Javan Vidal

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Javan Vidal
Personal information
Full name Javan Noel Vidal[1]
Date of birth (1989-05-10) 10 May 1989 (age 25)[1]
Place of birth Manchester, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Playing position Defender/Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Tamworth
Youth career
2005–2007 Manchester City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2011 Manchester City 1 (0)
2008 Grimsby Town (loan) 4 (0)
2009 Aberdeen (loan) 14 (1)
2010 Derby County (loan) 1 (0)
2011 Chesterfield (loan) 6 (0)
2012 Panetolikos 0 (0)
2013 Stockport County 4 (0)
2013–2014 Rochdale 3 (0)
2014– Tamworth 25 (1)
National team
2009 England U19
2009 England U20 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 30 August 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Javan Noel Vidal (born 10 May 1989) is an English professional footballer who currently plays for Conference North side Tamworth, where he plays as a defender and midfielder.

A former England under-19 and under-20 international, he began his career at Manchester City, where he came through the club's youth team academy. Whilst with City he spent time on loan with Grimsby Town, Aberdeen, Derby County and Chesterfield before being released in 2012. He went on to sign for Panetolikos but left the club having failed to make a first team appearance. Upon his return to England he went on to play for Stockport County and Rochdale.

Playing career[edit]

Manchester City[edit]

Born in Manchester, Greater Manchester, Vidal came through the youth ranks at Premier League club Manchester City before signing his first professional contract in May 2007.[2] He was given the number 32 shirt for the 2008–09 season.[3]

He signed on a one-month loan at League Two side Grimsby Town in September 2008.[4] He made his professional debut for Alan Buckley's "Mariners" in a 2–2 draw with Chesterfield in the Football League Trophy First Round at Saltergate on 3 September, coming on as a 59th minute substitute for Simon Heslop; Grimsby won the tie on penalties.[5] He made his league debut three days later against Gillingham as a second-half substitute for Jamie Clarke.[6] He made his first start at Blundell Park the following week in a 3–1 defeat to Chester City.[7] Vidal returned to the Eastlands after playing a total of four games for Grimsby in all competitions.

Vidal was loaned out to Jimmy Calderwood's Scottish Premier League club Aberdeen in January 2009. He made his debut for the "Dons" on 24 January, coming on as a 64th minute substitute for Stuart Duff in a 0–0 draw with Rangers at Pittodrie.[8] He went on to score his first goal in senior football on 17 February, in a 5–0 victory over East Fife in the Scottish Cup.[9] In all he played 14 games for Aberdeen in the latter half of the 2008–09 campaign.

Vidal joined Nigel Clough's Derby County on loan in February 2010 until the end of the 2009–10 season.[10] He made just one appearance for the Championship club, as a late substitute in the 3–0 win against Newcastle United at Pride Park Stadium on 9 February, before Roberto Mancini activated a recall clause in his contract and he returned to the City of Manchester Stadium.[11][12] Vidal signed a new one-year contract with Manchester City in July 2010.[13]

He made his senior debut for City in the League Cup tie against West Bromwich Albion on 22 September 2010; he was replaced by Pablo Zabaleta in the 55th minute of the game after being cautioned early in the first half, the team were leading 1–0 when he was substituted but immediately found themselves two goals down when he was withdrawn and they went onto lose 2–1 in normal time.[14] On 20 January 2011, Vidal signed a five-week loan deal with John Sheridan's Chesterfield.[15] He made a total of six appearances for the "Spireites",[16] who went on to win the League Two title. Vidal was released by City in June 2011.[17] Following his release by Manchester City, Vidal insists that he needed to leave the club due to his desire for regular first-team football and he told Sky Sports that breaking into the side at Eastlands was getting tougher by the year.[18] Vidal was also linked with Yeovil Town[19] and Hibernian,[20] but failed to find a club in summer 2011.

Panetolikos to Rochdale[edit]

Vidal signed a six-month contract with Greek Superleague club Panetolikos in January 2012.[21] However he left the Panetolikos Stadium before making a single appearance for the club due to not being paid as expected. His former England under-20 teammate Febian Brandy joined him at Panetolikos a few weeks after Vidal and had the same experience with the club.[22]

Vidal signed for Ian Bogie's Conference Premier side Stockport County in March 2013.[23] He left Edgeley Park when the "Hatters" were relegated at the end of the 2012–13 season.[24]

Vidal signed with League Two side Rochdale in July 2013.[25] He left Spotland in January 2014 having only made two League Two appearances in the first half of the 2013–14 season.[26]

He had a trial with Port Vale in July 2014.[27]

Tamworth[edit]

On August 29, 2014, Vidal signed for Conference North side Tamworth.[28]

International career[edit]

Vidal won caps for the England under-19s, and was selected for the under-20 international friendly against Italy on 31 March 2009, playing the full 90 minutes and helping England to a 2–0 victory.[29] He was a late call-up for the under-20 international friendly against Montenegro on 11 August 2009, setting up the opening goal for Febian Brandy in a 5–0 victory.[30]

