David Vaughan

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David Vaughan
David Vaughan 2016.jpg
David Vaughan in the Nottingham Forest jersey
Surname David Owen Vaughan
birthday February 18, 1983
place of birth RhuddlanWales
size 171 cm
position Defensive Midfield
Years station Games (goals) 1
2000-2007 Crewe Alexandra 185 (18)
2007-2008 Real Sociedad 9 0(1)
2008-2011 Blackpool FC 109 0(4)
2011-2014 Sunderland AFC 49 0(3)
2013-2014 →  Nottingham Forest  (loan) 9 0(0)
2014-2018 Nottingham Forest 93 0(1)
2018– Notts County 7 0(0)
National team
Years selection Games (goals)
2002 Wales U-19 2 0(1)
2002-2003 Wales U-21 8 0(3)
2003-2016 Wales 42 0(1)
1 Only league games are given.
As of September 20, 2018

David Owen Vaughan (born February 18, 1983 in Rhuddlan ) is a Welsh football player who has been under contract with Notts County since 2018 .


Club career

Crewe Alexandra

David Vaughan from Welsh started his career as a footballer at the traditional English club Crewe Alexandra . There he already played in his youth. From 2000 to 2007, the midfielder played for Crewe's first team for seven years. In the 2002/03 season he succeeded as a regular player with his team promotion to the second English division, the League Championship . After only two years, the 2005/06 season was relegated to third-rate League One . Vaughan went there too.

Real Sociedad

In the summer of 2007 Vaughan accepted the offer from the Spanish first division relegated Real Sociedad after the Basques hired his compatriot Chris Coleman as a new coach. After Coleman's dismissal, however, things went very badly for Vaughan, so that he only came on seven missions in the first half of the season, in which he scored once. Vaughan played his first competitive game on matchday 2 in a 1-0 away win at SD Eibar . He scored his first goal on matchday four in a 3-2 away win at UD Las Palmas .

Blackpool FC

On August 4, 2008 Vaughan moved to the English second division club Blackpool . In the Football League Championship 2009/10 he reached promotion to the first division with his team, but rose a year later as the table penultimate of the Premier League 2010/11 back to the second division.

Sunderland AFC

After relegation with Blackpool, David Vaughan signed a contract with the first division AFC Sunderland in the summer of 2011 .

On October 31, 2013 Vaughan moved on loan to the second division Nottingham Forest .

Nottingham Forest

At the beginning of the 2014/15 season, Vaughan moved to Nottingham on a permanent contract basis. There he ended up in the middle of the table in two seasons, just like as a loaned player.

National team

David Vaughan came on May 26, 2003 in the 2-0 defeat against the USA for his first international appearance. Although he played over 90 minutes, it took ten months, in which he was not included in seven games, until he was used again on March 31, 2004 in a 2-1 in the friendly against Hungary . Ten minutes after he received a yellow card in the 56th minute , however, he was replaced. He then had to wait 15 months for his third international match: On August 17, 2005, he was back in the starting line-up in a 0-0 win against Slovenia , but had to leave Paul Parry's place after 68 minutes . It took less than two months until the fourth game in which he was not used twice. It was now taken into account more regularly, but was never used more than three times in a row. He also only made four competitive appearances: two each in qualifying for the 2014 World Cup and qualifying for the Euro 2008 , both of which were unsuccessful for Wales. After his 13th international match, he had to wait ten months for his next substitution and then again 14 months for his 15th international match in the penultimate qualifier for the 2010 World Cup . He was then used in the next game in a 2-0 win against Liechtenstein , in which he scored the 1-0 lead with his only international goal to date. After that he was used again regularly and the breaks between the assignments were a maximum of seven months. In the again unsuccessful qualifications for the Euro 2012 and World Cup 2014 , he came to six and seven appearances. In contrast, he was only used twice in the successful qualification for the European Championship 2016 and for over 90 minutes only in the last qualifying game against Andorra when the qualification was already secured.

He was then included in the squad of Wales , who represented the country for the first time at a European Championship finals at the European Football Championship in France in 2016 . However, he was one of three field players who were not used in the tournament.


Web links

Individual evidence

  1. David Vaughan: Nottingham Forest sign Sunderland midfielder (BBC Sport)
  2. United States - Wales 2-0
  3. Hungary 1-2 Wales
  4. Liechtenstein - Wales 0: 2
  5. faw.cymru: "Official Wales Squad Photograph"