Jackson Irvine facts for kids
|Full name||Jackson Alexander Irvine|
|Date of birth||7 March 1993|
|Place of birth||Melbourne, Australia|
|Current club||FC St. Pauli|
|1999–2002||Ringwood City JSC|
|2013–2014||→ Kilmarnock (loan)||27||(1)|
|2014–2015||→ Ross County (loan)||28||(2)|
|2021–||FC St. Pauli||0||(0)|
† Appearances (Goals).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On 12 January 2021, Irvine joined Scottish side Hibernian until the end of the 2020–21 season.
On 5 July 2021, Irvine signed for German club FC St. Pauli.
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.
|Club||Season||League||National Cup||League Cup||Other||Total|
|Celtic||2012–13||Scottish Premier League||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|
|FC St. Pauli||2021–22||2. Bundesliga||0||0||0||0||—||0||0||0||0|
- Scores and results list Australia's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Irvine goal.
|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|
|6||3 June 2021||Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium, Kuwait City, Kuwait||Kuwait||2–0||3–0||2022 FIFA World Cup qualification|
- Scottish League Cup : 2015–16
- Scottish Premiership Player of the Month: March 2016
- Burton Albion Player of the Year: 2016–17
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