Jake Bidwell

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Jake Bidwell
Personal information
Full name Jake Brian Bidwell
Date of birth (1993-03-21) 21 March 1993 (age 21)
Place of birth Southport, England
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Brentford
Number 3
Youth career
2004–2009 Everton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2013 Everton 0 (0)
2011–2012 Brentford (loan) 24 (0)
2012–2013 Brentford (loan) 40 (0)
2013– Brentford 38 (0)
National team
2009 England U16 4 (2)
2009 England U17 7 (1)
2011 England U18 1 (0)
2011–2012 England U19 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17.47, 21 April 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11:49, 31 May 2012 (UTC)

Jake Brian Bidwell (born 21 March 1993) is an English professional footballer who plays as a defender for Brentford. He began his career in the academy at Premier League side Everton.

Career[edit]

Everton[edit]

Bidwell grew up in Southport[1] and joined the academy at Premier League side Everton at age 11.[1] For his first two seasons he played as a goalkeeper.[2] Switching to left back, he progressed through the ranks to the club's U18 team,[1] making his debut early in the 2008/09 season.[1] He made 19 Premier Academy League appearances for the U18 team during the 2008/09 season[3] and scored his first goal in a 1-1 draw with Stoke City on 11 October 2008.[4] He made two appearances[5] and scored in a 2-0 third round win over Nantwich Town[6] in Everton's unsuccessful 2008/09 FA Youth Cup campaign. Bidwell made his reserve team debut in a 2-0 Premier Reserve League North defeat to Manchester United on 16 April 2009[7] and crowned his season by signing a scholarship deal in the summer of 2009.[8] Bidwell was awarded the no. 36 shirt and received his maiden call up to the first team for a dead rubber Europa League group stage game at home to BATE Borisov on 17 December 2009.[9] Bidwell was awarded a start and played the full 90 minutes of the 1-0 defeat. With that appearance, he broke the record as Everton's youngest ever player to play in a European game.[10] Bidwell made one first team appearance during the 2009/10 season[11] and was in good form for the U18s, making 19 appearances and scoring three goals, with those goals coming in the space of five games.[12] He also made 11 appearances in Everton's unsuccessful Premier Reserve League North campaign.[13] Bidwell played solely for the U18s and reserves during the 2010/11 season, making 21 and 12 appearances respectively.[1] He scored his sole U18 goal of the season in a 1-1 league draw with Liverpool on 13 November 2010[14] and captained the U18s to the Premier Academy League title.[1] For his efforts, Bidwell was named Everton's 2010/11 Academy Player Of The Year award.[15] Bidwell received the no. 41 shirt,[1] but failed to receive a call into a first team during the 2011/12 season, instead making three U18[16] and 7 reserve appearances, being credited with an assist by laying on a cross for Conor McAleny's goal in a 2-2 draw with West Bromwich Albion on the opening day of the season.[17] Bidwell scored on the opening day of the 2012/13 season, netting an injury time consolation goal in a 3-1 U21 Premier League defeat to West Bromwich Albion. He made one more reserve team appearance before leaving on loan for the rest of the 2012/13 season. Bidwell departed the club on 17 June 2013, having made just one first team appearance.[18] He made 64 appearances for the U18 team and scored six goals during his time with the club.[1] He made 32 appearances for the reserves and scored one goal.[1]

Brentford[edit]

Loans[edit]

On 24 November 2011, while an Everton player, Bidwell signed for League One side Brentford on loan until 8 January 2012 as cover at left back and left midfield, to fill a void after the departures of Sam Wood and Blair Adams.[19] He was an unused substitute for a 2-1 win at Rochdale on 26 November and made his debut with a start in a Football League Trophy Southern Area semi-final shootout defeat to Barnet on 6 December.[20] Bidwell made his league debut in the following game at Griffin Park, helping the Bees to a 2-1 victory over Hartlepool United.[21] Owing to his good form, Bidwell's loan was extended multiple times through to the end of the 2011/12 season.[22][23][24] Bidwell provided two assists for hattrick hero Gary Alexander in a 5-2 win over Wycombe Wanderers on 28 January 2012.[25] Bidwell was a virtual ever-present through to the end of the campaign and made 25 appearances during the 2011/12 season.[26]

