George Thomas (footballer, born 1997)

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George Thomas
Personal information
Full name George Stanley Thomas[1]
Date of birth (1997-03-24) 24 March 1997 (age 20)[2]
Place of birth Leicester, England
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)[2]
Playing position Striker / Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Leicester City
Youth career
0000–2014 Coventry City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2017 Coventry City 42 (5)
2015 Yeovil Town (loan) 5 (0)
2017– Leicester City 0 (0)
National team
2012–2014 Wales U17 13[3] (5)
2014–2016 Wales U19 8 (3)
2017– Wales U20 3 (2)
2017– Wales U21 3 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:13, 4 July 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:45, 5 October 2017 (UTC)

George Stanley Thomas (born 24 March 1997) is a professional footballer who plays as a striker or a midfielder for Leicester City

Club career[edit]

Coventry City[edit]

Thomas made his professional debut starting on 28 January 2014 in a 2–0 League One loss to Leyton Orient, with City short on options up front manager Steven Pressley said he had no problems with throwing Thomas into the starting lineup.[4]

On 24 October 2015, Thomas joined Yeovil Town on a one-month loan and made his debut in a 3–2 defeat to Cambridge United.[5]

He scored his first goal for Coventry in an EFL Trophy tie against Wycombe Wanderers on 9 November 2016.[6] Later that season he then scored in a 2-1 win, also against Wycombe, in the EFL Trophy Semi Final which sent Coventry to their first Wembley final since 1987.[7] In the final Thomas scored the second goal in a 2-1 win against Oxford United.[citation needed]

Leicester City[edit]

On August 8 2017, he signed for Premier League side Leicester City on a 3 year contract for an undisclosed fee.

International career[edit]

In April 2013 he was called up to the Wales U17 team. He made his debut on 11 April 2013 coming off the bench in the 1–0 win against Northern Ireland U17.[8] He made his first start and scored his first international goal, on 12 April 2013, in the 1–1 draw against Faroe Islands U17.[9] He scored his second goal in his third appearance against Malta U17 on 22 August 2013.[10] On his sixth appearance, Thomas got his third international goal scoring against Slovenia U17 on 28 September 2013.[11] His fourth goal came on his seventh appearance against Czech Republic U17 on 18 February 2014.[12] Thomas made his Wales U19 debut against Montenegro in September 2014. Thomas scored his first goal for Wales U19 in a 2–1 win against Albania U19 in November 2014.[13]

In May 2017, Thomas was named in the Wales under-20 squad for the 2017 Toulon Tournament. He made his debut for the side in the tournament opener against Ivory Coast, scoring both of his sides' goals during a 2–2 draw.[14] He was named in the starting line-up in Wales' remaining two group matches against France and Bahrain as Wales were eliminated in the group stage.[15][16]

Thomas made his debut for the under-21 side on 1 September 2017 in a 3–0 victory over Switzerland, scoring the final goal of the game in injury time.[17]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 30 April 2017
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Coventry City 2013–14[18] League One 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2014–15[19] League One 6 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 7 0
2015–16[20] League One 7 0 0 0 1 0 1[a] 0 9 0
2016–17[21] League One 28 5 1 0 1 0 6 4 36 9
Total 42 5 1 0 2 0 8 4 53 9
Yeovil Town (loan) 2015–16[20] League Two 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Career total 47 5 1 0 2 0 8 4 58 9
  1. ^ a b Appearances in Football League Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Football League Limited: Club list of registered players as at 16th May 2015" (PDF). The Football League. 16 May 2015. p. 44. Retrieved 20 June 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "George Thomas". 11v11. Retrieved 1 December 2015. 
  3. ^ "George Thomas Wales Profile". Wales Football Association. Archived from the original on 26 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Leyton orient 2-0 Coventry City". CCFC Official Site. 2014-01-28. Retrieved 2014-01-28. 
  5. ^ "Coventry City youngster George Thomas signs on loan". WesternGazette. 24 October 2015. Retrieved 24 October 2015. 
  6. ^ "Wycombe Wanderers 2 Coventry City 4: Ryan Haynes stars as Sky Blues secure home tie". coventrytelegraph.net. 9 November 2016. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  7. ^ "EFL Trophy: Coventry City beat Wycombe Wanderers to reach final". BBC Sport. 2017-02-07. Retrieved 2017-02-11. 
  8. ^ "Team list: Football Association of Wales v Northern Ireland 12/13". Wales Football Association. 11 April 2013. Archived from the original on 26 February 2014. 
  9. ^ "Team list: Football Association of Wales v Faroe Islands 12/13". Wales Football Association. 12 April 2013. Archived from the original on 26 February 2014. 
  10. ^ "Team list: Football Association of Wales v Malta 13/14". Wales Football Association. 22 August 2013. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. 
  11. ^ "Team list: Football Association of Wales v Slovenia 13/14". Wales Football Association. 28 September 2013. Archived from the original on 26 February 2014. 
  12. ^ "Team list: Football Association of Wales v Czech Republic 13/14". Wales Football Association. 18 February 2014. Archived from the original on 26 February 2014. 
  13. ^ "Wales 2 Albania 1". UEFA. 17 November 2014. 
  14. ^ "Wales U20 2–2 Cote D'Ivoire". Foot Espoirs. Retrieved 16 June 2017. 
  15. ^ "Toulon Tournament: France U20 0-0 Wales U20". BBC Sport. 30 May 2017. Retrieved 16 June 2017. 
  16. ^ "Toulon Tournament: Wales U20 1-0 Bahrain U20". BBC Sport. 2 June 2017. 
  17. ^ "Switzerland U21 0–3 Wales U21". Soccerway. Retrieved 1 September 2017. 
  18. ^ "Games played by George Thomas in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  19. ^ "Games played by George Thomas in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  20. ^ a b "Games played by George Thomas in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  21. ^ "Games played by George Thomas in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 

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