Grant, Joel

Birth Date

26th August 1987

Birthplace

London,England

Occupation

Midfielder

Biographical Text

Joel Grant joined Exeter City on Friday 21st August 2015 thanks to the contribution of the 1931 Fund. He came up through the youth setup at Watford, making seven first-team appearances for the Vicarage Road club before turning a loan deal to Aldershot permanent in 2007. He scored six goals across a season and a half with the Shots, impressing during their double-winning season of Conference Premier and Conference League Cup in 2007/08. In a record sale for Aldershot, Joel joined Crewe Alexandra that summer, and would score sixteen goals in nearly a hundred appearances for the Gresty Road club. He would join Wycombe Wanderers on a free transfer in summer 2011. He would spend two seasons at Huish Park with Yeovil Town before arriving at Exeter City.

(Joel is a full Jamaican international, and was a part of the Reggae Boyz' Caribbean Cup win of 2014.)

He made his debut for the Grecians in coming off the bench in the 6-3 Capital One Cup defeat at Sunderland, and got his first goal for City in the dying minutes of the 4-2 defeat at Accrington Stanley. His second strike for the club came at Rodney Parade against Newport, and he has been part of both Jamaica squads since his City arrival, the most recent of which taking him to South Korea for an international friendly.

He formed a key partnership with Lee Holmes in the 2-0 win at Mansfield, with the pair setting one another up for both goals, while his first goal of 2016 came in a 2-0 win at Hartlepool United. Joel was capped twice for Jamacia whilst playing for the Grecians, which made him the most capped player for Exeter, along with Dwayne Lee.

Joel signed for Plymouth Argyle in June 2017, where he made 74 appearances, scoring 14 goals before being released in 2020. He joined Swindon Town in September 2020 and played 20 games scoring twice in the 2020/21 season.

He moved to Grimsby in the Summer of  2021.

Appearances

59 in total and 46 of which were in the league

Goals

9 in total, 8 of which were in the league.

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