Marvin Sordell

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Marvin Sordell
Marvin Sordell.jpg
Sordell playing for Bolton Wanderers in 2013
Personal information
Full name Marvin Anthony Sordell[1]
Date of birth (1991-02-17) 17 February 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Pinner, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[2]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Burnley
Number 17
Youth career
000?–2007 Fulham
2007–2008 Watford
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2012 Watford 75 (21)
2008 Wealdstone (loan) 5 (2)
2010 Tranmere Rovers (loan) 8 (1)
2012–2014 Bolton Wanderers 25 (4)
2013–2014 Charlton Athletic (loan) 31 (7)
2014– Burnley 2 (0)
National team
2011 England U20 1 (2)
2011–2013 England U21 14 (3)
2012 Great Britain 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:54, 23 August 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22:19, 11 June 2013 (UTC)

Marvin Anthony Sordell (born 17 February 1991) is an English professional footballer who plays for Burnley as a striker.

Sordell started his career with Watford and graduated from their academy, before transferring to then-Premier League club Bolton Wanderers after showing good form during the 2011-12 season.

Sordell has played for England U21, and also represented Great Britain Olympic football team at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Club career[edit]

Watford[edit]

Sordell was born in the London suburb of Pinner.[3] When playing under-8s football for a team called "St Josephs", he initially played in goal, as the team did not have a goalkeeper, before becoming a striker and scoring a hat-trick in his first game. He joined the Fulham academy at under-14 level, but wasn't offered a scholarship, instead becoming a scholar at Watford after impressing at an exit trial.[4] He signed a professional contract in April 2009.[5] In November 2008, he joined Isthmian League club, Wealdstone on work experience.[6] He made his professional debut for Watford on 15 August in the Championship in the 2–0 away defeat against Sheffield United, replacing Nathan Ellington as a substitute in the 72nd minute.[7][8] His first competitive goal for Watford came when he scored in a 2–1 League Cup defeat at Leeds United on 25 August 2009.[9]

On transfer deadline day (31 January 2010), Sordell was loaned out to Tranmere Rovers on a month-long contract, to gain some 1st-team experience.[10] The loan was later extended by a month.[11] Sordell scored his first league goal for Watford in a 4–0 win over Coventry City on 2 May 2010.

Sordell started the first game of Watford's 2010–11 season, a 3–2 away win against Norwich. Despite the arrival of Troy Deeney, and the good form of Danny Graham, Sordell managed to retain his place in the team. He started eight of the club's first nine matches of the season, and scored five goals in the same period.[12][13]

Bolton Wanderers[edit]

On 31 January 2012, Sordell signed for Bolton Wanderers on a three-and-a-half-year contract for an undisclosed fee.[14] He made his debut on 4 February when coming on as a substitute for David N'Gog in Bolton's game at Norwich City which they eventually lost 2–0.[15] He would go onto make two further substitute appearances that season.

Sordell started the first three games of the 2012–13 season and scored his first goal for Bolton on 24 August 2012, in a 2–2 draw at home to Nottingham Forest.[16] He scored his second goal for Bolton in a 2–2 draw with Premier League side Sunderland in the FA Cup on 5 January 2013.[17] In the replay he scored both goals in a 2–0 victory at the Stadium of Light. In spite of this, he was still dropped for Bolton's next league game. In his next appearance, he netted again with a neat low finish against Everton in a 2–1 loss. The following game he was rewarded with a start, against his old club Watford, and scored a penalty in another 2–1 loss.

Loan to Charlton Athletic[edit]

On 1 August 2013 it was announced that Sordell had completed a year long loan deal to Charlton Athletic in a double-signing for the Addicks in which they also signed Welsh international Simon Church on a two-year deal. [18][19] He scored his first goal for the club against Huddersfield Town in the League Cup on 27 August 2013.[20] On 21 April, Sordell scored a hat-trick against Sheffield Wednesday, his first of his senior career.[21]

Burnley[edit]

On 4 July 2014, Burnley confirmed that they had signed the striker from Bolton Wanderers on a three year deal for an undisclosed fee.[22]

International career[edit]

In the 2010–11 season, Sordell made his international debut for England under-20s, scoring England's goal in a 2–1 defeat to France. Sordell scored his first goal for England under-21s in a 5–0 victory over Iceland in November 2011.[23]

Experienced Republic of Ireland international’ who Sean Dyche knew from their days playing together with Millwall. Sordell, evidently a precocious talent, was 12 when Dyche was at Millwall.

Great Britain Olympic football team[edit]

On 2 July 2012, Sordell was named in Stuart Pearce's 18-man Great Britain squad for the 2012 London Olympics.[24] He made his debut in a friendly match against Brazil on 20 July 2012 prior to the start of the Olympics.

