Born in Walthamstow, 6'3 goalkeeper Jordan Archer initially started his career at Charlton Athletic - but a switch to Tottenham Hotspur at the age of 15 set the shot-stopper on his way.
A six-year spell at White Hart Lane saw the now-28-year-old working with current QPR head of coaching Chris Ramsey and director of football Les Ferdinand before he eventually departed for Millwall in 2015.
After rising through Spurs' youth ranks, Archer was named on the bench Tottenham but was unable to make a senior appearance for the Lilywhites - with a series of loan spells giving the teenager some game-time in the lower leagues of English Football.
Stints at Harrow Borough, Bishop’s Stortford and then Wycombe Wanderers helped him establish himself as a professional 'keeper, before a brief spell at Northampton Town and then the Lions eventually signalled the end of his time in north London.
An impressive first full campaign for the south Londoners saw Archer earn the Lions' player of the season award and, despite play-off final defeat that season, a fine 2016/17 campaign the following year later saw Millwall clinch a play-off victory over Bradford City. Archer’s role was an important one.
The shot-stopper would go on to regularly feature for Neil Harris’ side in the Sky Bet Championship before his departure in 2019.
Spells with Oxford United, Fulham and then Motherwell were to follow for the Scottish international before a move to Middlesbrough in January.
The 28-year-old made five appearances at the Riverside Stadium, including featuring against the R’s in April.
Jordan qualifies to play for Scotland courtesy of his mother and grandparents. He has represented the Tartan Army at Under-19, U20 and U21 level and received his first senior call-up in August 2017, before eventually making his debut in May 2018 against Peru.
- Full Name:
- Jordan Archer
- Date of birth:
- 12th April 1993
- 186 cm
- 80 kg
- Date signed:
- 7th July 2021