5. Wes Morgan

Full name: Westley Nathan Morgan
Birthdate: 21.01.1984
Birthplace: Nottingham
Position: Centre-back
Joined from: Nottingham Forest
Signed by: Nigel Pearson
Nationality: Jamaica
First game: Brighton & Hove Albion, 04.02.2012
Last game: Sevilla, 14.03.2017
Games: 234 (232 starts + 2 subs)
Goals: 11
Unofficial Games: 1 Unofficial Goals: 0
Contract end: 30.06.2019

Player profile

A tall, strong and powerful centre-back, Morgan rose through the youth ranks at Nottingham's two professional clubs County and Forest before eventually making his name with the latter.

Morgan was eventually rejected by County and it's understood he contemplated quitting the game, but Forest gave him a second chance and he gladly took it with both hands. After gaining some valuable experience on-loan at Kidderminster Harriers he was thrown in to the Forest first team, being helped into things by former England player Des Walker in his latter years as a player.

He soon became a regular in Forest's defence and helped the Reds to promotion in the 2007-08 campaign. His 400th appearance for Forest, in October 2011, saw him also handed the captaincy and he left Forest as their longest-serving player at the time.

City actually had an initial bid turned down for his services but the Foxes soon got their man for a fee thought to be around the £1 million mark, although it remained undisclosed by both clubs. He was one of Nigel Pearson's first signings when he returned to the club to succeed the sacked Sven-Goran Eriksson as Pearson aimed to bolster a leaking defence.

His performances in the latter half of that 2011-12 season were enough to impress Pearson, who handed the captain's armband to the defender before the start of the 2012-13 campaign - his first full season at the King Power Stadium.

League Total
Season Division Apps Gls Apps Gls
2011-12Championship17-19-
2011_1166_
2012-13Championship451511
2012_1166_
2013-14Championship452483
2013_1166_
2014-15Premier League372402
2014_1166_
2015-16Premier League382382
2015_1166_
2016-17Premier League271383
2016_1166_
Total209823411
_1166_
From/To Fee Date
IN  Nottingham Forest £1,000,000 30.01.2012

