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New Zealand
20

Chris Wood

Position:
Forward
Date signed:
13th January 2022

New Zealand international striker who signed for Newcastle United in January 2022

New Zealand international striker Chris Wood signed for Newcastle United in January 2022, from Burnley.

Wood will wear the number 20 shirt - the first number he wore for his country. The Auckland-born forward has scored 27 goals for the All Whites in 60 international appearances.

Wood began his career in his native New Zealand with clubs in Auckland and Hamilton before a successful trial saw him move to England with West Bromwich Albion in 2008.

After impressing at youth level and breaking into the first team, he enjoyed loan spells with Barnsley, Brighton, Birmingham City, Bristol City, Millwall and Leicester City, eventually completing a permanent switch to the Foxes in January 2013.

He helped Nigel Pearson's side to the Championship title during the 2013/14 season and was loaned to Ipswich Town in February 2015 before a move to Leeds United followed that summer.

Wood netted 44 goals in 88 appearances in a Leeds shirt - including an injury-time equaliser at St. James' Park during the Magpies' successful Championship-winning season - and he was soon snapped up by Burnley in summer 2017 for a then-club-record fee.

Full Name:
Chris Wood
Position:
Forward
Squad Number:
20
Nationality:
New Zealand
Date of birth:
7th December 1991
Place of birth:
Auckland, New Zealand
Height:
191
Weight:
81
Date signed:
13th January 2022
First Team Appearances:
2
Previous club:
Burnley, Leeds United, Ipswich (loan), Leicester City, Millwall (loan), Bristol City (loan), Birmingham City (loan), Brighton (loan), Barnsley (loan), West Bromwich Albion, Waikato FC
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First Team Appearances This Season
2

Goals
0
Big Chances
0
Fouls
6
Tackles
0
Interceptions
0
Minutes Played
180
Tackles Won and lost
0 / 0
Duels Won and Lost
22 / 27
Aerial duels Won / Lost
46 / 18
Touches
83
Interceptions
0
Clearances
0
Fouls
6

Cards

0 0

Goals

Left Foot
0
Right Foot
0
Head
0
Penalty
0
Short Balls
55 %
Long Balls
1 %
Pass success rate
56.72
Total Passes
56
Key Passses
2
Crosses
0
Shots on Target
5
Shots off Target
3
Blocks
0

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