Bobby Decordova-Reid

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Bobby Decordova-Reid
Bobby Decordova-Reid September 2018.jpg
Decordova-Reid with Cardiff City in September 2018
Personal information
Full name Bobby Armani Decordova-Reid[1][2]
Date of birth (1993-02-02) 2 February 1993 (age 27)[3]
Place of birth Bristol, England
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)[4]
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Fulham
Number 14
Youth career
2002–2011 Bristol City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2018 Bristol City 135 (26)
2011Cheltenham Town (loan) 1 (0)
2013Oldham Athletic (loan) 7 (0)
2014Plymouth Argyle (loan) 7 (0)
2014–2015Plymouth Argyle (loan) 6 (2)
2015Plymouth Argyle (loan) 20 (1)
2018–2020 Cardiff City 28 (5)
2019–2020Fulham (loan) 24 (4)
2020– Fulham 33 (6)
National team
2019– Jamaica[5] 4 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:35, 16 January 2021 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 09:52, 30 June 2020 (UTC)

Bobby Armani Decordova-Reid (né Reid; born 2 February 1993) is a professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Fulham and the Jamaica national team.

Born in England, he represents Jamaica at international level.

Early and personal life[edit]

Decordova-Reid was born in Bristol, England, and is of Jamaican descent.[6] He grew up in the inner-city neighbourhood of Easton.[7] Decordova-Reid is cousin to Anthony McNamee, a fellow footballer whose clubs include Watford and Norwich City.[7] In October 2018 he changed his name to Bobby Decordova-Reid.[8] 'Decordova' is his mother's name and Reid added it because he "wanted to represent her after the hard work she's done for me".[9] His older sister is Labour MP Marsha de Cordova.[8]

Club career[edit]

Bristol City[edit]

After playing for their youth team, Reid was offered a professional contract by Bristol City on 4 April 2011,[10] and was called up to the first team for the last game of the 2010–11 season,[11] where he made his senior debut.[12] In November 2011 Reid signed on loan for Cheltenham Town until the end of the year.[13] On 25 March 2013, Reid signed on loan for Oldham Athletic until the end of the 2012–13 season.[14]

He signed a one-month loan deal with Plymouth Argyle in September 2014.[15] The loan deal was then extended for a second month,[16][17] before he was recalled early following injury problems back at Bristol City.[18] After making one appearance for his parent club, he returned on loan to Plymouth later that month.[19] He returned to Plymouth for a third loan spell in January 2015.[20] Bobby Reid played 27 times in the Football League Championship the following season, scoring 2 goals as City finished 18th,[21] avoiding relegation straight back to Football League One.[22]

Reid featured as Bristol City reached the semi finals of the 2017–18 EFL Cup with wins over Premier League opponents Watford, Stoke City, Crystal Palace and Manchester United.[23] Reid scored in the semi-final defeat against Premier League leaders Manchester City.[24]

Cardiff City[edit]

On 28 June 2018, Reid signed for Premier League newcomers, Cardiff City, on a 4-year deal for a reported fee of £10 million.[25] He described the 2017–18 season as 'crazy'.[26] He made his debut for the club on the opening day of the 2018–19 season during a 2–0 defeat to AFC Bournemouth.[27] Reid scored his first goal in a Cardiff shirt in a 4–2 win over Fulham on 20 October.[28] On 2 February 2019, on his 26th birthday and also the first home game since the disappearance of new signing Emiliano Sala, Reid scored both goals of a win over AFC Bournemouth.[29]

Fulham[edit]

In August 2019 he moved to Fulham on loan.[30] The deal became permanent on 24 January 2020, with Reid signing a three-and-a-half year contract.[31]

International career[edit]

In June 2019, Reid received an invite to play for the Jamaica national side for the CONCACAF Gold Cup the following month.[32] That August, he was officially called up for CONCACAF Nations League matches against Antigua and Barbuda and Guyana.[33] He made his debut against the former on 6 September and scored in a 6–0 victory.[34]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 16 January 2021
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
Bristol City 2010–11[12] Championship 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2011–12[35] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012–13[36] Championship 4 1 1 0 0 0 5 1
2013–14[37] League One 24 1 3 0 3 0 2[a] 0 32 1
2014–15[38] League One 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
2015–16[39] Championship 28 2 1 0 1 0 30 2
2016–17[40] Championship 30 3 1 0 4 1 0 0 35 4
2017–18[41] Championship 46 19 0 0 6 2 0 0 52 21
Total 135 26 6 0 15 3 2 0 158 29
Cheltenham Town (loan) 2011–12[35] League Two 1 0 0 0 1 0
Oldham Athletic (loan) 2012–13[36] League One 7 0 7 0
Plymouth Argyle (loan) 2014–15[38] League Two 33 3 2[b] 0 35 3
Cardiff City 2018–19[42] Premier League 27 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 29 5
2019–20[43] Championship 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 28 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 30 5
Fulham (loan) 2019–20[43] Championship 24 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 25 4
Fulham 2019–20[43] Championship 17 2 1 0 0 0 3 0 21 2
2020–21[44] Premier League 16 4 1 1 2 1 0 0 19 6
Total 33 6 2 1 2 1 3 0 40 8
Career total 261 44 9 1 19 4 7 0 296 49
  1. ^ Appearances in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Appearances in League Two play-offs

International goal[edit]

Scores and results list Jamaica's goal tally first.[45]
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 6 September 2019 Montego Bay Sports Complex, Montego Bay, Jamaica  Antigua and Barbuda 2–0 6–0 2019–20 CONCACAF Nations League B

