George Saville

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George Saville
George Saville 2014.jpg
Saville playing for Brentford
Personal information
Full name George Alan Saville[1]
Date of birth (1993-06-01) 1 June 1993 (age 23)[2]
Place of birth Camberley, England
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)[3]
Playing position Defensive midfielder /
Central midfielder
Club information
Current team
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Number 8
Youth career
0000–2004 Reading
2004–2012 Chelsea
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2014 Chelsea 0 (0)
2013 Millwall (loan) 3 (0)
2013–2014 Brentford (loan) 40 (4)
2014– Wolverhampton Wanderers 29 (6)
2015 Bristol City (loan) 7 (1)
2015 Millwall (loan) 12 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:39, 17 August 2016 (UTC).


George Alan Saville (born 1 June 1993) is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Saville began his senior career with Chelsea but did not make a first team appearance. His first professional games came on loan at Millwall and Brentford respectively before he joined his current club in August 2014.

George is the younger brother of fellow Chelsea youth product Jack Saville.[citation needed]

He and his brother Jack both attended Collingwood College, Surrey.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Chelsea[edit]

Born in Camberley, Saville came through the Chelsea Academy, having been there since 2004, when Brendan Rodgers came to Chelsea from Reading. His older brother Jack also joined Chelsea. He was part of the Chelsea reserve side that won the FA Youth Cup in 2010, having first played at that level on 23 March 2010 in a 2–1 Premier Reserve League South defeat against Fulham. In July 2010 he signed his first professional contract but only featured in reserve team action,[4] winning the 2010–11 Premier Reserve League after a play-off victory over Blackburn.[5]

He signed a new three-and-a-half-year contract in January 2012,[6] and ended the year with his first involvement with the first team: Appearing as an unused substitute in two League Cup ties and also during the Club World Cup in Japan.[7][8][9]

Loan spells[edit]

In February 2013, Saville joined Championship side Millwall on a loan deal until the end of the season.[10] Here, he made his senior debut on 2 March against Leeds United.[11] He made two further appearances for the Lions during this spell.

During the close season, Saville was again loaned out, this time joining League One club Brentford until 5 January 2014.[12] He made his Brentford debut on the opening day of the 2013–14 season in a 1–1 draw at Port Vale.[13] and scored his first senior goal on 19 October, in a 3–1 victory over Colchester United.[14] With Brentford chasing promotion, Saville's performances saw new manager Mark Warburton extend the loan until the end of the season.[15]

His performance against promotion rivals Leyton Orient on 15 March garnered him the man of the match award and a place in the Football League Team of the Week.[16] By the end of the season, Saville had made 44 appearances and scored four goals to help Brentford win automatic promotion to the Championship.[17]

Wolves[edit]

On 26 August 2014, Saville left Chelsea to join with Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers on a permanent transfer having never made an appearance for the Blues' first team. He signed a three-year deal (with the option of a further year) for an undisclosed fee.[18] Here, he reunites with manager Kenny Jackett who gave Saville his senior debut while at Millwall. Saville made his club debut on 30 August 2014 as a substitute in a 3–1 win against Blackburn.[19] Saville scored his first two goals for Wolves in a 2-1 win over Derby County on 27 February.[20]

Further loan spells[edit]

On 14 January 2015, having largely fallen out of Wolves' first team involvement, Saville was moved on a 93-day loan to League One side Bristol City.[21] Saville made his Bristol City debut against Scunthorpe United on 17 January.[22] He scored his first goal for Bristol City versus Yeovil Town on 10 March.[23] His final appearance at the club came against Bradford City on 14 April,[24] a match his side won 0-6. In total, he made eight appearances, scoring once, for Bristol City before returning to his parent club.[25]

After only making two Football League Cup appearances in 2015–16 for Wolves, Saville again went out on loan. On 6 October, he rejoined Millwall on a 28-day emergency loan.[26]

Career Statistics[edit]

As of 17 August 2016[17]
League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Club Season League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Chelsea 2012–13 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Millwall (loan) 2012–13 Championship 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Brentford (loan) 2013–14 League One 40 4 2 0 0 0 2 0 44 4
Wolves 2014–15 Championship 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
2015–16 Championship 19 5 0 0 2 0 0 0 21 5
2016–17 Championship 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
Bristol City (loan) 2014–15 League One 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 1
Millwall (loan) 2015–16 League One 12 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 15 0
Career total 91 11 3 0 2 0 5 0 101 11

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Players under Written Contract Registered Between 01/02/2013 and 28/02/2013" (PDF). The Football Association. Retrieved 12 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "George Saville". Chelsea F.C. Archived from the original on 2013-01-12. Retrieved 2 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "George Saville". ESPN. Retrieved 2 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "New and departing professionals". Chelsea F.C. July 2010. Archived from the original on 2014-08-27. 
  5. ^ "The reserves are national champs". Chelsea F.C. 17 May 2011. 
  6. ^ "Chalobah, Saville and Phillip sign". Chelsea F.C. 5 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "Chelsea 5-4 Man Utd". BBC Sport. 31 October 2012. 
  8. ^ "Leeds United 1-5 Chelsea". BBC Sport. 19 December 2012. 
  9. ^ "Corinthians 1-0 Chelsea". BBC Sport. 16 December 2012. 
  10. ^ "George Saville: Millwall sign Chelsea midfielder on loan". BBC Sport. 28 February 2013. 
  11. ^ "Leeds v Millwall". BBC Sport. 2 March 2013. 
  12. ^ "George Saville joins Brentford". Brentford F.C. 24 June 2013. 
  13. ^ "Port Vale 1–1 Brentford". BBC Sport. 1 October 2013. 
  14. ^ "Brentford 3–1 Colchester". BBC Sport. 19 October 2013. 
  15. ^ "Saville to remain at Brentford". Chelsea F.C. 7 January 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-01-25. 
  16. ^ "Sky Bet Football League Team of the Week 10/03/14 - 16/03/14". The Football League. 17 March 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-04-07. 
  17. ^ a b "Games played by George Saville". SoccerBase. 
  18. ^ "George Saville: Wolves sign young Chelsea midfielder". BBC Sport. 26 August 2014. 
  19. ^ "Wolves 3–1 Blackburn". BBC Sport. 30 August 2014. 
  20. ^ 2016.http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/35618642
  21. ^ "George Saville: Bristol City sign Wolves midfielder on loan". BBC Sport. 15 January 2015. 
  22. ^ "Match Report Scunthorpe 0 - 2 Bristol C". www.bcfc.co.uk/. 17 January 2015. 
  23. ^ "Match Report Yeovil 0 - 3 Bristol C". www.bcfc.co.uk/. 10 March 2015. 
  24. ^ "Match Report Bradford 0 - 6 Bristol C". www.bcfc.co.uk/. 14 April 2015. 
  25. ^ "JET and Richards to depart". www.bcfc.co.uk/. 5 May 2015. 
  26. ^ "Millwall sign George Saville on loan". www.millwallfc.co.uk/. 6 October 2015. 

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