George Williams (footballer, born 1995)

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George Williams
George Williams 2015.jpg
Williams playing for Wales against the Netherlands in 2015
Personal information
Full name George Christopher Williams[1]
Date of birth (1995-09-07) 7 September 1995 (age 22)
Place of birth Milton Keynes, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[2]
Playing position Forward / Winger
Club information
Current team
Fulham
Youth career
Milton Keynes Dons
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 Milton Keynes Dons 2 (0)
2012– Fulham 15 (0)
2015 Milton Keynes Dons (loan) 4 (0)
2016 Gillingham (loan) 10 (0)
2016–2017 Milton Keynes Dons (loan) 11 (0)
National team
2012 Wales U17 2 (0)
2013 Wales U19 7 (1)
2014–2016 Wales U21 3 (0)
2014– Wales 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:19, 2 January 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16:06, 16 October 2016 (UTC)

George Christopher Williams (born 7 September 1995) is a professional footballer who plays for English Championship side Fulham, and the Wales national team.

Career

Milton Keynes Dons

On 12 November 2011 Williams made his debut in the FA Cup victory over Nantwich Town,[3] briefly becoming Milton Keynes Dons' youngest ever player, before scoring his first professional goal making him Milton Keynes Dons youngest goalscorer being 16 years, two months and five days old.[4] The goal also made him the youngest ever scorer within the FA Cup proper rounds.

Fulham

On 14 June 2012, Williams joined Premier League side Fulham as a first year academy scholar for the 2012–13 season after an undisclosed compensation package was agreed between the two clubs.[5]

Following his move to Fulham, MK Dons chairman Pete Winkelman said he was disappointed seeing Williams leave the club and told the club's official website "We are very disappointed that George has chosen not to take up his scholarship or the offer of a professional contract with MK Dons and has instead decided his future is best served with Fulham".[6]

Milton Keynes Dons (loan)

On 16 February 2015, Williams rejoined League One side Milton Keynes Dons on a youth loan for the remainder of the 2014–15 season,[7] but his loan was cut short by an Anterior cruciate ligament injury, keeping him out for between four and six months.[8]

Gillingham (loan)

Williams signed on loan for Gillingham until the end of the 2015–16 season on 12 February 2016.[9]

Milton Keynes Dons (second loan)

On 29 July 2016, Williams returned to League One side Milton Keynes Dons on loan until the end of the 2016–17 season.[10]

International

Williams qualifies for Wales through his mother and represented Wales at under-17 and under-19 levels.[11] On 5 March 2014, Williams made his Wales under-21 debut as an 83rd-minute substitute in a 1–0 defeat to England.[12] On 27 May 2014, he was called up to the senior Wales squad for a friendly match against Holland to be played on 4 June 2014 as a replacement for the injured Gareth Bale. He made his international debut as a replacement for Jonathan Williams in the 70th minute of the match.

Career statistics

As of 19 September 2016[13]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Milton Keynes Dons 2011–12 League One 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 1
Total 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 1
Fulham 2014–15 Championship 14 0 0 0 2 0 16 0
2015–16 Championship 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 15 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 17 0
Milton Keynes Dons (loan) 2014–15 League One 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Gillingham (loan) 2015–16 League One 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Milton Keynes Dons (loan) 2016–17 League One 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 8 0
Total 20 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 22 0
Career total 37 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 42 1

References

  1. ^ "Premier League Clubs submit Squad Lists" (PDF). Premier League. 4 February 2014. p. 15. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 March 2014. Retrieved 29 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 499. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  3. ^ "MK Dons 6–0 Nantwich Town". BBC Sport. 12 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "ROBBO: BOY DON GOOD". Milton Keynes Dons FC. 12 November 2011. Archived from the original on 16 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "FFC Sign Williams". Fulham FC. 14 June 2012. 
  6. ^ "Dons irked as Cottagers pounce". Sky Sports. 14 June 2012. Retrieved 22 June 2012. 
  7. ^ "George Williams: MK Dons re-sign Fulham & Wales midfielder". BBC Sport. 16 February 2015. Retrieved 16 February 2015. 
  8. ^ "Williams Injury Update". Fulham F.C. 9 March 2015. Retrieved 9 March 2015. 
  9. ^ "George Williams: Gillingham sign Fulham midfielder on loan". BBC Sport. 12 February 2016. Retrieved 15 February 2016. 
  10. ^ http://www.mkdons.com/news/article/2016-17/wales-williams-re-joins-dons-mk-dons-george-williams-fulham-efl-3214696.aspx
  11. ^ "Wales". George Williams. Retrieved 20 April 2014. 
  12. ^ "England U21 1–0 Wales U21". BBC Sport. Retrieved 20 April 2014. 
  13. ^ "Games played by George Williams". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 August 2016. 

External links

  • George Williams profile at Fulham F.C.
  • George Williams at Soccerbase
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