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Matt Jansen

Blackburn Rovers FC




Full name Matthew Brooke Jansen
Born 20 October 1977 in Wetheral, Carlisle, Cumbria [registered in Carlise, December 1977].
Attended Cumwhinton Primary School
Height/Weight 5' 11", 10st 13lb. [2004]


Barry Hugman's PFA Yearbook [various years] & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s) Began as a Carlisle United FC trainee, before signing professionally on 18 January 1996. He had played 42 league matches, scoring ten goals, when he was sold to Crystal Palace FC for £1 million on 12 February 1998, he had previously turned down the chance to play for Manchester United FC. At Palace, though, he scored another ten goals in 26 league matches. Transferred to Blackburn Rovers FC for £4.1 million on 19 January 1999. And his career was disrupted by a motorbike accident in Rome, he struggled to regain a place and was loaned to Coventry City FC on 12 February 2003, where he scored two goals in nine league games. He was eventually  freed from his contract at Blackburn Rovers FC after 153 league games, where he scored 44 times, to be signed by Bolton Wanderers FC on 13 January 2006. He played in just six league games before being released just six months later.  He remained out-of-contract for numerous years, throughout which he had trials with MLS outfit New York Bulls. He trained with Bolton Wanderers FC and Carlisle United FC in an attempt to regain and maintain his fitness levels.  He had one reserve game with Huddersfield Town AFC in February 2008. He signed for Conference side Wrexham AFC in March 2008. He scored a single goal in three league matches, before leaving at the end of the season. In Summer of 2009, Jansen signed for NPL Division One North side Leigh Genesis FC, scoring nine times in 30 league appearances.  A year later, he left with his manager to join Chorley FC. He scored three goals in 22 league appearances.
Club honours Associated Members Shield winners 1996-97; Football League Division One runners-up 2001-02; Football League Cup winners 2001-02; Northern Premier League Division One Play-off winners 2010-11;
Individual honours PFA Division One Team of the Year 2000-01;
Distinctions None


Barry Hugman's PFA Yearbook [various years] & FindMyPast.com

England Career

Player number Did not appear for England.
Position(s) Forward
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours England U21 (six appearances), England U18.
Distinctions None

Beyond England

A motorcycle accident in July 2006, in Rome, seriously inhibited Jansen's playing career. Became involved in property and money-trading as his football career stuttered. - Various media


Matt Jansen - Career Statistics
Squads Apps comp. apps Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals goals ave.min comp. goals Capt. Disc.
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 min 0 none none
minutes are an approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stick to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.


Matt Jansen - Match History
 Club: Blackburn Rovers F.C. - 0 full appearances

Coach: Sven-Göran Eriksson - 0 full capsx

Age 24
- 788 17 April 2002 - England 4 Paraguay 0, Anfield Road, Liverpool Fr HW injured squad member