Samuel John Woods (born 11 September 1998) is an English professional footballer who plays as a defender for Premier League club Crystal Palace.
Woods was born on 11 September 1998 and supported Crystal Palace as a child.
Woods began his youth career with Crystal Palace and worked his way through the club’s academy programme. He made his senior debut on 31 October 2018 as a 78th-minute substitute for Pape Souaré in an away 0–1 defeat to Middlesbrough in a fourth round EFL Cup tie. He made his first senior start on 27 August 2019 in a home 0–0 draw in the same competition against Colchester United, which Palace lost after a penalty shoot-out.
In October 2019, Woods signed a contract extension until June 2021.
On 22 January 2020, Woods signed on loan with Hamilton Academical until the end of the 2019–20 season. He scored on his debut, on 25 January, in a 4–2 loss at home to Livingston.