James Bree (footballer)
|Full name||James Patrick Bree|
|Date of birth||11 December 1997|
|Place of birth||Wakefield, England|
|Height||1.82 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:11, 24 July 2017 (UTC).
Bree began his career with Barnsley and made his professional debut on 3 May 2014 in a 3–2 defeat against Queens Park Rangers becoming the club's second youngest debutant. Bree helped Barnsley earn promotion to the Championship with his form during the 2015/16 season.
Stepping up to the Championship with ease, Bree attracted the attention of wealthier clubs with his impressive attacking displays from the right-back position, earning comparisons to former Academy teammates John Stones and Mason Holgate. Despite speculation linking Bree with Aston Villa on the 21 January 2017, Bree helped Barnsley to a 3-2 victory against Leeds United. This was to be his last game for the club.
On 25 January 2017, Bree signed a four and a half year deal with Aston Villa, for an undisclosed fee described by Barnsley as "substantial". A day later, Barnsley teammate Conor Hourihane joined him at Villa Park by signing a three-and-half-year-deal.
- As of match played 22 January 2017
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- Appearances in Football League Trophy
- "The Football League Limited: Club list of registered players as at 16th May 2015" (PDF). The Football League. 16 May 2015. p. 39. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
- "James Bree Becomes Second Youngest Reds Player On 25 January 2017, Villa announced they had signed Bree for a fee of around £3 million on a long term contract.". Barnsley F.C. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
- "Barnsley 2–3 QPR". BBC Sport. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
- "Barnsley starlet James Bree may be Next Big Success out of Oakwell". Mail Online. 15 December 2015.
- "Barnsley 3 Leeds 2". Sky Sports. 21 January 2017. Retrieved 21 January 2017.
- "James Bree: Aston Villa sign Barnsley right-back". BBC Sport. 25 January 2017.
- "J. Bree". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
- Cartwright, Phil (3 April 2016). "Barnsley 3–2 Oxford United". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 April 2016.
- James Bree at Soccerbase
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