Player #819

Appearances:

112

Starts:

72

Goals:

14

Seasons:

4

Emile Heskey
Emile Heskey

Source: Football card #32 Emile Heskey issued by Topps under the Match Attax 2009-10 series, 2009.

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Emile Heskey
Emile Heskey

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Emile Heskey

Position

Centre Forward

From

2008-09

To

2011-12

IMAGE CREDIT

Emile Heskey

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

30
31
32
33

Division

PL
PL
PL
PL

Appearances

112
14
42
25
31

Starts

72
11
26
15
20

Substitute

40
3
16
10
11

Unused

17
0
4
8
5

Goals

14
2
5
6
1

*Age on opening day of the season

FAC: FA Cup; FL: Football League; D1: Division 1; D2: Division 2; D3: Division 3; PL: Premier League; CH: Championship

FULL SEASON BREAKDOWN

Emile William Ivanhoe Heskey

Birth Date

Wednesday, 11 January 1978

Birth Place

Leicester, Leicestershire

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Wigan Athletic

From

For

£3,330,000

On

Saturday, 24 January 2009

Previous Clubs

1995-00 Leicester City |
2000-04 Liverpool, £14.85m |
2004-06 Birmingham City, £8.39m |
2006-09 Wigan Athletic, £6.75m |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Unattached

For

Released

On

Saturday, 30 June 2012

Subsequent Clubs

2012-14 Newcastle Jets, Australia |
2014-16 Bolton Wanderers, Free |

Emile Heskey
Emile Heskey

Source: Football card #32 Emile Heskey issued by Topps under the Match Attax 2009-10 series, 2009.

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Emile Heskey
Emile Heskey

Source: Football card #32 Emile Heskey issued by Topps under the Match Attax 2009-10 series, 2009.

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Villa Career

Seasons Active, Fee, Starts (Sub) | Goals |

2009-12 Aston Villa, £3.33m, 72 (40) | 14 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

Martin O’Neill |
Gérard Houllier |
Alex McLeish |

First Squad Appearance

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Debut Appearance

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Portsmouth (a), Premier League

DEBUT

First Goal

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Final Appearance

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Norwich City (a), Premier League

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Honours

2009-10 League Cup Runners Up |

Height

(6 ft 2 in) 1.88 m

Foot

Right

International Team

England

Emile Heskey

Player #819 for Aston Villa, Emile William Ivanhoe Heskey known as Emile Heskey played as a centre forward for the club between 2008-09 and 2011-12 making 112 appearances and scoring 14 goals.

Heskey was born in Leicester on 11 January 1978 and was signed by Martin O’Neill from Wigan Athletic for £3,330,000 on 24 January 2009.

O’Neill handed Heskey his debut appearance for Villa three days later on Tuesday, 27 January 2009 aged 31 and he scored his first goal for the club on debut as Villa won 1-0 at Portsmouth.

If that suggested Villa had acquired a goalscoring centre forward nothing could be further from the truth - that wasn’t Heskey’s game and as a team-mate he was all the better for it.

A self-less player who brought the best out of those around him Heskey was a sensible though not sensational signing but gave Villa sterling service despite being in the final years of his career.

In truth Heskey was a much maligned player throughout his career but like the old adage you never realise how much you want something until it’s gone.

Heskey proved an excellent foil for Villa’s attack even approaching the end of his career.

The naysayers may not have appreciated his contribution but that was their loss, not Villa’s.