Jordan Pickford is an English footballer who plays for Everton as a goalkeeper in the Premier League, has represented England at various levels, and now remains in the national team. The rather young player is considered one of the greatest goalkeepers for England and has been invited to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. You can find out all about him here.
Jordan Pickford’s Biography
The English goalkeeper was born Jordan Lee Pickford on 7 March 1994 in the English city of Washington in the town of Sunderland. Unlike many other children who grew up playing football because their parents had something to do with the sport, the Everton striker’s father was a builder, while his mother was a housekeeper.
As much as he loved football as a child, Jordan began his education at St. Robert of Newminster Catholic School before attending Sunderland Academy when it was obvious he was destined to play football.
In Sunderland, he grew up with his older brother Richard Logan in a house that was not rich. As he would later reveal, it was Richard who set him on the path to becoming a footballer.
The Everton Number 1 started out as a youth player at Sunderland in 2002 and remained there until he was promoted to the senior team in 2011. Although he remained with the club until 2017, he spent most of his away seasons on loan to clubs such as Darlington, Alfreton Town, Burton Albion, Carlisle United, Bradford City, and Preston North End.
On returning from Preston North End, he moved to Everton, where he became the most expensive English goalkeeper of all time and the third most expensive goalkeeper in the world.
By the end of the 2017/2018 season, in which his club finished with 8 points in the league table, he had already played 38 matches for the club.
Since joining the club, he has received several awards, including the title of player of the season, player of the season, and junior player of the 2017/2018 season.
National Football Career
The Everton goalkeeper made his first appearance as a U-16 player for England in 2008. The following year he played in the English national colors for the U-17 team, then for the U-18 team, which he was a member of until 2012 when he joined the U-19 team.
In 2015, the star goalkeeper, who is believed to become one of England’s best goalkeepers, could start in the U-20 and later in the country’s U-21 team. However, it was not until 2017 that he started as part of the senior national team.
Before he was called to Russia for the country, he had only played two games for England. In the tournament where the Three Lions finished fourth, he was voted England’s first-choice goalkeeper.
It is not known that Pickford has publicly dated any woman in the past, except his girlfriend Megan Davison. The two have been together for a very long time, dating since they were teenagers.
The goalkeeper and Megan Davison, two years apart, met in their home town of Sunderland and have remained a couple ever since. While he now earns his living from football, his girlfriend has a university degree.
Height, Weight, and Body Measurements
At the age of 8, when Jordan Pickford attended the Academy, he was the tallest among others in the same age group. Interestingly, he maintained his height as he continued to grow, and that helped him as a goalkeeper. He is 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) tall and weighs 77 kg (169.7 lbs.).
As for his general body measurements, these were not given, but he is quite slim and athletically built.
- His older brother, Richard Logan, who helped him become a goalkeeper, was himself once a footballer who played for Darlington in the third division.
- The sport he plays is football, but he is also a very strong fan of boxing. Among those he enjoys watching are Anthony Joshua and Kell Brook.
- He has high regard for Joe Hart, whom he calls a hero and whom he says helped him reach the 2018 World Cup.
- Before becoming one of his club’s most important goalkeepers and the most expensive goalkeeper in the Premier League, Jordan Pickford moved to many clubs on loan.