Sam Williams (footballer)

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Sam Williams
Personal information
Full name Samuel Williams[1]
Date of birth (1987-06-09) 9 June 1987 (age 28)
Place of birth Greenwich, London, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Charlton Athletic
2005–2006 Aston Villa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2009 Aston Villa 0 (0)
2006 Wrexham (loan) 15 (2)
2006 Brighton & Hove Albion (loan) 3 (1)
2008 Colchester United (loan) 1 (0)
2009 Walsall (loan) 5 (1)
2009 Brentford (loan) 11 (2)
2009–2011 Yeovil Town 70 (6)
2011–2013 Dagenham & Redbridge 43 (10)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:00, 7 May 2013 (UTC).

† Appearances (goals)

Sam Williams (born 9 June 1987) is an English footballer.

Career[edit]

Naturally a defensive midfielder before the start of the 2005–06 season, Williams took straight into the role of an attacker, after injuries to strikers. Although never having started a first team game for Aston Villa, Williams was a regular scorer for the clubs reserves.

WIlliams was sent on loan multiple times to gain first team experience, his first loan spell being at Wrexham where he scored on his debut against Wycombe Wanderers.

In November 2008, Williams spent a month on loan at League One side Colchester United, again scoring on his debut in a 1–0 victory over Bournemouth.

In January 2009 he joined Walsall on another single month loan deal. He returned to Villa on 26 February due to a hip injury, although Saddlers boss Chris Hutchings refused to rule out Williams returning to the Bescot Stadium again.

Williams then joined Brentford on an initial one-month loan with a view to extend the deal. He came on as a substitute on his début against Barnet and missed a sitter, however 4 days later he came on again as a substitute and scored the goal in front on 10,672 fans which saw Brentford snatch a point in the 3–3 draw with Wycombe Wanderers.[2] The loan was extended until the 2008–09 season on 25 March.[3]

He joined Yeovil Town on 21 July 2009 on a two-year deal after impressing whilst on trial at the club.[4] His first goal for the club was on 12 September in a 2 – 2 draw with Stockport.[5]

He was informed by the club at the end of the season that he would not be awarded a new deal.[6]
Williams joined Charlton Athletic on trial in July 2011 and scored in his uncompetitive debut against Welling United on 9 July 2011. In August 2011 Williams signed for Dagenham & Redbridge.[7] On 7 May 2013, he was released by the Daggers due to the expiry of his contract.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 26 February 2013.
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other{ Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Aston Villa 2005–06[9] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006–07[10] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007–08[11] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008–09[12] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wrexham (loan) 2005–06[13] League Two 15 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 2
Brighton & Hove Albion (loan) 2006–07[14] League One 3 1 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 4 1
Colchester United (loan) 2008–09[15] League One 1 0 1 0 0 0 1[a] 1 3 1
Walsall (loan) 2008–09[16] League One 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
Brentford (loan) 2008–09[17] League Two 11 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 2
Yeovil Town 2009–10[18] League One 34 4 1 0 1 0 1[a] 0 37 4
2011–12[19] League One 36 2 2 0 1 0 1[a] 0 40 2
Total 70 6 3 0 2 0 2 0 77 6
Dagenham & Redbridge 2011–12[20] League Two 10 2 0 0 1 0 1[a] 1 12 3
2012–13[21] League Two 33 8 1 0 1 0 1[a] 0 36 8
Total 43 10 1 0 2 0 2 1 48 11
Career totals 148 22 5 0 4 0 6 2 163 24
  1. ^ a b c d e f Appearances in Football League Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barry Hugman's Footballers - Sam Williams
  2. ^ "Walsall hope for Williams return". Express and Star. 26 February 2009. Retrieved 29 October 2009. 
  3. ^ "Williams extends Brentford stay". BBC Sport. 25 March 2009. Retrieved 25 March 2009. 
  4. ^ "Sam's the Man". YTFC. 21 July 2009. Archived from the original on 2012-02-24. Retrieved 21 July 2009. 
  5. ^ "Yeovil Town 2–2 Stockport County". 
  6. ^ "Terry Skiverton offers seven new Yeovil Town deals". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 5 May 2011. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 
  7. ^ "Dagenham & Redbridge sign unattached quartet". BBC Sport. 1 August 2011. Retrieved 1 August 2011. 
  8. ^ "Daggers Announce Released Players List". Dagenham & Redbridge F.C. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  9. ^ "Aston Villa 2005/2006 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  10. ^ "Aston Villa 2006/2007 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  11. ^ "Aston Villa 2007/2008 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  12. ^ "Aston Villa 2008/2009 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  13. ^ "Wrexham 2005/2006 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  14. ^ "Brighton 2006/2007 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  15. ^ "Colchester 2008/2009 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  16. ^ "Walsall 2008/2009 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  17. ^ "Brentford 2008/2009 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  18. ^ "Yeovil 2009/2010 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  19. ^ "Yeovil 2011/2012 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  20. ^ "Dag & Red 2011/2012 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  21. ^ "Dag & Red 2012/2013 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 

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