Honours[edit]

Fulham

Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bobby Reid at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
  2. ^ "Bobby Decordova-Reid". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Profile". Bristol City F.C. Archived from the original on 20 August 2011.
  4. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline Publishing Group. p. 441. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8.
  5. ^ "Bobby Decordova-Reid". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 20 September 2019.
  6. ^ "ENGLAND/ OFFICIAL, Reid and Burns renew for Bristol City". social_image.
  7. ^ a b Herman, Rob (8 March 2018). "Bobby Reid on his journey from inner-city Bristol to the top of the Championship". Bristol Post. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  8. ^ a b Booth, Dominic (26 October 2018). "Bobby Decordova-Reid interview: The personal family reasons why I'm changing my name by deed poll". Wales Online. Retrieved 17 September 2019.
  9. ^ Decordova-Reid, Bobby (18 August 2018). "For everyone asking about the name change on the back of my shirt... Decordova is my mums surname and wanted represent her after the hard work she's done for me".
  10. ^ "Five Offered Pro Deals". Bristol City F.C. 4 April 2011. Archived from the original on 7 April 2011. Retrieved 10 May 2011.
  11. ^ "Bobby Named In Derby Squad". Bristol City F.C. 28 April 2011. Archived from the original on 1 May 2011. Retrieved 10 May 2011.
  12. ^ a b "Games played by Bobby Reid in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 17 September 2019.
  13. ^ "Cheltenham Town sign Bristol City's Bobby Reid". BBC Sport. Retrieved 24 November 2011.
  14. ^ "Latics sign Reid". Oldham Athletic A.F.C. 25 March 2013.
  15. ^ "Bobby Reid: Plymouth Argyle sign Bristol City midfielder on loan". BBC Sport. 25 September 2014. Retrieved 26 November 2014.
  16. ^ "Plymouth Argyle hope to extend Bobby Reid loan from Bristol City". BBC Sport. 23 October 2014. Retrieved 26 November 2014.
  17. ^ "Plymouth Argyle extend Bobby Reid loan from Bristol City". BBC Sport. 27 October 2014. Retrieved 26 November 2014.
  18. ^ "Bristol City recall Bobby Reid from Plymouth Argyle loan". BBC Sport. 13 November 2014. Retrieved 26 November 2014.
  19. ^ "Bobby Reid: Bristol City midfielder returns to Plymouth Argyle". BBC Sport. 26 November 2014. Retrieved 26 November 2014.
  20. ^ "Bobby Reid: Bristol City midfielder re-joins Plymouth Argyle". BBC Sport. 4 March 2018.
  21. ^ "Bobby Reid – Football Stats – Bristol City – Season 2015/2016 – Soccer Base". www.soccerbase.com.
  22. ^ "Blackburn Rovers 2–2 Bristol City". BBC Sport. 23 April 2016.
  23. ^ Herman, Rob (23 January 2018). "Bristol City Carabao Cup run: How Robins reached Man City semi-final". Bristol Post. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  24. ^ "Manchester City 2–1 Bristol City". BBC Sport. 9 January 2018. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  25. ^ "Cardiff City sign striker Bobby Reid from Bristol City". BBC Sport. 28 June 2018. Retrieved 28 June 2018.
  26. ^ "Bobby Reid: New Cardiff City striker inspired by 'crazy' 2017–18 season". BBC Sport. 17 July 2018.
  27. ^ "Bournemouth 2–0 Cardiff City". BBC Sport. 11 August 2018. Retrieved 11 August 2018.
  28. ^ "Cardiff City 4–2 Fulham". BBC Sport. 20 October 2018. Retrieved 20 October 2018.
  29. ^ Fisher, Ben (2 February 2019). "Bobby Reid gives Cardiff win over Bournemouth on day of emotion". The Guardian. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  30. ^ "Bobby Reid & Harrison Reed: Fulham sign Cardiff City forward & Southampton midfielder". BBC Sport. 8 August 2019.
  31. ^ "Bobby Decordova-Reid: Fulham sign Cardiff City forward on permanent deal". BBC Sport. 24 January 2020.
  32. ^ Robert Bailey (1 May 2019). "Here Come The Brits! - Reggae Boyz Recall For McLeary With Cardiff's Reid Leading New English Crew". The Gleaner. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  33. ^ "English boys Reid, Johnson join Reggae Boyz set-up". 31 August 2019.
  34. ^ "Reggae Boyz whip Antigua in Concacaf Nations League". 8 September 2019.
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  36. ^ a b "Games played by Bobby Reid in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 17 September 2019.
  37. ^ "Games played by Bobby Reid in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 17 September 2019.
  38. ^ a b "Games played by Bobby Reid in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 17 September 2019.
  39. ^ "Games played by Bobby Reid in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 17 September 2019.
  40. ^ "Games played by Bobby Reid in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 17 September 2019.
  41. ^ "Games played by Bobby Reid in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 17 September 2019.
  42. ^ "Games played by Bobby Reid in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 17 September 2019.
  43. ^ a b c "Games played by Bobby Reid in 2019/2020". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 17 September 2019.
  44. ^ "Games played by Bobby Reid in 2020/2021". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
  45. ^ "Bobby Decordova-Reid". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  46. ^ Stevens, Rob (4 August 2020). "Brentford 1–2 Fulham". BBC Sport. Retrieved 8 August 2020.
  47. ^ "PFA Championship Team of the Year: Wolves & Fulham trios named in line-up". BBC Sport. 18 April 2018. Retrieved 5 May 2018.