Jack Cork

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Jack Cork
Jack Cork 2015.jpg
Cork playing for Swansea City in 2015
Personal information
Full name Jack Frank Porteous Cork[1]
Date of birth (1989-06-25) 25 June 1989 (age 28)[1]
Place of birth Carshalton, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Burnley
Number 4
Youth career
0000–2006 Chelsea
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2011 Chelsea 0 (0)
2006 Bournemouth (loan) 4 (0)
2007 Bournemouth (loan) 3 (0)
2007–2008 Scunthorpe United (loan) 34 (2)
2008–2009 Southampton (loan) 23 (0)
2009 Watford (loan) 19 (0)
2009 Coventry City (loan) 21 (0)
2010 Burnley (loan) 11 (1)
2010–2011 Burnley (loan) 40 (3)
2011–2015 Southampton 114 (2)
2015–2017 Swansea City 80 (2)
2017– Burnley 17 (1)
National team
2005 England U16 3 (0)
2005–2006 England U17 7 (0)
2006 England U18 1 (0)
2007–2008 England U19 14 (0)
2009 England U20 1 (0)
2008–2011 England U21 13 (0)
2012 Great Britain 4 (0)
2017– England 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:02, 13 December 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:47, 11 November 2017 (UTC)

Jack Frank Porteous Cork (born 25 June 1989) is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League club Burnley and the England national team. He played for the Great Britain Olympic team at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Early life[edit]

Cork was born in Carshalton, London.[2] He is the son of former footballer and manager Alan Cork.[3]

Career[edit]

Chelsea[edit]

Cork joined the Chelsea youth system up age of nine, and captained both the club's youth and reserve teams.[citation needed] During the 2006–07 season, Cork twice went on loan to League One club Bournemouth.[4] Cork was selected to go on Chelsea's pre-season tour of the United States in summer 2007. He made his first appearance for the first team against Club América on 14 July. He played out-of-position at left back for most of the tour.[5]

Cork spent the 2007–08 season on loan at newly promoted Championship club Scunthorpe United. His first league goals came for Scunthorpe, both against Coventry City; in a 1–1 away draw on 27 November 2007[6] and in a 2–1 home victory on 1 March 2008.[7] After 35 appearances,[6] despite Scunthorpe's relegation from the Championship,[8] he was voted the club's Player of the Year.[9]

On 21 August 2008, Cork joined Championship club Southampton on loan until 1 January 2009.[10] In January 2009, Cork joined Championship club Watford on loan until the end of the 2008–09 season.[11] He scored his first goal for Watford on 24 January 2009 in a 4–3 victory over Crystal Palace in the fourth round of the FA Cup.[12] Cork signed a new three-year contract with Chelsea on 21 August 2009 and immediately joined Championship club Coventry City on loan until the end of December 2009.[citation needed]

On 1 February 2010, Cork joined Premier League club Burnley on loan until the end of the 2009–10 season.[13] He made his first appearance for Burnley in a 3–0 defeat away to Fulham on his Premier League debut.[14] He then played in a 5–2 defeat against Aston Villa on 21 February 2010 and assisted Burnley's second goal.[15] Cork scored his first goal for Burnley on 9 May 2010 in a 4–2 home win over Tottenham Hotspur, with a diving header to score Burnley's second to turn over a two-goal lead.[16] His father revealed the day before in a local newspaper, the Lancashire Telegraph, that Cork was looking to leave Chelsea in the summer and was willing to drop down into the Championship in order to do so.[17]

On 8 August 2010, Chelsea said that they would allow Cork to leave the club and were looking for offers of around £2 million.[18] On 12 August, Cork re-joined Burnley on loan for the 2010–11 season.[19] Cork scored a last minute winner at home to Derby County on 27 November, taking Burnley into the play-off positions.[citation needed]

Southampton[edit]

Cork playing for Southampton in 2013

On 7 July 2011, Cork signed for newly promoted Championship club Southampton, after they agreed an undisclosed fee with Chelsea.[20] Cork ended the 2011–12 season as the only Southampton player who appeared in every league match,[21] as the club earned promotion to the Premier League as runners-up in the Championship.[22]

