James Husband (footballer)

This article is about the football player. For the musical artist, see James Husband.
James Husband
Personal information
Full name James Andrew Husband[1]
Date of birth (1994-01-03) 3 January 1994
Place of birth Leeds, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[2]
Playing position Left wing-back
Club information
Current team
Number 40
Youth career
2010–2011 Doncaster Rovers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 Doncaster Rovers 64 (4)
2014– Middlesbrough 3 (0)
2015Fulham (loan) 5 (0)
2015Fulham (loan) 12 (0)
2016Huddersfield Town (loan) 11 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:03, 11 April 2016 (UTC).

James Andrew Husband (born 3 January 1994) is an English professional footballer who plays for Middlesbrough as left wing-back.


Doncaster Rovers

Husband was born in Leeds, West Yorkshire, he attended Wigton Moor Primary School and Boston Spa School. After coming through the Leeds United Academy, he moved to Doncaster Rovers and signed a two-year scholarship terms in the summer of 2010. He signed his first professional contract in November 2011, on a 2 12-year deal, after reported interest from Premier League clubs.[3] He made his first team debut on 17 April 2012, in a 0–0 draw with Middlesbrough, coming on as a second-half substitute for Shelton Martis,[4] and his first start four days later as Doncaster beat Coventry City 2–0.[5] Husband was named man of the match in Rovers' League Cup round two win over Hull City.

Husband's first goals for Rovers came as he was temporarily moved to play in left midfield. The first was at Crawley Town on 18 February,[6] followed by a second eight days later at Shrewsbury Town.[7] At the end of that season, Rovers were promoted to the Championship.

Husband scored his first goal of the new season on 16 August 2013, when his over-hit cross went over the head of Blackburn Rovers' goalkeeper to complete a 2-0 victory.[8] Doncaster were relegated back to League One at the end of the season.


On 26 July 2014 it was announced that James Husband would join Championship side Middlesbrough in a swap deal for Curtis Main and a fee, believed to be in the region of £500,000. Husband scored his first goal for the U21's in a 2–1 victory over Newcastle United's U21's in December 2014.

Fulham (loan)

On 25 March 2015, Husband joined Fulham on loan until the end of the season as part of a deal that saw Fernando Amorebieta move the other way also on loan.[9] He re-joined Fulham, again on loan, for a month the following season in a similar deal to the previous one, with Amorebieta joining Middlesbrough on loan for the duration of the 2015-16 season.[10]

Huddersfield Town (loan)

Husband joined Huddersfield Town on an emergency loan on 8 January 2016. He made his début as a substitute in the 2–2 draw against Reading in the FA Cup 3rd round match at the John Smith's Stadium the following day. He made his league début the following week in the 1–1 draw against Fulham. He would play 12 games for the Terriers before his spell ended on 9 April 2016.

Career statistics

As of 10 January 2016.
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Doncaster Rovers 2011–12[11] Championship 300000000030
2012–13[12] League One 33320300020403
2013–14[13] 28100000000281
Total 64420300020714
Middlesbrough 2014–15[14] Championship 301020000060
2015–16[15] 000010000010
Total 301030000070
Fulham (loan) 2014–15[14] Championship 500000000050
2015–16[15] 12000000000120
Huddersfield Town (loan) 2015–16[15] Championship 001000000010
Career total 84440600020964


Doncaster Rovers


  1. "Professional retain list & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 18 May 2013. p. 35. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
  2. Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 465. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8.
  3. "Husband signs pro contract". Doncaster Rovers F.C. 21 November 2011. Archived from the original on 23 November 2011.
  4. "Husband makes quick impression on Saunders". Yorkshire Post. 19 April 2012. Retrieved 28 May 2014.
  5. "Coventry City 0 Doncaster Rovers 2". Doncaster Free Press. 21 April 2012. Retrieved 28 May 2012.
  6. "Crawley Town 1–1 Doncaster Rovers". BBC Sport. 18 February 2013. Retrieved 2 March 2013.
  7. "Shrewsbury Town 1–2 Doncaster Rovers". BBC Sport. 26 February 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2013.
  8. "Championship: Doncaster ease past Blackburn 2-0 as Theo Robinson and James Husband strike". Sky Sports. 17 August 2013. Retrieved 28 May 2014.
  9. "Middlesbrough sign Amorebieta as Husband joins Fulham". BBC Sport. 25 March 2015. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  10. "Husband Joins On Loan". Fulham FC. 28 August 2015. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  11. "Games played by James Husband in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  12. "Games played by James Husband in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  13. "Games played by James Husband in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  14. 1 2 "Games played by James Husband in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  15. 1 2 3 "Games played by James Husband in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Retrieved 10 January 2016.

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