Jake Kean

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Jake Kean
Jake Kean Blackburn Rovers goalkeeper.jpg
Personal information
Full name Jacob Kendall Kean[1]
Date of birth (1991-02-04) 4 February 1991 (age 27)[2]
Place of birth Derby, England
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)[2]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
2006–2009 Derby County
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2015 Blackburn Rovers 37 (0)
2010–2011Hartlepool United (loan) 19 (0)
2011Rochdale (loan) 14 (0)
2014Yeovil Town (loan) 5 (0)
2015Oldham Athletic (loan) 11 (0)
2015–2016 Norwich City 0 (0)
2016Colchester United (loan) 3 (0)
2016Swindon Town (loan) 3 (0)
2016–2018 Sheffield Wednesday 0 (0)
2016–2017Mansfield Town (loan) 19 (0)
2018Grimsby Town (loan) 3 (0)
National team
2011 England U20 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:39, 14 May 2018 (UTC)

Jacob Kendall Kean (born 4 February 1991) is an English footballer who plays as a goalkeeper. He is currently a free agent following his release from Sheffield Wednesday.

He was previously at Blackburn Rovers, appearing as their first choice keeper for both the 2012–13 and 2013–14 seasons before picking up a knee injury. He has since had loan spells with Hartlepool United, Rochdale, and Yeovil Town. Kean has played internationally for England under-20s once.

Career[edit]

Blackburn Rovers[edit]

Born in Derby, Kean started his youth career at Derby County, before moving to Blackburn Rovers towards the end of the 2008–09 season. Kean joined Hartlepool United in September 2010 in a month-long loan deal.[3][4] This was later extended due to injuries to Scott Flinders and Andy Rafferty. Kean made his debut on 18 September in a 0–0 away draw with Brentford.[5] He kept ten clean sheets during his four-month spell at Victoria Park.

Kean signed for Rochdale on loan for the entire 2011–12 season.[6] His loan was cut short in November when Blackburn recalled him because of an injury to Paul Robinson. Kean returned to Rovers because of the injury to first-choice Paul Robinson and was back up to Mark Bunn for a few games, near to the end of the season he was permanently on the bench due to an injury to Bunn. On 13 May, he made his Premier League debut away to Chelsea in goal due to injuries to both Robinson and Bunn, this also meant both sides played second-choice goalkeepers with Ross Turnbull deputising for Petr Čech in the opposite goal. Blackburn lost the game 2–1 with goals for Chelsea scored by John Terry and Raul Meireles and Yakubu scoring for Rovers.[7] Midway through the 2012–13 Championship season, Kean took over the starting spot from Paul Robinson, keeping three clean sheets in wins over Derby County, Bristol City and Ipswich Town, also playing a key role in Blackburn's shock 1–0 win against Arsenal in the FA Cup 5th round, keeping a clean sheet and made crucial saves that kept Blackburn in the game. Kean started the 2013–14 season as first-choice until the beginning of December when he lost his first-team place to Simon Eastwood. Kean slipped further down the pecking order in January with the return from injury of Paul Robinson, who was re-instated as number one. He was left on the sidelines for the most part of the 2014–15 season by Gary Bowyer and left the club by mutual consent on 31 July 2015. Kean joined Yeovil Town on an initial one-month loan deal on 15 September 2014.[8] On 30 January 2015, Kean joined Oldham Athletic on loan for the remainder of the season.[9]

Norwich City[edit]

After being released by Blackburn, Kean signed a two-year contract with newly promoted Premier League side Norwich City on 1 August 2015.[10] He left the club by mutual consent on 18 July 2016.[11]

Sheffield Wednesday[edit]

Following his release by Norwich, Kean joined Championship side Sheffield Wednesday.[12] On 31 December 2016, Kean joined League Two side Mansfield Town on loan for the remainder of the season.[13] On 5 January 2018 Kean signed for Grimsby Town on loan for the rest of the 2017–18 season. [14] His contract was not renewed at the end of his loan spell and was released from Sheffield Wednesday.[15]

International career[edit]

Following an impressive four-month loan spell for Hartlepool United, Ray Clemence was spotted scouting Kean during a 4–0 defeat to Peterborough United, and on 9 February 2011 he played 83 minutes for Brian Eastwick's England Under-20 side during a 2–1 defeat to France at Shrewsbury Town's New Meadow.

