Will Mannion

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Will Mannion
Personal information
Full name William John Mannion[1]
Date of birth (1998-05-05) 5 May 1998 (age 20)[2]
Place of birth Hillingdon, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.86 m)[2]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Aldershot Town
(on loan from Hull City)
Number 13
Youth career
2014–2016 AFC Wimbledon
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016– Hull City 0 (0)
2017Plymouth Argyle (loan) 0 (0)
2018–Aldershot Town (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2016 England U19 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:00, 28 November 2017 (UTC)

William John Mannion (born 5 May 1998) is an English professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Aldershot Town, on loan from Hull City.

Club career[edit]

Mannion joined AFC Wimbledon at the age of 16.[3] He was a key member of the Under-18 team that knocked Premier League academies Watford and Newcastle United out of the FA Youth Cup before a fifth round defeat to Chelsea.[4]

In July 2016, Mannion signed for Premier League club Hull City on a three-year deal.[5] Due to his age, AFC Wimbledon were entitled to a compensation fee settled by a tribunal. In May 2017, it was announced that Hull City would pay an initial fee of £100,000, plus further payments of up to £100,000 for appearances for the first team, and up to £225,000 should he become an Under-21 and full international in a competitive match.[6]

Mannion spent his first season with the club's Under-23 side, and was named on the bench in the EFL Cup in August 2016.[7] On 22 August 2017, he made his debut in a 2–0 EFL Cup defeat at Doncaster Rovers.[8]

Mannion joined Plymouth Argyle on an emergency loan, on the same date of an EFL Trophy game away to Yeovil Town.[9] This game quickly became his debut, the game ended in defeat for Argyle as they went crashing out of the cup 2–1 due to a late goal by Sam Surridge.[10] This turned out to be Mannion's only game for Argyle.

On 9 August 2018, Mannion agreed to join National League side Aldershot Town on loan until January 2019.[11]

International career[edit]

In January 2016, Mannion was invited to train with the England Under-16 squad.[12] He was called up to the England Under-19 squad later that year, and made his international debut in a 1–1 draw with Netherlands Under-19s on 1 September.[13] He made his second appearance a month later in a 2–1 win over Hungary Under-19s.[14]

Statistics[edit]

As of 22 August 2017.
Season Club Division League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2017–18 Hull City Championship 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
2018–19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017–18 Plymouth Argyle League One 0 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 1 0
Career total 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0
  1. ^ Appearances in the EFL Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Club list of registered players: As at 19th May 2018: Hull City" (PDF). English Football League. p. 18. Retrieved 16 June 2018. 
  2. ^ a b "Will Mannion". 11v11. Retrieved 3 October 2017. 
  3. ^ Seckington, Kaylee (25 May 2017). "Dons are awarded fee for young keeper after tribunal". getwestlondon. Retrieved 23 August 2017. 
  4. ^ "Inspiring letter for U-18s". Retrieved 23 August 2017. 
  5. ^ "Mannion joins Hull City". Retrieved 23 August 2017. 
  6. ^ "Compensation fee for Will Mannion". Retrieved 23 August 2017. 
  7. ^ "Will Mannion | Hull City Tigers". Hull City Tigers. Retrieved 23 August 2017. 
  8. ^ "REPORT: TIGERS YOUNGSTERS BEATEN BY DONCASTER". Hull City Tigers. Retrieved 23 August 2017. 
  9. ^ "Plymouth Argyle announce signing of Hull City goalkeeper Will Mannion on emergency loan". The Herald (Plymouth). Retrieved 28 November 2017. 
  10. ^ "YEOVIL TOWN VS. PLYMOUTH ARGYLE 2 - 1". Soccerway. Retrieved 29 November 2017. 
  11. ^ "Shots Sign Tigers Goalkeeper Mannion". Aldershot Town Official Site. 9 August 2018. Retrieved 9 August 2018. 
  12. ^ "England chance for Will". Retrieved 23 August 2017. 
  13. ^ Association, The Football. "England U19s held to draw by Dutch but seal shoot-out win". www.thefa.com. Retrieved 23 August 2017. 
  14. ^ Association, The Football. "Bulgaria 0–2 England U19". www.thefa.com. Retrieved 23 August 2017. 

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