Jernade Meade

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Jernade Meade
Jernade Meade.jpg
Meade warming up for Arsenal Reserves at Underhill Stadium
Personal information
Full name Jernade Ronnel Meade[1]
Date of birth (1992-10-25) 25 October 1992 (age 24)
Place of birth Luton, England
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)[2][3]
Playing position Left back, left winger
Club information
Current team
AFC Eskilstuna
Number 3
Youth career
2002–2004 Bramingham
2004–2012 Arsenal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2013 Arsenal 0 (0)
2013–2014 Swansea City 0 (0)
2014 Luton Town (loan) 0 (0)
2014–2015 Hadley
2015–2016 St Albans City 11 (1)
2016– AFC Eskilstuna 39 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:48, 29 May 2017 (UTC).

Jernade Ronnel Meade (born 25 October 1992) is an English professional footballer who plays for Swedish side AFC Eskilstuna.
Meade is a left back, but can also be utilised as a left winger.

Career[edit]

Arsenal[edit]

Meade was born in Luton, England, and started his career with Sunday league side Bramingham FC.[4] He joined Arsenal in August 2004 at the age of eleven. He started off initially as a left winger before moving into a more defensive role as a left back.[5] During the 2011–12 season he made nineteen appearances for the reserve side, with only Oğuzhan Özyakup and Martin Angha appearing more.[6] In the same season he also appeared on the bench as an unused substitute for Arsenal's first team against Bolton Wanderers in a League Cup fixture.[7]

Meade featured in pre-season friendly matches in advance of the 2012–13 season, including a game against Premier League opposition Southampton.[8] After eight years with the club, he made his first team debut in a dramatic 7–5 extra time victory against Reading in the League Cup fourth round.[9] Meade entered the match as a substitute, replacing the injured Ignasi Miquel in the 105th minute.[9] In the process, he became the 811th player to have played for Arsenal.[10] On 4 December 2012, Meade made his first start for Arsenal in a Champions League game against Olympiacos, where he was deployed at left back.[11] The match ended in a 2–1 defeat for Arsenal with Meade being replaced late on by Martin Angha.[12] His contract with Arsenal expired at the end of 2012–13 season and, on 20 May 2013, it was announced that Meade would not be offered a new contract and would be released to find another club.[13]

Swansea[edit]

On 16 July 2013, he agreed a deal to join Premier League side Swansea City on a one-year contract.[5] He played regularly for Swansea's Under-21 side in the Professional Development League during the first half of the 2013–14 season.[14]

On 28 January 2014, Meade joined his hometown club Luton Town on loan for the remainder of the 2013–14 season.[14] He did not feature for Luton's first-team during his time at the club, appearing only in development squad games, with manager John Still stating that he "would have liked to have seen [Meade] do a bit better".[15]

Meade was released by Swansea in May 2014.[16]

He then moved to St Albans City, being signed from Spartan South Midlands Football League side Hadley in November 2015.[17]

On 9 February 2016, Meade joined Swedish Superettan side AFC Eskilstuna.[18]

Personal life[edit]

Meade, who is a former Barnfield West Academy pupil, grew up on a council estate in Lewsey Farm with his brothers Kyle and Kahmal in a single parent family.[19][20]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 29 January 2014.[21]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Arsenal 2012–13 0 0 0 0 1 0 1[a] 0 2 0
Total 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0
Swansea City 2013–14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Luton Town (loan) 2013–14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0
  1. ^ Appearance(s) in UEFA Champions League.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premier League clubs submit squad lists" (PDF). premierleague.com. Premier League. 4 September 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 March 2013. Retrieved 31 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Jernade Meade". premierleague.com. Premier League. Retrieved 31 October 2012. 
  3. ^ Bech, Duncan (10 October 2012). "'I am small, but I don't get pushed around', says Arsenal's 5'3" academy product Jernade Meade". The Independent. Independent Print Limited. Retrieved 10 October 2012. 
  4. ^ Peterson, Luke (8 December 2012). "Football: Luton lad Jernade Meade making strides at Arsenal". Luton & Dunstable Express. Local World. Retrieved 30 August 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Dacosta, Shaun. "Swansea City sign Jernade Meade". GiveMeSport. Retrieved 30 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "2011/12 Player Review: Jernade Meade". arsenal.com. Arsenal F.C. 20 June 2012. Retrieved 31 October 2012. 
  7. ^ "Arsenal showed character and class to come from behind and beat Bolton in the Carling Cup". arsenal.com. Arsenal F.C. 25 October 2011. Retrieved 30 August 2013. 
  8. ^ "Southampton 1–1 Arsenal". arsenal.com. Arsenal F.C. 14 July 2012. Retrieved 31 October 2012. 
  9. ^ a b Semmler, Philip (2 November 2012). "Reading – Arsenal 4–4 (4–1), 5–7 efter förlängning" (in Swedish). Svenskafans.com. Retrieved 17 November 2012. 
  10. ^ "Behind the Numbers: Our last 100 debutants". arsenal.com. Arsenal F.C. 4 December 2012. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  11. ^ Sinclair, Scott (4 December 2012). "TEAM NEWS: Rosicky & Meade handed starts for Arsenal against Olympiakos". Goal.com. Retrieved 4 December 2012. 
  12. ^ van Wijk, Jim (4 December 2012). "Arsenal lose in Greece and miss out on topping group". Irish Independent. Independent News & Media. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 
  13. ^ Apicella, Liam (10 December 2012). "Jernade Meade hoping for new Arsenal contract". Sports Mole. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  14. ^ a b "Jernade Meade signs on loan". Luton Town F.C. 28 January 2014. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  15. ^ Sharp, Tom (24 March 2014). "Football: Jernade Meade and Kane Ferdinand 'not doing as well as hoped' says Luton Town manager". Luton on Sunday. LD Express Newspaper Ltd. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  16. ^ "Eight young Swans pros offered contract extensions". Swansea City. Retrieved 30 May 2014. 
  17. ^ "Saints sign former Arsenal and Swansea City star". The Herts Advertiser. 16 November 2015. Retrieved 19 November 2015. 
  18. ^ "Meriterad vänsterback klar för AFC United". AFC United. Retrieved 9 February 2016. 
  19. ^ Affleck, Kevin (5 February 2013). "Football: Arsenal left-back was rejected by Luton Town". Luton & Dunstable Express. Local World. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  20. ^ Affleck, Kevin (4 February 2013). "Football: Jernade Meade goes from Lewsey Farm to Arsenal stable". Luton & Dunstable Express. Local World. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  21. ^ "J. Meade". Soccerway. Global Sports Media. Retrieved 31 October 2012. 

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