Jaanai Gordon

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Jaanai Gordon
Jaanai Gordon.jpg
Gordon in July 2015
Personal information
Full name Jaanai Derece Gordon[1]
Date of birth (1995-12-07) 7 December 1995 (age 20)
Place of birth Northampton, England
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[2]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
West Ham United
Youth career
 –2009 Luton Town
2009–2011 Peterborough United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 Peterborough United 4 (0)
2014– West Ham United 0 (0)
2014–2015 Chelmsford City (loan) 10 (5)
2015 Nuneaton Town (loan) 5 (1)
2016 Sligo Rovers (loan) 11 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 03:35, 19 July 2016 (UTC).


Jaanai Derece Gordon (born 7 December 1995) is an English footballer who plays as a forward for West Ham United.

Club career[edit]

Peterborough United[edit]

Born in Northampton, England, Gordon signed his first professional contract, with Peterborough United, in December 2012 on his 17th birthday.[3] He had joined the club in 2009 and had already made his first team debut, in a 2–0 home defeat by Wolverhampton Wanderers in September 2012.[4] In November 2013, having made four league appearances for Peterborough, Gordon went on trial with Premier League side West Ham United scoring twice in his opening trial game for West Ham under-18 side against Aston Villa under-18s and another two in a 9–0 defeat of Gillingham in a friendly on 11 November 2013.[5][6][7] In November, a West Ham bid for Gordon was rejected by Peterborough United.[8]

West Ham United[edit]

On 31 December 2013, West Ham United confirmed the signing of Gordon.[9] In January 2014, Gordon was an unused substitute for West Ham's 5-0 FA Cup defeat by Nottingham Forest.[10]

Chelmsford City (loan)[edit]

Gordon joined Chelmsford City on loan for a month on 22 December 2014.[11] He scored on his debut, in 5-1 home defeat by Ebbsfleet United.[12] Gordon then scored in his next game, a 5-3 away win against Staines Town, his third game, a 2-0 away win against Ebbsfleet and in his fourth game, a 6-2 home win against Farnborough Town, Gordon scored twice and provided two assists.[13] On 23 January his loan with Chelmsford was extended by a month.[14]

Nuneaton Town (loan)[edit]

On 26 March 2015, Gordon joined Nuneaton Town on loan until 1 May 2015.[15]

Sligo Rovers (loan)[edit]

On 18 January 2016, Gordon joined League of Ireland side Sligo Rovers on loan until the end of August ahead of the 2016 League of Ireland season.[16] He scored his first goal for the club on 7 May, netting the final goal of the match as Sligo Rovers ran out 4-1 victors at home to Wexford Youths.[citation needed] Gordon returned to West Ham in June 2016.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional retain list & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 18 May 2013. p. 23. Retrieved 23 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Premier League Player Profile Jaanai Gordon". Premier League. Barclays Premier League. 2015. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Gordon signs Posh deal". www.football-league.co.uk. Retrieved 13 November 2013. 
  4. ^ Plummer, Mark (22 September 2012). "Posh 0, Wolves 2: It's seventh hell for Fergie's men". Peterborough Today. Retrieved 13 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Hammers trial for Gordon". www.teamtalk.com. Retrieved 13 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Potts praise team effort". www.whufc.com. Retrieved 13 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Hammer go goal crazy". www.kumb.com. Retrieved 13 November 2013. 
  8. ^ "Jaanai Gordon: Peterborough United reject West Ham United bid". www.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  9. ^ "West Ham: Deal agreed to sign striker Jaanai Gordon". BBC Sport. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  10. ^ "Nottm Forest 5-0 West Ham United FT". www.whufc.com. Retrieved 4 January 2015. 
  11. ^ "Clarets Loan Jaanai". Chelmsford City FC. 22 December 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  12. ^ "Chelmsford City 1-5 Ebbsfleet United". www.chelmsfordcityfc.com. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  13. ^ "Jaanai Gordon". www.chelmsfordcityfc.com. Retrieved 4 January 2015. 
  14. ^ "Freund Goes — Gordon Stays at City". Nonleague.pitchero.com. 23 January 2015. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  15. ^ "Gordon loaned to Nuneaton". www.whufc.com. Retrieved 27 March 2015. 
  16. ^ "Sligo Rovers sign Hammer Jaanai Gordon on loan". RTÉ. 18 January 2016. Retrieved 25 February 2016. 
  17. ^ Cox, Darragh. "Clancy departs the Showgrounds as Rovers arrange Galway friendly - Ocean FM". Retrieved 19 July 2016. 

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