Preston North End
4 Mar 1997
A player of some immense promise, it's something of a disappointment to all Newcastle fans that Freddie did not make it as a first team regular at St James Park.
His youth and career, especially at International level was littered with wonderful moments that offered huge hope that the Magpies had found themselves a future England full international keeper.
But after 9 years at the club in total (including as a youth), Woodman would move on to pastures new having been unable to cement his first team future and the Eddie Howe, in his first summer transfer window, bringing in another Englishman (Nick Pope) to challenge the established Dubravka for the nr 1 shirt.
Woodman had a string of loans to try and ready him for the big time, but it was with England where he'd had his best days. A U17 European champion was just the start of this journey for a young Freddie with him saving a penalty in that Final. He would repeat his heroics saving another penalty in the 2017 U20 World Cup, winning both the Cup and the Golden Gloves for his country.