Appearances

DateCompetitionOppositionResultStartSubGoals
1 04.02.2012 Championship Brighton & Hove Albion (A) 0 - 1
2 14.02.2012 Championship Watford (A) 2 - 3
3 18.02.2012 FA Cup 5 Norwich City (A) 2 - 1
4 23.02.2012 Championship Derby County (A) 1 - 0
5 03.03.2012 Championship Coventry City (H) 2 - 0
6 06.03.2012 Championship Bristol City (A) 2 - 3
7 10.03.2012 Championship Reading (A) 1 - 3
8 14.03.2012 Championship Birmingham City (H) 3 - 1
9 18.03.2012 FA Cup 6 Chelsea (A) 2 - 5
10 21.03.2012 Championship Blackpool (A) 3 - 3
11 24.03.2012 Championship Hull City (H) 2 - 1
12 27.03.2012 Championship Nottingham Forest (H) 0 - 0
13 31.03.2012 Championship Peterborough United (A) 0 - 1
14 07.04.2012 Championship Doncaster Rovers (H) 4 - 0
15 09.04.2012 Championship Ipswich Town (A) 2 - 1
16 14.04.2012 Championship Millwall (A) 1 - 2
17 17.04.2012 Championship Burnley (H) 0 - 0
18 23.04.2012 Championship West Ham United (H) 1 - 2
19 28.04.2012 Championship Leeds United (A) 2 - 1
20 14.08.2012 League Cup 1 Torquay United (A) 4 - 0
21 18.08.2012 Championship Peterborough United (H) 2 - 0 1
22 21.08.2012 Championship Charlton Athletic (A) 1 - 2
23 25.08.2012 Championship Blackburn Rovers (A) 1 - 2
24 01.09.2012 Championship Blackpool (H) 1 - 0
25 16.09.2012 Championship Wolverhampton Wanderers (A) 1 - 2
26 19.09.2012 Championship Burnley (H) 2 - 1
27 23.09.2012 Championship Hull City (H) 3 - 1
28 29.09.2012 Championship Middlesbrough (A) 2 - 1
29 02.10.2012 Championship Huddersfield Town (A) 2 - 0
30 06.10.2012 Championship Bristol City (H) 2 - 0
31 20.10.2012 Championship Birmingham City (A) 1 - 1
32 23.10.2012 Championship Brighton & Hove Albion (H) 1 - 0
33 27.10.2012 Championship Crystal Palace (H) 1 - 2
34 03.11.2012 Championship Watford (A) 1 - 2
35 06.11.2012 Championship Bolton Wanderers (A) 0 - 0
36 10.11.2012 Championship Nottingham Forest (H) 2 - 2
37 17.11.2012 Championship Ipswich Town (H) 6 - 0
38 24.11.2012 Championship Sheffield Wednesday (A) 2 - 0
39 27.11.2012 Championship Leeds United (A) 0 - 1
40 01.12.2012 Championship Derby County (H) 4 - 1
41 08.12.2012 Championship Barnsley (H) 2 - 2
42 15.12.2012 Championship Millwall (A) 0 - 1
43 22.12.2012 Championship Cardiff City (H) 0 - 1
44 26.12.2012 Championship Hull City (A) 0 - 0
45 29.12.2012 Championship Burnley (A) 1 - 0
46 01.01.2013 Championship Huddersfield Town (H) 6 - 1
47 05.01.2013 FA Cup 3 Burton Albion (H) 2 - 0
48 12.01.2013 Championship Bristol City (A) 4 - 0
49 18.01.2013 Championship Middlesbrough (H) 1 - 0
50 26.01.2013 FA Cup 4 Huddersfield Town (A) 1 - 1
51 31.01.2013 Championship Wolverhampton Wanderers (H) 2 - 1
52 09.02.2013 Championship Peterborough United (A) 1 - 2
53 12.02.2013 FA Cup 4 rep Huddersfield Town (H) 1 - 2
54 19.02.2013 Championship Charlton Athletic (H) 1 - 2
55 23.02.2013 Championship Blackpool (A) 0 - 0
56 26.02.2013 Championship Blackburn Rovers (H) 3 - 0
57 02.03.2013 Championship Ipswich Town (A) 0 - 1
58 05.03.2013 Championship Leeds United (H) 1 - 1
59 09.03.2013 Championship Sheffield Wednesday (H) 0 - 1
60 12.03.2013 Championship Cardiff City (A) 1 - 1
61 16.03.2013 Championship Derby County (A) 1 - 2
62 29.03.2013 Championship Millwall (H) 0 - 1
63 06.04.2013 Championship Brighton & Hove Albion (A) 1 - 1
64 12.04.2013 Championship Birmingham City (H) 2 - 2
65 16.04.2013 Championship Bolton Wanderers (H) 3 - 2
66 20.04.2013 Championship Crystal Palace (A) 2 - 2
67 26.04.2013 Championship Watford (H) 1 - 2
68 04.05.2013 Championship Nottingham Forest (A) 3 - 2
69 09.05.2013 Championship sf leg 1 Watford (H) 1 - 0
70 12.05.2013 Championship sf leg 2 Watford (A) 1 - 3
71 03.08.2013 Championship Middlesbrough (A) 2 - 1
72 06.08.2013 League Cup 1 Wycombe Wanderers (A) 2 - 1
73 11.08.2013 Championship Leeds United (H) 0 - 0
74 17.08.2013 Championship Derby County (A) 1 - 0
75 31.08.2013 Championship Charlton Athletic (A) 1 - 2
76 14.09.2013 Championship Wigan Athletic (H) 2 - 0
77 17.09.2013 Championship Blackburn Rovers (H) 2 - 1
78 21.09.2013 Championship Blackpool (A) 2 - 2
79 28.09.2013 Championship Barnsley (H) 2 - 1
