Jason Steele (footballer)

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Jason Steele
Jason Steele.jpg
Steele playing for Blackburn Rovers in 2016
Personal information
Full name Jason Sean Steele[1]
Date of birth (1990-08-18) 18 August 1990 (age 28)[2]
Place of birth Newton Aycliffe, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[2]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Brighton & Hove Albion
Number 23
Youth career
0000–2007 Middlesbrough
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2015 Middlesbrough 131 (0)
2010Northampton Town (loan) 13 (0)
2014Blackburn Rovers (loan) 15 (0)
2015–2017 Blackburn Rovers 98 (0)
2017–2018 Sunderland 15 (0)
2018– Brighton & Hove Albion 0 (0)
National team
2006 England U16 1 (0)
2006–2007 England U17 10 (0)
2007–2009 England U19 16 (0)
2010–2013 England U21 7 (0)
2012 Great Britain 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:51, 21 June 2018 (UTC)

Jason Sean Steele (born 18 August 1990) is an English professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion. A product of Middlesbrough's youth academy, he has represented England at all youth levels, as well as appearing for the Great Britain Olympic team.

Club career[edit]

Middlesbrough[edit]

Steele was born in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham.[3] He came through Middlesbrough's youth academy. In May 2009, Steele signed a new three-year contract with Middlesbrough, which was his first professional contract.[4] Danny Coyne was signed during Middlesbrough's first season in the Championship in the 2009–10 season, instead of promoting Steele to a permanent senior squad member.[citation needed] He was sent out on loan to Northampton Town in February 2010, to gain first team experience.[5] He kept four clean sheets in 13 matches.[6]

2010–11 Breakthrough season[edit]

Thanks to his impressive stint at Northampton, Steele was handed his first competitive start for Middlesbrough in a 2–1 victory over Chesterfield in the League Cup, on 10 August 2010.[7] He made his league debut away to Leicester City on 14 August 2010 and capped it with a clean sheet in a 0–0 draw.[7] With the sale of Brad Jones to Liverpool, Steele went on to establish himself as Middlesbrough's first-choice goalkeeper, ahead of Danny Coyne.[citation needed] In December 2010, he signed a new contract with Middlesbrough up to 2015.[8] Due to a side muscle injury he picked up against Reading in March 2011, Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Paul Smith was brought in to cover for Steele.[citation needed] Despite impressive performances from Smith, Steele regained his first-team spot for the last two matches of the 2010–11 season, in which he kept clean sheets in both games against Cardiff City and Doncaster Rovers.[citation needed]

2011–12 season[edit]

In the 2011–12 season, he fully established himself as Middlesbrough's first-choice goalkeeper.[citation needed] Despite Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper Carl Ikeme being brought in on loan at the start of the season, due to a broken wrist for Steele, he quickly regained his first-team place.[citation needed] Steele went on to win the Young Player of the Year award for the 2011–12 season.[citation needed]

2012–13 season[edit]

He started the 2012–13 season well, putting in man-of-the-match performances against Ipswich Town (in which he got an assist), Watford and Brighton & Hove Albion.[citation needed] He continued his good form into 2013, saving a penalty against Blackpool when the score was at 3–2, and Middlesbrough went on to win the match 4–2.[9] Steele's impressive form during the 2012/13 season, as well as his form in the previous season, was rewarded when he was named the North East Football Writers' Young player of the Year in February 2013.[10] He finished the season being the only player to have played in every minute of Middlesbrough's league campaign.[citation needed] Steele also won both the Young Player and Player of the Season awards which was picked by both his teammates and staff at the club.[11]

Blackburn Rovers[edit]

On 1 September 2014, Steele joined Middlesbrough's Championship rivals Blackburn Rovers on a one-season loan after dropping to Middlesbrough's third-choice goalkeeper behind Tomás Mejías and Dimitrios Konstantopoulos.[12] He made his debut Blackburn on 20 September 2014 in a 1–0 win away to Fulham.[13]

Steele was signed by Blackburn permanently on 31 December 2014 on a three-and-a-half-year contract for a reported £100,000 fee.[14][15]

Sunderland[edit]

Steele signed for newly relegated Championship club Sunderland on 26 July 2017 on a four-year contract for an undisclosed fee.[16]

Brighton & Hove Albion[edit]

Steele signed for Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion on 21 June 2018 on a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee.[17]

International career[edit]

England under-16s, 17s and 19s[edit]

Steele has competed for the England under-16s, under-17s and under-19s.[citation needed] He joined the under-19s in September 2007, a month after his 17th birthday.[citation needed] In July 2009, Steele competed as starting goalkeeper for England under-19s in the 2009 UEFA European Under-19 Championship in Ukraine.[18] Steele captained the team against the hosts, Ukraine.[19]

England under-21s[edit]

Steele made his first under-21s appearance on 16 November 2010, in a 2–0 away defeat to Germany in a friendly.[20] He was sent off after 58 minutes after fouling Boris Vukčević, having only come on as a half-time substitute.[21] His second appearance for the under-21s came almost two years later on 10 September 2012 as a starter in a 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification match against Norway,[20] in which he kept a clean sheet in a 1–0 win.[22]

Steele was named in the 23-man squad for the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.[23] He made one appearance at the tournament, playing in a 1–0 defeat to Israel in England's last group match.[20] He made seven appearances for the under-21s from 2010 to 2013.[20]

