Jordan Roberts (footballer, born 1994)

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Jordan Roberts
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Roberts playing for Ipswich Town in 2018
Personal information
Full name Jordan Stephen Roberts[1]
Date of birth (1994-01-05) 5 January 1994 (age 26)
Place of birth Watford, England
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Gillingham
(on loan from Ipswich Town)
Number 10
Youth career
2010–2011 Peterborough United
2011–2012 Aldershot Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2015 Aldershot Town 86 (11)
2012Havant & Waterlooville (loan) 3 (0)
2013Tamworth (loan) 0 (0)
2013Bishop's Stortford (loan) 5 (1)
2015–2016 Inverness Caledonian Thistle 9 (2)
2016–2018 Crawley Town 58 (9)
2018– Ipswich Town 13 (0)
2019Lincoln City (loan) 5 (0)
2020–Gillingham (loan) 1 (0)
National team
2014–2015 England C 2 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:56, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14:56, 16 December 2017 (UTC)

Jordan Stephen Roberts (born 5 January 1994) is an English professional footballer who plays as a winger for Gillingham, on loan from Ipswich Town.

Roberts has previously played for Tamworth, Havant & Waterlooville, Bishop's Stortford, Aldershot Town, Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Crawley Town.

Club career[edit]

Aldershot Town[edit]

Roberts was born in Watford, Hertfordshire. He started his career in the youth team of Peterborough United as a first year scholar but was released in the summer of 2011. Roberts completed his second year of his scholarship with Football League Two side Aldershot Town.[2] On 21 February 2012, Roberts signed his first professional contract, on a two-and-a-half-year deal.[3] Four days later he made his professional debut coming on as a late substitute for Guy Madjo in a 4–1 win over Barnet.[4]

On 1 October 2012, Roberts joined Conference South side Havant & Waterlooville on a one-month loan deal.[5] On 6 October 2012, Roberts made his Havant & Waterlooville debut in a 2–2 draw with AFC Hornchurch, replacing Steve Ramsey in the 70th minute.[6]

On 10 January 2013, Roberts signed for Tamworth on loan until 9 February.[7] On 12 January 2013, Roberts made his Tamworth debut in a 2–1 defeat against Gainsborough Trinity in a FA Trophy tie.[8]

In February 2013, Roberts joined Bishop's Stortford on loan for the remainder of the season.[9] On 16 February 2013, Roberts made his Bishop's Stortford debut in a 1–1 draw against Hinckley United, replacing Alli Abdullahi in with 30 minutes remaining.[10] On 27 February 2013, Roberts scored his first Bishop's Stortford goal in a 2–2 draw against Corby Town.[11]

On Roberts return to Aldershot Town, he became a key figure between the years of 2014 and 2015, netting eleven times in over seventy games.

Inverness Caledonian Thistle[edit]

On 7 July 2015, Roberts joined Scottish side Inverness Caledonian Thistle.[12] On 16 July 2015, Roberts made his Inverness Caledonian Thistle debut in a UEFA Europa League qualifier tie against Astra Giurgiu, in which he played nine minutes in their 1–0 defeat.[13] On 30 April 2016, Roberts scored his first Inverness Caledonian Thistle goal in a 4–1 victory over Partick Thistle, netting in the 85th minute.[14] Roberts went on to score another goal a week later in a 3–2 defeat against Dundee United.[15]

Crawley Town[edit]

On 28 June 2016, Roberts joined League Two side Crawley Town on a free transfer.[16] He scored his first goal for Crawley in an FA Cup tie against Bristol Rovers on 15 November 2016.[17]

On 14 May 2018, it was announced that Roberts would leave Crawley at the end of his current deal in June.[18] He made 62 appearances during two seasons at the club, scoring 11 goals.[19]

Ipswich Town[edit]

On 28 June 2018, following his release from Crawley, Roberts agreed to join Championship side Ipswich Town on a two-year deal.[20] He scored his first goals for Ipswich when he scored twice in an EFL Trophy win against Tottenham Hotspur U21 on 3 September 2019.[21]

Lincoln City (loan)[edit]

On 23 January 2019, Roberts signed for Lincoln on loan from Ipswich until the end of the season.[22] He found his first team chances limited during his loan spell at Sincil Bank, only making 5 substitute appearances as Lincoln won the League Two title and promotion to League One.[23]

Gillingham (loan)[edit]

On 9 January 2020, Roberts joined Gillingham on loan for the remainder of the 2019–20 season.[24]

International career[edit]

