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Jensen Weir (born 31 January 2002) is an English footballer who plays for Wigan Athletic, as a midfielder.

Jensen Weir
Personal information
Date of birth (2002-01-31) 31 January 2002 (age 17)
Place of birth Warrington, England
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Wigan Athletic
Number 39
Youth career
Wigan Athletic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017– Wigan Athletic 1 (0)
National team
2017–2018 Scotland U16 9 (9)
2018 Scotland U17 1 (0)
2018– England U17 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 08:30, 29 April 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10:44, 10 May 2019 (UTC)

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Early and personal lifeEdit

Born in Warrington,[1] his father is former footballer David Weir.[2]

Club careerEdit

Weir made his senior debut for Wigan Athletic on 7 November 2017, in an EFL Trophy game,[3] becoming the club's youngest ever player, at the age of 15 years and 280 days.[2]

International careerEdit

Weir has played for Scotland at under-16 and under-17 level,[4] captaining the under-16 team.[2] In October 2018 he was called up by England under-17s,[5][6] and made his debut during the 3-0 victory over Russia U17s.[7] In April 2019, Weir was included in the England squad for the 2019 UEFA European Under-17 Championship.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jensen Weir at Soccerway. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
  2. ^ a b c David Gunn (8 November 2017). "David Weir's son becomes youngest player in Wigan Athletic history". The Scotsman. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Games played by Jensen Weir in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  4. ^ Jensen Weir at the Scottish Football Association
  5. ^ "INTERNATIONAL NEWS: THREE CALLED UP FOR ENGLAND DUTY, WHILST LUKE ROBINSON IS ADDED TO THE SCOTLAND SQUAD". Wigan Athletic F.C. 5 October 2018. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
  6. ^ Adam Bate (31 October 2018). "Jensen Weir and Joe Gelhardt highlight the quality of Wigan Athletic's academy". Sky Sports. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
  7. ^ "JOSEPH GELHARDT HITS BRACE AS ENGLAND U17S BEAT RUSSIA IN SHREWSBURY". The Football Association. 14 October 2018. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  8. ^ "Young Lions squad head for UEFA U17 EURO Finals in the Republic of Ireland this month". The Football Association. 2 April 2019. Retrieved 2 April 2019.