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Jordan Stewart (footballer, born 1982)

Jordan Stewart
Personal information
Full name Jordan Barrington Stewart[1]
Date of birth (1982-03-03) 3 March 1982
Place of birth Birmingham, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Left back / Left winger
Club information
Current team
San Jose Earthquakes
Number 3
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2005 Leicester City 110 (6)
2000 Bristol Rovers (loan) 4 (0)
2005–2008 Watford 105 (2)
2008–2009 Derby County 26 (2)
2009–2010 Sheffield United 23 (0)
2010–2011 Skoda Xanthi 14 (1)
2011–2012 Millwall 4 (0)
2012–2013 Notts County 10 (0)
2013 Coventry City 6 (0)
2013– San Jose Earthquakes 56 (0)
National team
2001 England U18 4 (0)
2003 England U21 1 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 02:26, 22 September 2015 (UTC).

† Appearances (goals)

Jordan Barrington Stewart (born 3 March 1982) is an English footballer who currently plays for San Jose Earthquakes. He plays either as a left-back or left-winger, and if required, can play at centre-back.

Stewart started his career at Leicester City, where he was relegated twice and once promoted to the Premier League. Whilst at Leicester he also spent a loan spell at Bristol Rovers. He joined Watford in 2005, and was part of a side that won promotion to Premier League, before being subsequently relegated. He left the club in 2008 and subsequently signed for Derby. In March 2013 he signed a 3-month contract with Coventry City on a free transfer.

Contents

  • Club career 1
    • Leicester City 1.1
    • Watford 1.2
    • Derby County 1.3
    • Sheffield United 1.4
    • Skoda Xanthi 1.5
    • Millwall 1.6
    • Notts County 1.7
    • Coventry City 1.8
    • San Jose Earthquakes 1.9
  • Career statistics 2
  • Personal life 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Club career

Leicester City

Stewart started his career at Leicester City, signing professional terms in the summer of 1999. He made his debut for the club against West Ham United on 22 January 2000. He made one more appearance for Leicester that season before being loaned to Division Two side Bristol Rovers, for whom he made four appearances. Semi-regular appearances from the bench followed in the 2001–02 season, before he established himself as a member of the first-team in 2002–03, after the club's relegation to Division One. Big in the Game On 4 August 2002, Stewart scored the first goal at Leicester's new Walkers Stadium, in a friendly match with Athletic Bilbao. Leicester's return to the Premiership in 2003–04 saw fewer games for Stewart, although he did score a memorable goal against Manchester City at the City of Manchester Stadium in Leicester's 3–0 win in November 2003. Relegation again saw Stewart hold down a starting position in 2004–05.

Watford

Stewart became Adrian Boothroyd's first signing for Watford, joining for £125,000 in July 2005.[2] He started as Watford's first-choice left-back, but was dropped in October 2005 after a run of poor form. He retook the position from James Chambers in January, and started every game until he was dropped for the game against Wolverhampton Wanderers on 14 April 2006, after another run of poor form. However, he returned to the side as they went on to win the Championship play-offs, playing all three games. He was the only player in Watford's squad to appear in every single match in 2005–06.

Stewart was a first-team regular through the club's 2006–07 Premiership campaign. Pre-season press speculation linked Stewart with a move to Rangers, but no move came to fruition.[3]

Watford were relegated, and started their 2007–08 Championship season away at Wolverhampton Wanderers. Stewart scored his first goal for the club, a deflected free-kick, to equalise in an eventual 2–1 win. Up to the end of 2007, he started every league game in the campaign. He scored his second goal for the club on his 26th birthday, in a 2–2 draw away at Burnley. On 7 May 2008 Watford announced ahead of their play-off game with Hull City that they had agreed to release Stewart early from his contract.[2]

Derby County

On 30 May 2008 Stewart, along with former Watford team mate Nathan Ellington, signed for Derby County. He signed a three-year contract with the club, who had just been relegated from the Premier League.[4]

Stewart started the 2008–09 season as second choice left back, behind Jay McEveley, but soon established himself as first choice. With McEveley joining Preston and Charlton on loan, he became an ever-present in the Derby side. Stewart scored his first goal for Derby in the 3–0 win over Sheffield Wednesday, a stunning 30-yard strike. In his next home game, he scored another spectacular goal, this one coming against Preston.[5] Once McEveley had returned from his loan spells at the end of January, he re-established himself as first choice left back and after Derby's FA Cup defeat to Manchester United, Stewart only played one more game for the first team, against Charlton on 25 April. Even with McEveley suffering an injury that ruled him out for the season in early April, Stewart was unable to re-establish himself as Lewin Nyatanga was preferred at left back.

