Michael Jordan (footballer)

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Michael Jordan
Personal information
Full name Michael William Jordan[1]
Date of birth (1986-04-07) 7 April 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Cheshunt, England[1]
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) [2]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current club Concord Rangers
Youth career
2002–2004 Arsenal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Arsenal 0 (0)
2006 Yeovil Town (loan) 0 (0)
2006–2008 Chesterfield 7 (0)
2008 Lewes 5 (0)
2008 Stevenage Borough 0 (0)
2009–2010 Eastbourne Borough 13 (0)
2010–2011 Farnborough 54 (0)
2011–2012 Boreham Wood 17 (0)
2012– Concord Rangers 15 (0)
National team
England U17
England U19
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 06:27, 19 December 2012 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Michael William Jordan (born 7 April 1986) is an English football goalkeeper born in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire. He made seven appearances in the Football League for Chesterfield, having started his career as a trainee at Arsenal.

Career[edit]

Club career[edit]

Jordan signed for Arsenal as a scholar in 2002, turning professional on 1 November 2004 after making impressive performances for the youth team. However, he never played for the Arsenal first team; the closest he came was appearing on the bench for a League Cup match on 9 November 2004 against Everton, a match Arsenal won 3–1.[3]

After trials at Doncaster Rovers,[4] and Bournemouth,[5] Jordan signed for Yeovil Town on 9 March 2006 on a month's loan as goalkeeping cover during an injury crisis. The loan was later extended to the end of the season,[6] at which time Yeovil declined to make the deal permanent and the player returned to Arsenal.[7] On 30 June 2006, Arsenal released Jordan.[3]

In July 2006, Jordan was invited for a week's trial at League One side Chesterfield by manager Roy McFarland. The trial became a permanent deal,[8] with Jordan playing six times for Chesterfield in the following twelve months. At the end of the 2006–07 season, Jordan signed a contract for a further year,[9] but on 7 March 2008 he left Chesterfield by mutual consent after learning he would not be offered a new contract at the end of the season.[10] He subsequently signed for Conference South side Lewes,[11] and helped them to the league title and automatic promotion to the Conference National.[12]

Following a trial with Stevenage Borough,[13] Jordan spent some weeks with the club but was released without playing for the first team.[14][15] He joined fellow Conference National club Eastbourne Borough on 29 January 2009 to provide cover for their first-choice goalkeeper.[14] On 5 February, Michael was released from his contract with the Conference club, later joining Southern Premier League team Farnborough. He appeared 64 times in competitive games for them (54 of them in the league), before moving on to join Conference South club Boreham Wood in the summer of 2011. The following summer he was signed by Concord Rangers of Isthmian League Premier Division.[16]

International career[edit]

Jordan has represented England at under-17[6] and under-19 levels.[17]

Honours[edit]

Arsenal

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hugman, Barry J. (ed) (2008). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2008–09. Mainstream. ISBN 978-1-84596-324-8. 
  2. ^ "Michael Jordan Bio, Stats, News". ESPN Soccernet. 
  3. ^ a b "Arsenal release three youngsters". Arsenal F.C. 1 July 2006. Retrieved 2014-02-14. 
  4. ^ Simon Fudge (3 November 2005). "Donny trial young Gunner". Sky Sports. Retrieved 2008-04-19. 
  5. ^ Andy Clarke (10 January 2006). "Cherries look at duo". Sky Sports. Retrieved 2008-04-19. 
  6. ^ a b "Keeper extends Yeovil Town loan spell". Arsenal F.C. 11 April 2006. Retrieved 2014-02-14. 
  7. ^ "Pair are not offered Yeovil deals". BBC Sport. 8 May 2006. Retrieved 2008-04-19. 
  8. ^ "Spireites tie up deal for Jordan". BBC Sport. 27 July 2006. Retrieved 2008-04-19. 
  9. ^ "Spireites trio agree to new deals". BBC Sport. 24 April 2007. Retrieved 2008-04-19. 
  10. ^ "Jordan leaves Chesterfield". Chesterfield F.C. 7 March 2008. Archived from the original on 15 April 2012. Retrieved 2008-04-19. 
  11. ^ Brian Pollard (28 March 2008). "A perfect weekend". Sussex Express (Lewes: Johnston Press). Retrieved 2014-02-14. 
  12. ^ Brian Pollard (25 April 2008). "The day all Rooks had dreamt of". Sussex Express (Lewes: Johnston Press). Retrieved 2014-02-14. 
  13. ^ "Hendon 1 Stevenage Borough 4". Stevenage Borough F.C. 24 July 2008. Archived from the original on 4 February 2012. Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  14. ^ a b Steve Hollis (30 January 2009). "Borough chase more new signings following double swoop". The Argus (Brighton: Newsquest). Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  15. ^ "Michael Jordan". Soccerbase. Racing Post. Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  16. ^ "Beachboys strengthen squad ahead of Ryman Premier campaign". Echo Newspapers. 2012-06-12. Retrieved 2012-08-23. 
  17. ^ "Michael Jordan". Boreham Wood F.C. Retrieved 14 February 2014. 

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