Jordan White (footballer)

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Jordan White
Personal information
Full name Jordan Neil White
Date of birth (1992-02-04) 4 February 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth Bellshill, Scotland
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)[1]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Barrow
Youth career
Rangers
Hibernian
2006–2011 Dunfermline
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Dunfermline 1 (0)
2009–2010 Clyde (loan) 20 (4)
2011 Dumbarton (loan) 8 (0)
2011 Drogheda United 15 (2)
2011 Clyde 6 (1)
2012 Falkirk 13 (0)
2012–2014 Stirling Albion 65 (28)
2014–2016 Livingston 69 (21)
2016–2017 Wrexham 24 (7)
2017– Barrow 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 06:25, 1 May 2017 (UTC).

Jordan Neil White (born 4 February 1992) is a Scottish professional footballer who currently plays as a Striker for Barrow in the National League.

Career[edit]

Dunfermline Athletic[edit]

Born in Bellshill,[2] White began his professional career with Dunfermline Athletic, signing a full-time contract with the Fife side in June 2008, making his senior début aged only 16 in a friendly match against Hearts on 16 July 2008.[2] White made his competitive senior début on 18 August 2009, in a Scottish Challenge Cup tie against Queen of the South.[3] White was awarded with the Dunfermline Athletic Under-19 Player of the Year Award for the 2009–10 season.[4]

Loan periods[edit]

White signed on loan for Clyde in November 2009.[5] White scored his first senior goal in the 2–2 draw with Alloa Athletic on 6 March 2010. He had previously netted on 7 December 2009 in a Scottish Cup tie against Livingston, but the goal did not officially count as the game was abandoned due to heavy fog.[6] White made 22 competitive appearances, the majority in right midfield for Clyde, scoring four goals in the 2009–10 season White signed on loan for Dumbarton in March 2011, for the remainder of the 2010–11 season.[7] White made eight competitive appearances for Dumbarton. On his return to Scotland from Ireland White re-signed for Clyde on Friday 2 December 2011.[8] White made six competitive appearances for Clyde scoring one goal in the 2011–12 season.

Drogheda United[edit]

White was invited on trial with League of Ireland Premier Division club Drogheda United in June 2011. He was offered a contract until the end of the season,after impressing manager Mick Cooke by scoring in a friendly against Dundee United at United Park on Sunday 26 June 2011.[9] White made 15 competitive appearances for Drogheda United scoring two goals in season 2011.

Falkirk[edit]

After returning from Ireland and during his second spell with Clyde, White caught the eye of then Falkirk manager Steven Pressley. He was invited to train with the club for a week and after impressing the manager he was offered an 18-month contract in January 2012. White scored two goals for Falkirk in a 3–0 victory against Stenhousemuir in the Stirlingshire Cup on 4 September 2012.[10] White went out on loan in September 2012 to Stirling Albion and due to cuts behind the scenes at Falkirk, he agreed to join Stirling Albion on a permanent deal with the good wishes of manager Steven Pressley, who said White had been a model professional during his time with the club.[11]

Stirling Albion[edit]

White signed on loan for Stirling Albion on 21 September 2012 for three months. A day later he scored on his début for his new club against Berwick Rangers on 22 September 2012.[12] White was also impressive in the historical one goal defeat of Rangers on 6 October 2012.[13] White agreed to join Stirling Albion on 1 January 2013, on a permanent basis and manager Greig McDonald was delighted to add White to his squad.[14] White scored his first senior hat-trick by scoring four goals in a 9–1 victory against East Stirlingshire on 9 March 2013, which is now the club's biggest league win in their history.[15] In 2012–13 season White made 31 competitive appearances for Stirling Albion scoring 15 goals and having 11 assists which led to him scooping three club awards for Players Player of the Year, Club Player of the Year and Top Goalscorer.[16] In 2013–14 season White made 46 competitive appearances scored 23 goals and had 12 assists which for the second year in a row saw him win the Stirling Albion Players Player of Year,Club Player of the Year and Top Goalscorer Awards. In his 20 months with the club White made 77 competitive appearances, scored 38 goals which included two hat-tricks, and had 23 assists.

Livingston[edit]

On 4 July 2014, White signed a two-year deal with Livingston.[17] White scored the winner on his home league debut against Cowdenbeath on 16 August 2014.[18] White scored his third hat-trick of his career and first for Livingston on 13 September 2014 v Alloa Athletic. White scored one of the penalties in the semi-final penalty kicks decider to take Livingston into the Petrofac Scottish Challenge Cup Final. He also scored two goals in the final to help his club win 4–0 against Alloa Athletic on 5 April 2015. The club were in a relegation battle during his first season and White was instrumental in galvanising the team's safety by scoring two goals against Cowdenbeath on 11 April 2015 when they were losing the game with only 25 minutes remaining, most fans feel that White saved their season by his performance that day. This result helped the club to achieve 13 points in the final 6 games of the season which secured their future in the Scottish Championship. White made 44 appearances and was the club's top goalscorer with 15 goals and six assists from 33 starts in season 2014–15. White continued his good form into season 2015–16 scoring 16 goals and six assists from 33 starts, and in total has scored 31 goals and had 12 assists from 66 starts in his Livingston career. His second season with the club ended with White being captain of the team and winning three Club Awards, Players Player of Year,Top Goalscorer and Goal of Season.

