Jordan Pickford
Jordan Pickford
Personal information
Full name Jordan Lee Pickford
Date of birth 7 March 1994 (1994-03-07) (age 26)
Place of birth    Washington, England England
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current club England Everton
Number 1
Youth clubs
2002–2013 England Sunderland
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
England Sunderland
EnglandDarlington (loan)
EnglandAlfreton Town (loan)
EnglandBurton Albion (loan)
EnglandCarlisle United (loan)
EnglandBradford City (loan)
EnglandPreston North End (loan)
England Everton
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076 00(0)   
National team
England England U16
England England U17
England England U18
England England U19
England England U20
England England U21
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Jordan Lee Pickford (born 7 March 1994) is an English professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Premier League club Everton.

Pickford has previously played for Sunderland's academy and reserve teams in addition to loan spells at Darlington, Alfreton Town, Burton Albion, Carlisle United, Bradford City, and Preston North End.

Pickford has represented England at under-16, under-17, under-18, under-19, under-20, and under-21 levels. Pickford received his first call-up to the senior squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier match against Slovenia in October 2016 as back up keeper. He made his debut on 10 November 2017 in a friendly against Germany.

Club career


Pickford joined boyhood club Sunderland aged eight and progressed through the ranks to sign for the Black Cats on an initial two-year scholarship in 2010.

He subsequently enjoyed loan spells with no less than six different clubs - Darlington, Alfreton Town, Burton Albion, Carlisle United, Bradford City, and Preston North End - before making his senior debut for Sunderland in an FA Cup tie against Arsenal in January 2016.

Pickford made a breakthrough in 2016–17 season. After the first goalkeeper Vito Mannone suffered injury, Pickford was selected as starting goalkeeper for the away match against Southampton. Pickford was shortlisted for PFA Young Player of the Year in 2016/17, despite Sunderland’s relegation from the Premier League.


Pickford was the first acquisition of Everton in the 2017 summer transfer window, signing a five-year contract after the Blues agreed a fee with Sunderland for an initial £25 million, which could rise to £30 million depending on team and individual performances.

The move saw Pickford become the most expensive British goalkeeper ever, with JuventusGianluigi Buffon and Manchester City’s Ederson the only two custodians purchased for higher transfer fees in the history of the game.

The 2017–18 campaign proved a strong one for the young custodian as he played every minute in all 38 Premier League fixtures for the Blues. Pickford made his debut for Everton on first Premier League match against Stoke City. His impressive displays saw him walk away with the Everton Young Player, Players’ Player, and Player of the Season accolades at the Dixies, Everton's end of season awards.

In the 2018–19 season, he has been criticized by fans and media for making several fatal mistakes, which includes a last-minute mistake in the Merseyside derby and poor decision-making against Tottenham, both errors have directly led to goals for the opponent teams.

International career

Pickford has represented the England international team at every level from under-16s to under-21s. He won the Toulon Tournament in 2016 with England national under-21 team, their first in 22 years.

Pickford was selected as the first goalkeeper for the Three Lions for the 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign. He was one of the stars of the tournament, producing a string of eye-catching saves and proving the hero in a last 16 penalty shootout success over Colombia. Pickford kept his first clean sheet of the World Cup and was named man of the match, as England knocked out Sweden with a 2–0 win in the quarter-finals. The result earned England a place in the semi-finals of the competition for the first time since 1990.

Career statistics


As of match played 12 May 2019
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Sunderland 2011–12 Premier League 00000000
2012–13 Premier League 00000000
2013–14 Premier League 00000000
2014–15 Premier League 0000
2015–16 Premier League 201030
2016–17 Premier League 2900030320
Total 3101030350
Darlington (loan) 2011–12 Conference Premier 170170
Alfreton Town (loan) 2012–13 Conference Premier 120120
Burton Albion (loan) 2013–14 League Two 12010130
Carlisle United (loan) 2013–14 League Two 180180
Bradford City (loan) 2014–15 League One 3301a0340
Preston North End (loan) 2015–16 Championship 24030270
Everton 2017–18 Premier League 38010106b0460
2018–19 Premier League 3802000400
Total 760301060860
Career total 22304080702420

a. ^Appearance in Football League Trophy
b. ^Appearances in UEFA Europa League


As of match played 25 March 2019
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National teamYearAppsGoals
England 201710


England U21
  • Everton Player of the Season: 2017–18
  • Everton Players' Player of the Season: 2017–18
  • Everton Young Player of the Season: 2017–18
  • England Under-21 Player of the Year: 2017

External links

Everton FC
Everton F.C. squad - 2020–21

1 Pickford · 2 Holgate · 3 Baines · 5 Keane · 7 Richarlison · 8 Delph · 9 Calvert-Lewin · 10 Sigurðsson · 11 Walcott · 12 Digne · 13 Mina · 17 Iwobi · 18 Schneiderlin · 19 Sidibé · 20 Bernard · 21 Gomes · 22 Stekelenburg · 23 Coleman · 25 Gbamin · 26 Davies · 27 Kean · 29 Niasse · 30 Martina · 34 Baningime · 42 Gordon ·

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England – 2018 FIFA World Cup – Fourth place

1. Pickford 2. Walker 3. Rose 4. Dier 5. Stones 6. Maguire 7. Lingard 8. Henderson 9. Kane (c) 10. Sterling 11. Vardy 12. Trippier 13. Butland 14. Welbeck 15. Cahill 16. Jones 17. Delph 18. Young 19. Rashford 20. Alli 21. Loftus-Cheek 22. Alexander-Arnold 23. Pope

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