jason dozzell - fact file

1993 - 1997            midfielder

FULL NAME : -   Jason Irvin Winans Dozzell

Born on 9th December 1967 in Ipswich, Suffolk, England.

Height : -  1.85m  (6' 1")

Weight : -  - kgs  (st  lbs)


A highly skilful player, Jason Dozzell was a big money signing for Tottenham, but he failed to show the White Hart Lane crowd the same form he had displayed while coming through the ranks at Ipswich Town.

Educated at the local Chantry High School, Ipswich and playing local boys football for Langham Lions, Dozzell started his association with the Suffolk side when they signed him as a junior, ahead of West Ham United and Nottingham Forest.  Progressed through the youth and reserve sides very quickly, as he was tall for his age and was fast tracked to the first team by manager Bobby Ferguson.  Jason was the youngest scorer of a goal in the top flight for many years when he netted for Ipswich Town aged just 16 years and 57 days after coming on against Coventry City on his debut.  That was 10 months before he became a professional.

Joined Tottenham in the summer of 1993 to become Ossie Ardiles' first signing, but failed to become the influential play-maker than the manager hoped.  His languid approach to the game made it look like he wasn't giving 100% to a number of Spurs fans and this failed to make him a crowd favourite.  Having said that, he did get up in support of the attack from a midfield position and scored a few important goals, but his general contribution was not up to the standard expected and maybe he suffered by making the move to a big club too soon.

He also suffered a number of injuries while at Spurs and this did not help him have a long run in the side, so in 1997 he went on loan to Ipswich for a month, before signing for Northampton Town.  His one season there was successful, as the team reached a promotion play-off final at Wembley and after that he move don again, this time to Essex side Colchester United.  Around Christmas 2000 he sustained a toe injury and as he failed to regain his former level of play, he retired from playing in league football in September 2001.

He went to play at Canvey Island and Grays Athletic in non-league until, in 2003, he took over as manager at local non-league team Ipswich Wanderers and lead them to the Jewson's Eastern Counties Football League Division One and promotion to the Premier Division for 2005-06, but left at the end of that season because of "off field" issues.  Jason went on to manage Suffolk side Leiston until November 2007 and has not been involved with football since then.

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Career Record
 
Club Signed Fee Debut Apps Goals
Ipswich Town 1985 ?? 4th February 1984  v Coventry City (First Division)  (home) won 2-0  [scored once] ?? ??
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR August 1993 1,900,000 14th August 1993  v  Newcastle United (Premier League) (away) won 1-0 80 + 19 as a sub 14
Ipswich Town October 1997 Loan ??  10 1
Northampton Town October 1997 ?? ??  26 4
Colchester United 1998 ?? ??  ?? 11
Canvey Island 2001 ?? ??  ?? 11
Grays Athletic 1998 ?? ??  ?? 11

Career Record
Ipswich Town
- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
European appearances; goals
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
68 + 16 as a sub League appearances; 13 goals
4 + 1 as a sub FA Cup appearances; 1 goal
8 + 2 as a sub League Cup appearances; goals
Other appearances; goals
Ipswich Town (loan)
- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
European appearances; goals
Northampton Town
- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
European appearances; goals
Colchester United

- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
European appearances; goals
 

Honours
England international
0 full caps;  0 goals
9 Under-21 caps; 0 goals
Division Two Championship winners medal 1991-1992  (Ipswich Town)

Milestones
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For a photo of Jason Dozzell in the Colchester United squad of 2000-01 click here.
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What they said about Jason Dozzell
Steve Perryman (Spurs assistant manager) ... on Jason's signing by THFC   21.08.1993 (THFC programme)

"Jason is following a fine tradition of talented Spurs midfielders and has the potential to be just as effective.  With games under his belt, his influence on our play will increase even more."

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What Jason Dozzell said about ...
his move to Tottenham ...  12.10.2001 (Echo newspaper)

"The price tag never bothered me, but I did think it was a helluva lot of money, something like 6-7million these days.

I felt really good and it was a brilliant experience playing with some of the game's greats like Jurgen Klinsmann, Sol Campbell and Teddy Sheringham. I'm glad I made the move to White Hart Lane and I also enjoyed my time with Northampton and the U's (Colchester United)."
his move to Tottenham ...  21.08.1992 (THFC programme)

"All the lads have been very welcoming and, as a result, I'm settling in very well although my whole move was concluded so quickly that my feet have hardly touched the floor !

I was beginning to wonder if anything was going to materialise.  Ipswich had mad me and offer and, with little else seemingly on the horizon, I was considering signing a new contract.  Then it all happened  The news came completely out of the blue, but I met Ossie the next day and within 48 hours it was all done.

The calibre of players here is top class.  Even the training sessions illustrate the quality because the five-a-side games are a high-level skills test in themselves.  But that's why I'm here.  This is a lovely big club and I could not have made a better move.  Spurs would always be my number one choice and I'm just delighted it has happened for me.  I have always liked the way this club plays football.  "

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