Joseph Paul Gelhardt (born 4 May 2002) is an English footballer who plays as a forward for Wigan Athletic.[2]

Joe Gelhardt
Personal information
Full name Joseph Paul Gelhardt[1]
Date of birth (2002-05-04) 4 May 2002 (age 17)
Place of birth Liverpool, England
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Wigan Athletic
Number 38
Youth career
2013–2018 Wigan Athletic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2018– Wigan Athletic 9 (1)
National team
2018 England U16 6 (3)
2018–2019 England U17 15 (12)
2019– England U18 6 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:42, 19 October 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 07:40, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

Born in Liverpool, Gelhardt grew up in Netherton, Merseyside, where he attended Chesterfield High School.[3] He joined Wigan Athletic at the age of ten in 2013, progressing through the youth teams before being offered a scholarship deal in 2017.[4] He made his professional debut for Wigan Athletic on 14 August 2018, appearing as a substitute against Rotherham United in the first round of the EFL Cup.[5] On 24 August 2018, he signed his first professional contract with the club.[5] He made his League debut on 27 April 2019, appearing as a half-time substitute against Birmingham City. On 14 September 2019, he scored his first senior goal for the club in a 2–2 draw against Hull City.[6]

International careerEdit

Gelhardt scored for the England under-16 team in a 3–3 draw against Brazil at the 2018 Montaigu Tournament.[7]

In September 2018, Gelhardt scored twice for the England under-17 team against Norway[8] and also came off the bench to score against Belgium.[8] The following month saw him score against the United States[9] and twice in a game against Russia.[10] In March 2019, Gelhardt scored in a 3–2 win against Denmark that confirmed qualification for the 2019 UEFA European Under-17 Championship.[11]. In April 2019, Gelhardt was included in the England squad for the 2019 U17 EURO [12] and scored in a 3-1 victory over Sweden under-17s as the Young Lions bowed out of the competition at the group stage.[13]

Gelhardt made his U18 debut as a 79th minute substitute during the 3-2 win over Australia at Leicester Road F.C. on 6 September 2019.[14]

Career statisticsEdit

As of 7 September 2019
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Wigan Athletic 2018–19[15] EFL Championship 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Wigan Athletic 2019–20[16] EFL Championship 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
Career total 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Club list of registered players: As at 19th May 2019" (PDF). English Football League. Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  2. ^ Joe Gelhardt at Soccerway
  3. ^ Johnson, Tim (17 August 2016). "Chesterfield High pupil Joe caps off magnificent season with Three Lions call-up". Southport Visiter. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  4. ^ "10 Youngsters Offered Scholarships For Next Season". Wigan Athletic. 21 December 2017. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Joe Gelhardt commits long-term future to Wigan Athletic". Wigan Athletic. 24 August 2018. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Teenager Gelhardt earns Wigan point at Hull". BBC Sport. 14 September 2019. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  7. ^ "Gelhardt scores twice as England finish third in Montaigu Tournament". Wigan Athletic. 5 April 2018. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  8. ^ a b "Wigan Athletic duo help England U17 to win the 2018 Syrenka Cup in Poland". Wigan Athletic. 11 September 2018. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  9. ^ "Young Lions stage second-half comeback in Chester to beat USA in tournament opener". The Football Association. 12 October 2018. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  10. ^ "Joseph Gelhardt hits brace as England U17s beat Russia in Shrewsbury". The Football Association. 14 October 2018. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  11. ^ "Drama in Denmark as young Lions' late winner seals top spot in Euro qualifying". The Football Association. 27 March 2019. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  12. ^ "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.
  13. ^ "YOUNG LIONS WIN FINAL GROUP GAME OF U17 EUROS, BUT MISS OUT ON A QUARTER FINAL SPOT". The Football Association. 9 May 2019. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  14. ^ "ALEX MIGHTEN BLASTS HAT-TRICK TO FIRE ENGLAND U18S TO VICTORY OVER AUSTRALIA". The Football Association. 6 September 2019. Retrieved 7 September 2019.
  15. ^ "Games played by Joe Gelhardt in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 7 September 2019.
  16. ^ "Games played by Joe Gelhardt in 2019/2020". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 7 September 2019.