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Jackson Irvine
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Irvine playing for Australia at the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup
Personal information
Full name Jackson Alexander Irvine
Date of birth 7 March 1993 (1993-03-07) (age 28)
Place of birth Melbourne, Australia
Height 1.89 m
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club FC St. Pauli
Number 7
Youth career
1999–2002 Ringwood City JSC
2003–2006 Knox City
2007–2008 Endeavour United
2008 Richmond SC
2008–2010 Melbourne Victory
2010–2012 Celtic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009 Frankston Pines (1)
2012–2015 Celtic 1 (0)
2013–2014 Kilmarnock (loan) 27 (1)
2014–2015 Ross County (loan) 28 (2)
2015–2016 Ross County 36 (2)
2016–2017 Burton Albion 44 (11)
2017–2020 Hull City 107 (10)
2021 Hibernian 15 (0)
2021– FC St. Pauli 0 (0)
National team
2011–2012 Scotland U19 3 (1)
2012–2013 Australia U20 12 (0)
2014–2015 Australia U23 8 (0)
2013– Australia 37 (6)
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:14, 15 May 2021 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 02:26, 3 July 2021 (UTC)

Jackson Alexander Irvine (born 7 March 1993) is an Australian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for 2. Bundesliga club FC St. Pauli. He has previously played for Celtic, Kilmarnock, Ross County, Burton Albion, Hull City and Hibernian. Irvine played for Scotland at under-19 level, but subsequently played for the Australia national team and was selected in their 2018 FIFA World Cup squad.

Club career

Celtic

Irvine was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, where he attended The Knox School. and where he played for clubs in the Victorian League structure. While growing up, Irvine met Curtis Good when "they were both ten and lived two minutes from each other and grew up together". They also "ran cross countries together, played for Knox City (in Melbourne) as juniors".

He signed with Celtic in December 2010 after a successful trial period. During the 2011–12 season, Irvine played for Celtic in the NextGen Series, a pan-European competition for youth teams, he also captained the under 19-side that won the Scottish Youth Cup and Under-19 League that season. Irvine also won the Youth Cup in 2010–11 and 2012–13. He made his Scottish Premier League debut on 1 September 2012, when he came on as a half-time substitute in a 2–2 draw against Hibs. Having made his first team debut he also captained the club's new under-20 side.

Kilmarnock (loan)

At the start of the 2013–14 season, Irvine joined Scottish Premiership side Kilmarnock on a six-month loan following interest from manager Allan Johnston.

Two days after signing for the club, Irvine made his debut, in a 1–1 draw against St Mirren. Irvine then went on to earn regular playing time in the starting eleven. After making six appearances at the club, Irvine scored a "stunning strike from a short Barry Nicholson free-kick" in a 2–0 victory over Ross County on 19 October 2013, giving Johnston his first win for Kilmarnock since arriving at the club as manager. Several weeks later, on 9 November 2013, Irvine was sent-off for receiving a second bookable offence, in a 3–1 loss against St Johnstone. In January 2014, Irvine's loan spell with Kilmarnock was extended until the end of the season.

Ross County

On 1 September 2014, Irvine was sent out on loan again, this time to Ross County. He made his debut on 13 September 2014, in a 2–1 home defeat against Motherwell. On 28 July 2015, Ross County signed Irvine on a two-year permanent deal from Celtic for a development fee.

Burton Albion

On 15 July 2016, Irvine signed for English Championship club Burton Albion for a reported fee of £330,000, with the club saying they had broken their transfer record to sign him. He made his debut for the club on 13 August against Bristol City. Three days later he scored his first goal, helping Burton Albion beat Sheffield Wednesday 3–1. This marked the start of a run of four goals in his first six league games for the club. Irvine was named Burton's Player of the Year for 2016–17 after scoring 10 goals in 43 games and helping the club to avoid relegation.

Hull City

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Irvine playing for Hull City in 2018

On 30 August 2017, Irvine signed a three-year deal with Hull City. On 8 September 2017, he made his debut for the club when he came off the bench after 70-minutes to replace Jon Toral in a 5–0 away loss to Derby County. On 9 December 2017, Irvine scored his first goal for the club when he netted Hull's final goal in a 3–2 home win against Brentford.

Irvine was released by Hull City in June 2020.

Hibernian

On 12 January 2021, Irvine joined Scottish side Hibernian until the end of the 2020–21 season.

St. Pauli

On 5 July 2021, Irvine signed for German club FC St. Pauli.

International career

Irvine represented Scotland at the under-19 international level, although he said in October 2011 that he was still interested in playing for Australia. Irvine was eligible to play for Scotland because his father was born in Aberdeen, although he reiterated his desire to play for his native Australia in September 2012. On 11 October 2012, he made his debut for the Australia under-20 team in a friendly match against Portugal.

In September 2013, Irvine received his first Australia senior national team call-up and was selected for two matches. After being on the bench for one game, Irvine made his debut coming on as a substitute for Mile Jedinak in the 83rd minute, in a 3–0 win over Canada on 15 October 2013.

In May 2018 he was named in Australia's 23-man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Career statistics

Club

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Celtic 2012–13 Scottish Premier League 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2013–14 Scottish Premiership 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014–15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Kilmarnock (loan) 2013–14 Scottish Premiership 27 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 29 1
Ross County (loan) 2014–15 Scottish Premiership 28 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 30 2
Ross County 2015–16 Scottish Premiership 36 2 4 0 5 1 0 0 45 3
Burton Albion 2016–17 Championship 42 10 0 0 2 0 0 0 44 10
2017–18 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 1
Total 45 11 0 0 4 0 0 0 49 11
Hull City 2017–18 Championship 34 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 37 2
2018–19 38 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 39 6
2019–20 35 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 36 2
Total 107 10 4 0 1 0 0 0 112 10
Hibernian 2020–21 Scottish Premiership 15 0 5 1 1 0 21 1
FC St. Pauli 2021–22 2. Bundesliga 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 259 26 15 1 13 1 0 0 287 28

International

Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Australia 2013 1 0
2014 0 0
2015 1 0
2016 5 0
2017 8 1
2018 10 2
2019 9 2
2020 0 0
2021 2 1
Total 36 6
Scores and results list Australia's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Irvine goal.
List of international goals scored by Jackson Irvine
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 28 March 2017 Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney, Australia  United Arab Emirates 1–0 2–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
2 23 March 2018 Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo, Norway  Norway 1–0 1–4 Friendly
3 30 December 2018 Al-Maktoum Stadium, Dubai, United Arab Emirates  Oman 5–0 5–0 Friendly
4 15 October 2019 National Stadium, Kaohsiung, Taiwan  Chinese Taipei 3–1 7–1 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification
5 4–1
6 3 June 2021 Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium, Kuwait City, Kuwait  Kuwait 2–0 3–0 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification

Honours

Ross County

  • Scottish League Cup : 2015–16

Individual

  • Scottish Premiership Player of the Month: March 2016
  • Burton Albion Player of the Year: 2016–17
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