Ian Goodison

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Ian Goodison
Ian Goodison 1.jpg
Goodison playing for Tranmere Rovers in 2011
Personal information
Full name Ian De Souza Goodison[1]
Date of birth (1972-11-21) 21 November 1972 (age 43)[1]
Place of birth Montego Bay, Jamaica
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)[1]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Harbour View
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1999 Olympic Gardens
1999–2002 Hull City 71 (1)
2002–2004 Seba United
2004–2014 Tranmere Rovers 366 (11)
2015– Harbour View
National team
1996–2009 Jamaica 128 (10)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:29, 6 May 2014 (UTC).


Ian De Souza Goodison (born 21 November 1972) is a Jamaican footballer who plays as a defender for National Premier League club Harbour View.

Club career[edit]

Hull City[edit]

Born in Montego Bay, Saint James, Goodison began his career in minor Jamaican football leagues and was discovered in 1996 by René Simões who introduced him straight into the national squad.[2] He joined Olympic Gardens in 1997,[3] sharing his playing time at the club with a Cayman Islands based team[4] 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.[5] Despite his impressive start Little's departure as manager was followed by that of Goodison who returned to Jamaica to play for Seba United.

Tranmere Rovers[edit]

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.[6] 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.[7] 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.[3] 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.

International career[edit]

He made his debut for the Jamaica national team in a March 1996 friendly match against Guatemala and immediately scored his first international goal.[8] 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.[9] As of May 2009 he has collected a country all-time record of 120 caps and scored 10 goals.[8] 45 of those games were in FIFA World Cup qualification and in the 1998 tournament.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 3 May 2014.
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
Hull City 1999–2000[11] Third Division 18 0 4 0 0 0 1[a] 0 23 0
2000–01[12] Third Division 37 1 1 0 1 0 1[a] 0 40 1
2001–02[13] Third Division 16 0 2 0 1 0 2[a] 0 21 0
Total 71 1 7 0 2 0 4 0 84 1
Tranmere Rovers 2003–04[14] Second Division 12 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
2004–05[15] League One 44 1 1 0 1 0 5[b] 0 51 1
2005–06[16] League One 38 1 0 0 1 0 2[a] 0 41 1
2006–07[17] League One 40 0 2 0 1 0 2[a] 0 45 0
2007–08[18] League One 42 0 2 0 1 0 1[a] 0 46 0
2008–09[19] League One 33 1 2 0 0 0 2[a] 0 37 1
2009–10[20] League One 44 3 5 0 2 0 1[a] 0 52 3
2010–11[21] League One 40 4 1 1 2 1 3[a] 0 46 6
2011–12[22] League One 43 1 1 0 1 0 1[a] 0 46 1
2012–13[23] League One 10 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
2013–14[24] League One 18 0 0 0 1 0 1[a] 0 20 0
Total 366 11 18 1 10 1 16 0 410 13
Career total 437 12 25 1 12 1 22 0 494 14
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Three appearances in Football League Trophy, two in League One play-offs

International[edit]

Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Jamaica[8] 1996 13 2
1997 18 1
1998 21 4
1999 15 0
2000 15 0
2001 9 0
2002 8 1
2003 4 0
2004 11 1
2007 1 0
2008 12 1
2009 1 0
Total 128 10

International goals[edit]

