Will John with two of his three "Goal of the Month" awards
|Full name||John Oluremi William|
|Date of birth||June 13, 1985|
|Place of birth||Overland Park, Kansas, United States|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Playing position||Midfielder, Forward|
|Kansas City Attack|
|Saint Louis Billikens|
|2003–2004||Kansas City Brass||12||(6)|
|2006–2007||Kansas City Wizards||4||(0)|
|2005||United States U20||1||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 March 2019|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 September 2018
William John played high school soccer at Rockhurst High School in Kansas City, Missouri. William currently holds the Rockhurst single season scoring title with 36 goals and 20 assists. He played also besides his High school career, club soccer for Kansas City Attack. John played college soccer at Saint Louis University, and in the USL Premier Development League for Kansas City Brass.
William was drafted by the Chicago Fire in the second round of the 2005 MLS SuperDraft and Led the team in scoring in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. After a season with the Fire, William was traded to the Wizards for Diego Gutierrez.
In January 2008, William moved to Danish Superliga side Randers, signing a 1-year contract. On 7 August 2008, Randers announced that William had agreed to personal terms and joined Serbian SuperLiga team Čukarički Stankom.
In February 2009 Will signed a contract with MŠK Žilina after agreeing to personal terms with the club. However, his former club Čukarički withheld his registration papers and he was forced to leave the club. William subsequently joined NK Vinogradar.
In February 2013 William signed for Azerbaijan Premier League side AZAL on a two-year contract. He became the first American to play and score in the Azerbaijan Premier League. William came on as a substitute for AZAL in their 3–0 victory against Kəpəz on 24 February 2013. John scored his first goal for AZAL on 3 March 2013 in a home victory over Gabala. William's consecutive goal scoring run was abruptly ended by a slight meniscus tear against Khazar Lankaran. The subsequent surgery saw William miss the remainder of the season.
The 2013–2014 season saw William establish himself as one of the most notable and skillful players in the Azerbaijan Premier League. He became the first player in the leagues history to win 3 "Goal of the month awards" in the same season. With 8 goals and 5 assists he was AZAL's leading goal scorer. John is most commonly known in Azerbaijan as Con Oluremi.
After leaving AZAL, William signed for Moroccan Botola side MAS Fez in September 2014. However, in January 2015 William left MAS Fez citing unpaid wages, with a proposed move to League of Ireland powerhouse Shamrock Rovers falling through in February 2015. In August 2015, John signed for Veikkausliiga side RoPS. On September 14, 2015, William's two goals in a win against KTP propelled RoPS to top of the table for the first time in over 25 years. William was awarded Man of the Match for his performance. In March 2016, William signed a new contract with RoPS.
William was part of the U-14, U-16 Youth National Teams as well as the U.S. Under-20 team at the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship. As of June 2009 William is eligible for selection by both the Nigerian and US National teams due to the new FIFA Regulations.
William John serves on the United States Soccer Federation's Athlete Council which is a group of twenty athletes who are elected by their peers. The purpose of the council as laid out in U.S. Soccer's bylaws is to provide a broader means of communication between Athletes and the Federation and make reports and recommendations to the Board of Directors about matters affecting Athletes.
In 2018 William was named U.S Soccer Foundation Ambassador. The mission of the U.S. Soccer Foundation is to enhance, assist and grow the sport of soccer in the United States, with a special emphasis on underserved communities.
- As of 25 November 2018
|Club||Season||League||National Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|Locomotive Tbilisi||2018||Erovnuli Liga||9||0||0||0||—||—||9||0|
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- "უილიამ ოლურემი ჯონი – ლოკომოტივის ამერიკელი ახალწვეული". fcloco.ge/ (in Georgian). FC Locomotive Tbilisi. 13 September 2018. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
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