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Chris Wood

Full name: Christopher Grant Wood
Birthdate: 07.12.1991
Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand
Position: Striker
Joined from: West Bromwich Albion
Signed by: Nigel Pearson
Nationality: New Zealand
First game: Huddersfield Town, 01.01.2013
Last game: Newcastle United, 03.01.2015
Games: 62 (33 starts + 29 subs)
Goals: 20
  • Player profile

    The New Zealander opted for a move to City over Millwall, a club he’d previously enjoyed a loan stint with, when West Brom accepted offers for the striker, and he made an impressive start to life as a Fox, scoring just 24 seconds into his debut against Huddersfield Town before notching a hat-trick in a trip to Bristol City not long after, making it six goals in his opening three matches in the blue and white.

    He came over to England with the Baggies after starting out at New Zealand clubs Waikato FC and Hamilton Wanderers. The Auckland-born frontman impressed on trial for the West Midlands club and he impressed in their youth side and reserve team before making the step-up to first-team football.

    Chances were hard to come by at The Hawthorns, however, and the Baggies sent him out on loan to a number of clubs including Barnsley, Brighton, Birmingham City and Millwall before he left the Baggies on a permanent basis to Leicester. His start was emphatic but the goals tailed off and in the 2013-14 season City boss Nigel Pearson preferred the strike pairing of Jamie Vardy and David Nugent, with Wood being used mainly as back-up.

    A New Zealand international, Wood has made over 30 appearances for his country and bagged ten goals along the way.

  • Seasons

    League FA Cup League Cup Europe OtherTotal
    Season Division Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
    2012-13Championship20922----2-2411
    2012_1501_
    2013-14Championship264--34----298
    2013_1501_
    2014-15Premier League711-1-----91
    2014_1501_
    Total53143244--2-62 20
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    Appearances

    DateCompetitionOppositionResultStartSubGoals
    1 01.01.2013 Championship Huddersfield Town (H) 6 - 1 2
    2 05.01.2013 FA Cup 3 Burton Albion (H) 2 - 0 1
    3 12.01.2013 Championship Bristol City (A) 4 - 0 3
    4 18.01.2013 Championship Middlesbrough (H) 1 - 0
    5 26.01.2013 FA Cup 4 Huddersfield Town (A) 1 - 1 1
    6 31.01.2013 Championship Wolverhampton Wanderers (H) 2 - 1
    7 19.02.2013 Championship Charlton Athletic (H) 1 - 2 1
    8 23.02.2013 Championship Blackpool (A) 0 - 0
    9 26.02.2013 Championship Blackburn Rovers (H) 3 - 0 1
    10 02.03.2013 Championship Ipswich Town (A) 0 - 1
    11 05.03.2013 Championship Leeds United (H) 1 - 1
    12 09.03.2013 Championship Sheffield Wednesday (H) 0 - 1
    13 12.03.2013 Championship Cardiff City (A) 1 - 1
    14 16.03.2013 Championship Derby County (A) 1 - 2
    15 29.03.2013 Championship Millwall (H) 0 - 1
    16 01.04.2013 Championship Barnsley (A) 0 - 2
    17 06.04.2013 Championship Brighton & Hove Albion (A) 1 - 1
    18 12.04.2013 Championship Birmingham City (H) 2 - 2
    19 16.04.2013 Championship Bolton Wanderers (H) 3 - 2 1
    20 20.04.2013 Championship Crystal Palace (A) 2 - 2 1
    21 26.04.2013 Championship Watford (H) 1 - 2
    22 04.05.2013 Championship Nottingham Forest (A) 3 - 2
    23 09.05.2013 Championship sf leg 1 Watford (H) 1 - 0
    24 12.05.2013 Championship sf leg 2 Watford (A) 1 - 3
    25 03.08.2013 Championship Middlesbrough (A) 2 - 1
    26 06.08.2013 League Cup 1 Wycombe Wanderers (A) 2 - 1
    27 11.08.2013 Championship Leeds United (H) 0 - 0
    28 17.08.2013 Championship Derby County (A) 1 - 0
    29 24.08.2013 Championship Birmingham City (H) 3 - 2
    30 27.08.2013 League Cup 2 Carlisle United (A) 5 - 2 3
    31 31.08.2013 Championship Charlton Athletic (A) 1 - 2
    32 14.09.2013 Championship Wigan Athletic (H) 2 - 0
    33 17.09.2013 Championship Blackburn Rovers (H) 2 - 1
    34 26.10.2013 Championship Bournemouth (H) 2 - 1
    35 29.10.2013 League Cup 4 Fulham (H) 4 - 3 1
    36 02.11.2013 Championship Watford (A) 3 - 0 1
    37 23.11.2013 Championship Ipswich Town (A) 2 - 1
    38 30.11.2013 Championship Millwall (H) 3 - 0
    39 03.12.2013 Championship Sheffield Wednesday (A) 1 - 2
    40 07.12.2013 Championship Brighton & Hove Albion (A) 1 - 3
    41 10.01.2014 Championship Derby County (H) 4 - 1
    42 08.02.2014 Championship Watford (H) 2 - 2
    43 22.02.2014 Championship Ipswich Town (H) 3 - 0 1
    44 01.03.2014 Championship Charlton Athletic (H) 3 - 0
    45 11.03.2014 Championship Barnsley (A) 3 - 0
    46 25.03.2014 Championship Yeovil Town (H) 1 - 1 1
    47 29.03.2014 Championship Burnley (A) 2 - 0 1
    48 01.04.2014 Championship Wigan Athletic (A) 2 - 2
    49 04.04.2014 Championship Sheffield Wednesday (H) 2 - 1
    50 08.04.2014 Championship Brighton & Hove Albion (H) 1 - 4
    51 14.04.2014 Championship Reading (A) 1 - 1
    52 22.04.2014 Championship Bolton Wanderers (A) 1 - 0
    53 26.04.2014 Championship Huddersfield Town (A) 2 - 0
    54 16.08.2014 Premier League Everton (H) 2 - 2 1
    55 23.08.2014 Premier League Chelsea (A) 0 - 2
    56 26.08.2014 League Cup 2 Shrewsbury Town (H) 0 - 1
    57 01.11.2014 Premier League West Bromwich Albion (H) 0 - 1
    58 08.11.2014 Premier League Southampton (A) 0 - 2
    59 22.11.2014 Premier League Sunderland (H) 0 - 0
    60 07.12.2014 Premier League Aston Villa (A) 1 - 2
    61 28.12.2014 Premier League Hull City (A) 1 - 0
    62 03.01.2015 FA Cup 3 Newcastle United (H) 1 - 0

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  • Transfers

    Club Fee Date
    IN  West Bromwich Albion £1,250,000 01.01.2013
    OUT  Ipswich Town On loan 27.02.2015
    OUT  Leeds United £2,500,000 01.07.2015
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