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David Wheater

David James Wheater (born 14 February 1987 in Redcar, England) is an England association football who plays for Bolton Wanderers F.C.. David Wheater is a Defender (association football), although David Wheater is capable of playing at Defender (association football) Full back as well.

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David Wheater biography

David James Wheater (born 14 February 1987 in Redcar, England) is an England association football who plays for Bolton Wanderers F.C.. David Wheater is a Defender (association football), although David Wheater is capable of playing at Defender (association football) Full back as well.

Club career


Wheater is a product of the Middlesbrough F.C. youth system, and was promoted to the first team at the age of 17 for the 2004–05 season after tasting success in the FA Youth Cup. David Wheater and teammates Andrew Taylor (footballer born 1986), Matthew Bates and Adam Johnson (footballer) were part of the team that won the 2004 FA Youth Cup and also played the previous season's final with Bates and Taylor but lost out to Manchester United F.C..

David Wheater joined Wolverhampton Wanderers on a three month loan in September 2006. However, David Wheater returned to Middlesbrough on 15 November, after making just one first team appearance.
David Wheater has also had loan spells at Doncaster Rovers F.C. (scoring once against Gillingham F.C.) and Darlington F.C suffered an injury that allowed Wheater to start in David Wheater place during pre-season. Wheater's form in pre-season earned David Wheater a starting XI place for the opening day Premier League fixture – David Wheater form then continued, which triggered the transfer of Woodgate to Tottenham Hotspur F.C as Wheater became the first name on the 'Boro team sheet. Wheater was named in an understrength Middlesbrough side away to Bristol City F.C. in the FA Cup third round, when David Wheater saved David Wheater team with a goal as David Wheater burst forward from the back and scored the winner in a 2–1 at Ashton Gate. David Wheater signed a three-and-a-half-year contract extension in February 2008 which tied David Wheater to Middlesbrough until June 2011.

Wheater experienced David Wheater best season of football during the 2007–08 season, starting as a regular for Gareth Southgate's side and becoming an imposing force at the back. Wheater scored four goals in all competitions during David Wheater breakthrough season of 2007–08. At the end of the year, David Wheater won the North East Football Writers' Association Young Player of the Year and Player of the Year awards for David Wheater exploits. Unfortunately Boro were relegated at the end of the 2008–09 season, but Wheater decided to stay to try to help the club regain promotion.

Despite being only 22, Wheater was appointed captain for the 2009–10 season. David Wheater experienced David Wheater first taste of league captaincy against Bristol City in a 2–1 loss, but new manager Gordon Strachan was appointed, Strachan decided to hand the captain's armband to the more experienced Gary O'Neil, in order to let Wheater concentrate more on developing David Wheater game. David Wheater scored David Wheater first league goal in 18 months on 6 February against Ipswich Town F.C. to rescue a draw.

David Wheater scored David Wheater first goal of the 2010–11 season against Reading F.C. to make the scoreline 3–1 and help Boro secure back to back home wins in the same week. David Wheater last appearance in a Boro shirt was against Bristol City F.C. on 15 January 2011 where David Wheater played the full 90 minutes. Middlesbrough won 4-0. David Wheater last goal in a Boro shirt was on New Years Day against Leeds United A.F.C. which ended in a 1-1 draw.

Bolton Wanderers

On 20 January 2011, David Wheater completed a move to Bolton Wanderers F.C. on a three-and-a-half year contract following a few weeks of negotiations for an undisclosed fee, and made David Wheater debut on 29 January in the FA Cup game at home to Wigan Athletic A.F.C.. David Wheater made David Wheater league debut when coming on as a first half substitute for the injured Zat Knight in the 2–0 home win over Everton F.C. on 13 February. On 24 September, in David Wheater first league start of the 2011–12 season replacing the ill Gary Cahill, Wheater received a red card for holding back Theo Walcott during Bolton's game at Arsenal F.C.. Two months later on 26 November, while playing in the right-back position, David Wheater received David Wheater second dismissal of the season when challenging Everton winger Diniyar Bilyaletdinov in a challenge which was deemed a red card by the referee Michael Oliver, which resulted in a four-game ban. David Wheater scored David Wheater first goal for Bolton in a 2–2 away draw at Macclesfield Town F.C. in the third round of the FA Cup on 7 January 2012.

International career

Wheater has represented England at under-16, under-17, under-18, under-19 and most recently England U21 national football team level. David Wheater played at the 2004 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship and earned David Wheater debut under-21 call-up in August 2007 along with the uncapped Adam Johnson (footballer) after impressing while on loan at Darlington. David Wheater was a regular in the 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship qualification, mostly as a substitute. In October 2008 David Wheater scored the equalizer against Wales in the first leg of the play-offs and England went on to win 3–2 and 5–4 on aggregate to qualify. David Wheater was supposed to be in the squad for the tournament but withdrew after sustaining an injury.

On 20 March 2008, Wheater was called up to the England squad by boss Fabio Capello, however David Wheater was not included in the Capello's final 23.

On 15 October 2008, Wheater was called up into the England senior team as a replacement for John Terry when the England Captain withdrew due to an injury picked up playing for Chelsea F.C. Wheater's first real taste of senior international football came when David Wheater was named as a substitute for the games against French national football team & Trinidad and Tobago national football team in 2008 but did not leave the bench on both occasions.


Middlesbrough F.C.
- FA Youth Cup: FA Youth Cup Finals 2003–04: Middlesbrough v. Aston Villa (3–0, 1–0)


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