Player profiles: Will Buckley

Personal information

Full name: William Edward Buckley

Date of birth: 21 November 1989 (27 years old)

Place of birth: Oldham, England

Height: 6’0″ (1.83m)

Playing position: Winger

Youth career

2006-08 Rochdale

Senior career (appearances) (goals) – loan

2008-10 Rochdale (59) (13)

2010-11 Watford (39) (5)

2011-14 Brighton & Hove Albion (96) (19)

2014- Sunderland (22) (0)

2015 Leeds United (4) (0)

2016 Birmingham City (10) (1)

2016- Sheffield Wednesday (8) (0)

Buckley after signing for Sunderland in 2014.

Although born in England, Buckley is eligible for the Republic of Ireland through his grandfather. However, the winger has not represented either nation at any level.

Buckley joined the Owls on loan in the summer of 2016 but his playtime has been limited due to multiple injuries.

Buckley with Brighton & Hove Albion in 2014.

Buckley was born in Oldham but supported Newcastle United growing up. He scored against the Magpies in January 2012.

Since starting his career in 2007, Will Buckley has made 259 appearances and scored 38 goals for seven different clubs.

FACT: In 2011, when Buckley joined Brighton, he became the Seagull’s record singing at the time – costing £1m from Watford.


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