James Jeggo

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James Jeggo
James Jeggo.jpg
Jeggo playing for Melbourne Victory in 2012
Personal information
Full name James Alexander Jeggo
Date of birth (1992-02-12) 12 February 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth Vienna, Austria
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Central midfielder
Club information
Current team
Sturm Graz
Number 6
Youth career
2002–2006 Green Gully
2006–2010 VIS
2010–2011 Melbourne Victory
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011 VTC Football 10 (0)
2011–2014 Melbourne Victory 30 (2)
2014–2016 Adelaide United 43 (2)
2016– Sturm Graz 30 (0)
2016 Sturm Graz II 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 May 2017.

James Alexander "Jimmy" Jeggo (born 12 February 1992) is an Australian professional football (soccer) player who plays as a central midfielder for Sturm Graz in the Austrian Bundesliga.

Born in Vienna, Austria, Jeggo moved to Australia as a child and played youth football with Green Gully and at the Victorian Institute of Sport before making his professional debut for Melbourne Victory. He moved to Adelaide United in 2014. He moved to Sturm Graz in early 2016.

Jeggo has been called up for Australian youth national teams in the past, however, did not make an appearance.

Early life[edit]

Jeggo was born in Vienna, Austria. He moved to Australia as a child, growing up in Melbourne, Victoria. He has a brother Luc Jeggo who formerly captained the Melbourne Victory youth team, and currently plays for Norwegian third division club Florø SK.[1]

Club career[edit]

Melbourne Victory[edit]

On 21 March 2011 Jeggo signed a 3-year senior contract with A-League club Melbourne Victory after performing very well in the National Youth League.[2] He made his professional debut in the 2011-12 A-League season on 12 November 2011, in a round 6 clash against Central Coast Mariners.[3] Jimmy Jeggo, as referred to by the Melbourne Victory fans quickly become a fan favourite in his few appearances for Melbourne. On 10 February 2012, he was selected for his first league start for Melbourne Victory against the Central Coast Mariners at AAMI Park, where Victory went on to record a 2–1 come from behind win. Jimmy Jeggo's first league goal for the Melbourne Victory came on 16 March 2012, with a strike from outside the penalty box, in their 3–0 win over Wellington Phoenix, which would be the final home game Melbourne Victory would play in the 2011-12 A-League season.[4]

The 2012–13 A-League season saw James Jeggo's first team opportunities reduced. He played 310 minutes, mostly from the bench, less than half the time of his break out season of 2011–12.[5]

Adelaide United[edit]

On 1 May 2014, Jeggo signed with Adelaide United.[6] Jeggo played a full match for the side in its 2014 FFA Cup Final victory over Perth Glory.[7]

Jeggo became a regular starter at Adelaide United and under Josep Gombau won the A-League Young Footballer of the Year: 2014–15

Sturm Graz[edit]

On 27 January 2016, Jeggo was released from Adelaide United to join Austrian club Sturm Graz for an undisclosed fee.[8]

International career[edit]

On 7 March 2011, Jeggo was selected to represent the Australia Olympic football team in an Asian Olympic Qualifier match against Iraq.[9]

After establishing himself in the starting squad for Sturm Graz at the beginning of the 2016–17 season, playing a key role as a defensive midfielder, Jeggo was called up to the Australian senior side for World Cup qualifiers against Saudi Arabia and Japan in October 2016.[10][11][12]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 3 November 2016[13]
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
VTC Football 2011[14] Victorian Premier League 10 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Melbourne Victory 2011–12 A-League 9 1 0 0 0 0 9 1
2012–13 10 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
2013–14 11 1 0 0 4 1 15 2
Victory Total 30 2 0 0 4 1 34 3
Adelaide United 2014–15 A-League 28 1 5 0 0 0 33 1
2015–16 15 1 3 2 0 0 18 3
Adelaide Total 43 2 8 2 0 0 51 4
Sturm Graz 2015–16 Austrian Football Bundesliga 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
2016–17 13 0 2 0 0 0 15 0
Strum Graz total 13 0 3 0 0 0 16 0
Sturm Graz II 2015–16 Austrian Regional League 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Career total 99 4 11 2 4 1 114 7

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Adelaide United

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jeggo makes Scandinavian switch". The Corner Flag. Retrieved 18 April 2016. 
  2. ^ Jeggo Receives Senior Contract
  3. ^ "Victory held by Mariners". Footballaustralia.com.au. 2011-11-12. Retrieved 2012-09-21. 
  4. ^ "Victory Damage Wellington's Finals Campaign". Footballaustralia.com.au. 2012-03-16. Retrieved 2012-09-21. 
  5. ^ http://www.footballaustralia.com.au/melbournevictory/players/James-Jeggo/3970
  6. ^ "Jeggo signs for the Reds". Football Federation Australia. 1 May 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "Adelaide triumph in inaugural Cup Final". FFA Cup. 16 December 2014. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  8. ^ "Adelaide star headed to Austria". Football Federation Australia. 27 January 2016. 
  9. ^ "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. 
  10. ^ "Jimmy Jeggo the surprise name in key Socceroos squad". The Guardian. 20 September 2016. 
  11. ^ Lynch, Michael (20 September 2016). "James Jeggo, Craig Goodwin get call-up to Socceroos squad for World Cup qualifiers". The Sydney Morning Herald. 
  12. ^ Davutovic, David (20 September 2016). "James Jeggo a surprise inclusion in Socceroos' World Cup qualifiers for Saudi Arabia and Japan". Herald Sun. 
  13. ^ "J. Jeggo". Soccerway. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  14. ^ John Punshon. "2011 Alanic Victorian Premier League Results". OzFootball. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 

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