|Full name||Jlloyd Samuel|
|Date of birth||March 29, 1981|
|Place of birth||San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1. Events 1461 - Wars of the Roses: Battle of Towton - Edward of York defeats Queen Margaret to become King Year 1981 ( MCMLXXXI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 The City of San Fernando is the larger of the two major cities in Trinidad and Tobago, and the second largest Municipality The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (ˈtrɪnɪdæd ən təˈbeɪgoʊ is an archipelagic state in the southern Caribbean, lying northeast of the South American 80 m)|
|Current club||Bolton Wanderers|
West Ham United
→ Gillingham (loan)
|200?–2004||England U-21||7 (0)|
1 Senior club appearances and goals
Jlloyd Samuel (born March 29, 1981 in San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago) is an English football defender of Trinidadian descent, who currently plays for Bolton Wanderers. Events 1461 - Wars of the Roses: Battle of Towton - Edward of York defeats Queen Margaret to become King Year 1981 ( MCMLXXXI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 The City of San Fernando is the larger of the two major cities in Trinidad and Tobago, and the second largest Municipality The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (ˈtrɪnɪdæd ən təˈbeɪgoʊ is an archipelagic state in the southern Caribbean, lying northeast of the South American England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered In Association football (soccer a defender is a player who tries to prevent the other team from scoring Bolton Wanderers Football Club is an English professional football club based in Horwich, in the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton, Greater
Jlloyd, or as he is sometimes credited, 'Walter' (after the Internazionale defender Walter Samuel) or among his close friends, 'Sammy', attended St Joseph's Academy, Blackheath, London through the 90's. Football Club Internazionale Milano, most commonly referred to as simply Internazionale, or Inter, is an Italian professional football club Wálter Adrián Samuel (born Wálter Adrián Luján March 23, 1978 in Firmat, Santa Fe Province) is an Argentine Football He was a valuable member of the school football teams as well as the London Schoolboys teams. Jlloyd spent his youth football at Charlton Athletic, before signing a professional contract with Aston Villa. Charlton Athletic Football Club (also known as The Addicks) is a professional football club based in Charlton, in the London Borough of There was a dispute with Charlton concerning "poaching" of their youth system by Aston Villa and at the FA tribunal which was set up in response to the charges, John Gregory was famously quoted as saying that he'd signed Jlloyd and didn't expect him to play for the first team. The Football Association, also known as simply The FA, is the governing body of football in England and the Crown Dependencies of Jersey John Charles Gregory (born May 11 1954 in Scunthorpe, England) is an English former footballer and manager.
As a youth, Jlloyd played for the sunday league team Senrab F.C. and West Ham United, and was released from the East London club on the same day as Paul Konchesky, Bobby Zamora (both of whom have since returned to the Hammers) and Fitz Hall, now of QPR. Sunday league football is a term used in England to describe those Association football leagues which play on Sunday as opposed to the more usual Saturday Senrab FC is a Sunday League football team based at Wanstead Flats in the Poplar district of London, England. } West Ham United Football Club is an English football club based in Upton Park, London Borough of Newham, East London, who have played Paul Martyn Konchesky (born 15 May 1981 in Barking, London) is a professional English football player currently playing Robert Lester "Bobby" Zamora (born January 16, 1981 in Barking, London) is a native born English footballer of Fitz Benjamin Hall (born December 20 1980, Walthamstow, London) is an English footballer who plays for Queens Park Queens Park Rangers Football Club is an English football club, based in Shepherds Bush in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham in West London 
Samuel's Aston Villa debut came after 51 minutes of a second-leg League Cup match against Chester City F.C., on September 21, 1999 which finished 5-0 in Aston Villa's favor. The Football League Cup, commonly known as the League Cup, is an English football competition Chester City Football Club is an English football club from Chester. Events 1217 - The Estonian tribal leader Lembitu of Lehola was killed in a battle against Teutonic Knights. Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar)
Since the beginning of his Aston Villa career, Jlloyd has also been on loan to Gillingham F.C., where he made seven full appearances and one substitute appearance between October 25 and December 3, 2001. Gillingham Football Club is an English professional football club based in the town of Gillingham, Kent. Events 1147 - The Portuguese, under Afonso I, and Crusaders from England and Flanders conquer Lisbon after a Events 1800 - War of the Second Coalition: Battle of Hohenlinden, French Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar.
Though looking set for the 2002 European Under-21 Championships, Samuel picked up a groin injury which ensured his being out of action for a sustained period of time. See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar.
When Graham Taylor took over the reins at Villa, Samuel became more assured of a place on the team, despite his nervousness on the pitch. Graham Taylor OBE (born 15 September 1944 Worksop, Nottinghamshire) is a football manager and a former player His best season, however, was 2003-04, as, under newly appointed Villa boss David O'Leary, he rose to become one of the best left-backs in the Premier League and was selected in the England squad for the game against Sweden, although his involvement only went as far as being an unused substitute. David Anthony O'Leary is an Irish football manager and former player The Premier League, colloquially referred to as the Premiership, is an English professional league for football clubs The English national football team represents England in international football and is controlled by The Football Association, the governing body for football The Swedish national football team is the national football team of Sweden and is controlled by the Swedish Football Association.
He claimed that he wanted to change back to represent Trinidad and Tobago in World Cup 2006, but the application rejected by FIFA. 
However in 2004-05, Samuel's place in the team was due to a severe lack of options in the squad rather than his own form as he soon began to look like the player he had been earlier on in his career, nervous and indecisive on the ball. Samuel lost his place in the team to Netherlands international defender Wilfred Bouma, who signed from Dutch side PSV Eindhoven at the start of the 2005-06 season, though throughout the few appearances Samuel did make during this season due to Bouma's severe lack of basic match fitness, he showed promise that he was gaining in confidence and game awareness once again. Wilfred Bouma (born June 15, 1978 in Helmond, North Brabant) is a Dutch football player who currently plays for English The Netherlands ( Dutch:, ˈnedərlɑnt is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which consists of the Netherlands the Netherlands Philips Sport Vereniging ( English: Philips Sports Union) widely known either as PSV or PSV Eindhoven, is a Sports club from
During his appearance on MTV's Footballers Cribs, Samuel revealed he calls himself 'Sweetboy' and calls his girlfriend Emma Pritchard 'Sweetgirl'.
In March 2007 he hinted on his personal website that his time with Aston Villa could be about to come to an end due to lack of recent opportunities. Samuel had been a professional at Villa for the last decade but the signing of Bouma and various injury problems limited his playing time over the last two years. He signed a four year contract with Bolton Wanderers on 1 July 2007. "July 1st" redirects here For the Ayumi Hamasaki song see H (song. He was former Wanderers' boss, Sammy Lee's first signing. Samuel "Sammy" Lee (born 7 February 1959 in Liverpool) is an English football coach and former player