Brandon Williams (footballer)

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Template:Infobox football biography Brandon Paul Brian Williams (born 3 September 2000) is an English professional footballer who plays as a full-back for Template:English football updater club Norwich City, on loan from Manchester United. Although he mainly plays as a left-back, he has also been used as a right-back.[1]

Williams is a graduate of the Manchester United youth academy and made his first-team debut in September 2019. He has represented England at under-20 and under-21 levels.

Early life[edit]

Williams was born on 3 September 2000, in Manchester. He grew up in the Harpurhey area were he would attend nearby secondary school Co-op Academy Manchester.

Club career[edit]

Manchester United[edit]

Williams was included in the Manchester United travelling squad for the UEFA Champions League match against Paris Saint-Germain in March 2019,[2] but was not named in the match squad. He made his first-team debut on 25 September as a substitute in an EFL Cup match against Rochdale.[3] He made his first start on 3 October in the UEFA Europa League match against AZ Alkmaar.[4] Williams signed a new long-term contract on 17 October, keeping him at the club until June 2022.[5] He made his Premier League debut on 20 October against Liverpool at Old Trafford as a late substitute.[6] With Ashley Young suspended and Luke Shaw injured, Williams was handed his first league start on 10 November against Brighton & Hove Albion, playing 90 minutes before being substituted for Marcos Rojo in injury time;[7] he was voted Man of the Match by his club's fans.[8] On 24 November, Williams scored his first goal for Manchester United in a 3–3 draw with Sheffield United.[9]

On 4 August 2020, Williams signed a new four-year deal at United, with the option to extend a further year.[10]

Norwich City loan[edit]

On 23 August 2021, Williams joined Norwich City on loan for the duration of the 2021–22 season.[11] On 28 August, Williams made his debut against Leicester City in a 2–1 loss.[12]

International career[edit]

On 30 August 2019, Williams received his first England call-up for the under-20 squad ahead of fixtures against the Netherlands and Switzerland.[13] He made his debut during the 0–0 draw with the Netherlands at the stadium of Shrewsbury Town on 5 September.[14]

On 5 October 2020, Williams received his first call-up to the England U21 squad.[15] Williams started and made his debut in a 3–3 draw against Andorra U21 on 7 October.[16]

Career statistics[edit]

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Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup EFL Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Manchester United U21 2019–20[17] 1[a] 0 1 0
Manchester United 2019–20[17] Premier League 17 1 6 0 5 0 8[b] 0 36 1
2020–21[18] Premier League 4 0 2 0 2 0 6[c] 0 14 0
2021–22[19] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 21 1 8 0 7 0 14 0 50 1
Norwich City (loan) 2021–22[19] Premier League 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 0
Career total 25 1 8 0 8 0 14 0 1 0 56 1
  1. ^ Appearance in the EFL Trophy
  2. ^ Appearances in the UEFA Europa League
  3. ^ Two appearances in the UEFA Champions League, four in the UEFA Europa League

Honours[edit]

Manchester United

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carney, Sam (9 November 2020). "Brandon Williams admits he wasn't 'one of the best'". manutd.com. Retrieved 9 November 2020.
  2. ^ Corless, Liam (6 March 2019). "Man Utd squad vs Paris Saint-Germain includes Brandon Williams and Mason Greenwood". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 28 November 2019.
  3. ^ Mathieson, Stuart (25 September 2019). "Match report: Man Utd v Rochdale Carabao Cup third round". ManUtd.com. Manchester United.
  4. ^ Froggatt, Mark (3 October 2019). "Six talking points: AZ Alkmaar versus United". ManUtd.com. Manchester United.
  5. ^ "Brandon Williams signs new deal at Man Utd". ManUtd.com. 17 October 2019. Retrieved 17 October 2019.
  6. ^ Carney, Sam (20 October 2019). "Manchester United v Liverpool 20 October Premier League match report". ManUtd.com. Retrieved 20 October 2019.
  7. ^ Manchester United 3 Brighton 1, Manchester United FC, 10 November 2019
  8. ^ Williams voted Man of the Match, Manchester United FC, 10 November 2019
  9. ^ Johnston, Neil (24 November 2019). "Sheffield United 3–3 Manchester United". BBC Sport. Retrieved 28 November 2019.
  10. ^ "Brandon Williams signs new deal with Man Utd". ManUtd.com. Manchester United. 4 August 2020. Retrieved 4 August 2020.
  11. ^ Robinson, Harry (23 August 2021). "Williams completes season-long loan move". ManUtd.com. Manchester United. Retrieved 23 August 2021.
  12. ^ Oscroft, Tim (28 August 2021). "Marc Albrighton's winner gave Leicester City victory at Carrow Road, leaving Norwich City still without a point after Kenny McLean's equaliser was disallowed". bbc.com. BBC. Retrieved 30 August 2021.
  13. ^ Veevers, Nicholas (30 August 2019). "ENGLAND U20S OPEN SEASON AGAINST NETHERLANDS AND SWITZERLAND WITH A 21-MAN SQUAD". TheFA.com. The FA.
  14. ^ Moore, David (5 September 2019). "ENGLAND U20S KICK OFF NEW CAMPAIGN WITH A GOALLESS DRAW AGAINST HOLLAND". TheFA.com. The Football Association.
  15. ^ "BRANDON WILLIAMS, RHYS WILLIAMS AND SAM SURRIDGE JOIN MU21S AS FOUR WITHDRAW". TheFA.com. The Football Association. 5 October 2020.
  16. ^ "Andorra U21 3–3 England U21". BBC Sport. 7 October 2020. Retrieved 8 October 2020.
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  20. ^ Stone, Simon (26 May 2021). "Villarreal 1-1 Manchester United (11-10 on pens): David de Gea spot kick saved in epic Europa League final shootout". BBC Sport. Retrieved 26 May 2021.

External links[edit]

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