Freddie Woodman

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Freddie Woodman
Personal information
Full name Frederick John Woodman[1]
Date of birth (1997-03-04) 4 March 1997 (age 22)[2]
Place of birth Croydon, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[2]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Swansea City
(on loan from Newcastle United)
Number 27
Youth career
0000–2013 Crystal Palace
2013–2014 Newcastle United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014– Newcastle United 0 (0)
2014Hartlepool United (loan) 0 (0)
2015Crawley Town (loan) 11 (0)
2017Kilmarnock (loan) 14 (0)
2018Aberdeen (loan) 5 (0)
2019–Swansea City (loan) 28 (0)
National team
2012–2013 England U16 2 (0)
2012–2014 England U17 16 (0)
2014–2015 England U18 6 (0)
2014–2016 England U19 16 (0)
2016–2017 England U20 10 (0)
2016–2019 England U21 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:00, 18 January 2020 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13:00, 11 June 2018 (UTC)

Frederick John Woodman (born 4 March 1997) is an English professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Swansea City, on loan from Newcastle United.

Woodman started his career at Crystal Palace before moving to the academy set up at Newcastle United in 2013.[3] Woodman has represented England up to U21 level, and has won the 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship and the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup with his country. He received the Golden Glove award for best goalkeeper in the latter tournament.

Club career[edit]

In 2013, Woodman joined Newcastle from Crystal Palace, where his father Andy was goalkeeping coach at the time.

On 16 September 2014, Woodman was sent on a month long loan to Hartlepool United to gain experience of being in a first team environment.[4] After six appearances as an unused substitute, Woodman returned to Newcastle.[5]

On 29 July 2015, Woodman was sent on another loan spell to Crawley Town for half of the 2015–16 season. His debut match was played on 8 August 2015 in a 1–1 draw against Oxford United.[6] When asked about his loan spell, Woodman said: "I'm really looking forward to it. It's a massive difference and it takes some getting used to, I'll take this experience back with me and say let's not come back here, let's play in the Premier League".[7] Crawley manager Mark Yates said: "We are delighted to have been able to bring one of the best young goalkeepers in the country to the club. The only thing Freddie lacks at the moment is experience in League football and that is what this loan spell with give him. He has all the attributes to become a top-class keeper and I have to thank Steve McClaren, Andy Woodman and everyone at Newcastle for letting us have Freddie for the first half of the season".[8] In October 2015, Newcastle recalled Woodman from his loan at Crawley after first choice keeper Tim Krul suffered a season ending knee injury. Woodman made 12 appearances during his spell with Crawley.[9][10]

On 9 January 2017, Woodman moved on loan to Scottish Premiership club Kilmarnock for the remainder of the season, along with Newcastle teammates Callum Roberts and Sean Longstaff.[11] He made his debut on 21 January 2017, as Kilmarnock lost 1–0 against Hamilton Academical in the Scottish Cup.[12] Woodman played regularly for Kilmarnock, keeping five clean sheets in 15 appearances.[13] He left the club before the end of the season to play in the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup.[13]

Woodman did not go out on loan during the first half of the 2017–18 season, although various clubs were interested in him following his success with the England under-20 team.[14] After spending time on the bench for the first team, Woodman finally made his debut for Newcastle in a 3–1 win over Luton Town in the third round of the FA Cup.[15] On 31 January 2018, Woodman was loaned to Scottish Premiership club Aberdeen.[16] Woodman made 5 appearances for the club. With the permanent signing of Martin Dúbravka in the summer of 2018, Woodman was demoted to fourth-choice and asked to go out on loan again, but the club opted against sanctioning a loan deal.[17]

In August 2019 he moved on loan to Swansea City.[18]

International career[edit]

Woodman won the 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship with England, conceding two goals in 4 games and saving a penalty in the final of the tournament against the Netherlands.[5][19] In the 2014–15 season Woodman played up an age group with the England U19 side.[20] Woodman was a member of the England squad for the 2016 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, starting in the semi-final defeat against Italy.[21]

On 6 October 2016, Woodman made his debut at Under-21 level against Kazakhstan keeping a clean sheet in the process.[22] He was selected in the England U20 squad for the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup,[13] where he won the Golden Glove Award for the tournament's best goalkeeper,[23] and saved a penalty in the final against Venezuela which England won 1–0.[24]

Personal life[edit]

He is the son of former Northampton Town goalkeeper Andy Woodman and his godfather is former England international defender and current England manager Gareth Southgate.[25][26]

Career statistics[edit]

