Joe Worrall (footballer)

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Joe Worrall
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Personal information
Full name Joseph Adrian Worrall[1]
Date of birth (1997-01-10) 10 January 1997 (age 22)[2]
Place of birth Hucknall, England
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)[2]
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Nottingham Forest
Number 4
Youth career
2011–2016 Nottingham Forest
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016– Nottingham Forest 59 (1)
2016Dagenham & Redbridge (loan) 14 (1)
2018–2019Rangers (loan) 22 (1)
National team
2017 England U20 4 (0)
2017 England U21 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:23, 20 September 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19:14, 27 March 2018 (UTC)

Joseph Adrian Worrall (born 10 January 1997) is an English professional footballer who plays for Nottingham Forest as a defender. Worrall has also represented England at youth level, and captained the England squad that won the 2017 Toulon Tournament.

Club career[edit]

Nottingham Forest[edit]

Worrall signed with Nottingham Forest in October 2011, rejecting interest from other local sides Derby County and Leicester City.[3] Worrall joined League Two club Dagenham & Redbridge on 8 January 2016 on a one-month loan deal.[4] He made his professional debut the next day in a third-round FA Cup tie against Everton, which Dagenham & Redbridge lost 2–0,[5] and scored his first professional goal on 23 January in a 2–2 draw away at Newport County. Worrall made his first team debut for Forest on the 29 October 2016 at Reading and, despite losing the game 2–0, his performance was praised as "strong" and "decisive" by the Nottingham Post.[6][7]

On 19 November, Worrall started alongside Damien Perquis and Matt Mills in a three-man defence as Forest earned their first away win and clean sheet of the season at Ipswich Town. His performance led to Worrall being included in the Football League's Team of the Week and comparisons to former Forest and England defender Michael Dawson.[8][9] He was also praised by his manager, Philippe Montanier, who described the centre-back as "strong and tall, but very clever too, tactically".[10] Worrall's performances were also noticed by Premier League clubs, with Everton and Stoke City reportedly tracking the centre-back.[11] On 27 February 2017, Worrall signed a three-and-a-half year contract to extend his stay with Nottingham Forest until the year 2020[12], then later that year after his success with England at the Toulon Tournament (see below) a further extension until 2022[13].

Rangers[edit]

On 31 August 2018, Worrall joined Scottish Premiership club Rangers on loan until the end of the 2018–19 season.[14]

International career[edit]

On 19 May 2017 Worrall was called up to the England representative squad for the 2017 Toulon Tournament as a replacement for Charlton Athletic's Ezri Konsa, who had been promoted to the U20 squad for the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup.[15] Appointed as the team's captain, Worrall played four times and lifted the trophy as England defended their title on penalties after a 1-1 draw with the Ivory Coast in the final. Worrall was also named as the second-best player of the tournament after teammate David Brooks, who won the award.[16]

Following his impressive summer with England, Worrall received his first call-up to the U21 squad on the 24 August 2017 for their upcoming qualifying matches against their Dutch and Latvian counterparts.[17] Worrall was, however, left out of the squad against the Dutch and was an unused substitute in his team's 3-0 defeat of Latvia on the 5 September.[18]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 19 May 2019
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Europe Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Nottingham Forest 2015–16[19] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016–17[20] Championship 21 0 0 0 0 0 21 0
2017–18[21] Championship 31 1 2 0 2 0 35 1
2018–19[22] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 52 1 2 0 2 0 56 1
Dagenham & Redbridge (loan) 2015–16[19] League Two 14 1 1 0 15 1
Rangers (loan) 2018–19[22] Scottish Premiership 22 0 4 1 2 0 4[a] 0 32 1
Career total 88 2 7 1 4 0 4 0 103 3
  1. ^ Appearances in UEFA Europa League

Personal life[edit]

His agent is Phil Sproson.[23]

Honours[edit]

International
England under-20

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Football League Retained List". The Football League. 12 June 2015. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
  2. ^ a b Unknown author. "Joe Worrall". 11v11.com. Retrieved 3 January 2016. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  3. ^ "Proud Joe signs deal with Forest". Retrieved 9 January 2016.
  4. ^ "BBC Sport – Dagenham sign Nottingham Forest's Joe Worrall on loan". BBC Sport. Retrieved 9 January 2016.
  5. ^ Caroline Chapman. "BBC Sport – Everton 2–0 Dagenham & Redbridge". BBC Sport. Retrieved 9 January 2016.
  6. ^ "Reading 2–0 Forest". Nottingham Forest F.C. 29 October 2016. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  7. ^ "Reading 2 Nottingham Forest 0: Reds player ratings". Nottingham Post. 29 October 2016. Retrieved 31 October 2016. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  8. ^ "Nottingham Forest defender Joe Worrall selected in the Football League's team of the week". Nottingham Post. 22 November 2016. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
  9. ^ "Joe Worrall reminds Nottingham Forest legend Kenny Burns of Michael Dawson". Nottingham Post. 21 November 2016. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
  10. ^ "Joe Worrall deserving of his run in Nottingham Forest first-team, says Philippe Montanier". Nottingham Post. 24 November 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  11. ^ "Nottingham Forest defender Joe Worrall reportedly being tracked by Everton and Stoke City". Nottingham Post. 29 November 2016. Retrieved 30 November 2016. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  12. ^ "Joe Worrall: Nottingham Forest defender signs new three-and-a-half-year contract". BBC Sport. 27 January 2017.
  13. ^ "Worrall pens new deal". www.nottinghamforest.co.uk. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  14. ^ "Worrall makes Rangers loan move". Nottingham Forest Football Club. 31 August 2018.
  15. ^ "Worrall called up for Three Lions". Nottingham Forest Official Site. 19 May 2017.
  16. ^ Kenny Burns (11 June 2017). "Joe Worrall will now want to 'take next step' with Nottingham Forest and England". Nottingham Post.
  17. ^ FA staff (24 August 2017). "First U21s squad of the season contains a host of world champions". The FA. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  18. ^ Unknown author (5 September 2017). "England U21 3-0 Latvia U21". BBC Sport. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  19. ^ a b "Games played by Joe Worrall in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  20. ^ "Games played by Joe Worrall in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  21. ^ "Games played by Joe Worrall in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  22. ^ a b "Games played by Joe Worrall in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 21 September 2018.
  23. ^ Michael Baggaley (14 January 2019). "Who is Adam Crookes? All about Port Vale's signing from Nottingham Forest". Stoke Sentinel. Retrieved 15 January 2019.

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