Jordan Moore

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Jordan Moore
Personal information
Full name Jordan Moore
Date of birth (1994-02-19) 19 February 1994 (age 23)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Kelty Hearts
Youth career
2007–2012 Dundee United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2015 Dundee United 0 (0)
2013 Airdrie United (loan) 9 (2)
2013–2014 Dunfermline Athletic (loan) 16 (5)
2015 Queen's Park (loan) 8 (3)
2016 Limerick 1 (0)
2016– Kelty Hearts
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Jordan Moore (born 19 February 1994) is a Scottish professional footballer who plays as a forward for Kelty Hearts in the SJFA East Region Superleague. During his career, Moore has played for Dundee United, Airdrieonians, Dunfermline Athletic, Queen's Park and Limerick. After overcoming skin cancer in 2014, Moore returned to football having a loan spell with Queen's Park. After leaving Dundee United in 2015, he joined Limerick, whom he played with for four months before temporarily retiring from full-time football in August 2016 to focus on raising the issue of cancer among Scots.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Moore was born in Glasgow and joined Dundee United at under-14 level.[2] He was a prolific scorer at youth level and after impressing in the SPFL U20 League was loaned to Airdrie United for the latter part of the 2012–13 season in order to gain first-team exposure.[3] On 23 December 2015, he left Dundee United by mutual agreement.[4]

Airdrie United[edit]

Moore was loaned out to Scottish First Division side Airdrie United in February 2013[3] and scored on his debut from the penalty spot against Hamilton Academical in a 2–2 draw.[5] He went on to make a total of nine appearances for Airdrie,[6] scoring once more in a defeat away to Cowdenbeath before returning to Dundee United at the end of the season.

Dunfermline Athletic[edit]

Moore was once again loaned out for the 2013–14 season, this time to Scottish League One side Dunfermline Athletic where he was joined by fellow Dundee United players Ryan Ferguson and Luke Johnston.[7] He made his debut for the club in a Scottish League Cup match on 3 August as a substitute for Ryan Wallace in the final three minutes of a 2–0 away win.[6] Three weeks later he was given his first start for the club and scored twice as Dunfermline beat Stenhousemuir 5–4 away.[8] He netted another brace on 2 November, in a 5–3 win at Elgin City, with two goals in a minute, the first a penalty which he won himself when fouled by David Niven.[9] Four days later however, he was sent off for two bookings in a 1–3 defeat to Rangers at Ibrox, the second coming for conceding a penalty with a foul on Lee McCulloch, who converted the spot-kick.[10]

Queen's Park & Limerick[edit]

On 2 February 2015, Moore went on loan to Scottish League Two club Queen's Park until the end of the season.[11] Six days after signing, he made his debut in a 4–1 win over Montrose, scoring two late goals, one from the penalty spot.[12] He played seven more matches for the Glaswegian club, scoring once more, a last-minute winner as a substitute away to Elgin City on 14 March.[13] After leaving Dundee United, Moore had a brief spell with League of Ireland side Limerick before announcing his retirement from football in August 2016.[1]

Moore made his comeback to the game in at the end of the same month, joining Junior side Kelty Hearts.[14]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 2 February 2015[15]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Dundee United 2012–13 Scottish Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013–14 Scottish Premiership 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014–15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Airdrie United (loan) 2012–13 First Division 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 2
Dunfermline Athletic (loan) 2013–14 Scottish League One 16 5 2 2 2 1 1 0 21 8
Queen's Park (loan) 2014–15 Scottish League Two 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Career total 26 9 2 2 2 1 1 0 31 12

Cancer and recovery[edit]

In April 2014, Moore revealed he had been receiving treatment for skin cancer.[16] His team-mates at Dundee United[17] and Dunfermline[18] wore T-shirts in support. In late May he then announced that his cancer had gone and he would soon return to playing football once his surgical wounds had healed.[19]

Moore received support from Hibernian manager and testicular cancer survivor Alan Stubbs during his illness.[20] He returned to football despite being told that there was only a 1% of chance of him playing the sport again.[20] Moore was given a Special Merit Award at the PFA Scotland awards in May 2015.[20]

Honours[edit]

Individual
  • PFA Scotland Special Merit Award: 2015[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Dolman, Hannah (24 August 2016). "Ex-Dundee United starlet Jordan Moore quites football to head up cancer campaign". Evening Telegraph. DC Thomson & Co Ltd. Retrieved 24 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "Under-20s". Dundee United FC. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Squad Update". Airdriefc.com. 22 February 2013. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  4. ^ http://dufc.co/news/jordan-moore-leaves-tannadice/
  5. ^ "Championship: Airdrieonians 2 – 2 Hamilton | 16 February 2013". Spfl.co.uk. 16 February 2013. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Jordan Moore | Football Stats | Dunfermline Athletic | Age 19". Soccer Base. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  7. ^ "Three on loan from United | The Dugout | The Dugout | News | Dunfermline". Dafc.co.uk. 29 October 2012. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  8. ^ "BBC Sport – Stenhousemuir 4–5 Dunfermline Athletic". Bbc.co.uk. 24 August 2013. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  9. ^ "Elgin 3-5 Dunfermline". BBC Sport. 2 November 2013. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  10. ^ "Rangers 3-1 Dunfermline". BBC Sport. 6 November 2013. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  11. ^ "Signing News". Queen's Park F.C. 2 February 2015. Retrieved 2 February 2015. 
  12. ^ "Queens Park 4-1 Montrose". BBC Sport. 7 February 2015. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  13. ^ "Elgin 1-2 Queen's Park". BBC Sport. 14 March 2015. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  14. ^ Kelty Hearts [KeltyHeartsJFC] (31 August 2016). "Gaffer Tom Courts has tonight bolstered the squad with the signing of ex Dundee U & Dunfermline striker Jordan Moore" (Tweet). Retrieved 31 August 2016 – via Twitter. 
  15. ^ "Jordan Moore player profile". Soccerway. Retrieved 2 February 2015. 
  16. ^ "Dunfermline Athletic pledge support to Jordan Moore in skin cancer battle". Dunfermline Press. Retrieved 20 May 2014. 
  17. ^ "Dundee United send out perfect message on emotional day for club". The Courier. Retrieved 20 May 2014. 
  18. ^ "The Shirts Say It All | Jordan Moore". Pars United. Retrieved 20 May 2014. 
  19. ^ Alexander, Michael (26 May 2014). "Jordan Moore shares 'good news' on cancer recovery". The Courier. Retrieved 17 July 2014. 
  20. ^ a b c d Lamont, Alasdair (4 May 2015). "Dundee Utd: Jordan Moore battles back after planning own funeral". BBC Sport. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 

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