Joe Rodon

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Joe Rodon
Personal information
Full name Joseph Peter Rodon[1]
Date of birth (1997-10-22) 22 October 1997 (age 22)
Place of birth Llangyfelach, Swansea, Wales
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Playing position(s) Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Tottenham Hotspur
Number 14
Youth career
2005–2015 Swansea City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2020 Swansea City 52 (0)
2018Cheltenham Town (loan) 12 (0)
2020– Tottenham Hotspur 0 (0)
National team
2017 Wales U20 3 (0)
2016–2018 Wales U21 7 (0)
2019– Wales 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:06, 16 October 2020 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:46, 14 October 2020 (UTC)

Joseph Peter Rodon (born 22 October 1997) is a Welsh professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur and the Wales national team.

A youth product of Swansea City, Rodon made 54 senior appearances for the club before moving to Tottenham Hotspur in October 2020.

Club career[edit]

Swansea City[edit]

Rodon grew up in Llangyfelach, Swansea, and was a Swansea City season ticket holder before joining the club at the age of eight in 2005.[2] He signed his first professional contract in July 2015 and was named on the first-team bench for the first time in January 2016 for the FA Cup tie with Oxford City.[2] He was then named on the first-team bench in the Premier League game at the Emirates Stadium against Arsenal in October 2017. Rodon played as captain of Swansea's under-23 team in a 2–1 win over Cheltenham Town in the EFL Trophy on 15 August 2017.[3]

On 30 January 2018, he joined League Two side Cheltenham Town on loan until the end of the 2017–18 season.[4] Manager Gary Johnson said that "we have been keeping an eye on him for some time and he is undoubtedly a quality player".[5]

Rodon returned to Swansea and was given his senior debut by manager Graham Potter ahead of the 2018–19 Championship season. He became a regular starter at the club and made 21 appearances the following season under new coach Steve Cooper.[6]

Tottenham Hotspur[edit]

Rodon signed for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur on 16 October 2020 for a fee of around £11 million on a five-year contract.[6][7]

International career[edit]

He was named in a preliminary senior Wales squad in May 2018 for a friendly against Mexico but was left out of the final selection.[8] He was called up for a competitive game for the first time for an August 2019 qualifier against Azerbaijan.[9]

Style of play[edit]

Rodon is a ball-playing centre-back, and has earned comparisons to John Stones.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 6 October 2020
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup EFL Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Swansea City 2015–16[11] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016–17[12] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017–18[13] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018–19[14] Championship 27 0 1 0 0 0 28 0
2019–20[15] Championship 21 0 0 0 0 0 21 0
2020–21[16] Championship 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 0
Total 52 0 1 0 1 0 54 0
Swansea City U23 2016–17[12] 4[a] 0 4 0
2017–18[13] 4[a] 0 4 0
Total 8 0 8 0
Cheltenham Town (loan) 2017–18[13] League Two 12 0 12 0
Tottenham Hotspur 2020–21[16] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 64 0 1 0 1 0 8 0 74 0
  1. ^ a b Appearances in EFL Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Updated squads for 2017/18 Premier League confirmed". Premier League. 2 February 2018. Retrieved 16 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b Wathan, Chris (26 April 2016). "The talented youngsters pushing for first XI places". WalesOnline. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Cheltenham Town 1–2 Swansea City U21s". Sky Sports. Retrieved 15 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Joe Rodon: Cheltenham Town sign Swansea City defender on loan". BBC Sport. 30 January 2018. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  5. ^ "New Signing: Joe Rodon". Cheltenham Town F.C. 30 January 2018. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Joe Rodon completes move to Tottenham Hotspur". Swansea City A.F.C. Retrieved 16 October 2020.
  7. ^ "Joe Rodon: Tottenham sign Wales centre-back from Swansea for £11m". BBC Sport. 16 October 2020. Retrieved 17 October 2020.
  8. ^ "Hal Robson-Kanu not included in Wales squad for Mexico friendly". BBC Sport. 20 May 2018. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Ashley Williams: Wales captain left out of squad for Euro 2020 qualifier". BBC Sport. 20 August 2019. Retrieved 21 August 2019.
  10. ^ "Celtic linked with Swansea defender Joe Rodon". Daily Record. 10 September 2017. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  11. ^ "Games played by Joe Rodon in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 July 2017.
  12. ^ a b "Games played by Joe Rodon in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 July 2017.
  13. ^ a b c "Games played by Joe Rodon in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 July 2017.
  14. ^ "Games played by Joe Rodon in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  15. ^ "Games played by Joe Rodon in 2019/2020". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 28 October 2019.
  16. ^ a b "Games played by Joe Rodon in 2020/2021". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 28 September 2020.

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