James Meredith Biography
James Meredith (James Gregory Meredith) is an Australian professional footballer born on 5th April 1988 in Albury, Australia. He plays as a defender for Championship club Millwall and the Australian national team.
James Meredith started his career with the Derby County youth system in 2004, signing a professional contract in 2006. He was loaned out to Cambridge United and Chesterfield before moving to Sligo Rovers. He returned to England with Shrewsbury Town, but after making only three appearances for them, he joined A.F.C. Telford United on loan for most of the 2008–09 season
James Meredith joined York City in 2009 and at the end of his first season played for them in the 2010 Conference Premier play-off Final at Wembley Stadium. Two years later he won in the 2012 FA Trophy Final and 2012 Conference Premier play-off Final with York at Wembley, the latter seeing the club promoted to League Two.
James Meredith signed for Bradford City on 29 June 2012 on a two-year contract, winning promotion to League One in his first season with victory in the 2013 League Two play-off Final.
James Meredith signed for Championship club Millwall on a two-year contract, on 29 May 2017. He made his debut for Millwall against Nottingham Forest in Millwall’s opening match of the 2017–18 Championship season on 4 August 2017
James Meredith was first called up by Australia for a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Jordan on 8 October 2015, for which he was an unused substitute. Meredith debuted for Australia on 12 November 2015, after being selected in the starting line-up for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Kyrgyzstan. In May 2018 he was named in Australia’s preliminary 26 man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
James Meredith Age
James Meredith was born on 5 April 1988 in Albury, New South Wales (30 years as of 2018)
James Meredith Height
James stands at 1.85m.
James Meredith Girlfriend
James Meredith previously dated glamour model Maria Fowler after meeting her through social networking website Myspace, although the two broke up in 2007.
James Meredith Salary
His salary is under review will be updated, his current market value is 750k EUR according to Jun 6, 2018.
James Meredith Fifa 18
In May 2018 he was named in Australia’s 23-man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
James Meredith Socceroos
In March 2015, Meredith expressed his desire to play for the Australian national team. Australia coach Ange Postecoglou said at the time that he was open to selecting a number of new players to the national team, including Meredith. Meredith was first called up by Australia for a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Jordan on 8 October 2015, for which he was an unused substitute as Australia lost 2–0.
Meredith debuted for Australia on 12 November 2015, after being selected in the starting line-up for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Kyrgyzstan, which the team won 3–0 at home. He only learned he would be starting on the morning of the match, and his family flew to Canberra from Melbourne to watch him. He made a second start in a win over Bangladesh four days later.
Meredith had not featured for Australia again by August 2017, when he stated his aim to be recalled to the Australian squad following his move to Milwall in the Championship.
James Meredith Bradford
On 29th June 2012 he signed for League Two Bradford City on a two-year contract. His debut came after starting in Bradford’s opening match of 2012–13, a 1–0 victory away to League One team Notts County in the League Cup first round. Meredith scored his first goal for Bradford in a 3–1 home win against Cheltenham Town on 20 October 2012. He achieved promotion into League One in his first season with Bradford, playing in their 3–0 victory over Northampton Town in the 2013 League Two play-off Final at Wembley Stadium on 18 May 2013. He finished the season with 44 appearances and 1 goal.
Due to his strong performance as Bradford’s starting left back during the 2016–17 League One season, Meredith was included in the PFA Team of the Year. He started for Bradford as they were beaten 1–0 by Millwall at Wembley Stadium in the 2017 League One play-off Final.
James Meredith Millwall
James Meredith signed for Championship club Millwall on a two-year contract, on 29 May 2017. He made his debut for Millwall against Nottingham Forest in Millwall’s opening match of the 2017–18 Championship season on 4 August 2017.
