Jonathan Forte

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Jonathan Forte
Personal information
Full name Jonathan Ronald James Forte
Date of birth (1986-07-25) 25 July 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Sheffield, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Striker/Winger
Club information
Current team
Oldham Athletic
Number 11
Youth career
2002–2003 Rotherham United
2003 Sheffield United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2007 Sheffield United 30 (1)
2005 Doncaster Rovers (loan) 8 (4)
2005 Doncaster Rovers (loan) 5 (0)
2006 Rotherham United (loan) 11 (4)
2006–2007 Doncaster Rovers (loan) 41 (5)
2007–2011 Scunthorpe United 100 (9)
2008 Notts County (loan) 4 (4)
2009 Notts County (loan) 14 (4)
2011–2014 Southampton 11 (2)
2011 Preston North End (loan) 3 (0)
2012 Notts County (loan) 10 (5)
2012 Crawley Town (loan) 12 (3)
2013 Sheffield United (loan) 12 (1)
2014– Oldham Athletic 17 (13)
National team
2001–2002 England U16 8 (0)
2002–2003 England U17 3 (0)
2004 England U18 1 (0)
2008 Barbados 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:26, 1 December 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 08:26, 2 February 2013 (UTC)

Jonathan Ronald James Forte (born 25 July 1986) is a professional footballer who plays for Oldham Athletic as a striker. Born in Sheffield, he has also represented Barbados at international level. Forte's first professional contract came with his home town club Sheffield United before a move to Scunthorpe United in 2007. After four years he then signed for Southampton in 2011. During his career Forte has also spent time on loan at Doncaster Rovers, Rotherham United, Notts County, Preston North End and Crawley Town.

Club career[edit]

Youth career[edit]

Forte started his career at Rotherham United as a schoolboy in the Academy, but opted to join the Sheffield United Academy, along with Billy Sharp after Rotherham turned him away. During his youth career he made several appearances for England at youth level

Sheffield United[edit]

Forte was mostly used as a substitute at Sheffield United, with only five of his appearances being from the start. He went on loan twice in the 2005–06 season, to Doncaster Rovers and Rotherham United. He scored eight times (four for each team) for these clubs, and played an important part in keeping Rotherham in League One.

In July 2006, Forte was re-signed by Doncaster Rovers, initially on a six-month loan deal. He helped Doncaster win the Football League Trophy on 1 April 2007 scoring the first goal in 3–2 (aet) victory against Bristol Rovers after only 43 seconds. Over the course of his career at Sheffield United he made 30 appearances scoring 1 goal against Leicester City.[1]

Scunthorpe United[edit]

Forte signed for Scunthorpe United on 4 July 2007.[2]

He then signed for Notts County on 13 November 2008 in a very fruitful one month loan deal.[3] He scored four goals in four league games, including a hat trick on his debut against Barnet.[4] He re-signed on a one month loan deal at Meadow Lane in February 2009, getting himself on the scoresheet again with two goals against Bradford City in Notts' 3–1 home win.[5] The loan was extended for a second month until 18 April in March.[6] Forte scored two goals for Scunthorpe against Crystal Palace at Glanford Park.[7]

Southampton[edit]

On 31 January 2011, he signed for Southampton for an undisclosed fee on a three and a half-year deal, joining up with former manager Nigel Adkins.[8] However he did not sign in time to feature the next day at Exeter City. He made his debut as a substitute in a 4–4 draw with Peterborough United. He scored his first goals from the bench against Milton Keynes Dons, with the score at 2–0 he scored two goals in two minutes, to bring it to 2–2. The game ended in a 3–2 victory. He scored his first goal of the 2011–12 season in a 4–1 win over Torquay United, in the league cup. He scored another in the League Cup, a 3–1 victory at Swindon Town.

On 8 November 2011, he signed for Preston North End, His loan expired on 10 December 2011. He made his debut against Rochdale in the Football League Trophy and he signed with fellow striker Sam Hoskins. On 27 January 2012, he signed for Notts County on loan until the end of the season.[9] He scored a hat-trick against Charlton, the second of his career. The first had been at Notts County on loan in 2008 away at Barnet on his debut.

On 17 August 2012, Forte signed for Crawley Town on a 3-month loan.[10] He made his debut the following day, scoring Crawley's third goal in a 3–0 victory over his former club, Scunthorpe United.[11]

On 31 January 2013, Forte returned to his first club Sheffield United, on loan for the rest of the season.[12][13] Forte scored his first United goal in eight years when he netted in a 2–0 league victory over Bury at Gigg Lane.[14] After initially starting regularly Forte was injured during the game against Bury,[15] and struggled with his fitness during the rest of his loan spell.[16] With United failing to gain promotion, Forte returned to Southampton having played twelve games and scored one goal.

On 17 May 2014, Southampton announced that Forte would be released.[17]

Oldham Athletic[edit]

On 19 July 2014, Forte played as a trialist for Oldham Athletic against Melbourne City, playing for 75 minutes for the Lancashire based-club.[18] He also played in a 2–1 victory over Newcastle United.[19] On 1 August 2014, Forte signed a one-year deal with the club, with an option of a further year.[20]

Forte made his debut on the opening day of the season against Colchester United scoring both goals in a 2–2 draw.[21] Forte scored his 9th and 10th goal against Coventry this gave them an emphatic 4–1 victory and stretched Oldham's 12 game unbeaten run. In the next match a 2–1 victory over Bradford City Forte continued his goal scoring form with a goal in the 7th minute putting Latics ahead.

