James Bolton (footballer)

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James Bolton
Personal information
Full name James William Bolton[1]
Date of birth (1994-08-13) 13 August 1994 (age 25)[2]
Place of birth Stone, England[3]
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[2]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Portsmouth
Number 13
Youth career
Stoke City
Macclesfield Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2014 Macclesfield Town 10 (0)
2012Workington (loan) 13 (1)
2013Stafford Rangers (loan) ? (1)
2013Halifax Town (loan) 7 (3)
2014Halifax Town (loan) 12 (1)
2014–2016 Halifax Town 79 (7)
2016–2017 Gateshead 39 (1)
2017–2019 Shrewsbury Town 61 (2)
2019– Portsmouth 13 (0)
National team
2016 England C
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:07, 11 January 2020

James William Bolton (born 13 August 1994) is an English footballer who plays as a defender for Portsmouth.

Club career[edit]

Bolton spent seven years as a youth player at Stoke City, before joining Macclesfield Town at the age of sixteen.[4] He spent time out on loan at Workington in 2012. Bolton was sent out again on loan in 2013 to Stafford Rangers on a three month deal. Bolton then joined Halifax Town on loan, which was later turned into a permanent deal in July 2014.[5] After being part of the Halifax squad which won the FA Trophy but were also relegated from the National League, he joined Gateshead on a three-year deal in May 2016.[6]

Shrewsbury Town[edit]

After one season at Gateshead, Bolton joined League One side Shrewsbury Town in July 2017 for an undisclosed fee, signing a two-year deal.[7] He made his Football League debut on 5 August 2017 in a 1−0 victory over Northampton Town.[8]

Portsmouth[edit]

On 7 June 2019, Bolton signed for Portsmouth on a free transfer on a three-year deal after turning down an improved contract.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 11 January 2020
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
Macclesfield Town 2013–14[10] Conference National 10 0 0 0 ~ ~ 1[a] 0 11 0
Workington (loan) 2012–13[10] Conference North 13 1 1 0 ~ ~ 0 0 14 1
Halifax Town (loan) 2012–13[10] Conference North 7 3 0 0 ~ ~ 0 0 7 3
Halifax Town (loan) 2013–14[10] Conference National 12 1 0 0 ~ ~ 2[b] 0 14 1
Halifax Town 2014–15[10] Conference National 34 4 0 0 ~ ~ 2[a] 0 36 4
2015–16[10] 45 3 3 1 ~ ~ 7[a] 0 55 4
Total 79 7 3 1 ~ ~ 9 0 91 8
Gateshead 2016–17[10] National League 39 1 0 0 ~ ~ 2[a] 0 41 1
Shrewsbury Town 2017–18[11] League One 33 1 3 0 1 0 7[c] 0 44 1
2018–19[12] 28 1 6 2 1 0 3[d] 0 38 3
Total 61 2 9 2 2 0 10 0 82 4
Portsmouth 2019–20 League One 13 0 1 1 1 0 3 0 18 1
Career total 234 15 14 4 3 0 27 0 278 19
  1. ^ a b c d Appearances in the FA Trophy
  2. ^ Appearances in the Conference play-offs
  3. ^ Four appearances in the EFL Trophy, three appearances in the EFL League One play-offs
  4. ^ Appearances in the EFL Trophy

Honours[edit]

Shrewsbury Town

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Club list of registered players: As at 19th May 2019" (PDF). English Football League. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  2. ^ a b "James Bolton player Football Stats". Soccerbase. Retrieved 13 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Stone footballer James Bolton called up for England C". Staffordshire Newsletter. 9 March 2016. Retrieved 13 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Bolton out to give Silkmen boss the best gift of all". Macclesfield Express. 21 August 2013. Retrieved 13 August 2017.
  5. ^ "FC Halifax Town sign defender James Bolton". BBC Sport. 2 July 2014. Retrieved 13 August 2017.
  6. ^ "James Bolton : Gateshead sign FC Halifax Town full back on three-year deal". BBC Sport. 27 May 2016. Retrieved 13 August 2017.
  7. ^ "James Bolton: Shrewsbury sign Gateshead defender on two-year contract". BBC Sport. 20 July 2017. Retrieved 13 August 2017.
  8. ^ "Shrewsbury Town 1-0 Northampton Town". BBC Sport. 5 August 2017. Retrieved 13 August 2017.
  9. ^ "James Bolton: Portsmouth sign Shrewsbury defender on free transfer". BBC Sport. 7 June 2019. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g James Bolton at Soccerway. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  11. ^ "Games played by James Bolton in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  12. ^ "Games played by James Bolton in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 26 January 2019.
  13. ^ Scott, Ged (8 April 2018). "Lincoln City 1–0 Shrewsbury Town". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 May 2018.

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