Jason Demetriou made his league debut for Leyton Orient during
the 2005/6 season aged 18 in the clash with Cheltenham. He was
at the Norwich City Centre of Excellence at Potters Bar along
with brother Danny in the late 1990s until a change of rules by
the Football Association Forced Norwich to close the centre due
to travelling times. Jason then spent four years with Arsenal
and a year with Tottenham before joining Orient.
Following Orient's promotion to League One at the end of the
2005/6 season, Jason was offered a professional contract by the
On 21st September 2008, the News of the World reported
that Leyton Orient midfielder Jason Demetriou, 20, is a target
for both Newcastle and Charlton
He made his debut for Cyprus in February 2009 as a substitute
in a 2-0 defeat against Serbia. He made his full debut later that
month assiing with two of Cypr' goals in their 3-2 win over Slovakia.
Rumours had it in July 2009 that Championship side Cardiff were
watching Jason ahead of making a bid.
In June 2010, he signed for Cyrpiot side AEK Larnaca to aid his
international career. He had played 167 times for Orient. In 2013,
he moved to AEK Larnaca. On 1st July 2015, he signed for Walsall
whose manager Dean Smith was at Orient. "I have known
Jason for a long time," said Smith. "He will
bring bags of energy, great technique and a winning mentality.
He has the know-how and drive that we are looking for. He's an
extremely talented player so I'm delighted that we have been able
to persuade him to come here."
Demetriou added: "I owe a lot to Dean Smith. I worked
closely with him when I was coming up through the youth ranks
at Leyton Orient. I've missed the buzz of the English game and
this opportunity has come up at the right time for me."
At the time of his return to England, he has won 24 caps for
Demetriou signed for Southend on a two year contract on 23rd June 2016. He played 53 times for Walsall in 2015-16 as they lost in the League One play-off semi-finals, but rejected a new deal.