Joe Jakub

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Joe Jakub
Personal information
Full name Yanek Jakub
Date of birth (1956-12-07) 7 December 1956 (age 60)
Place of birth Falkirk, Scotland
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Playing position Midfielder/Full back
Youth career
1972–1973 Burnley
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1973–1980 Burnley 42 (0)
1980–1986 Bury 265 (27)
1986–1988 AZ Alkmaar 32 (1)
1988–1989 Chester City 42 (1)
1989–1993 Burnley 163 (8)
1993–1994 Chester City 36 (0)
1994–1995 Wigan Athletic 16 (0)
1995–1996 Preston North End 0 (0)
1994 Colwyn Bay
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Joe Jakub (born on 7 December 1956, in Falkirk, Scotland) is a Scottish former professional footballer who played as a defender and midfielder for Burnley, Bury, AZ Alkmaar, Chester City and Wigan Athletic.

Playing career[edit]

Joe's career centred mainly around Burnley.[1] He joined the Turf Moor outfit as a youth player during the summer of 1972 and spent the majority of his career at the club in two spells. He played in all four divisions of the English professional league system for the Clarets and was a regular in their side when they won the final Football League Fourth Division championship in 1991–92.

He also enjoyed a six-year stint with Bury from 1980 to 1986 that was followed by spells with Dutch side AZ Alkmaar, two separate seasons at Chester City (also working as a youth coach in his second spell at the club), Wigan Athletic, Preston North End (without making any league appearances) and North Wales non–league side Colwyn Bay.

Since retiring from the game, Joe is now working in a journalistic capacity in football for the Press Association and has also done some scouting for Preston North End in North Wales.[2]




Chester City