Kevin Wills

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Kevin Wills
Personal information
Full name Kevin Michael Wills[1]
Date of birth (1980-10-15) 15 October 1980 (age 36)[1]
Place of birth Torbay, England
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
000?–1998 Plymouth Argyle
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2003 Plymouth Argyle 32 (1)
2002 Torquay United (loan) 3 (0)
2003–2004 Torquay United 40 (4)
2004–2005 Tiverton Town ? (4)
2005–2008 Truro City ? (?)
Total 75+ (9+)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Kevin Michael Wills (born 15 October 1980) is an English footballer who plays as a Midfielder.

He began his career in non-league football with local club Stoke Gabriel, where he was spotted playing by Plymouth Argyle. He progressed through the club's youth setup to make his first team debut at the age of 17, in September 1998.[2] He spent five years at Home Park, appearing mainly as a substitute, but did make a significant contribution to the team that won the Third Division title in the 2001–02 season,[3] making 18 league appearances.[4] He scored his first league goal against Torquay United in April 2001,[5] a club that he would join on loan during the 2002–03 season, and then on a permanent contract in January 2003.

Wills scored three league goals in the 2003–04 season, including two against Kidderminster Harriers,[6] but was released from his contract in May 2004 to join non-league club Tiverton Town.[7] He scored four goals in the Southern League,[8] prior to being signed by Truro City for a four-figure fee in November 2005.[9] Wills scored two of Truro's three goals in the 2007 FA Vase final victory at Wembley Stadium,[10] and helped the club gain promotion to the Southern League for the first time.[11] He had his contract cancelled by mutual consent in the summer of 2008 to focus on work commitments in Torbay,[12][13] where he has played part-time for Dawlish Town and Stoke Gabriel.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2003). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2003/2004. Queen Anne Press. p. 457. ISBN 1-85291-651-6. 
  2. ^ a b "Kevin Wills". Greens on Screen. Retrieved 2 July 2010.
  3. ^ "Deal joy for Pilgrims". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2 July 2010.
  4. ^ "Kevin Wills". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2 July 2010.
  5. ^ "Plymouth 3–1 Torquay". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2 July 2010.
  6. ^ "Kidderminster 1–2 Torquay". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2 July 2010.
  7. ^ "Graham likely to quit Gulls". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2 July 2010.
  8. ^ "Kevin Wills". Tivvy Archive. Retrieved 2 July 2010.
  9. ^ "Wills leaves for Cornwall". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2 July 2010.
  10. ^ "Victory for Truro". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2 July 2010.
  11. ^ "Truro win Western Premier League". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2 July 2010.
  12. ^ "Wembley Wills set to leave". Truro City. Retrieved 2 July 2010.
  13. ^ "Truro lose to Argyle in friendly". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2 July 2010.