Bidwell rejoined Brentford on a month's loan on 29 August 2012[27] and through repeated extensions of the loan,[28][29][30][31][32][33][34] he remained at Griffin Park for the remainder of the 2012/13 season. He retained his position as manager Uwe Rösler's first choice left back and was a virtual ever-present throughout the season. He was credited with an assist for Harlee Dean's goal in a 3-1 away league win over Colchester United on 26 December 2012.[35] Bidwell received the first red card of his senior career for two bookable offences in a 2-2 draw with Leyton Orient on 22 January 2013.[36] The suspension meant he missed[37] Brentford's famous 2-2 draw with Premier League neighbours Chelsea in the fourth round of the season's FA Cup.[37] Bidwell made 50 appearances during the 2012/13 season[38] and experienced heartbreak at the end of the campaign, after a missed penalty in the final league game to Doncaster Rovers[39] and defeat in the playoff final to Yeovil Town[40] consigned Brentford to another season in League One.

Permanent transfer[edit]

Bidwell signed for Brentford permanently on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee on 17 June 2013.[41] After starting in Brentford's first three league games of the season, Bidwell suffered the first serious injury of his career after taking a knock to his ankle in a 1-1 league draw with Gillingham on 17 August 2013.[42] He returned to action for a 2-1 Football League Trophy second round defeat to Peterborough United on 8 October and was again first-choice left back.[43] Bidwell hit a patch of form in January 2014, assisting goals for Will Grigg, Clayton Donaldson and Jonathan Douglas in successive wins over Port Vale,[44] Walsall[45] and Gillingham.[46] He made his 100th Brentford appearance[47] in a 1-1 draw with Shrewsbury Town on 1 February.[48] Bidwell won the Football League Young Player of the Month award for January 2014.[49] Head of Youth Development for the Football League David Wetherall said, "Jake's not just had a great month, but a great season – the consistency in his performances belies his age. To have played more than 100 games for Brentford and still be just 20 years of age is a real achievement".[49] Towards the end of a successful season in which Brentford clinched automatic promotion to the Championship with a second-place finish in League One, Bidwell was named in the 2013/14 League One Team of the Year.[50] He made 41 appearances during the 2013/14 season[51] and was offered a new three-year contract in July 2014.[52]

International career[edit]

Bidwell represented England at age-group level from U16 through to U19. He made his U16 debut in England's opening 2009 Montaigu Tournament group stage match versus Russia on 8 April 2009.[53] He scored England's third goal in a 3-1 win.[54] He scored his second goal for the U16s with a penalty in a 3-0 win over Ivory Coast in England's final group match.[55] He played in the final, in which England beat Germany in a penalty shootout.[56] Bidwell won the 2009 Nordic Tournament with the U17s and scored the winning goal in extra time in the final as England fought back from two goals down to beat Scotland 3-2.[57] Bidwell made his only appearance for the U18s in a friendly against Italy on 12 April 2011.[58] He replaced George Thorne at half time during the 1-1 draw. Bidwell made his U19 debut in a 1-0 friendly win over Denmark on 10 November 2011.[59] He started the match and was replaced by Todd Kane at half time. He made a half-time substitute appearance for Everton teammate Luke Garbutt in a 2-1 friendly win over Czech Republic on 28 February 2012.[60] Bidwell was called up for England's 2012 European U19 Championship elite qualification games and played the full 90 minutes in a 1-0 win over Switzerland on 30 May.[61]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Everton

Brentford

National[edit]

England U16

England U17

  • Nordic Tournament (1): 2009

Individual[edit]

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