Gifton Noel-Williams

Date of birth21 January 1980
Place of birthIslington
NationalityEnglish
Weight92 kg
Height1.85 m
PositionForward

Gifton was again a regular in the Watford line-up in 2000-01 despite being hampered by a nagging leg injury.

He was also absent in the New Year following a groin operation but returned to first-team action before the end of the campaign.

At his best, he is a splendid centre forward in the traditional style, capable of holding the ball up well, getting on the end of crosses and leading the line with aplomb.

Following his release by the Hornets, Gifton joined Stoke City in May 2003 on a two-year deal but was made available for transfer in January 2005.
He joined Burnley in July 2005 with a two-year contract but was made available for transfer in May 2006.

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1996-97 Watford Coca-Cola League Cup
1
1997-98 Watford FA Cup 1
1998-99 Watford FA Cup 1
1999-00 Watford Premier League 1
2
1
2000-01 Watford FA Cup 1
2000-01 Watford League Division 1 28
4
8
1
2000-01 Watford Worthington Cup 2
1
2001-02 Watford FA Cup 1
1
2001-02 Watford League Division 1 15
14
6
2
2001-02 Watford Worthington Cup 5
2
2002-03 Watford FA Cup 1
2
2002-03 Watford League Division 1 8
8
1
2003-04 Stoke City Carling Cup 1
2003-04 Stoke City FA Cup 1
2003-04 Stoke City League Division 1 40
2
10
3
2004-05 Stoke City Carling Cup
1
2004-05 Stoke City League Championship 41
5
13
2
2005-06 Brighton and Hove Albion League Championship 7
2
2005-06 Burnley Carling Cup 1
2
2005-06 Burnley League Championship 17
12
2
1
2006-07 Burnley FA Cup 1
2006-07 Burnley League Championship 19
4
5
1
2008-09 Millwall League One 1
2008-09 Yeovil Town FA Cup 2
2008-09 Yeovil Town League One 6


