George Blackwood

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George Blackwood
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Blackwood playing for Sydney FC in 2016
Personal information
Full name George Henry Raymond Blackwood[1]
Date of birth (1997-06-04) 4 June 1997 (age 21)
Place of birth Berowra, New South Wales, Australia
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Adelaide United
Number 14
Youth career
0000–2014 APIA Leichhardt Tigers
2014–2015 Sydney FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2017 Sydney FC 19 (1)
2017– Adelaide United 24 (5)
National team
2014–2015 Australia U-20 16 (7)
2015– Australia U-23 8 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 May 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 January 2018

George Henry Raymond Blackwood (born 4 June 1997) is an Australian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Adelaide United in the A-League.

Born in Sydney, Blackwood played youth football for APIA Leichhardt Tigers before making his professional debut for Sydney FC in 2014.

Blackwood has represented Australia at under-20 and under-23 level.

Early life[edit]

Blackwood was born to British parents and grew up in Berowra, New South Wales. He attended Asquith Boys High School.[2] Blackwood has two younger brothers and is a cricket fan.[3]

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Blackwood spent a month training at Colchester United in 2013 after winning a scholarship award in Australia.[4]

Sydney FC[edit]

George was first called up to Sydney FC's senior squad for a match against Melbourne City in October 2014.[5] He scored his first goal for the club in a draw against Central Coast Mariners on 16th of March 2016 with a shot from outside the box.[6] Blackwood denied a new contract from Sydney fc at the end of the 2016/17 season and became a free agent as a result 2016–17 season.[7]

Adelaide United[edit]

In July 2017, Adelaide United signed Blackwood.[8]

International career[edit]

Blackwood was first selected for the Australian under-20 team for the 2014 AFF U-19 Youth Championship in September 2014.[9]

In March 2015, Blackwood was called up to the Australian under-23 team to replace injured Sydney FC teammate Terry Antonis for 2016 AFC U-23 Championship qualification.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 24 April 2018[11]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup Asia Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sydney FC 2014–15 A-League 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2015–16 14 1 0 0 6 0 20 1
2016–17 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Sydney FC total 19 1 1 0 6 0 26 1
Adelaide United 2017–18 A-League 24 5 5 1 0 0 29 6
Career total 43 6 6 1 6 0 55 7

Honours[edit]

Country[edit]

Australia

Club[edit]

Sydney FC

Individual[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vietnam 1 Australia 0" (PDF). ASEAN Football Federation. 5 September 2014. Retrieved 13 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "Berowra striker Blackwood in goalscoring touch for Sydney FC in National Youth League". The Daily Telegraph. 9 January 2015. Retrieved 13 September 2016. 
  3. ^ Prichard, Greg (13 January 2016). "Mr Personality: Test cricket in the Windies on Blackwood's list". The World Game. Retrieved 13 September 2016. 
  4. ^ Graham, Ben (11 September 2013). "Berowra Heights striker wins scholarship to train in UK, follows footsteps of Harry Kewell". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 13 September 2016. 
  5. ^ Hassett, Sebastian (10 October 2014). "Sydney FC's kids to be tested against Melbourne City millionaires". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 13 September 2016. 
  6. ^ "Central Coast Mariners score two late goals to salvage A-League draw with Sydney FC". ABC News. 19 March 2016. Retrieved 13 September 2016. 
  7. ^ "Calver stays, Blackwood leaves Sydney FC". The World Game. 30 May 2017. Retrieved 30 May 2017. 
  8. ^ Greenwood, Rob (6 July 2017). "A-League forward George Blackwood joins Adelaide United from Sydney FC". The Advertiser. 
  9. ^ Thedosiou, Peter (1 September 2014). "Berowra's George Blackwood selected for young Socceroos". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 13 September 2016. 
  10. ^ "Antonis, Yeboah out of Olyroos squad". The World Game. 23 March 2015. Retrieved 13 September 2016. 
  11. ^ "George Blackwood". ALeagueStats.com. Retrieved 13 September 2016. 
  12. ^ a b Houghton, Nick (25 September 2016). "Young Socceroos cruise to AFF U-19 Championship win". The World Game. Retrieved 25 September 2016. 
  13. ^ Smithies, Tom (12 May 2015). "Johnny Warren Medal 2014-15: Phoenix striker Nathan Burns wins top gong at A-League awards". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 13 September 2016. 

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