Joe Mattock

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Joe Mattock
Personal information
Full name Joseph William Mattock
Date of birth (1990-05-11) 11 May 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Leicester, England
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Left Back
Club information
Current team
Sheffield Wednesday
Number 3
Youth career
2004–2007 Leicester City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 Leicester City 66 (1)
2009–2012 West Bromwich Albion 29 (0)
2011 Sheffield United (loan) 13 (0)
2011–2012 Portsmouth (loan) 7 (0)
2012 Brighton & Hove Albion (loan) 15 (1)
2012– Sheffield Wednesday 36 (2)
National team
2006–2007 England U17 1 (0)
2007–2009 England U19 13 (1)
2007–2009 England U21 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14th September 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Joseph William "Joe" Mattock (born 11 May 1990) is an English footballer who currently plays as a defender for Sheffield Wednesday. Mattock is a graduate of the Leicester City youth academy and has also represented England youth teams at nearly every level.

Club career[edit]

Leicester City[edit]

Mattock was a regular for the Leicester Under-18 side (playing alongside the likes of Ashley Chambers, Max Gradel, Andy King and Eric Odhiambo) as well as England Under 17's. He was part of the U18 squad that won the FA Premier Academy League by beating Sunderland U18s 4–3 on penalties in the 2006–07 season, and was voted Leicester's academy player of the season.

He made his senior debut for Leicester in a 2–1 home defeat to Norwich City on 14 April 2007, replacing Gareth McAuley in the 78th minute at left back.[1] He was given the number 30 shirt worn the year before by another promising youngster, James Wesolowski. Mattock went on to start three games against Birmingham City, Preston North End and Barnsley during the close of the 2006–07 season.

On 9 November 2007, during the 2007–08 season, Mattock signed a new three-year contract with Leicester.[2] The club rejected a bid from an unnamed Premier League club for Mattock on 14 January 2008[3] (later revealed to be West Ham United).[4] Following Leicester's relegation in the 2007–08 season, Aston Villa became interested in Mattock and then-teammate Richard Stearman.[4] While Stearman left for Wolves in the July transfer window, Mattock remained at the club for another year.[5] He did, however, hand in a transfer request during pre-season, but was unable to secure a deal with any club.[6]

Mattock suffered ligament damage to his left ankle in a 1–0 League Cup win over Stockport County on 12 August 2008. Fortunately, there was no fracture, meaning he would be out for several weeks instead of months.[7] On 28 August, three days before the close of the transfer window, Leicester rejected seven-figure offers from two unnamed clubs for Mattock.[8] He scored his first and only goal for Leicester in a 2–0 win over Yeovil Town on 19 January 2009.[9] Leicester went on to regain promotion to the Championship by finishing the season as league champions.[10]

West Bromwich Albion[edit]

On 6 August, while away on international duty, Mattock was ecstatic when informed by his agent that West Bromwich Albion were interested in him. Eager to leave Leicester, he submitted his transfer request to chairman Milan Mandarić. The manner in which Mattock made the request infuriated manager Nigel Pearson.[6] He signed a three-year contract with West Brom four days later for a fee of £1 million, citing Richard Stearman as his motivation for leaving Leicester.[11] The comment angered many Leicester fans and he was booed upon his return to the Walkers Stadium in November.[12]

Mattock made his début for Albion in the 2–0 League Cup win over Bury.[13]

In January 2011 he joined Sheffield United on loan until end of the 2010–11 Football League Championship season[14] making his first start for the Blades away at Coventry City a couple of days later. He went on to make thirteen appearances for the Yorkshire club but was unable to help prevent them from being relegated at the end of the season. In November of the same year, Mattock joined Championship team Portsmouth on a loan deal lasting until 2 January 2012, alongside George Thorne.[15] He made his debut two days later, starting in the 1–1 draw against Leicester City.[16]

On 31 January 2012, Mattock signed for Championship side Brighton & Hove Albion on a loan deal lasting until the end of the season.[17] On 17 March, he scored in a 3–1 away defeat to Blackpool.[18] In total, Mattock made 15 league appearances for the Seagulls during his loan spell. On 16 May 2012, Mattock was released by West Bromwich Albion after his contract was not renewed.[19]

Sheffield Wednesday[edit]

In June 2012, Mattock was expected to complete a permanent transfer to Brighton following his successful loan spell, but instead agreed a three-year contract at newly promoted Championship side Sheffield Wednesday.[20]

International career[edit]

After making his first team debut, Mattock was named in the England squad for the U17 Championships in Belgium.[21] On 3 October 2007, Mattock was called up to the England U19 squad for the 2008 European U19 Championship.[22] On 12 November, Mattock was called up to the England U21 squad alongside former clubmate Richard Stearman for the 2009 European U21 Championship qualifiers, making his debut in a 2–0 win over Bulgaria U21 on 16 November. In doing so he became the second youngest player to represent the England U21, behind Theo Walcott.[23] However, he did not make the final squad for the tournament and instead played at the U19 European Championships. He scored his first ever international goal in the group stage and helped England to the final where they lost out to the hosts, Ukraine.