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 26 August 2014.
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Wealdstone (loan) 2008–09[25] Isthmian League Premier Division 5 2 0 0 2[a] 0 7 2
Watford 2009–10[26] Championship 6 1 0 0 1 1 7 2
2010–11[27] Championship 43 12 2 2 2 1 47 15
2011–12[28] Championship 26 8 2 1 1 1 29 10
Total 75 21 4 3 4 3 83 27
Tranmere Rovers (loan) 2009–10[26] League One 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 1
Bolton Wanderers 2011–12[28] Premier League 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2012–13[29] Championship 22 4 3 4 1 0 26 8
2013–14[30] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 25 4 3 4 1 0 29 8
Charlton Athletic (loan) 2013–14[30] Championship 31 7 2 0 2 1 35 8
Burnley 2014–15[31] Premier League 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
Career total 146 35 9 7 8 4 2 0 165 46
  1. ^ One appearance in FA Trophy, one in Middlesex Senior Cup

Charity work[edit]

In 2012 Marvin Sordell became interested in the topic of human trafficking after reading the story of Sophie Hayes, a young British woman who was sexually exploited. Marvin contacted the woman's charity the Sophie Hayes Foundation on Twitter and asked if there was anything he could do to help. Marvin uses social media to raise awareness of the issue and has set up the Marvin Sordell Foundation (MSF) to raise money for charities such as the Sophie Hayes Foundation and SPORTSforFREEDOM. In March 2013 the MSF foundation organised a gala dinner fundraiser.[32][33]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Mainstream Publishing. p. 387. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0. 
  2. ^ "First Team". Watford F.C. Retrieved 20 August 2009. 
  3. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 434. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  4. ^ "Marv and Prince visit Harefield". Watford F.C. 23 September 2011. Retrieved 23 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "Sordell signs". Watford F.C. 13 April 2009. Retrieved 20 August 2009. 
  6. ^ "Bartlett looks to Hornets for help again". Non-League Daily. 1 November 2008. Retrieved 20 August 2009. 
  7. ^ "Results/Fixtures: Sheff Utd 2 – 0 Watford". Soccerbase. Retrieved 20 August 2009. 
  8. ^ "Sheff Utd 2 – 0 Watford". BBC Sport. 15 August 2009. Retrieved 20 August 2009. 
  9. ^ "Leeds United 2 – 1 Watford". BBC Sport. 25 August 2009. Retrieved 26 August 2009. 
  10. ^ "Tranmere sign Watford striker Marvin Sordell". BBC Sport. 31 January 2010. Retrieved 31 January 2010. 
  11. ^ "Tranmere extend Marivin Sordell loan from Watford". BBC Sport. 2 March 2010. Retrieved 25 September 2010. 
  12. ^ "Watford 2010/2011 player appearances". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 25 September 2010. 
  13. ^ "Marvin Sordell: Watford". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 10 March 2011. 
  14. ^ "Sordell signs". Bolton Wanderers F.C. 1 February 2012. Retrieved 1 February 2012. 
  15. ^ "Norwich 2 – 0 Bolton". BBC Sport. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  16. ^ "Bolton 2–2 Nott'm Forest" BBC Sport. 24 August 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
  17. ^ "Bolton 2–2 Sunderland". BBC. 5 January 2013. Retrieved 6 January 2013. 
  18. ^ "Charlton complete double striker swoop". Charlton Athletic Official Website. 1 August 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  19. ^ "Simon Church & Marvin Sordell join Charlton Athletic". BBC. 1 August 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  20. ^ "Huddersfield 3-2 Charlton". BBC. 27 August 2013. Retrieved 27 August 2013. 
  21. ^ "Sheff Wed 2-3 Charlton". BBC. 21 April 2014. Retrieved 21 April 2014. 
  22. ^ "Clarets Seal Sordell Deal". Burnley F.C. 4 July 2014. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  23. ^ Smith, Frank (10 February 2011). "Watford scholar Adam Thompson makes full Northern Ireland debut and Marvin Sordell scores for England Under-20s". Watford Observer. Retrieved 10 March 2011. 
  24. ^ "Pearce names squad". Sky Sport. 2 July 2012. Retrieved 2 July 2012. 
  25. ^ "Games played by Marvin Sordell for Wealdstone". Soccerbase. Retrieved 5 July 2012. 
  26. ^ a b "Games played by Marvin Sordell in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 5 July 2012. 
  27. ^ "Games played by Marvin Sordell in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 5 July 2012. 
  28. ^ a b "Games played by Marvin Sordell in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 5 July 2012. 
  29. ^ "Games played by Marvin Sordell in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 5 July 2012. 
  30. ^ a b "Games played by Marvin Sordell in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 5 July 2012. 
  31. ^ "Games played by Marvin Sordell in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  32. ^ http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/marvin-sordell-tweeting-justice-1761331
  33. ^ http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/10298888._/?ref=twtrec

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