Joe Grayson

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Joe Grayson
Personal information
Date of birth (1999-03-26) 26 March 1999 (age 19)
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Playing position Defender, midfielder
Club information
Current team
Grimsby Town
(on loan from Blackburn Rovers)
Number 14
Youth career
2014–2018 Blackburn Rovers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2018– Blackburn Rovers 0 (0)
2019–Grimsby Town (loan) 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 08:43, 27 January 2019 (UTC)

Joe Grayson (born 26 March 1999) is an English professional footballer who plays for Grimsby Town, on loan from Blackburn Rovers, as a defender and midfielder.

Early and personal life[edit]

His father is Simon Grayson.[2] He attended Moorland School.[3]


Grayson joined Blackburn Rovers in the 2014,[3] turning professional in July 2017.[4] He made his senior debut on 28 August 2018, in the EFL Cup, in a 4–1 home victory against Lincoln City.[5] In doing so him and his father became the third father-son duo to both play for Blackburn Rovers.[3]

He moved on loan to Grimsby Town in January 2019 for the rest of the season.[6][7][8]

Playing style[edit]

He was described by Blackburn Rovers as "a classy left-footed midfielder with a great delivery from set-plays".[3] He can also play as a defender,[6] and Grimsby Town manager Michael Jolley described him as somebody who "is versatile to play in several different positions and adds further strength, balance and competition to our squad".[7]


  1. ^ Joe Grayson at Soccerway. Retrieved 8 January 2019.
  2. ^ Parker, Simon (28 March 2018). "Bradford City: Grayson's son could have mixed emotions as Blackburn player". Telegraph & Argus. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d "Profile". Blackburn Rovers F.C. Retrieved 9 January 2019.
  4. ^ Sharpe, Rich (18 July 2017). "Academy trio Joe Grayson, Stefan Mols and Charley Doyle sign professional deals with Blackburn Rovers". Lancashire Telegraph. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Games played by Joe Grayson in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Grayson goes to Grimsby". Blackburn Rovers F.C. 18 January 2019. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  7. ^ a b "Grayson Signs On Loan Until End Of Season". Grimsby Town F.C. 18 January 2019. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  8. ^ "Joe Grayson: Grimsby Town sign Blackburn Rovers midfielder on loan". BBC Sport. 18 January 2019. Retrieved 18 January 2019.