Personal life[edit]

Mattock grew up in the Eyres Monsell area of Leicester. On 2 September 2009, he was charged with assaulting four people in the Churchgate area of Leicester.[24][25]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 15 January 2013.[26]
Season Club Division League FA Cup League Cup Other[27] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2006–07 Leicester City Championship 4 0 - - - 4 0
2007–08 31 0 0 0 2 0 - 33 0
2008–09 League One 31 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 36 1
2009–10 West Bromwich Albion Championship 29 0 3 1 2 0 0 0 34 1
2010–11 Sheffield United (loan) Championship 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
2011–12 West Bromwich Albion Premier League 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
2011–12 Portsmouth (loan) Championship 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
2011–12 Brighton (loan) Championship 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 1
2012–13 Sheffield Wednesday Championship 7 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 10 0
Career total 137 2 9 1 8 0 0 0 154 3

Honours[edit]

Leicester City

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leicester 1–2 Norwich". BBC Sport. 14 April 2007. Retrieved 9 November 2007. 
  2. ^ "Mattock pens new Leicester Deal". BBC Sport. 9 November 2007. Retrieved 9 November 2007. 
  3. ^ "Leicester turn down Mattock bid". BBC Sport. 14 January 2008. Retrieved 19 January 2008. 
  4. ^ a b "Villa hunt Foxes pair". Sky Sports. 8 May 2008. Retrieved 9 May 2008. 
  5. ^ "Mattock focused on Foxes". Sky Sports. 25 July 2008. Retrieved 17 April 2009. 
  6. ^ a b "Mattock hands in transfer request". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 6 August 2009. Retrieved 6 August 2009. 
  7. ^ "Mattock lift for Leicester". Sky Sports. 13 August 2008. Retrieved 17 April 2009. 
  8. ^ "Foxes snub Mattock bids". Sky Sports. 28 August 2008. Retrieved 29 August 2008. 
  9. ^ "Yeovil 0–2 Leicester". BBC Sport. 19 January 2009. Retrieved 20 January 2009. 
  10. ^ "Joe Mattock wants to fulfil dream of winning trophy with Leicester City". Leicester Mercury. 18 April 2009. Retrieved 19 April 2009. 
  11. ^ "Baggies complete deal for Mattock". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 10 August 2009. Retrieved 10 August 2009. 
  12. ^ "Nev Foulger's view: Plenty of plus points as Leicester City lose to classy West Brom". Leicester Mercury. 9 November 2009. 
  13. ^ Gibson, Lee (12 August 2009). "Dorrans strike sets up Albion's easy Carling Cup win at Bury". Birmingham Post. Retrieved 19 August 2009. 
  14. ^ "Sheffield United sign West Brom's Joe Mattock on loan". bbc.co.uk. 13 January 2011. Retrieved 13 January 2011. 
  15. ^ Appleton makes his mark on Blues; Portsmouth.co.uk, 25 November 2011
  16. ^ Pompey 1 Leicester 1; portsmouthfc.co.uk, 26 November 2011
  17. ^ "Albion's Double Loan Deal". Brighotn & Hove Albion F.C. 31 January 2012. Retrieved 1 February 2012. 
  18. ^ "Blackpool 3–1 Brighton" BBC Sport. 17 March 2012. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
  19. ^ "Albion reveal who's staying and who's going". WBA FC (WBA FC). 16 May 2012. Retrieved 16 May 2012. 
  20. ^ "Mattock moves to Wednesday". Sheffield Wednesday. 8 June 2012. [dead link]
  21. ^ "Squad named for Euros". The FA.com. 17 April 2007. Retrieved 17 April 2007. [dead link]
  22. ^ "Mattock Receives Call-Up". Leicester City Football Club. 3 October 2007. Retrieved 4 October 2007. 
  23. ^ "England U21 2–0 Bulgaria U21". BBC Sport. 16 November 2007. Retrieved 16 November 2007. 
  24. ^ "Footballer charged with assault". BBC News. British Broadcasting Corporation. 3 September 2009. Retrieved 3 September 2009. 
  25. ^ "Former Leicester City star Mattock on new charge". Leicester Mercury. 9 December 2009. 
  26. ^ http://www.wba.co.uk/page/ProfilesDetail/0,,10366~39695,00.html
  27. ^ Includes other competitive competitions, including Football League play-offs & the Johnstone's Paint Trophy

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Louis Dodds
Leicester City Academy Player of the Season
2007
Succeeded by
Lathaniel Rowe-Turner
Preceded by
Steve Howard
BBC East Midlands Football Achievement Award
2008
Succeeded by
Nigel Pearson