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Encyclopedia > Matt Jansen
Jansen celebrates Blackburn's League Cup final victory in 2002
Jansen celebrates Blackburn's League Cup final victory in 2002

Matt Jansen (born October 20, 1977 in Carlisle, England) is an English football player who currently plays for Bolton Wanderers. Image File history File links Jansen_league_cup. ... Image File history File links Jansen_league_cup. ... The Football League Cup, commonly known as the League Cup, is an English football competition. ... October 20 is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 72 days remaining. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... Carlisle is a city in the extreme north west of England, some 10 miles from the border with Scotland in the county of Cumbria. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: England Travel guide to England from Wikitravel English language English law English (people) List of monarchs of England – Kings of England family tree List of English people Angeln (region in northern Germany, presumably the origin of the Angles for whom England is named) UK... Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Confederation of African Football (CAF) Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) The Current Laws of the Game (LOTG) The Rec. ... Bolton Wanderers F.C. are an English professional football club. ...


A creative player, and a former England under-21 international, his career started at Carlisle United, where he scored 14 goals. He turned down the chance to join Manchester United before signing for Crystal Palace in 1998 for £2.5 million, where his impressive displays earnt him a move to Premier League side Blackburn Rovers for £4 million. He showed signs of things to come when he scored against Tottenham Hotspur on his debut in January 1999. Carlisle United F.C. are an English football team currently playing in League Two. ... Manchester United Football Club is an English football club, based at Old Trafford Football Ground in Trafford, Greater Manchester. ... Crystal Palace Football Club is a football club based in London and playing in the Coca-Cola Football League Championship, the second level of English football. ... FA Premier League logo The FA Premier League (which, for sponsorship/legal reasons, is often referred to as the Barclays Premiership in the UK and the Barclays English Premier League internationally) is a league competiton for English Football clubs located at the top of the English football league system (above... Blackburn Rovers Football Club is an English Premier League football club based in the town of Blackburn, Lancashire. ... Tottenham Hotspur Football Club is a North London football club. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...


Blackburn were relegated to the First Division in Jansen's first season, but he was the star of the team which won promotion back to the Premier League in the 2000/01 season, finishing as the league's top scorer with 23 goals. He continued to impress in the following season, scoring the first goal in Blackburn's surprise 2-1 League Cup final victory against Tottenham Hotspur in 2002. His good form led to a surprise England call-up for the friendly game against Paraguay on April 17, 2002, however a stomach illness forced him to miss the game and consequently denied him the chance to claim a place in the World Cup 2002 squad. In the sports leagues — especially soccer leagues — of many countries, relegation (or demotion) means the mandated transfer of the worst team(s) (often the bottom three) of a higher league into a lower league at the end of the season. ... From the 1992-1993 to the 2003-2004 season, the Football League First Division was the highest division of The Football League and the second-highest division in the overall English football league system. ... The Football League Cup, commonly known as the League Cup, is an English football competition. ... First International Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Largest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Northern Ireland; 18 February 1882) Worst defeat Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First... April 17 is the 107th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (108th in leap years). ... 2002 (MMII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 2002 Football World Cup (Official name: 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan™) was held in South Korea and Japan from May 31 to June 30. ...


A motorcycle accident in Rome, Italy during the summer of 2002 nearly killed Jansen and long-term hospitalisation followed (it is rumoured he spent four days in a coma). In the seasons after the accident he struggled to regain his place in the Blackburn side which led to him being loaned to Coventry City in 2003, where he scored 2 goals in 9 appearances. He made another attempt to force his way into the Blackburn team at the start of the 2004/05 season, scoring 2 goals in 8 appearances. However, it was felt that he had still not recovered mentally from the accident and was struggling to cope with the pressures of Premier League football. As a result, Blackburn decided it best for him take another break from football and sent him to visit a sports psychiatrist in America. City motto: Senatus Populusque Romanus – SPQR (The Senate and the People of Rome) Founded 21 April 753 BC mythical, 1st millennium BC Region Latium Mayor Walter Veltroni (Left-Wing Democrats) Area  - City Proper  1290 km² Population  - City (2004)  - Metropolitan  - Density (city proper) 2,823,807 almost 4,000,000 1... This article is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Coventry City Football Club, otherwise known as the Sky Blues due to the traditional colour of their strip (which itself is sky blue in honour of the sky blue cloth traditionally made in the city), are a football team based in Coventry, England. ... The 2004/05 season of the FA Premier League began in August 2004 and ended in May 2005. ... Psychiatry is the branch of medicine that studies, diagnoses and treats mental illness and behavioral disorders. ... The United States of America — also referred to as the United States, the U.S.A., the U.S., America, the States, or (archaically) Columbia—is a federal republic of 50 states located primarily in central North America (with the exception of two states: Alaska and Hawaii). ...


In May 2005 Jansen signed a 2 year 'pay as you play' contact with Blackburn, suggesting that the club was ready to give him one final chance to establish himself in the team after his injury, and he returned to action in a pre-season friendly against Morecambe in July 2005. Morecambe F.C. are an English football team based in Morecambe, Lancashire who currently play in the Nationwide Conference. ...


However, Jansen once again struggled to gain a first-team place once the season started. Blackburn agreed to release him from his contract on January 11, 2006, two days later he signed for Bolton on a 6 month contract, after interest from Stuart Pearce's Man City failed. He is also not a great striker. January 11 is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Matt Jansen Bolton Wanderers Player Profile from 4thegame.com (439 words)
Matt Jansen was one of the breed of First Division strikers that everyone in the top flight has heard of.
Struggling to recapture his best form, Hughes allowed Jansen some time off to rediscover his appetite for the game as he was still feeling the effect of that motorbike crash.
Jansen signed a new contract in May 2005, but was unable to break into the team and left Rovers in January 2006 to try find better luck somewhere else.
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