Jacob Pepper

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Jacob Pepper
Personal information
Full name Jacob Scott Pepper
Date of birth (1992-05-08) 8 May 1992 (age 26)
Place of birth Newcastle, Australia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Central defender
Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Brisbane Roar
Number 8
Youth career
West Wallsend
2007–2008 NSWIS
2008–2010 Newcastle Jets
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2015 Newcastle Jets 74 (2)
2012 Newcastle Jets NPL 7 (1)
2015–2016 Western Sydney Wanderers 11 (0)
2016– Brisbane Roar 45 (1)
National team
2012 Australia U-23 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 February 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 October 2010

Jacob Pepper (born 8 May 1992 in Newcastle, Australia) is an Australian football (soccer) player who plays for Brisbane Roar in the A-League. He has previously played for the Newcastle Jets and the Western Sydney Wanderers.


Newcastle Jets[edit]

On 18 December 2010, Pepper made his senior debut in a 4–0 loss to Wellington Phoenix.[1] On 14 February 2012 it was announced he had signed a two-year contract extension with Newcastle Jets.[2] Pepper has since cemented his spot in the starting XI with a string of impressive performances towards the backend of the 2011–12 season. This included a brace of goals in a 3–1 win away against a star-studded Melbourne Victory side, and a deserved call-up to the youth international scene.

Western Sydney Wanderers[edit]

On 9 June 2015, he was signed by the Western Sydney Wanderers on a 1-year contract. [3]

On 29 June 2016, Pepper was released by the Wanderers.[4]

Brisbane Roar[edit]

In July 2016, Pepper joined Brisbane Roar.[5] Pepper made his Brisbane Roar debut in Roar's Round 1 clash against Melbourne Victory, coming on for Thomas Broich in the 74th minute. The game ended 1–1, after a 96th minute Brisbane equaliser. He has spent most of the 2017–18 season as a makeshift Central Defender due to several injuries at the club, Pepper has started a total of 10 games at centre back so far this season, earning many plaudits for his performances.

International career[edit]

On 7 March 2011 he was selected to represent the Australia Olympic football team in an Asian Olympic Qualifier match against Iraq.[6]


  1. ^ "Official Hyundai A-League | Home". A-league.com.au. Archived from the original on 16 June 2011. Retrieved 21 September 2012.
  2. ^ "More Pepper for Jets : A League : The World Game on SBS". Theworldgame.sbs.com.au. 2012-02-14. Retrieved 2012-09-21.
  3. ^ "Western Sydney Wanderers sign Newcastle Jets player Jacob Pepper and Scott Neville". The Daily Telegraph. 9 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Wanderers part ways with midfielder". Western Sydney Wanderers Official Site. 29 September 2016.
  5. ^ Monteverde, Marco (6 July 2016). "Brisbane Roar snap up former Jets, Wanderers midfielder Jacob Pepper". The Courier-Mail.
  6. ^ "Vidmar names U23s squad to face Iraq – Football Australia 2011". Footballaustralia.com.au. Archived from the original on 9 June 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-21.

External links[edit]