Grant, Joel

Birth Date

26th August 1987


Hammersmith, London



Biographical Text

Jamaican international Joel Grant spent two seasons with Exeter City between 2015 and 2017 having arrived from Yeovil Town. He then moved to Plymouth Argyle and later appeared for Swindon Town.   

West London-born Joel progressed through the youth ranks at Watford and, after seven league appearances for the Hornets, joined Aldershot Town in September 2007 having previously appeared for the Hampshire club on loan. Featuring as a member of the team that won the Conference in 2008, Joel moved to Crewe Alexandra for £130,000 in June 2008 for whom he was to make around a hundred first-team appearances and score 18 league and cup goals. Leaving Gresty Road in May 2011, Joel spent two seasons at Wycombe Wanderers and two with Yeovil Town who he joined following the club’s promotion to the Championship.

With Yeovil’s return to League One, Joel played infrequently during 2014/15 and - helped by contributions from the 1931 Fund - joined Exeter City in August 2015. Making his debut as a substitute in the 6-3 League Cup defeat at Sunderland, Joel scored his first goal for City at Accrington Stanley on 19 September 2015 as he went on to appear in 31 league and cup games during his first campaign. Having netted four times in 2015/16, Joel added another five goals in 2016/17 from 28 appearances in all competitions; his last strike coming in the play-off semi-final at Carlisle. 

Also appearing twice for Jamaica during his time at City - he played 14 times for the  Reggae Boyz in total - Joel made his final appearance for the Grecians in the Wembley play-off against Blackpool at Wembley on 28 May 2017 prior to joining Plymouth Argyle a few weeks later.     

Joel was at Home Park for three seasons before joining Swindon Town where, after a single season, he briefly played for Grimsby Town ahead of returning to the Crewe area to play for Nantwich Town during 2022/23. 


Exeter City

League 46 (plus play-offs 3); Cups 10 (59)


League 8 (plus play-offs 1) (9)

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