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Marc Wilson (Irish footballer)

Marc Wilson (Irish footballer)
Wilson playing for Portsmouth
Personal information
Full nameMarc David Wilson
Date of birth17 August 1987(age 29)
Place of birthAghagallon, Northern Ireland
Height1.88 m
Playing positionRight back / Left back / Centre midfield
Club information
Current clubStoke City
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Marc David Wilson (born 17 August 1987) is a Irish footballer who plays as a defender or midfielder for Premier League club Stoke City and the Republic of Ireland national team.

Wilson left his home town of Aghagallon in 2000 to join the Manchester United Academy, After four years he was released and was signed by Hampshire club Portsmouth. He went out on loan to Bournemouth, Luton Town and Yeovil Town to gain first team experience before making his Premier League debut on boxing day in 2008. After Portsmouth were relegated to the Football League in 2010 Wilson was named as club captain. In August 2010 he joined Stoke City in a deal which saw Stoke duo Liam Lawrence and Dave Kitson join Pompey.

Wilson got his first call up to the Republic of Ireland senior squad for their game against Brazil in March 2010, and made his first appearance as a sub in February 2011 during the 3 0 Nations Cup win over Wales.


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