Jonathan Woodgate
Jonathan Woodgate
Personal information
Date of Birth 22 January 1980
Place of Birth England
Leeds career
Playing position Defender
Number 6
Youth 5/1997 - 10/1998
Senior 10/1998 - 1/2003

Jonathan Simon Woodgate (born 22 January 1980) plays as a defender. Woodgate joined Leeds United at the age of sixteen. He helped Leeds to win the FA Youth Cup in 1997, and in October the following year made his debut for the senior side.

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. He was regarded as one of the most complete all round players to come through the Leeds academy. And he performed for Leeds in the days where they competed in the UEFA Cup, Champions League and were regularly competing towards the top of the Premier League.

His number of appearances were heavily reduced due to picking up several injuries on different occasions. Woodgate only played 104 games over his 5 season Leeds United senior career.

Jonathan Woodgate is number 38 in Leeds United's 100 greatest players.