ "Northampton 3–0 Exeter". BBC Sport. 13 October 2012. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  10. ^ "Kelvin Langmead praises Emyr Huws 'quality' on his debut". BBC Sport. 15 October 2012. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  11. ^ "Northampton boss Aidy Boothroyd pleased with Emyr Huws". BBC Sport. 13 October 2012. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
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  13. ^ "Blues swoop for a second City slicker". Birmingham City F.C. 28 January 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  14. ^ "Birmingham 3–3 Derby". BBC Sport. 1 February 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  15. ^ "Birmingham City: Manchester City duo Huws & Rusnak extend loans". BBC Sport. 18 February 2014. Retrieved 28 February 2014. 
  16. ^ Walker, Andy (28 February 2014). "Emyr Huws stars in February". Birmingham City F.C. Retrieved 28 February 2014. 
  17. ^ Tattum, Colin (13 March 2014). "Birmingham City 3, Burnley 3". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
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  22. ^ "Swansea City receive cash boost after Emyr Huws joins Wigan from Manchester City". South Wales Evening Post. 9 September 2014. Retrieved 11 June 2016. 
  23. ^ "Blackburn Rovers 3 - 1 Wigan Athletic". BBC Sport. 13 September 2014. Retrieved 11 June 2016. 
  24. ^ "Huws injury may hand Forshaw debut". Wigan Today. 15 September 2014. Retrieved 11 June 2016. 
  25. ^ "Malky on lookout for some reinforcements". Wigan Today. 5 January 2015. Retrieved 11 June 2016. 
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  28. ^ "Question marks over Huws’ future at Latics". Wigan Today. 17 July 2015. Retrieved 11 June 2016. 
  29. ^ "Emyr Huws joins Huddersfield from Wigan in swap with Jordy Hiwula". BBC Sport. 27 August 2015. Retrieved 27 August 2015. 
  30. ^ "‘Disrespectful’ Huws leaves Latics". Wigan Today. 27 August 2015. Retrieved 11 June 2016. 
  31. ^ "Cardiff City 2 - 0 Huddersfield Town". BBC Sport. 12 September 2015. Retrieved 11 June 2016. 
  32. ^ "Charlton Athletic 1-2 Huddersfield Town". BBC Sport. 15 September 2015. Retrieved 11 June 2016. 
  33. ^ "Huddersfield Town 4-1 Bolton Wanderers". BBC Sport. 19 September 2015. Retrieved 11 June 2016. 
  34. ^ "Huddersfield Town 1-1 Nottingham Forest". BBC Sport. 24 September 2015. Retrieved 11 June 2016. 
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  36. ^ "Huddersfield Town 3-1 Preston North End". BBC Sport. 26 December 2015. Retrieved 11 June 2016. 
  37. ^ "TOWN’S TEAM vs PRESTON". Huddersfield Town F.C. 26 December 2015. Archived from the original on 11 June 2016. Retrieved 11 June 2016. 
  38. ^ "TOWN’S TEAM vs PRESTON". Huddersield Town F.C. 6 February 2016. Archived from the original on 11 June 2016. Retrieved 11 June 2016. 
  39. ^ "RETAINED LIST CONFIRMED". Huddersfield Town F.C. 9 May 2016. Archived from the original on 11 June 2016. Retrieved 11 June 2016. 
  40. ^ Pope, Bruce (5 March 2014). "Wales 3–1 Iceland". BBC Sport. Retrieved 6 March 2014. 
  41. ^ Pritchard, Dafydd (13 November 2015). "Wales 2-3 Netherlands". BBC Sport. Retrieved 11 June 2016. 
  42. ^ "Gareth Bale left out of Wales' Euro 2016 training squad because of Champions League commitments". Wales Online. 9 May 2016. Retrieved 11 June 2016. 
  43. ^ "Euro 2016: Huddersfield Town transfer target makes Wales squad but Emyr Huws cut". The Huddersfield Examiner. 31 May 2016. Retrieved 11 June 2016. 
  44. ^ a b "Games played by Emyr Huws in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 22 February 2014. 
  45. ^ a b "Games played by Emyr Huws in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  46. ^ "Games played by Emyr Huws in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 27 August 2015. 
  47. ^ Dalling, Robert (12 March 2014), "Pride as footballing talent Emyr Huws becomes Ysgol y Strade's first Welsh international", Llanelli Star (Llanelli) 
  48. ^ Newyddion 9 (Television production). Wales: BBC Cymru. 31 March 2014. 

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