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 6 January 2018
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
Blackburn Rovers 2009–10[16] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010–11[17] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011–12[18] Premier League 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2012–13[19] Championship 18 0 5 0 1 0 24 0
2013–14[20] Championship 18 0 0 0 0 0 18 0
2014–15[21] Championship 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Total 37 0 5 0 2 0 44 0
Hartlepool United (loan) 2010–11[22] League One 19 0 4 0 2[a] 0 25 0
Rochdale (loan) 2011–12[18] League One 14 0 1[a] 0 15 0
Yeovil Town (loan) 2014–15[21] League One 5 0 5 0
Oldham Athletic (loan) 2014–15[21] League One 11 0 11 0
Norwich City 2015–16[23] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0
Colchester United (loan) 2015–16[23] League One 3 0 2 0 5 0
Swindon Town (loan) 2015–16[23] League One 3 0 3 0
Sheffield Wednesday 2016–17[24] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017–18[25] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mansfield Town (loan) 2016–17[24] League Two 19 0 2[b] 0 21 0
Grimsby Town (loan) 2017–18[25] League Two 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Career total 112 0 11 0 2 0 5 0 130 0
  1. ^ a b Appearances in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Appearances in EFL Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional retain list & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 18 May 2013. p. 5. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 August 2014. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Jake Kean". 11v11. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Blackburn Rovers | Team | Reserves | Jake Kean". Rovers.co.uk. Retrieved 20 September 2010.
  4. ^ "Team | Profiles | Jake Kean". Hartlepool United. 15 October 2007. Retrieved 20 September 2010.
  5. ^ "BBC Sport – Football – Brentford 0–0 Hartlepool United". BBC News. 18 September 2010. Retrieved 20 September 2010.
  6. ^ "Kean Joins Dale". Rochdale AFC. 2 August 2011. Retrieved 2 August 2011.
  7. ^ "Chelsea 2–1 Blackburn". BBC Sport. 13 May 2012. Retrieved 16 May 2012.
  8. ^ "Jake Kean: Yeovil sign goalkeeper on one-month loan from Blackburn". BBC Sport. 15 September 2014. Retrieved 15 September 2014.
  9. ^ "Jake Kean: Oldham bring in Blackburn goalkeeper on loan". BBC Sport. 30 January 2015. Retrieved 30 January 2015.
  10. ^ "CANARIES COMPLETE JAKE KEAN DEAL". Norwich City Football Club. 1 August 2015. Retrieved 3 August 2015.
  11. ^ "Jake Kean leaves by mutual consent". Norwich City FC. 18 July 2016.
  12. ^ "Jake Kean completes Owls switch". Sheffield Wednesday FC. 18 July 2016.
  13. ^ http://www.swfc.co.uk/news/article/2016-17/kean-agrees-mansfield-switch-3493831.aspx
  14. ^ https://www.grimsby-townfc.co.uk/news/2018/january/town-sign-championship-goalkeeper-on-loan/
  15. ^ "Owls announce 2017/18 retained list". Sheffield Wednesday F.C. 1 May 2018. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  16. ^ "Games played by Jake Kean in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  17. ^ "Games played by Jake Kean in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  18. ^ a b "Games played by Jake Kean in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 4 October 2014.
  19. ^ "Games played by Jake Kean in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 4 October 2014.
  20. ^ "Games played by Jake Kean in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 4 October 2014.
  21. ^ a b c "Games played by Jake Kean in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 4 October 2014.
  22. ^ "Games played by Jake Kean in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 4 October 2014.
  23. ^ a b c "Games played by Jake Kean in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  24. ^ a b "Games played by Jake Kean in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  25. ^ a b "Games played by Jake Kean in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 5 November 2017.

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