Born: 24 May 1990, Woodford, England
Former clubs: Leyton Orient (loan), Scunthorpe United (loan), Bristol City (loan) 

Jordan Spence celebrated a season of real development and improvement by making his Barclays Premier League debut on the final day of the 2009/10 season.

The tall, composed and versatile defender is comfortable at both centre-back and right-back, combining strong defending with composure in possession and a willingness to bring the ball forward from the back.

Away from West Ham United, Spence has also impressed, representing England at Under-16, U17, U18, U19 and U21 levels.


Signed a new long-term contract on Friday 1 July 2011...Loaned to Bristol City for the 2011/12 season on 3 August 2011.


Named as an unused substitute for the FA Cup third-round win over Barnsley and the Carling Cup semi-final first-leg victory over Birmingham City...Joined Championship side Bristol City on loan on 3 March 2011...Made his Bristol City debut in a 4-1 Championship victory at Coventry City on 5 March 2011...Extended his loan at Bristol City until 7 May 2011 on 30 March 2011...Totalled 12 Barclays Premier Reserve League appearances...Returned to West Ham United in early May 2011, making his full first-team debut in the 3-2 Barclays Premier League defeat at Wigan Athletic on 15 May 2011…Made his second first-team start and full home debut in the 3-0 home Barclays Premier League defeat by Sunderland on 22 May 2011.

Jordan Spence


Joined Scunthorpe United on loan on 18 August 2009…Made his Scunthorpe United debut in 2-0 home Championship defeat by Middlesbrough on 18 August 2009…Totalled nine Championship and two League Cup appearances for Scunthorpe United, all of them starts…Named captain of West Ham United's reserve team on his return in January 2010…Made eight Barclays Premier Reserve League South appearances, all of them starts…Scored in 1-1 home Barclays Premier Reserve League South draw with Portsmouth on 20 January 2010…Named as an unused substitute in the Premier League on three occasions...Made his West Ham United and Premier League debut in the 1-1 home draw with Manchester City on 9 May 2010.

Jordan Spence


Named as unused substitute for the opening two fixtures of the Premier League season, as well as the League Cup second-round win over Macclesfield Town…Made four Barclays Premier Reserve League South appearances, three of them starts…Made one FA Premier Academy League appearance…Loaned to Leyton Orient on 25 November 2008…Made his Leyton Orient debut in the 2-1 FA Cup second-round win at Bradford City on 29 November 2008…Made his league debut for Leyton Orient in the 2-1 League One defeat at Scunthorpe United on 24 January 2009…Totalled 20 league and one FA Cup start for Leyton Orient.

Jordan Spence


Scored his first competitive goal in the 2-2 home Barclays Premier Reserve League South draw with Arsenal on 6 November 2007…Totalled eleven Barclays Premier Reserve League South appearances, seven of them starts, and one goal…Totalled 21 FA Premier Academy League appearances, 19 of them starts…Made one FA Youth Cup appearance.


Made eight FA Premier Reserve League South appearances, four of them starts…Made 23 FA Premier Academy League appearances, 19 of them starts…Made one FA Youth Cup appearance.


Made his FA Premier Reserve League South debut as a substitute in 3-0 home defeat by Watford on 4 April 2006 at the age of 15…Totalled two substitute appearances in the FA Premier Reserve League South…Made his FA Premier Academy League debut in 5-1 defeat at Ipswich Town on 8 October 2005 at the age of 15…Totalled five FA Premier Academy League appearances.

Jordan Spence

International career

Capped by England at U16, U17, U18 and U19 levels…Captained England to Victory Shield success in November 2005 at the age of 15…Led England to the final of the Nordic Tournament in August 2006…Capped eight times by England at U16 level…Made his England U16 debut against Scotland on 26 November 2004…Captained England at the FIFA U17 World Cup in August 2007…Scored a last-minute winner in the 2-1 group-stage victory over Brazil in Goyang, Korea Republic, on 24 August 2007…Capped 24 times by England at U17 level…Captained England U18 on his debut in the friendly against Ghana on 20 November 2007…Capped twice by England at U18 level…Made his England U19 debut against Belgium on 17 October 2007…Capped eight times by England at U19 level to the end of the 2009/10 season, helping them to reach the 2009 UEFA European U19 Championship finals...Made his England U21 debut in a 2-1 friendly defeat by Iceland in Preston on 28 March 2011.

Before West Ham United

Attended Chigwell School in Essex...Joined West Ham United in 2004 at the age of 14.

Any other business

Is the only player to score a winner for England against Brazil at a FIFA tournament at any level.