Wiki-Wednesday – Luke Chadwick

9 01 2008

Luke Chadwick

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Luke Chadwick
Personal information
Full name Luke Harry Chadwick
Date of birth November 18, 1980 (1980-11-18) (age 27)
Place of birth Cambridge, England
Height 5 ft 11 in
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Norwich City
Number 11
Senior clubs1
Years Club App (Gls)*
Manchester United
Royal Antwerp (loan)
Reading (loan)
Reading (loan)
Burnley (loan)
West Ham United
Stoke City (loan)
Stoke City
Norwich City (loan)
Norwich City
25 (2)
36 (7)
09 (1)
06 (0)
36 (5)
32 (1)
24 (1)
27 (4)
01 (1)
14 (1)
National team2
England U21 13 (0)
1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 23:13, 26 December 2007 (UTC).
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of 20:36, 26 July 2007 (UTC).
* Appearances (Goals)

Luke Harry Chadwick (born 18 November 1980 in Cambridge, England) is an English footballer. He currently plays for Norwich City. His favoured position is on the right side of midfield. However he can also operate on the left flank or behind the front two.

Club career

Chadwick came up through the Manchester United youth system. While he was thought to be a future star for United, he faced stiff competition for a place in the team from established midfield stars Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, and David Beckham. The majority of Chadwick’s appearances for Manchester United at senior level were in League Cup matches or against lower profile teams in the Premier League.

He was loaned to Belgian side Royal Antwerp for the entire 1999-2000 season, followed by loan spells at Reading and Burnley before joining West Ham United on a free transfer at the beginning of the 2004-05 season.

He joined Stoke City on loan at the start of the 2005-06 season, and the deal was made permanent in January 2006 with Stoke paying £100,000 for his services. Chadwick’s subsequent performances earned him many fans at Stoke City.

On 27 June 2006, Norwich City manager Nigel Worthington confirmed that he was interested in signing Chadwick from Stoke, but Stoke City rejected Norwich’s approach for the player. However, on 13 November 2006, Worthington’s replacement, Peter Grant, signed Chadwick, initially on loan, with a view to a permanent deal in January 2007. The proposed fee was £220,000, with an additional £100,000 if Chadwick helps the Canaries gain promotion.

Chadwick immediately made an impact at Carrow Road by scoring on his debut against arch rivals Ipswich Town. He was injured in the latter stages of that game, and the injury kept him out for most of the remainder of the season.

On 3 January 2007 Chadwick signed a 2 and a half year deal for Norwich City.

Chadwick made his long awaited comeback from injury as a substitute in the 1-0 win over Birmingham on 13 March 2007, and also featured in another 1-0 victory over Stoke on 17 March 2007 as he attempted to regain match fitness. His injury problems, however, continued into the following season as he struggled for fitness.

By the beginning of the 2007-2008 season, he had accumulated over 200 league appearances and scored more than league 20 goals.

The period at Antwerp he was a fan favorite[sic], because his passion, skills and dedication in every match. The fans called him “One Super Chadwick”.



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9 01 2008
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