Jason Morrison (footballer)

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Jason Morrison
Personal information
Date of birth (1984-06-07) 7 June 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Jamaica
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
2000–2002 Village United F.C.
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2004 Village United F.C. ? (?)
2004–2007 Portmore United 32 (?)
2007–2008 White Star Woluwé 29 (3)
2008–2010 Ferencvárosi 43 (2)
2010–2011 Strømsgodset 10 (0)
2011–2013 Aalesund 67 (1)
2014–2015 Humble Lions F.C 21 (4)
National team
2005– Jamaica 38 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 October 2013.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 December 2012

Jason Morrison (born 7 June 1984) is a Jamaican footballer who plays as a midfielder is currently a free agent with over 10 years playing experience on the International stage for the Jamaica and various European Clubs in England, Belgium, Hungary and Norway.

Career[edit]

Morrison's first senior club was Village United in the Jamaican National Premier League. He signed for Portmore United in 2004 and formed part of their league and cup winning squad that season.[1] After a successful month-long trial with Sheffield United in December 2006,[2] Morrison was sent to their feeder team, White Star Woluwe in Belgium.

After three years of playing in Belgium, Morrison would have qualified for Belgian nationality and thus be eligible to play in the English league.[3] Morrison was transferred to Hungarian partner club, Ferencvárosi TC, in 2008. In August 2010 Morrison signed with Strømsgodset IF in Norway. He helped Strømsgodset qualify for the 2010 Norwegian Football Cup Final, scoring the first goal in extra time against Odd Grenland in the semi-final.

Morrison signed with Norwegian Tippeligaen side Aalesunds FK in 2011. After he missed the 16 May match against Brann due to shortness of breath, the doctors diagnosed him with blood clot which made him unavailable for the rest of the 2013 season.[4] In July 2013, Aalesund and Morrison agreed mutual termination of his contract that lasted till the end of the 2014 season.[5]

International career[edit]

Morrison has been selected in numerous Jamaica squads.[6] Morrison featured in the 2008 Caribbean Championship and 2009 Gold Cup for Jamaica.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 9 October 2013[7]
Season Club Division League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2010 Strømsgodset Tippeligaen 10 0 3 1 13 1
2011 Aalesund 23 0 3 0 26 0
2012 23 0 3 1 26 1
2013 6 0 0 0 6 0
Career Total 62 0 9 2 71 2

Honours[edit]

Jamaica[edit]

Club[edit]

Portmore United
Ferencvárosi TC
Strømsgodset IF
Aalesunds

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jamaica 2004/05 RSSF; Accessed 25/02/08
  2. ^ Sheffield United Hand Trials to Portmore United Trio – Promising Youngsters to Spend a Week with Blades Prabu, Niraj; 06-12-20; Accessed 25-02-08
  3. ^ Portmore trio set to join Belgian club Hanchel, Andrew; The Jamaican Observer; 06-02-07; Accessed 25-02-08
  4. ^ Rise, Hans-Olav (23 May 2013). "Morrison ute etter blodpropp-funn: – Då dei sa seks månader blei eg veldig trist" (in Norwegian). NRK. Retrieved 9 October 2013. 
  5. ^ Reite, Terje; Riise, Ivar Lid (12 July 2013). "Jason Morrison løst fra kontrakten med AaFK" (in Norwegian). NRK. Retrieved 9 October 2013. 
  6. ^ James Morrison career stats International statistics at soccerbase.com; Accessed 25-02-08
  7. ^ "Jason Morrison". nifs.no (in Norwegian). A-pressen. Retrieved 9 October 2013. 

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