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Matthew Briggs

Defender

Profile

  • Age: 23 years old (6 March 1991)
  • Place of Birth: Wandsworth, England
  • Nationality: English
  • Height: 188cm
  • Weight: 78kg
  • Debut: 13 May 2007: Middlesbrough 3-1 Fulham (Barclays Premier League)
  • Previous Club(s): Leyton Orient (loan), Peterborough (loan), Bristol City (loan), Watford (loan)

Biography

Having made his Fulham debut back in 2007, it is hard to believe that Matthew Briggs is still in his early 20s.

Recognised as not just a bright prospect for the Club, but his country too having become the Premier League’s youngest-ever player when he made his debut at the Riverside Stadium all those years ago. While playing time may have been restricted since, the left-back has always impressed when called upon, particularly in the 2011/12 UEFA Europa League - a competition in which he scored a spectacular first senior goal.

Primarily a left-back, Briggs holds desirable attributes at both ends of the pitch. He can defend, but he’s also extremely comfortable on the ball; he has pace, can pass, is athletic and can get up and down the pitch.

Briggs made eight appearances for the Club during 2012/13 and, having made a purposeful breakthrough, he will be looking to establish himself fully in the white of Fulham.

On 26th October 2012, the Club announced that Briggs had joined Bristol City on a one-month loan deal. He made four appearances for the Robins before returning to SW6.

Briggs was to go out on loan again, however, when it was announced in March 2013 that he would remain with promotion-chasing Watford in the Championship until the end of the season, with the full-back helping his side reach the Play-Off Final.

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Opposition Result Minutes
Played
Goals
Scored
Cards
Shown
Passing
Accuracy
Newcastle United
(Away) - 31 Aug 2013
L0 - 1 17' 67%
Sunderland
(Away) - 17 Aug 2013
W1 - 0 70' 85%
Overall
Minutes played 87
Appearances 2
Substitutions (On) 2
Offence
Goals -
Minutes per goal -
Shooting Accuracy  (On Target / Off Target) -
Dribbles (Successful) 1
Movement
Touches 62
Passes (Successful) 25
 »  Short (Successful) 24
 »  Long (Successful) 1
Throw-ins (Successful) 9
Defence
Goals Conceded 1
 »  Outside Box 1
Tackles (Won) 7
Clearances 2
Duels (Won) 11
 »  Ground Duels (Won) 10
 »  Aerial Duels (Won) 1
Discipline
Fouls (Committed / Suffered) 2 / 1
Bookings -
Sent Off -
Handballs 1