Jay Fulton
Personal information
Full name Jay Fulton[1]
Date of birth (1994-04-04) 4 April 1994 (age 28)
Place of birth Bolton, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[2]
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Swansea City
Number 4
Youth career
Celtic
2006–2009 Heart of Midlothian
2009–2011 Falkirk
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 Falkirk 83 (5)
2014– Swansea City 148 (8)
2015Oldham Athletic (loan) 11 (0)
2018Wigan Athletic (loan) 5 (1)
National team
2012 Scotland U18 2 (0)
2012 Scotland U19 1 (0)
2014–2015 Scotland U21 2 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 22:01, 6 August 2022 (UTC)

Jay Fulton (born 4 April 1994) is a Scottish professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Swansea City. He previously played for Falkirk, and spent time with Oldham Athletic and Wigan Athletic on loan from Swansea. He represented Scotland at international youth levels up to under-21s.

Club career

Falkirk

Fulton spent time with the youth systems of Celtic and Heart of Midlothian before finishing his development at Falkirk.[3] He made his first team debut aged 17 on 12 April 2011 as a substitute in Falkirk's 2–1 away win over Partick Thistle in the Scottish First Division.[4] He made one further appearance that season (a 2–0 home win over the same opponents).[5]

Swansea

Fulton signed for Welsh side Swansea City on 'transfer deadline day' of the 2014 January transfer window for an undisclosed fee, on a two-and-a-half-year deal.[6] On 26 April 2014, he made his Premier League debut as an 83rd-minute substitute in Swansea's 4–1 win over Aston Villa.[7] After an impressive end to the season Fulton was rewarded with a new four-year contract at Swansea, keeping him at the club until June 2018.[8] On 18 September 2015, he joined League One side Oldham Athletic on a three-month emergency loan deal.[9] He scored his first goal for Swansea in a 3–1 EFL Cup win against Peterborough United on 23 August 2016.[10] On 25 January 2018, Fulton joined Wigan Athletic on loan for the remainder of the 2017–18 season.[11] On 18 January 2021, he signed a new deal with Swansea, keeping him at the club until June 2024.[12]

On the 29 May 2021, Fulton was sent off in the 65th minute at Wembley during Swansea's eventual loss to Brentford in the 2020–21 EFL Championship play-off final. [13]

Personal life

Fulton is a third-generation footballer in his family. His grandfather Norrie Fulton played for Pollok and scored the winning goal in the 1981 Scottish Junior Cup Final.[14] His father is former Falkirk, Celtic and Heart of Midlothian player Steve Fulton;[15] he was born during his father's short spell in England with Bolton Wanderers. His brothers Dale and Tyler Fulton both played for Falkirk.[3]

Career statistics

As of match played 13 January 2021
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Falkirk 2010–11[16] Scottish First Division 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2011–12[17][18] Scottish First Division 32 1 1 0 5 2 4[a] 0 42 3
2012–13[19][18] Scottish First Division 28 2 3 1 2 0 2[a] 0 35 3
2013–14[20][18] Scottish Championship 21 2 1 0 3 1 3[a] 0 28 3
Total 83 5 5 1 10 3 9 0 107 9
Swansea City 2013–14[20] Premier League 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2014–15[21] Premier League 2 0 1 0 2 0 5 0
2015–16[22] Premier League 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2016–17[23] Premier League 11 0 0 0 2 1 13 1
2017–18[24] Premier League 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
2018–19[25] Championship 33 2 4 1 0 0 37 3
2019–20[26] Championship 36 3 1 0 0 0 2[b] 0 39 3
2020–21[27] Championship 40 3 3 0 1 0 3[b] 0 47 3
2021–22[28] Championship 6 0 1 0 2 0 9 0
Total 134 8 10 1 8 1 5 0 157 10
Swansea City U23 2016–17[23] 3[c] 0 3 0
2017–18[24] 1[c] 0 1 0
Oldham Athletic (loan) 2015–16[22] League One 11 0 0 0 11 0
Wigan Athletic (loan) 2017–18[24] League One 5 1 1 0 6 1
Career total 205 12 13 2 16 4 15 0 249 18
  1. ^ a b c Appearance(s) in Scottish Challenge Cup
  2. ^ a b Appearances in Championship play-offs
  3. ^ a b Appearance(s) in EFL Trophy

Honours

Falkirk

References

  1. ^ "Squads for 2016/17 Premier League confirmed". Premier League. 1 September 2016. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Premier League Player Profile Jay Fulton". Premier League. 2015. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  3. ^ a b In The Spotlight... With Jay Fulton, Swansea City FC, 16 January 2020
  4. ^ "Partick Thistle 1-2 Falkirk". BBC Sport. 12 April 2001. Retrieved 14 August 2011.
  5. ^ "Falkirk 2–0 Partick Thistle". BBC Sport. 19 April 2011. Retrieved 29 August 2011.
  6. ^ "Transfer Deadline Day: Swansea sign Falkirk's Jay Fulton". BBC Sport. 31 January 2014. Retrieved 3 February 2014.
  7. ^ "Swansea 4–1 Aston Villa". BBC Sport. 26 April 2014. Retrieved 26 April 2014.
  8. ^ "Fulton signs new contract". Swansea City A.F.C. 30 June 2014. Retrieved 30 June 2014.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "SWANSEA CITY MIDFIELDER JAY FULTON FINALISES OLDHAM LOAN". Swansea City A.F.C. 18 September 2015. Retrieved 18 January 2021.
  10. ^ "Peterborough 1–3 Swansea". BBC Sport. 23 August 2016. Retrieved 24 August 2016.
  11. ^ "CONFIRMED: Jay Fulton Signs For Latics On Season-Long Loan From Swansea City". Wigan Athletic Official Site. 25 January 2018. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  12. ^ "JAY FULTON EXTENDS SWANSEA CITY STAY UNTIL 2024". Swansea City A.F.C. 18 January 2021. Retrieved 18 January 2021.
  13. ^ McNeil, Tom (29 May 2021). "Video: Swansea's promotion hopes in tatters as Jay Fulton sent off for a brutal-looking tackle vs Brentford". CaughtOffside. Retrieved 29 May 2021.
  14. ^ Scottish Junior Cup Finals 1980-1989, Scottish Junior Football Association
  15. ^ "Jay Fulton Profile". Falkirk. Retrieved 29 August 2011.
  16. ^ "Games played by Jay Fulton in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 23 February 2020.
  17. ^ "Games played by Jay Fulton in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 23 February 2020.
  18. ^ a b c "J. Fulton: Summary". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 23 February 2020.
  19. ^ "Games played by Jay Fulton in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 23 February 2020.
  20. ^ a b "Games played by Jay Fulton in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 23 February 2020.
  21. ^ "Games played by Jay Fulton in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 23 February 2020.
  22. ^ a b "Games played by Jay Fulton in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 23 February 2020.
  23. ^ a b "Games played by Jay Fulton in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 23 February 2020.
  24. ^ a b c "Games played by Jay Fulton in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 23 February 2020.
  25. ^ "Games played by Jay Fulton in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 23 February 2020.
  26. ^ "Games played by Jay Fulton in 2019/2020". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 23 February 2020.
  27. ^ "Games played by Jay Fulton in 2020/2021". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 December 2020.
  28. ^ "Games played by Jay Fulton in 2021/2022". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 26 January 2021.
  29. ^ "Falkirk 1-0 Hamilton Accies". BBC. 1 April 2012. Retrieved 1 April 2021.

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