Stephen Jordan

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Stephen Jordan
Personal information
Full name Stephen Robert Jordan[1]
Date of birth (1982-03-06) 6 March 1982 (age 32)[1]
Place of birth Warrington, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[1]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Fleetwood Town
Number 25
Youth career
000?–1999 Manchester City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2007 Manchester City 53 (0)
2002–2003 Cambridge United (loan) 11 (0)
2007–2010 Burnley 73 (0)
2010–2011 Sheffield United 15 (0)
2011 Huddersfield Town (loan) 6 (0)
2011–2012 Rochdale 19 (0)
2012–2013 Dunfermline Athletic 20 (1)
2013– Fleetwood Town 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:22, 26 May 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Stephen Robert Jordan (born 6 March 1982) is an English footballer who plays for Fleetwood Town. He numbers Manchester City, Burnley and Sheffield United amongst his former clubs.

Career[edit]

Manchester City[edit]

Born in Warrington, Jordan grew up as a Manchester City fan[2] and joined their youth development system as an eight-year-old.[3] In 2000, he became part of the youth academy[2] going on to sign for the first team 2 years later.[4]

During his first two seasons at Manchester City, Jordan failed to make any first team starts and as a result was loaned out to then Football League Two side Cambridge United in October 2002 for 3 months.[4] He made his debut for the club on the same day, playing the full ninety minutes of a 2–2 draw with Wrexham at the Abbey Stadium.[4] He went on to make a total of 11 appearances with the side and returned to Manchester in January 2003. He made his first team debut for Manchester City in the same year coming on as a late substitute against Bolton Wanderers at the start of April.[4]

In the summer of 2004, Peterborough United made an offer for Jordan who was out of contract at Manchester City, as he was under 24 at the time Peterborough would have been required to pay compensation to Manchester City under the Bosman ruling.[5] Kevin Keegan, the then City boss, said that he hoped Jordan would sign a new contract and remain with the club.[5] A fortnight later City revealed that Jordan had signed a 12-month extension to his contract and would remain at the club until 2005.[6] Peterborough then contacted Manchester City with the hope of loaning the player as cover for their injured defender Sagi Burton, Keegan agreed to the loan but Jordan did not want to go as he felt he was close to breaking into the first team at City.[7]

The following season Jordan did break into the first team, making 19 Premier League starts in the later stages of the season[3] and as the player was only on a 12-month contract his new manager, Stuart Pearce urged the player to "commit his future" to the club.[8] Jordan finally committed his future to the club at the end of May 2005 when he signed a two-year-long contract with City.[3][9] However, over the next two seasons at City Jordan made fewer and fewer appearances, starting just 30 league games,[2] and was released when his contract expired in 2007.[10]

Burnley[edit]

In July 2007 it was announced that Burnley of the Football Championship had signed Jordan on a 3-year deal.[11] In May 2010, Jordan was released by Burnley after three injury filled seasons with the club.[12]

Sheffield United[edit]

Following his release, Jordan had a trial with Portsmouth even joining them on their US pre-season tour, but he decided against a move to Fratton Park in favour of joining Sheffield United on a one-year contract.[13] Jordan continued to be prone to injuries throughout the following season and failed to cement himself in a struggling Blades side.[14][15] After being told by recently appointed Blades boss Micky Adams that he was not in his long term plans, Jordan joined Huddersfield Town on an emergency one-month loan in February 2011, following injuries to their regular left-backs Gary Naysmith and Liam Ridehalgh.[16] He made his début the same day in Town's 2–2 draw with Leyton Orient at the Galpharm Stadium. He would make 5 further appearances for the Terriers before returning to Sheffield in March, after Naysmith and Ridehalgh had returned to the squad. With no prospect of further first team football at Bramall Lane his contract with Sheffield United was terminated by mutual consent on at the start of April 2011 after playing only 15 times for the South Yorkshire club.[17]

Rochdale[edit]

After a trial with League Two side Rotherham United,[18] Stephen Jordan joined League One side Rochdale on non-contract terms on 28 October 2011.[19] He played in every game and thank the club for not only giving him another chance of enjoying playing football at the minute, but also signing him in the place.[20] It went even better for Jordan as he was rewarded with a permanent 18-month deal at the club on 22 December 2011.[21] After signing a new contract, Jordan continued to play in the first team, though his first team place was soon reduced, having been on the bench. On 10 March 2012, Jordan performance in a 2-2 draw against Huddersfield Town was praised by Manager John Coleman, commenting "ran himself into the ground until he could run no more."[22] He since made no appearance for the reminder of the 2011-12 season and it went worse as the club was relegated to League Two.

At the start of the 2012-13 season, Jordan was released by Rochdale on 27 July 2012.[23]

Dunfermline Athletic[edit]

Jordan joined Scottish Premier League recent relegated side Dunfermline Athletic,[24] having joined the club on trial.[25] Jordan made his debut against Cowdenbeath on 11 August 2012.[26] Thirty-One days later, on 15 September 2012, Jordan scored his first goal of his career, scoring from six yards, in a 2-0 win over Dumbarton.[27] However, Jordan made twenty-appearance for the club and played less due to injuries.[28][29]

In the wake Dunfermline Athletic administration, it announced by administrator Bryan Jackson that Jordan was among seven players made redundant and find a new club.[30]

Fleetwood Town[edit]

