Jordan Willis (footballer)

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Jordan Willis
Personal information
Full name Jordan Kenneth Willis[1]
Date of birth (1994-08-24) 24 August 1994 (age 22)[1]
Place of birth Coventry, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[2]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Coventry City
Number 2
Youth career
0000–2011 Coventry City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011– Coventry City 97 (3)
National team
2012 England U18 1 (0)
2013 England U19 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:14, 1 February 2017 (UTC).

Jordan Kenneth Willis (born 24 August 1994) is an English professional footballer who plays as a defender for League One club Coventry City.

Club career[edit]

Willis was born in Coventry, West Midlands.[1] He made his first-team debut for Coventry City as a substitute on 5 November 2011 in a 4–2 Championship loss to Southampton, coming on to replace James McPake after 64 minutes.[3] At the age of 17 years and 72 days he became the tenth youngest Coventry City player of all-time.[citation needed] He made his first start of the following season on 28 August 2012, in a 3–2 win against Birmingham City in the League Cup.[4]

He established himself in the first-team towards the end of the 2013–14 season in the right-back position.[citation needed] A change in formation to a three-man defence saw Willis become a first-choice player for Coventry City at the start of the following season.[citation needed] On 11 October, Jordan Willis captained the Sky Blues for the first time in their game against Crewe Alexandra.[citation needed]

He scored his first goal for Coventry in an EFL Trophy tie against West Ham Under-23s on 30 August 2016.[5] He then scored his first league goal for the club in a 2–0 win against Chesterfield on 1 November 2016.[6]

International career[edit]

In February 2012 he was called up to the England under-18 team by manager Noel Blake.[7] He made his debut on 7 March 2012 in a 3–0 win against Poland in Crewe.[8] He made his England under-19 debut on 5 February 2013, in a 3–1 win against Denmark.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 28 January 2017
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
Coventry City 2011–12[10] Championship 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2012–13[11] League One 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
2013–14[12] League One 28 0 1 0 1 0 1[a] 0 31 0
2014–15[13] League One 34 0 1 0 1 0 4[a] 0 40 0
2015–16[14] League One 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2016–17[15] League One 27 3 3 0 2 0 4[b] 2 36 5
Career total 97 3 6 0 5 0 9 2 117 5
  1. ^ a b Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Appearances in EFL Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Jordan Willis". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 12 January 2016. 
  2. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline Publishing Group. p. 458. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  3. ^ "Coventry City 2–4 Southampton". Coventry City F.C. 2011-11-05. Retrieved 5 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "Coventry 3–2 Birmingham". BBC Sport. 28 August 2012. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  5. ^ "REPORT: Coventry City 4–2 West Ham United PL2 – Turnbull at the double as City maintain unbeaten home record". ccfc.co.uk. 30 August 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2016. 
  6. ^ "Coventry City 2–0 Chesterfield". BBC Sport. 2016-11-01. Retrieved 2016-11-05. 
  7. ^ "Jordan Willis". The Football Association. Retrieved 28 April 2012.
  8. ^ "England 3–0 Poland". The Football Association. 7 March 2012. Retrieved 28 April 2012.
  9. ^ "England 3–1 Denmark". The Football Association. 5 February 2013. Retrieved 15 February 2013.
  10. ^ "Games played by Jordan Willis in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 January 2016. 
  11. ^ "Games played by Jordan Willis in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 January 2016. 
  12. ^ "Games played by Jordan Willis in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 January 2016. 
  13. ^ "Games played by Jordan Willis in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 January 2016. 
  14. ^ "Games played by Jordan Willis in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2 September 2016. 
  15. ^ "Games played by Jordan Willis in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 February 2017. 

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