James Bree (footballer)

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James Bree
Personal information
Full name James Patrick Bree[1]
Date of birth (1997-12-11) 11 December 1997 (age 19)
Place of birth Wakefield, England
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Aston Villa
Number 16
Youth career
2006–2009 Ossett Town
2009–2014 Barnsley
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2017 Barnsley 50 (0)
2017– Aston Villa 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:11, 24 July 2017 (UTC).

James Patrick Bree (born 11 December 1997) is an English footballer who plays for Aston Villa as a defender.

Career[edit]

Barnsley[edit]

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.[2][3] 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.[4] Despite speculation linking Bree with Aston Villa on the 21 January 2017, Bree helped Barnsley to a 3-2 victory against Leeds United.[5] This was to be his last game for the club.

Aston Villa[edit]

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.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 22 January 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
Barnsley 2013–14[7] Championship 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2014–15[7] League One 11 0 0 0 1 0 2[a] 0 14 0
2015–16[7] League One 19 0 0 0 1 0 4[a] 0 24 0
2016–17[7] Championship 19 0 2 0 1 0 22 0
Aston Villa 2016-17[7] Championship 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Career total 57 0 2 0 3 0 6 0 61 0
  1. ^ a b Appearances in Football League Trophy

Honours[edit]

Barnsley

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. 39. Retrieved 4 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ "Barnsley 2–3 QPR". BBC Sport. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Barnsley starlet James Bree may be Next Big Success out of Oakwell". Mail Online. 15 December 2015. 
  5. ^ "Barnsley 3 Leeds 2". Sky Sports. 21 January 2017. Retrieved 21 January 2017. 
  6. ^ "James Bree: Aston Villa sign Barnsley right-back". BBC Sport. 25 January 2017. 
  7. ^ a b c d e "J. Bree". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 6 January 2017. 
  8. ^ Cartwright, Phil (3 April 2016). "Barnsley 3–2 Oxford United". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 April 2016. 

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