Josh Sims (footballer)

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Josh Sims
Personal information
Full name Joshua Samuel Sims[1]
Date of birth (1997-03-28) 28 March 1997 (age 22)[2]
Place of birth Yeovil, England
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)[2]
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Southampton
Number 39
Youth career
2011–2015 Southampton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015– Southampton 20 (0)
2018–2019Reading (loan) 17 (0)
2019New York Red Bulls (loan) 7 (1)
National team
2014 England U17 8 (1)
2014–2015 England U18 6 (1)
2017–2019 England U20 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:16, 11 October 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22:40, 11 June 2019 (UTC)

Joshua Samuel Sims (born 28 March 1997) is an English professional footballer who plays as a winger for Southampton.

Personal life[edit]

He has one younger sister Ellie, and an older brother Adam. Sims grew up in the town of Gillingham, Dorset and attended Gillingham School.[3]

Club career[edit]

Sims joined Southampton's Academy from the Elite Training Centre in 2011.[4][5] After impressing with the under-23 side, Sims made his professional debut for Southampton on 27 November 2016 against Everton in a Premier League match. He took only a few moments to achieve his first assist of his senior career when he set up Charlie Austin for a headed goal in the first minute. Sims ended the first half with 95% passing accuracy, the best among all players on the pitch, as Southampton went on to win 1–0.[6]

Sims made his Europa League debut for Southampton on 8 December, in a 1–1 draw against Hapoel Be'er Sheva.[7]

Sims continued to stay in the mix for the first team into January and provided the game-winning assist for Shane Long in a 1–0 away win against Liverpool to send Southampton into the 2017 EFL Cup final.[8]

On 20 August 2018, Sims joined Reading on a season-long loan.[9] He made his debut for Reading two days later, in a 2–2 away draw with Blackburn Rovers in the Championship. Sims was brought on just after the hour-mark to replace Sone Aluko.[10] He was recalled in January.

On 7 August 2019, Sims joined New York Red Bulls on loan until the end of the calendar year.[11]

International career[edit]

Sims has represented England at U17 through to U20 level. He was a part of the squad that won the 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship.[12]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 16 September 2019
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Southampton 2015–16[13] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016–17[14] Premier League 7 0 3 0 2 0 1[a] 0 13 0
2017–18[15] Premier League 6 0 1 0 0 0 7 0
2018–19[16] Premier League 7 0 0 0 7 0
2019–20[17] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 20 0 4 0 2 0 1 0 27 0
Southampton U23 2016–17[14] N/A 3[b] 0 3 0
Reading 2018–19[16] Championship 17 0 0 0 1 0 18 0
New York Red Bulls 2019 MLS 3 0 3 0
Career total 40 0 4 0 3 0 4 0 51 0
  1. ^ Appearance in UEFA Europa League
  2. ^ Appearances in EFL Trophy

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Southampton

International[edit]

England U-17

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Squads for 2016/17 Premier League confirmed". Premierleague.com. 1 September 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Josh Sims". 11v11. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Gillingham School". www.gillingham-dorset.co.uk. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Sims extends Saints stay until 2018". Southampton Football Club. 4 December 2015. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Hall of Fame". Elite Training Centre. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  6. ^ "Southampton 1-0 Everton". BBC Sport. 27 November 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  7. ^ Rose, Gary (8 December 2016). "Southampton 1-1 Happoel Be'er Sheva". BBC Sport. Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  8. ^ Burt, Jason (25 January 2017). "Saints go marching to Wembley as Shane Long hits sucker punch winner". The Telegraph. London. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  9. ^ "Josh Sims: Reading sign Southampton winger on season-long loan". BBC Sport. 20 August 2018. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  10. ^ "Blackburn Rovers 2–2 Reading". www.readingfc.co.uk. Reading FC. 22 August 2018. Retrieved 24 August 2018.
  11. ^ "Sims agrees New York Red Bulls loan". Southampton F.C. 7 August 2019. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
  12. ^ "Josh Sims". The FA. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  13. ^ "Games played by Josh Sims in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  14. ^ a b "Games played by Josh Sims in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  15. ^ "Games played by Josh Sims in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 4 March 2018.
  16. ^ a b "Games played by Josh Sims in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
  17. ^ "Games played by Josh Sims in 2019/2020". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
  18. ^ "Report: Southampton 2-1 Blackburn Rovers (Under-21 Premier League Cup final second leg)". Southampton FC. 20 April 2015. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  19. ^ McNulty, Phil (26 February 2017). "Manchester United 3 Southampton 2". BBC Sport. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  20. ^ "Sims and England U17s crowned Euro champions!". Southamptonfc.com. Southampton F.C. 21 May 2016.

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