International career[edit]

Despite playing for England at youth level, On 26 March 2010, he made his international debut for Barbados in a 1–0 victory against Dominica. He qualifies for Barbados through his father.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 6 September 2014.
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sheffield United 2003–04[22] First Division 7 0 1 0 0 0 8 0
2004–05[23] Championship 22 1 2 0 3 0 27 1
2005–06[24] Championship 1 0 1 0 2 0 4 0
2006–07[25] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 30 1 4 0 5 0 39 1
Doncaster Rovers (loan) 2005–06[24] League One 13 4 0 0 0 0 2[a] 0 15 4
Rotherham United (loan) 2005–06[24] League One 11 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 4
Doncaster Rovers (loan) 2006–07[25] League One 41 5 4 0 3 3 3[a] 1 51 9
Scunthorpe United 2007–08[26] Championship 38 4 1 0 1 0 40 4
2008–09[27] League One 8 0 1 0 1 0 6[b] 0 16 0
2009–10[28] Championship 28 2 2 0 4 1 34 3
2010–11[29] Championship 24 3 1 0 3 1 28 4
Total 98 9 5 0 9 2 6 0 118 11
Notts County (loan) 2008–09[27] League Two 18 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 8
Southampton 2010–11[29] League One 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 2
2011–12[30] Championship 1 0 0 0 4 2 5 2
2012–13[31] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013–14[32] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 11 2 0 0 4 2 0 0 15 4
Preston North End (loan) 2011–12[30] League One 3 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 4 0
Notts County (loan) 2011–12[30] League One 10 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 5
Crawley Town (loan) 2012–13[31] League One 12 3 0 0 2 0 2[a] 0 16 3
Sheffield United (loan) 2012–13[31] League One 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 1
Oldham Athletic 2014–15[33] League One 12 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 5
Career total 270 52 14 0 23 7 14 1 321 60
  1. ^ a b c d Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Four appearances in Football League Trophy, two appearances in League One play-offs

International[edit]

International statistics
National team Season Apps Goals
Barbados[34] 2008 2 0
Total 2 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leicester 3–2 Sheff Utd". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 14 September 2004. Retrieved 6 November 2009. 
  2. ^ "Scunthorpe sign Forte & Paterson". BBC Sport. 4 July 2007. Retrieved 4 July 2007. 
  3. ^ "County land Forte". Sky Sports. 13 November 2008. Retrieved 15 November 2008. 
  4. ^ "Barnet 0–4 Notts County". BBC News. 15 November 2008. Retrieved 7 May 2010. 
  5. ^ "Notts re-sign Forte on loan deal". BBC Sport. 16 February 2009. Retrieved 29 March 2009. 
  6. ^ "Forte extends Notts County loan". BBC Sport. 24 March 2009. Retrieved 29 March 2009. 
  7. ^ "Scunthorpe 3 Crystal Palace 0: Jonathan Forte slams home brace to clip Eagles wings". Daily Mail. 28 August 2010. Retrieved 31 January 2011. 
  8. ^ "Saints Sign Forte". Southampton F.C. 31 January 2011. Retrieved 31 January 2011. 
  9. ^ "Forte Returns". Notts County FC. 27 January 2012. Retrieved 27 January 2012. 
  10. ^ "Crawley Town sign Jonathan Forte and Nicky Ajose". BBC Sport. 17 August 2012. Retrieved 18 August 2012. 
  11. ^ "Crawley 3 – 0 Scunthorpe". BBC Sport. 18 August 2012. Retrieved 18 August 2012. 
  12. ^ "Forte returns". Sheffield United FC Official Web Site. 31 January 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  13. ^ "Forward Forte Blades Bound". Southampton FC. 31 January 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  14. ^ "Scorers delighted". Sheffield United FC Official Web Site. 13 February 2013. Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  15. ^ "Blades await Forte recovery". Sheffield Telegraph. 14 February 2013. Retrieved 1 June 2013. 
  16. ^ "League One – Sheffield United wait on Forte". Eurosport. 2 May 2013. Retrieved 1 June 2013. 
  17. ^ "Saints finalise retained list". Southampton FC. 17 May 2014. 
  18. ^ "RESULT: Oldham Athletic 1–1 Melbourne City". Oldham Athletic FC. 19 July 2014. 
  19. ^ http://www.nufc.co.uk/articles/20140715/oldham-athletic-2-newcastle-united-1_2281670_4002237
  20. ^ "Johnson bolsters attacking options". Oldham Athletic FC. 1 August 2014. 
  21. ^ "Colchester United 2–2 Oldham Athletic". BBC Sport. Retrieved 9 August 2014. 
  22. ^ "Games played by Jonathan Forte in 2003/2004". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  23. ^ "Games played by Jonathan Forte in 2004/2005". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  24. ^ a b c "Games played by Jonathan Forte in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  25. ^ a b "Games played by Jonathan Forte in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  26. ^ "Games played by Jonathan Forte in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  27. ^ a b "Games played by Jonathan Forte in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  28. ^ "Games played by Jonathan Forte in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  29. ^ a b "Games played by Jonathan Forte in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  30. ^ a b c "Games played by Jonathan Forte in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  31. ^ a b c "Games played by Jonathan Forte in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  32. ^ "Games played by Jonathan Forte in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  33. ^ "Games played by Jonathan Forte in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  34. ^ "Jonathan Forte". National Football Teams. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 

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