Attacking midfielder Jordan Flores joined the Tigers in January 2021 to add depth to the midfield choices available to Grant McCann as he plotted an immediate return to the Championship. Flores was not able to break into City’s supercharged midfield and made only four substitute appearances for the League One champions. In June 2021 he joined League Two side Northampton Town on a season long loan, which two months later was turned into a permanent move to free up a berth in City’s restricted squad for another signing.
Jordan Michael Flores was born in Wigan to a father with Spanish heritage, and was involved with the Wigan Athletic academy from a young age. Released at 12, he returned at 16 to sign a scholarship with the Latics under the guiding hand of former Tigers left back Gregor Rioch. Jordan made his senior debut for Wigan in May 2015 at Brentford when he came on as substitute during the last game of the season. He made his first start for Wigan early in the 2015/16 season and scored a fine goal, only to blot his copy book by being sent off for a petulant kick-out a week later. This set the scene for Flores’ time at Wigan for the next three years – he was a well regarded locally sourced player popular with fans, but he struggled to establish himself in the first team.
When Ex-City player Warren Joyce became manager at Wigan in 2016/17 season Flores was loaned to Blackpool, this spell was a success with three goals scored in 21 appearances. Further managerial changes at Wigan meant that he again went out on loan to Chesterfield in 2017/18, reuniting with former Wigan manager Gary Caldwell who had given Jordan his debut in 2015. A car accident that left Flores with a broken vertebrae drew that loan to an abrupt end in October 2017 and while his recovery was rapid he struggled to reach peak fitness during loan spells at AFC Fylde and Danish side Ostersunds.
In January 2019 he signed for League of Ireland side Dundalk, a move that allowed Flores to establish a regular first team place. He contributed to Dundalk’s League of Ireland and League Cup double in 2019 and also played in Dundalk’s FAI Cup Final win in 2020, coming on as a late substitute. He played in European competitions, scoring a fine goal against Arsenal in the Europa League during December 2020, and in February 2020 scored a spectacular volleyed goal in a League of Ireland game against Shamrock Rovers that led to Jordan being nominated for the 2020 Puskas Award for the best goals scored across the planet. Flores left Dundalk in January 2021 to join Hull City.
Flores joined Northampton Town in the 2021 close season.
Date/Place of Birth: 4 October 1995, Wigan
Hull City First Game: 19 January 2021, Accrington Stanley H (League One), 25 years, 107 days old
Hull City Final Game: 5 April 2021, Northampton Town H (League One), 25 years, 183 days old
Wigan Athletic (2014-2019), Blackpool (2017, loan), Chesterfield (2017, loan), AFC Fylde (2018, loan), Ostersunds FK (2018, loan), Dundalk (2019-2021), Hull City (2021), Northampton Town (2021-current)
Hull City Record
Career: 4 apps, 0 goalsJordan Flores
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