Josh Knight

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Josh Knight
Personal information
Full name Joshua Michael Knight[1]
Date of birth (1997-09-07) 7 September 1997 (age 21)[2]
Place of birth Fleckney, England[2]
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[3]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Leicester City
Number 34
Youth career
2014–2016 Leicester City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016– Leicester City 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:10, 24 August 2017 (UTC)

Joshua Michael Knight (born 7 September 1997) is an English professional footballer who plays as a defender for Premier League club Leicester City.

Early life[edit]

Knight was born to Sue and Mick and attended Robert Smyth Academy in Market Harborough.[4] He and his family are lifelong Leicester City fans.[5]

Career[edit]

Knight began his football at Fleckney Athletic and joined the Leicester City Academy at the age of eight. Knight received his scholarship at the age of sixteen, making numerous appearances for the U18s and signed his first professional contract with the club as he turned eighteen.

He made his debut for Leicester City on 22 August 2017 in a victory in the Football League Cup away at Sheffield United.[6] On 11 January 2019, Knight was awarded Premier League 2 player of the month for December.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 22 August 2017
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Leicester City Premier League 2016–17[8] 0 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 1 0
2017–18[9] 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Career total 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Updated squads for 2017/18 Premier League confirmed". Premier League. 2 February 2018. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Development squad". Leicester City F.C. Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Josh Knight". Leicester City F.C. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Harborough lad Josh makes Leicester City debut". Harborough Mail. 24 August 2017. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  5. ^ Tanner, Rob (10 November 2017). "'My Leicester City-mad family were so proud of me'". Leicestershire Live. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Sheffield United 1 4 Leicester City". BBC Sport. 22 August 2017. Retrieved 22 August 2017.
  7. ^ Blackwell, Jordan (11 January 2019). "Leicester City defender Josh Knight awarded Premier League 2 player of the month". Leicestershire Live. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  8. ^ "Games played by Josh Knight in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  9. ^ "Games played by Josh Knight in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 25 August 2017.

External links[edit]

Josh Knight at Soccerbase