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OLE SOLSKJAER

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https://www.manutd.com/en/players-and-staff/detail/ole-gunnar-solskjaer
APPEARANCES: 366 TOTAL GOALS: 126
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reluctantly called time on his United playing career on 28 August 2007 – eleven years and three days after it began with a goalscoring debut.
On the field, the Norwegian became an embodiment of United’s never-say-die spirit in their most successful decade, often scoring late goals when points or trophies looked to have been lost. But off the field, he finally had to admit one defeat - in his battle with a persistent knee injury. 
On retiring, Ole said: “I would like to thank the manager, the coaching and medical staff and most of all the supporters. "The supporters have been fantastic and were a real inspiration to me when I was out injured. I feel proud to have represented United for 11 years and have some very special memories." 
Ole's many career highlights include his four goals in 12 minutes as a substitute at Nottingham Forest, in United…

Super-computer calculates likelihood of Huddersfield Town relegation this season

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https://www.examinerlive.co.uk/sport/football/news/super-computer-calculates-likelihood-huddersfield-15583816?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
The super-computer from the University of Reading does not have good news for Town fans
By David Dubas-Fisher 24 DEC 2018
Prepare yourselves Huddersfield Town fans, it’s going to be a long old Premier League season - or so say the boffins.
The Terriers have been given an 84% chance of being relegated by a league prediction model developed by leading academics at the University of Reading. In fact, the model suggests that David Wagner’s side have a 35% chance of finishing bottom.
Fulham are also tipped for the drop with an 89% chance of heading to the Championship.
Cardiff have a 60% chance, Southampton a 37% chance and Burnley a 14% chance.
At the other end of the table it’s Manchester City who are the overwhelming favourites for the title with an 84% chance of lifting the trophy at the end of the season.
Liverpool are second favourites w…

TEAM NEWS FOR UNITED V HUDDERSFIELD ON BOXING DAY

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by Adam Marshall Monday 24 December 2018 11:10
Manchester United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is pondering his selection for his first home game in charge - the Boxing Day meeting with Huddersfield Town (kick-off 15:00 GMT).
The Norwegian will be met by a rapturous reception from the Old Trafford crowd when the Reds look to build on the 5-1 victory at Cardiff City at the weekend.
No fresh injury worries were reported after an excellent team performance, although it remains to be seen if any of those not involved are available, such as full-back Antonio Valencia, centre-backs Chris Smalling and Marcos Rojo, midfielder Scott McTominay and striker Romelu Lukaku.
Alexis Sanchez is back in Manchester as he continues to recover from injury, while youngsters Angel Gomes and James Garner travelled with the first-team squad to Wales.
Ole has revealed he will give all of his players the opportun…

17 - Rajiv van La Parra (Midfielder)

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DATE OF BIRTH: 04/06/1991 HEIGHT: 181 cm SIGNED: 01/06/2016 COUNTRY: Netherlands
Huddersfield Town completed the signing of winger Rajiv van La Parra from Wolverhampton Wanderers in March 2016.
The 25 year-old initially joins the Club on an Emergency Loan until 31 May 2016, with the transfer then becoming permanent for an undisclosed fee.
Van La Parra’s contract at Huddersfield Town will run until the summer of 2019, with the Club having the option of a further year’s extension at that stage.
A former Netherlands Under-21 international, van La Parra can play on either wing or in a more central attacking role.
Born on 4 June 1991 in Rotterdam in the Netherlands, van La Parra comes from a big footballing family; he is a half-brother to Newcastle United midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, whilst former Everton wide-man Royston Drenthe is his cousin.
Rajiv started his footballing career in the Feyenoord youth system, but he moved to France to turn professional with Ligue 1 Caen. He spent thr…

Preview: Manchester United vs. Huddersfield Town

Solskjaer must decide whether to make changes to a winning team, but his attack could remain the same with Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial both impressing at Cardiff.
Juan Mata is a potential inclusion having not been used in South Wales, while Eric Bailly could replace Phil Jones if Solskjaer chooses to be cautious over the centre-back's fitness.
Paul Pogba should keep his place in the team, with Fred the most likely inclusion in midfield should Solskjaer opt to rest either Nemanja Matic or Ander Herrera.
Chris Smalling could potentially make the bench after a foot problem, but Romelu Lukaku is expected to remain on compassionate leave.
Wagner is likely to make a number of changes to his Huddersfield side after criticising the performance during the defeat against Southampton.
Erik Durm and Elias Kachunga could both be given opportunities having come off the bench against the Saints, while Laurent Depoitre is a possible replacement for Steve Mounie.
Rajiv van La Parra and Jonatha…