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
24 Sep 1996 Sunderland v Watford L 1-0 Coca-Cola League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
14 Jan 1998 Sheffield Wednesday v Watford D 0-0 FA Cup 3rd round replay
02 Jan 1999 Tottenham Hotspur v Watford L 5-2 FA Cup 3rd round
06 Nov 1999 Sheffield Wednesday v Watford D 2-2 Premier League
20 Nov 1999 Watford v Newcastle United D 1-1 Premier League
27 Nov 1999 Watford v Sunderland L 2-3 Premier League
26 Aug 2000 Wimbledon v Watford D 0-0 League Division 1
28 Aug 2000 Watford v Sheffield United W 4-1 League Division 1
09 Sep 2000 Portsmouth v Watford W 1-3 League Division 1
12 Sep 2000 Blackburn Rovers v Watford W 3-4 League Division 1
16 Sep 2000 Watford v Crewe Alexandra W 3-0 League Division 1
19 Sep 2000 Notts County v Watford W 1-3 Worthington Cup 2nd round 1st leg
23 Sep 2000 Stockport County v Watford W 2-3 League Division 1
26 Sep 2000 Watford v Notts County L 0-2 Worthington Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
01 Oct 2000 Watford v Birmingham City W 2-0 League Division 1
14 Oct 2000 Watford v Queens Park Rangers W 3-1 League Division 1
17 Oct 2000 Watford v Gillingham D 0-0 League Division 1
21 Oct 2000 Nottingham Forest v Watford W 0-2 League Division 1
24 Oct 2000 Watford v Bolton Wanderers W 1-0 League Division 1
28 Oct 2000 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Watford D 2-2 League Division 1
31 Oct 2000 Watford v Manchester United L 0-3 Worthington Cup 3rd round
04 Nov 2000 Watford v Grimsby Town W 4-0 League Division 1
07 Nov 2000 Watford v Sheffield Wednesday L 1-3 League Division 1
11 Nov 2000 Tranmere Rovers v Watford L 2-0 League Division 1
18 Nov 2000 Watford v Preston North End L 2-3 League Division 1
03 Dec 2000 Bolton Wanderers v Watford L 2-1 League Division 1
09 Dec 2000 Crystal Palace v Watford L 1-0 League Division 1
16 Dec 2000 Watford v West Bromwich Albion D 3-3 League Division 1
26 Dec 2000 Fulham v Watford L 5-0 League Division 1
29 Dec 2000 Barnsley v Watford W 0-1 League Division 1
02 Jan 2001 Watford v Wimbledon W 3-1 League Division 1
06 Jan 2001 Watford v Everton L 1-2 FA Cup 3rd round
13 Jan 2001 Sheffield United v Watford W 0-1 League Division 1
20 Jan 2001 Watford v Fulham L 1-3 League Division 1
27 Jan 2001 Norwich City v Watford L 2-1 League Division 1
31 Mar 2001 West Bromwich Albion v Watford L 3-0 League Division 1
03 Apr 2001 Watford v Nottingham Forest W 3-0 League Division 1
07 Apr 2001 Watford v Crystal Palace D 2-2 League Division 1
14 Apr 2001 Grimsby Town v Watford L 2-1 League Division 1
17 Apr 2001 Watford v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 3-2 League Division 1
22 Apr 2001 Preston North End v Watford L 3-2 League Division 1
28 Apr 2001 Watford v Tranmere Rovers D 1-1 League Division 1
18 Aug 2001 Watford v Rotherham United W 3-2 League Division 1
21 Aug 2001 Watford v Plymouth Argyle W 1-0 Worthington Cup 1st round
25 Aug 2001 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Watford L 1-0 League Division 1
27 Aug 2001 Watford v Walsall W 2-1 League Division 1
09 Sep 2001 Watford v Wimbledon W 3-0 League Division 1
12 Sep 2001 Bristol City v Watford W 2-3 Worthington Cup 2nd round
15 Sep 2001 Watford v West Bromwich Albion L 1-2 League Division 1
22 Sep 2001 Crewe Alexandra v Watford L 1-0 League Division 1
30 Sep 2001 Watford v Preston North End D 1-1 League Division 1
09 Oct 2001 Watford v Bradford City W 4-1 Worthington Cup 3rd round
13 Oct 2001 Watford v Sheffield Wednesday W 3-1 League Division 1
20 Oct 2001 Grimsby Town v Watford W 0-3 League Division 1
23 Oct 2001 Watford v Nottingham Forest L 1-2 League Division 1
18 Nov 2001 Gillingham v Watford D 0-0 League Division 1
25 Nov 2001 Watford v Portsmouth W 3-0 League Division 1
27 Nov 2001 Watford v Charlton Athletic W 3-2 Worthington Cup 4th round
01 Dec 2001 Nottingham Forest v Watford D 0-0 League Division 1
09 Dec 2001 Coventry City v Watford W 0-2 League Division 1
15 Dec 2001 Watford v Crystal Palace W 1-0 League Division 1
19 Dec 2001 Sheffield Wednesday v Watford L 4-0 Worthington Cup Quarter-final
22 Dec 2001 Watford v Wolverhampton Wanderers D 1-1 League Division 1
29 Dec 2001 Walsall v Watford W 0-3 League Division 1
01 Jan 2002 Watford v Millwall L 1-4 League Division 1
05 Jan 2002 Watford v Arsenal L 2-4 FA Cup 3rd round
12 Jan 2002 Rotherham United v Watford D 1-1 League Division 1
15 Jan 2002 Millwall v Watford L 1-0 League Division 1
20 Jan 2002 Watford v Manchester City L 1-2 League Division 1
31 Jan 2002 Preston North End v Watford D 1-1 League Division 1
06 Feb 2002 Watford v Burnley L 1-2 League Division 1
10 Feb 2002 Watford v Grimsby Town W 2-0 League Division 1
16 Feb 2002 Sheffield Wednesday v Watford L 2-1 League Division 1
19 Feb 2002 Wimbledon v Watford D 0-0 League Division 1
09 Mar 2002 Crystal Palace v Watford W 0-2 League Division 1
16 Mar 2002 Watford v Coventry City W 3-0 League Division 1
23 Mar 2002 Barnsley v Watford L 2-0 League Division 1
21 Dec 2002 Watford v Bradford City W 1-0 League Division 1
26 Dec 2002 Wimbledon v Watford D 0-0 League Division 1
28 Dec 2002 Watford v Leicester City L 1-2 League Division 1
01 Jan 2003 Watford v Portsmouth D 2-2 League Division 1
04 Jan 2003 Macclesfield Town v Watford W 0-2 FA Cup 3rd round
11 Jan 2003 Millwall v Watford L 4-0 League Division 1
19 Jan 2003 Watford v Norwich City W 2-1 League Division 1
25 Jan 2003 Watford v West Bromwich Albion W 1-0 FA Cup 4th round
01 Feb 2003 Coventry City v Watford W 0-1 League Division 1
08 Feb 2003 Watford v Rotherham United L 1-2 League Division 1
22 Feb 2003 Walsall v Watford L 2-0 League Division 1
25 Feb 2003 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Watford D 0-0 League Division 1
01 Mar 2003 Watford v Nottingham Forest D 1-1 League Division 1
04 Mar 2003 Watford v Preston North End L 0-1 League Division 1
09 Mar 2003 Watford v Burnley W 2-0 FA Cup Quarter-final
15 Mar 2003 Grimsby Town v Watford L 1-0 League Division 1
18 Mar 2003 Watford v Gillingham L 0-1 League Division 1
22 Mar 2003 Watford v Stoke City L 1-2 League Division 1
08 Apr 2003 Crystal Palace v Watford W 0-1 League Division 1


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Watford 13 Feb 1997 25 May 2003
Stoke City 25 May 2003 30 Jun 2005
Burnley 01 Jul 2005 31 Jan 2007
Brighton and Hove Albion 23 Mar 2006 31 May 2006 L
Real Murcia 31 Jan 2007 30 Jun 2007
Elche 01 Jul 2007 30 Jun 2008
Lorca Deportiva 01 Jul 2008 31 Aug 2008
Millwall 25 Sep 2008 01 Jan 2009
Yeovil Town 05 Nov 2008 31 Dec 2008 L
Austin Aztex 01 Jan 2009 31 Dec 2009
DWF Tornados 01 Jan 2010

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1996-97 England UEFA Under-18 2
1997-98 England UEFA Under-18 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
29 Apr 1997 England v Portugal W 2-1 UEFA U18 2nd round group 3
13 May 1997 Portugal v England L 3-0 UEFA U18 2nd round group 3
09 Sep 1997 England v Yugoslavia D 0-0 UEFA U18 Preliminary


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.