Richard Jackson (footballer, born 1980)

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Richard Jackson
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Jackson in 2006
Personal information
Full name Richard Jackson[1]
Date of birth (1980-04-18) 18 April 1980 (age 37)[1]
Place of birth Whitby, England
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[1]
Playing position Right-back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1999 Scarborough 22 (0)
1999–2007 Derby County 118 (0)
2007–2008 Luton Town 29 (0)
2008–2009 Hereford United 25 (0)
2009 Whitby Town 2 (0)
2009–2011 Burton Albion 5 (0)
Total 201 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Richard Jackson (born 18 April 1980) is an English former professional footballer who played as a defender.

Career[edit]

Scarborough[edit]

Born in Whitby, North Yorkshire,[1] Jackson began his career at Third Division club Scarborough, as a trainee in August 1997. He made his first-team debut for the club in a 4–0 win at home to Doncaster Rovers on 1 November 1997.[2] Jackson signed his first professional contract with Scarborough on 27 March 1998.[1] In 1998–99, Jackson made 22 appearances in all competitions for Scarborough.[3]

Derby County[edit]

Jackson signed for Premier League club Derby County in March 1999 for a transfer fee of £30,000.[1] He did not feature for the club until making successive appearances in the final two matches of 1999–2000, including his debut for Derby in a 0–0 draw at home to Newcastle United on 6 May 2000.[4] Jackson made three appearances in 2000–01,[5] and seven in 2001–02 respectively,[6] with the latter resulting in Derby's relegation to the First Division.[7] He broke into the first-team on a regular basis in 2002–03, during which he made 21 appearances,[8] and was offered a new contract at the end of the season.[9] Jackson consolidated his place in the first-team in 2003–04, making 37 appearances,[10] and signed a new two-year contract on 12 May 2004.[11] He made 20 appearances in 2004–05, until he suffered a groin injury in a match against Leeds United in January 2005, which ruled him out of first-team action until May as Derby reached the Championship play-offs.[12][13][14] Jackson featured in both play-off semi-final matches against Preston North End, which resulted in a 2–0 defeat for Derby on aggregate.[12][15] He made 27 appearances in 2005–06,[16] which was interrupted by another groin injury that saw him ruled out of first-team action for all of September and October 2005 and a hamstring injury that ruled him out for several weeks in the spring of 2006.[17][18] By this time, Jackson was the longest serving player at Derby and, on 26 January 2006, signed a contract keeping him at the club until the summer of 2008.[19] However, Jackson made only seven further appearances for Derby in 2006–07.[20]

Luton Town[edit]

Jackson moved to newly relegated League One club Luton Town on a free transfer, signing a two-year contract on 8 August 2007.[21] He made his Luton debut on the opening day of 2007–08 in a 2–1 win at home to Hartlepool United.[22] Jackson made 37 appearances in all competitions,[22] but his contract was terminated by mutual consent on 21 August 2008.[23]

Hereford United[edit]

On 4 September 2008, Jackson signed a one-year contract with League One club Hereford United.[24] He made his Hereford debut one day later in a 1–1 draw at home to Swindon Town.[25] Jackson made 26 appearances for Hereford,[26] but left the club before the end of the season.[27]

Whitby Town and Burton Albion[edit]

On 22 October 2009, Jackson was set to sign for Darlington as one of four new players brought in by manager Steve Staunton, but Jackson's own deal fell through.[28] He dropped into non-league to play for his hometown club Whitby Town, before he was signed by League Two club Burton Albion on a one-month contract on 4 December 2009, managed by his former Derby and Luton team-mate Paul Peschisolido as cover for injuries to Ryan Austin and Andrew Corbett.[29] He made his debut one day later when he was named in the starting lineup in a 2–2 draw away to Rotherham United.[30] He made two further appearances, before signing a new one-and-a-half-year contract until the end of 2010–11.[31] However, Jackson only made two appearances during this time as a result of various injuries,[32] and was released by Burton at the end of 2010–11.[33]

Career statistics[edit]

