Jamal Campbell-Ryce

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Jamal Campbell-Ryce
Personal information
Full name Jamal Julian Campbell-Ryce
Date of birth (1983-04-06) 6 April 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Lambeth, London, England
Height 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)
Playing position Winger/Striker
Club information
Current team
Sheffield United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2004 Charlton Athletic 3 (0)
2002 Leyton Orient (loan) 17 (2)
2004 Wimbledon (loan) 4 (0)
2004 Chesterfield (loan) 14 (0)
2004–2006 Rotherham United 31 (0)
2005–2006 Southend United (loan) 13 (0)
2006 Colchester United (loan) 4 (0)
2006–2007 Southend United 45 (2)
2007–2010 Barnsley 90 (12)
2010–2012 Bristol City 62 (2)
2012 Leyton Orient (loan) 8 (1)
2012–2014 Notts County 73 (11)
2014– Sheffield United 0 (0)
National team
2003–2009 Jamaica 22 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 May, 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 January, 2014

Jamal Julian Campbell-Ryce (born 6 April 1983) is an English-Jamaican footballer who plays as a winger for Sheffield United. Born in in Lambeth, Greater London he began his career with Charlton Athletic in 2001 from where he has moved to a number of clubs including Rotherham United, Southend United, Barnsley, Bristol City and Notts County before joining the Blades in 2014. He is also a former Jamaican international, qualifying through his parentage.

Career[edit]

Campbell-Ryce played a handful of games for Southend United in the 05/06 season during a loan deal from Rotherham United. However, the deal turned sour, and left him in the limbo so Rotherham recalled him and sent him to Colchester United to get some first team football. The tricky winger has also played for Charlton Athletic, Chesterfield (where he scored once in the LDV Vans Trophy against Macclesfield),[1] Wimbledon , Colchester and Leyton Orient.

Campbell-Ryce joined Southend in the summer of 2006 after a deal was agreed between Southend and Rotherham. As both Southend and Colchester were promoted to the Championship at the end of the 2005–06 season, and Campbell-Ryce had played for both clubs during the season, he had the unusual privilege of touring both towns on open-top bus victory parades on successive days.

Barnsley[edit]

In early August in 2007, Southend rejected a £250,000 bid from Barnsley for Campbell-Ryce, though he finally completed his move to Barnsley on the deadline day for an undisclosed fee.

He scored his first Barnsley goal on 29 December 2007 in the 2–2 draw with Southampton, cutting in from the right and unleashing a rising piledriver into the top corner. On 26 January 2008, Campbell-Ryce scored the winner in Barnsley's 1–0 away win against his former club Southend in the fourth round of the FA Cup.[2]

In October, Campbell-Ryce signed a new three-year deal at Oakwell, keeping him with Barnsley until the summer of 2011.[3]

In February 2009, he scored at Hillsborough to sink Sheffield Wednesday and complete the first double over the Owls for 63 years and the Reds' first win there since 1983. On 3 May 2009 he scored the winner in a 2–1 win over Plymouth Argyle, a result which kept the club in the Championship.

Bristol City[edit]

On 19 January 2010, Campbell-Ryce signed a two-and-a-half year deal with fellow Championship side Bristol City for an undisclosed fee.[4] He made his debut in a 0–6 loss against Cardiff City on 26 January. Former manager Keith Millen often used Campbell-Ryce as a wingback in his 3–5–2 formation. He scored his first goal for the club in the 3–0 win over Cardiff City, just under a year after signing. Campbell-Ryce established himself in the first team, playing regularly until Millen was replaced by Derek McInnes. Under McInnes' management, Campbell-Ryce started only two first-team games.

In order to get playing time in the first-team, Campbell-Ryce joined League One side Leyton Orient on loan until the end of the season, his second spell at the club.[5] On 10 March 2012, Campbell-Ryce made his debut in a 2–0 loss against Tranmere Rovers and scored his first goal since his return in a 2–1 loss against Hartlepool United on 28 April 2012.[citation needed] He was released by Bristol City on 1 May 2012.

Notts County[edit]

Campbell-Ryce signed a two-year deal with League One club Notts County in July 2012.[6] In the 2012–13 season Campbell-Ryce played 34 league matches and scored 9 goals.

Sheffield United[edit]

On 19 May 2014, Campbell-Ryce signed a two year deal with Sheffield United which becomes effective on 1 July 2014 when his contract with Notts County expires; Campbell-Ryce was offered a new contract with the Magpies, as well as a number of other clubs, however he turned it down in favour of United.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Macc'field 2–1 Chesterfield". BBC Sport. 28 September 2004. Retrieved 25 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "Southend 0–1 Barnsley". BBC Sport. 25 January 2008. Retrieved 26 January 2008. 
  3. ^ "New deal for Campbell-Ryce". Sky Sports. 22 October 2008. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "JAMAL AGREES CITY DEAL". 19 January 2010. Retrieved 19 January 2010. 
  5. ^ "Leyton Orient sign Smith, Campbell-Ryce and Reed". BBC Sport. 8 March 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "Campbell-Ryce Captured". Notts County F.C. 3 July 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "Marc McNulty & Jamal Campbell-Ryce join Sheffield United". BBC Sport. 19 May 2014. Retrieved 19 May 2014. 

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