Eoin Jess

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Eoin Jess
Personal information
Full name Eoin Jess
Date of birth (1970-12-13) 13 December 1970 (age 46)
Place of birth Portsoy, Scotland, UK
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1986–1987 Rangers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1996 Aberdeen 201 (50)
1996–1997 Coventry City 39 (1)
1997–2001 Aberdeen 113 (30)
2000–2001 Bradford City (loan) 17 (3)
2001–2002 Bradford City 45 (14)
2002–2005 Nottingham Forest 86 (7)
2005–2007 Northampton Town 64 (2)
Total 565 (107)
National team
1992–1999 Scotland 18 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Eoin Jess (born 13 December 1970, Portsoy) is a former Scottish football player. He was capped 18 times by Scotland, scoring two goals.

His career started at Aberdeen, helping the Dons to finish second in the Scottish Premier League in the 1993–94 season. Whilst at the top of his game for Aberdeen, he was connected with moves to the likes of Parma, at the time flying high in the Italian Serie A.

In 1996, he earned a move to Coventry City but this lasted just over a year, during which he scored just once against QPR[1] in 39 Premier League games and scored an own goal in a game against Manchester United.[2] He scored twice in Coventry's run in the 1996–97 FA Cup, netting in the third round game against Woking,[3] and again in the fourth round victory at Blackburn Rovers.[4] He returned to Aberdeen for a second spell.

He returned to the Premier League with Bradford City in 2000 but despite finishing the season as top scorer, financial problems meant he was released in 2002 following the collapse of ITV Digital. He joined Nottingham Forest in August 2002 and in his first season steered Forest into the play-offs. However they were relegated in 2005 and Jess moved on as a free agent. In July 2005 he signed for Northampton Town, and was released from his contract there on 11 April 2007.[5] He later rejoined Nottingham Forest as a coach for the youth team until he left the post in May 2012.

In April 2009, at the age of 38, Jess suffered a mild stroke.[6]


  1. ^ "QPR play the fall guys in Strachan's antics roadshow". The Independent. 15 April 1996. Retrieved 11 April 2012. 
  2. ^ Shaw, Phil (3 March 1997). "Football: United avoid exertion". The Independent. London, UK. Retrieved 20 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "Woking wound Premier pride". The Independent. 27 January 1997. Retrieved 11 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Ogrizovic's glory". The Independent. 16 February 1997. Retrieved 11 April 2012. 
  5. ^ Veteran Jess leaves Northampton
  6. ^ Marris, Sharon (9 April 2009). "Former Scotland footballer Jess tells how he suffered a stroke – aged 38". The Scotsman. Retrieved 10 April 2009. 

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