Alex Jakubiak

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Alex Jakubiak
Personal information
Full name Alexander Louis Jakubiak[1]
Date of birth (1996-08-27) 27 August 1996 (age 23)[2]
Place of birth Westminster, England
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)[3]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
St Mirren
(on loan from Watford)
Number 28
Youth career
2010–2014 Watford
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014– Watford 1 (0)
2014Braintree Town (loan) 11 (1)
2014Oxford United (loan) 9 (1)
2014–2015Dagenham & Redbridge (loan) 23 (4)
2016–2017Fleetwood Town (loan) 3 (0)
2017Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 10 (1)
2018Falkirk (loan) 14 (5)
2018–2019Bristol Rovers (loan) 38 (2)
2019–2020Gillingham (loan) 24 (6)
2020–St Mirren (loan) 2 (0)
National team
2014 Scotland U19 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:23, 9 February 2020 (UTC)

Alexander Louis Jakubiak is a footballer who plays for Scottish Premiership club St Mirren, on loan from Watford of the Premier League.

Jakubiak made his sole appearance for Watford shortly before his graduation from the club's academy in the summer of 2014. Since then he has had loan spells at Braintree Town, Oxford United, Dagenham & Redbridge, Fleetwood Town, Wycombe Wanderers, Falkirk, Bristol Rovers and Gillingham. Jakubiak played twice for the Scotland under-19 team in 2014.

Club career[edit]

Watford[edit]

Having originally joined the club as an Under-15, Jakubiak signed a scholarship deal with Watford in May 2012.[4] In his first year, Jakubiak's strike against Peterborough United's academy side won the January 2013 League Football Education Goal of the Month award.[5]

On 11 March 2014, towards the end of his scholarship, Jakubiak was loaned to Braintree Town, joining his Watford teammate Bernard Mensah at the Conference side.[6] His loan spell ran until 13 April, but in that time he made 11 appearances, including two starts, and scored one goal, on his debut against Wrexham.[7] Jakubiak was subsequently involved in Watford's final three games of the 2013–14 season. He was an unused substitute in games against Derby County and Charlton Athletic before making his debut from the start in Watford's defeat at home to Huddersfield Town on 3 May 2014.[8]

Six days after making his Watford debut, Jakubiak signed his first professional contract, a two-year deal with Watford having a further option for an additional year.[9] Despite reporting a two-year deal in 2014, at the conclusion of the 2014–15 season Watford announced Jakubiak had signed a new one-year contract with the club.[10] In June 2016 Watford reported they had taken up their option of a further year on Jakubiak's contract,[11] but in August they announced that he had now signed a new four-year contract with the club.[12]

Professional-era loan spells[edit]

On 13 August 2014, Jakubiak moved on loan to League Two side Oxford United until 4 January 2015.[13] He made his debut as a substitute in a 2–1 defeat to Mansfield Town on 16 August 2014.[14] Jakubiak scored his first Oxford United goal, on his first start, in their game against Dagenham & Redbridge on 30 August 2014.[15] After three months at the club, he was recalled by Watford on 4 November.[16]

On 27 November 2014, he joined League Two side Dagenham & Redbridge on a one-month-long youth loan.[17] Jakubiak scored on his debut the next day, on 28 November 2014, in a 2–0 win over Bury.[18] His loan spell was extended on 31 January 2015.[19] The day Jakubiak's loan spell expired, Jakubiak scored his second goal for Dagenham & Redbridge, in a 3–1 win over Cheltenham Town.[20] After that, Jakubiak's loan spell with the club was extended further until the end of the season.[21] Jakubiak then scored his third goal of the season, in a 3–1 loss against Burton Albion on 21 February 2015[22] and two months later on 18 April 2015, Jakubiak scored, in a 3–2 win over Newport County.[23] Jakubiak made 23 appearances and scored four times for the club.

