Mason Holgate

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Mason Holgate
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Holgate playing for England U21 in 2017
Personal information
Full name Mason Anthony Holgate[1]
Date of birth (1996-10-22) 22 October 1996 (age 22)
Place of birth Doncaster, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.84 m)[2]
Playing position Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Everton
Number 2
Youth career
2005–2014 Barnsley
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2015 Barnsley 20 (1)
2015– Everton 37 (0)
National team
2015–2016 England U20 8 (0)
2016– England U21 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 08:02, 15 September 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:52, 1 July 2017 (UTC)

Mason Anthony Holgate (born 22 October 1996) is an English professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Premier League club Everton and the England under-21 team. He can also operate as a right-back.

Club career[edit]

Barnsley[edit]

Holgate was born in Doncaster, South Yorkshire and joined Barnsley at the age of nine.[3]

Having progressed through the club's academy and reserve team, Holgate signed his first professional contract, keeping him at Barnsley until 2016.[3] He made his League One debut for Barnsley on 2 December 2014, playing the full ninety minutes of a 1–1 draw with Doncaster Rovers at Oakwell.[4] Following this, the club were determined to negotiate a longer term contract for Holgate.[5] After inclusion in the first team, Holgate scored his first Barnsley goal, in a 5–0 win over Rochdale on the last game of the season.[6]

Following a successful debut season at Barnsley, Holgate was named 2014–15 Young Player of the Year.[7] In addition to this award, press speculation linked Holgate with a number of Premier League clubs; [5] in July 2015, he went on trial at Manchester United.[8][unreliable source?]

Everton[edit]

On 13 August 2015 Holgate signed a five-year deal to join Premier League side Everton for a reported fee of £2 million.[9][10] On 13 August 2016, a year after he signed for the club, Holgate made his Premier League debut in the 1–1 draw with Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League.

International career[edit]

Holgate is of Jamaican descent through his grandparents, and is eligible to represent both England and Jamaica internationally.[11] Holgate was the starting right-back of the England under-21 during the 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship in June 2017.[12]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 17 March 2018
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[13] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Barnsley 2014–15[14] League One 20 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 22 1
Everton 2015–16[14] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016–17[15] Premier League 18 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 21 0
2017–18[16] Premier League 15 0 1 0 1 0 4 0 21 0
Everton total 33 0 1 0 3 0 4[a] 0 42 0
Career total 53 1 3 0 3 0 4 0 64 1
  1. ^ Appearance(s) in UEFA Europa League

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Updated squads for 2017/18 Premier League confirmed". Premier League. 2 February 2018. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Mason Holgate: Overview". Premier League. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Reds Youngster Mason Holgate Signs Professional Contract". Barnsley F.C. 25 August 2014. Archived from the original on 27 September 2014. Retrieved 18 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Barnsley 1 – 1 Doncaster". BBC Sport. 2 December 2014. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Mason Holgate: Barnsley aim to tie teenager to new deal". BBC Sport. 29 December 2014. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
  6. ^ "Barnsley 5 – 0 Rochdale". BBC Sport. 3 May 2015. Retrieved 18 August 2015.
  7. ^ "Top Awards for Hourihane, Winnall & Nyatanga". Barnsley F.C. 5 May 2015. Archived from the original on 7 May 2015. Retrieved 18 August 2015.
  8. ^ "Manchester United hand trial to Barnsley defender Mason Holgate in bid to ward off interest from Aston Villa and Swansea" Daily Mail. 15 July 2015. Retrieved 17 July 2015.
  9. ^ "Blues Complete Holgate Deal | Everton Football Club". Everton F.C. Retrieved 2015-08-13.
  10. ^ Whalley, Mike (13 August 2015). "Everton sign Mason Holgate from Barnsley on five-year contract". ESPN FC. Retrieved 13 August 2015.
  11. ^ "Yorkshire Blue - Everton Football Club". Everton F.C.
  12. ^ "Mason Holgate". Whoscored.com.
  13. ^ Includes other competitive competitions, including the Football League Trophy.
  14. ^ a b "Games played by Mason Holgate in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 4 September 2013.
  15. ^ "Games played by Mason Holgate in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 4 September 2013.
  16. ^ "Games played by Mason Holgate in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 17 March 2018.

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