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 21)
Place of birth Llangyfelach, Swansea, Wales
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Swansea City
Number 4
Youth career
2005–2015 Swansea City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015– Swansea City 39 (0)
2018Cheltenham Town (loan) 12 (0)
National team
2017 Wales U20 3 (0)
2016–2018 Wales U21 7 (0)
2019– Wales 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:47, 19 October 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:46, 13 October 2019 (UTC)

Joseph Peter Rodon (born 22 October 1997) is a Welsh professional footballer who plays as a centre back for EFL Championship club Swansea City.

Club career[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. He 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 named on the 1st team bench in the Premier League game at the Emirates Stadium against Arsenal in October 2017. He 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 EFL 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]

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.[6] He was called up for a competitive game for the first time for an August 2019 qualifier against Azerbaijan.[7]

Style of play[edit]

Rodon is a ball-playing centre-back, and has earned comparisons to John Stones.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 6 October 2018
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
Swansea City 2015–16[9] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016–17[10] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017–18[11] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018–19[12] Championship 27 0 1 0 0 0 10 0
Total 10 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Swansea City U23 2016–17[10] 4[a] 0 4 0
2017–18[11] 4[a] 0 4 0
Total 8 0 8 0
Cheltenham Town (loan) 2017–18[11] League Two 12 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
Career total 39 0 1 0 0 0 8 0 30 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". www.skysports.com. 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". ctfc.com. 30 January 2018. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  6. ^ "Hal Robson-Kanu not included in Wales squad for Mexico friendly". BBC Sport. 20 May 2018. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Ashley Williams: Wales captain left out of squad for Euro 2020 qualifier". BBC Sport. BBC. 20 August 2019. Retrieved 21 August 2019.
  8. ^ "Celtic linked with Swansea defender Joe Rodon". Daily Record. 10 September 2017. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  9. ^ "Games played by Joe Rodon in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 July 2017.
  10. ^ a b "Games played by Joe Rodon in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 July 2017.
  11. ^ a b c "Games played by Joe Rodon in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 July 2017.
  12. ^ "Games played by Joe Rodon in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 October 2018.