As of January 8 2020
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Domestic Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Newcastle United 2014–15[27] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015–16[28] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016–17[29] Championship 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
2017–18[30] Premier League 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0
Total 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 0
Hartlepool United (loan) 2014–15[27] League Two 0 0 0 0
Crawley Town (loan) 2015–16[28] League Two 11 0 1 0 12 0
Kilmarnock (loan) 2016–17[29] Scottish Premiership 14 0 1 0 15 0
Aberdeen (loan) 2017–18[30] Scottish Premiership 5 0 3 0 8 0
Swansea City (loan) 2019–20[31] Championship 26 0 0 0 7 0
Career total 56 0 8 0 1 0 0 0 46 0

Honours[edit]

England U17

England U20

England U21

Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Player shirt numbers for 20 Barclays Premier League clubs released". Premier League. 8 August 2015. Archived from the original on 9 August 2015. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Freddy Woodman: Overview". Premier League. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Freddie Woodman is the 18-year-old Newcastle goalkeeper being taught by Tim Krul and who had to work 10 times harder to prove himself because his dad is the coach!". The Daily Mail Online. The Daily Mail. 8 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Freddie Woodman: Hartlepool sign Newcastle United keeper". BBC Sport. 16 September 2014.
  5. ^ a b Johns, Craig (18 December 2014). "Freddie Woodman: Five things you may not know about the keeper in line for Tyne-Wear derby debut". Newcastle Chronicle. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  6. ^ "Oxford United vs. Crawley Town". BBC Sport. 8 August 2015.
  7. ^ "Freddie Woodman: On-loan goalkeeper targets Premier League". BBC Sport. 5 August 2015.
  8. ^ "Crawley Town manager Mark Yates delighted with capture of Freddie Woodman". The Football League. 30 July 2015.
  9. ^ Ryder, Lee (11 October 2015). "Newcastle set to recall Freddie Woodman from loan stint at Crawley after Tim Krul injury". Newcastle Chronicle.
  10. ^ "Tim Krul: Newcastle goalkeeper ruled out for rest of season". BBC Sport. 11 October 2015.
  11. ^ "Player Announcement". Kilmarnock F.C. 9 January 2017. Retrieved 9 January 2017.
  12. ^ Wilson, Richard (21 January 2017). "Kilmarnock 0–1 Hamilton". BBC Sport. Retrieved 21 January 2017.
  13. ^ a b c "Kilmarnock: Freddie Woodman will not feature again after England selection". BBC Sport. BBC. 8 May 2017. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  14. ^ Ryder, Lee (24 July 2017). "EFL clubs queuing up to sign Freddie Woodman on loan from Newcastle United". Newcastle Chronicle.
  15. ^ "Newcastle United 3 Luton Town 1". Newcastle United F.C. 6 January 2018. Retrieved 18 February 2018.
  16. ^ "Aberdeen sign goalkeeper Freddie Woodman and striker Sam Cosgrove". BBC Sport. BBC. 31 January 2018. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  17. ^ Ryder, Lee (1 September 2018). "Freddie Woodman stuck in Newcastle United reserves as SIX loan bids were knocked back". Newcastle Chronicle.
  18. ^ "Swansea City: Newcastle keeper Freddie Woodman joins on loan". 1 August 2019 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  19. ^ "Freddie Woodman signs for Crawley Town on loan from Newcastle - England". The FA. 30 July 2015. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  20. ^ "England U18 keeper Freddie Woodman says Hartlepool loan spell and dad's tutelage have prepared him for Newcastle United first team - England". The FA. 9 March 2015. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  21. ^ "England Under-19s' Euro dreams ended by Italy in Semi-Final". Football Association. 21 July 2016. Retrieved 11 July 2017.
  22. ^ "Freddie Woodman's 'Fantastic night' in Kazakhstan". Football Association. 8 October 2016. Retrieved 11 July 2017.
  23. ^ a b "FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 - Awards". FIFA.com. 11 June 2017. Retrieved 11 June 2017.
  24. ^ "Under-20 World Cup: England beat Venezuela in final". BBC Sport. 11 June 2017. Retrieved 11 June 2017.
  25. ^ Ryder, Lee (12 October 2015). "Why Fred Woodman is about to make the battle for the number one spot interesting at Newcastle United".
  26. ^ "Freddie Woodman: Gareth Southgate's godson has England dream". 25 November 2019 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  27. ^ a b "Games played by Freddie Woodman in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 January 2017.
  28. ^ a b "Games played by Freddie Woodman in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 January 2017.
  29. ^ a b "Games played by Freddie Woodman in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 January 2017.
  30. ^ a b "Games played by Freddie Woodman in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  31. ^ "Games played by Freddie Woodman in 2019/2020". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 19 September 2019.
  32. ^ "Final fightback takes England U21S to Toulon hat-trick with win over Mexico". The Football Association. 9 June 2018. Retrieved 10 June 2019.

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