Jordan Spence

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Jordan Spence
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Personal information
Full name Jordan James Spence[1]
Date of birth (1990-05-24) 24 May 1990 (age 24)[1]
Place of birth Woodford, London, England
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)[2]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Milton Keynes Dons
Number 12
Youth career
2004–2007 West Ham United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2014 West Ham United 7 (0)
2008–2009 Leyton Orient (loan) 20 (0)
2009 Scunthorpe United (loan) 9 (0)
2011 Bristol City (loan) 11 (0)
2011–2012 Bristol City (loan) 10 (0)
2013 Sheffield Wednesday (loan) 4 (0)
2013–2014 Milton Keynes Dons (loan) 10 (1)
2014 Milton Keynes Dons (loan) 19 (1)
2014– Milton Keynes Dons 3 (0)
National team
2004–2006 England U16 8 (0)
2005–2007 England U17 30 (2)
2007–2008 England U18 2 (0)
2007–2009 England U19 9 (0)
2011 England U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:38, 20 September 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 08:59, 12 April 2011 (UTC)

Jordan James Spence (born 24 May 1990) is an English footballer who is currently playing for Milton Keynes Dons. Predominantly as a right-back, Spence can also operate as a centre-back. He has represented and captained England at various youth levels.

Club career[edit]

West Ham United and loans[edit]

Spence making his West Ham debut, May 2010

Spence joined West Ham in 2004. In April 2006 he signed a contract as a full-time youth team academy player for season 2006–07 and made his reserve team debut that same month.[3] He has captained the England national team every youth level.[4] On 9 May 2010, Spence made his first team debut for West Ham, coming on the 86th minute for Alessandro Diamanti, in a 1–1 home draw against Manchester City[5] with Spence making his first start for West Ham on 15 May 2011 in a 3–2 away defeat to Wigan Athletic, a game which saw West Ham relegated.[6] After nine years with the club, Spence was released at the end of the 2013-14 season. [7]

Leyton Orient[edit]

Before making his debut for West Ham, he made his professional club debut for Leyton Orient in their FA Cup second round match at Bradford City on 29 November 2008[8] having signed on loan on 25 November.[9] This looked to be his only match for Leyton Orient as he returned to Upton Park on 5 January 2009, but he returned to Orient on 23 January and stayed until the end of the season.[10] His Football League debut came in the 2–1 away defeat to Scunthorpe United on 24 January 2009.[11]

Scunthorpe United[edit]

Spence signed for Scunthorpe United on a one month's loan on 17 August 2009[12] making his debut on 18 August in a 2–0 home defeat to Middlesbrough.[13] On 29 August Spence's loan at Scunthorpe was extended until 1 January 2010.[14] At the end of December 2009 his loan ended and he returned to West Ham having played eleven times for Scunthorpe.[15]

Bristol City[edit]

On 3 March 2011 Spence signed on a 28 day loan for Championship side Bristol City,[16] making his debut on 5 March in the 4–1 away victory over Coventry City.[17] On 30 March, this loan was extended until the end of the 2010–11 season.[18] On 4 May 2011, West Ham manager Avram Grant recalled Spence for him to provide back-up for defenders for the Premier League season run-in.[19] On 3 August 2011, Spence rejoined Bristol City for a season-long loan, with the option for West Ham to recall him from January 2012.[20] In April 2012 Spence returned to West Ham having played 10 games for Bristol City.[21]

Sheffield Wednesday[edit]

On 31 August 2013 Spence signed on loan for Sheffield Wednesday.[22] He played four games for Sheffield Wednesday before returning to West Ham United at the end of September 2013.[23]

Milton Keynes Dons[edit]

Spence joined Milton Keynes Dons on a one month loan on 24 October 2013.[24] He made his debut on 26 October in a 3-2 away defeat to Tranmere Rovers. Although Spence gave away a penalty, manager Karl Robinson described Spence's debut as "wonderful". [25] He scored his first career goal at club level on 26 November 2013 in a 3-1 away defeat to Colchester United. After playing 12 games for Milton Keynes Dons, Spence returned to West Ham in January 2014.[26] On 30 January 2014, Spence re-joined Milton Keynes Dons on loan until the end of the 2013–14 season.[27]

On 21 August 2014, Spence joined Milton Kenyes Dons on a permanent deal.[28]

International career[edit]

Spence captained the England U16s to the Victory Shield in November 2005,[29] then led England U17 to the Final of the Nordic Tournament, playing in the Faroe Islands in August 2006 and scoring in his second match. England finished at the top of their 4-team group, but lost the Final to Denmark in Tórshavn.[30]

In September 2006 he played for England against Portugal in the FA Friendly International Tournament.[31]

In 2007, he was named in U17s coach John Peacock's squad for the Elite qualifying round of the Under-17 European Championships against Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Azerbaijan.[32]

In 2007, Jordan captained England in the 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup. This was the first time the country had reached the World Finals, at this age group. It was at this very tournament, where Jordan himself made history. Against Brazil in injury time he scored a late winner, which put England through to the last 16, this was the first time England had beaten Brazil at a FIFA tournament.[33] On 20 November 2007 Spence captained the England U18 team in a 2–0 victory over Ghana.[34] He made his first appearance for the England U19 team in their 6–0 victory over Romania on 14 October 2007[35] The England U18 team finished the 2007–08 season unbeaten, under Spence's captaincy, with a 2–0 win over Austria on 16 April 2008.[36]