Manchester United-Huddersfield: Match Preview

https://www.premierleague.com/match/38494

Manchester United will be looking to build on a 5-1 victory over Cardiff City last time out.
Huddersfield Town go into the match on a run of five straight Premier League defeats. Did you know?
Man Utd have never lost a Premier League match at Old Trafford against Yorkshire opposition, winning 26 and drawing six. The last Yorkshire side to win there in the league were Sheffield Wednesday in April 1986.
Huddersfield have not scored in seven of their last 10 matches against United.
The Terriers are looking for a first win at Man Utd in 16 fixtures and since September 1930, when they won 6-0.
Man Utd are outside the top five on Christmas Day for the third time since Sir Alex Ferguson retired. Under Ferguson, United were never in such a position. Match officials 
Referee: Jonathan Moss Assistants: Stuart Burt, Andy Halliday Fourth official: Craig Pawson

Huddersfield Town

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In 1906, at a meeting in the Imperial Hotel, members of the Huddersfield & District FA and other interested parties discussed the possibilities of starting up a professional soccer club in the town. After further public meetings local football enthusiasts eventually managed to acquire land for a ground in Leeds Road and following another meeting in the Albert Hotel in June 1908 local woollen manufacturer and main benefactor Mr J Hilton Crowther was instrumental in forming the new Huddersfield Town AFC, which joined the North-Eastern League with a capital of £2,000. In the same year they rented the Leeds Road ground from the Huddersfield Association Ground Company, who had bought the old showground in order to stage important local matches. An old tramcar was the dressing room and ticket office at Leeds Road. If that was not available the teams used a pub or a tent
Huddersfield Town now play at the originally called McAlpine Stadium, officially opened in 1994, as a result of a joi…

Why ‘The Terriers’?

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https://huddersfieldtowncollection.wordpress.com/the-story-of-the-terrier/
Good question. After all, since time immemorial they had always been – and to many fans they still are and always will be – ‘The Town’. The simple answer is that it was a marketing ploy by Club Promotion Officer Bill Brook. In late 1969 Town were riding high near the top of the Second Division with promotion a distinct possibility and Brook felt the time was ripe to project a new image and inject a bit of modernity into what was effectively a fusty old football club. Beginning with a new nickname, further innovations would include the ‘Terrier Pool’ which was a sort of raffle system whereby people effectively won cash prizes in return for injecting the club with some much needed cash.
The first reference that I can find to Town being called ‘The Terriers’ was in the Huddersfield Daily Examiner report of the home game against Bolton Wanderers on 27th September 1969: “One wag in the crowd, just before the winning…

23 - Collin Quaner (Midfielder)

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Biography
DATE OF BIRTH
18/06/1991
HEIGHT
191cm
SIGNED
20/01/2017
COUNTRY
Germany
Huddersfield Town completed the permanent signing of German striker Collin Quaner from 2. Bundesliga club Union Berlin in the January 2017 transfer window.
The 25 year-old forward put pen to paper on a three-and-a-half-year contract that runs until the summer of 2020, with the terms of his transfer remaining undisclosed.
Born on 18 June 1991 in Dusseldorf, Germany, Collin began his career at Fortuna Dusseldorf, making his way through the Academy to ply for the Under-19s and then the second team in the German fourth tier.
Ahead of 2010/11 season, he completed a transfer to 2. Bundesliga club Arminia Bielefeld. He spent one full season there, making eight starts and 10 substitute appearances in the German second tier at just 19. He scoring his first goal in a game at Hertha Berlin in September 2010, also earning international honours for the German Under-20 side.
Quaner moved across the division to join F…

19 - Danny Williams (Midfielder)

