James Wilson (Welsh footballer)

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James Wilson
Personal information
Full name James Steven Wilson[1]
Date of birth (1989-02-26) 26 February 1989 (age 29)[1]
Place of birth Chepstow, Wales
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[1]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Lincoln City
Number 15
Youth career
0000–2006 Bristol City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2014 Bristol City 31 (0)
2008Brentford (loan) 14 (0)
2009Brentford (loan) 13 (0)
2013Cheltenham Town (loan) 4 (0)
2014–2016 Oldham Athletic 100 (2)
2016–2018 Sheffield United 7 (1)
2017–2018Walsall (loan) 19 (1)
2018– Lincoln City 16 (2)
National team
2006–2008 Wales U19 9 (0)
2009 Wales U21 3 (1)
2013 Wales 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:06, 14 December 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22.48, 15 October 2013 (UTC)

James Steven Wilson (born 26 February 1989) is a Welsh international footballer currently playing for League Two club Lincoln City. Wilson is a central defender who can also play at right-back if required.

Career[edit]

Wilson began his career at Bristol City before being loaned out to Brentford for the first 3 months of the 2008–09 season, where he put in a number of impressive performances in a central defensive partnership with Reading loanee Alan Bennett. Despite returning to Ashton Gate by November, Wilson was able to claim a Football League Two winners medal.

He rejoined Brentford in an initial one-month loan deal on 20 August 2009, the loan deal later extended to 1 January 2010, and both clubs have agreed there will be no call-back option for the youngster during the duration of the deal.[2] Wilson was dismissed for a professional foul on Gareth Ainsworth during an away match against Wycombe Wanderers on 24 November and gives away a Penalty, although keeper Wojciech Szczęsny saved the spot-kick, Brentford still lost 0–1 at the end.[3]

On 13 September 2013, Wilson joined Cheltenham Town on an initial one-month loan.[4] Making his debut the following day against Oxford United.

Oldham Athletic[edit]

On 31 January 2014, Wilson signed for Oldham Athletic until the end of the 2013–14 season with a view to extending deal.[5]

The one-year option that the club had on Wilson's contract was exercised, extending his contract till the end of the 2014–15 season.[6]

Sheffield United[edit]

On 5 July 2016, Wilson signed for Sheffield United on a two-year contract, after rejecting a new deal with Oldham.

On 17 July 2017, Wilson joined League One club Walsall on loan until the end of the season.[7]

Lincoln City[edit]

On 12 January 2018, Wilson signed for Lincoln City on a two-and-a-half-year deal, after leaving Sheffield United by mutual consent.[8]

International[edit]

Wilson is a former Wales under-21 international, and captained Wales at under-19 level.

In October 2012 he was called into the senior Wales squad,[9] and on 15 October 2013 made his debut for his country away in Belgium.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 20 January 2018
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goal Apps Goal Apps Goal Apps Goal Apps Goal
Bristol City 2008–09[11] Championship 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 1
2010–11[12] 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2011–12[13] 21 0 1 0 1 0 23 0
2012–13[14] 6 0 1 0 0 0 7 0
Bristol City total 31 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 35 1
Brentford (loan) 2008–09[11] League Two 14 0 0 0 1 0 1[a] 0 16 0
Brentford (loan) 2009–10[15] League One 13 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
Cheltenham Town (loan) 2013–14[16] League Two 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Oldham Athletic 2013–14[16] League One 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 1
2014–15[17] 41 1 1 0 1 0 3[a] 0 46 1
2015–16[18] 43 0 2 0 1 0 1[a] 0 47 0
Oldham total 100 2 3 0 2 0 4 0 109 2
Sheffield United 2016–17[19] League One 7 1 0 0 1 0 2[b] 0 10 1
Walsall (loan) 2017–18[20] League One 19 1 0 0 0 0 1[b] 0 20 1
Lincoln City 2017–18[20] League Two 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Career total 189 5 6 0 6 1 8 0 209 6
  1. ^ a b c Appearances in the Football League Trophy
  2. ^ a b Appearances in the EFL Trophy

Honours[edit]

Brentford
2008–09

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Mainstream Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0.
  2. ^ "Wilson extends loan deal at Bees". BBC Sport. 2009-09-02. Retrieved 2009-12-21.
  3. ^ "Wycombe 1–0 Brentford". BBC Sport. 2009-11-24. Retrieved 2009-12-21.
  4. ^ Brown, James. "Wilson In, Inniss Out". www.ctfc.com.
  5. ^ "Central Defender Joins Latics". Bristol City FC. 31 January 2014.
  6. ^ "Oldham Athletic retained list". Oldham Athletic A.F.C. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
  7. ^ "James Wilson: Walsall sign Sheffield United defender on season-long loan". BBC Sport. 17 July 2017. Retrieved 18 July 2017.
  8. ^ "Lincoln City sign defender James Wilson on two-and-a-half-year deal". 12 January 2018.
  9. ^ "World Cup qualifying: Wales 2–1 Scotland". 12 October 2012 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  10. ^ "Belgium 1–1 Wales". 15 October 2013 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  11. ^ a b "Games played by James Wilson in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  12. ^ "Games played by James Wilson in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  13. ^ "Games played by James Wilson in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  14. ^ "Games played by James Wilson in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  15. ^ "Games played by James Wilson in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  16. ^ a b "Games played by James Wilson in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  17. ^ "Games played by James Wilson in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  18. ^ "Games played by James Wilson in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  19. ^ "Games played by James Wilson in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  20. ^ a b "Games played by James Wilson in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 October 2017.

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