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Jordan Parkes

Personal information
Full nameJordan David Parkes
Date of birth26 July 1989(age 27)
Place of birthHemel Hempstead, England
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing positionDefender
Club information
Current clubBarnet

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Jordan David Parkes (born 26 July 1989) is an English professional association footballer, playing as a full-back for Barnet.

Parkes left Parmiter's School in Garston, Hertfordshire aged sixteen in order to pursue a football career at Watford. His debut came in a 2006 League Cup second round tie against Accrington Stanley, in which he scored a penalty in the shootout, won 6 5 by Watford.

Parkes signed his first professional contract with Watford on the 1 February 2007. In March 2007, Parkes was called up to the England under-18 squad by manager Brian Eastick, making his debut in the 4 1 win against Holland. He has subsequently been called up by England under-19's.

In the 2007 08 season he was loaned to League Two sides Brentford and Barnet . He made his league debut for Watford on 30 August 2008 against Ipswich Town, replacing the injured Mat Sadler. In November of that year he captained Watford U20s away to Inter Milan, against a side that included Hernan Crespo, Adriano, Walter Samuel and Olivier Dacourt.

On 29 July 2009, Parkes scored twice in a 4 1 win for a strong Watford side against St Albans City. In September 2009, he was selected for the England national under-20 football team and played in the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Egypt against Uzbekistan.

On 21 June 2010, Parkes was released from his contract with Watford. He subsequently joined Barnet.

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