Jordan Houghton

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Jordan Houghton
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0Full Name Jordan Alexander Houghton
0Date of Birth 5th November 1995
0Place of Birth Chertsey, England
0Position Defender/Midfielder
0Chelsea career 2003 -
0Debut n/a
0Games (goals) n/a
0Other clubs Gillingham (loan)
Plymouth Argyle (loan)

Jordan Houghton (born 5th November 1995 in Chertsey, England) is a defender or defensive midfielder currently playing in Chelsea's academy teams.

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Pre-Chelsea career

Jordan joined Chelsea's academy at Under-8 and has been with the club his entire career.

Chelsea career

Jordan made his Under-18 debut as an Under-15 at the back end of the 2010-11 season and made further appearances during 2011-12 before becoming a regular face in the team as a scholar in 2012-13. Unfortunately, a serious knee injury suffered midway through the campaign ruled him out of action until the end of the season, curtailing some impressive progress which had seen him emerge as one of the youth's team's most consistent performers.

His recovery was slowed by another knock which meant that his involvement in the first half of the 2013-14 season was not as consistent as he would have liked, but it all came together with more time on the pitch and by the end of the campaign he was amongst the leading Under-18 appearance makers and a dominant figure in the successful FA Youth Cup team; even managing a goal in the second leg of the Final against Fulham.

As one of the more experienced Under-21 squad members in 2014-15, he played regularly and when Lewis Baker headed out on loan, assumed the captaincy. He weighed in with three goals, two of them coming against Fulham, and played both in midfield and central defence whilst earning an England recall for the first time since Under-17 level and signing a new contract running until 2017.

2015-16 started with a loan spell at Gillingham in which he was a first-team regular early on, scoring his first professional goal against Fleetwood and helping the Gills establish an early-season promotion charge. However, he lost his place in the team and the stay ended as scheduled in January before he then finished the campaign at League Two side Plymouth, aiming to help them get promoted but ultimately falling short in the Playoff Final against Wimbledon.

International

Jordan has been capped by England at Under-16, Under-17 and Under-20 levels.

Career statistics

Youth, Reserve and Under-21 Football

Season Under-18 Euro U19 Under-21 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2010-11 4 0 - - 0 0 4 0
2011-12 6 0 - - 0 0 6 0
2012-13 14 3 3 0 0 0 17 3
2013-14 25 3 1 0 0 0 26 3
2014-15 - - - - 24 3 24 3
2015-16 - - - - 5 1 5 1
Total 49 6 4 0 29 4 82 10

(Statistics accurate as of the end of the 2015-16 season)

Senior Club Football

Season Club League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2015-16 Gillingham (loan) 11 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 15 1
2015-16 Plymouth Argyle (loan) 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 1
Total 21 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 25 2

(Statistics accurate as of the end of the 2015-16 season)

Career honours

Contract

Jordan signed a new contract in January 2017 which is set to run until the end of the 2017-18 season 1.

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