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 20)[2]
Place of birth Westminster, England
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)[3]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Watford
Number
Youth career
2010–2014 Watford
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014– Watford 1 (0)
2014 Braintree Town (loan) 11 (1)
2014 Oxford United (loan) 9 (1)
2014–2015 Dagenham & Redbridge (loan) 23 (4)
2016–2017 Fleetwood Town (loan) 3 (0)
2017 Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 10 (1)
National team
2014 Scotland U19 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 April 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:42, 29 November 2014 (UTC)

Alexander Louis Jakubiak is a Scottish footballer who plays for Watford having graduated from their academy in the summer of 2014.

Club career[edit]

Watford[edit]

Having originally signed for the club as an Under-15, Jakubiak joined the club on a scholarship in May 2012.[4] While in the academy, Jakubiak's strike against Peterborough United academy side earned him a nomination for January's League Football Education Goal of the Month award[5] and ended up taking the award.[6]

Jakubiak had appeared as an unused substitute in games against Derby County and Charlton Athletic, but made his debut from the start in Watford's defeat at home to Huddersfield Town on 3 May 2014 – the final game of the season.[7] Six days after making his Watford debut, Jakubiak signed his first professional contract on 9 May 2014, signing a two-year deal with Watford, with the club having a further option on an additional year.[8] After the 2014–15 season came to an end, Jakubiak signed a contract with the club, keeping him at Vicarage Road until 2017.[9]

Loan Spells[edit]

After impressing in Watford's Under-18 side, Jakubiak was loaned to Conference side Braintree Town on 1 January 2014. His Watford team-mate Bernard Mensah joined him at Cressing Road shortly afterward.[10] In total, Jakubiak made 11 appearances during his loan spell, including two starts, and scored one goal against Wrexham.[11]

On 13 August 2014, Jakubiak moved on loan to League Two side Oxford United until 4 January 2015.[12] He made his debut as a substitute in a 2–1 defeat to Mansfield Town on 16 August 2014.[13] Jakubiak scored his first Oxford United goal, on his first start, in their game against Dagenham & Redbridge on 30 August 2014.[14] After three months at the club, he was recalled by Watford on 4 November.[15]

On 27 November 2014, he joined League Two side Dagenham & Redbridge on a one-month-long youth loan.[16] Jakubiak scored on his debut the next day, on 28 November 2014, in a 2–0 win over Bury.[17] Following his debut, Jakubiak hopes he can get as much playing time at the club.[18] Jakubiak's loan spell with the club 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] which he was happy with the decision.[22] Jakubiak then scored his third goal of the season, in a 3–1 loss against Burton Albion on 21 February 2015[23] and two months later on 18 April 2015, Jakubiak scored, in a 3–2 win over Newport County.[24] 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 2016–2017 season. He scored his first goal for Fleetwood in an EFL Trophy tie against Carlisle United on 9 November 2016.[25] Although he originally joined for the duration of the season, he was recalled by Watford after an injury crisis at the club.[26]

On 30 January 2017, Jakubiak joined Wycombe Wanderers on loan until the end of the 2016–17 season.[27]

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.[28]

On 22 August 2014, Jakubiak was called by the Scotland U19 squad.[29] Jakubiak made his Scotland U19 debut, where he came on as a substitute for Harry Cardwell in the 56th minutes, in a 2–2 draw against Czech Republic U19.[30]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 14 April 2017.
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[31] Championship 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Braintree Town (loan) 2013–14[31] Conference Premier 11 1 11 1
Oxford United (loan) 2014–15[32] League Two 9 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 10 1
Dagenham & Redbridge (loan) 2014–15[32] League Two 23 4 23 4
Fleetwood Town (loan) 2016–17 League One 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 2016–17 League Two 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 1
Career total 53 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 58 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional Retain List & Free Transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 3 June 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 July 2013. Retrieved 3 May 2014. 
  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. ^ "LOAN LADS: Debut Goal For Jakubiak". Watford F.C. 12 March 2014. Archived from the original on 29 December 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  7. ^ "BBC Sport – Watford 1–4 Huddersfield Town". Bbc.co.uk. 3 May 2014. Retrieved 17 May 2014. 
  8. ^ "OFFICIAL: Jakubiak Signs Watford Pro Deal". Watford F.C. 9 May 2014. Archived from the original on 29 December 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  9. ^ "OFFICIAL: Doherty, Jakubiak & Johnson Deals Extended". Watford F.C. 15 May 2015. Archived from the original on 19 May 2015. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  10. ^ "OFFICIAL: Duo Link Up At Braintree". Watford F.C. 11 March 2014. Archived from the original on 29 December 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  11. ^ "LOAN LADS: Debut Goal For Jakubiak". Watford F.C. 12 March 2014. Archived from the original on 29 December 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  12. ^ "Scotland under-19 forward joins the U's". oufc.co.uk. 13 August 2014. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  13. ^ "Mansfield 2–1 Oxford Utd". BBC Sport. 16 August 2014. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  14. ^ "Oxford Utd 3–3 Dag & Red". BBC Sport. 30 August 2014. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  15. ^ "Alex Jakubiak: Watford recall forward from Oxford United loan". BBC Sport. 4 November 2014. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  16. ^ "Watford Youngster Joins Daggers". Dagenham & Redbridge. 27 November 2014. Archived from the original on 28 November 2014. Retrieved 29 November 2014. 
  17. ^ "Bury 0–2 Dagenham & Redbridge". BBC Sport. 28 November 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  18. ^ "Introducing: Alex Jakubiak". Dagenham & Redbridge F.C. 4 December 2014. Archived from the original on 12 December 2014. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  19. ^ "Striker extends stay at the Daggers". Dagenham & Redbridge F.C. 2 January 2015. Archived from the original on 4 January 2015. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  20. ^ "Dagenham & Redbridge 3–1 Cheltenham Town". BBC Sport. 31 January 2015. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  21. ^ "Transfer news: Dagenham loan Daniel Carr and Alex Jakubiak from Championship clubs". Sky Sports. 2 February 2015. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  22. ^ "Jakubiak Pleased To Be Staying At The Daggers". Dagenham & Redbridge F.C. 4 February 2015. Archived from the original on 4 February 2015. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  23. ^ "Dagenham & Redbridge 1–3 Burton Albion". BBC Sport. 21 February 2015. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  24. ^ "Newport County 2–3 Dagenham & Redbridge". BBC Sport. 18 April 2015. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  25. ^ "MATCH REPORT: Carlisle 4 Fleetwood 2". blackpoolgazette.co.uk. 9 November 2016. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  26. ^ "Watford striker Alex Jakubiak recalled from Fleetwood Town loan". Watford Observer. 6 January 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2017. 
  27. ^ "Watford forward joins on loan". Wycombe Wanderers Official Site. 30 January 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2017. 
  28. ^ "ACADEMY: Duo Link-Up With Scotland". Watford F.C. 14 November 2013. Archived from the original on 29 December 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  29. ^ "Oxford United striker gets Scotland call-up". Oxford Mail. 22 August 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  30. ^ "Czechs bounce back at Cappielow". SFA Website. 2 September 2014. Archived from the original on 8 July 2015. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  31. ^ a b "Games played by Alex Jakubiak in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 29 November 2014. 
  32. ^ a b "Games played by Alex Jakubiak in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 29 November 2014.