Mark Jackson (footballer)

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Mark Jackson
Personal information
Full name Mark Graham Jackson
Date of birth (1977-09-30) 30 September 1977 (age 39)
Place of birth Leeds, England
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Leeds United (Under 18s Co-Manager)
Youth career
–1995 Leeds United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–2000 Leeds United 19 (0)
1998 Huddersfield Town (loan) 5 (0)
2000 Barnsley (loan) 1 (0)
2000–2005 Scunthorpe United 136 (4)
2005–2006 Kidderminster Harriers 39 (3)
2006–2007 Rochdale 24 (0)
2007–2010 Farsley Celtic 31 (1)
2010–2015 Farsley ? (?)
National team
1997 England U20 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:05, 13 March 2010 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:24, 29 December 2008 (UTC)

Mark Graham Jackson (born 30 September 1977 in Leeds) is an English football Coach at Leeds United who last played for reformed Farsley, after his last club Farsley Celtic was wound-up by its administrators on 12 March 2010. He is best known for his playing spell at Scunthorpe United. He is a former England U20 international.


He started his career as a trainee at his hometown club Leeds United, but found first team opportunities scarce. Failing to displace defenders such as Robert Molenaar, David Wetherall, Lucas Radebe then Jonathan Woodgate, Dom Matteo and Rio Ferdinand. After 2 failed loan spells at Huddersfield Town and Barnsley, he joined Scunthorpe United on a free transfer.

After five successful years there, which included him becoming the Scunthorpe United Captain. He moved to Kidderminster Harriers, before coming back to league football at League Two side Rochdale for a fee of £35,000.

He was released by Rochdale on 11 May 2007, joining Conference National new-boys Farsley a month later. Jackson became the football in the community officer in Farsley and ran camps for children during the school holidays.

Coaching career[edit]

He became the manager of the Farsley Celtic Under-19s team which were formed at the start of the 2008–09 season. When his first team manager, John Deacy was sacked, Neil Parsley took over and Jackson became the Farsley Celtic first team assistant manager. Whilst at Farsley, Jackson also combined his role as the Head Of Football at Leeds City College.

On 10 November 2015, Jackson rejoined his hometown club Leeds United as the Under 15/16's Coach, rejoining his then former Leeds Academy Manager Paul Hart at the club.[1]

On 24 June 2016, Jackson was promoted to co-Under 18's Manager at Leeds United alongside Andy Gray as part of Leeds' academy structure.[2]


  1. ^ "Leeds United coaching role for former Scunthorpe United captain Mark Jackson". Scunthorpe Telegraph. Retrieved 10 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "ACADEMY: 2016/17 STRUCTURE CONFIRMED". Leeds United Official Site. Retrieved 24 June 2016. 

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