Joel Grant

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Joel Grant
Grant, Joel.jpg
Grant in 2010
Personal information
Full name Joel Valentino Grant[1]
Date of birth (1987-08-27) 27 August 1987 (age 28)[1]
Place of birth Acton, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[1]
Playing position Winger / Forward
Club information
Current team
Exeter City
Number 31
Youth career
000?–2005 Watford
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Watford 7 (0)
2006–2007 Aldershot Town (loan) 14 (2)
2007–2008 Aldershot Town 30 (4)
2008–2011 Crewe Alexandra 96 (16)
2011–2013 Wycombe Wanderers 71 (14)
2013–2015 Yeovil Town 55 (6)
2015– Exeter City 0 (0)
National team
2006–2007 Jamaica U20 11 (7)
2014– Jamaica 12 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:46, 8 May 2015 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 08:56, 23 July 2015 (UTC)

Joel Valentino Grant (born 26 August 1987) is a professional footballer who plays for Exeter City. He can either play as a winger, midfielder or striker.

Club career[edit]

Watford[edit]

Born in Acton, London, Grant started his career at Watford. He made his first team debut whilst still a member of Watford's Academy, coming on as a substitute in a League Cup match against Notts County on 23 August 2005. Whilst still an Academy scholar, he made 9 more appearances for the club, including 3 starts.

Grant was rewarded with a professional contract by Watford prior to the 2006–07 season. On 31 August 2006 he joined Aldershot Town on a four-month loan, to gain experience.[2] During his time with the Shots, he made 19 league and cup appearances, scoring 4 goals.

Grant was unable to break into the Watford side during their 2006–07 Premiership campaign and he was released at the end of the season.[3]

Aldershot Town[edit]

In September 2007 he rejoined Aldershot Town on non-contract terms.[4] In December 2007 he signed a contract until the end of the season.[5] He made 30 league appearances, scoring four times, as Aldershot Town were promoted from the Conference.

Crewe Alexandra[edit]

On 25 June 2008 Grant joined Crewe Alexandra for £130,000, signing a three-year contract.[6] The fee represented a club record sale for Aldershot Town. Grant scored his first goal for Crewe with a marvellous run and step over in the 2–1 win over Walsall at Gresty Road. The goal was shown as the Big Skill on Big League Weekend 2 on Sky Sports due to the fantastic Step over. In 2009–10, Grant had a productive second season at Crewe while contributing 9 goals and several assists marshalling the left wing.

He was released from the club in May 2011, having been limited to 28 appearances in the 2010–11 campaign.[7]

Wycombe Wanderers[edit]

Grant signed for Wycombe Wanderers on 27 May 2011 on a free transfer.

Yeovil Town[edit]

Grant signed a two-year deal with Championship side Yeovil Town on 26 June 2013.[8] Grant made his debut for Yeovil in their Football League Cup first round victory over Southend United, on 6 August 2013.[9]

Grant was released at the end of the 2014–15 season following Yeovil's relegation to League Two.[10]

Exeter City[edit]

On 21 August 2015, Grant joined Exeter City as the 1931 fan-funded player.[11]

International career[edit]

In June 2006 Grant earned a call-up to the Jamaica under-23 squad to play in the Central American and Caribbean Games taking place in Colombia between 15 and 29 July.[12] He spent much of February 2007 with the squad for the CONCACAF under-20 World Cup qualifiers.[13]

In May 2014 Grant was called up to the Jamaica senior squad, and made his full international début playing for 78 minutes against Serbia on 26 May.[14] He scored his first goal at the senior level in a 2-2 draw with Egypt on 4 June 2014 at Leyton, England.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Jamaica's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 4 June 2014 Brisbane Road, London, England  Egypt
2–1
2–2
Friendly

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 3 May 2015.
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Watford 2005–06[15] Championship 7 0 0 0 3 0 10 0
2006–07[16] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 7 0 0 0 3 0 10 0
Aldershot Town (loan) 2006–07[16] Conference Premier 14 2 4 2 1[a] 0 19 4
Aldershot Town 2007–08[17] Conference Premier 30 4 2 0 10[b] 2 42 6
Total 44 6 6 2 11 2 61 10
Crewe Alexandra 2008–09[18] League One 28 2 1 0 3 0 0 0 32 2
2009–10[19] League Two 43 9 1 1 1 0 1[c] 0 46 10
2010–11[20] League Two 25 5 1 0 1 0 1[c] 1 28 6
Total 96 16 3 1 5 0 2 1 106 18
Wycombe Wanderers 2011–12[21] League One 30 4 1 0 2 1 0 0 33 5
2012–13[22] League Two 41 10 1 0 1 0 1[c] 1 44 11
Total 71 14 2 0 3 1 1 1 77 16
Yeovil Town 2013–14[23] Championship 34 3 2 1 2 0 38 4
2014–15[24] League One 20 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 3
Total 54 6 2 1 2 0 0 0 58 7
Career total 272 42 13 4 13 1 14 4 312 51
  1. ^ Appearance in FA Trophy
  2. ^ 5 appearances in FA Trophy, 5 appearances and 2 goals in Conference League Cup
  3. ^ a b c Appearances in Football League Trophy

Honours[edit]

Aldershot Town
Jamaica

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Mainstream Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0. 
  2. ^ Shots bring in two loan signings
  3. ^ Boothroyd releases four
  4. ^ Aldershot re-sign striker Grant
  5. ^ Joel Signs In
  6. ^ Record Deal Sealed
  7. ^ "Crewe Alexandra Announce Retain List". Crewe Alexandra F.C. 12 May 2011. Retrieved 21 May 2011. 
  8. ^ "Yeovil: Kevin Dawson & Sam Foley re-sign as Sam Hoskins arrives". BBC Sport. 26 June 2013. Retrieved 27 June 2013. 
  9. ^ "Southend 0–1 Yeovil". BBC Sport. 6 August 2013. Retrieved 6 August 2013. 
  10. ^ "Yeovil Town: Paul Sturrock releases 11 players". BBC Sport. 8 May 2015. Retrieved 8 May 2015. 
  11. ^ "Grecians Confirm Grant Signing". Exeter City. 21 August 2015. Retrieved 21 August 2015. 
  12. ^ Jamaican call-up for Joel
  13. ^ International call for Hornets' trio
  14. ^ Joel Grant makes senior debut for Jamaica
  15. ^ "Games played by Joel Grant in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  16. ^ a b "Games played by Joel Grant in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  17. ^ "Games played by Joel Grant in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  18. ^ "Games played by Joel Grant in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  19. ^ "Games played by Joel Grant in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  20. ^ "Games played by Joel Grant in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  21. ^ "Games played by Joel Grant in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  22. ^ "Games played by Joel Grant in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  23. ^ "Games played by Joel Grant in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  24. ^ "Games played by Joel Grant in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 

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