Jordan Pickford Profile
|Born||Mar 07, 1994|
Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has established himself as one of England’s top stoppers, and is best known for some stellar individual performances during the 2018 World Cup and Euro 2020.
Jordan Pickford is an English soccer player who plays as a goalkeeper for Premier League side Everton.
Pickford came through the ranks and began his career at boyhood club Sunderland before signing for the Toffees in the summer of 2017.
Pickford joined Sunderland's academy at the age of eight and, after progressing through the age groups, he went on to sign a two-year scholarship deal in 2010.
One year later, the Washington-born man signed his first professional contract with the club. Despite being loaned out on six different occasions and not making his senior debut until January 2016, Pickford stayed with his boyhood club for a total of six years.
Shortlisted for PFA Young Player of the Year 2016/2017
Despite Sunderland being relegated from the Premier League in 2016/17, Pickford certainly impressed. He made a string of outstanding performances and made the six-man shortlist for PFA Young Player of the Year.
Following the Black Cats' relegation, Pickford's excellent individual campaign earned him a £25million move to Everton. At the time, it made Pickford the third most expensive goalkeeper in the history of football at the age of just 23.
Winning Everton's player of the season 2017/2018
Pickford's first season on Merseyside was a really successful one. Not only did the goalkeeper win the Toffees' Player of the Season, but he also picked up the Players' Player of the Season and Young Player of the Season awards.
It was also a decisive season in making him the Three Lions' No.1 keeper at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
The former Sunderland stopper did suffer a dip in form after the World Cup and came in for a lot of media criticism when he seriously injured Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk in the Merseyside derby. However, he has remained number one for both club and country throughout.
Pickford made his debut for the Three Lions' youth team at under-16s level back in October 2009 against Wales and he went to perform for every age group in the England's youth team from under-16s to under-21s.
He was part of a crucial part of the England team who won the 2016 Toulon Tournament, which was their first for 22 years.
The goalkeeper then had a very impressive tournament at the 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, where his side reached the semi-final but were unfortunately beaten on penalties by Germany.
Pickford received his first senior international call-up on August 24, 2017; however, he unfortunately had to withdraw from the squad due to picking up an injury.
He eventually made his senior debut later that year at Wembley Stadium in a 0-0 draw against Germany.
The keeper was then named in the Three Lions' 23-man squad for World Cup 2018, and went on to start all seven games they played at the tournament.
Pickford starred, producing some breath-taking performances with perhaps the most notable being when he helped England win their first ever penalty-shootout at a World Cup, saving the decisive spot-kick from Carlos Bacca against Colombia.
Pickford once again produced for England by becoming the first-ever Three Lions goalkeeper to score and save a penalty for England in their shootout victory against Switzerland in the Nations League.
Despite his performances for England, Pickford went into Euro 2020 with many in the media questioning whether he should retain his place for the national team.
Southgate stuck with him, though, and he was repaid in full. The former Sunderland stopper conceded just two goals in the whole tournament as England lost to Italy in the final.
Pickford starred in the penalty shootout that ultimately denied England a major title, saving two kicks, including becoming the only goalkeeper to deny Jorginho from the spot.
For his five clean sheets in seven matches, Pickford won the Golden Gloves award.
Pickford was born in Washington, Tyne and Wear. He attended school in St Robert of Newminster Catholic School.
He and his wife Megan Davison first met in Washington and they have one son together called Arlo George Pickford who was born in 2019.
Jordan Pickford's net worth is believed to be £37 million.
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