Cork missed Southampton's opening fixtures of the 2012–13 Premier League, due to an ankle injury, sustained against Bristol City in a friendly.[citation needed] On 26 October 2013, Cork came on for the final minute of Southampton's 2–0 win over Fulham, making his 100th league appearance for the club.[citation needed] On 26 August, he scored his first goal for the Southampton in a 2–0 away victory over Millwall in the second round of the League Cup.[23]

He scored his first league goal for the club in a 4–0 home win over Newcastle United on 13 September 2014.[24] His second league goal came in an 8–0 home win over Sunderland on 18 October.[25]

Swansea City[edit]

Cork signed for Southampton's Premier League rivals Swansea City on 30 January 2015 on a three-and-a-half-year contract,[26] for a fee "believed to be in the region of £3 million".[27] On 25 April 2015, he scored his first goal for Swansea in a 3–2 away win over Newcastle United.[28]

Over a year after his first goal for the club, on 1 May 2016, he scored his second, with a 20-yard curling shot in a 3–1 home victory over Liverpool.[29] This victory helped secure Swansea's Premier League status for the 2016–17 season.[30]

Burnley[edit]

Cork signed for Premier League club Burnley on 11 July 2017 on a four-year contract, for fee reported to be in the region of £8 million, rising to £10 million with add-ons.[31][32] He scored his first goal on his return to Burnley in an EFL Cup tie against Blackburn Rovers on 23 August 2017.[33]

International career[edit]

England[edit]

Cork has represented England at many youth levels, making his under-19 debut against the Czech Republic in May 2007.[34] He captained the England U19 squad to make the 2008 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, and was part of the under-21 squad at the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.[citation needed]

On 7 November 2017, Cork was called into the England squad for friendly matches against Germany and Brazil.[35] He made his debut on 10 November 2017 as an 86th-minute substitute in a 0–0 draw against Germany at Wembley Stadium.[36]

Great Britain Olympic team[edit]

On 2 July 2012, Cork was named in Stuart Pearce's 18-man Great Britain squad for the 2012 Summer Olympics.[37] He made his debut on 20 July in a 2–0 loss to Brazil in a pre-tournament friendly, coming on at half-time to replace Daniel Sturridge.[38] He played as a substitute in each of Great Britain's three group matches, and was an unused substitute as the team were knocked out by South Korea in the quarter-final.[39]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 12 December 2017
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
Chelsea 2006–07[4] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007–08[6] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008–09[40] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009–10[14] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010–11[41] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bournemouth (loan) 2006–07[4] League One 7 0 2 0 9 0
Scunthorpe United (loan) 2007–08[6] Championship 34 2 1 0 35 2
Southampton (loan) 2008–09[40] Championship 23 0 2 0 25 0
Watford (loan) 2008–09[40] Championship 19 0 2 1 21 1
Coventry City (loan) 2009–10[14] Championship 21 0 21 0
Burnley (loan) 2009–10[14] Premier League 11 1 11 1
2010–11[41] Championship 40 3 3 0 3 0 46 3
Total 51 4 3 0 3 0 57 4
Southampton 2011–12[21] Championship 46 0 1 0 2 0 49 0
2012–13[42] Premier League 28 0 1 0 1 0 30 0
2013–14[43] Premier League 28 0 2 0 3 0 33 0
2014–15[44] Premier League 12 2 1 0 2 1 15 3
Total 114 2 5 0 8 1 127 3
Swansea City 2014–15[44] Premier League 15 1 15 1
2015–16[45] Premier League 35 1 1 0 0 0 36 1
2016–17[46] Premier League 30 0 1 0 1 0 32 0
Total 80 2 2 0 1 0 83 2
Swansea City U23 2016–17[46] 1[a] 0 1 0
Burnley 2017–18[47] Premier League 17 1 0 0 2 1 19 2
Career total 366 11 15 1 16 2 1 0 398 14
  1. ^ Appearance in EFL Trophy

International[edit]

As of match played 10 November 2017[48]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
England 2017 1 0
Total 1 0

Honours[edit]

Southampton

Individual

References[edit]

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  41. ^ a b "Games played by Jack Cork in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 11 November 2017. 
  42. ^ "Games played by Jack Cork in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 11 November 2017. 
  43. ^ "Games played by Jack Cork in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 11 November 2017. 
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  45. ^ "Games played by Jack Cork in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 11 November 2017. 
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