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Mike Williamson
Personal information
Full name Michael James Williamson[1]
Date of birth 8 November 1983 (1983-11-08) (age 26)[1]
Place of birth Stoke-on-Trent, England
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current club Newcastle United
Number 6
Youth career
1999–2001 Torquay United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001 Torquay United 5 (0)
2001–2005 Southampton 0 (0)
2003 Torquay United (loan) 11 (0)
2004 Doncaster Rovers (loan) 0 (0)
2004 Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 37 (2)
2005–2009 Wycombe Wanderers 107 (9)
2009 Watford 21 (2)
2009–2010 Portsmouth 0 (0)
2010 Newcastle United (loan) 1 (0)
2010– Newcastle United 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:41, 12 March 2010 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Michael James "Mike" Williamson (born 8 November 1983) is an English footballer who plays for Newcastle United as a defender. He signed for Newcastle from Portsmouth on 27 January 2010.

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Club career

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Early career

Born in Stoke-on-Trent, West Midlands, Williamson signed for Southampton from Torquay United for a fee believed to be in the region of £100,000 in November 2001.[2] He played six first team games for Torquay before joining Southampton. However, Williamson was unable to get into the first team at Southampton. He returned to Plainmoor on loan for two months in September 2003, where he made eleven further appearances. A further loan spell at Doncaster Rovers—then Third Division leaders—followed on transfer deadline day in March 2004, although he did not feature for the South Yorkshire club.[3]

Wycombe Wanderers

Wycombe Wanderers manager Tony Adams secured Williamson's services on a season long loan in July 2004, a move that was made permanent at the end of the 2004–05 season. Williamson made the number 6 shirt his own since the start of the 2005–06 season. In total, he made 144 league appearances for Wycombe, scoring 11 league goals during his time at the club.[3]

Watford

After a few consistent seasons he signed for Watford on 26 January 2009 for an undisclosed fee, signing a three-and-a-half year contract.[4] He handed in a transfer request on 27 August 2009, declaring himself "unfit" for the away game at Swansea City on the Saturday and did not travel with the squad (despite not having any injuries or health issues). [5]

Portsmouth

On 1 September 2009, Watford accepted a £2 million pound offer potentially rising to £3 million from Premier League team Portsmouth.[6] He made no appearences for the club before signing for Newcastle United.

Newcastle United

On 27 January 2010, Newcastle United completed a deal for Williamson for an undisclosed fee.[7] He made his debut on 27 January 2010 at St James' Park in a 2–0 win over Crystal Palace,[8] in which he played the full 90 minutes and won the Man of the Match award in the process. On 28 January it was revealed that he was initially signed on an emergency loan deal in order for him to play the previous day, with the deal then finalised and Williamson signing a three and a half year contract.[9]

He then made appearances against Leicester City and Cardiff City, playing the full ninety minutes in both games and impressing with his strong aerial ability, solid defending and good reading of the game. He impressed with his natural fitness, he went without playing a single game for Portsmouth to playing three full games in close succession.

He is currntly ruled out for 3 weeks with a broken hand, suffered while training at home.

Career statistics

As of 6 March 2010.

Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[nb 1] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Torquay United 2001–02 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 0
Southampton 2002–03 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Torquay United 2003–04 11 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 12 0
Wycombe Wanderers 2004–05 37 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 41 2
2005–06 40 5 0 0 2 0 4 0 46 5
2006–07 33 0 2 0 7 1 1 0 43 1
2007–08 12 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 14 0
2008–09 22 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 23 3
Watford 17 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 1
2009–10 4 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 6 2
Portsmouth 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Newcastle United 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0

Notes

  1. ^ Includes appearances in the Football League Trophy and Football League play-offs.

References

  1. ^ a b Hugman, Barry J. (2005). The PFA Premier & Football League Players' Records 1946-2005. Queen Anne Press. p. 665. ISBN 1852916656. 
  2. ^ "Saints seal Williamson deal". BBC Sport. 2001-11-24. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/s/southampton/1658095.stm. Retrieved 2010-01-28. 
  3. ^ a b "Player profiles:Mike Williamson". Wycombe Wanderers F.C.. http://www.wycombewanderers.co.uk/page/ProfilesDetail/0,,10430~19453,00.html. Retrieved 22 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Watford sign defender Williamson". BBC Sport. 2009-01-26. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/w/watford/7851242.stm. Retrieved 2010-01-28. 
  5. ^ "Former Wycombe Wanderers and Southampton defender Mike Williamson asks to leave following Portsmouth approach". Watford Observer. 27 August 2009. http://www.watfordobserver.co.uk/sport/4569357.Watford_reject_Williamson_transfer_request/. Retrieved 27 August 2009. 
  6. ^ "Williamson seals Pompey transfer". BBC Sport. 1 September 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/p/portsmouth/8232540.stm. Retrieved 31 December 2009. 
  7. ^ "Portsmouth defender Williamson seals Newcastle switch". BBC Sport. 2010-01-27. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/n/newcastle_united/8475553.stm. Retrieved 2010-01-28. 
  8. ^ "Newcastle 2 - 0 Crystal Palace". BBC Sport. 2010-01-27. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_div_1/8480665.stm. Retrieved 2010-01-28. 
  9. ^ "Breaking News: Williamson Transfer Finalised". NUFC.co.uk. 2010-01-28. http://www.nufc.co.uk/articles/20100128/breaking-news-williamson-transfer-finalised_2240137_1947791. Retrieved 2010-01-28. 

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