Geordie fact. Wilson registered an impressive ten goals in a stop-start 2023/24 campaign, becoming Newcastle United’s second-highest Premier League goalscorer of all time by surpassing Peter Beardsley’s record of 46 in May 2024.
Country of BirthEngland
Date of Birth27.02.1992
Date of Debut12.09.2020

England striker Wilson joined United from Bournemouth in September 2020, opening his Magpies account on his debut against West Ham.

He began his career at hometown club Coventry City, rising through the club's academy and enjoying loan spells at Kettering and Tamworth before scoring 23 goals in 55 senior appearances for the Sky Blues.

After joining the Cherries in 2014, Wilson fired the south coast outfit to promotion in his first season - scoring 20 goals in 45 Championship outings - before becoming Bournemouth's talisman in the Premier League. His performances brought full international recognition in November 2018, with Wilson scoring on his England debut against the United States at Wembley.

And in 2020/21, his first season at St. James' Park, Wilson finished as the Magpies' leading goalscorer, bagging 12 goals in 28 outings as United recorded a 12th-placed finish in the Premier League.

Ahead of the 2021/22 campaign, his efforts in front of goal were rewarded as he was handed the club's iconic number nine shirt and since then he has been a prolific line-leader for the Magpies, with his return of 18 goals in 31 league games in 2022/23 helping to fire United back into Europe before another double-figure tally the following season moved him into second place in the club's all-time Premier League goalscorers list.

Only Alan Shearer has netted more goals for Newcastle United in the Premier League than Wilson.