Matt Jackson Biography, Age, Height, Operations Manager, Football Agent , Former Footballer


Matt Jackson Biography

Matt Jackson Bio

Matt Jackson (Matthew Alan Jackson) is an English former professional footballer born on 19th October 1971 in Leeds, England. He is a former Operations Manager for Wigan Athletic. As a footballer he played as a defender for Everton and Wigan Athletic earning 10 caps  for the England U21 side.

Matt grew up in Bredford and attended Sharnbrook Upper School. He initially turned down the club to concentrate on finishing his A-Levels. He started his football career at Luton Town, making his professional debut in 1990.

Age 46 years (as of August 2018); born on 19th October 1971
Height 1.83m / 6ft
Position Defender
  • Luton Town (1990 -1991)
  • Preston North End (loan)
  • Everton (1991-1996)
  • Norwich City (1996 – 2001)
  • Wigan Athletics (October 2001 – May 2007)
  • Watford (May 2007 – 2008)
Education Sharnbrook Upper School
Nationality British


Matt Jackson Career

In 1990 he made his professional football debut at Luton Town Football Club, making nine league appearances for the club before signing for Everton. In 1991 he signed to Everton for a fee of £600,000. He scored 20-yard volley against Bristol City in the Fourth Round in a 1–0 victory for Everton.

During the semi final he scored the opening goal in the 4-1 win against Tottenham Hotspur, and during the final his initial cross set up Paul Rideout’s winning goal

In 1996 he signed with Norwich City at a fee of £450,000. He became the team captain in 1997 and was voted Norwich City player of the year in 1998.

Jackson joined Wigan Athletic on 19th October 2001 on a one month loan making his debut on 20th October in a 3–2 defeat against Wrexham, making seven appearances before joining the club permanently on a free transfer,  signing a two and a half year contract.

He formed a central defensive partnership with Jason De Vos which helped win the second Division Championship in the 2002–03 season. Jackson later formed a partnership with Ian Breckin, after De Vos left. which helped Wigan win their second promotion in three years when they finished runners-up in the Coca-Cola Championship in 2004–05.

Jackson scored his first goal in the Premier League in over 13 years in November 2006 for Wigan in a 3–2 win against Charlton Athletic.

Matt Jackson Watford

On 24th May 2007 Jackson signed for Watford, after rejecting an extended one year contract with Wigan. He was joined Blackpool on a one month loan on 24th May 2007. He was recalled to Watford on 5th November after an injury to Jay DeMerit.

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