Following his release from Dunfermline Athletic, Jordan return to England by joining League Two Fleetwood Town on 12 July 2013.[31]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 22 February 2014.
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Manchester City 1998–99[32] Second Division 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999–2000[33] First Division 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000–01[34] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001–02[35] First Division 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002–03[36] Premier League 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2003–04[37] Premier League 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2004–05[38] Premier League 19 0 0 0 2 0 21 0
2005–06[39] Premier League 18 0 5 0 1 0 24 0
2006–07[40] Premier League 13 0 2 0 1 0 16 0
Total 53 0 7 0 4 0 0 0 64 0
Cambridge United (loan) 2002–03[36] Third Division 11 0 0 0 0 0 3[a] 0 14 0
Burnley 2007–08[41] Championship 21 0 0 0 3 0 24 0
2008–09[42] Championship 27 0 1 0 6 0 0 0 34 0
2009–10[43] Premier League 25 0 0 0 0 0 25 0
Total 73 0 1 0 9 0 0 0 83 0
Sheffield United 2010–11[44] Championship 15 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
Huddersfield Town (loan) 2010–11[44] League One 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Rochdale 2011–12[45] League One 19 0 1 0 0 0 1[a] 0 21 0
Dunfermline Athletic 2012–13[46] Scottish First Division 20 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 23 1
Fleetwood Town 2013–14[47] League Two 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 0
Career total 203 1 10 0 16 0 4 0 233 1
  1. ^ a b Appearances in Football League Trophy

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c "Stephen Jordan – Burnley Team profile". burnleyfootballclub.com. Retrieved 22 September 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c "Jordan signs two-year City deal". bbc.co.uk. 29 May 2005. Retrieved 22 September 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Stephen Jordan – Soccerbase Profile". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 22 September 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "Posh keen on Jordan". bbc.co.uk. 10 June 2004. Retrieved 22 September 2010. 
  6. ^ "Jordan sticks with City". bbc.co.uk. 24 June 2004. Retrieved 22 September 2010. 
  7. ^ "Jordan rejects Peterborough". bbc.co.uk. 2 September 2004. Retrieved 22 September 2010. 
  8. ^ "Pearce wants young duo to commit". bbc.co.uk. 12 April 2005. Retrieved 22 September 2010. 
  9. ^ "Jordan inks City deal". Sky Sports. 27 May 2005. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 
  10. ^ "Man City release winger Beasley". bbc.co.uk. 15 May 2007. Retrieved 22 September 2010. 
  11. ^ "Burnley recruit defender Jordan". bbc.co.uk. 16 July 2007. Retrieved 22 September 2010. 
  12. ^ "Burnley captain Steven Caldwell to leave Turf Moor". BBC Sport (BBC). 11 May 2010. Retrieved 12 May 2010. 
  13. ^ "Sheffield United sign defender Stephen Jordan". bbc.co.uk. 22 September 2010. Retrieved 22 September 2010. 
  14. ^ "Injury update". Sheffield United F.C. 20 October 2010. Retrieved 6 March 2011. 
  15. ^ "Blades suffer defender injury setback". givemefootball.com. 1 December 2010. Retrieved 6 March 2011. 
  16. ^ "Jordan joins Terriers". Sheffield United F.C. 26 February 2011. Retrieved 27 February 2011. 
  17. ^ "Sheffield United show trio exit". eurosport.com. 7 April 2011. Retrieved 7 April 2011. 
  18. ^ "Millers hand Jordan a chance". Sky Sports. 20 September 2011. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 
  19. ^ "Rochdale sign Stephen Jordan on non-contract terms". BBC Sport. 28 October 2011. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 
  20. ^ "Stephen Jordan grateful for Rochdale opportunity". BBC Sport. 28 November 2011. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 
  21. ^ "Rochdale give defender Stephen Jordan 18-month contract". BBC Sport. Retrieved 23 December 2011. 
  22. ^ "Rochdale boss John Coleman hails 'superb' Stephen Jordan". BBC Sport. 11 March 2012. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 
  23. ^ "Stephen Jordan leaves Rochdale by mutual consent". BBC Sport. 27 July 2012. Retrieved 15 August 2012. 
  24. ^ "Stephen Looks North". dafc.co.uk. Dunfermline Athletic F.C. 5 August 2012. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 
  25. ^ "Hearts-stopper as Pars draw blank". Dunfermline Press. 23 July 2012. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 
  26. ^ "Cowdenbeath 0–4 Dunfermline". BBC Sport. Retrieved 15 August 2012. 
  27. ^ "Dumbarton 0-2 Dunfermline". BBC Sport. 15 September 2012. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 
  28. ^ "Geggan hopes to be in middle of derby-day battle". Dunfermline Press. 25 October 2012. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 
  29. ^ "Millen earns passmarks from dad". Dunfermline Press. 8 February 2013. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 
  30. ^ "Seven leave Dunfermline but Jim Jefferies is keen to keep Craig Dargo". Sky Sports. 29 March 2013. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 
  31. ^ "Fleetwood: Ex-Man City defender Stephen Jordan joins Cod Army". BBC Sport. 12 July 2013. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 
  32. ^ "Games played by Stephen Jordan in 1998/1999". Soccerbase. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  33. ^ "Games played by Stephen Jordan in 1999/2000". Soccerbase. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  34. ^ "Games played by Stephen Jordan in 2000/2001". Soccerbase. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  35. ^ "Games played by Stephen Jordan in 2001/2002". Soccerbase. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  36. ^ a b "Games played by Stephen Jordan in 2002/2003". Soccerbase. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  37. ^ "Games played by Stephen Jordan in 2003/2004". Soccerbase. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  38. ^ "Games played by Stephen Jordan in 2004/2005". Soccerbase. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  39. ^ "Games played by Stephen Jordan in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  40. ^ "Games played by Stephen Jordan in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  41. ^ "Games played by Stephen Jordan in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  42. ^ "Games played by Stephen Jordan in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  43. ^ "Games played by Stephen Jordan in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  44. ^ a b "Games played by Stephen Jordan in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  45. ^ "Games played by Stephen Jordan in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  46. ^ "Games played by Stephen Jordan in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  47. ^ "Games played by Stephen Jordan in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 

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