Jonny Williams

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Jonny Williams
Jonathan Williams.jpg
Williams with Crystal Palace in 2012
Personal information
Full name Jonathan Peter Williams[1]
Date of birth (1993-10-09) 9 October 1993 (age 25)
Place of birth Pembury, Kent, England
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Charlton Athletic
Number 21
Youth career
2002–2011 Crystal Palace
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2019 Crystal Palace 55 (0)
2014–2015Ipswich Town (loan) 20 (2)
2015–2016Nottingham Forest (loan) 10 (0)
2016Milton Keynes Dons (loan) 13 (0)
2016Ipswich Town (loan) 8 (0)
2017–2018Sunderland (loan) 12 (1)
2019– Charlton Athletic 10 (0)
National team
2007–2009 Wales U17 16 (1)
2009 Wales U19 5 (0)
2010–2013 Wales U21 7 (1)
2013– Wales 17 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:15, 9 March 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:46, 9 October 2017 (UTC)

Jonathan Peter Williams (born 9 October 1993) is a professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for League One club Charlton Athletic and the Wales national team.

Williams started his career at Crystal Palace, and whilst there had loan spells at Nottingham Forest, Milton Keynes Dons, Ipswich Town and Sunderland. He signed for Charlton in January 2019.

He was part of the Welsh squad that reached the semi-final stages of the 2016 European Championships.

Domestic career[edit]

Crystal Palace[edit]

Williams made his breakthrough into the Crystal Palace first team at the beginning of the 2011–12 season, after much hype surrounding his performances for the academy and reserve side the previous term.[citation needed] He made his debut on 16 August 2011, coming on as a second-half substitute at home to Coventry City. One week later, Williams made his full first-team debut in the opening game of the 2011–12 League Cup, at home to Crawley Town. He played 85 minutes, making his first assist and received a standing ovation from the home crowd.[citation needed] He scored his first professional goal for Crystal Palace on 13 September 2011, in a match against Wigan Athletic in the League Cup.[2]

Williams suffered a broken fibula in his right leg on 15 November 2011, whilst on Under-21 international duty with Wales. After missing four months with the injury, he returned to the starting line-up on 19 March 2012 at home to Hull City, playing 71 minutes. Williams made only a handful of appearances after his return from injury, with the coaching staff giving him time to rest and regain full fitness in time for the start of the next season. He ended the season having played in 18 first-team games. On 10 May, Williams signed a five-year contract to keep him at the club until 2017.

Williams played four pre-season games in preparation for the 2012–13 season having recovered from his broken leg. In the last game against Reading, he was taken off with a calf injury, forcing him to miss the first four games of the season. After he recovered from the injury, he came on as a substitute on 1 September against Sheffield Wednesday, Palace's first win of the season. William's efforts after making a comeback from the injury were rewarded when he received Crystal Palace's Young Player of the Year award for the season.

During the 2013–14 season, Palace's first season back in the Premier League, Williams made nine league appearances, before going on loan at the start of 2014.

Williams made his only appearance of the 2015–16 Premier League season against Chelsea, coming on as a substitute for Lee Chung Yong.[3]

He signed a contract extension with Crystal Palace in June 2017, keeping him at the club until 2019.[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 at 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 in March 2015, Williams re-signed for a third spell at the Suffolk side (along with Zeki Fryers) until the end of the season.[9] However, his groin injury again caused him to miss most of the loan, making just two appearances during this spell with the club.

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]

Ipswich Town (loan)[edit]

Williams rejoined Ipswich Town for a fourth loan spell on 31 August 2016, this time until the end of the 2016–17 season,[12] making eight appearances.

Sunderland (loan)[edit]

On 31 August 2017, it was announced that Williams had signed on loan for Championship club Sunderland until the end of the 2017–18 season.[13] He scored his first goal for Sunderland in a 3-3 draw with Middlesbrough on 24 February 2018.[14] While at Sunderland he was filmed and interviewed for the Documentary film Sunderland 'Til I Die, where it shows him recovering from injury, training and speaking to a sports psychologist about his confidence.

