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Jon Walters
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Personal information
Full name Jonathan Roland Walters
Date of birth September 20, 1983 (1983-09-20) (age 26)
Place of birth    Birkenhead, England
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker / Right winger
Club information
Current club Ipswich Town
Number 19
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
2000–2001
2001–2004
2003
2003
2003–2004
2004–2005
2005
2005–2006
2006–2007
2007–
Blackburn Rovers
Bolton Wanderers
Hull City (loan)
Crewe Alexandra (loan)
Barnsley (loan)
Hull City
Scunthorpe United (loan)
Wrexham
Chester City
Ipswich Town
000 0(0)
004 0(0)
011 0(5)
000 0(0)
008 0(0)
037 0(2)
003 0(0)
038 0(5)
026 0(9)
125 (28)   
National team2

2007
Republic of Ireland U-21
Republic of Ireland B
001 00(2)
001 00(0)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 17:59, 13 March 2010 (UTC).
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of 18:12,03 September 2009 (UTC).
* Appearances (Goals)

Jonathan Roland "Jon" Walters (born 20 September 1983 in Birkenhead, England) is an English-born Irish footballer. He currently plays for and captains English Championship side Ipswich Town and can play as either a as a striker or a right winger. Walters qualifies to play for the Republic of Ireland national team.

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Playing career

Walters started his career at Blackburn Rovers scoring plenty of goals for their youth team[citation needed] before moving to Bolton Wanderers. He played a few first team games before signing for Hull City, then Wrexham and in 2006 signed for Chester City. He agreed terms with Ipswich on a deal worth £150,000 plus add-ons in mid-January 2007, having impressed in FA Cup ties between the clubs earlier in the month.[1]

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Ipswich Town

On 3 March, 2007, Walters scored his first goal for Ipswich in their 2–1 over Queens Park Rangers at Portman Road.[2] Walters has played for the Republic of Ireland U21's thus making him an Irish international, even though he is still eligible to play for England. He scored his first ever senior hat-trick in the 6–0 win over Bristol City in November 2007 at Portman Road,[3][4] in the same week he received a call up to the Republic of Ireland B squad.[5]

On 12 January, 2008, he extended his contract with Ipswich until 2011.[6] He went under the knife for surgery on a niggling knee problem on 19 March 2008 and returned to action against Norwich City on 13 April in half the expected time. In the awards night for the 2007/2008 season, he was rewarded for his hard work and honoured with the Boxholder's & Corporate Sponsor's Player of The Year and Player's Player of The Year awards. [7] In October 2008 Walters signed a contract extension keeping him at the club until the end of the 2011/12 season. Jon was captain for the first time in a blue shirt against Derby on 31st October 2009, their first win of the season.

References

  1. ^ "New boy Jon looking up". Ipswich Town Football Club. 2007-01-26. http://www.itfc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10272~971363,00.html. Retrieved 2008-02-14. 
  2. ^ "Ipswich Town 2-1 QPR". Ipswich Town Football Club. 2007-03-03. http://www.itfc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/MatchReport/0,,10272~33815,00.html. Retrieved 2008-02-14. 
  3. ^ "Jon celebrates in style". Ipswich Town Football Club. 2007-11-10. http://www.itfc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10272~1165040,00.html. Retrieved 2008-02-14. 
  4. ^ "Town 6-0 Bristol City". Ipswich Town Football Club. 2007-11-10. http://www.itfc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10272~1164866,00.html. Retrieved 2008-02-14. 
  5. ^ "Jon gets B call". Ipswich Town Football Club. 2007-11-08. http://www.itfc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10272~1163323,00.html. Retrieved 2008-02-14. 
  6. ^ "Jon signs new deal". Ipswich Town Football Club. 2008-01-12. http://www.itfc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10272~1213443,00.html. Retrieved 2008-02-14. 
  7. ^ "Jon Honoured". Ipswich Town Football Club. 2008-04-23. http://www.itfc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10272~1296233,00.html. Retrieved 2008-04-23. 

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