Jack Wignall

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Jack Wignall
Personal information
Full name Jack David Wignall[1]
Date of birth (1981-09-26) 26 September 1981 (age 36)[1]
Place of birth Colchester, England[2]
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[2]
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1998–1999 Colchester United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2001 Colchester United 1 (0)
2001 Dagenham & Redbridge 5 (0)
Cambridge City
Chelmsford City
2003–2007 Wivenhoe Town
2007 AFC Sudbury
2007 Heybridge Swifts
2007–2008 Redbridge
2008 Needham Market
2008–2009 Tiptree United
2009 Harwich & Parkeston
2009–2010 Concord Rangers
2010–2012 AFC Sudbury
Total 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Jack David Wignall (born 26 September 1981) is an English footballer who plays as a defender, most recently for AFC Sudbury. Wignall has played in the Football League for Colchester United. He is son to former football player and manager Steve Wignall.


Born in Colchester, Wignall progressed through the Colchester United Centre of Excellence, beginning his apprenticeship with the club in 1998.[2] He made his first-team debut for the club in the Football League Trophy, coming on as a substitute for Alan White in the 32nd-minute of the 3–1 defeat to Swansea City on 7 December 1999.[3] He then made his solitary Football League appearance, replacing David Greene after 84 minutes in a 2–1 defeat to Bristol Rovers.[4][5]

Unable to break into United's first-team the following season, Wignall was released in March 2001, joining Conference club Dagenham & Redbridge, where he made five appearances during the latter stages of the 2000–01 season.[2][6] After his stint with the Daggers, he moved on to Cambridge City and then Chelmsford City.[2][7]

Next, Wignall joined Wivenhoe Town where his father, Steve, was assistant manager. He played for Wivenhoe between 2003 and 2007 before signing for AFC Sudbury in March 2007, where he remained until the end of the season.[2] He then joined Heybridge Swifts in August 2007, but transferred to Redbridge a few weeks later. For the 2008–09 season, he joined Needham Market, but left the club in September 2008, signing for Tiptree United, before moving to Harwich & Parkeston in March 2009. He spent a full season with Concord Rangers during 2009–10 before returning to Sudbury. He spent two years with the club, including spending time as first-team coach, but left in January 2012 to help run his parents business in North Wales.[7]


  1. ^ a b "Colchester United – Player profile". Coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Whitehead, Jeff; Drury, Kevin (2008). The Who's Who of Colchester United: The Layer Road Years. Derby: Breedon Books. pp. 247, 248. ISBN 978-1-85983-629-3. 
  3. ^ "Colchester United – Match details – Swansea City 3–1 Colchester Utd". Coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Colchester United – Match details – Bristol Rovers 2–1 Colchester Utd". Coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "COLCHESTER UNITED:1950/51–1989/90 & 1992/93–2011/12". Post War English & Scottish Football League A – Z Player's Database. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Jack Wignall – Football Stats – Soccer Base". Soccerbase. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "AFC Sudbury – Tracey Announces Two To Leave Club". AFC Sudbury. Retrieved 8 July 2013.