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Dwight Gayle

Position:
Striker
Date signed:
1st July 2016

A clinical finisher with outstanding movement, goal scorer Dwight Gayle signed a long-term deal with the Magpies after arriving from Crystal Palace in summer 2016.

Dwight began his youth career with Arsenal but after being released as a teenager, he took the route less travelled and has admirably worked his way up from non-league.

His journey to the top has seen him enjoy spells at Stansted and Dagenham and Redbridge, before prolific loan spells at Bishop’s Stortford and Peterborough United saw him earn a move to the Posh on a permanent deal in January 2013.

Dwight would spend just six months at London Road before the Premier League inevitably beckoned.

He joined Crystal Palace in the summer of 2013 and continued his fine form, finishing as the club’s top scorer in each of his three seasons at Selhurst Park.

Now at St. James’ Park, he was given the club’s famous number 9 shirt at the start of the 2016/17 season.

Full Name:
Dwight Gayle
Position:
Striker
Squad Number:
9
Nationality:
England
Date of birth:
17th October 1990
Place of birth:
Walthamstow, London
Height:
177
Weight:
73
Date signed:
1st July 2016
Debut:
5 August 2016 v Fulham (A)
2016/17 First Team Appearances:
30
Previous club:
Stanstead, Dagenham & Redbridge, Bishop's Stortford (loan), Peterborough United (loan), Peterborough United, Crystal Palace
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Minutes Played
1938
Tackles Won and lost
7 / 2
Duels Won and Lost
83 / 110
Aerial duels Won / Lost
19 / 49
Touches
672
Interceptions
2
Clearances
1
Fouls
20

Cards

3 0

Goals

Left Foot
8
Right Foot
9
Head
2
Penalty
0
Short Balls
389 %
Long Balls
7 %
Pass success rate
64.44
Total Passes
396
Key Passses
17
Crosses
14
Shots on Target
38
Shots off Target
46
Blocks
0