80 01.10.2013 Championship Yeovil Town (A) 2 - 1
81 05.10.2013 Championship Doncaster Rovers (A) 0 - 1
82 19.10.2013 Championship Huddersfield Town (H) 2 - 1
83 26.10.2013 Championship Bournemouth (H) 2 - 1
84 29.10.2013 League Cup 4 Fulham (H) 4 - 3 1
85 02.11.2013 Championship Watford (A) 3 - 0
86 09.11.2013 Championship Nottingham Forest (H) 0 - 2
87 23.11.2013 Championship Ipswich Town (A) 2 - 1
88 30.11.2013 Championship Millwall (H) 3 - 0
89 03.12.2013 Championship Sheffield Wednesday (A) 1 - 2
90 07.12.2013 Championship Brighton & Hove Albion (A) 1 - 3
91 14.12.2013 Championship Burnley (H) 1 - 1
92 17.12.2013 League Cup 5 Manchester City (H) 1 - 3
93 21.12.2013 Championship Queens Park Rangers (A) 1 - 0
94 26.12.2013 Championship Reading (H) 1 - 0
95 29.12.2013 Championship Bolton Wanderers (H) 5 - 3
96 01.01.2014 Championship Millwall (A) 3 - 1
97 10.01.2014 Championship Derby County (H) 4 - 1
98 18.01.2014 Championship Leeds United (A) 1 - 0
99 25.01.2014 Championship Middlesbrough (H) 2 - 0
100 28.01.2014 Championship Birmingham City (A) 2 - 1
101 01.02.2014 Championship Bournemouth (A) 1 - 0
102 08.02.2014 Championship Watford (H) 2 - 2
103 20.02.2014 Championship Nottingham Forest (A) 2 - 2
104 22.02.2014 Championship Ipswich Town (H) 3 - 0
105 01.03.2014 Championship Charlton Athletic (H) 3 - 0
106 11.03.2014 Championship Barnsley (A) 3 - 0
107 15.03.2014 Championship Blackpool (H) 3 - 1 1
108 22.03.2014 Championship Blackburn Rovers (A) 1 - 1
109 25.03.2014 Championship Yeovil Town (H) 1 - 1
110 29.03.2014 Championship Burnley (A) 2 - 0
111 01.04.2014 Championship Wigan Athletic (A) 2 - 2
112 04.04.2014 Championship Sheffield Wednesday (H) 2 - 1
113 08.04.2014 Championship Brighton & Hove Albion (H) 1 - 4
114 14.04.2014 Championship Reading (A) 1 - 1
115 19.04.2014 Championship Queens Park Rangers (H) 1 - 0
116 22.04.2014 Championship Bolton Wanderers (A) 1 - 0
117 26.04.2014 Championship Huddersfield Town (A) 2 - 0 1
118 03.05.2014 Championship Doncaster Rovers (H) 1 - 0
119 16.08.2014 Premier League Everton (H) 2 - 2
120 23.08.2014 Premier League Chelsea (A) 0 - 2
121 31.08.2014 Premier League Arsenal (H) 1 - 1
122 13.09.2014 Premier League Stoke City (A) 1 - 0
123 21.09.2014 Premier League Manchester United (H) 5 - 3
124 27.09.2014 Premier League Crystal Palace (A) 0 - 2
125 04.10.2014 Premier League Burnley (H) 2 - 2
126 18.10.2014 Premier League Newcastle United (A) 0 - 1
127 25.10.2014 Premier League Swansea City (A) 0 - 2
128 01.11.2014 Premier League West Bromwich Albion (H) 0 - 1
129 08.11.2014 Premier League Southampton (A) 0 - 2
130 22.11.2014 Premier League Sunderland (H) 0 - 0
131 29.11.2014 Premier League Queens Park Rangers (A) 2 - 3
132 02.12.2014 Premier League Liverpool (H) 1 - 3
133 13.12.2014 Premier League Manchester City (H) 0 - 1
134 21.12.2014 Premier League West Ham United (A) 0 - 2
135 26.12.2014 Premier League Tottenham Hotspur (H) 1 - 2
136 28.12.2014 Premier League Hull City (A) 1 - 0
137 01.01.2015 Premier League Liverpool (A) 2 - 2
138 03.01.2015 FA Cup 3 Newcastle United (H) 1 - 0
139 10.01.2015 Premier League Aston Villa (H) 1 - 0
140 17.01.2015 Premier League Stoke City (H) 0 - 1
141 24.01.2015 FA Cup 4 Tottenham Hotspur (A) 2 - 1
142 31.01.2015 Premier League Manchester United (A) 1 - 3
143 07.02.2015 Premier League Crystal Palace (H) 0 - 1
144 10.02.2015 Premier League Arsenal (A) 1 - 2
145 15.02.2015 FA Cup 5 Aston Villa (A) 1 - 2
146 22.02.2015 Premier League Everton (A) 2 - 2
147 04.03.2015 Premier League Manchester City (A) 0 - 2
148 14.03.2015 Premier League Hull City (H) 0 - 0
149 21.03.2015 Premier League Tottenham Hotspur (A) 3 - 4 1
150 04.04.2015 Premier League West Ham United (H) 2 - 1
151 11.04.2015 Premier League West Bromwich Albion (A) 3 - 2
152 18.04.2015 Premier League Swansea City (H) 2 - 0
153 25.04.2015 Premier League Burnley (A) 1 - 0
154 29.04.2015 Premier League Chelsea (H) 1 - 3
155 02.05.2015 Premier League Newcastle United (H) 3 - 0 1
156 09.05.2015 Premier League Southampton (H) 2 - 0
157 16.05.2015 Premier League Sunderland (A) 0 - 0
158 24.05.2015 Premier League Queens Park Rangers (H) 5 - 1
