Hamish Watson

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Hamish Watson
Personal information
Full name Hamish John Sanders Watson
Date of birth (1993-04-17) 17 April 1993 (age 22)
Place of birth Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Playing position Centre forward
Club information
Current team
Wairarapa United
Number TBC
Youth career
1997–2011 Lower Hutt City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 Hawke's Bay United 13 (6)
2011–2012 Lower Hutt City 10 (19)
2012–2013 Team Wellington 13 (8)
2013 Wellington Phoenix (loan) 0 (0)
2013–2014 Team Wellington 11 (4)
2014 Wellington Phoenix 2 (0)
2014 Wairarapa United (loan) 11 (19)
2014–2015 Grimsby Town 4 (0)
2015 Gainsborough Trinity (loan) 4 (0)
2015– Wairarapa United 4 (3)
National team
2013– New Zealand U-20 5 (2)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 July 2015.
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 27 March 2014

Hamish Watson (born 17 April 1993) is a New Zealand footballer who plays as a centre forward for Central Premier League side Wairarapa United.

He has previously played for Hawke's Bay United, Lower Hutt City, Team Wellington, Wellington Phoenix and Grimsby Town. He has also been capped by the New Zealand U-20 side.

Career[edit]

Watson joined the youth set-up at Lower Hutt City at the age of 4, having already been with the Phoenix school of excellence and making 13 appearances with Team Wellington.[2] On 10 October 2013 he signed a one-week deal with Wellington Phoenix as a loan cover for the internationals.[3] On 5 February 2014 he signed for A-league side Wellington Phoenix for the remainder on the 2013-14 season.[2][4]

On 23 April 2014 He made his debut in the Central Premier League with Wairarapa United.[5] By August 2014 he was deemed a goal-scoring machine in the role of striker, edging out twice Wairarapa United's own Seule Soromon and scoring 19 goals, achieving the most goals (Golden Boot) award.[6][7]

On 25 October 2014 Watson moved to England, training with Conference Premier side Grimsby Town to try earn a contract with the club.[8] On 20 November 2014 Watson received international clearance, and on the verge of signing for Grimsby Town,[9] he signed a short term contract until January with the club later on that day.[10] On 26 February 2015, having made 4 brief substitute appearances, Watson joined Conference North side Gainsborough Trinity on a one-month loan deal, to help him develop.[11] On 20 May 2015, Watson was released by Grimsby Town.[12]

On 30 June 2015, Watson rejoined Central Premier League side Wairarapa United.[13]

International career[edit]

Watson has represented New Zealand at the Under-20 level. They performed in the OFC U-20 Championship Tournament in Lautoka, Fiji in 2013, with every game being played at the Churchull Park Stadium, eventually finishing champions in the tournament that also featured Fiji the hosts, New Caledonia under 21, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu.[14] On 21 March 2013, he scored the 3rd goal on 43 minutes, thrashing Papua New Guinea 0–5, a corner sent in by Right back Louis Fenton.[15] On 27 March 2013, Watson scored the 3rd goal on 69 minutes in the final game, beating the hosts Fiji 4–0, a low shot turned home from near the penalty spot.[16] The team qualifying as Oceania's representative at the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey which Watson was part of.[17]

Style of play[edit]

Watson primarily plays as a central striker. On 21 November 2014 having signed a short-term deal with Grimsby Town, Watson said: "I enjoy getting on the ball and holding it up for others but also getting myself in the box and scoring goals."[18]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played on 14 March 2015.[19][20]
Club Season Division League Play-offs FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Hawke's Bay United 2011–12[21] ASB Premiership 13 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 2[a] 0 15 6
Lower Hutt City 2011–12[7] Central Premier League 10 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 3[b] 3 13 22
Team Wellington 2012–13[21] ASB Premiership 13 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 8
Wellington Phoenix (loan) 2013–14[3] A-League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Team Wellington 2013–14[21] ASB Premiership 11 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 4
Wellington Phoenix 2013–14[22] A-League 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Wairarapa United (loan) 2013–14[7] Central Premier League 11 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 19
Grimsby Town 2014–15[23] Conference Premier 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1[c] 0 5 0
Gainsborough Trinity (loan) 2014–15[23] Conference North 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Career total 68 56 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 3 74 59
  1. ^ Appearance(s) in White Ribbon Cup
  2. ^ Appearance(s) in Chatham Cup
  3. ^ Appearance(s) in FA Trophy

Personal life[edit]

Watson is a keen supporter of Liverpool football club, his favorite players are Luis Suárez and Stephen Gerrard.[1]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Lower Hutt City

International[edit]

New Zealand

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Player Profile". Team Wellington. Retrieved 30 October 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Hamish Watson signs for Wellington Phoenix". Team Wellington. 6 Feb 2014. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Phoenix sign four players on short deals". The New Zealand Herald. 10 October 2014. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "Hamish Watson signs to Phoenix". The Dominion Post. 5 Feb 2014. Retrieved 11 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "Phoenix striker set for debut". The Wairarapa Times-Age. 23 April 2014. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "Home turf tops United's wish list". The Wairarapa Times-Age. 26 August 2014. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 
  7. ^ a b c "Player Profile - Wairarapa United". Fox Sports Pulse. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 
  8. ^ "New Zealand striker Hamish Watson has been training with Grimsby Town". Grimsby Telegraph. 25 October 2014. Retrieved 30 October 2014. 
  9. ^ "New Zealand striker Hamish Watson receives international clearance". Grimsby Telegraph. 20 November 2014. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  10. ^ "Grimsby Town sign New Zealand striker Hamish Watson". Grimsby Telegraph. 20 November 2014. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  11. ^ "Watson Loaned To Trinity". Pitchero. 26 February 2015. Retrieved 28 February 2015. 
  12. ^ "Grimsby Town: Who is staying & who is going as players learn their fate". Grimsby Telegraph. 20 May 2015. Retrieved 5 July 2015. 
  13. ^ "Watson back as United go for title bid". The Wairarapa Times-Age. 30 June 2015. Retrieved 5 July 2015. 
  14. ^ "Sides learn passage to World Cup". Oceania Football Confederation. 8 Feb 2013. Retrieved 30 October 2014. 
  15. ^ "Papua New Guinea 0–5 New Zealand". Oceania Football Confederation. 21 March 2013. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  16. ^ "New Zealand 4–0 Fiji". Oceania Football Confederation. 27 March 2013. Retrieved 30 October 2014. 
  17. ^ "NZ youngsters qualify for U20 World Cup". Stuff.co.nz. 27 Mar 2013. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 
  18. ^ "Hamish Watson determined to repay Grimsby Town after signing short-term deal". Grimsby Telegraph. 21 November 2014. Retrieved 21 November 2014. 
  19. ^ Hamish Watson career statistics at Soccerbase
  20. ^ Hamish Watson profile at Soccerway
  21. ^ a b c "Player Profile - Hawke's Bay United". Fox Sports Pulse. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 
  22. ^ "Games played by Hamish Watson in 2013/2014". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 
  23. ^ a b "Games played by Hamish Watson in 2014/2015". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 

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