Place of Birth :Germany
Derrick Williams (born 17 January 1993) is a footballer who plays for Bristol City as a defender and is a Republic of Ireland under-21 international.
After being spotted playing for local side AFC Tramore, Williams had trials for both Villa and Manchester United, before signing for Aston Villa in January 2009. Following a number of injuries to Alex McLeishs first team squad in the latter stages of the 2011–12 season, the versatile defender was brought in to train with the first-team on a number of occasions. His first involvement with the first-team saw him earn a place on the bench for the defeats to Arsenal and Chelsea, and the draw with Liverpool.
Williams made his first-team debut under Paul Lambert, as a substitute in Villas 1–1 Premier League draw against Queens Park Rangers on 1 December 2012. Williams played a part in the Aston Villa Under-19s successful NextGen Series 2012–13 campaign.
After struggling to make it in to the Aston Villa first team, Williams signed for Bristol City on a three-year contract on 24 June 2013.
Williams was born in Germany in 1993, whilst his American-born father was serving in the Army. A year later, the family relocated to North Carolina, before moving to County Waterford in 2000. Therefore Williams is eligible to play for Germany, the United States, and the Republic of Ireland. In February 2011, Williams made his debut for the Republic of Ireland U19 team against Croatia U19, before going onto play in three of Irelands four fixtures of the UEFA Under-19 Championships later that year. On 10 September 2012, Williams made his debut for the Republic of Ireland U21 team, in a 4–2 victory over Italy U21.