41 Facts About Jonathan Woodgate


Jonathan Woodgate remained in the role for just over a year before he was dismissed in June 2020.


Jonathan Woodgate joined the coaching staff at AFC Bournemouth on 1 February 2021 before being appointed as caretaker manager two days later, following the sacking of Jason Tindall.


Jonathan Woodgate began his career at Middlesbrough but moved to Leeds United at the age of sixteen after disagreements over his future between Middlesbrough and his family.


Jonathan Woodgate helped Leeds to win the FA Youth Cup in 1997, and in October the following year made his debut for the senior side.


Jonathan Woodgate was a consistent and impressive performer for Leeds during his time there, competing with the likes of Rio Ferdinand, Lucas Radebe and Dominic Matteo for a starting place.


Jonathan Woodgate was regarded as one of the most complete all round players to come through the Leeds academy, and performed for Leeds in a time when they competed in the UEFA Cup, Champions League and regularly finished towards the top of the Premier League.


Jonathan Woodgate was described as the club's 'jewel in the crown' and his sale caused anger for many Leeds United fans as Peter Ridsdale revealed the perilous financial situation at the club.

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Jonathan Woodgate did not make any appearances for Real Madrid in his first season in Spain, eventually making his debut on 22 September 2005, in a league match against Athletic Bilbao.


Jonathan Woodgate was considered to have an outside chance of making the England squad for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, but due to surgery on his back was not named in the squad.


On 30 August 2006, Jonathan Woodgate signed a one-year loan move to hometown club Middlesbrough.


Jonathan Woodgate was later voted man of the match by local radio station, Century FM.


Jonathan Woodgate signed a four-year contract, keeping him at the club until June 2011.


Jonathan Woodgate made his Tottenham debut against Everton two days later and scored his first Tottenham goal on 24 February 2008 which was a header in the League Cup final against Chelsea in extra-time to win Tottenham their first trophy since 1999.


Jonathan Woodgate's performance won him the Man of the match award.


On 19 January 2011, Jonathan Woodgate played his first game in 14 months in a friendly match with QPR.


Jonathan Woodgate played out the rest of the game; however, was later diagnosed with a strain to his left adductor muscle.


Spurs were unsuccessful in persuading Jonathan Woodgate to agree a pay-as-you-play deal, and he was released on 16 June 2011.


Jonathan Woodgate signed a one-year contract on a pay-as-you-play deal with Stoke City on 11 July 2011, with a view of a further year on his contract, if he proved his fitness.


Jonathan Woodgate revealed that he turned down a number of other contract offers from different clubs.


Jonathan Woodgate made his debut for Stoke in a pre-season friendly against Aldershot Town, playing for 62 minutes.


Jonathan Woodgate was left out of Stoke's Europa League squad by manager Tony Pulis who feared a recurrence of Jonathan Woodgate's injuries if he spent too long travelling.


Jonathan Woodgate was dropped by Pulis and admitted that he needed to up his game.


Jonathan Woodgate failed to improve much, and in a match against Wolverhampton Wanderers Woodgate started the match at right back.


Jonathan Woodgate struggled against Matt Jarvis and gave away a penalty, then was substituted after twenty minutes by Pulis.


Jonathan Woodgate continued to play at right back though and admitted that his performances at Stoke had been 'up and down'.

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Jonathan Woodgate re-joined his hometown club Middlesbrough on 6 July 2012, signing a three-year contract.


On 16 July 2015, Jonathan Woodgate signed a one-year extension despite previously announcing retirement as a player.


Jonathan Woodgate was first called up to the England squad in April 1999, Kevin Keegan named him in the squad for the friendly against Hungary.


Jonathan Woodgate retained his place in the squad for the Euro 2000 qualifiers against Luxembourg and Poland, but did not feature in either game.


Jonathan Woodgate was called up for the friendly against Belgium in October 1999, but he later withdrew from the squad because of a back injury.


Jonathan Woodgate was called up for the Euro 2004 qualifiers against Slovakia and Macedonia in October 2002; he started and played the whole 90 minutes in both games.


Jonathan Woodgate would go on to miss both games because of a knee injury.


In early 2008, Jonathan Woodgate was named in Fabio Capello's first two England squads, for the friendlies against Switzerland and France, but failed to feature in either game.


In May 2008, Jonathan Woodgate was named in the England squad for the end-of-season friendlies against the United States and Trinidad and Tobago.


In December 2017, Jonathan Woodgate returned to his previous position as first team assistant coach, under the management of Tony Pulis, who replaced a dismissed Monk.


In May 2019, Jonathan Woodgate was the only member of Pulis' coaching staff not to be relieved from his duties, which saw him become the frontrunner to succeed the Welshman.


Jonathan Woodgate brought in former associates Robbie Keane and Leo Percovich as his assistants, whereas Danny Coyne was appointed as the club's new goalkeeping coach.


Jonathan Woodgate was replaced by Neil Warnock on the same day.


Jonathan Woodgate grew up supporting his local side Middlesbrough and cites Gary Pallister as his hero.


Jonathan Woodgate was banned from international selection by the Football Association, which prevented him from being selected for the England squad for the 2002 World Cup.


Jonathan Woodgate has two children with his wife Natalie Downing, the sister of former Middlesbrough teammate and England midfielder Stewart Downing.