159 08.08.2015 Premier League Sunderland (H) 4 - 2
160 15.08.2015 Premier League West Ham United (A) 2 - 1
161 22.08.2015 Premier League Tottenham Hotspur (H) 1 - 1
162 29.08.2015 Premier League Bournemouth (A) 1 - 1
163 13.09.2015 Premier League Aston Villa (H) 3 - 2
164 19.09.2015 Premier League Stoke City (A) 2 - 2
165 26.09.2015 Premier League Arsenal (H) 2 - 5
166 03.10.2015 Premier League Norwich City (A) 2 - 1
167 17.10.2015 Premier League Southampton (A) 2 - 2
168 24.10.2015 Premier League Crystal Palace (H) 1 - 0
169 31.10.2015 Premier League West Bromwich Albion (A) 3 - 2
170 07.11.2015 Premier League Watford (H) 2 - 1
171 21.11.2015 Premier League Newcastle United (A) 3 - 0
172 28.11.2015 Premier League Manchester United (H) 1 - 1
173 05.12.2015 Premier League Swansea City (A) 3 - 0
174 14.12.2015 Premier League Chelsea (H) 2 - 1
175 19.12.2015 Premier League Everton (A) 3 - 2
176 26.12.2015 Premier League Liverpool (A) 0 - 1
177 29.12.2015 Premier League Manchester City (H) 0 - 0
178 02.01.2016 Premier League Bournemouth (H) 0 - 0
179 13.01.2016 Premier League Tottenham Hotspur (A) 1 - 0
180 17.01.2016 Premier League Aston Villa (A) 1 - 1
181 23.01.2016 Premier League Stoke City (H) 3 - 0
182 02.02.2016 Premier League Liverpool (H) 2 - 0
183 06.02.2016 Premier League Manchester City (A) 3 - 1
184 14.02.2016 Premier League Arsenal (A) 1 - 2
185 27.02.2016 Premier League Norwich City (H) 1 - 0
186 01.03.2016 Premier League West Bromwich Albion (H) 2 - 2
187 05.03.2016 Premier League Watford (A) 1 - 0
188 15.03.2016 Premier League Newcastle United (H) 1 - 0
189 19.03.2016 Premier League Crystal Palace (A) 1 - 0
190 03.04.2016 Premier League Southampton (H) 1 - 0 1
191 10.04.2016 Premier League Sunderland (A) 2 - 0
192 17.04.2016 Premier League West Ham United (H) 2 - 2
193 24.04.2016 Premier League Swansea City (H) 4 - 0
194 01.05.2016 Premier League Manchester United (A) 1 - 1 1
195 07.05.2016 Premier League Everton (H) 3 - 1
196 15.05.2016 Premier League Chelsea (A) 1 - 1
197 13.08.2016 Premier League Hull City (A) 1 - 2
198 20.08.2016 Premier League Arsenal (H) 0 - 0
199 27.08.2016 Premier League Swansea City (H) 2 - 1 1
200 10.09.2016 Premier League Liverpool (A) 1 - 4
201 14.09.2016 UEFA Champions League G Club Brugge (A) 3 - 0
202 17.09.2016 Premier League Burnley (H) 3 - 0
203 20.09.2016 League Cup 3 Chelsea (H) 2 - 4
204 24.09.2016 Premier League Manchester United (A) 1 - 4
205 27.09.2016 UEFA Champions League G FC Porto (H) 1 - 0
206 02.10.2016 Premier League Southampton (H) 0 - 0
207 15.10.2016 Premier League Chelsea (A) 0 - 3
208 18.10.2016 UEFA Champions League G FC Copenhagen (H) 1 - 0
209 22.10.2016 Premier League Crystal Palace (H) 3 - 1
210 29.10.2016 Premier League Tottenham Hotspur (A) 1 - 1
211 02.11.2016 UEFA Champions League G FC Copenhagen (A) 0 - 0
212 06.11.2016 Premier League West Bromwich Albion (H) 1 - 2
213 19.11.2016 Premier League Watford (A) 1 - 2
214 22.11.2016 UEFA Champions League G Club Brugge (H) 2 - 1
215 27.11.2016 Premier League Middlesbrough (H) 2 - 2
216 03.12.2016 Premier League Sunderland (A) 1 - 2
217 07.12.2016 UEFA Champions League G FC Porto (A) 0 - 5
218 10.12.2016 Premier League Manchester City (H) 4 - 2
219 13.12.2016 Premier League Bournemouth (A) 0 - 1
220 17.12.2016 Premier League Stoke City (A) 2 - 2
221 26.12.2016 Premier League Everton (H) 0 - 2
222 31.12.2016 Premier League West Ham United (H) 1 - 0
223 02.01.2017 Premier League Middlesbrough (A) 0 - 0
224 07.01.2017 FA Cup 3 Everton (A) 2 - 1
225 14.01.2017 Premier League Chelsea (H) 0 - 3
226 22.01.2017 Premier League Southampton (A) 0 - 3
227 27.01.2017 FA Cup 4 Derby County (A) 2 - 2 1
228 31.01.2017 Premier League Burnley (A) 0 - 1
229 05.02.2017 Premier League Manchester United (H) 0 - 3
230 12.02.2017 Premier League Swansea City (A) 0 - 2
231 22.02.2017 UEFA Champions League R16 leg 1 Sevilla (A) 1 - 2
232 27.02.2017 Premier League Liverpool (H) 3 - 1
233 04.03.2017 Premier League Hull City (H) 3 - 1
234 14.03.2017 UEFA Champions League R16 leg 2 Sevilla (H) 2 - 0 1

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