Roberts received his first call up to the England C squad in 2014. He made his International debut on 14 October 2014 in a 2-0 loss to Tunisia U23. He scored his first International goal on 1 June 2015 in a 2-1 win over Republic of Ireland U21.[25]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 11 January 2020
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Aldershot Town 2011–12[26] League Two 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2012–13[27] League Two 5 0 0 0 1 0 1[a] 0 7 0
2013–14[28][29] Conference Premier 39 6 2 0 4[b] 1 45 7
2014–15[30][29] Conference Premier 38 5 5 1 1[b] 0 44 6
Total 86 11 7 1 1 0 0 0 6 1 100 13
Havant & Waterlooville (loan) 2012–13[29] Conference South 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Tamworth (loan) 2012–13[29] Conference Premier 0 0 0 0 1[b] 0 1 0
Bishop's Stortford (loan) 2012–13[29] Conference South 5 1 0 0 0 0 5 1
Inverness Caledonian Thistle 2015–16[31] Scottish Premiership 9 2 3 1 0 0 1[c] 0 13 3
Crawley Town 2016–17[32] League Two 23 3 1 1 1 0 1[d] 0 26 4
2017–18[33] League Two 35 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 36 7
Total 58 9 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 62 11
Ipswich Town 2018–19[23] Championship 12 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
2019–20[34] League One 1 0 0 0 1 0 3[d] 3 5 3
Total 13 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 3 17 3
Lincoln City (loan) 2018–19[23] League Two 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Gillingham (loan) 2019–20[34] League One 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Career total 179 23 12 4 3 0 1 0 11 4 206 31
  1. ^ Appearance in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ a b c Appearance(s) in FA Trophy
  3. ^ Appearance in UEFA Europa League
  4. ^ a b Appearance(s) in EFL Trophy

Honours[edit]

Lincoln City

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jordan Roberts". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 22 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Jordan Roberts profile". ATFC. 3 March 2012. Retrieved 3 March 2012.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Roberts handed new deal". EuroSport. 21 February 2012. Retrieved 3 March 2012.
  4. ^ "Aldershot 4–1 Barnet". BBC Sport. 25 February 2012. Retrieved 3 March 2012.
  5. ^ "Shots bring in forward Cadogan". Sky Sports. 1 October 2012.
  6. ^ "AFC Hornchurch vs. Havant & Waterlooville". Soccerway. 6 October 2012.
  7. ^ "Football League signing for Lambs". ThisIsTamworth.com. 10 January 2013. Archived from the original on 5 May 2013. Retrieved 10 January 2013.
  8. ^ "Gainsborough Trinity vs. Tamworth". Soccerway. 12 January 2013.
  9. ^ "BLUES BORROW SHOTS` ROBERTS". Pitchero Non League. February 2013.
  10. ^ "Bishop's Stortford vs. Hinckley United". Soccerway. 16 February 2013.
  11. ^ "Corby Town vs. Bishop's Stortford". Soccerway. 27 February 2013.
  12. ^ "Midfielder Jordan Roberts joins Inverness Caledonian Thistle". BBC Sport. BBC. 7 July 2015. Retrieved 7 July 2015.
  13. ^ "Inverness CT vs. Astra". Soccerway. 16 July 2015.
  14. ^ "Partick Thistle vs. Inverness CT". Soccerway. 30 April 2016.
  15. ^ "Inverness CT vs. Dundee United". Soccerway. 6 May 2016.
  16. ^ "Reds sign Roberts". Crawley Town Official Site. 28 June 2016. Retrieved 28 June 2016.
  17. ^ "Bristol Rovers 4-2 Crawley". BBC Sport. 15 November 2016. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  18. ^ "NEW CONTRACT OFFERS MADE TO THREE PLAYERS". Crawley Town Official Site. 14 May 2018. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  19. ^ "Jordan Roberts at Soccerbase". Retrieved 22 June 2019.
  20. ^ "Ipswich bring in Crawley winger Roberts". BBC. 28 June 2018. Retrieved 28 June 2018.
  21. ^ "Leasing.com Trophy: 9,062 fans watch Bolton Wanderers' first home game since takeover". BBC. 3 September 2019. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  22. ^ "Jordan Roberts: Lincoln City sign Ipswich Town winger on loan". BBC Sport. 23 January 2019.
  23. ^ a b c "Games played by Jordan Roberts in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  24. ^ "Roberts Joins Gills on Loan". Ipswich Town F.C. Retrieved 9 January 2020.
  25. ^ "Caley Thistle take England C international Jordan Roberts on trial". Press and Journal. 25 June 2015. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  26. ^ "Games played by Jordan Roberts in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  27. ^ "Games played by Jordan Roberts in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  28. ^ "Games played by Jordan Roberts in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  29. ^ a b c d e "J. Roberts". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  30. ^ "Games played by Jordan Roberts in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  31. ^ "Games played by Jordan Roberts in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  32. ^ "Games played by Jordan Roberts in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  33. ^ "Games played by Jordan Roberts in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  34. ^ a b "Games played by Jordan Roberts in 2019/2020". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 August 2019.
  35. ^ "League Two: 2018/19: Current table". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
    "Lincoln: Squad details: 2018/19". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 5 May 2019.

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