Joel Grant

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Joel Grant
Grant, Joel.jpg
Grant in 2010
Personal information
Full name Joel Valentino Grant[1]
Date of birth (1987-08-27) 27 August 1987 (age 27)[1]
Place of birth Acton, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[1]
Playing position Winger / Forward
Club information
Current team
Yeovil Town
Number 17
Youth career
000?–2005 Watford
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Watford 7 (0)
2006–2007 Aldershot Town (loan) 14 (2)
2007–2008 Aldershot Town 30 (4)
2008–2011 Crewe Alexandra 96 (16)
2011–2013 Wycombe Wanderers 71 (14)
2013– Yeovil Town 35 (3)
National team
2006–2007 Jamaica U20 11 (7)
2014– Jamaica 4 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:02, 13 September 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19:52, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

Joel Valentino Grant (born 27 August 1987) is a professional footballer who plays for Yeovil Town. He can either play as a winger, midfielder or striker.

Club career[edit]

Watford[edit]

Born in Acton, London, Grant started his career at Watford. He made his first team debut whilst still a member of Watford's Academy, coming on as a substitute in a League Cup match against Notts County on 23 August 2005. Whilst still an Academy scholar, he made 9 more appearances for the club, including 3 starts.

Grant was rewarded with a professional contract by Watford prior to the 2006–07 season. On 31 August 2006 he joined Aldershot Town on a four-month loan, to gain experience.[2] During his time with the Shots, he made 17 league and cup appearances, scoring 3 goals.

Grant was unable to break into the Watford side during their 2006–07 Premiership campaign and he was released at the end of the season.[3]

Aldershot Town[edit]

In September 2007 he rejoined Aldershot Town on non-contract terms.[4] In December 2007 he signed a contract until the end of the season.[5] He made 30 league appearances, scoring four times, as Aldershot Town were promoted from the Conference.

Crewe Alexandra[edit]

On 25 June 2008 Grant joined Crewe Alexandra for £130,000, signing a three-year contract.[6] The fee represented a club record sale for Aldershot Town. Grant scored his first goal for Crewe with a marvellous run and step over in the 2–1 win over Walsall at Gresty Road. The goal was shown as the Big Skill on Big League Weekend 2 on Sky Sports due to the fantastic Step over. In 2009–10, Grant had a productive second season at Crewe while contributing 9 goals and several assists marshalling the left wing.

He was released from the club in May 2011, having been limited to 28 appearances in the 2010–11 campaign.[7]

Wycombe Wanderers[edit]

Grant signed for Wycombe Wanderers on 27 May 2011 on a free transfer.

Yeovil Town[edit]

Grant signed a two-year deal with Championship side Yeovil Town on 26 June 2013.[8] Grant made his debut for Yeovil in their Football League Cup first round victory over Southend United, on 6 August 2013.[9]

International career[edit]

In June 2006 Grant earned a call-up to the Jamaica under-23 squad to play in the Central American and Caribbean Games taking place in Colombia between 15 and 29 July.[10] He spent much of February 2007 with the squad for the CONCACAF under-20 World Cup qualifiers.[11]

In May 2014 Grant was called up to the Jamaica senior squad, and made his full international début playing for 78 minutes against Serbia on 26 May.[12] He scored his first goal at the senior level in a 2-2 draw with Egypt on June 4, 2014 at Leyton, England.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Jamaica's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 4 June 2014 Brisbane Road, London, England  Egypt
2–1
2–2
Friendly

Honours[edit]

Aldershot Town

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. ^ Shots bring in two loan signings
  3. ^ Boothroyd releases four
  4. ^ Aldershot re-sign striker Grant
  5. ^ Joel Signs In
  6. ^ Record Deal Sealed
  7. ^ "Crewe Alexandra Announce Retain List". Crewe Alexandra F.C. 12 May 2011. Retrieved 21 May 2011. 
  8. ^ "Yeovil: Kevin Dawson & Sam Foley re-sign as Sam Hoskins arrives". BBC Sport. 26 June 2013. Retrieved 27 June 2013. 
  9. ^ "Southend 0–1 Yeovil". BBC Sport. 6 August 2013. Retrieved 6 August 2013. 
  10. ^ Jamaican call-up for Joel
  11. ^ International call for Hornets' trio
  12. ^ Joel Grant makes senior debut for Jamaica

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