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Zat Knight
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Personal information
Full name Zatyiah Knight
Date of birth 2 May 1981 (1981 -05-02) (age 28)
Place of birth Solihull, England
Height 2.04 m (6 ft 8+12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current club Bolton Wanderers
Number 12
Youth career
1999 Rushall Olympic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2007 Fulham 150 (3)
2000 Peterborough United (loan) 8 (0)
2007–2009 Aston Villa 40 (2)
2009– Bolton Wanderers 27 (1)
National team
England U21 4 (0)
2005 England 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:00, 13 March 2010 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22:39, 30 November 2007 (UTC)

Zatyiah "Zat" Knight (born 2 May 1981 in Solihull) is an English footballer who plays for Bolton Wanderers in the English Premier League. Knight has two caps for England.

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Club career

Zat Knight in action for Aston Villa

Fulham

Fulham signed Knight from Rushall Olympic on a free transfer in 1999. As Knight was not a professionally contracted player to Olympic, Fulham were not obliged to pay a fee for him and sent the club 30 tracksuits as a gesture of thanks.

Knight scored four goals for Fulham, two in the 2004–05 season and two in the 2006–07 season. The first in a FA Cup match against Watford in a 1–1 draw,[1] his second a Premier League goal against Norwich City in a 6–0 win.[2] His last goal for Fulham came against Bolton Wanderers in a 2–1 loss.[3] He was arguably Fulham's most consistent player in the 2006–07 season, a reward for this being given temporary captaincy of the club while regular skipper Luís Boa Morte was out injured.

Before the game against West Ham United it was announced that he had broken his jaw in two places after messing around with his brother. Chris Coleman has been quoted as saying that it takes more than horseplay to break one's jaw in two places, but Knight insists there was "nothing sinister" about the incident.[4]

Aston Villa

On 29 August 2007, Knight signed a four year contract deal with the club he supported as a boy, Aston Villa, in a £3.5 million deal.[5] Ironically his last Fulham match was the 2–1 defeat against Villa, in which he played a part in Villa's equaliser when an Ashley Young shot deflected off him into the net, although this was later given as Young's goal. In the early hours of the day of his transfer (29 August), Knight, along with his brother Carlos, were arrested in a drugs raid on the family home[6]. Knight was released on police bail while Carlos was remanded in custody. Police said that a quantity of drugs were seized at the home. Knight feared that he may miss the press conference announcing his signing but his agent bailed him out and no mention of the incident was made at the press conference.[7] Knight scored a headed goal on his Villa debut in a 2–0 win against Chelsea on 2 September 2007.[8][9] Knight's next goal for Villa wouldn't come until the following season, on 26 December 2008 when Villa were trailing 2–1 against Arsenal at Villa Park. Knight scored the equaliser in the 91st minute of the game in front of the Holte End to make it 2–2.

Bolton Wanderers

On Saturday 25 July 2009, Knight signed a three year contract with Bolton Wanderers for an undisclosed fee believed to be in the region of £4 million.[10].

Knight made his Bolton debut in the 1–0 reverse against Sunderland on 15 August 2009. He scored his first goal for Bolton against Wolverhampton Wanderers on 27 February 2010 and this led to a crucial 1-0 win which lifted the side out of the relegation zone.[11]

Trivia

Career statistics

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
England League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
1999-00 Peterborough United Third Division 8 0 - - - 8 0
2000-01 Fulham First Division 0 0 - 3 0 - 3 0
2001-02 Premier League 10 0 3 0 2 0 - 15 0
2002-03 17 0 1 0 1 0 5 0 24 0
2003-04 31 0 6 0 - - 37 0
2004-05 35 1 5 1 2 0 - 42 2
2005-06 30 0 1 0 1 0 - 32 0
2006-07 23 2 1 0 - - 24 2
2007-08 4 0 - - - 4 0
2007-08 Aston Villa Premier League 27 1 - 1 0 - 40 1
2008-09 13 1 3 0 1 0 9 0 26 1
2009-10 Bolton Wanderers Premier League 24 1 colspan="2"|-
Total England 198 5 20 1 11 0 14 0 243 6
Career Total 198 5 20 1 11 0 14 0 243 6

International career

He made his England debut on 28 May 2005 as a substitute against the United States in a friendly match. He gained his second cap in a friendly against Colombia on 31 May.[12]

References

  1. ^ "Watford 1-1 Fulham". BBC. 8 January 2005. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/fa_cup/4139423.stm. Retrieved 27 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "Fulham 6-0 Norwich". BBC. 15 May 2005. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_prem/4525103.stm. Retrieved 27 February 2010. 
  3. ^ "Bolton 2-1 Fulham". BBC. 11 February 2007. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_prem/6327199.stm. Retrieved 27 February 2010. 
  4. ^ "Knight plays down injury incident". BBC Sport. 2006-12-24. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/f/fulham/6207423.stm. Retrieved 2007-08-30. 
  5. ^ "Knight moves to Villa". AVFC. http://www.avfc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/News/HeadlinesDetail/0,,10265~1100769,00.html. Retrieved 2007-08-30. 
  6. ^ "News: Footie star nicked in heroin raid". The Sun. http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2007400416,00.html. Retrieved 2007-08-30. 
  7. ^ Ducker, James (2007-08-30). "Knight's arrival at Villa tainted". London: The Times. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/football/premier_league/article2355012.ece. Retrieved 2007-08-30. 
  8. ^ McKenzie, Andrew (2007-09-02). "Aston Villa 2-0 Chelsea". BBC Sport. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_prem/6963719.stm. Retrieved 2007-09-02. 
  9. ^ Self, Janine (2007-09-03). "Aston Villa 2 Chelsea 0". The Sun. http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2002390000-2007400967,00.html. Retrieved 2007-09-03. 
  10. ^ "Bolton sign Knight and Ricketts". BBC Sport. 2009-07-25. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/b/bolton_wanderers/8163454.stm. Retrieved 2009-07-25. 
  11. ^ "Bolton 1 - 0 Wolverhampton". BBC. 27 February 2010. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_prem/8530845.stm. Retrieved 27 February 2010. 
  12. ^ "Zat Knight England stats". EnglandStats.com. http://www.englandstats.com/playerreport.php?pid=1138. Retrieved 2007-08-30. 

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Simple English

Zat Knight
Personal information
Full name Zatyiah Knight
Date of birth 2 May 1980 (1980-05-02) (age 30)
Place of birth    Solihull, England
Height 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current club Bolton Wanderers
Number 12
Senior clubs
Years Club
1999-2007
2000
2007-2009
2009-
Fulham
Peterborough United (loan)
Aston Villa
Bolton Wanderers
National team
2005 England

Zat Knight (born 2 May 1980) is an English football player. He plays for Bolton Wanderers.

Club career statistics

[1]

Club Performance League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
EnglandLeague FA Cup Football League Cup EuropeTotal
1999/00FulhamFirst Division000000-00
1999/00Peterborough UnitedThird Division800000-80
2000/01FulhamFirst Division000030-30
2001/02Premier League1003020-150
2002/03170101050240
2003/043106000-370
2004/053515120-422
2005/063001010-320
2006/072321000-242
2007/08400000-40
2007/08Aston VillaPremier League2710010-281
2008/09131301090261
2009/10Bolton WanderersPremier League
CountryEngland 1985201101402336
Total 1985201101402336

International career statistics

[2]

England national team
YearAppsGoals
200520
Total20

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