Jaanai Gordon

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Jaanai Gordon
Personal information
Full name Jaanai Derece Gordon[1]
Date of birth (1995-12-07) 7 December 1995 (age 18)
Place of birth Northampton, England
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
West Ham United
Number 43
Youth career
2009–2011 Peterborough United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 Peterborough United 4 (0)
2014– West Ham United 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:04, 31 December 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Jaanai Derece Gordon (born 7 December 1995) is an English footballer playing as a forward for West Ham United.

Club career[edit]

Born in Northampton, England, Gordon signed his first professional contract, with Peterborough United, in December 2012 on his 17th birthday.[2] He had joined the club in 2009 and had already made his first team debut, in a 2–0 home defeat by Wolverhampton Wanderers in September 2012.[3] In November 2013, having made four league appearances for Peterborough, Gordon went on trial with Premier League side West Ham United scoring twice in his opening trial game for West Ham under-18 side against Aston Villa under-18s and another two in a 9–0 defeat of Gillingham in a friendly on 11 November 2013.[4][5][6] In November, a West Ham bid for Gordon was rejected by Peterborough United. [7]

On 31 December 2013, West Ham United confirmed the signing of Gordon.[8]


  1. ^ "Professional retain list & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 18 May 2013. p. 23. Retrieved 23 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Gordon signs Posh deal". www.football-league.co.uk. Retrieved 13 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Plummer, Mark (22 September 2012). "Posh 0, Wolves 2: It’s seventh hell for Fergie’s men". Peterborough Today. Retrieved 13 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Hammers trial for Gordon". www.teamtalk.com. Retrieved 13 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Potts praise team effort". www.whufc.com. Retrieved 13 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Hammer go goal crazy". www.kumb.com. Retrieved 13 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Jaanai Gordon: Peterborough United reject West Ham United bid". www.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  8. ^ "West Ham: Deal agreed to sign striker Jaanai Gordon". BBC Sport. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 

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