Carl Jenkinson

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Carl Jenkinson
Carl Jenkinson as a West Ham United player September 2014.jpg
Jenkinson warming up for West Ham United in 2014
Personal information
Full name Carl Daniel Jenkinson[1]
Date of birth (1992-02-08) 8 February 1992 (age 23)
Place of birth Harlow, England
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[2]
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Arsenal
Number 25
Youth career
0000–2010 Charlton Athletic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Charlton Athletic 8 (0)
2010 Welling United (loan) 10 (0)
2010 Eastbourne Borough (loan) 4 (0)
2011– Arsenal 37 (1)
2014–2015 West Ham United (loan) 32 (0)
National team
2008 England U17 1 (0)
2010 Finland U19 3 (1)
2011 Finland U21 1 (0)
2013–2015 England U21 14 (2)
2012– England 1 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 08:08, 25 May 2015 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:40, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

Carl Daniel Jenkinson (born 8 February 1992) is a professional footballer who plays for Arsenal as a defender. Jenkinson began his career with Charlton Athletic before joining Arsenal in 2011. He played the 2014-15 season with West Ham United on loan. He represented both the English and Finnish national teams at youth level before making his debut for the England national team in 2012.

Club career[edit]

Charlton Athletic[edit]

Jenkinson joined Conference South side Welling United on loan in January 2010,[3] and on 10 October was named in a Charlton squad for the first time, their 3–4 defeat away to Shrewsbury Town in the first round of the League Cup.[4] In November, he started a three-month loan with Conference Premier side Eastbourne Borough in November 2010.[5] However, he was recalled by Charlton after a month.[6]

He made his first appearance for Charlton Athletic in the Football League Trophy Southern Section semi-final clash with Brentford at Griffin Park in December 2010, playing the whole match in the right-back position. Brentford won the penalty shootout after a goalless draw.[7] Having been an unused substitute for the first time on 9 October 2010 in a 2–2 draw at Plymouth Argyle, Jenkinson was given his Football League debut by Chris Powell on 15 February 2011, replacing Simon Francis after 52 minutes of a 1–2 League One defeat at Hartlepool United.[8] He made seven more league appearances that season, all as a starter.

Arsenal[edit]

2011–12 season[edit]

Jenkinson signed for Arsenal in June 2011,[9] for an undisclosed fee thought to be around £1 million.[10]

On 16 August, Jenkinson made his Arsenal competitive debut in the final qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League against Udinese, coming on as a second-half substitute for the injured Johan Djourou. He made his Premier League debut against Liverpool four days later, starting at right-back. He kept his place in the team, playing in the second leg against Udinese and then at Old Trafford against Manchester United in the Premier League, although he was sent off later in the game for a foul on Javier Hernández. He also assisted Robin van Persie to score Arsenal's second in the game in an 8–2 loss against Manchester United, being sent off in the 77th minute. Jenkinson continued a string of appearances for Arsenal in Bacary Sagna's absence with an impressive performance against West Bromwich.[11] Jenkinson suffered a stress fracture in his lower back which kept him out for 3 months. He made his return for the reserve team against Norwich City, playing 45 minutes. He continued his return to football coming on as a substitute against Tottenham Hotspur in the North London Derby.

2012–13 season[edit]

Due to an injury to first choice right-back Sagna, Jenkinson started the first five matches of the 2012–13 season, and earned praise for his performance against reigning league champions Manchester City on 23 September 2012 in an away, 1-1 draw.[12]

On 19 December 2012, it was announced that Jenkinson, along with teammates Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Kieran Gibbs, Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere, signed a new long term contract with Arsenal.[13]

Having only started due to a warm-up injury to Laurent Koscielny, Jenkinson was sent off in Arsenal's 1–0 win at Sunderland on 9 February 2013, earning a second booking for a foul on Stéphane Sessègnon.[14]

2013–14 season[edit]

Jenkinson warming up ahead of a Premier League game against Hull City on 4 December 2013.

