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Angus Fraser James Gunn (born 22 January 1996) is an English professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Premier League club Southampton. He has represented England at under-21 level. He began his career at his hometown club Norwich City, before joining Manchester City in 2011, eventually signing his first professional contract in 2013.

Angus Gunn
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Gunn playing for the England U19s in 2015
Personal information
Full name Angus Fraser James Gunn[1]
Date of birth (1996-01-22) 22 January 1996 (age 23)[2]
Place of birth Norwich, England
Height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)[2]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Southampton
Number 28
Youth career
0000–2011 Norwich City
2011–2017 Manchester City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017–2018 Manchester City 0 (0)
2017–2018Norwich City (loan) 46 (0)
2018– Southampton 12 (0)
National team
2011 England U16 4 (0)
2011–2013 England U17 6 (0)
2014–2015 England U19 4 (0)
2016 England U20 2 (0)
2015– England U21 12 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 0:00, 13 May 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:52, 27 March 2019 (UTC)

After spending the 2017–18 season on loan at boyhood club Norwich, enjoying a good run of performances throughout the entire Championship campaign, Gunn signed for Southampton in the summer of 2018, for a transfer fee of £13.5 million.

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Early lifeEdit

Gunn was born in Norwich, Norfolk,[2] to Norwich City's former goalkeeper and manager Bryan and artist Susan Gunn.[3] His father is originally from Thurso, Caithness, in the far north of Scotland.[3]

Club careerEdit

Manchester CityEdit

Gunn began his career at his hometown club Norwich City, before moving to Manchester City in 2011, for which a tribunal decided Manchester City had to pay £250,000.[4] He signed a three-year professional contract in June 2013.[5] He was named on the substitutes bench on a number of occasions throughout the 2016–17 season, but did not play for Manchester City that season.[4]

For the 2017–18 season, Gunn was loaned back to Norwich of the EFL Championship.[4] He made his first-team debut in Norwich's first match of the season, away to Fulham.[6] He got his first professional football clean sheet on 16 August 2017, in a 2–0 home win over Queens Park Rangers at Carrow Road.[7] He would ultimately be the only player to be ever present for Norwich in the league during the season, also being ever present in the FA Cup and making three appearances in the EFL Cup. At the end of the season, Norwich fans voted him third in the Player of the Season vote behind James Maddison and Grant Hanley.[8]

SouthamptonEdit

Gunn joined Southampton in July 2018, signing a five-year deal with the club,[9] for a fee estimated at £13.5 million.[10] He made his debut for the club on 28 August 2018 in an EFL Cup tie against Brighton & Hove Albion, and his Premier League debut on 2 January 2019, making several vital saves and keeping a clean sheet and earning the man of the match award in a 0–0 draw against Chelsea.[11]

International careerEdit

Despite his father Bryan's representing Scotland at international level, Angus has represented the country of his birth England at various youth levels.[12]

Gunn received his first call up to the England national team in November 2017 for a friendly match against Brazil, after Jack Butland withdrew from the squad with an injury.[13] In March 2018, Gunn was offered the opportunity by Scotland manager Alex McLeish to switch allegiances to Scotland,[14] but decided to stay with the England national team, and was called up by Gareth Southgate to their training camp ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.[15]

Career statisticsEdit

As of match played 12 May 2019
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup EFL Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Manchester City 2016–17[16] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Norwich City (loan) 2017–18[6] Championship 46 0 2 0 3 0 51 0
Southampton 2018–19[17] Premier League 12 0 2 0 3 0 17 0
Career total 58 0 4 0 6 0 0 0 68 0

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Premier League clubs publish retained lists". Premier League. 9 June 2017. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Angus Gunn". 11v11.com. AFS Enterprises. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  3. ^ a b McDermott, Scott (21 September 2015). "Bryan Gunn will support his son Angus even if England's No1 prospect dumps Scotland in the World Cup". Daily Record. Glasgow. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  4. ^ a b c "Angus Gunn: Manchester City keeper rejoins Norwich City on season-long loan". BBC Sport. 6 June 2017. Retrieved 20 July 2017.
  5. ^ Bailey, Michael (19 June 2013). "Angus Gunn is Manchester City's newest professional keeper – but he still holds Norwich City dear". Eastern Daily Press. Norwich. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  6. ^ a b "Games played by Angus Gunn in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Norwich City 2–0 Queens Park Rangers". BBC Sport. 16 August 2017. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  8. ^ "James Maddison voted Player of the Season". canaries.co.uk. 28 April 2018. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  9. ^ "Gunn completes Saints move". saintsfc. Norwich. 10 July 2018. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  10. ^ Stone, Simon (10 July 2018). "Angus Gunn: Southampton complete signing of £13.5m deal for Man City goalkeeper". BBC Sport. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  11. ^ Emons, Michael (2 January 2019). "Chelsea 0–0 Southampton". BBC Sport. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  12. ^ Shaw, Phil (25 October 2006). "Author of a different kind of football book: Fighting back with the Gunns". The Independent. Retrieved 13 May 2011.
  13. ^ "Angus Gunn: Man City goalkeeper called up by England". BBC Sport. 11 November 2017. Retrieved 11 November 2017.
  14. ^ "Man City keeper Angus Gunn is wanted by Scotland, confirms national team No2 and Celtic legend Peter Grant". The Scottish Sun. 20 March 2018. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  15. ^ "Angus Gunn drafted into England World Cup plans". Read Norwich. 17 May 2018. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  16. ^ "Games played by Angus Gunn in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  17. ^ "Games played by Angus Gunn in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  18. ^ Veevers, Nicholas (29 May 2016). "England under-21s lift Toulon title after win over France". The Football Association. Retrieved 17 December 2017.

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