Davy Jordan

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Davy Jordan
Personal information
Full name David Jordan
Date of birth (1908-12-12)December 12, 1908
Place of birth Belfast, Ireland
Date of death 2007
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1924–1925 Glentoran 2 (0)
19??–19?? Ards
1925–1936 Hull City
1936–1937 Wolverhampton Wanderers 3 (0)
1937–1939 Crystal Palace
National team
1937 Ireland (FAI) 2 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Davy Jordan (born 12 December 1906 – 1989) is a former footballer who played for Wolverhampton Wanderers and Ireland during the 1930s. [1] He also played for Glentoran, Hull City and Crystal Palace.

Club career[edit]

Jordan began his professional career in his native Northern Ireland making 2 appearances over 2 seasons with Glentoran. He moved to England to join Hull City and in 1932-33 helped Hull gain promotion from Division Three North before transferring to First Division Wolverhampton Wanderers in June 1936. He made his Wolves debut on 17 October 1936 against Black Country rivals West Bromwich Albion. He made only three appearances for the club, all during the 1936-37 season. He soon moved to Crystal Palace in May 1937, where he remained until October 1939 when he returned to Ireland. In 1944 he turned out for a Glentoran Old Boys XI with Glens legends Fred Roberts and Johnny Geary against a Linfield Old Boys XI. The Glens triumphed 4-1 with 2 goals from Roberts, Geary (1) and Jordan (1). He soon moved to Crystal Palace in May 1937, where he remained until October 1939 when he returned to Ireland. [2] [3] [4]

Ireland international[edit]

When Jordan played international football in 1937 there were, in effect, two Ireland teams, chosen by two rival associations. Both associations, the Northern Ireland - based IFA and the Irish Free State - based FAI claimed jurisdiction over the whole of Ireland and selected players from the whole island.

In May 1937 the FAI organised a European tour with a squad that included Jordan and two other Northerners, Jackie Brown and John Feenan. Jordan made his debut for the FAI XI on May 17 in a 1-0 win against Switzerland. A week later, on May 23, after receiving a pass from Jimmy Dunne, he scored the opening goal as the FAI XI defeated France 2-0. Fellow Northerner, Brown scored the FAI XI’s second goal. This would prove to be Jordan’s last appearance for the FAI XI. [5] [6] [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ www.kickinmagazine.ie
  2. ^ Glentoran - A Complete Record by Roy France
  3. ^ Hull City Online
  4. ^ Wolves-Stats.co.uk
  5. ^ The Boys In Green - The FAI International Story (1997): Sean Ryan
  6. ^ Ireland stats
  7. ^ Article with picture of Jordan