Jenkinson featured in all three of Arsenal's opening games of the 2013–14 campaign as injuries to defenders Thomas Vermaelen and Koscielny forced Sagna to fill in at centre-back and Jenkinson to deputise at right-back. Despite Koscielny later returning, Jenkinson kept his place in the first-team after impressing against Fenerbahçe.[15]

On 11 May 2014 Jenkinson scored his first senior team goal for Arsenal in their 2–0 victory over Norwich City on the last day of the 2013–14 season.[16]

2014–15 season: Loan to West Ham United[edit]

On 31 July 2014, Jenkinson joined fellow London-based top-flight club West Ham United for a season-long loan deal.[17][18] He suffered a pre-season hamstring injury in August, in a game in the Schalke 04 Cup against Málaga, and did not make his debut for West Ham until 15 September, in a 2–2 away draw against Hull City.[19][20]

Jenkinson quickly established himself as the team's first-choice right-back and impressed pundits and fans with his consistent displays and good form.[21][22]

International career[edit]

Jenkinson has an English father and a Finnish mother, and represented both England and Finland at youth international level.[23]

Jenkinson first played for Finland at Under-18 level. He was part of the Finland U-18 team that competed at the 2010 Valentin Granatkin Memorial tournament, making three appearances including captaining the team in the 1–0 defeat by Ukraine.[24]

Jenkinson also made an appearance for the Finland U-21 national team on 3 June 2011 in a UEFA U-21 qualifying match that resulted in a 0–0 draw against Malta.[25]

On 15 October 2012, Roy Hodgson revealed that Jenkinson had trained with the England national team prior to their World Cup Qualifier against Poland, following the withdrawal of fellow right back Kyle Walker. Hodgson also stated that Jenkinson had elected to make himself available for England rather than Finland in future, despite the increased competition for places.[26] He made his senior debut for England on 14 November 2012 coming on as a 74th-minute substitute for Glen Johnson in a 2–4 friendly defeat against Sweden.[27]

In October 2013, Jenkinson was first called up to the England U21 squad for European Championship qualifiers against the Under 21 sides of Lithuania and San Marino.[28] He kept his place in the squad for the following qualifiers, one of which was against his former side Finland U21, a game in which he started.

Personal life[edit]

Jenkinson was born in Harlow, Essex to an English father, and a Finnish-Swede mother.[29] Jenkinson is a boyhood Arsenal fan.[30] He attended Davenant Foundation School in Loughton, Essex.[31]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 24 May 2015.
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Welling United (loan) 2009–10[32] Conference South 10 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Charlton Athletic 2010–11[33] League One 8 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 9 0
Eastbourne Borough (loan) 2010–11[33] Conference Premier 4 0 0 0 1[b] 0 5 0
Arsenal 2011–12[34] Premier League 9 0 0 0 1 0 4[c] 0 14 0
2012–13[35] Premier League 14 0 1 0 1 0 5[c] 0 21 0
2013–14[36] Premier League 14 1 3 0 2 0 3[c] 0 22 1
Total 37 1 4 0 4 0 12 0 57 1
West Ham United (loan) 2014–15[37] Premier League 32 0 4 0 0 0 36 0
Career total 91 1 8 0 4 0 12 0 2 0 117 1
  1. ^ Appearance in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Appearance in FA Trophy
  3. ^ a b c Appearances in UEFA Champions League

International[edit]

