James Vaughan (footballer, born 1988)
Vaughan at Carrow Road, August 2012
|Full name||James Oliver Vaughan|
|Date of birth||14 July 1988|
|Place of birth||Birmingham, England|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|2009||→ Derby County (loan)||2||(0)|
|2010||→ Leicester City (loan)||8||(1)|
|2010||→ Crystal Palace (loan)||14||(5)|
|2011||→ Crystal Palace (loan)||16||(4)|
|2012–2013||→ Huddersfield Town (loan)||33||(14)|
|2015–2016||→ Birmingham City (loan)||15||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:08, 1 July 2016 (UTC).
James Oliver Vaughan (born 14 July 1988) is an English footballer who plays as a forward for Championship club Birmingham City. He has represented England at U17, U19 and under 21 level, but has since expressed a desire to represent Jamaica at international level. He is the Premier League's youngest goalscorer.
Vaughan, who was born in Birmingham, signed as a professional footballer with Everton. He played for the club between 2005 and 2011, including loan spells at Derby County, Leicester City and Crystal Palace, before signing for Norwich in May 2011. He then had a loan spell at Huddersfield Town for the majority of the 2012–13 season, before signing permanent terms on 3 July 2013. He spent two-and-a-half seasons with Huddersfield before joining Birmingham City on loan; the move was made permanent in 2016.
- 1 Early life
- 2 Playing career
- 3 International career
- 4 Career statistics
- 5 Honours
- 6 References
- 7 External links
Born in Birmingham, Vaughan went to school at Hill West primary school and The Arthur Terry School in Four Oaks. He and was spotted by Everton's talent scouts at nine years of age while playing in his primary school's football team and joined the club's academy. He attended Chesterfield High School in Liverpool while at the academy. His father, property developer Dorrington Vaughan, played rugby union for Preston Grasshoppers.
Vaughan was also a talented young sprinter, running the 100 metres in 11.5 seconds as a 13-year-old, the third fastest time for his age in Britain.
Vaughan joined Everton's Youth Academy and was voted by his fellow team-mates as the Under-16s player of the season for 2003–04. He scored a number of goals for the reserve team during the 2004–05 season, making his full debut for the club in the same season. His 73rd-minute substitute appearance for the first team against Crystal Palace on his debut on 10 April 2005 overtook James Milner as the Premier League's youngest scorer at 16 years and 271 days as well as Wayne Rooney as Everton's youngest top flight goal scorer.
Vaughan signed his first professional contract in the summer of 2005, agreeing to a two-year contract. Early in the 2005–06 campaign, he sustained a knee ligament injury whilst on international duty with England Under-18s. A series of complications sidelined him for the remainder of the campaign and he did not have the chance to establish himself as a regular in the senior squad. He scored his second league goal in the 93rd minute of a 2–0 win over West Ham United. Vaughan suffered a severed foot artery in a match with Bolton.
Vaughan played a total of 60 times for Everton, making only 8 league starts, and scored 9 goals. His career at the club was blighted by a number of injuries which limited his opportunities to establish himself in the first team.
Derby County (loan)
Leicester City (loan)
On 11 March 2010, Vaughan joined Leicester City on an initial one-month loan deal; an option to extend it until the end of the season was later taken up. He scored his first goal for Leicester after coming on as a substitute against Watford.
Crystal Palace (loan)
On 8 September 2010, Vaughan joined Crystal Palace, the club against which he had become the Premier League's youngest goal-scorer, on a three-month loan deal. At the end of the loan spell he returned to Everton but, in January 2011, rejoined Palace until the end of the season. Vaughan made 30 appearances for Palace, scoring 9 times.
On 27 May 2011, Vaughan signed for newly promoted Premier League club Norwich City on a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee. Vaughan made his debut for the club against West Bromwich Albion on 11 September, and made a just five league appearances in an injury-hit first season.
Huddersfield Town (loan)
On 24 August 2012, Vaughan joined newly promoted Football League Championship side Huddersfield Town on a season-long loan arrangement. Vaughan made his debut for the Terriers in a 2–0 home victory over Burnley on 26 August, the side's first league win of the season. Vaughan scored his first goal as a Huddersfield Town player with the equalising goal in a 2–2 draw away at Ipswich Town on 1 September, and he later had a penalty saved.
On 3 July 2013, Vaughan signed a three-year deal with Huddersfield for an undisclosed fee. He made his second debut for the club in the 1–0 defeat by Nottingham Forest on 3 August. After scoring two goals in the League Cup win over Bradford City on 6 August, he scored his first league goal on his return in the 1–1 draw with Queens Park Rangers on 10 August. On 24 August, he scored a hat-trick in a 5–1 win against A.F.C. Bournemouth.
Birmingham City (loan)
Vaughan joined fellow Championship club Birmingham City on 26 November 2015, on loan until 2 January 2016. He made his debut as a second-half substitute in the next game, a 2–1 defeat at Brighton & Hove Albion, and made six appearances in total without scoring. The loan was then extended until the end of the season, when his contract with Huddersfield expires, at which point he has agreed to sign for Birmingham on a one-year permanent contract with an option for a further season.
