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Dominic Edward Gape (born 9 September 1994)[4] is an English footballer who plays in central midfield for Wycombe Wanderers.[5]

Dominic Gape
Personal information
Full name Dominic Edward Gape[1]
Date of birth (1994-09-09) 9 September 1994 (age 24)
Place of birth Burton Bradstock, England[2]
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[3]
Playing position Central midfielder
Club information
Current team
Wycombe Wanderers
Number 4
Youth career
2003–2012 Southampton Academy
2014–2017 Southampton U23s
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2017 Southampton 1 (0)
2016–2017Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 18 (1)
2017– Wycombe Wanderers 92 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 08:51, 9 May 2019 (UTC)

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Playing careerEdit

Born in Burton Bradstock, West Dorset, Gape joined Southampton when he was eight years old, first their academy before being promoted to the Development Squad. He captained the under-18 side in 2012–13.[4]

Gape became part of the first-team squad in 2012, as an unused substitute in a League Cup match against Sheffield Wednesday on 25 September 2012.[4][6] He signed his first professional contract in May 2013.[2] His progress was then impeded by a series of illnesses and injuries, firstly by an ankle ligament injury and then a bout of glandular fever at the end of the 2013–14 season, before he broke a metatarsal in the summer of 2014.[2]

He made his Premier League debut on 20 December 2014, as an 89th-minute substitute for Shane Long in a 3–0 victory over Everton.[7][8]

On 31 August 2016, Gape moved on loan for the first time in his career; signing with League Two side Wycombe Wanderers until 3 January 2017.[9][10] He scored his first goal for Wycombe in a 5–1 win over Crewe Alexandra on 27 September 2016.[11]

On 7 January 2017, Gape permanently joined Wycombe Wanderers on a two-and-a-half year deal.[12] He scored the winning goal in a 2–1 victory over Chesterfield on 28 April 2018, as Wycombe sealed automatic promotion to League One for the 2018–19 season.[13]

In May 2019, he was offered a new contract by Wycombe.[14]

Club statisticsEdit

As of match played 4 May 2019
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Southampton 2014–15[15] Premier League 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Southampton Under-23s 2016–17[16] Premier League 2 1[a] 0 1 0
Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 2016–17[16] League Two 18 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 20 1
Wycombe Wanderers 2016–17[16] League Two 14 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
2017–18[17] 35 1 1 0 0 0 2[a] 0 38 1
2018–19[18] League One 43 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 47 1
Wycombe Total 110 3 6 0 2 0 3 0 121 3
Career total 111 3 6 0 2 0 4 0 123 3
  1. ^ a b Appearances in the EFL Trophy

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Premier League Clubs submit Squad Lists" (PDF). Premier League. 1 February 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
  2. ^ a b c "Gape pens professional contract with Southampton". Bridport and Lyme Regis News. 1 May 2013. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Player Profiles: Dominic Gape". Wycombe Wanderers F.C. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  4. ^ a b c "Development squad profiles: Dominic Gape". Southampton FC. Archived from the original on 29 January 2015. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
  5. ^ "Soccerway profile". Soccerway. Retrieved 20 December 2014.
  6. ^ "Southampton 2– 0 Sheffield Wednesday". BBC Sport. 25 September 2012. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
  7. ^ Cryer, Andy (20 December 2014). "Southampton 3 – 0 Everton". BBC Sport. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
  8. ^ Rose, Dan (21 December 2014). "Saints alive as Dom makes debut". Dorset Echo. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
  9. ^ "Gape joins Wycombe on loan". Southampton FC. 31 August 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  10. ^ "Saints starlet signs on loan". Wycombe Wanderers FC. 31 August 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  11. ^ "Wycombe 5–1 Crewe". BBC Sport. 27 September 2016. Retrieved 19 December 2016.
  12. ^ "Dominic Gape: Southampton midfielder joins Wycombe Wanderers until 2019". BBC Sport. 7 January 2017. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  13. ^ "Chesterfield 1–2 Wycombe Wanderers". BBC Sport. 28 April 2018. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  14. ^ "Adebayo Akinfenwa: Wycombe Wanderers offer striker new deal as six depart". BBC Sport. 8 May 2019. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  15. ^ "Games played by Dominic Gape in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  16. ^ a b c "Games played by Dominic Gape in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  17. ^ "Games played by Dominic Gape in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  18. ^ "Games played by Dominic Gape in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  19. ^ "Report: Southampton 2-1 Blackburn Rovers (Under-21 Premier League Cup final second leg)". Southampton FC. 20 April 2015. Retrieved 30 November 2016.

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