Jordon Garrick
Personal information
Full name Jordon D'Andre Garrick[1]
Date of birth (1998-07-15) 15 July 1998 (age 24)
Place of birth Jamaica
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.79 m)
Position(s) Winger
Club information
Current team
Swansea City
Number 41
Youth career
0000–2015 Ossett Albion
2015–2019 Swansea City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2019– Swansea City 14 (2)
2021Swindon Town (loan) 19 (2)
2021–2022Plymouth Argyle (loan) 42 (4)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 19:06, 29 May 2022 (UTC)

Jordon D'Andre Garrick (born 15 July 1998) is a Jamaican professional footballer who plays for Swansea City.

Born in Jamaica, he moved to England as a child where he began playing football and eventually joined Ossett Albion. In November 2015, he joined Swansea City and made his professional debut four years later.

Early life

Garrick was born in Jamaica before his family settled in the village of Liversedge in Yorkshire, England.[2][3] He attended Whitcliffe Mount School in Cleckheaton before studying sport and exercise science at Huddersfield New College.[3]

As a teenager, Garrick played football before taking up rugby league at the age of 16. He began playing rugby league for local amateur side Dudley Hill where the coach had ties to Bradford Bulls. He began training with the Bulls, playing as either a fullback or winger.[4] Garrick came close to giving up football after the Bulls expressed an interest in signing him before being persuaded to keep playing by his mother and the manager of his amateur side.[2]

Club career

Garrick played for Northern Premier Division One side Ossett Albion before being encouraged by his coaches to attend a trial with Premier League side Swansea City.[2] The two-week trial proved successful and he signed a two-year deal with the Welsh side, only a year since contemplating leaving football to pursue a rugby league career. He was initially assigned to the club's academy and under-21 development side where he scored eight goals in ten matches during his first season with the under-18s.[2][3] He made his professional debut for the club as a substitute in place of Barrie McKay during a 3–1 victory over Northampton Town in the first round of the EFL Cup on 13 August 2019.[5] He made his Football League debut a week later during a 3–1 victory over Queens Park Rangers, winning the penalty for his side's second goal.[6] Garrick described his debut as emotional and stated "I had a few tears in my eyes to be honest. It was emotional because it's been a long time coming".[7] He scored his first goal for Swansea in an EFL Cup tie against Cambridge United on 28 August 2019.[8] On 1 February 2021, Garrick joined League One side Swindon Town on loan for the remainder of the 2020–21 season.[9]

Style of play

Garrick has described himself as a player with "pace and skill" and has credited his rugby league background with improving his physicality which he stated "gave me an edge over some players who were older than me in non-league."[2]

Career statistics

As of 13 April 2021
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
Swansea City U23 2016–17[10] PDL 2[a] 0 2 0
2017–18[11] PDL 3[a] 1 3 1
2018–19[12] PDL 3[a] 1 3 1
Swansea City 2019–20[13] Championship 11 2 0 0 3 1 0 0 14 3
2020–21[14] Championship 3 0 2 0 0 0 5 0
Total 14 2 2 0 3 1 0 0 19 3
Swindon Town (loan) 2020–21[14] League One 14 2 14 2
Career total 28 4 2 0 3 1 8 2 41 7
  1. ^ a b c Appearances in EFL Trophy

References

  1. ^ "Club list of registered players: As at 18th May 2018: Swansea City" (PDF). English Football League. p. 39. Retrieved 21 August 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Getting to Know...Jordan Garrick". Swansea City A.F.C. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  3. ^ a b c "New College Striker Set to Start at Premier League Club". Huddersfield New College. 6 November 2015. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  4. ^ Gwilym, Andrew (7 December 2018). "The next Swansea City youngster off the production line who could have signed for Bradford Bulls". WalesOnline. Media Wales. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  5. ^ Pritchard, Dafydd (13 August 2019). "Swansea City 3–1 Northampton Town". BBC Sport. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  6. ^ "Queens Park Rangers 1–3 Swansea City". BBC Sport. 21 August 2019. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  7. ^ "Emotional Jordan Garrick revels in league bow". Swansea City A.F.C. 22 August 2019. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  8. ^ "Swansea City 6–0 Cambridge United". BBC Sport. 28 August 2019. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  9. ^ "Jordon Garrick signs on loan while Freeman heads the other way". Swindon Town FC. 1 February 2021. Retrieved 2 February 2021.
  10. ^ "Games played by Jordon Garrick in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  11. ^ "Games played by Jordon Garrick in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  12. ^ "Games played by Jordon Garrick in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  13. ^ "Games played by Jordon Garrick in 2019/2020". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  14. ^ a b "Games played by Jordon Garrick in 2020/2021". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2 February 2021.