As of match played 14 November 2012.[38]
International statistics
National team Year Apps Goals
England 2012 1 0
Total 1 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barclays Premier League Squad Numbers 2013/14". Premier League. 16 August 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Premier League Player Profile Carl Jenkinson". Premier League. Barclays Premier League. 2015. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  3. ^ Panting, Matthew (4 January 2010). "Charlton Athletic youngster Carl Jenkinson close to joining Welling United on work experience". Kent Online. Retrieved 2 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "Shrewsbury 4 - 3 Charlton". BBC Sport. 10 August 2010. Retrieved 21 May 2015. 
  5. ^ "Eastbourne boss Garry Wilson pleased with new recruits". BBC Sport. 10 November 2010. Retrieved 2 November 2012. 
  6. ^ "Charlton recall Carl Jenkinson from Eastbourne Borough". BBC Sport. 14 December 2010. Retrieved 2 November 2012. 
  7. ^ "Jenkinson debuts; Dailly returns". Charlton Athletic F.C. Retrieved 15 December 2010. 
  8. ^ "Hartlepool 2 - 1 Charlton". BBC Sport. 15 February 2011. Retrieved 20 May 2015. 
  9. ^ "Carl Jenkinson Joins Arsenal". Arsenal F.C. 8 June 2011. Retrieved 8 June 2011. 
  10. ^ "Carl Jenkinson to join Arsenal in £1m deal". The Scotsman (Edinburgh). 9 June 2011. Retrieved 9 June 2011. 
  11. ^ "Arsenal 3 – 0 West Brom Albion". BBC Sport. 5 November 2011. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  12. ^ "Manchester City 1 Arsenal 1: match report". The Telegraph. Retrieved 20 May 2015. 
  13. ^ "Five young internationals sign new contracts". Arsenal F.C. Official Website. 19 December 2012. Retrieved 19 December 2012. 
  14. ^ Johnston, Neil (9 February 2013). "Sunderland 0-1 Arsenal". BBC Sport. Retrieved 20 May 2015. 
  15. ^ Magowan, Alistair (2013-09-01). "BBC Sport — Arsenal 1–0 Tottenham". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-09-15. 
  16. ^ "Norwich City 0 – 2 Arsenal Match report". Goal.com. 2014-05-11. Retrieved 2014-08-01. 
  17. ^ "Jenkinson joins West Ham United on loan". Arsenal. 31 July 2014. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  18. ^ "Hammers loan Jenkinson". West Ham United. 31 July 2014. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  19. ^ "Carl Jenkinson’s hamstring injury gives West Ham cause for concern". The Guardian. 4 August 2014. Retrieved 24 October 2014. 
  20. ^ "Hull City 2–2 West Ham United". Sporting Life. 15 September 2014. Retrieved 24 October 2014. 
  21. ^ "Arsenal fans react on Twitter to Carl Jenkinson performance for West Ham v Swansea". Here Is The City. Retrieved 22 December 2014. 
  22. ^ "Arsenal legend congratulates Carl Jenkinson on great West Ham display". The Sport Review. Retrieved 22 December 2014. 
  23. ^ "Finland move to cap Arsenal signing Jenkinson ahead of England | Premiership News". Tribal Football. 2011-05-28. Retrieved 2013-09-15. 
  24. ^ Garin, Erik; Dryomin, Mike. "Valentin A.Granatkin Memorial — International Youth Tournament – 2010". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 3 October 2012. 
  25. ^ Erävuori, Mikael (3 June 2011). "Finland and Malta draw blank in qualifying opener". UEFA. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  26. ^ McNulty, Phil (15 October 2012). "Carl Jenkinson commits his international future to England". BBC Sport. Retrieved 16 October 2012. 
  27. ^ "Sweden 4 England 2". BBC Sport. 15 November 2012. Retrieved 15 November 2012. 
  28. ^ "England Under-21s Head Coach Gareth Southgate has named his squad to face San Marino and Lithuania". TheFA.com. 2013-10-03. Retrieved 2014-08-01. 
  29. ^ "Arsenal teen Jenkinson keen to choose England over the Finns". The Independent. 18 August 2011. Retrieved 21 May 2015. 
  30. ^ "Arsenal sign Charlton defender Carl Jenkinson". BBC Sport. 8 June 2011. Retrieved 19 September 2012. 
  31. ^ Dave Evans. "West Ham defender proud to be a Davenant School boy". London 24. Retrieved 8 October 2014. 
  32. ^ Williams, Tony; Wright, James, eds. (2010). Non-League Club Directory 2011. Tony Williams Publications. pp. 336–337. ISBN 9-781869-833688. 
  33. ^ a b Appearances and goals for this season are taken from:
    "Games played by Carl Jenkinson in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 1 November 2012. 
    "Eastbourne Borough vs Boreham Wood 3–1". Soccerway. Retrieved 1 November 2012. 
  34. ^ "Games played by Carl Jenkinson in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 1 November 2012. 
  35. ^ "Games played by Carl Jenkinson in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 1 November 2012. 
  36. ^ "Games played by Carl Jenkinson in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 8 September 2013. 
  37. ^ "Games played by Carl Jenkinson in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 October 2014. 
  38. ^ "Jenkinson, Carl". National Football Teams. Retrieved 15 November 2012. 

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