|Full Name||Jordan Lee Pickford|
|Date of Birth||March 7, 1994|
|Birth Place||Washington, England|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Debut||January 21, 2012|
Jordan Pickford is an English professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for the England national team and Premier League side Everton FC.
Jordan Pickford was born on March 7, 1994, in Washington, Tyne and Wear, England. Pickford attended St Robert of Newminster Catholic School, where he played football for the school team. He was known for his skills as a goalkeeper and was scouted by Sunderland AFC's academy when he was just eight years old.
At the age of 16, Pickford signed a scholarship with Sunderland AFC and began playing for the club's youth teams. He quickly progressed through the ranks, and in 2011, he made his debut for the club's reserve team.
Pickford started his career at Sunderland and appeared 36 times for the Black Cats in all competitions. In July 2017, the 23-year-old custodian became the most expensive British goalkeeper in history in June 2017 when he penned a five-year contract with Everton for a record fee of 30 million Euros.
He quickly established himself as the club's first-choice goalkeeper, and has remained in that role ever since. Pickford has continued to impress at Everton, and his performances have earned him a reputation as a solid goalkeeper in the Premier League. He has made a number of crucial saves and has helped Everton to several important victories, including a penalty shootout win over Manchester United in the 2019-2020 season. To date, he has made over 220 appearances for the Toffees.
Pickford made his international debut for England in November 2017, in a friendly match against Germany. He has since become the team's first-choice goalkeeper, amassing 50 caps, and has played a key role in several important matches.
Pickford's most notable performance for England came in the 2018 World Cup, where he played a crucial role in helping the team to reach the semi-finals of the tournament. He made a number of important saves in England's penalty shootout victory over Colombia in the round of 16, and also made several key saves in the quarter-final match against Sweden.
In the semi-final against Croatia, Pickford made some crucial saves but was unable to prevent England from losing 2-1 in extra time. Despite the defeat, he was praised for his performances throughout the tournament, and was named in the team of the tournament by FIFA.
Pickford has continued to play for England since the World Cup, and has been a key player in the team's qualification for the 2022 World Cup. He also featured in the 2020 UEFA European Championship and 2019 UEFA Nations League, putting in solid performances in both competitions, however, England failed to win either.
In 2017, Pickford became the most expensive British goalkeeper in history when he signed for Everton for a transfer fee of £25 million.
Pickford made the most saves of any goalkeeper in the 2017-2018 Premier League season, with 143 saves.
At the 2018 World Cup, Pickford became the first England goalkeeper to save a penalty in a World Cup shootout, when he saved Carlos Bacca's spot-kick in the round of 16 match against Colombia.
In October 2020, Pickford became the first Everton goalkeeper to keep clean sheets in four consecutive Premier League matches since Neville Southall in 1987.
|England U21||Toulon Tournament: 2016|
|Individual||Everton Player of the Season: 2017–18, 2021–22|
|Everton Players' Player of the Season: 2017–18|
|Everton Young Player of the Season: 2017–18|
|England Under-21 Player of the Year: 2017|
|UEFA Nations League Finals Team of the Tournament: 2019|
|Premier League Save of the Season: 2021–22|
|Premier League Save of the Month: September 2022|
|FIFA World Cup Team of the Tournament: 2018|
Outside of football, Pickford is known to enjoy spending time with his family and friends. He is also a keen golfer, and has been spotted playing golf during his time off from football.
Pickford has also been involved in charitable work throughout his career. In 2018, he donated £2,000 to a young Sunderland fan who needed treatment for cancer. He has also been involved in fundraising for other charitable causes, including the Bradley Lowery Foundation and the NHS.
As of 2023, his net worth is estimated to be around $25 million.
Pickford is the son of Lee Pickford and Susan Ball, and has two siblings, a brother, and a sister. His father, Lee, worked as a panel beater, while his mother, Susan, worked in a local biscuit factory.
Pickford is married to Megan Davison, whom he has been in a relationship with since they were both teenagers. The couple got engaged in 2018, and were married in March 2020. They have a son together, who was born in 2019.
In 2018, Pickford purchased a luxury mansion in Cheshire for a reported £2.1 million. The property features six bedrooms, a cinema room, and a gym, as well as a large outdoor space with a swimming pool and tennis court.
In addition to his Cheshire mansion, Pickford also reportedly owns a property in the Spanish resort town of Ibiza. The property is said to be a holiday home for Pickford and his family, and is located in the exclusive area of Cala Conta, known for its stunning beaches and nightlife.