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Chris Wood

Player name

Squad number

9

Name

Chris Wood

Nationality

New Zealand

Date of birth

07/12/1991

Place of birth

Auckland

Height

191cm

Weight

80kg

Position

Striker

July 2015 saw striker Chris Wood join from Leicester City on a four-year deal.

Wood, 23, arrived at Elland Road for an undisclosed fee, with the club having beaten off stiff competition from other Championship rivals for his signature.

The New Zealand international became United’s fourth summer signing following the additions of Charlie Horton, Lee Erwin and Sol Bamba.

Wood, who joined Leicester from West Brom in 2013, scored 20 times during his 62 appearances in all competitions for the Foxes.

He found the net on the opening day of the Premier League season in Leicester’s 2-2 draw with Everton, but top-flight opportunities became limited for the striker and he subsequently moved on loan to Ipswich for the second half of 2014/15.

Wood’s career began in New Zealand - representing Cambridge FC, Waikato FC and then Hamilton Wanderers - before he made the switch to England with West Brom as a highly-rated youngster back in 2009.

Four years at the Hawthorns, which included loan spells at Barnsley, Brighton, Birmingham, Bristol City and Millwall, brought limited first-team chances with the Baggies, and he eventually joined Leicester permanently in January 2013 following a prolific loan stint at Millwall.

Wood ended that campaign with an impressive 22 goals from 43 appearances, establishing himself as one of the division’s hottest properties. He netted eight in 29 games during Leicester’s promotion-winning campaign and featured seven times in the Premier League last season.

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Season Appearances Goals Yellow cards Red cards Minutes played
2015/2016 27 8 1 0 2073
Season 2015/2016
Appearances 27
Goals 8
Yellow cards 1
Red cards 0
Minutes played 2073

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