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William Lee de Havilland[1] (born 8 November 1994)[2] is an English professional footballer who plays for Dover Athletic, as a defender.

Will de Havilland
Personal information
Full name William Lee de Havilland[1]
Date of birth (1994-11-08) 8 November 1994 (age 24)
Place of birth Huntingdon, England
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)[2]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Dover Athletic
Number 6
Youth career
0000–2013 Millwall
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2014 Millwall 0 (0)
2013–2014Cambridge City (loan)
2014Histon (loan) 4 (0)
2014Histon (loan) 10 (1)
2014 Bishop's Stortford 1 (0)
2014–2016 Sheffield Wednesday 0 (0)
2016–2018 Wycombe Wanderers 19 (0)
2017Aldershot Town (loan) 8 (0)
2018Maidstone United (loan) 10 (0)
2018–2019 Maidstone United 42 (3)
2019– Dover Athletic 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:23, 6 June 2019 (UTC)

De Havilland began his career with Millwall, never making a first-team appearance, and spending loan spells with non-league clubs Cambridge City and Histon. After leaving Millwall in 2014 he had a brief spell, also in non-league, with Bishop's Stortford, before returning to league football with Sheffield Wednesday. He left the club after two years, having not made a first-team appearance, and signed for Wycombe Wanderers where he made his professional debut. He spent loan spells at non-league Aldershot Town and Maidstone United. In June 2018 it was announced that he would sign a permanent contract with Maidstone United in July 2018.

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CareerEdit

De Havilland began his career with Millwall, spending a loan spell with Cambridge City and two loan spells with Histon.[2] After playing for Bishop's Stortford,[3] he signed for Sheffield Wednesday in August 2014.[4] He moved to Wycombe Wanderers in July 2016.[5] He signed on loan for Aldershot Town in July 2017.[6] He signed on loan for Maidstone United in February 2018.[7]

In May 2018 it was announced that he would not be retained by Wycombe following the end of the 2017–18 season.[8] Later that month Maidstone United announced that De Havilland would re-sign for them.[9][10] Maidstone United were relegated at the end of the 2018–19 season, and de Havilland had a relegation clause in his contract.[11] He signed for Dover Athletic in June 2019.[12]

Career statisticsEdit

As of 6 June 2019
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Millwall 2013–14[13] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Histon (loan) 2013–14[2] 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 1
Bishop's Stortford 2014–15 [2] 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Sheffield Wednesday 2014–15[14] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015–16[15] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wycombe Wanderers 2016–17[16] 16 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 23 0
2017–18[17] 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 6 1
Total 19 0 2 0 0 0 8 1 29 1
Aldershot Town (loan) 2017–18[2] 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Maidstone United (loan) 2017–18[2] 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Maidstone United 2018–19[2] 42 3 3 0 0 0 6 2 51 5
Dover Athletic (loan) 2019–20[2] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 94 4 5 0 0 0 14 3 113 7

Playing styleEdit

De Havilland, a defender, bases his playing style on John Terry and Gary Cahill.[18]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "EFL: Free Transfers: 2015/16" (PDF). English Football League. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 July 2016. Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Will de Havilland at Soccerway. Retrieved 8 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Blues announce squad". Bishop's Stortford F.C. 8 August 2014. Retrieved 8 December 2016.
  4. ^ "William De Havilland pens Owls deal". Sheffield Wednesday F.C. 25 August 2014. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  5. ^ "Wycombe Wanderers: Scott Brown and Will De Havilland join League Two club". BBC Sport. 26 July 2016. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  6. ^ "Will de Havilland: Aldershot Town sign Wycombe Wanderers defender on loan". BBC Sport. 27 July 2017. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Will makes Maidstone move". Wycombe Wanderers F.C. 16 February 2018. Retrieved 16 February 2018.
  8. ^ "Scott Brown: Wycombe Wanderers keeper among four to leave Chairboys". BBC Sport. 10 May 2018. Retrieved 10 May 2018.
  9. ^ "How Watt's helped Will". Kent Online. 2 August 2018.
  10. ^ @maidstoneunited (18 May 2018). "Are you ready for some more news? We're delighted to announce that Will De Havilland has agreed terms for the 2018/19 season. 🖤⚽️💛" (Tweet). Retrieved 21 May 2018 – via Twitter.
  11. ^ "Will to consider Stones future". Kent Online. 11 April 2019.
  12. ^ "WHERE THERE'S A WILL". www.doverathletic.com. 6 June 2019. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  13. ^ "Games played by Will de Havilland in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 8 December 2016.
  14. ^ "Games played by Will de Havilland in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 8 December 2016.
  15. ^ "Games played by Will de Havilland in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 8 December 2016.
  16. ^ "Games played by Will de Havilland in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 8 December 2016.
  17. ^ "Games played by Will de Havilland in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  18. ^ Tim Street (31 July 2014). "Training with Adebayo Akinfenwa will help make Wycombe new boy a better player". Get Bucks. Retrieved 8 December 2016.