Australian international midfielder Irvine joined Hull City in August 2017 for a reported two million pounds fee, having scored for Burton Albion (and then been red carded) against the Tigers 4 weeks earlier. After trying out in a few positions he showed his finest form in the second half of the season as a tireless attacking midfielder supporting the striker and contributing occasional goals. After an exciting summer in Russia representing his country in the World Cup Finals, Irvine returned to City late and eased his way back into the first team in the early stages of the 2018/19 season via the bench. He was soon again on fine form as City rose up the table and ended the season as a first team must-pick with hard running, goals and flair to the fore. He continued this form into 2019/20 when he was a key fulcrum for Grant McCann’s hard working midfield group, also filling in as first team captain when Eric Lichaj suffered an injury in early 2020. As the season progressed Jackson’s form faded and his first team place was under threat in March 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic struck. Irvine was unable to agree a contract extension and left the Tigers in June 2020.
Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, Irvine spent time on the books at Melbourne Victory before moving to Scotland at the age of 17 signing for Glasgow Celtic. He made his only SPL appearance for Celtic in 2012, and spent subsequent seasons on loan at Kilmarnock and Ross County where he established his first team chops. In July 2015 he made a permanent switch to Ross County, and a year later he headed south signing for upwardly mobile Burton Albion. At Burton he quickly made his name as a goalscoring attacking midfielder.
In January 2021 Irvine returned north of the border and joined SPL side Hibernian on a short term contract. He quickly established himself as a first team regular and contributed to the Hibees’ Scottish Cup run that took them to a Hampden Park final before they were defeated by St Johnstone. In July 2021 JAckson left Scotland once again and signed for fashionable Hamburg-based German Bundesliga.2 side St Pauli.
Thanks to his Scottish-born father, Irvine was awarded under-19 caps for the Scotland international side in 2011. A year later he had switched allegiance to Australia, his country of birth, for whom he made his senior debut in October 2013 against Canada. Jackson was an established part of Australia’s senior international setup during his three years at City and earned 20 international caps during that time.
Date/Place of Birth: 7 March 1993, Melbourne (Australia)
Hull City First Game: 8 September 2017, Derby County A (Championship), 24 years, 185 days old
Hull City Final Game: 7 March 2020, Stoke City A (Championship), 27 years, 0 days old
Melbourne Victory (2009-2010), Glasgow Celtic (2010-2015), Kilmarnock (2013-2014, loan), Ross County (2014-2015, loan), Ross County (2015-2016), Burton Albion (2016-2017), Hull City (2017-2020), Hibernian (2021), St Pauli (2021-current)
Hull City Record
Career: 112 apps, 10 goalsJackson Irvine
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