Jordan Parkes

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Jordan Parkes
Personal information
Full name Jordan David Parkes[1]
Date of birth (1989-07-26) 26 July 1989 (age 30)[1]
Place of birth Hemel Hempstead, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[1]
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Kings Langley (player-coach)
Youth career
2005–2006 Watford
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2010 Watford 1 (0)
2008Brentford (loan) 1 (0)
2008Barnet (loan) 10 (0)
2008–2009Stevenage Borough (loan) 0 (0)
2010–2012 Barnet 51 (1)
2012Farnborough (loan) 3 (0)
2012 Chelmsford City 6 (0)
2012–2015 Hemel Hempstead Town 112 (42)
2015–2016 Ebbsfleet United 39 (12)
2016–2019 Hemel Hempstead Town 107 (40)
2019 Billericay Town 14 (2)
2019– Kings Langley 13 (6)
National team
2007 England U18 1 (0)
2009 England U20 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:05, 13 February 2020 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 01:15, 14 November 2019 (UTC)

Jordan David Parkes (born 26 July 1989) is an English footballer who plays for Southern League Premier Division Central side Kings Langley, where he plays as a midfielder.

Playing career[edit]

Parkes left Parmiter's School in Garston, Hertfordshire at sixteen to pursue a football career at Watford. His debut came in a 2006 League Cup second round tie against Accrington Stanley, in which he scored a penalty in the shootout, won 6–5 by Watford.

Parkes signed his first professional contract with Watford on 1 February 2007. In March 2007, Parkes was called up to the England under-18 squad by manager Brian Eastick, making his debut in the 4–1 win against Holland.[2] He has subsequently been called up by England under-19's.

In the 2007–08 season Parkes was loaned to League Two sides Brentford and Barnet . He made his league debut for Watford on 30 August 2008 against Ipswich Town, replacing the injured Mat Sadler.[3] In November of that year he captained Watford U20s away to Inter Milan, against a side that included Hernan Crespo, Adriano, Walter Samuel and Olivier Dacourt.

On 29 July 2009, Parkes scored twice in a 4–1 win for a strong Watford side against St Albans City.[4] In September 2009, he was selected for the England national under-20 football team and played in the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Egypt against Uzbekistan,[5] setting up England's first goal in the competition for 12 years.[6]

On 21 June 2010, Parkes was released from his contract with Watford. He subsequently joined Barnet.[7] He went on to make 51 appearances and left in May 2012, with the expiry of his contract.[8] In August 2012 he joined Chelmsford City and signed a contract at Melbourne Park, however in October 2012 he left by mutual consent and joined his hometown club Hemel Hempstead Town moving into midfield where he made 40 appearances in the 2012–13 season, scoring 12 goals (6 in the league) and captaining the side to the play-off finals. In 2013–14 he captained Hemel Hempstead to the Southern Premier Division League title and secured promotion into the Conference South, making 51 appearances in all competitions, scoring 24 goals (16 in the league) and being named in the Southern Premier League Team of the Year.

In 2014-15 Parkes captained Hemel Hempstead to their highest league position of 9th in the Conference South, winning 2 Cup competitions and scoring 30 goals in 56 appearances. He finished third in the Conference South goal scorers table with 21 and won the Players Player, Supporters Player & Managers Player of the Year Awards, as well as the Gazette player of the year. He was also named in the Conference South Team of the Year and received the prestigious Conference South Player of the Year Trophy at The Conference Annual Awards in June 2015.[9]

In 2015, after three years at Hemel Hempstead, Parkes joined fellow Conference South side Ebbsfleet United.[10] for an undisclosed fee. Parkes re-joined Hemel for the 2016-17 season.[11]

In May 2019, Parked joined Billericay Town.[12]