Charlton Athletic[edit]

On 4 January 2019, Williams signed a six-month deal with Charlton Athletic.[15]

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. He was the second youngest player to play for the Welsh under 21s, making his debut 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.[16] 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.[17] He made his first start for Wales four days later in a 2–1 defeat at home to Croatia.[18]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 9 March 2019
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Crystal Palace 2011–12[19] Championship 14 0 0 0 4 1 18 1
2012–13[20] Championship 29 0 2 0 1 0 3[a] 0 35 0
2013–14[21] Premier League 9 0 1 0 1 0 11 0
2014–15[22] Premier League 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 0
2015–16[23] Premier League 1 0 0 0 1 0
2018–19[24] Premier League 0 0 1 0 1 0
Crystal Palace total 55 0 3 0 9 1 3 0 70 1
Ipswich Town (loan) 2013–14[21] Championship 13 1 13 1
2014–15[22] Championship 7 1 0 0 7 1
Ipswich Town total 20 2 0 0 20 2
Nottingham Forest (loan) 2015–16[23] Championship 10 0 10 0
Milton Keynes Dons (loan) 2015–16[23] Championship 13 0 1 0 14 0
Ipswich Town (loan) 2016–17[25] Championship 8 0 8 0
Sunderland (loan) 2017–18[26] Championship 12 1 0 0 1 0 13 1
Charlton Athletic 2018–19[24] League One 10 0 10 0
Career total 128 3 4 0 9 1 3 0 144 4
  1. ^ Appearances in Championship play-offs

International[edit]

As of match played 9 October 2017[27]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Wales 2013 4 0
2014 3 0
2015 2 0
2016 7 0
2017 1 0
Total 17 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barclays Premier League Squad Numbers 2013/14". Premier League. 16 August 2013. Archived from the original on 21 August 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Crystal Palace 2–1 Wigan". BBC. 13 September 2011. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Premier League: Crystal Palace v Chelsea".
  4. ^ "Williams Signs New Contract". cpfc.co.uk. 7 June 2017. Retrieved 24 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Crystal Palace supremo confirms midfielder loan to Ipswich Town". Croydonadvertiser.co.uk. Mark Ritson – Croydon Advertiser. 27 February 2014. Archived from the original on 3 March 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. ^ "Jonny Williams Heads To Ipswich Town". cpfc.co.uk. 31 August 2016. Retrieved 11 September 2016.
  13. ^ "Sunderland Loan Williams From Palace". cpfc.co.uk. 31 August 2017. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
  14. ^ "Sunderland 3-3 Middlesbrough". BBC Sport. 24 February 2018. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  15. ^ "DONE DEAL: Jonny Williams becomes Charlton's first signing of January window". Charlton Athletic Official Site. 4 January 2019. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  16. ^ "BBC Sport – Seven uncapped in Wales U21 squad to face Iceland". BBC Sport.
  17. ^ "Jonathan Williams tipped for bright future by Chris Colman". bbc.co.uk. BBC Sport. 26 March 2013. Retrieved 27 March 2013.
  18. ^ "World Cup 2014 qualifier: Wales 1–2 Croatia". bbc.co.uk. BBC Sport. 26 March 2013. Retrieved 27 March 2013.
  19. ^ "Games played by Jonny Williams in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  20. ^ "Games played by Jonny Williams in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  21. ^ a b "Games played by Jonny Williams in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  22. ^ a b "Games played by Jonny Williams in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  23. ^ a b c "Games played by Jonny Williams in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  24. ^ a b "Games played by Jonny Williams in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  25. ^ "Games played by Jonny Williams in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  26. ^ "Games played by Jonny Williams in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  27. ^ "Jonathan Williams". National-Football-Teams.com. Retrieved 24 April 2018.

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