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
Scarborough 1997–98[2] Third Division 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1998–99[3] Third Division 20 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 22 0
Total 22 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 24 0
Derby County 1998–99[3] Premier League 0 0 0 0
1999–2000[4] Premier League 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2000–01[5] Premier League 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
2001–02[6] Premier League 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
2002–03[8] First Division 21 0 0 0 0 0 21 0
2003–04[10] First Division 36 0 0 0 1 0 37 0
2004–05[12] Championship 19 0 1 0 1 0 2[a] 0 23 0
2005–06[16] Championship 26 0 0 0 1 0 27 0
2006–07[20] Championship 5 0 1 0 1 0 7 0
Total 118 0 2 0 5 0 2 0 127 0
Luton Town 2007–08[22] League One 29 0 4 0 3 0 1[b] 0 37 0
Hereford United 2008–09[26] League One 25 0 0 0 0 0 1[b] 0 26 0
Whitby Town 2009–10[34] NPL Premier Division 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Burton Albion 2009–10[32] League Two 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Career total 201 0 6 0 10 0 4 0 221 0
  1. ^ Appearances in Championship play-offs
  2. ^ a b Appearance in Football League Trophy

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "Games played by Richard Jackson in 1997/1998". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 25 December 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c "Games played by Richard Jackson in 1998/1999". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 25 December 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Games played by Richard Jackson in 1999/2000". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 25 December 2016. 
  5. ^ a b "Games played by Richard Jackson in 2000/2001". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 25 December 2016. 
  6. ^ a b "Games played by Richard Jackson in 2001/2002". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 25 December 2016. 
  7. ^ "Liverpool relegate Derby". BBC Sport. 20 April 2002. Retrieved 25 December 2016. 
  8. ^ a b "Games played by Richard Jackson in 2002/2003". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 25 December 2016. 
  9. ^ "Rams wait on quartet". BBC Sport. 17 June 2003. Retrieved 8 November 2007. 
  10. ^ a b "Games played by Richard Jackson in 2003/2004". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 25 December 2016. 
  11. ^ "Derby duo sign contracts". BBC Sport. 12 May 2004. Retrieved 8 November 2007. 
  12. ^ a b c "Games played by Richard Jackson in 2004/2005". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 25 December 2016. 
  13. ^ "Derby boosted by Jackson's return". BBC Sport. 7 April 2005. Retrieved 8 November 2007. 
  14. ^ "Derby 3–1 Preston". BBC Sport. 8 May 2005. Retrieved 25 December 2016. 
  15. ^ "Derby 0–0 Preston (agg 0–2)". BBC Sport. 19 May 2005. Retrieved 25 December 2016. 
  16. ^ a b "Games played by Richard Jackson in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 25 December 2016. 
  17. ^ "Jackson hoping to overcome injury". BBC Sport. 7 September 2005. Retrieved 8 November 2007. 
  18. ^ "Rams defender suffers a setback". BBC Sport. 1 March 2006. Retrieved 8 November 2007. 
  19. ^ "Derby duo sign extended contracts". BBC Sport. 26 January 2006. Retrieved 8 November 2007. 
  20. ^ a b "Games played by Richard Jackson in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 25 December 2016. 
  21. ^ "Luton sign ex-Derby man Jackson". BBC Sport. 8 August 2007. Retrieved 8 November 2007. 
  22. ^ a b c "Games played by Richard Jackson in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 25 December 2016. 
  23. ^ "One in, one out as the regeneration continues". Luton Town F.C. 21 August 2008. Archived from the original on 10 February 2012. 
  24. ^ "Defender Jackson joins the Bulls". BBC Sport. 4 September 2008. Retrieved 25 December 2016. 
  25. ^ Morgan, Ian (5 September 2008). "Hereford United salvage point against Swindon". Hereford Times. Retrieved 25 December 2016. 
  26. ^ a b "Games played by Richard Jackson in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 25 December 2016. 
  27. ^ Carley, Steve (18 May 2009). "Smith ready to look for new club". Hereford Times. Retrieved 25 December 2016. 
  28. ^ "Quakers bring in four new faces". BBC Sport. 22 October 2009. Retrieved 22 October 2009. 
  29. ^ "Brewers bring in Jackson". Sky Sports. 4 December 2009. Retrieved 5 December 2009. 
  30. ^ "Jackson hails draw of Pesch". Burton Mail. 7 December 2009. Retrieved 25 December 2016. 
  31. ^ "Richard Jackson extends his deal at Burton Albion". BBC Sport. 8 January 2010. Retrieved 25 December 2016. 
  32. ^ a b "Games played by Richard Jackson in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 25 December 2016. 
  33. ^ "Brewers contract day round up". Burton Albion F.C. 9 May 2011. Archived from the original on 19 September 2011. 
  34. ^ "Richard Jackson". sporting-heroes.net. Retrieved 25 December 2016. 

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