Parkes joined Southern League Premier Division Central side Kings Langley on 12 November 2019 as a player-coach.[13]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 8 February 2020.
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
Watford 2006–07[14] Premier League 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
2007–08[15] Championship 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
2008–09[16] Championship 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
Total 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 5 0
Brentford (loan) 2007–08[15] League Two 1 0 1 0
Barnet (loan) 2007–08[15] League Two 10 0 10 0
Stevenage Borough (loan) 2008–09[17] Conference Premier 0 0 1[a] 0 1 0
Barnet 2010–11[18] League Two 40 1 1 0 1 0 1[b] 0 43 1
2011–12[19] League Two 11 0 1 0 2 0 2[b] 0 16 0
Total 51 1 2 0 3 0 3 0 59 1
Farnborough 2011–12[20] Conference South 3 0 3 0
Chelmsford City 2012–13[20] Conference South 6 0 1 0 7 0
Hemel Hempstead Town 2012–13[20] SFL Premier Division 31 6 0 0 [c] 5 6 36 12
2013–14[20] SFL Premier Division 42 16 6 2 3[d] +2 2 53 20
2014–15[21] Conference South 39 20 5 1 4[d]+4 2 48 23
Total 112 42 11 3 18 10 141 55
Ebbsfleet United 2015–16[20] National League South 36 12 2 0 3[e] 0 41 12
2016–17[20] National League South 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 37 12 2 0 3 0 42 12
Hemel Hempstead Town 2016–17[20] National League South 23 12 2 0 0 0 25 12
2017–18[20] National League South 42 15 3 1 3 2 48 18
2018–19[20] National League South 42 13 2 1 5 1 47 15
Total 107 40 7 2 8 3 122 45
Billericay Town 2019–20[20] National League South 14 2 3 2 0 0 17 4
Kings Langley 2019–20[22] SFL Premier Division Central 13 6 0 0 0 0 13 6
Career Total 355 103 26 7 7 0 32 13 420 123
  1. ^ Appearance in Conference League Cup
  2. ^ a b Appearances in Football League Trophy
  3. ^ Appearances in Southern League Premier Division play-offs
  4. ^ a b Appearances in FA Trophy
  5. ^ Two appearances in National League South play-offs, one in FA Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J. (ed) (2008). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2008–09. Mainstream. ISBN 978-1-84596-324-8.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  2. ^ "Parkes Life". Watford F.C. 6 March 2007. Archived from the original on 27 March 2012. Retrieved 14 November 2009.
  3. ^ "Watford 2–1 Ipswich". BBC Sport. 30 August 2008. Retrieved 14 November 2009.
  4. ^ Frank Smith (29 July 2009). "Hoskins and Parkes double secures 4–1 win". Watford Observer. Newsquest. Retrieved 14 November 2009.
  5. ^ "England head home after draw". The Football Association. 3 October 2009. Archived from the original on 8 December 2009. Retrieved 14 November 2009.
  6. ^ "Hemel boy makes World Cup history". hemeltoday.co.uk. Johnston Publishing. 6 October 2009. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  7. ^ "Bees get double boost". Sky Sports. 2 July 2010. Retrieved 2 July 2010.
  8. ^ "McLeod, Brill lead Bees exodus". Sky Sports. 22 May 2012. Retrieved 22 May 2012.
  9. ^ Miller, Ed (8 June 2015). "Jordan Parkes named Conference South player of the year". Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  10. ^ Ebbsfleet United midfielder Jordan Parkes knows opposition sides will raise their game against his new club
  11. ^ Jordan Parkes returns to Hemel
  12. ^ Billericay Town Swoop for Jordan Parkes, phoenixfm.com, 31 May 2019
  13. ^ SUPER SIGNING: Kings Langley sign former Hemel Town midfielder Jordan Parkes, My News Mag, 12 November 2019
  14. ^ "Games played by Jordan Parkes in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  15. ^ a b c "Games played by Jordan Parkes in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  16. ^ "Games played by Jordan Parkes in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  17. ^ "Games played by Jordan Parkes - Boro Guide". Boro Guide. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  18. ^ "Games played by Jordan Parkes in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  19. ^ "Games played by Jordan Parkes in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  20. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Jordan Parkes - Aylesbury United". Aylesbury United FC. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  21. ^ "Jordan Parkes - Hemel". Hemel Hempstead Town FC. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  22. ^ [1]

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