Jon Routledge

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Jon Routledge
Personal information
Full name Jonathan Joseph Routledge[1]
Date of birth (1989-11-23) 23 November 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth Liverpool, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[2]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
The New Saints
Number 6
Youth career
1997–2007 Liverpool
2007–2008 Wigan Athletic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Wigan Athletic 1 (0)
2010 Östersunds FK (loan) 2 (0)
2010–2011 Hamilton Academical (loan) 14 (1)
2011 Hamilton Academical 10 (0)
2011–2012 Stockport County 14 (0)
2012 Hamilton Academical (loan) 16 (2)
2012–2015 Hamilton Academical 60 (2)
2015–2016 Dumbarton 31 (0)
2016– The New Saints 29 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 07:42, 1 May 2017 (UTC).

Jonathan Joseph "Jon" Routledge (born 23 November 1989) is an English professional footballer who plays for The New Saints.

Career[edit]

Born in Liverpool, Routledge started his career in the Academy of hometown club Liverpool, but left after 10 years to join Wigan Athletic in 2007.[3][4] He signed a professional contract with Wigan in the summer of 2008,[5] and he impressed enough to sign on for a further year in 2009. He made his first team debut on 24 May 2009 in a Premier League match against Portsmouth.[6] He joined Östersunds FK of the Swedish football Division 1 on loan until the end of the 2009–10 season on 1 April 2010.[7]

On 12 August 2010, he joined Scottish Premier League side Hamilton Academical on loan until January 2011.[8] On 1 February 2011, Routledge signed a permanent deal with Hamilton until the end of the season after having his contract cancelled by Wigan.[9]

In the summer of 2011 he joined Stockport County before in January 2012 returning to Hamilton on loan until the end of the season.[10] He rejoined Hamilton in the summer of 2012 on a permanent deal.[11] He was released by Hamilton in March 2015.[12] In July 2015, Routledge signed a one-year contract with Scottish Championship side Dumbarton.[13] He was sent off for the first time in a 3–1 victory over Alloa.[14]

After 38 appearances he left the club in May 2016 and moved to Wales,[15] joining Welsh Premier League champions The New Saints.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Players under Written Contract Registered Between 01/03/2010 and 31/03/2010" (PDF). The Football Association. Retrieved 8 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "1st Team". Wigan Athletic F.C. Retrieved 1 September 2009. 
  3. ^ "Young Reds blast back". Liverpool Echo. 18 March 2009. Retrieved 9 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Bruce is not after revenge". Wigan Evening Post. 1 April 2008. Retrieved 9 January 2010. 
  5. ^ "The magnificent seven". Wigan Athletic F.C. 7 July 2008. Retrieved 9 January 2010. 
  6. ^ May, John (24 May 2009). "Wigan 1–0 Portsmouth". BBC Sport. Retrieved 9 January 2010. 
  7. ^ "Swede goodbye". Wigan Athletic FC. 1 April 2010. Archived from the original on 4 April 2010. Retrieved 1 April 2010. 
  8. ^ "Hamilton Accies sign Jon Routledge and Joel Thomas". BBC Sport. 12 August 2010. Retrieved 13 August 2010. 
  9. ^ "Two new recruits Tuesday". Retrieved 1 February 2011. 
  10. ^ "Midfielder moves across Border". Stockport County FC. Retrieved 28 January 2012. 
  11. ^ "Jon Routledge rejoins Hamilton". Stockport County FC. Retrieved 6 August 2012. 
  12. ^ "Hamilton Academical release English midfielder Jon Routledge". BBC Sport. 
  13. ^ "Routledge signs". dumbartonfootballclub.com. 7 July 2015. Retrieved 7 July 2015. 
  14. ^ "Dumbarton 3-1 Alloa Athletic". 8 March 2016 – via www.bbc.co.uk. 
  15. ^ "Dumbarton Football Club - JONO MOVES ON - TO WALES!". dumbartonfootballclub.com. 
  16. ^ "TNS Sign Former Premier League Midfielder Routledge - TNSFC The New Saints". tnsfc.co.uk. 6 May 2016. 

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