Jason Kearton

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Jason Kearton
Personal information
Full name Jason Brett Kearton[1]
Date of birth (1969-07-09) 9 July 1969 (age 45)[1]
Place of birth Ipswich, Queensland, Australia[1]
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1988 Brisbane Lions 26 (0)
1988–1996 Everton 6 (0)
1991 Stoke City (loan) 16 (0)
1992 Blackpool (loan) 14 (0)
1995 Notts County (loan) 10 (0)
1996 Preston North End (loan) 0 (0)
1996–2001 Crewe Alexandra 191 (0)
2001–2004 Brisbane Strikers 55 (0)
2004 Queensland Lions ? (?)
Total 318 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Jason Brett Kearton (born 9 July 1969) is an Australian former professional soccer player who played as a goalkeeper from 1987 until 2004.[1][2]

After starting his career with Brisbane Lions, before playing in the Premier League for Everton. He also played in England with Stoke City, Blackpool, Notts County, Preston North End and Crewe Alexandra. He finished his career with Brisbane Strikers and now owns his own Goalkeeping coaching school.

Playing career[edit]

Kearton was born in Ipswich, Queensland and began his career in his native land, firstly with Coalstars and then with the Brisbane Lions. In 1988, at the age of 19, he made the biggest move of his career when then-Everton manager Colin Harvey signed him as cover for first-choice Neville Southall. He was never able to dislodge Southall from the number one spot at Goodison Park making eight appearances for the club in eight years.[1] He spent time out on loan at Stoke City in 1991–92 where Kearton kept six clean sheets in sixteen appearances for the Potters.[1] He also spent time on loan at Blackpool (14 appearances) and Notts County (12 appearances).[1]

In 1995, Kearton signed for Dario Gradi's Crewe Alexandra, where he spent four years and made close to 200 league appearances helping the side gain promotion in 1996–97 by beating Brentford in the play-off final.[1] In August 2001, he returned to his homeland and went on to play for Brisbane Strikers and Queensland Lions.

Coaching career[edit]

Kearton is the owner, founder and head coach of Jason Kearton Goalkeeping an Australian-based goalkeeping soccer academy.

Personal life[edit]

He has a wife, Stacey and two UK-born children, Jake and Chloe.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[A] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Everton 1991–92 First Division 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992–93 Premier League 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
1993–94 Premier League 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
1994–95 Premier League 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1995–96 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 6 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 8 0
Stoke City (loan) 1991–92 Third Division 16 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 17 0
Total 16 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 17 0
Blackpool (loan) 1991–92 Fourth Division 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
Total 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
Notts County (loan) 1994–95 First Division 10 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 12 0
Total 10 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 12 0
Crewe Alexandra 1996–97 Second Division 30 0 4 0 0 0 6 0 40 0
1997–98 First Division 43 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 45 0
1998–99 First Division 46 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 52 0
1999–2000 First Division 46 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 52 0
2000–01 First Division 26 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 30 0
Total 191 0 7 0 15 0 6 0 219 0
Career Total 237 0 8 0 16 0 9 0 270 0
A. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals in the Anglo-Italian Cup, Football League Trophy and Football League play-offs.

Honours[edit]

Everton
Crewe Alexandra

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Lowe, Simon (2000). Stoke City The Modern Era – A Complete Record. Desert Island Books. ISBN 1-874287-39-2. 
  2. ^ Matthews, Tony (1994). The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City. Lion Press. ISBN 0-9524151-0-0. 
  3. ^ "Jason Kearton". Toffee Web. Retrieved 16 April 2013. 

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