Jed Steer

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Jed Steer
Personal information
Full name Jed John Steer[1]
Date of birth (1992-09-23) 23 September 1992 (age 21)
Place of birth Norwich, England
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current club Aston Villa
Number 13
Youth career
2003–2009 Norwich City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 Norwich City 0 (0)
2011 Yeovil Town (loan) 12 (0)
2012 Cambridge United (loan) 4 (0)
2013– Aston Villa 0 (0)
National team
2007–2008 England U16 5 (0)
2008–2009 England U17 7 (0)
2010–2011 England U19 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:14, 19 November 2012 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:23, 22 August 2012 (UTC)

Jed John Steer (born 23 September 1992, in Norwich) is an English footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Premier League side Aston Villa. He joined Villa from his hometown club Norwich City on 1 July 2013, after beginning his playing career with the Canaries.[2] He has also played on loan for Yeovil Town and Cambridge United, as well as England at under-16, under-17 and under-19 level.

Early life[edit]

Steer joined the Norwich City Academy at the age of 9. He was spotted playing in goal and City invited the youngster for a trial. It was not long before he was offered a youth contract by them.[3]

Club career[edit]

Norwich City[edit]

Steer signed his first professional contract on his 17th birthday. He was first named as a substitute for the FA Cup Second Round tie against Carlisle United in the 2009–10 season. Steer played a vital role in the 2010–11 FA Youth Cup; in the Third Round, he saved a penalty in the last minute against Charlton Athletic to ensure Norwich won the game 1–0. His coach Ricky Martin said after the game;[4]

"He's probably the best under-18 goalkeeper in the country, If ever you wanted somebody in goal Jed's the one and he stepped up and made a fantastic save."

He made his first-team debut on 28 January 2012, in a fourth round FA Cup 2–1 victory against West Bromwich Albion.[5]

Yeovil Town[edit]

In July 2011, Yeovil Town confirmed that Steer had joined them on a three-month loan deal.Steer made his first senior appearance and Football League debut in the opening game of the 2011–12 Football League One season in which Yeovil lost 2–0 away to Brentford.[6] He returned to Norwich on 13 October after suffering a thigh injury.[7]

Cambridge United[edit]

Steer joined Cambridge United on a one-month loan deal on 9 November 2012, until 8 December 2012.

Aston Villa[edit]

On 26 June 2013, Aston Villa announced that they would sign Steer on 1 July when he became a free agent.[2]

The deal went forward according to plan. Villa gave him the number 13 shirt, replacing Shay Given and therefore securing the No.2 spot. He played in the League Cup 2nd round win against Rotherham United 3 - 0, keeping a clean sheet.

International career[edit]

Steer made his youth international debut in October 2007 and he enjoyed a good start for the England U16s as his side lifted the Sky Sports Victory Shield,[8] and were champions of the Montaigu Tournament in which Steer produced the matchwinning penalty save.

In August 2008, he was called up for the England U17, aged 15, for friendly matches against Italy, Portugal and Israel. He made his England U17 debut against Armenia in October 2008.[9] They went on to qualify for the UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship but very much under achieved and failed to qualify for the FIFA U-17 World Cup.[10]

Steer made his England U19 debut against Cyprus in October 2010, keeping a clean sheet and saving a penalty in the process.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barclays Premier League Squad Numbers 2013/14". Premier League. 16 August 2013. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Lambert relishing healthy competition for places, Aston Villa Football Club, 26 June 2013. Retrieved 26 June 2013.
  3. ^ "Norwich City | Team | Academy Matters | Academy Matters | ACADEMY MATTERS". Canaries.co.uk. Retrieved 4 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Norwich youngster hailed by coach". BBC News. 8 December 2010. 
  5. ^ "BBC Sport – West Brom 1–2 Norwich". BBC News. 28 January 2012. Retrieved 4 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "Brentford 2–0 Yeovil". BBC Sport. 6 August 2011. Retrieved 9 August 2011. 
  7. ^ "FA Cup call-up for Yeovil coach". BBC News. 10 November 2011. 
  8. ^ "Shield success for England". Sky Sports. 29 November 2007. 
  9. ^ "Jed Steer". TheFA.com. 24 March 2008. Retrieved 4 March 2012. 
  10. ^ "England suffer late heartbreak". TheFA.com. 12 May 2009. Retrieved 4 March 2012. 
  11. ^ Williamson, Laura (11 October 2010). "Cyprus U19 0 England U19 4: Class of the Blake boys shines through as A-grade Afobe stars with hat-trick". Daily Mail (London). 

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