Williams with Crystal Palace in 2012
|Full name||Jonathan Peter Williams|
|Date of birth||9 October 1993|
|Place of birth||Pembury, Kent, England|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Ipswich Town (on loan from Crystal Palace)|
|2014–2015||→ Ipswich Town (loan)||20||(2)|
|2015–2016||→ Nottingham Forest (loan)||10||(0)|
|2016||→ Milton Keynes Dons (loan)||13||(0)|
|2016–||→ Ipswich Town (loan)||8||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 03:30, 27 December 2016 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 July 2016
Jonathan Peter "Jonny" Williams (born 9 October 1993) is a Welsh international footballer who plays as a midfielder for Championship club Ipswich Town on loan from Crystal Palace. He has made more than 50 appearances for his parent club and has also played in the Football League, whilst on loan at both Nottingham Forest and Milton Keynes Dons. He was part of the Welsh squad that reached the semi-final stages of the 2016 European Championships.
Williams made his breakthrough into the Crystal Palace first team at the very beginning of the 2011–12 season, after much hype surrounding his performances for the academy and reserve side the previous term. He made his debut on 16 August 2011, coming on as a second-half substitute at home to Coventry City. Just one week later Williams made his full first team debut in the opening game of the 2011–12 League Cup game, at home to Crawley Town. He played 85 minutes, grabbing his first assist and receiving a standing ovation from the home crowd. He scored his first professional goal for Crystal Palace on 13 September 2011, in a match against Wigan Athletic in the League Cup.
Williams suffered a broken fibula in his right leg on 15 November 2011, whilst on U21 international duty with Wales. The injury forced him to miss the second and most of the final third of the season. After three months out he returned to the starting line-up on 19 March 2012 at home to Hull City, playing 71 minutes. Williams only made a handful of appearances after his return from injury, as the coaching staff wanted to give him enough time to rest, enabling him to regain full fitness in time for the start of the new season. He ended the season having played in 18 first team games. On 10 May, Williams signed a five-year contract keeping him at the club until 2017.
Williams played in four pre-season games prior to the season, recovering from his broken leg, although on the last game against Reading, he was brought off due to a slight calf injury, forcing him to miss the first four games of the season. After Williams recovered from his injury, he came on as a sub on 1 September against Sheffield Wednesday, Palace's first win of the season. His efforts after making a comeback from the injury were rewarded when Williams received Crystal Palace's Young Player of the Year award for the 2012–13 season. On 16 July 2014 he scored twice in a 13–1 pre-season friendly win against GAK Graz.
Ipswich Town (loans)
On 27 February 2014, it was confirmed by Crystal Palace Chairman Steve Parish that Williams would be loaned to Ipswich Town initially for one month due to not being involved in the first team picture at Crystal Palace.
Williams returned to Ipswich on loan from 29 September 2014. Having suffered a groin injury in early November, Williams made only five appearances for Ipswich, scoring one goal, before his return to Palace at the beginning of January 2015 once the loan spell ended.
On the emergency loan deadline day 2015, Williams re-signed for a third spell at the Suffolk side, along with Zeki Fryers until the end of the season, however his groin injury once again caused him to miss most of the loan out injured, only making two appearances in his third loan spell with the club.
Nottingham Forest (loan)
Milton Keynes Dons (loan)
Ipswich Town (loan)
On 31 August 2016, it was announced that Williams would rejoin Ipswich Town, for a fourth spell, on loan until 30 June 2017.
Williams qualifies for Wales as his father was born in Anglesey.
Williams was the second youngest player to play for the Welsh under 21's having just turned 17. Williams was called up to the senior Wales squad on 3 October 2011, by then manager Gary Speed, following injuries to three players for the matches against Switzerland and Bulgaria. On 15 November 2011, Williams suffered a broken fibula in his right leg whilst on U21 International duty with Wales.
On 29 August 2012, Williams was again called up to the Wales senior squad by manager Chris Coleman for the World Cup qualifiers against Belgium and Serbia. In January 2013, he was selected in the Wales under-21 squad for the friendly match against Iceland on 6 February 2013 and he scored in the 3–0 victory. On 22 March 2013 Williams made his international debut in a 2–1 victory over Scotland when he appeared as a substitute at half time in place of Gareth Bale. He made his first start for Wales four days later in a 2–1 defeat at home to Croatia.
- As of match played 10 September 2016.
|Ipswich Town (loan)||2013–14||Championship||13||1||0||0||0||0||—||13||1|
|Nottingham Forest (loan)||2015–16||Championship||10||0||0||0||0||0||—||10||0|
|Milton Keynes Dons (loan)||2015–16||Championship||13||0||1||0||0||0||—||14||0|
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