22 Facts About Jordan Pickford

1. Jordan Pickford made his debut for the full England national team in November 2017 in a friendly against Germany.

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2. Jordan Pickford was the starting goalkeeper in England's 2018 FIFA World Cup fourth-place finish, in which the squad reached its first semi-final appearance since 1990.

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3. Jordan Pickford started in England's Euro 2020 runners-up finish, in which England reached their first ever Euro final and first major tournament final since 1966.

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4. Jordan Pickford grew up supporting his local football club, Sunderland.

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5. Jordan Pickford joined Sunderland's Academy at the age of eight and progressed through the age groups before signing two-year scholarship terms in 2010.

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6. In 2011, Jordan Pickford signed his first professional contract with the club.

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7. Jordan Pickford went on to make 17 appearances for Darlington, who were relegated.

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8. On 25 February 2013, Jordan Pickford signed for Conference Premier club Alfreton Town, again on an initial month-long loan and was a cover for Phil Barnes, who was injured.

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9. On 2 August 2013, Jordan Pickford signed another loan deal, this time with League Two club Burton Albion, and made his debut the next day against Cheltenham Town.

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10. Jordan Pickford served a one-match suspension which his club did not appeal.

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11. On 26 January, Jordan Pickford signed a new contract committing his future to Sunderland until 2020.

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12. On 13 April 2017, Jordan Pickford was named as one of six players shortlisted for the PFA Young Player of the Year award.

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13. On 15 June 2017, Jordan Pickford signed for Premier League club Everton on a five-year contract.

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14. On 2 December 2018, against local rivals Liverpool, Jordan Pickford made a last-minute mistake after he mishandled a volley from Virgil van Dijk, allowing Divock Origi to score the winning goal for Liverpool from a close-range header in the 96th minute.

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15. On 9 October 2016, Jordan Pickford received his first call-up to the senior squad, replacing an injured Tom Heaton for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Slovenia.

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16. Jordan Pickford led the England under-21 to the semi-final of the 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship in June 2017 with a string of strong performances.

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17. On 24 August 2017, Jordan Pickford was called up to the England squad by manager Gareth Southgate for two 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Malta and Slovakia.

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18. In June 2019, Jordan Pickford scored and then saved the decisive penalty as England beat Switzerland to finish third at the inaugural UEFA Nations League Finals.

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19. On 1 June 2021, Jordan Pickford was named in the 26-man squad for the rescheduled UEFA Euro 2020.

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20. At the tournament, Jordan Pickford became the first goalkeeper in history to keep clean sheets in the first five games of a European Championship.

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21. On 7 July 2021, Jordan Pickford set an all-time England record for most consecutive scoreless minutes posted by a goalkeeper.

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22. Jordan Pickford set the mark of 721 minutes midway through the first half Euro 2020 semi-final against Denmark, passing a record previously held by Gordon Banks.

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