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Biography
DATE OF BIRTH
08/03/1989
HEIGHT
182cm
SIGNED
04/07/2017
COUNTRY
 USA
USA international Danny Williams joined Huddersfield Town on a free transfer from Reading on Independence Day in America!
The combative midfielder arrives with a host of experience under his belt in the top echelons of German and English football as the Terriers prepare for the Club’s first ever season in the Premier League.
Williams was born on 8 March 1989 in Karlsruhe, Germany. Much like Town Head Coach David Wagner, Danny is a native German but qualifies to play for the United States at international level through his father.
He joined his hometown club Karlsruher SC as a youngster, but moved to Bundesliga side SC Freiburg’s Academy and turned professional there.
He made his senior debut aged 20 on 22 January 2010 against Town’s pre-season opponent VfB Stuttgart and went on to make nine appearances that season, including two starts, largely at right back.
Danny was on the move in August 2011, completin…

14 - Ramadan Sobhi (Midfielder)

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Biography
DATE OF BIRTH
23/01/1997
HEIGHT
183 cm
SIGNED
12/06/2018
COUNTRY
Egypt
Ramadan Sobhi joined Huddersfield Town from Stoke City on Tuesday 12 June 2018 for an undisclosed fee.
Born on 23 January 1997 in the capital city of Cairo, Ramadan began his football career with Al Ahly, joining the Club as an eight-year-old.
He made his debut in the Egyptian Premier League only a few days after turning 16 on 6 February 2014 and didn’t have to wait long for his first senior goal, netting in June during a 3-0 win over Misr Lel-Makkasa.
A brace against Petrojet in a 4–0 win soon followed as Sobhi and Al Ahly went on to claim the league title in his debut season.
Now established as a First Team regular, Al Ahly finished runners-up to rivals Zamalek the following season, but the silverware kept coming for Ramadan as his team won back-to-back Egyptian Super Cups in 2014 and 2015.
Sobhi made his debut for the Egyptian national team against Tanzania on 14 June 2015 in the first round of the 201…

11 - Adama Diakhaby (Midfielder)

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Biography
DATE OF BIRTH
05/07/1996
HEIGHT
184 cm
SIGNED
20/07/2018
COUNTRY
France
Huddersfield Town completed the signing of Adama Diakhaby from Champions League side AS Monaco on Friday 20 July 2018 for an undisclosed fee.
Born on 5 July 1996 in Ajaccio, France, six-foot tall Adama also qualifies to represent Senegal at international level through his heritage.
The left-footed attacker played for several teams in his youth, lately SM Caen and Rennes.
It was at Caen that the youngster started to make an impact, breaking into the Club’s second team in the 2013/14 season when still a teenager.
He was offered a new contract by Caen at the conclusion of the campaign but, amid reported links to AS Roma, 1860 Munich, Tottenham Hotspur and FC Sion among others, he chose to move to Rennes, where he continued to play second team football.
Adama’s senior debut came at Rennes early in the 2016/17 season, making his debut in Ligue 1 – the top division in France – as a substitute against OGC Nice…

37 - Erik Durm (Defender)

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Biography
DATE OF BIRTH
12/05/1992
HEIGHT
183 cm
SIGNED
13/07/2018
COUNTRY
Germany
Huddersfield Town completed the permanent transfer of German international defender Erik Durm from Borussia Dortmund for an undisclosed fee on 13 July 2018.
The full back - a World Cup winner with Germany in 2014 - has signed a one-year contract, with the Terriers having the option on extending it into the 2019/20 season.
Born on 12 May 1992 in Pirmasens, Germany, Erik started his football career as a striker in the youth teams of SG Rieschweiler and 1. FC Saarbrücken, where he was a prolific scorer for their Under-17 and Under-19 sides, netting 32 goals over two-and-a-half seasons.
That form earned him a move to Mainz 05 in July 2010, where his scoring form continued. 16 goals in 24 U19 Bundesliga games for his new club earned him a place in the second team, where he netted 10 goals in 18 games in the German fourth tier, the Regionalliga West.
His performances for Mainz earned Erik German caps at both…

27 - Jon Gorenc Stanković (Defender)

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Biography
DATE OF BIRTH
14/01/1996
HEIGHT
190cm
SIGNED
08/07/2016
COUNTRY
 Slovenia
Huddersfield Town completed the permanent transfer of Jon Gorenc Stanković from German side Borussia Dortmund for an undisclosed fee in July 2016.
The 21 year-old centre back signed a four year contract running until the summer of 2020, with the Club having the option to extend the deal by a further year at that point. 
Born in the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana, Jon is capped by his country at Under-21 level and had recently called up to the nation’s senior squad for the first time. 
The 6’ 3” tall defender was already well known to Town’s Head Coach David Wagner; the pair worked together at Borussia Dortmund II once the player signed for the Club in 2014. 
Jon began his career at Slovenian side NK Domžale, where he made his senior debut as a 16 year-old. 
After his first 11 appearances for the First Team, he was signed by Borussia Dortmund on an initial loan deal. 
He spent his debut season playing …

