Jake Charles

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Jake Charles
Personal information
Full name Jake David Charles[1]
Date of birth (1996-02-16) 16 February 1996 (age 22)[1]
Place of birth Mirfield, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[2]
Playing position Striker / Winger
Club information
Current team
Stalybridge Celtic
Youth career
0000–2007 Garforth Villa
2007–2015 Huddersfield Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2016 Huddersfield Town 1 (0)
2015Guiseley (loan) 0 (0)
2016–2017 Barnsley 0 (0)
2016–2017York City (loan) 2 (0)
2017– Stalybridge Celtic[3] 38 (3)
National team
2012 Wales U17 3 (0)
2014 Wales U19 3 (0)
2015– Wales U21 9 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:10, 29 June 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14:59, 10 August 2017 (UTC)

Jake David Charles (born 16 February 1996) is a professional footballer who plays as a striker or a winger for Northern Premier League Premier Division club Stalybridge Celtic.

Club career[edit]

Huddersfield Town[edit]

Charles was born in Mirfield, West Yorkshire.[1] He began to play football when he was three and joined Battyeford Juniors and Garforth Villa's youth academy before joining Huddersfield Town's U11 side when he was 10.[4]

Having progressed through the academy, Charles signed his first professional contract with the club on 28 February 2013[5] and started his first years scholars.[6] With his contract set to expire at the end of the 2013–14 season, Charles signed a contract extension, keeping him until 2017.[7] Throughout 2013–14, Charles was honoured by the League Football Education[8] and was nominated for the League Football Education's Championship Apprentice of the Year, but lost out to Mason Bennett of Derby County.[9]

After appearing as unused substitute against Norwich City on 17 March 2015 for the first time,[10] Charles made his first-team debut for Huddersfield Town as an 87th-minute substitute in a 2–0 Championship defeat by Fulham.[11] Later in the 2014–15 season Charles scored twice for the Huddersfield Town under-21 team as they beat Crystal Palace under-21s to seal a place in the Professional Development League 2 play-off Final.[12]

Ahead of the 2015–16 season, it was announced on 31 July 2015, he joined National League club Guiseley on a one-month loan until 29 August 2015[13] but he did not make any appearances for the club during this spell.[14]

Barnsley[edit]

On 1 September 2016, Charles signed for fellow Championship club Barnsley on a contract until the end of 2016–17.[15] On 25 November 2016, he joined National League club York City on loan untilf 1 January 2017.[16] Charles was released by Barnsley at the end of 2016–17.[17]

Stalybridge Celtic[edit]

On 28 July 2017, Charles signed for Northern Premier League Premier Division club Stalybridge Celtic.[18]

International career[edit]

Charles has represented Wales at under-16, under-17 and under-19 levels.[4][19][20] After making his debut for the Wales under-17 side, Jake Charles became the fourth member of his family to play for the country after his grandfather, his great-uncle Mel and his cousin Jeremy.[21]

Charles was called up to the Wales under-21 squad for their 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship match against Bulgaria on 31 March 2015.[22]

Style of play[edit]

A versatile forward, Charles can play both as a striker or as a winger.[15]

Personal life[edit]

Charles is the grandson of Wales international player John Charles.[4] While growing up, Jake Charles attended Battyeford CE Primary School and Garforth Academy.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 7 May 2017
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Huddersfield Town 2014–15[23] Championship 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2015–16[24] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016–17[25] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Guiseley (loan) 2015–16[14] National League 0 0 0 0
Barnsley 2016–17[25] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
York City (loan) 2016–17[14] National League 2 0 0 0 2 0
Stalybridge Celtic 2017–18[26] Northern Premier League Premier Division 38 3 0 0 7 9 45 12
Career total 41 3 0 0 0 0 7 9 48 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Jake Charles". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 26 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "Jake Charles". 11v11.com. AFS Enterprises. Retrieved 31 January 2018. 
  3. ^ http://www.stalybridgeceltic.co.uk/play.php?code=CHARJ
  4. ^ a b c d "Welsh U-17's call-up for Huddersfield Town starlet and John Charles' grandson Jake Charles". Huddersfield Daily Examiner. 5 May 2011. Archived from the original on 10 August 2017. 
  5. ^ Sykes, Dave (28 February 2013). "Jake Charles signs as professional". Huddersfield Town A.F.C. Retrieved 31 January 2018. 
  6. ^ Nelson, Dan (1 May 2013). "Scholars sign for next season". Huddersfield Town A.F.C. Retrieved 31 January 2018. 
  7. ^ Nelson, Dan (2 October 2013). "Charles extended Town deal". Huddersfield Town A.F.C. Retrieved 31 January 2017. 
  8. ^ Threlfall-Sykes, David (22 October 2013). "Charles named in 'the 11'". Huddersfield Town A.F.C. Retrieved 31 January 2018. 
  9. ^ Threlfall-Sykes, David (30 January 2014). "Charles up for FL award". Huddersfield Town A.F.C. Retrieved 31 January 2018. 
  10. ^ "Huddersfield Town 2–2 Norwich City". BBC Sport. 17 March 2015. Retrieved 4 September 2016. 
  11. ^ "Huddersfield Town 0–2 Fulham". BBC Sport. 21 March 2015. Retrieved 26 November 2016. 
  12. ^ Threlfall-Sykes, David (5 May 2015). "Crystal Palace 3 Town U21s 5". Huddersfield Town A.F.C. Retrieved 31 January 2018. 
  13. ^ Threlfall-Sykes, David (31 July 2015). "Jake Charles loaned to Guiseley". Huddersfield Town A.F.C. Retrieved 31 January 2018. 
  14. ^ a b c "J. Charles". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 31 January 2018. 
  15. ^ a b "Jake Charles joins development squad". Barnsley F.C. 1 September 2016. Retrieved 31 January 2018. 
  16. ^ Cope, Niall (25 November 2016). "City secure Charles loan". York City F.C. Archived from the original on 26 November 2016. 
  17. ^ "Barnsley: Watkins and Scowen set to leave Reds". The Star. Sheffield. 11 May 2017. Retrieved 31 January 2018. 
  18. ^ Whitney, Steve (28 July 2017). "Gentle Giant's Grandson Joins Stalybridge". Pitchero Non-League. Retrieved 10 August 2017. 
  19. ^ "Juventus, Leeds United and Wales legend's grandson in Huddersfield Town youth team called up for international cap". Huddersfield Daily Examiner. 3 May 2011. Retrieved 31 January 2018. 
  20. ^ Threlfall-Sykes, David (21 August 2014). "Charles gets Wales U19 call". Huddersfield Town A.F.C. Retrieved 31 January 2018. 
  21. ^ "Jake Charles: Barnsley and Wales U21 youngster following in 'Giant' footsteps". BBC Sport. 4 September 2016. Retrieved 4 September 2016. 
  22. ^ "Williams names squad ahead of U21 Championships opener". Football Association of Wales. 18 March 2015. Archived from the original on 17 November 2015. 
  23. ^ "Games played by Jake Charles in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 26 November 2016. 
  24. ^ "Games played by Jake Charles in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 26 November 2016. 
  25. ^ a b "Games played by Jake Charles in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 June 2017. 
  26. ^ "Appearances". Stalybridge Celtic F.C. Retrieved 29 June 2018. 

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