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Jordan Rhodes

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Norwich Career: 2018-19 (on loan from Sheffield Wednesday) (40 appearances, 9 goals)
Current Club: Huddersfield
Date of Birth: 05/02/1990 (Oldham) 
Nationality: Scottish


On 10th July 2018, Norwich signed striker Jordan Rhodes on a season long loan from Sheffield Wednesday. He is Norwich's sixth signing of the 2018 pre-season

He was born in Oldham where his father Andy Rhodes, a former Norwich loan signing, was playing in goal for Oldham Athletic.

Rhodes started his career at Ipswich where he made 10 appearances scoring once. He also had loan spells at Oxford (4 appearances), Rochdale ( 5 appearances, 2 goals) and Brentford (14 appearances, 7 goals). Despite only playing for Brentford for three months, Rhodes was awarded the PFA Fans' Player of the Year accolade for League Two, in 2009.

He was then controversially sold by then manager Roy Keane to Huddersfield Town on 31st July 2009 for £350,000.

He scored 87 goals in 143 games at the John Smith’s Stadium, including a goal in each of his first six games for the Terriers. He scored 23 goals in his first season and 22 the following campaign. He scored 36 league goals in the 2011-12 League One season, the most ever for a Terriers player in one campaign. This includes goals in the first 13 games of the season.

The Scottish international then moved to Blackburn Rovers on 30th August 2012 for £8.5million and carried on his goalscoring form, scoring 85 times in four seasons.

On 1st February 2016 he signed for Middlesbrough where his uncle Steve Agnew was Assistant Manager. He scored eight goals in 18 games as they won promotion to the Premier League. The following season saw him make just six appearances without any goals.

On 1st February 2017, he joined Sheffield Wednesday on loan and made 20 appearances, scoring three. goals. This became a permanent move on 1st July 2017. He scored seven goals in 35 games in 2017/18.

Rhodes became eligible to play for Scotland because he attended school there for more than five years while Andy Rhodes played for Scottish clubs. Rhodes eventually made his debut for Scotland under-21s on 24th March 2011, in a 1–0 loss to Belgium. He went on to become the all-time leading goalscorer for the Under-21s. His first full international cap came on 11th November 2011 as substitute against Cyprus. At the time of his loan to Norwich, he had scored three goals for Scotland in 14 appearances.

Rhodes made his Norwich debut on the opening day of the 2018/19 season in a 2-2 draw at Birmingham City. Jordan scored his first goal for Norwich in the 4-3 home defeat to West Brom on 11th August 2018, in which he also missed a penalty. He then scored in the 2-1 defeat at Sheffield United the following Saturday. Rhodes scored his first hat-trick for Norwich in the 4-3 win at Wycombe in the League Cup on 25th September 2018.

Rhodes finished the 2018/19 season with 40 appearances and nine goals as the Canaries won the Championship title and promotion to the Premier League. He was then strongly linked with a return to the Canaries as City had a buy option inserted in the original loan deal but are believed to favour thrashing out a reduced fee as Rhodes approaches the final 12 months of his current Hillsborough contract. It was suggested that City paid £1million for the loan deal with another six figure sum triggered by the club's promotion triumph.

In December 2019, Rhodes was named in the English Football League's Championship side of the Decade, chosen by over 60,000 votes on social media.

During January 2020, he was linked with moves to both Cardiff and Wigan.

Wednesday were relegated to League One on 8th May 2021 following a 3-3 draw with Derby who stayed up. He had scored seven goals in 38 appearances during that campaign.

In May 2021 he was released by Sheffield Wednesday and quickly signed for Huddersfield on 21st May 2021 on a three year deal. Rhodes came on as substitute for Huddersfield in the Championship play-off final to Notts Forest on 29th May 2022 that Forest won 1-0.

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