Jamaica score listed first, score column indicates score after each Goodison goal.[8]
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition Ref
1 3 March 1996 Independence Park, Kingston, Jamaica 1  Guatemala 1–0 2–0 Friendly [25]
2 17 November 1996 Independence Park, Kingston, Jamaica 13  Mexico 1–0 1–0 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification [26]
3 24 October 1997 Mindoo Phillip Park, Castries, Saint Lucia 29  Saint Lucia 1–0 3–1 Friendly [27]
4 22 February 1998 Independence Park, Kingston, Jamaica 38  Nigeria 1–1 2–2 Friendly [28]
5 22 July 1998 Independence Park, Kingston, Jamaica 48  Cayman Islands 1–0 4–0 1998 Caribbean Cup [29]
6 24 July 1998 Independence Park, Kingston, Jamaica 49  Netherlands Antilles 2–1 3–2 1998 Caribbean Cup [30]
7 26 July 1998 Independence Park, Kingston, Jamaica 50  Haiti 1–0 2–1 1998 Caribbean Cup [31]
8 29 August 2002 Vicarage Road, Watford, England 92  India 3–0 3–0 Friendly [32]
9 18 August 2004 Independence Park, Kingston, Jamaica 110  United States 1–0 1–1 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification [33]
10 15 June 2008 Independence Park, Kingston, Jamaica 120  Bahamas 6–0 7–0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification [34]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ ":: Reggae Boyz Supporters Club ::". Reggaeboyzsc.com. 1972-11-21. Retrieved 2016-06-14. 
  3. ^ a b Macdonald, Neil (9 December 2013). "Tranmere great Ian Goodison released on bail following football betting probe". Liverpool Echo. 
  4. ^ Simon Hart (2013-09-18). "Life Beyond the Premier League: Naps and nous help keep Ian Goodison's colourful career up and running at 40 | Football League | Sport". The Independent. Retrieved 2016-06-14. 
  5. ^ "Hull 2-1 Carlisle". BBC Sport. 25 November 2000. Retrieved 29 July 2014. 
  6. ^ [1] Archived 21 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ "Ronnie: That's The Standard We Need". Tranmererovers.co.uk. 2013-08-27. Retrieved 2013-12-21. 
  8. ^ a b c d Mamrud, Roberto (10 September 2015). "Ian Goodison – Century of International Appearances". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 13 June 2016. 
  9. ^ [2][dead link]
  10. ^ Record at FIFA Tournaments – FIFA
  11. ^ "Games played by Ian Goodison in 1999/2000". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 13 June 2016. 
  12. ^ "Games played by Ian Goodison in 2000/2001". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 13 June 2016. 
  13. ^ "Games played by Ian Goodison in 2001/2002". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 13 June 2016. 
  14. ^ "Games played by Ian Goodison in 2003/2004". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 13 June 2016. 
  15. ^ "Games played by Ian Goodison in 2004/2005". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 13 June 2016. 
  16. ^ "Games played by Ian Goodison in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 13 June 2016. 
  17. ^ "Games played by Ian Goodison in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 13 June 2016. 
  18. ^ "Games played by Ian Goodison in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 13 June 2016. 
  19. ^ "Games played by Ian Goodison in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 13 June 2016. 
  20. ^ "Games played by Ian Goodison in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 13 June 2016. 
  21. ^ "Games played by Ian Goodison in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 13 June 2016. 
  22. ^ "Games played by Ian Goodison in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 13 June 2016. 
  23. ^ "Games played by Ian Goodison in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 13 June 2016. 
  24. ^ "Games played by Ian Goodison in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 13 June 2016. 
  25. ^ "Jamaica v Guatemala, 03 March 1996". 11v11.com. AFS Enterprises. Retrieved 13 June 2016. 
  26. ^ "Jamaica v Mexico, 17 November 1996". 11v11.com. AFS Enterprises. Retrieved 13 June 2016. 
  27. ^ "Saint Lucia v Jamaica, 24 October 1997". 11v11.com. AFS Enterprises. Retrieved 13 June 2016. 
  28. ^ "Jamaica v Nigeria, 22 February 1998". 11v11.com. AFS Enterprises. Retrieved 13 June 2016. 
  29. ^ "Jamaica v Cayman Islands, 22 July 1998". 11v11.com. AFS Enterprises. Retrieved 13 June 2016. 
  30. ^ "Jamaica v Netherlands Antilles, 24 July 1998". 11v11.com. AFS Enterprises. Retrieved 13 June 2016. 
  31. ^ "Jamaica v Haiti, 26 July 1998". 11v11.com. AFS Enterprises. Retrieved 13 June 2016. 
  32. ^ "Jamaica v India, 29 August 2002". 11v11.com. AFS Enterprises. Retrieved 13 June 2016. 
  33. ^ "Jamaica v USA, 18 August 2004". 11v11.com. AFS Enterprises. Retrieved 13 June 2016. 
  34. ^ "Jamaica v Bahamas, 15 June 2008". 11v11.com. AFS Enterprises. Retrieved 13 June 2016. 

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