Jonny Williams

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Jonny Williams
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Personal information
Full name Jonathan Peter Williams[1]
Date of birth (1993-10-09) 9 October 1993 (age 22)
Place of birth Pembury, Kent, England
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Milton Keynes Dons
(on loan from Crystal Palace)
Number 23
Youth career
Crystal Palace
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011– Crystal Palace 55 (0)
2014 Ipswich Town (loan) 13 (1)
2014–2015 Ipswich Town (loan) 5 (1)
2015 Ipswich Town (loan) 2 (0)
2015–2016 Nottingham Forest (loan) 10 (0)
2016– Milton Keynes Dons (loan) 1 (0)
National team
2007–2009 Wales U17 16 (1)
2009 Wales U19 5 (0)
2010–2013 Wales U21 7 (1)
2013– Wales 9 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:28, 25 January 2016 (UTC).
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18:28, 25 January 2016 (UTC)

Jonathan Peter "Jonny" Williams (born 9 October 1993) is a Welsh professional footballer who plays for Milton Keynes Dons on loan from Crystal Palace, and the Wales national team.

Career[edit]

Crystal Palace[edit]

2011–12[edit]

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 coming on as a second-half substitute at home to Coventry City on 16 August 2011. 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 before getting a standing ovation from the home crowd. He scored his first professional goal for Crystal Palace on 13 September 2011 against Wigan Athletic in the League Cup.[2]

On 15 November 2011, Williams suffered a broken fibula in his right leg whilst on U21 international duty with Wales which 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 in what was his first game since the injury 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 to time 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.

2012–13[edit]

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.[3]

2015–16[edit]

Williams made his first appearance of the 2015-16 premier league season against Chelsea after coming on as a substitute for Lee Chung Yong.[4]

Ipswich Town (loans)[edit]

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.[5]

Williams returned to Ipswich on loan from 29 September 2014.[6][7] 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.[8]

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 2 appearances in his third loan spell with the suffolk club.[9]

Nottingham Forest (loan)[edit]

On 10 September, 2015 Williams joined Nottingham Forest until 16 January, 2016, but was recalled earlier on account of squad injuries.[10]

Milton Keynes Dons (loan)[edit]

On 22 January 2016, Williams joined Milton Keynes Dons on a 93-day emergency loan from Crystal Palace.[11]


International career[edit]

Williams (wearing No.13) watching a Welsh penalty kick against the Netherlands in 2015.

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, 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.[12] 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.[13] He made his first start for Wales four days later in a 2–1 defeat at home to Croatia.[14]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 01 February 2016.[15]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Crystal Palace 2011–12 Championship 14 0 0 0 4 1 18 1
2012–13 Championship 29 0 2 0 1 0 3 0 35 0
2013–14 Premier League 9 0 1 0 1 0 11 0
2014–15 Premier League 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 0
2015–16 Premier League 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 55 0 3 0 8 1 3 0 69 1
Ipswich Town (loan) 2013–14 Championship 13 1 0 0 0 0 13 1
2014–15 Championship 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1
Total 20 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 2
Nottingham Forest (loan) 2015–16 Championship 10 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Milton Keynes Dons (loan) 2015–16 Championship 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Career total 86 2 4 0 8 1 3 0 101 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barclays Premier League Squad Numbers 2013/14". Premier League. 16 August 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Crystal Palace 2-1 Wigan". BBC. 13 September 2011. Retrieved 26 November 2015. 
  3. ^ "Pre-Season Report: GAK Graz 1-13 Crystal Palace". cpfc.co.uk. 16 July 2014. Retrieved 17 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "Premier League: Crystal Palace v Chelsea". 
  5. ^ "Crystal Palace supremo confirms midfielder loan to Ipswich Town". Croydonadvertiser.co.uk (Mark Ritson - Croydon Advertiser). 27 February 2014. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "Jonny Williams rejoins Ipswich Town on loan from Crystal Palace". BBC Sport. 29 September 2014. Retrieved 29 September 2014. 
  7. ^ "Jonny Williams On Loan". cpfc.co.uk. 
  8. ^ "Seven Eagles Return From Loan Spells". Crystal Palace F.C. 2 January 2015. Retrieved 3 January 2015. 
  9. ^ "BBC Sport - Jonny Williams and Zeki Fryers join Ipswich Town". BBC Sport. 
  10. ^ Nick Richardson. "Nottingham Forest, Crystal Palace, Midfielder, Jonathan Williams, Signing, Loan". nottinghamforest.co.uk. "Jonny Williams' loan spell at Nottingham Forest set to be ended by Crystal Palace". nottinghampost.com. 
  11. ^ "Jonny Williams: MK Dons sign Crystal Palace midfielder". BBC Sport. 22 January 2016. Retrieved 25 January 2016. 
  12. ^ "BBC Sport - Seven uncapped in Wales U21 squad to face Iceland". BBC Sport. 
  13. ^ "Jonathan Williams tipped for bright future by Chris Colman". bbc.co.uk (BBC Sport). 26 March 2013. Retrieved 27 March 2013. 
  14. ^ "World Cup 2014 qualifier: Wales 1–2 Croatia". bbc.co.uk (BBC Sport). 26 March 2013. Retrieved 27 March 2013. 
  15. ^ "Jonathan Williams". Soccerbase. Retrieved 01 February 2016.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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