Marcus Williams (footballer)

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Marcus Williams
Personal information
Full name Marcus Vincent Williams[1]
Date of birth (1986-04-08) 8 April 1986 (age 32)[2]
Place of birth Doncaster, England
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[3]
Playing position Left back
Youth career
0000–2003 Scunthorpe United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2010 Scunthorpe United 166 (0)
2010–2012 Reading 3 (0)
2010 Peterborough United (loan) 3 (0)
2011 Scunthorpe United (loan) 5 (0)
2011 Sheffield United (loan) 11 (0)
2012–2014 Sheffield United 28 (0)
2013–2014 Scunthorpe United (loan) 5 (0)
2014–2015 Scunthorpe United 61 (0)
2015–2016 Kerala Blasters 5 (0)
2016–2018 Guiseley 38 (0)
2018 York City (loan) 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:39, 5 June 2018 (UTC)

Marcus Vincent Williams (born 8 April 1986) is an English professional footballer who plays as a left back.

Williams started his career at Scunthorpe United before moving to Reading and then to Sheffield United. Williams has signed for Scunthorpe on four separate occasions, twice on a permanent contract and twice on loan, as well as spending a short period on loan with Peterborough United.

Career[edit]

Scunthorpe United[edit]

Williams was born in Doncaster, South Yorkshire.[4] He began his career as a trainee with Scunthorpe United, sigining a professional contract on 3 August 2005.[4]

Reading[edit]

He signed for Championship club Reading on 11 May 2010 on a free transfer, signing a three-year contract after he turned down a new contract at Scunthorpe.[5] He joined League One club Peterborough on 12 November 2010 on a one-month loan.[6] On 24 March 2011, Williams rejoined Scunthorpe United on loan until the end of the 2010–11 season.[7]

Sheffield United[edit]

He joined League One club Sheffield United on 13 September 2011 on a 28-day emergency loan as cover for the injured Lecsinel Jean-François.[8] He made his debut the same day in a 3–0 home loss to Huddersfield Town.[9] The loan was extended for further two months to keep him at United until 13 December 2011.[10]

Williams joined United permanently on 1 January 2012, signing a two-and-a-half-year contract on a free transfer.[11] Following his transfer, however, Williams rarely featured for the Blades and spent much of the following eighteen months sat on the side lines.[citation needed] With the arrival of new manager David Weir, Williams was restored to the starting line up for the opening matches of the 2013–14 season.[12]

Return to Scunthorpe United[edit]

On 28 November 2013, Williams re-joined Scunthorpe United on loan until 1 January 2014.[13] He signed permanently for Scunthorpe on 10 January 2014 on a one-and-a-half-year contract,[14] having had his contract with Sheffield United cancelled.[15]

Kerala Blasters[edit]

Williams signed for Indian Super League club Kerala Blasters on 29 August 2015.[16]

Guiseley[edit]

Williams signed for National League club Guiseley on 4 August 2016.[17] On 13 February 2018, Williams joined National League North club York City on loan until the end of the 2017–18 season.[18] He made his debut four days later as a sixth-minute substitute for the injured Alex Pattison in a 4–1 defeat away to Curzon Ashton.[19][20] He did not play again[19] before being recalled by Guiseley on 20 March 2018.[21] He was released at the end of 2017–18.[22]

Style of play[edit]

Williams plays at left back.[23] Upon signing for Reading in May 2010, he was described as a "modern attacking full back".[24]

Career statistics[edit]

As of end of 2017–18 season
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
Scunthorpe United 2003–04[25] Third Division 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2004–05[26] League Two 4 0 1 0 0 0 1[a] 0 6 0
2005–06[27] League One 29 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 34 0
2006–07[28] League One 35 0 3 0 2 0 2[a] 0 42 0
2007–08[29] Championship 34 0 1 0 1 0 36 0
2008–09[30] League One 26 0 2 0 1 0 5[a] 0 34 0
2009–10[31] Championship 37 0 2 0 4 0 43 0
Total 166 0 12 0 10 0 8 0 196 0
Reading 2010–11[32] Championship 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0
2011–12[9] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 3 0 0 0 2 0 5 0
Peterborough United (loan) 2010–11[32] League One 3 0 3 0
Scunthorpe United (loan) 2010–11[33] Championship 5 0 5 0
Sheffield United 2011–12[9] League One 19 0 3 0 1[a] 0 23 0
2012–13[34] League One 18 0 3 0 1 0 2[a] 0 24 0
2013–14[35] League One 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Total 39 0 6 0 2 0 3 0 50 0
Scunthorpe United 2013–14[35] League Two 26 0 26 0
2014–15[36] League One 40 0 5 0 1 0 1[a] 0 47 0
Total 66 0 5 0 1 0 1 0 73 0
Kerala Blasters 2015[19] Indian Super League 5 0 5 0
Guiseley 2016–17[19] National League 30 0 1 0 2[b] 0 33 0
2017–18[19] National League 8 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Total 38 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 41 0
York City (loan) 2017–18[19] National League North 1 0 1 0
Career total 326 0 24 0 15 0 14 0 379 0
  1. ^ a b c d e f Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Appearances in FA Trophy

