Jackson Irvine

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Jackson Irvine
Jackson Irvine 2013.jpg
Irvine with Australia U20 in 2013
Personal information
Full name Jackson Alexander Irvine[1]
Date of birth (1993-03-07) 7 March 1993 (age 21)
Place of birth Melbourne, Australia
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Central defender, defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Ross County
(on loan from Celtic)
Number 36
Youth career
2003–2006 Knox City
2007–2008 Endeavour United
2008 Richmond SC
2008–2010 Melbourne Victory
2010–2012 Celtic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010 Frankston Pines (1)
2012– Celtic 1 (0)
2013–2014 Kilmarnock (loan) 27 (1)
2014– Ross County (loan) 10 (0)
National team
2011–2012 Scotland U19 3 (1)
2012– Australia U20 12 (13)
2014– Australia U23 2 (0)
2013– Australia 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:06, 13 December 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 November 2014

Jackson Alexander Irvine (born 7 March 1993[2]) is an Australian football (soccer) player. Irvine currently plays for Scottish Premiership side Ross County on loan from Celtic as a Midfielder/Centre Back. He spent the 2013-14 season on loan to Kilmarnock. Irvine has represented the Scotland national under-19 football team, he now plays for the Australia national under-20 football team.

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

Irvine was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia[3] where he played for clubs in the Victoria League structure.[4] While growing up, Irvine met Curtis Good when "they were both ten and lived two minutes from each other and grew up together". They would also "ran cross countries together, played for Knox City (in Melbourne) as juniors".[5]

He signed with Celtic in December 2010 after a successful trial period.[4] During the 2011–12 season, Irvine played for Celtic in the NextGen Series, a pan-European competition for youth teams,[6] he also captained the under 19-side[7] that won the Scottish Youth Cup and Under-19 League that season.[8] Irvine made his Scottish Premier League debut on 1 September 2012, when he came on as a half-time substitute in a 2–2 draw against Hibs.[9][10] Having made his first team debut he also captained the club's new under-20 side.[11]

Kilmarnock (loan)[edit]

At the start of the 2013–14 season, Irvine joined Scottish Premiership side Kilmarnock on a six-month loan following interest from Manager Allan Johnston.[12][13]

Two days after signing for the club, Irvine made his debut, in a 1–1 draw against St. Mirren.[14] Irvine then went on to earn regular playing time in the starting eleven. After making six appearances at the club, Irvine scored a "stunning strike from a short Barry Nicholson free-kick" in a 2–0 victory over Ross County on 19 October 2013, giving Johnston his first win for Kilmarnock since arriving at the club as manager.[15] Several weeks later, on 9 November 2013, Irvine was sent-off for receiving a second bookable offence, in a 3–1 loss against St. Johnstone.[16] In January 2014, Irvine's loan spell with Kilmarnock was extended until the end of the season.[17]

Ross County (loan)[edit]

On 1 September 2014, Irvine was sent out on loan again, this time to Ross County.[18] He made his debut on 13 September 2014, in a 2–1 home defeat against Motherwell.[19]

International[edit]

Irvine represented Scotland at the under-19 international level, although he said in October 2011 that he was still interested in playing for Australia.[6][20] Irvine is eligible to play for Scotland because his father was born in Aberdeen,[3] although he reiterated his desire to play for his native Australia in September 2012.[21] On 11 October 2012, he made his debut for the Australia U-20 team in a friendly match against Portugal.[22]

In September 2013, Irvine was surprisingly called by the senior Australia for two matches.[23] Irvine responded as "a very nice surprise and wasn't really something I was expecting".[24] After being on the bench for one game, Irvine made his debut for his national team after coming on as a substitute for Mile Jedinak in the 83rd minute, in a 3–0 win over Canada on 15 October 2013, which described his debut as "obviously pretty special".[25]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 13 December 2014[9][26]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Celtic 2012–13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2013–14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014–15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Kilmarnock (loan) 2013–14 27 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 29 1
Ross County (loan) 2014–15 10 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 12 0
Career total 38 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 42 1

Honours[edit]

Celtic

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Players – 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup". Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Jackson Irvine". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Roberts, Chris (6 September 2012). "Jackson Irvine defends decision to play for country of his birth, Australia". Daily Record (Trinity Mirror). Retrieved 6 September 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "U20s :: The Players". www.celticfc.net (Celtic FC). Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "Twenty-year-old Australians Jackson Irvine and Curtis Good to face each other in Scotland". Fox Sports. 14 February 2014. Retrieved 15 February 2014. 
  6. ^ a b Stamocostas, Con (27 October 2011). "From Victory To Boca, Borussia and Basel...". FourFourTwo (Australia). Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  7. ^ "Irvine's Aussie debut may be put on hold". Goal Weekly. 30 May 2012. Retrieved 6 September 2012. 
  8. ^ "John Kennedy hails Celtic's double-winning Under-19". Evening Times. 24 April 2012. Retrieved 6 September 2012. 
  9. ^ a b "Jackson Irvine". Soccerbase. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  10. ^ English, Tom (2 September 2012). "Celtic 2–2 Hibernian: Hibees get Celtic’s back up". Scotland on Sunday (Johnston Press). Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  11. ^ "My career's history.. now I want these kids to create their own". The Sun. 6 September 2012. Retrieved 6 September 2012. 
  12. ^ "Kilmarnock manager keen to sign Celtic's Jackson Irvine". BBC Sport. 15 August 2013. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  13. ^ "Transfer News: Jackson Irvine has moved from Celtic to Kilmarnock on loan". Sky Sports. 16 August 2013. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  14. ^ "St Mirren 1–1 Kilmarnock". BBC Sport. 17 August 2014. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  15. ^ "Kilmarnock 2 – 1 Ross County". BBC Sport. 19 October 2013. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  16. ^ "St Johnstone 3 Kilmarnock 1: Stevie May nets two for Saints". Herald Scotland. 9 November 2013. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  17. ^ "Kilmarnock extend stays for Irvine, Gardyne and Nicholson". BBC Sport. 16 January 2014. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  18. ^ "Ross County complete deals for Darren Barr and Jackson Irvine". STV Sport. 1 September 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  19. ^ Thomson, Andrew (13 September 2014). "Ross County 1-2 Motherwell". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  20. ^ "Scotland U19s suffer qualification blow". Scottish Football Association. 21 September 2011. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  21. ^ "Hoops starlet's heart is with Australia after pledging international future to Socceroos". Daily Record. 4 September 2012. Retrieved 6 September 2012. 
  22. ^ "Qantas Young Socceroos fall to Portugal". Football Federation Australia. 12 October 2012. Retrieved 12 October 2012. 
  23. ^ "Irvine called up for Australia". Herald Scotland. 24 September 2013. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  24. ^ "Jackson Irvine excited by surprise Socceroo call up". Goal.com. 8 October 2013. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  25. ^ "Young Socceroo Jackson Irvine harbours World Cup dream". The Guardian. 5 November 2013. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  26. ^ "Jackson Irvine". Soccerway. Retrieved 1 September 2012.