Vaughan was called up to the England under-19 squad, scoring the winning goal after coming on as a second-half substitute against Switzerland. At the end of the 2006–07 season, Vaughan was named in Stuart Pearce's 23-man squad for the England U21s' European Championship campaign. His first appearance for the side came as a substitute in the 2–2 draw with Italy U21 on 14 June 2007. Vaughan went on to make four appearances for the U21s between 2007 and 2011 with his record standing at one win, two draws and a loss, his final appearance for the U21s came in February 2011 against the same team he made his début, Italy U21s.
- As of match played 7 May 2016
|Club||Season||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|Derby County (loan)||2009–10||Championship||2||0||—||—||—||2||0|
|Leicester City (loan)||2009–10||Championship||8||1||—||—||—||8||1|
|Crystal Palace (loan)||2010–11||Championship||30||9||0||0||—||—||30||9|
|Norwich City||2011–12||Premier League||5||0||1||0||0||0||—||6||0|
|Huddersfield Town (loan)||2012–13||Championship||33||14||4||0||0||0||—||37||14|
|Birmingham City (loan)||2015–16||Championship||15||0||1||0||—||—||16||0|
- Everton Young Player of the Season: 2006–07
- Football League Championship Player of the Month: April 2013, August 2013
- "Youngest Premiership goalscorers". BBC. 11 April 2005. Retrieved 18 September 2009.
- Fifield, Dominic (12 April 2005). "Vaughan rewarded with extra tenner". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 26 November 2015.
- Fifield, Dominic (28 April 2007). "Vaughan cuts loose again after fright of his life". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 10 May 2011.
- Hunter, Andy (16 September 2009). "Everton's James Vaughan set for loan spell at Middlesbrough". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 26 November 2015.
- Taylor, Louise (10 April 2007). "Vaughan severs artery". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 26 November 2015.
- "Games played by James Vaughan in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
- Injury curse strikes again for Everton record-breaker James Vaughan. The Guardian. 16 September 2009. Retrieved 31 July 2012.
- Hunter, Andy (27 May 2011). "Norwich set to sign James Vaughan from Everton for £2.5m". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 26 November 2015.
- "Rams seal Vaughan deal". Sky Sports. 18 September 2009. Retrieved 18 September 2009.
- "Leicester City beat Derby County to James Vaughan swoop". BBC Sport. 12 March 2010. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
- "James Vaughan extends loan at Leicester City". BBC Sport. 14 April 2010. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
- "Games played by James Vaughan in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
- "Vaughan seals Palace switch". Sky Sports. 8 September 2010. Retrieved 8 September 2010.
- "Everton striker James Vaughan returns to Palace on loan". BBC Sport. 26 January 2011. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
- "Games played by James Vaughan in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
- "Everton striker James Vaughan returns to Palace on loan". BBC Sport. 26 January 2011. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
- "Games played by James Vaughan in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
- Cuffley, David (30 July 2012). "Ryan Bennett impressed with Norwich City team mate James Vaughan". Eastern Daily Press (Norwich). Retrieved 26 November 2015.
- "Norwich City striker James Vaughan joins Huddersfield Town on loan". Eastern Daily Press (Norwich). 24 August 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
- "Huddersfield 2–0 Burnley". BBC Sport. 25 August 2012. Retrieved 27 August 2012.
- "Ipswich 2–2 Huddersfield". BBC Sport. 1 September 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
- "Games played by James Vaughan in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
- "James Vaughan: Huddersfield Town sign Norwich City striker". BBC Sport. 3 July 2013. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
- "Huddersfield 5–1 Bournemouth". BBC Sport. 24 August 2013. Retrieved 24 August 2013.
- "Games played by James Vaughan in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
- "Official: Blues sign James Vaughan". Birmingham City F.C. 26 November 2015. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
- "Brighton 2–1 Birmingham". Birmingham City F.C. 28 November 2015. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
- "Blues snap up James Vaughan". Birmingham City F.C. 8 January 2016. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
- James Vaughan [vaughany08] (17 October 2012). "@dannysimpson I wanna play for Jamaica man need big @CD_goodlife to sort it out for me. Can u play for Jamaica?" (Tweet).
- "Games played by James Vaughan in 2004/2005". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
- "Games played by James Vaughan in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
- "Games played by James Vaughan in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
- "Games played by James Vaughan in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
- "Games played by James Vaughan in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
- "Games played by James Vaughan in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
- "Games played by James Vaughan in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
- Bevan, Chris (30 May 2009). "Chelsea 2–1 Everton". BBC Sport. Retrieved 30 December 2015.
- "Awards winners". Everton F.C. Retrieved 30 December 2015.
- "Vaughan named Player of the Month". The Football League. 17 May 2013. Retrieved 30 December 2015.
- O'Rourke, Pete (6 September 2013). "Paul Ince and James Vaughan win Manager and Player of the Month prizes". Sky Sports. Retrieved 30 December 2015.
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