On this day - 22 May


Name: Matt Jarvis
Born: Middlesbrough, 22 May 1986
Clubs: Gillingham, Wolverhampton Wanderers, West Ham United
International: England - one cap, no goals

West Ham United's flying winger Matt Jarvis is today celebrating his 28th birthday.

The Middlesbrough-born attacker became West Ham's record signing when he joined from Wolverhampton Wanderers in the summer of 2012.

He spent five years at Molineux, establishing himself as a Premier League player after starting off his pro career with Gillingham.

Jarvis' form for Wolves earned him a call-up to the England squad in 2011, and he made his international debut in the 1-1 friendly draw with Ghana on 29 March 2011.

He made 34 appearances during his first season in claret and blue, scoring twice. In his second season at the Boleyn Ground, Jarvis again featured prominently making 35 appearances in all competitions as the Hammers secured a 13th place finish in the Premier League. The speedster also bagged four goals over the course of the campaign, most memorably netting the equaliser against Tottenham Hotspur in the Capital One Cup quarter final victory.

Complete record

2011 West Ham United 0-3 Sunderland (Premier League)

Played 1, Won 0, Drawn 0, Lost 1, Scored 0, Conceded 3