|15, Edgar, David|
|Written by Warren|
|Wednesday, 01 July 2009|
Name : David Edward Edgar
Date of birth: 19 May 1987
Place of birth: Kitchener, Canada
Position: Centre back
Previous Club: Newcastle United, Swansea City(Loan)
Signed by Owen Coyle
Fee: £300.000 initialy rising to a reported £500.000 with add-ons
Contract: Signed a 4 years deal on the 1st July 2009
International Stats: Canadian International. U21s 24 Caps, 2 Goals. U17 2 Caps
His early life was torn between Football and Ice Hockey, but at age 13 Edgar chose football and after impressing in trials for numerous football clubs including Celtic, Edgar was offered a scholarship at the Newcastle United academy, which he accepted, at Age 14.
Edgar began playing regularly in the academy and made his debut for the reserve team on 10 April 2003 against Bradford City.
He made his debut for the Canada under-20 team just three months after first appearing at under-17 level, on 15 October 2003, against Panama at the Torneo Mondialito, aged just 16. The following month, he was named in the Canada squad for the World Youth Championships, that took place in the UAE. Unfortunately Edgar was an unused substitute in each of Canada's matches, as they finished third in their group.
Edgar continued to appear for Newcastle's reserves and he was called up to the first team squad due to a lengthy injury list midway through the 2006-07 Premiership season.
He made his first team debut for Newcastle against Bolton Wanderers on 26 December 2006. On 1 January 2007 during his home debut, he scored his first goal for the club with a long range strike against Manchester United in a 2-2 draw.
Edgar was playing in the unfamiliar position of full back as part of a makeshift Newcastle defence consisting of three under-21 players and a winger, due to injuries to first team defenders.
Edgar was later named man of the match and drew praise from then Newcastle manager Glenn Roeder for his performance during the game.
On 1 February 2007 he was named as Canadian Youth Player of the Year for the 2006 season.
On 5 May 2007 he signed a new contract with Newcastle that will keep him at the club until 2009.
Towards the end of the season he was given a run of games in the first team and was praised by manager Kevin Keegan for his performance against Reading.
April 2008 David Edgar stated in the press that he believes that he needs to bulk up in order to compete in the Premier League, after facing players like Dean Ashton and Emile Heskey.
Edgar scored his second goal for the club in a 5-1 loss against Liverpool on 28th December 2008.On the last day of the 2008/09 Season Edgar was sent off in the last minute against Aston Villa, a game that Newcastle lost 1-0, thus confirming their relegation from the Premier League.
Edgar's appearances at Turf Moor during the Clarets' year in the Premier League were limited in March 2010 Swansea City secured David's services as Brian Laws allowed him to make a loan switch, David made five starts for the Swans scoring one goal, as Swansea narrowly missed out on the play-off places.
And since his return from his first loan spell, Edgar has played just six more times for Burnley, the latest coming in the goalless draw with QPR on 15 January.
Burnley boss Eddie Howe allowed the defender to return to Swansea in Januray 2011, but the loan deal fell through due to FIFA not accepting the paperwork. An administration error within the documents, ment that FIFA pulled the plug. David returned to Burnley after just five days, and was put straight into contention of the first team.
The 23-year-old Canadian under-20 international made just six appearances for Burnley this season.
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