Career statistics[edit]

Season Club Division League FA Cup League Cup Other[31] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2007–08[32] Manchester City Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008–09[33] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008–09[33] Grimsby Town (loan) League Two 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0
2008–09[33] Aberdeen (loan) SPL 13 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 14 1
2009–10[34] Manchester City Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009–10[34] Derby County (loan) Championship 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2010–11[35] Manchester City Premier League 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
2010–11[35] Chesterfield (loan) League Two 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Total 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
2011–12 Panetolikos Superleague Greece 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012–13[36] Stockport County Conference Premier 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Total 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2013–14[37] Rochdale League Two 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
Total 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
Career total 29 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 33 1

Honours[edit]

Manchester City
Chesterfield

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Mainstream Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0. 
  2. ^ "City sign up six". Manchester Evening News. 17 May 2007. Archived from the original on 17 May 2014. Retrieved 17 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "New season's squad numbers confirmed". Manchester City Official Website. 5 August 2008. Archived from the original on 17 May 2014. Retrieved 17 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Vidal agrees loan deal at Grimsby". BBC Sport. 1 September 2008. Retrieved 17 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Chesterfield 2-2 Grimsby". BBC Sport. 3 September 2008. Retrieved 14 July 2014. 
  6. ^ "Gillingham 3-0 Grimsby". BBC Sport. 6 September 2008. Retrieved 14 July 2014. 
  7. ^ "Grimsby 1-3 Chester". BBC Sport. 13 September 2008. Retrieved 14 July 2014. 
  8. ^ Stirling, James (25 January 2009). "Bossu keeps Rangers at bay". The Guardian. Retrieved 14 July 2014. 
  9. ^ "Aberdeen 5-0 East Fife". BBC Sport. 17 February 2009. Retrieved 14 July 2014. 
  10. ^ "Rams complete Vidal coup". Sky Sports. 1 February 2010. Retrieved 17 May 2014. 
  11. ^ "Vidal keen to wow at Rams". Sky Sports. 8 February 2010. Retrieved 17 May 2014. 
  12. ^ "Vidal recalled by City". Sky Sports. 6 March 2010. Retrieved 17 May 2014. 
  13. ^ "Vidal extends City stay". Manchester Evening News. 1 July 2010. Retrieved 17 May 2014. 
  14. ^ "West Brom 2 - 1 Man City". BBC Sport. 22 September 2010. Retrieved 14 July 2014. 
  15. ^ "Vidal joins Spireites". The Football League. 20 January 2011. Retrieved 20 January 2011. 
  16. ^ "Vidal returns to Eastlands". Sky Sports. 3 March 2011. Retrieved 17 May 2014. 
  17. ^ "Players released from 2010/11 Premier League clubs". The Guardian. 16 June 2011. Retrieved 17 May 2014. 
  18. ^ "Vidal eyes regular football". Sky Sports. 25 June 2011. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  19. ^ "Vidal to trial with Glovers". Sky Sports. 8 July 2011. Retrieved 17 May 2014. 
  20. ^ "Vidal in Hibs talks". Sky Sports. 14 August 2011. Retrieved 17 May 2014. 
  21. ^ hΥπέγραψε ο Βιντάλ (in Greek). panetoliko official website. 27 January 2012. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  22. ^ "Blades new boy wants to put Greek nightmare behind him". Sheffield Telegraph. 26 June 2013. Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  23. ^ "Stockport County sign Lee Bullock and Javan Vidal". BBC Sport. 15 March 2013. Retrieved 17 May 2014. 
  24. ^ "Bogie: We won't be held to ransom by players on new deals". Manchester Evening News. 1 May 2013. Retrieved 17 May 2014. 
  25. ^ "Rochdale sign Robbie Thomson & Javan Vidal ahead of new season". BBC Sport. 26 July 2013. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  26. ^ "Vidal leaves Rochdale just months after joining". EuroSport. Retrieved 14 July 2014. 
  27. ^ Baggaley, Mike (12 July 2014). "Micky Adams hopes to sign Michael O'Connor and Steven Jennings". The Sentinel. Retrieved 14 July 2014. 
  28. ^ "Former Manchester City man joins Lambs". Tamworth Herald. 29 August 2014. 
  29. ^ "the under 20's". englandfootballonline.com. Retrieved 14 July 2014. 
  30. ^ Veevers, Nicholas (11 August 2009). "Five star England cruise to victory". TheFA.com (The Football Association). Retrieved 13 January 2011. 
  31. ^ Includes other competitive competitions, including the Football League Trophy.
  32. ^ "Games played by Javan Vidal in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 September 2013. 
  33. ^ a b c "Games played by Ryan Javan Vidal in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 September 2013. 
  34. ^ a b "Games played by Javan Vidal in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 September 2013. 
  35. ^ a b "Games played by Javan Vidal in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 September 2013. 
  36. ^ "Games played by Javan Vidal in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 September 2013. 
  37. ^ "Games played by Javan Vidal in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 September 2013. 

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