Simon Dawkins

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Simon Jonathan Dawkins
Simon Dawkins Sporting KC v San Jose Earthquakes.jpg
Dawkins for the San Jose Earthquakes in 2011
Personal information
Full name Simon Jonathan Dawkins[1]
Date of birth (1987-12-01) 1 December 1987 (age 29)[1]
Place of birth London, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
San Jose Earthquakes
Number 49
Youth career
2004–2005 Tottenham Hotspur
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2009 Tottenham Hotspur 0 (0)
2008–2009 Leyton Orient (loan) 11 (0)
2011–2014 Tottenham Hotspur 0 (0)
2011–2012 San Jose Earthquakes (loan) 53 (14)
2013 Aston Villa (loan) 4 (0)
2013–2014 Derby County (loan) 13 (3)
2014–2016 Derby County 50 (4)
2016– San Jose Earthquakes 29 (5)
National team
2014– Jamaica 19 (3)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 November 2016.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 June 2015

Simon Jonathan Dawkins (born 1 December 1987) is a professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for the San Jose Earthquakes and the Jamaica national team.

Club career[edit]

Tottenham Hotspur[edit]

Dawkins joined the Tottenham Hotspur academy in 2004 and featured regularly in the reserves and featured in the first team as an unsused under Martin Jol, including a uefa cup game but was unable to break through into the starting line ups.He joined Leyton Orient on loan before the start of the 2008–09 season.[2]

His first team debut was delayed after picking up an ankle injury in a friendly match, coincidentally, against parent club Tottenham. He made his first league appearance on 16 August 2008, coming on as a substitute against Peterborough United,[3] and made his cup debut in the Football League Trophy on 2 September where they beat Southend United 4–2.[4] His loan period ended on 3 January 2009.

On 1 June 2009, Dawkins was released from his Tottenham Hotspur contract. After failing a medical at RC Strasbourg,[5] he later returned to Tottenham on a non-contract basis while recovering from injury. A contract was dependent upon his proven fitness at start of the 2010–11 season.[6]

In August 2010, Dawkins went on trial with Celtic[7] later deciding to continue to train with Tottenham, scoring in a training friendly against Milton Keynes Dons on 8 December.[8]

Loan to San Jose Earthquakes[edit]

On 14 March 2011, Dawkins was rewarded with a contract by Tottenham Hotspur after impressing back at the club on trial, with his contract set to run until June 2013.[9] He was then loaned to the San Jose Earthquakes .[10] He made his debut for the Earthquakes on 19 March in their first game of the 2011 MLS season, a 1–0 loss to Real Salt Lake.[11] He scored his first goal for his new club on 2 April in a 2–2 draw with Seattle Sounders.[12] In January 2012 interest from Steve McClaren's FC Twente but a loan deal could not be finalised.[13]

Loan to Aston Villa[edit]

On the final day of the January 2013 transfer window, Dawkins signed on loan with Premier League club Aston Villa for the remainder of the 2012–13 season.[14] On 10 February 2013, at the age of 25, he made his Premier League debut in a match against West Ham United, which Villa won 2–1.

Derby County[edit]

On 14 October 2013, Dawkins joined Championship side Derby County.[15] It was announced on 18 October 2013 that Dawkins would be extending his stay with the Rams by agreeing to a 93-day emergency loan.[16] Dawkins made his first appearance for Derby on 19 October 2013, coming on as a replacement for Mason Bennett at the beginning of the second half. After a series of impressive performances for Derby, Head Coach Steve McClaren expressed his interest in signing Dawkins permanently in the January transfer window. A deal was reached with Tottenham and they agreed a fee on 3 January 2014, with Dawkins agreeing to a two-and-a-half year deal.[17] He thus became manager Steve McClaren's first permanent signing for Derby.

San Jose Earthquakes[edit]

On 6 January 2016, Dawkins joined Major League Soccer side San Jose Earthquakes for an undisclosed fee.[18]

International career[edit]

Dawkins made his international debut for Jamaica on 26 May 2014 against Serbia at the Red Bull Arena in New Jersey.[19] He scored his first goal for Jamaica in a 2–2 draw with Egypt on 4 June 2014 at Leyton Orient. Dawkins scored a last minute winner to see Jamaica through to the next round of qualifying stages with a spectacular volley against Nicaragua.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 6 January 2015.

Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Tottenham Hotspur 2004–09[20] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 1 0
Leyton Orient (loan) 2008–09[20] League One 11 0 1 0 2[b] 0 14 0
San Jose Earthquakes (loan) 2011[21][22] Major League Soccer 26 6 26 6
2012[21][22] Major League Soccer 29 8 2 0 2[c] 0 33 8
Total 55 14 2 0 2 0 59 14
Aston Villa (loan) 2012–13[23] Premier League 4 0 4 0
Derby County (loan) 2013–14[24] Championship 13 3 13 3
Derby County 2013–14[24] Championship 13 1 1 0 3[d] 0 17 1
2014–15[25] Championship 34 3 3 0 5 2 42 5
2015–16[26] Championship 0 0 1 0 1 0
Total 60 7 4 0 6 2 3 0 73 9
San Jose Earthquakes 2016[21][22] Major League Soccer 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 130 21 7 0 6 2 1 0 7 0 151 23
  1. ^ Appearance in UEFA Cup
  2. ^ Appearances in Football League Trophy
  3. ^ Appearances in MLS Cup Playoffs
  4. ^ Appearances in Football League play-offs

Honours[edit]

San Jose Earthquakes
Jamaica

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Mainstream Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0. 
  2. ^ "Orient complete triple capture". BBC Sport. bbc.co.uk. 2 July 2008. 
  3. ^ "Peterborough 3–0 Leyton Orient". BBC Sport. 16 August 2008. 
  4. ^ "Southend 2–4 Leyton Orient". BBC Sport. 2 September 2008. 
  5. ^ "Former Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea and Everton players on trial in Europe". Les Rosbifs. 23 July 2009. 
  6. ^ "Player Update". Tottenham Hotspur. tottenhamhotspur.com. 1 June 2009. 
  7. ^ "Celtic trial for former Spurs striker". STV. 10 August 2010. 
  8. ^ "Much Gained from Spurs Workout". MK Dons FC. 8 December 2010. 
  9. ^ "Nicholson extends deal". spurs.co.uk. 14 March 2011. 
  10. ^ Geoff Lepper (15 March 2011). "San Jose ink attacker from partner club Tottenham". San Jose Earthquakes. sjearthquakes.com. Retrieved 1 February 2013. 
  11. ^ "In downpour, Beckerman goal provides thunder for RSL". MLS Soccer. mlssoccer.com. 19 March 2011. 
  12. ^ "Quakes rally twice to tie still-winless Sounders". MLS Soccer. mlssoccer.com. 2 April 2011. Retrieved 1 February 2013. 
  13. ^ Fabian Bijman (24 January 2012). "FC Twente niet in zee met landgenoot McClaren" (in Dutch). Voetbalprimeur.nl. Retrieved 1 February 2013. 
  14. ^ Neil Moxley (31 January 2013). "Forgotten man Dawkins ready to repay Villa's faith after sealing loan from Spurs". Daily Mail. dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved 1 February 2013. 
  15. ^ Cisse And Dawkins Join On Trial, Derby County, 14 October 2013, retrieved 14 October 2013 
  16. ^ Derby Land Dawkins on Loan, Derby County, 18 October 2013, retrieved 18 October 2013 
  17. ^ http://www.dcfc.co.uk/news/article/dawkins-seals-derby-switch-1272846.aspx, accessed 3 Jan 2014
  18. ^ http://www.dcfc.co.uk/news/article/simon-dawkins-joins-mls-side-san-jose-earthquakes-2887595.aspx, accessed 6 Jan 2016
  19. ^ "Serbia vs. Jamaica". Soccerway. 26 May 2014. Retrieved 26 May 2014. 
  20. ^ a b "Games played by Simon Dawkins in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  21. ^ a b c "S. Dawkins". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  22. ^ a b c "Simon Dawkins". MLS. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  23. ^ "Games played by Simon Dawkins in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  24. ^ a b "Games played by Simon Dawkins in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  25. ^ "Games played by Simon Dawkins in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  26. ^ "Games played by Simon Dawkins in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 

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