Wrexham[edit]

White signed for Wrexham on 20 May 2016, stating that it was "an easy decision to join Wrexham".[19] However, during pre-season, he was hospitalised after being diagnosed with a problem with his bloodstream and was ruled out for two months. Wrexham manager Gary Mills commented that White had been left "more or less paralysed" by the problem for a time.[20] After being out for first four months of the season, and not having played a competitive game since 7 May due to his illness, he made his debut on 29 November 2016. On 1 January 2017, White scored his first goal for his new club in his third league start. White ended the season with seven goals making him the club's top goalscorer for the 2016–17 season. Two days after the final game of the season, it was revealed that White's contract would not be renewed and would be leaving the club in the summer of 2017.[citation needed]

Barrow[edit]

White signed a one-year contract with fellow National League side Barrow on 23 May 2017.[21]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 29 April 2017.[22]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Other[nb 1] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Dunfermline Athletic 2009–10 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Clyde (loan) 2009–10 20 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 22 4
Dumbarton (loan) 2010–11 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Drogheda United 2011 13 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 15 2
Clyde (loan) 2011–12 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1
Falkirk 2011–12 10 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 12 0
2012–13 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0
Falkirk total 13 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 16 0
Stirling Albion 2012–13 29 13 2 2 0 0 0 0 31 15
2013–14 36 15 4 3 1 0 5 5 46 23
Stirling Albion total 65 28 6 5 1 0 5 5 77 38
Livingston 2014–15 35 11 1 0 3 0 5 4 44 15
2015–16 34 10 2 2 3 1 5 3 44 16
Livingston total 69 21 3 2 6 1 10 7 88 31
Wrexham 2016-17 24 7 0 0 0 0 1 0 25 7
Career total 218 62 14 8 8 1 18 12 258 83

Honours[edit]

Individual[edit]

2009–10 Dunfermline Athletic Under 19s Player of Year

2012–13 Stirling Albion Player of Year / Players Player of Year /Top Goalscorer

2013–14 Stirling Albion Player of Year / Players Player of Year / Top Goalscorer

2014–15 Livingston Top Goalscorer

2015 -16 Livingston Players Player of Year / Top Goalscorer /Goal of Season

Club[edit]

2014–15 Scottish Challenge Cup Winner with Livingston

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Includes other competitive competitions, including the Scottish Challenge Cup.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jordan White". scottishfootballleague.com. Scottish Football League. Retrieved 11 December 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Introducing Jordan White". Dunfermline FC website. Retrieved 24 July 2008. 
  3. ^ "Dunfermline 1–2 Queen of the South". Dunfermline Athletic FC website. Retrieved 18 August 2009. 
  4. ^ "2009-10Player of the Year Awards". Dunfermline FC website. Retrieved 7 May 2010. 
  5. ^ "Second loan signing from the Pars". clydefc.co.uk. Retrieved 12 November 2009. 
  6. ^ "Clyde A-A Livingston". clydefc.co.uk. Retrieved 7 December 2009. 
  7. ^ "Pars Becomes A Son". dumbartonfootballclub.com. Retrieved 2 March 2011. 
  8. ^ "Players Coming In". clydefc.co.uk. Clyde F.C. 2 December 2011. Retrieved 6 December 2011. 
  9. ^ "Dundee United ace David Goodwillie on verge of clinching £2m Cardiff City move". dailyrecord.co.uk. Retrieved 27 June 2011. 
  10. ^ "Falkirk 3 0 Stenhousemuir http://5". 
  11. ^ "Bairns set to make changes". 
  12. ^ "Berwick Rangers 4 Stirling Albion 1". 
  13. ^ "Stilling Albion 1 Rangers 0 http://5". 
  14. ^ "White agrees new deal". 
  15. ^ "Stirling Albion 9 East Stirlingshire 1". Stirling Albion F.C. 9 March 2013. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  16. ^ "Player of the year awards". 
  17. ^ Borthwick, Jamie (4 July 2014). "Livingston strengthen squad for Championship campaign with six new signings". STV Sport. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  18. ^ "Lvingston 2 Cowdenbeath 1: White wins it for Lions". STV Sport. Retrieved !& August 2014.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  19. ^ Griffiths, Rob. "Joining Wrexham AFC was an easy decision to make says striker Jordan White". Daily Post. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  20. ^ "Jordan White: Wrexham striker out for two months". BBC Sport. 22 July 2016. Retrieved 22 July 2016. 
  21. ^ "Barrow sign White". Barrow AFC. 23 May 2017. Retrieved 23 May 2017. 
  22. ^ "J. White". Soccerway. Global Sports Media. Retrieved 11 December 2012. 

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