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James Vaughan

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Biography

Date of birth

14/07/1988

Height

180 cm

Signed

31/01/2019

Country

England

Vaughan made a deadline day loan move to Fratton Park in January 2019 from Championship side Wigan Athletic.

The striker started his professional career off with a bang, netting on his senior debut for Everton in a 4-0 win over Crystal Palace in April 2005, becoming the all-time youngest Premier League goalscorer, going on to make 60 appearances in total for the Merseyside club.

A product of the Toffees’ academy system, Vaughan spent time out on loan at the likes of Derby County, Leicester City and Crystal Palace between 2009 and 2011, prior to his permanent departure to Norwich City in May 2011. 

Made just six appearances in an injury-ravaged first season with the Canaries, before a productive loan move to Huddersfield Town in 2012/13.

Made the switch permanent in 2013, going on to feature 58 times in all competitions, netting on 19 occasions before another move followed, this time to hometown club Birmingham City.

Linked up with Bury in the summer of 2016, following the mutual termination of his deal with the Blues.

At Gigg Lane, Vaughan scored 24 League One goals in 2016-17 and was named in the EFL League One Team of the Year.

That form resulted in Sunderland paying £500,000 for Vaughan's services, though his time at the Stadium of Light coincided with a turbulent period for the Black Cats which ultimately ended in relegation to Sky Bet League One.

On Wearside, Vaughan played 27 times in all competitions. scoring two goals ,before his January departure to Wigan, where he went on to form a key part of their League One title-winning side under former Pompey boss Paul Cook.

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