Jordan Willis (footballer)

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Jordan Willis
Personal information
Full name Jordan Kenneth Willis[1]
Date of birth (1994-08-24) 24 August 1994 (age 20)
Place of birth Coventry, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[2]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Coventry City
Number 2
Youth career
0000–2011 Coventry City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011– Coventry City 49 (0)
National team
2012 England U18 1 (0)
2013 England U19 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:03, 8 December 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Jordan Kenneth Willis (born 24 August 1994) is an English professional footballer who plays for Coventry City as a defender.

Club career[edit]

Willis made his professional debut as a substitute on 5 November 2011 in a 4–2 Championship loss to Southampton, coming on to replace James McPake after 64 minutes.[3] At the age of 17 years and 72 days he became the tenth youngest Coventry City player of all-time. He made his first start of the following season on 28 August 2012, in a 3-2 win against Birmingham City in the League Cup.[4]

He established himself in the first-team towards the end of the 2013-14 season in the right-back position. A change in formation to a three-man defence saw Willis become a first-choice player for Coventry City at the start of the following season. On October 11th, Jordan Willis captained the Sky Blues for the first time iin their game against Crewe Alexandra.

International career[edit]

In February 2012 he was called up to the England under-18 team by manager Noel Blake.[5] He made his debut on 7 March 2012 in a 3-0 win against Poland in Crewe.[6] He made his England under-19 debut on 5 February 2013, in a 3-1 win against Denmark.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 15 November 2014.
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Coventry City 2011–12[8] Championship 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2012–13[9] League One 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
2013–14[10] League One 28 0 1 0 1 0 1[a] 0 31 0
2014–15[11] League One 17 0 1 0 1 0 3[a] 0 22 0
Career total 49 0 3 0 3 0 4 0 59 0
  1. ^ a b Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional retain lists & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. May 2013. p. 32. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 458. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  3. ^ "Coventry City 2–4 Southampton". CCFC Official Site. 2011-11-05. Retrieved 2011-11-05. 
  4. ^ "Coventry 3-2 Birmingham" BBC Sport. 28 August 2012. Retrieved 24 September 2012.
  5. ^ "The FA.com - Jordan Willis" The FA.com. Retrieved 28 April 2012.
  6. ^ "England 3-0 Poland" The FA.com. 7 March 2012. Retrieved 28 April 2012.
  7. ^ "England 3-1 Denmark" TheFA.com. 5 February 2013. Retrieved 15 February 2013.
  8. ^ "Games played by Jordan Willis in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 8 December 2014. 
  9. ^ "Games played by Jordan Willis in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 8 December 2014. 
  10. ^ "Games played by Jordan Willis in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 8 December 2014. 
  11. ^ "Games played by Jordan Willis in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 8 December 2014. 

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