James Meredith Transfer History
|17/18||Jul 1, 2017||Bradford City||Millwall||500 Th. €||Free Transfer|
|12/13||Jul 1, 2012||York City||Bradford City||50 Th. €||Free Transfer|
|09/10||Jul 1, 2009||Shrewsbury||York City||50 Th. €||Free Transfer|
|08/09||Apr 1, 2009||Telford Utd||Shrewsbury||50 Th. €||End of loan|
|08/09||Jan 1, 2009||Shrewsbury||Telford Utd||50 Th. €||Loan|
|07/08||Jan 1, 2008||Sligo Rovers||Shrewsbury||50 Th. €||Free Transfer|
|07/08||Jul 1, 2007||Derby||Sligo Rovers||–||Free Transfer|
|06/07||Apr 1, 2007||Chesterfield FC||Derby||–||End of loan|
|06/07||Mar 1, 2007||Derby||Chesterfield FC||–||Loan|
|06/07||Nov 1, 2006||Cambridge Utd.||Derby||–||End of loan|
|06/07||Oct 1, 2006||Derby||Cambridge Utd.||–||Loan|
|06/07||Jul 1, 2006||Derby U18||Derby||–||–|
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James Meredith Stats
|CLUB||FROM||TO||FEE||LEAGUE||FA CUP||LGE CUP||OTHER|
|Millwall||29 May, 17||Free||46 (0)||0||1 (0)||0||0 (0)||0||0 (0)||0|
|Bradford||29 Jun, 12||29 May, 17||Free||174 (7)||4||15 (0)||0||9 (1)||0||13 (1)||0|
|York||01 Jul, 09||29 Jun, 12||Free||131 (3)||3||7 (0)||0||0 (0)||0||3 (0)||0|
|Telford||10 Mar, 09||21 May, 09||Loan||0 (0)||0||0 (0)||0||0 (0)||0||0 (0)||0|
|Shrewsbury||01 Feb, 08||01 Jul, 09||Free||3 (0)||0||0 (0)||0||0 (0)||0||0 (0)||0|
|Chesterfield||02 Mar, 07||02 Apr, 07||Loan||1 (0)||0||0 (0)||0||0 (0)||0||0 (0)||0|
|Derby||01 Jul, 06||31 May, 07||Trainee||0 (0)||0||0 (0)||0||0 (0)||0||0 (0)||0|
|Totals||£0||355 (10)||7||23 (0)||0||9 (1)||0||16 (1)||0|
|Goals per Game||0.01||0||n/a||0|
James Meredith News: “I want another successful journey,” says Meredith
The left-back became The Lions’ first signing of 2017/18 last summer, just a few weeks after appearing against Neil Harris’ side for Bradford City in the Sky Bet League One Play-Off Final, which Millwall won 1-0.
A full Championship campaign later, the 30-year-old has launched his career from trips to Oldham Athletic, Fleetwood Town and Walsall to the brink of the Premier League – and possibly a trip to Russia in June and July for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Speaking to millwallfc.co.uk after a extraordinary first season back in the second tier, Meredith expressed his delight at “a really good season” and thanked Harris and his staff for handing him the opportunity to play at a higher level.
“Millwall made it easy for me [to join]. The staff, the gaffer, the fans – they’ve all made it easy,” he said. “It’s great to be in London, too, so close to a major city.
“I’ve been pretty comfortable this year. I’ve known for years that I can play at Championship level, so it was just waiting for that opportunity. I’m very grateful that Neil Harris and his staff were able to give me that.
“Looking back now, the team has had a really good season. We deserve to be where we’re at and I think we could’ve even gone on further. Next season, if we recruit well and keep the players we’ve got now – we’ve got such a good, solid bunch of lads – then we’ll kick on again.
“I think there’s another gear in there for me and for a lot of other players in this team.”
The left-back made his Lions debut in the 1-0 opening night defeat to Nottingham Forest at the City Ground and didn’t look back, making 47 starts, with just the Emirates FA Cup defeat at Rochdale to add to a full set of League fixtures.
Millwall made a typically slower start than most to their campaign and found themselves in 15th place following a 2-1 New Year’s Day defeat at Norwich City.
However, a 17-match unbeaten run in the League from there propelled The Lions into sixth place – a spot that they unfortunately relinquished in the dying embers of the season.
“I knew Millwall would do well, but I didn’t think we’d do that well. When Tim Cahill came in, the first thing he predicted is that we wouldn’t lose until the end of the season – he was pretty much right.
“When a team comes into a new League and there are lots of new players, it takes a while to build into a rhythm and understanding the best way the manager wants us to play etc. Once we got that, it was building blocks from there. We built our way up into a position through working hard, through being good at what we do, being solid and having quality players.
“It was unfortunate we had that difficult run-in at the end. We were very close, but no cigar.”
Part of that incredible run saw Millwall equal a club record for consecutive away League victories – six – after winning at Leeds United, Reading, Birmingham City, Burton Albion, Hull City and Barnsley.
That sequence conincided with the arrival of Tim Cahill, whose experience brought “unity” to the team, according to the left-back.
“The team was consistently doing so well, so [the run] was deserved. Everyone was having such a great time. We weren’t going into games nervous, we had the belief that we were going to win.
“Tim’s had a great time and really enjoyed himself. He was good on the pitch but great off it as well. He’s used his experience and brought everyone together, developing a unity in the team.”
After a career that has taken in clubs such as Chesterfield, Shrewsbury Town and York City, next up for the defender could be a first World Cup appearance, followed by another tilt at promotion to the Premier League with Millwall.
“I’ve had a good time, it’s been a fantastic season and I’m really happy with my first year in The Championship,” said the former Bantam.
“I hope we can build and make the Play-Offs next year and go up to the Premier League. I want another successful journey.”