Player Profiles: Joe Wildsmith

Personal information

Full name: Joseph Charles Wildsmith.

Date of Birth: 28th December 1995(age 21).

Place of birth: Sheffield, England.

Height: 1.89m (6″2).

Position: Goalkeeper.

Youth Career

?-2013 Sheffield Wednesday

Senior Career(appearances)(goals)

2013– Sheffield Wednesday (9) (0)

2014 Alfreton Town(loan) (2) (0)

2015 Barnsley(loan) (2) (0)

National Team(appearances)(goals)

2015 England U20 (1) (0)

 

Wildsmith signed a two-and-a-half year professional contract with Wednesday in November 2013 after impressing with the club’s youth teams. He made his Owls debut in Wednesday’s 4–1  League Cup win over at Hillsborough on 11 August 2015. Then into the 2015–16 season Wildsmith made further cup starts against Premier League giants Newcastle United and Arsenal, claiming clean sheets and wins over both teams.

In August 2015, Wildsmith signed a new two-year contract keeping him at Sheffield Wednesday until the summer of 2017. He returned to Sheffield Wednesday after 2 appearances for Barnsley.

He broke into the first-team under new manager Carlos Carvalhal, as Keiren Westwood was injured and Chris Kirkland had left for Preston North End.

Football - Capital One Cup Round 4 - Sheffield Wednesday v Arsenal - Tuesday 27th October 2015 - Hillsborough - Sheffield
Wildsmith(pictured right) vs Arsenal in October 2015

 

On 27 October 2015, he started and played the full 90 minutes in the 3–0 League Cup victory over Arsenal. The game was played in front of a near capacity 35,065 people. Wildsmith kept a clean sheet allowing Sheffield Wednesday to progress to the Quarter-finals for the first time since 2001.

On 5 November 2015, he was called up into the England under-21 national squad.

 

FACT: Wildsmith was born in Sheffield and supported Sheffield Wednesday as a kid growing up!

 

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