Kyle Joseph
Personal information
Full name Kyle Alexander Joseph[1]
Date of birth (2001-09-10) 10 September 2001 (age 20)
Place of birth Chipping Barnet, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.86 m)[2]
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Swansea City
Number 14
Youth career
0000–2020 Wigan Athletic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2020–2021 Wigan Athletic 18 (5)
2021– Swansea City 10 (0)
2021–2022Cheltenham Town (loan) 19 (4)
National team
2018 Scotland U18 2 (0)
2019– Scotland U19 7 (1)
2021– Scotland U21 1 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 23:16, 26 April 2022 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 13:29, 12 August 2021 (UTC)

Kyle Alexander Joseph (born 10 September 2001) is a professional footballer who plays as a forward for EFL Championship club Swansea City. Born in England, Joseph is a youth international for Scotland.

Early life and education

Born in Chipping Barnet,[2] Joseph attended Birkdale High School in Southport.[3]

Club career

Wigan Athletic

Joseph joined Wigan Athletic's academy at the age of 13 and signed his first professional contract with the club in February 2019, lasting until summer 2021.[4] Joseph made his debut as a substitute in a 3–2 defeat at home to Northampton Town on 31 October 2020,[5] before making his full debut for the club against Blackpool on 3 November.[6][7] He scored his first goal for Wigan on 5 December 2020 with the only goal of a 1–0 League One victory over Sunderland.[8][9] On 29 December, he scored his first senior hat-trick as Wigan defeated Burton Albion 4–3 in League One.[10] Joseph was substituted off in the second half of a 5–0 defeat at home to Blackpool on 26 January 2021 through a back injury, with manager Leam Richardson stating that "he will be out for a large part of the season" in response to the injury.[11][12] He returned to the matchday squad for a 2–0 win over Crewe Alexandra on 17 April 2021, with Joseph coming on as an 89th-minute substitute.[13][14] He scored 5 goals in 20 appearances across the 2020–21 campaign.[14]

Swansea City

On 11 June 2021, it was announced that Joseph had agreed to join Swansea City on a four-year deal, with Swansea paying a compensation fee of around £500,000 plus add-ons.[15] He made his debut for the club on 10 August 2021 in a 3–0 EFL Cup win over Reading.[16] After two EFL Cup appearances for Swansea,[16] he joined League One club Cheltenham Town on a season-long loan on 31 August 2021.[17][18] Joseph scored on his debut for the club with the opening goal of a 1–1 draw with Milton Keynes Dons on 4 September 2021.[19] He scored a brace in a 3–1 win over Morecambe on 19 October 2021.[20] He scored 4 goals in 19 league matches before being recalled from his loan on 5 January 2022.[16][21] He made 10 Championship appearances for Swansea in the second half of the 2021–22 season, all of which coming as a substitute.[16]

International career

He has played for Scotland internationally at under-18, under-19 and under-21 levels.[22]

Style of play

Joseph usually plays as a striker, but has also been used as a right wing back on occasion for Swansea City and Cheltenham Town.[23]

Career statistics

As of end of 2021–22 season
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Wigan Athletic 2020–21[14] EFL League One 18 5 1 0 0 0 1[a] 0 20 5
Swansea City 2021–22[16] EFL Championship 10 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 12 0
Cheltenham Town (loan) 2021–22[16] EFL League One 19 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 22 4
Career total 47 9 4 0 2 0 1 0 54 9
  1. ^ Appearance(s) in EFL Trophy

References

  1. ^ "Club list of registered players: As at 23rd June 2020: Wigan Athletic" (PDF). 23 June 2020. p. 29. Retrieved 25 December 2020.
  2. ^ a b Kyle Joseph at Soccerway. Retrieved 25 December 2020.
  3. ^ "Former Birkdale High pupil called up to Scotland U21 team". On The Spot (OTS) News Southport. 26 May 2021. Retrieved 2 September 2021.
  4. ^ "Scotland youth international Kyle Joseph signs Wigan Athletic deal". Wigan Today. 20 February 2019. Retrieved 25 December 2020.
  5. ^ Kendrick, Paul (2 November 2020). "Five things we learned from Northampton Town (h)". Wigan Today. Retrieved 25 December 2020.
  6. ^ Kendrick, Paul (4 November 2020). "This is our time to shine, insists Wigan Athletic starlet". Wigan Today. Retrieved 25 December 2020.
  7. ^ Kyle Joseph at Soccerbase
  8. ^ McDougall, John (5 December 2020). "Wigan forward will remember Sunderland winner 'for the rest of his life'". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 25 December 2020.
  9. ^ Kendrick, Paul (5 December 2020). "Wigan Athletic hero was straight on the phone!". Wigan Today. Retrieved 25 December 2020.
  10. ^ "Burton Albion 3-4 Wigan Athletic". BBC Sport. 29 December 2020. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  11. ^ Kendrick, Paul (3 February 2021). "Wigan Athletic chief posts Kyle Joseph injury update". Wigan Today. Retrieved 12 April 2021.
  12. ^ Kendrick, Paul (5 February 2021). "Wigan Athletic starlet sidelined for 'large part' of run-in". Wigan Today. Retrieved 12 April 2021.
  13. ^ Jackson, Elliott (17 April 2021). "Wigan Athletic team news as Kyle Joseph returns to squad for Crewe clash". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 11 June 2021.
  14. ^ a b c "Games played by Kyle Joseph in 2020/2021". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 11 June 2021.
  15. ^ Vincent, Gareth (11 June 2021). "Kyle Joseph: Swansea City agree deal for Wigan Athletic striker". BBC Sport. Retrieved 11 June 2021.
  16. ^ a b c d e f "Games played by Kyle Joseph in 2021/2022". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 August 2021.
  17. ^ Palmer, Jon (31 August 2021). "Swansea City's former Wigan Athletic forward Kyle Joseph joins Cheltenham Town on loan". GloucestershireLive. Retrieved 2 September 2021.
  18. ^ "Cheltenham Town sign Stoke's Christian Norton and Swansea's Kyle Joseph on loan". BBC Sport. 31 August 2021. Retrieved 2 September 2021.
  19. ^ Palmer, Jon (4 September 2021). "Cheltenham v MK Dons RECAP: Joseph's debut goal cancelled out by Boateng". GloucestershireLive. Retrieved 5 January 2022.
  20. ^ "Cheltenham 3-1 Morecambe: Kyle Joseph scores twice in convincing Robins victory". Sky Sports. 19 October 2021. Retrieved 5 January 2022.
  21. ^ Palmer, Jon (5 January 2022). "Swansea City recall loan striker from Cheltenham Town". GloucestershireLive. Retrieved 5 January 2022.
  22. ^ "Kyle Joseph | Scotland | Scottish FA". www.scottishfa.co.uk. Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 25 December 2020.
  23. ^ "Kyle Joseph: Centre-forward on his switch in to defence". BBC Sport. 25 November 2021. Retrieved 5 January 2022.