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Ashley Williams (footballer)

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Ashley Errol Williams (born 23 August 1984) is a professional fitbawer wha plays as a defender for Premier League club Everton an as the caiptain o the Wales naitional team. He plays mainly as a centre-back.

Ashley Williams
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Williams lining up for Wales in 2016
Personal information
Full name Ashley Errol Williams[1]
Date o birth (1984-08-23) 23 August 1984 (age 35)[2]
Place o birth Wolverhampton, England
Hicht 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[3]
Playin poseetion Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Everton
Nummer 5
Youth career
Tamworth
West Bromwich Albion
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2003 Hednesford Town 46 (0)
2003–2008 Stockport County 162 (3)
2008Swansea City (loan) 3 (0)
2008–2016 Swansea City 319 (14)
2016– Everton 60 (2)
Naitional team
2008– Wales 78 (2)
* Senior club appearances an goals coontit for the domestic league anerly an correct as o 20:32, 14 May 2018 (UTC)
‡ Naitional team caps an goals correct as o 23:15, 26 March 2018 (UTC)

Efter being released frae West Bromwich Albion as a teenager, he played for non-league side Hednesford Town before turning professional at Stockport County in 2003, later becoming their caiptain. In Mairch 2008, he wis loaned tae Swansea City, an efter helping them win League One, signed for a club record £400,000. He amassed 352 appearances for the Swans, scoring 14 goals. He aided them in their promotion tae the Premier League an their veectory in the 2013 Football League Cup Final. In August 2016, he signed a three-year contract with fellow Premier League side Everton.

Born in Ingland, Williams qualifies tae play for Wales throu his maternal grandfather. He made his debut for them in Mairch 2008 an haes since earned ower 75 caps. He caiptained the team at UEFA Euro 2016 whaur The Dragons made it aw the wey tae the semi-final.

ReferencesEedit

  1. "Updated squads for 2017/18 Premier League confirmed". Premier League. 2 February 2018. Retrieved 11 February 2018. 
  2. "Ashley Williams". Premier League. Retrieved 29 November 2016. 
  3. "Ashley Williams". Premier League. Retrieved 19 August 2017.