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|Full Name||Michael James Woods|
|Date of Birth||6 April 1990|
|Place of Birth||York, England|
|Debut||6 January 2007|
|Games (goals)||2 (0)|
|Other clubs|| Leeds United|
Notts County (loan)
Michael Woods (born 6 April 1990) is a midfielder who formerly played for Chelsea. He made two appearances for the first team, both coming in the FA Cup in the 2006-07 season. He left the club in 2011, a succession of injuries having hindered his development.
Woods joined from Leeds United with team-mate Tom Taiwo, much to the chagrin of former Chelsea owner Ken Bates, Chairman of Leeds at the time. Chelsea were accused of tapping-up, and eventually a deal was struck whereby £2.5m per player was paid to Leeds.
His two FA Cup appearances were the highlight of his Blues career. He made his debut against Macclesfield Town, becoming the club's third-youngest debutant in history, before coming on again in the following round against Nottingham Forest. He was also an ever-present in the run to the FA Youth Cup Final in 2007-08.
Firmly entrenched in the Reserve team at the age of 17, injuries affected his 2008-09 season. After falling ill at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup, he suffered a serious knee injury in October 2009 and would not be seen in a Blue shirt until July of 2010, having suffered an ankle injury in between.
In December 2010, Michael joined Notts County on a short-term loan, but returned after making just two appearances. In March of 2011, he picked up another long-term ankle and in June was released as a free agent with his contract expired.
Just under a year after leaving the club Michael joined Yeovil Town, where he would remain until the end of the season before a brief spell at Doncaster Rovers. After a successful season at non-league Harrogate Town he returned to the Football League in 2014, signing for Hartlepool United.
Michael represented England at Under-16, Under-17, Under-19 and Under-20 levels.
Youth Team Football
Reserve Team Football
Senior Club Football
|Season||Club||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Europe||Other||Total|
|2010-11||Notts County (loan)||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||0|
- 2007 UEFA U-17 European Championship (Runner-Up)