On 31 August 2016, Jakubiak joined Fleetwood Town on loan until January of the 2016–17 season.[12] He scored his first goal for the club in an EFL Trophy tie against Carlisle United on 9 November 2016.[24] Although he originally joined for the duration of the season, he was recalled by Watford in January 2017 after an injury crisis at the club.[25]

On 30 January 2017, Jakubiak joined Wycombe Wanderers on loan until the end of the 2016–17 season.[26] In January 2018, he moved on loan to Scottish Championship club Falkirk.[27]

On 9 August 2018 Jakubiak moved on loan to League One side Bristol Rovers for the 2018–19 season.[28] He opened his account for Bristol Rovers in an EFL Trophy tie against West Ham Under-21s on 18 September.[29] He made 38 league appearances for the club, 26 off the bench, scoring twice. In July 2019 Jakubiak joined League One club Gillingham on a season-long loan deal.[30]

In January 2020, Jakubiak left Gillingham, and joined Scottish Premiership side St Mirren on loan until the end of the season.[31]

International career[edit]

Despite being born in Westminster, England, Jakubiak was monitored by Scotland national football team's John Collins, over his eligibility to play for Scotland or Poland, due to his Polish ancestry.[32]

On 22 August 2014, Jakubiak was called by the Scotland U19 squad.[33] Jakubiak made his Scotland U19 debut, where he came on as a substitute for Harry Cardwell in the 56th minute, in a 2–2 draw against Czech Republic U19.[34]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 1 February 2020
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Watford 2013–14[35] Championship 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Braintree Town (loan) 2013–14[35] Conference Premier 11 1 11 1
Oxford United (loan) 2014–15[36] League Two 9 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 10 1
Dagenham & Redbridge (loan) 2014–15[36] League Two 23 4 0 0 23 4
Fleetwood Town (loan) 2016–17[37] League One 3 0 0 0 0 0 2[a] 1 5 1
Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 2016–17[37] League Two 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 1
Falkirk (loan) 2017–18[38] Scottish Championship 15 5 3 2 0 0 0 0 18 7
Bristol Rovers (loan) 2018–19[39] League One 38 2 0 0 0 0 6[a] 3 46 5
Gillingham (loan) 2019–20[40] League One 24 6 2 0 1 0 3[a] 1 30 7
St Mirren (loan) 2019–20[40] Scottish Premiership 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Career total 135 20 5 2 2 0 11 5 153 27
  1. ^ a b c Appearances in the EFL Trophy

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Alex Jakubiak | Football Stats | Braintree Town | Age 17". Soccer Base. Retrieved 17 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Dagenham & Redbridge". FootballSquads. Retrieved 29 November 2014.
  4. ^ "Academy: Welcome to new scholars". Watford F.C. 14 April 2012. Archived from the original on 29 December 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  5. ^ "ACADEMY: Jakubiak Goal Nominated". Watford F.C. 15 February 2013. Archived from the original on 29 December 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  6. ^ "OFFICIAL: Duo Link Up At Braintree". Watford F.C. 11 March 2014. Archived from the original on 29 December 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
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  8. ^ "BBC Sport – Watford 1–4 Huddersfield Town". BBC Sport. 3 May 2014. Retrieved 17 May 2014.
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  26. ^ "Watford forward joins on loan". Wycombe Wanderers Official Site. 30 January 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  27. ^ "ALEX JAKUBIAK SIGNS FROM WATFORD FC". Falkirk FC. 11 January 2018. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  28. ^ https://www.bristolrovers.co.uk/news/2018/august/alex-jabubiak-signing/
  29. ^ "Bristol Rovers 2 West Ham United 0 U21s REACTION". bristolpost.co.uk. 18 September 2018. Retrieved 19 September 2018.
  30. ^ "Official: Jakubiak Joins Gills On Loan". Watford F.C. 26 July 2019. Retrieved 26 July 2019.
  31. ^ "St Mirren: Seifedin Chabbi arrives after failed bid for Celtic's Vakoun Bayo". 30 January 2020. Retrieved 2 February 2020.
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