Honours[edit]

Scunthorpe United

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of temporary transfers of players under written contract between 01/09/2011 and 30/09/2011". The Football Association. p. 14. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Marcus Williams". ESPN FC. Retrieved 13 February 2018. 
  3. ^ "Marcus Williams". 11v11.com. AFS Enterprises. Retrieved 13 February 2018. 
  4. ^ a b Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing. p. 438. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0. 
  5. ^ "Reading sign Scunthorpe United's Marcus Williams". BBC Sport. 11 May 2010. Retrieved 13 February 2018. 
  6. ^ "Marcus Williams joins Peterborough United from Reading". BBC Sport. 12 November 2010. Retrieved 13 February 2018. 
  7. ^ "Scunthorpe United sign Marcus Williams and Ramon Nunez". BBC Sport. 24 March 2011. Retrieved 13 February 2018. 
  8. ^ "Blades swoop for left back cover". Sheffield United F.C. 13 September 2011. Archived from the original on 11 January 2012. 
  9. ^ a b c "Games played by Marcus Williams in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 13 February 2018. 
  10. ^ "Loan extension for Marcus". Sheffield United F.C. 10 October 2011. Archived from the original on 14 January 2012. 
  11. ^ "Sheffield United sign Marcus Williams from Reading". BBC Sport. 1 January 2012. Retrieved 13 February 2018. 
  12. ^ "Back in the reckoning". Sheffield United F.C. 15 August 2013. Retrieved 13 February 2018. 
  13. ^ "Scunthorpe re-sign Sheffield United's Marcus Williams". BBC Sport. 28 November 2013. Retrieved 13 February 2018. 
  14. ^ "Transfer Window: Scunthorpe sign Madden, Syers and Williams". BBC Sport. 10 January 2014. Retrieved 13 February 2018. 
  15. ^ "Two depart". Sheffield United F.C. 10 January 2014. Retrieved 13 February 2018. 
  16. ^ Sangma, Jaksram (1 September 2015). "Kerala Blasters unveil former Sheffield United left-back". Sportskeeda. Absolute Sports. Retrieved 13 February 2018. 
  17. ^ "Bower makes double signing". Guiseley A.F.C. 4 August 2016. Retrieved 13 February 2018. 
  18. ^ Appleyard, Ian (13 February 2018). "City sign defender Marcus Williams". York City F.C. Retrieved 13 February 2018. 
  19. ^ a b c d e f "M. Williams: Summary". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 5 June 2018. 
  20. ^ Flett, Dave (18 February 2018). "Curzon Ashton 4 York City 1 report, match stats and player ratings". The Press. York. Retrieved 20 March 2018. 
  21. ^ "Williams recalled". Guiseley A.F.C. 20 March 2018. Retrieved 20 March 2018. 
  22. ^ Birkinshaw, Alan (2 June 2018). "Guiseley release 14 in mass clear out". Telegraph & Argus. Bradford. Retrieved 5 June 2018. 
  23. ^ "Marcus Williams". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 13 February 2018. 
  24. ^ "Royals swoop to sign Williams". Reading F.C. 11 May 2010. Archived from the original on 14 May 2010. 
  25. ^ "Games played by Marcus Williams in 2003/2004". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 13 February 2018. 
  26. ^ "Games played by Marcus Williams in 2004/2005". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 13 February 2018. 
  27. ^ "Games played by Marcus Williams in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 13 February 2018. 
  28. ^ a b "Games played by Marcus Williams in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 13 February 2018. 
  29. ^ "Games played by Marcus Williams in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 13 February 2018. 
  30. ^ "Games played by Marcus Williams in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 13 February 2018. 
  31. ^ "Games played by Marcus Williams in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 13 February 2018. 
  32. ^ a b "Games played by Marcus Williams in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 13 February 2018. 
  33. ^ "Games played by Johnathan Williams in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 13 February 2018. 
  34. ^ "Games played by Marcus Williams in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 13 February 2018. 
  35. ^ a b c "Games played by Marcus Williams in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 13 February 2018. 
  36. ^ "Games played by Marcus Williams in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 13 February 2018. 
  37. ^ "League One: 2006/07: League table". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 13 February 2018. 
  38. ^ "League Two: 2013/14: League table". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 13 February 2018. 
  39. ^ Fletcher, Paul (5 April 2009). "Luton 3–2 Scunthorpe (aet)". BBC Sport. Retrieved 13 February 2018. 

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