12 - Ben Hamer (backup Goalkeeper)

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Biography
DATE OF BIRTH
20/11/1987
HEIGHT
193 cm
SIGNED
01/07/2018
COUNTRY
England
Ben Hamer became Town’s first signing ahead of the 2018/19 Premier League campaign as he joined on a free transfer from Leicester City.
Born on 20 November 1987 in Somerset, Ben – who stands at 6’ 4” tall – actually moved to Germany with his family as a three-year-old, moving back to England five years later.
His career in professional football started when he joined the Reading Academy as a 15-year-old, eventually turning professional with the Royals.
Ben’s first senior football came on loan at Crawley Town in the National League in the 2006/07 campaign. Eventually staying for the entire season, the experience was a huge success, with Ben a virtual ever-present as he was named the Club’s Young Player of the Year.
Hamer spent most of the following campaign on loan at League 2 Brentford and, on the back of further impressive performances, he re-signed on loan for the 2008/09 season. It was in that spell…

David Wagner (Head Coach First Team)

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DATE OF BIRTH: 19/10/1971 SIGNED: 05/11/2015 COUNTRY: Germany
David Wagner became Huddersfield Town’s Head Coach upon his appointment on 5 November 2015.
The first man from outside the UK and Ireland to lead the First Team, David started his managerial career at Borussia Dortmund II in 2011, where he enjoyed had a successful four years at the helm.
After his Under-23 side won promotion in Wagner’s first season in charge, David then oversaw the highest league finish for the German outfit’s second team two years later.
A key part of Wagner’s philosophy throughout his time in Dortmund was the development of young players for the First Team, most notably helping the progress of current German international Erik Durm.
Before taking up coaching, Wagner’s playing career saw him turn out for the likes of Frankfurt and Mainz but most notably at Schalke as a striker, where he was part of the 1997 UFEA Cup winning squad.
Wagner also won eight international caps for the United States of America duri…

24 - Steve Mounié (Forward)

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Biography
DATE OF BIRTH
29/09/1994
HEIGHT
190cm
SIGNED
05/07/2017
COUNTRY
 Benin
Benin striker Steve Mounié joined Town from Montpellier as the Club’s record signing, as the figure surpassed the fee for Aaron Mooy.
Born in Parakou, Benin on 29 September 1994, Steve moved to France as a youngster and started his professional football career in Montpellier’s Academy.
He made his First Team bow in October 2014, coming on in a cup game against AC Ajaccio. Another two appearances followed at the start of the 2015/16 season, but his first sustained period of senior football came through a loan spell at Nîmes Olympique, who he joined in August of that season.
Mounié was a real hit at the Top scored for the Ligue 2 club, netting 11 goals in 33 appearances in his first full season for the mid-table side.
That form earned him a contract extension with Montpellier, with Steve committing to a further two seasons in a new deal running until the summer of 2019
He subsequently became a regular star…

20 - Laurent Depoitre (Forward)

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Biography
DATE OF BIRTH
07/12/1988
HEIGHT
191cm
SIGNED
25/06/2017
COUNTRY
 Belgium
Huddersfield Town completed the signing of Belgian international striker Laurent Depoitre from Portuguese giants FC Porto on Friday 23 June 2017.
Born in Tournai, Belgium, Depoitre began his professional at his hometown club, RFC Tournai, before moving to RRC Péruwelz in 2007.
He moved up the Belgian leagues to sign for Eendracht Aalst in 2009; the Club that Town signed goalkeeper Nico Vaesen from in 1998. Laurent was named the Club’s Player of the Season in his debut year and went on to help the team win the Belgian Third Division on 2011, going on to score 19 goals in 49 games across the third and second tiers.
Depoitre was linked with several clubs in the summer of 2012 and opted to join Oostende of the Second Division. His 14 goals in 34 league games helped the side gain immediate promotion to the Belgian top flight and he netted 10 in 37 in his maiden Pro League campaign.
Laurent decided not to ex…