Sheffield United

On the final day of the 2009 Summer transfer window, Stewart held talks with Sheffield United over a possible move to the Bramall Lane club. The deal was finalised later the same day, with Lee Hendrie moving in the opposite direction.[6] Stewart made his début for the Blades a few days later in a 1–1 home draw against local rivals Doncaster Rovers. Stewart was largely used as a substitute or as defensive cover for the remainder of the season, playing twenty three times for the Blades.

Skoda Xanthi

Failing to hold down a first team place at Sheffield United he was released from his contract and signed for Super League Greece side Skoda Xanthi in June 2010. Where he joined former team-mate Nathan Ellington.[7]

Millwall

Stewart signed a one-year deal with Football League Championship side Millwall on 7 July 2011, after a week-long trial with the club, stating his wish to return from Greece to an English team.[8]

Notts County

Stewart signed a short term deal with Football League One side Notts County on 6 October 2012, and played later that day against table toppers Tranmere Rovers.[9]

Coventry City

In March 2013 Stewart signed a three-month contract with Football League One side Coventry City.[10] Coventry manager Steven Pressley announced on 30 April 2013 that Stewart's contract would not be renewed.[11] In total, Stewart made six appearances for the club.

San Jose Earthquakes

In July 2013, Stewart signed with Major League Soccer club San Jose Earthquakes.[12]

Career statistics

Stats according to Soccerbase

As of 21 April 2013
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[A] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Leicester City 1999–2000 Premier League 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2000–01 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bristol Rovers (loan) 2000–01 Second Division 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Leicester City 2001–02 Premier League 12 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 15 0
2002–03 First Division 37 4 2 0 2 0 0 0 41 4
2003–04 Premier League 25 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 29 1
2004–05 Championship 35 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 40 1
Leicester City Total 110 6 11 0 6 0 0 0 127 6
Watford 2005–06 Championship 35 0 1 0 2 0 3 0 41 0
2006–07 Premier League 31 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 36 0
2007–08 Championship 39 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 40 2
Total 105 2 5 0 4 0 3 0 117 2
Derby County 2008–09 Championship 26 2 2 0 5 0 0 0 33 2
Total 26 2 2 0 5 0 0 0 33 2
Sheffield United 2009–10 Championship 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 0
Total 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 0
Skoda Xanthi 2010–11 Superleague Greece 14 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 15 1
Total 14 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 15 1
Millwall 2011–12 Championship 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 7 0
Total 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 7 0
Notts County 2012–13 League One 10 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 13 1
Total 10 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 13 1
Coventry City 2012–13 League One 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Total 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Career totals 302 11 21 0 18 0 4 1 345 12
A. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals (including substitutes) in the Football League Trophy & 2005–06 Play-offs

Personal life

Stewart and his close friend and fellow footballer Joleon Lescott launched a clothing label together in 2012 named LescottStewart.[13]

References

  1. ^ Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Mainstream Publishing. p. 392.  
  2. ^ a b "JORDAN STEWART RELEASED". Watford Official Website. 
  3. ^ "JORDAN'S ON RADAR FOR GERS". Sunday Mail website. 
  4. ^ "Rams sign Ellington and Stewart". BBC. 30 May 2008. Retrieved 5 January 2010. 
  5. ^ "Derby 3–0 Sheff Wed". BBC Sport. 15 November 2008. Retrieved 14 March 2010. 
  6. ^ "Stewart in, Hendrie out". BBC Sport. 1 September 2009. Retrieved 14 March 2010. 
  7. ^ "Stewart leaves for Greece". Sheffield United F.C. 22 June 2010. Retrieved 22 June 2010. 
  8. ^ "Lions land leftie". millwallfc.co.uk. 7 July 2011. Retrieved 7 July 2011. 
  9. ^ "Ashley Eastham & Jordan Stewart join club". BBC Sport. 6 October 2012. Retrieved 6 October 2012. 
  10. ^ "Free agent Jordan Stewart joins Sky Blues". Coventry Evening Telegraph. 1 March 2013. Retrieved 1 March 2013. 
  11. ^ "Coventry City: Five released as manager plans squad overhaul". BBC Sport. 30 April 2013. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  12. ^ "Signing: Versatile EPL veteran Stewart joins club". San Jose Earthquakes. 9 July 2013. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  13. ^ "LescottStewart". dailymail.co.uk. 18 April 2012. Retrieved 21 April 2012. 

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