Joe Walsh (footballer)

Joseph Kevin Walsh (born 13 May 1992) is a Welsh professional footballer who plays as a defender for League One club Milton Keynes Dons.

Joe Walsh
Personal information
Full name Joseph Kevin Walsh[1]
Date of birth (1992-05-13) 13 May 1992 (age 27)[2]
Place of birth Cardiff, Wales
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.84 m)[3]
Playing position Centre back[2]
Club information
Current team
Milton Keynes Dons
Number 4
Youth career
2007–2009 Swansea City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2012 Swansea City 2 (0)
2012–2015 Crawley Town 97 (8)
2015Milton Keynes Dons (loan) 2 (0)
2015– Milton Keynes Dons 116 (4)
National team
2008–2010 Wales U17 10 (1)
2010–2011 Wales U19 3 (1)
2011–2014 Wales U21 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:49, 7 January 2020 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

Swansea CityEdit

Walsh was born in Cardiff, South Glamorgan.[2] He joined Swansea as an under-16 player after previously playing for Cardiff College Celts. In his first season, he helped the Swans to FAW Youth Cup glory against his hometown club, Cardiff City, at their old Ninian Park ground. He was drafted into the first-team squad for a match against Derby County for Swansea in February 2010 as cover following the late injury sustained by Garry Monk. Walsh was handed his first professional deal with the club prior to the 2010–11 season.[4] He made his first team debut on 10 August 2010 in a 3–0 win over Barnet in the League Cup.[5]

Crawley TownEdit

Walsh joined Crawley Town following his release from Premier League Swansea City at the end of the 2011–12 season. He was voted the club's Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year for the 2013–14 season[6] and ahead of the 2014–15 season was rewarded with the club captaincy.[7] In total, Walsh made 110 appearances in all competitions for the club, and scored 9 goals.

Milton Keynes DonsEdit

After a short spell on loan, newly promoted Championship club Milton Keynes Dons confirmed on 28 May 2015 that Walsh had signed a two-year deal at the club for an undisclosed fee.[8] Walsh scored his first goal for Milton Keynes Dons on 16 January 2016 in a 1–0 home victory over Reading.[9] On 18 August 2017, Walsh signed a new contract keeping him at the club until June 2020.[10]

International careerEdit

In January 2013, Walsh was selected in the Wales U21 squad for the friendly match against Iceland on 6 February 2013.[11] In October 2014 he was called into the Wales senior squad for the Euro 2016 qualifying matches against Bosnia-Herzegovina and Cyprus.[12] On 8 November 2016, Walsh was called up once again to the Wales senior squad for their 2018 World Cup qualifier against Serbia.[13]

Career statisticsEdit

As of match played 7 September 2019
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Swansea City 2010–11[14] Championship 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
2011–12[15] Premier League 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Total 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0
Crawley Town 2012–13[16] League One 30 2 2 0 1 0 2[a] 1 35 3
2013–14[17] League One 39 5 3 0 1 0 0 0 43 5
2014–15[18] League One 28 1 1 0 2 0 1[a] 0 32 1
Total 97 8 6 0 4 0 3 1 110 9
Milton Keynes Dons (loan) 2014–15[18] League One 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Milton Keynes Dons 2015–16[19] Championship 18 1 3 0 1 0 22 1
2016–17[20] League One 39 1 3 0 0 0 1[a] 1 43 2
2017–18[21] League One 10 0 3 0 1 0 2[a] 0 16 0
2018–19[22] League Two 30 2 1 0 1 0 1[a] 0 33 2
2019–20[23] League One 3 0 0 0 1 0 1[a] 0 5 0
Total 102 4 10 0 4 0 5 1 121 5
Career total 184 11 16 0 10 0 8 2 233 14
  1. ^ a b c d e f Appearances in Football League Trophy.

HonoursEdit

Milton Keynes Dons

Individual

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Football League Limited: Club list of registered players as at 16th May 2015" (PDF). The Football League. 16 May 2015. p. 45. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Joe Walsh". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Joe Walsh: Overview". Premier League. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  4. ^ "Swans still keeping an eye on Taylor". Llanelli Star. 29 May 2010. Retrieved 10 August 2010.
  5. ^ "Swansea 3–0 Barnet". BBC Sport. 10 August 2010. Retrieved 10 August 2010.
  6. ^ a b c "All the winners..." Crawley Town. 4 May 2014. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Joe's pride at being named skipper". Crawley Town. 14 November 2014. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  8. ^ "Joe joins permanently".
  9. ^ "Milton Keynes Dons 1-0 Reading". BBC Sport. 16 January 2016.
  10. ^ "Joe Walsh: Defender signs new three-year contract with MK Dons". BBC Sport. 18 August 2017. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  11. ^ "Seven uncapped in Wales U21 squad to face Iceland". BBC Sport. 23 January 2013.
  12. ^ "Euro 2016: Collins, Dummett and Evans out of Wales squad". BBC Sport. 7 October 2014.
  13. ^ "Walsh receives Wales call". Milton Keynes Dons Official Site. 8 November 2016. Retrieved 8 November 2016.
  14. ^ "Games played by Joe Walsh in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  15. ^ "Games played by Joe Walsh in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  16. ^ "Games played by Joe Walsh in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  17. ^ "Games played by Joe Walsh in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  18. ^ a b "Games played by Joe Walsh in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  19. ^ "Games played by Joe Walsh in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  20. ^ "Games played by Joe Walsh in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  21. ^ "Games played by Joe Walsh in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  22. ^ "Games played by Joe Walsh in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  23. ^ "Games played by Joe Walsh in 2019/2020". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 10 June 2019.
  24. ^ "League Two: 2018/19: Current table". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
    "MK Dons: Squad details: 2018/19". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 May 2019.

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