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Goodison playing for Tranmere Rovers in 2011
|Full name||Ian De Souza Goodison|
|Date of birth||21 November 1972|
|Place of birth||Montego Bay, Jamaica|
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:29, 6 May 2014 (UTC).
Born in Montego Bay, Saint James, Goodison started his career with Olympic Gardens in 1997 before making his first foray into English football via Third Division side Hull City, when he was signed along with fellow countryman and good friend Theo Whitmore by Brian Little. The Jamaican impressed during his time at Hull, epitomised by the fact that he was their Player of the Season for the 2000–01 season (his first in English football). He scored his first and only goal for the club in a 2-1 win over Carlisle United. Despite his impressive start Little's departure as manager was followed by that of Goodison who returned to Jamaica to play for Seba United.
Goodison joined Tranmere in February 2004 under Brian Little and played in the heart of the defence. The former Jamaican international played more than 350 times for the club, and was named supporters' Player of the Season three times, and the North West League One Footballer of the Year award also three times. He played in the Tranmere team which reached the quarter final of the FA Cup in his first season, whilst with his second season at the club Tranmere finished third in League One and entered the end of season play-offs. At the end of the 2011–12 season he signed a one-year contract extension which kept him at the club beyond his 40th birthday. He was the first player ever to play for Tranmere while in his forties.
In May 2013, Goodison signed another year extension to his contract, keeping him at the club until the summer of 2014. The deal included an option for a testimonial at Prenton Park. On 27 August 2013 he played 120 minutes against Bolton Wanderers in the League Cup; his performance was praised by fans and he was labelled as the 'best player on the park' by manager Ronnie Moore. On 13 October 2013 Goodison made his 400th appearance for Tranmere and captained them to a 1-0 win at Bradford City.
On 9 December 2013 it was reported that he had been arrested as part of a police investigation into match fixing, however the charges were later dropped. In May 2015, a testimonial for Goodison was held at Prenton Park. A team of Ex Tranmere Team Mates, including Enoch Showunmi, Eugene Dadi, Owain Fon Williams, and Ryan Lowe, faced an International XI, composed of Ex Jamaica team mates such as Ricardo Fuller, Darren Byfield, and Ricardo Gardner and other notable International players, such as Ex-Tranmere team mate John Achterberg and Fabrice Muamba, who has not played professionally since suffering a Cardiac Arrest whilst playing for Bolton. Brian Little and Ronnie Moore managed the two sides, with Mike Dean acting as referee.
He made his debut for the Jamaica national team in a March 1996 friendly match against Guatemala and immediately scored his first international goal. Goodison was included in the 23-man squad named by Jamaica manager Theo Whitmore for the 2011 Gold Cup in the United States, though he was later dropped after failing to report for pre-tournament training in Brazil. As of May 2009 he has collected a country all-time record of 120 caps and scored 10 goals. 45 of those games were in FIFA World Cup qualification and in the 1998 tournament.
- As of match played 3 May 2014.
|Club||Season||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Other||Total|
|Hull City||1999–2000||Third Division||18||0||4||0||0||0||1[a]||0||23||0|
|Tranmere Rovers||2003–04||Second Division||12||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||14||0|
- As of match played 23 May 2009.
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