Vaughan in Nottingham Forest kit, 2016
|Full name||David Owen Vaughan|
|Date of birth||18 February 1983|
|Place of birth||Abergele, Conwy, Wales|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|2013–2014||→ Nottingham Forest (loan)||9||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Vaughan previously played for Crewe Alexandra, where he spent seven years between 2000 and 2007. He then spent one season playing in Spain with Real Sociedad before returning to England to join Blackpool for three seasons (2008–09 to 2010–11).
Born in Abergele, Conwy, Vaughan began his career as a trainee at Crewe Alexandra. Initially an attacking full-back, manager Dario Gradi turned him into a left-sided midfielder. Vaughan made his debut on 19 August 2000 in a 0–0 draw with Blackburn Rovers. It was to be his only appearance in the 2000–01 season. The following season he made 16 appearances and scored his first goal for the club on 26 January 2002 in a 4–2 win over Rotherham United in the fourth round of the FA Cup. Crewe finished in 22nd place in Division One and so were relegated to Division Two.
The 2002–03 season saw Vaughan make 40 appearances, scoring four goals as Alex finished second in the Second Division and so were promoted to the First Division. He also scored the first goal in an 8–0 win over Doncaster Rovers in the Football League Trophy on 10 December 2002. Sixteen days later he scored his first league goal in a 4–0 win over Cheltenham Town at Whaddon Road.
The 2003–04 season saw Vaughan make 33 appearances as Crewe finished 18th in the First Division. The following season he made 48 appearances and scored six goals in what was now the Championship as Crewe avoided relegation only on goal difference. In 2005–06 Crewe were relegated to League One, with Vaughan making a total of 36 appearances and scoring five goals.
Back in League One, Vaughan made a total of 35 appearances in 2006–07, scoring four goals. He played one game at the start of 2007–08; then, on 17 August, Crewe accepted a £300,000 bid for him from Spanish side Real Sociedad.
The transfer was completed on 23 August 2007, after Vaughan had held talks with Chris Coleman, who had been appointed as manager of Real Sociedad two months before following their relegation to the Segunda División from La Liga. Coleman resigned as manager on 16 January 2008 and Vaughan was to make only nine appearances, scoring one goal, as Real Sociedad finished fourth in the 2007–08 season and so missed out on promotion to La Liga.
He made his debut for the Seasiders on 9 August 2008 as a second-half substitute in a single-goal home defeat to Bristol City at Bloomfield Road. His first goal for the club came in a 2–3 home defeat to Doncaster Rovers on 7 February 2009. He made a total of 35 appearances that season.
His first goal of the 2009–10 season came in a 2–0 win over Plymouth Argyle at Bloomfield Road on 17 October 2009. Following his performance in the 2–0 home win over Reading on 20 January 2010, he was named in The Championship "Team of the Week".
On 26 February 2011, Vaughan captained Blackpool in Charlie Adam's absence. On 13 June 2011, it was announced that Vaughan had been unable to agree a new contract with Blackpool and was therefore leaving, citing that he wished to continue playing in the Premier League if possible.
Sunderland signed Vaughan on a three-year deal after agreeing personal terms and passing a medical. Vaughan made his debut on the opening day of the season, coming off the bench against Liverpool. After several games on the bench Vaughan replaced Lee Cattermole in central midfield at home to Stoke City, offering a man-of-the-match performance in Sunderland's first victory of the season, a 4–0 win. He scored his first goal for Sunderland against Blackburn with a 25-yard drive in the 84th minute on 11 December 2011 in a 2–1 win for Sunderland. On 4 January 2012 Vaughan lashed in his second goal for Sunderland as they thrashed Wigan 4–1 at the DW Stadium.
On 14 April 2013 in the Tyne-Wear derby against local rivals Newcastle United, Vaughan scored Sunderland's third goal to secure Paolo Di Canio's first win as a manager of the North East side with a strike from the 18-yard box in the 82nd minute. The game finished 3–0. Vaughan started Sunderland's final game of the season at Tottenham Hotspur, but was sent off after two late challenges as Sunderland then went on to lose to a last-minute Gareth Bale goal.
On 31 October 2013, Vaughan joined Nottingham Forest on loan until 29 January 2014. Although injuries restricted his appearances for Forest to just six games, he rejoined the club on 31 January on loan until the end of the season. Shortly afterwards, he fractured his patella, and was expected to be out for some three months. On 20 April 2014 Nottingham Forest announced that Vaughan had agreed personal terms on a two-year contract, which would begin when his contract with Sunderland expired on 1 July 2014. Vaughan remained injured for the beginning of the 2014–15 season, before completing ninety minutes for Forest's under 21s on 26 August 2014 against Sheffield Wednesday's under 21s.
Vaughan appeared on the bench in a 5–3 victory for Forest over Fulham on 17 September 2014, although he did not make an appearance onto the pitch. Vaughan played his first game for Forest since signing permanently on 20 September 2014, starting in midfield against Millwall in a 0–0 draw at The Den. On 22 August 2015, Vaughan scored his first Nottingham Forest goal in a game against Bolton Wanderers in the Sky Bet Championship. On 12 January 2016 Vaughan received his first red card at Forest in controversial circumstances, for the use of a high foot whilst challenging Birmingham City's Clayton Donaldson for the ball. City manager Gary Rowett commented on the red card in his post-match comments:
"It was a little bit reckless, he stuck his foot up into Clayton's face, but I don't think it warranted a red card. If we had won the game on the back of that red card, I think it would have been slightly unjust."
He was released by Forest at the end of the 2017–18 season.
On 6 July 2018, Vaughan signed for Notts County.
He was released by Notts County at the end of the 2018–19 season.
On 4 September 2020, Vaughan rejoined Crewe Alexandra as an academy coach.
|Club||Season||League||National Cup||League Cup||Other||Total|
|Crewe Alexandra||2000–01||Division One||1||0||0||0||0||0||—||1||0|
|Real Sociedad||2007–08||Segunda División||9||1||0||0||—||—||9||1|
|Nottingham Forest (loan)||2013–14||Championship||5||0||1||0||0||0||—||6||0|
|Nottingham Forest (loan)||2013–14||Championship||4||0||0||0||0||0||—||4||0|
|Notts County||2018–19||League Two||22||0||1||0||0||0||2[a]||0||25||0|
- Crewe Alexandra
His first appearance in 2009 came in a 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier on 10 October, a 1–2 defeat to Finland at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium. Vaughan set up Craig Bellamy to equalise for Wales in the 17th minute. Four days later he scored his first international goal by finishing off a Gareth Bale pass as Wales beat Liechtenstein 2–0 at the Rheinpark Stadion in Vaduz.
He was a part of Wales' successful UEFA Euro 2016 squad, in which they advanced to the semi-finals. However, he remained an unused substitute throughout the tournament in France. Vaughan retired from international football in July 2016.
Updated 14 October 2009
|1.||14 October 2009||Rheinpark Stadion, Vaduz, Liechtenstein||Liechtenstein||2–0||2010 FIFA World Cup qualification|
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- Vaughan retires from Wales