In the 2008–09 season, Spence continued to be involved with the England under-19 team, helping them to qualify for the UEFA U19 Championships in the summer of 2009, in which they finished runners up. In March 2011 Spence made his England U21 debut in a 2–1 defeat to Iceland.[18]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 3 May 2014.
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
West Ham United 2007–08[37] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008–09[38] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009–10[39] Premier League 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2010–11[40] Premier League 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2011–12[41] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012–13[42] Premier League 4 0 1 0 2 0 7 0
2013–14[43] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 7 0 1 0 2 0 10 0
Leyton Orient (loan) 2008–09[38] League One 20 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 21 0
Scunthorpe United (loan) 2009–10[39] Championship 9 0 0 0 2 0 11 0
Bristol City (loan) 2010–11[40] Championship 11 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
2011–12[41] Championship 10 0 0 0 1 0 11 0
Total 21 0 0 0 1 0 22 0
Sheffield Wednesday (loan) 2013–14[43] Championship 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Milton Keynes Dons (loan) 2013–14[43] League One 10 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 12 1
2013–14[43] 19 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 1
Total 29 2 2 0 0 0 31 2
Career total 90 2 4 0 5 0 0 0 99 2

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Socccerbase — Jordan Spence". www.soccerbase.com. Retrieved 2013-06-11. 
  3. ^ "''Spence puts pen to paper'', West Ham United FC". Whufc.com. Retrieved 2010-05-10. 
  4. ^ "England date for Spence". Whufc.com. Retrieved 2010-05-10. 
  5. ^ Dawkes, Phil (9 May 2010). "West Ham 1–1 Man City". BBC News. Retrieved 2010-05-10. 
  6. ^ McNulty, Phil (15 May 2011). "BBC Sport — Football — Wigan 3-2 West Ham". BBC News. Retrieved 2011-05-16. 
  7. ^ "Spence thanks West Ham following release". Talksport. 22 May 2014. Retrieved 23 May 2014. 
  8. ^ "Bradford City 1–2 Leyton Orient". BBC Sport. 29 November 2008. 
  9. ^ "O's sign Hammers' Spence on loan". BBC News. 2008-11-25. Retrieved 2010-05-10. 
  10. ^ "Spence rejoins Os on loan". leytonorient.com. 23 January 2009. 
  11. ^ "Scunthorpe 2–1 Leyton Orient". BBC News. 2009-01-24. Retrieved 2010-05-10. 
  12. ^ "Iron Land Spence On Loan". Sportinglife.com. Retrieved 2010-05-10. 
  13. ^ "Scunthorpe 0–2 Middlesbrough". BBC News. 2009-08-18. Retrieved 2010-05-10. 
  14. ^ IRON TO EXTEND SPENCE LOAN www.scunthorpe-united.co.uk
  15. ^ "Hammers recall Spence". Skysports.com. 2009-12-31. Retrieved 2010-05-10. 
  16. ^ "Bristol City sign up West Ham's Jordan Spence on loan". BBC Sport. 2011-03-03. Retrieved 2011-03-03. 
  17. ^ "Coventry 1 - 4 Bristol City". BBC Sport. 2011-03-05. Retrieved 2011-03-06. 
  18. ^ a b "West Ham's Jordan Spence extends Bristol City loan". BBC Sport. 2011-03-30. Retrieved 2011-04-12. 
  19. ^ "Spence recalled | News | Latest News | News | West Ham United". Whufc.com. Retrieved 2011-05-16. 
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  25. ^ "Robbo left ‘shell-shocked’ after Tranmere defeat". Milton Keynes Citizen. Retrieved 28 October 2013. 
  26. ^ "Football: West Ham United youngster leaves club". www.mkweb.co.uk. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  27. ^ "Spence returns to stadiummk". Milton Keynes Dons FC. 30 January 2014. 
  28. ^ "Spence returns to stadiummk". Milton Kenyes Dons. 21 August 2014. Retrieved 21 August 2014. 
  29. ^ The Victory Shield 2006, TheFA.com[dead link]
  30. ^ Nordic Tournament 2006, TheFA.com[dead link]
  31. ^ Young Lions clinch victory, TheFA.com[dead link]
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  33. ^ "Skipper Spence History Maker". Fifa.com. 2007-08-24. Retrieved 2010-05-10. 
  34. ^ "Eastick's challenge". Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  35. ^ "Young Lions hit six, TheFA.com". Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  36. ^ "England are all Hart". Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  37. ^ "Games played by Jordan Spence in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  38. ^ a b "Games played by Jordan Spence in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  39. ^ a b "Games played by Jordan Spence in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  40. ^ a b "Games played by Jordan Spence in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  41. ^ a b "Games played by Jordan Spence in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  42. ^ "Games played by Jordan Spence in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  43. ^ a b c d "Games played by Jordan Spence in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 

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