Jordan Williams (footballer, born 1995)

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Jordan Williams
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Personal information
Full name Michael Jordan Williams[1]
Date of birth (1995-11-06) 6 November 1995 (age 22)
Place of birth Bangor, Wales
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[2]
Playing position Central midfielder
Centre back
Club information
Current team
Rochdale (on loan from Liverpool)
Number 12
Youth career
Wrexham
2009–2014 Liverpool
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014– Liverpool 0 (0)
2015 Notts County (loan) 8 (0)
2015–2016 Swindon Town (loan) 9 (0)
2017– Rochdale (loan) 7 (0)
National team
Wales U17
2014 Wales U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:40, 30 September 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:30, 12 September 2015 (UTC)

Michael Jordan Williams (born 6 November 1995), known as Jordan Williams, is a Welsh professional footballer who plays for Rochdale on loan from Liverpool. He can play either central midfield or centre-back.[3]

Club career

Early career

Williams joined Liverpool academy at U14 level, having previously been playing for Wrexham.[3]

2014–15 season

On 23 September 2014, he made his first-team debut in League Cup clash against Middlesbrough, coming on as a substitute in 79th minute for Jordan Rossiter. Williams scored in the penalty shootout.[4] He was an unused substitute in the game against AFC Wimbledon in the third round of the FA Cup, and against Blackburn Rovers in a quarter-final of the same tournament, as well as Premier League games against Burnley and Manchester City and a Europa League clash against Turkish side Beşiktaş J.K.[5][6] On 22 January 2015, he signed new two-and-a-half year deal with Liverpool.[7]

On 26 March 2015, Williams was loaned out to Notts County.[8]

2015-16 season

On 10 July 2015 he joined Swindon Town on a season-long loan.[9][10]

In March 2016, during a Europa League match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford, a tweet was sent from Williams' Twitter account mocking the Munich Air Disaster. Williams claimed his Twitter account had been hacked, he apologised and deleted his account. Liverpool confirmed they would look into the matter.[11]

2017–18 season

On 31 August 2017, Williams was loaned to Rochdale until 1 January 2018.[12]

International career

Williams made his Wales under-21 debut in a 1–1 draw against Lithuania on 9 September 2014.[13] In August 2015 he was called up to the Wales senior squad for the first time.[14]

Personal life

Williams was born in Bangor, North Wales. He is a fluent Welsh speaker,[15] and attended Welsh-medium school Ysgol y Garnedd.[16]

Career statistics

As of match played 30 September 2017
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
Liverpool 2014–15[17] Premier League 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Notts County (loan) 2014–15[17] League One 8 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Swindon Town (loan) 2015–16[18] League One 9 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 10 0
Rochdale (loan) 2017–18[19] League One 7 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 8 0
Career total 24 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 27 0
  1. ^ Appearance in the EFL Trophy

References

  1. ^ "Premier League Clubs submit Squad Lists" (PDF). Premier League. 3 September 2014. p. 22. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Jordan Williams". Premier League. Retrieved 31 January 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "Jordan Williams". Liverpool F.C. Retrieved 23 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "Liverpool 2-2 Middlesbrough". BBC Sport. 
  5. ^ "AFC Wimbledon 1–2 Liverpool". BBC Football. Retrieved 6 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "Jordan Williams aiming to hold-down permanent place with Liverpool first-team". Empire of the Kop. 13 March 2015. Retrieved 13 April 2015. 
  7. ^ "Liverpool FC starlet Jordan Williams signs new contract". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 22 January 2015. 
  8. ^ "Notts County Snap Up Premier League Duo On Loan". Notts County F.C. 26 March 2015. 
  9. ^ "Liverpool midfielder Jordan Williams joins Swindon on loan". BBC Sport. 10 July 2015. 
  10. ^ Shaw, Chris (10 July 2015). "Liverpool midfielder Jordan Williams joins Swindon on loan". Liverpool F.C. 
  11. ^ Williams tweet
  12. ^ "Jordan Williams joins Rochdale until January". Liverpool FC. 
  13. ^ "Lithuania U21 1-1 Wales U21". faw.org. 
  14. ^ Williams senior call up
  15. ^ "Ar y Marc". BBC Radio Cymru. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  16. ^ "Cymro 19 oed yn sgorio i Lerpwl". Golwg 360. Retrieved 25 September 2014. 
  17. ^ a b "Games played by Jordan Williams in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 3 October 2017. 
  18. ^ "Games played by Jordan Williams in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 3 October 2017. 
  19. ^ "Games played by Jordan Williams in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 3 October 2017. 

External links

  • Liverpool F.C. profile
  • LFC History Profile
  • Welsh FA Profile
  • Jordan Williams at Soccerbase
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