Great Britain[edit]

Steele was named in the 18-man Great Britain squad for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.[24] He started in a friendly against Brazil before the tournament, playing the first-half of a 2–0 defeat at the Riverside Stadium.[25] He was the only member of the squad squad to not play during the tournament, with Jack Butland keeping him out of the team, and was an unused substitute in all four matches as Great Britain reached the quarter-final.[26]

Career statistics[edit]

As of end of 2017–18 season
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
Middlesbrough 2007–08[27] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008–09[28] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009–10[6] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010–11[7] Championship 35 0 0 0 2 0 37 0
2011–12[29] Championship 34 0 2 0 0 0 36 0
2012–13[30] Championship 46 0 3 0 4 0 53 0
2013–14[31] Championship 16 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
2014–15[13] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 131 0 5 0 6 0 142 0
Northampton Town (loan) 2009–10[6] League Two 13 0 13 0
Blackburn Rovers 2014–15[13] Championship 31 0 0 0 31 0
2015–16[32] Championship 41 0 3 0 1 0 45 0
2016–17[33] Championship 41 0 2 0 1 0 44 0
Total 113 0 5 0 2 0 120 0
Sunderland 2017–18[34] Championship 15 0 1 0 2 0 18 0
Brighton & Hove Albion 2018–19[35] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 272 0 11 0 10 0 0 0 293 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Players under Written Contract Transferred Between 01/07/2017 and 31/07/2017" (PDF). The Football Association. p. 42. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline Publishing Group. p. 444. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8.
  3. ^ "Jason Steele". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Squad: Jason Steele". Middlesbrough F.C. Archived from the original on 7 December 2009.
  5. ^ "Transfers – February 2010". BBC Sport. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  6. ^ a b c "Games played by Jason Steele in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  7. ^ a b c "Games played by Jason Steele in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  8. ^ "New Boro deal for goalkeeper Jason Steele". Evening Gazette. Middlesbrough. 13 December 2010. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  9. ^ "Middlesbrough 4–2 Blackpool". BBC Sport. 29 December 2012. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  10. ^ "Writers' award for Jason". Middlesbrough F.C. Archived from the original on 27 February 2013.
  11. ^ Vickers, Anthony (5 May 2013). "Jason Steele bags two awards at end-of-season official award ceremony". Evening Gazette. Middlesbrough. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  12. ^ "Boro goalkeeper Jason Steele Makes Deadline Day Switch To Blackburn". Middlesbrough F.C. 1 September 2014. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  13. ^ a b c "Games played by Jason Steele in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  14. ^ "Patrick Bamford: Middlesbrough extend loan for rest of season". BBC Sport. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  15. ^ Wheelock, Paul (31 January 2015). "I wanted Ryan Tunnicliffe deal admits Blackburn Rovers boss Gary Bowyer". Lancashire Telegraph. Blackburn. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  16. ^ "Bournemouth's Lewis Grabban & Blackburn's Jason Steele join Sunderland". BBC Sport. 26 July 2017. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  17. ^ Hunter, James (21 June 2018). "Sunderland's Jason Steele completes his move to Brighton and Hove Albion". Evening Chronicle. Newcastle upon Tyne. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  18. ^ "Boro due set for action". Middlesbrough F.C. Archived from the original on 25 July 2009.
  19. ^ "Jason looks to step it up". Middlesbrough F.C. Archived from the original on 28 August 2009.
  20. ^ a b c d "England's matches: The under-21s: 2010–20". England Football Online. Chris Goodwin, Glen Isherwood & Peter Young. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  21. ^ "Henri Lansbury goes in goal as England Under-21s lose to Germany". The Guardian. London. 16 November 2010. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  22. ^ "England U-21 1–0 Norway U-21". BBC Sport. 10 September 2012. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  23. ^ "Jason off to Israel". Middlesbrough F.C. Archived from the original on 7 July 2013. Retrieved 2 June 2013.
  24. ^ "London 2012: Tom Cleverley in Team GB football squad". BBC Sport. 2 July 2012. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  25. ^ White, Duncan (20 July 2012). "London 2012 Olympics: Great Britain 0 Brazil 2". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  26. ^ Winter, Henry (26 July 2012). "London 2012 Olympics: Great Britain 1 Senegal 1". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
    Winter, Henry (30 July 2012). "London 2012 Olympics: Great Britain overcome UAE to set up Uruguay decider". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
    Winter, Henry (2 August 2012). "London 2012 Olympics: Great Britain 1 Uruguay 0 – Match report". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
    Winter, Henry (4 August 2012). "London 2012 Olympics; Team GB 1 South Korea 1 aet (4–5 pens): Match report". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  27. ^ "Games played by Jason Steele in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 21 June 2014.
  28. ^ "Games played by Jason Steele in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 21 June 2014.
  29. ^ "Games played by Jason Steele in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 21 June 2014.
  30. ^ "Games played by Jason Steele in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 21 June 2014.
  31. ^ "Games played by Jason Steele in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 21 June 2014.
  32. ^ "Games played by Jason Steele in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
  33. ^ "Games played by Jason Steele in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
  34. ^ "Games played by Jason Steele in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  35. ^ "Games played by Jason Steele in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 21 June 2018.

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