Michael Jackson

Date of birth04 December 1973
Place of birthRuncorn
NationalityEnglish
Weight86 kg
Height1.80 m
PositionDefender/Centre back

Jackson began his career at Crewe Alexandra signing professional in July 1992.

He could not break into the first team and he joined Bury on a free transfer in August 1993.

He played over 100 games for Bury before he moved to Preston North End in March 1997 for £125,000.

He established himself at the heart of the defence, winning a Division Two championship medal in 1997, and scoring on his 150th league appearance in November 1997 against Bristol Rovers.

He was outstanding in 1998-99 and was rewarded with a new deal in the summer of 1999 and was an important member of the side that regained a place in the First Division when the team won promotion at the end of the 1999-2000 season.

He had scored in his 150th game for the club at Reading and made the PFA Division Two team for that season.

Suspended for the start of the 2000-01 season, he was unable to reclaim a regular starting place until November when Colin Murdoch was suspended.

However, once back, he retained his place going on to make his 150th league appearance for North End during the season.

Having returned to his best form and adapted to First Division football, a back injury then led to his season ending prematurely.

He missed the play-off defeat by Birmingham City but did return for the start of the 2001-02 season.

He was injured in the match against Portsmouth in October and only returned to first team action towards the end of the season.

Jackson joined Tranmere Rovers in July 2004 on a two-year contract.

He then joined Blackpool with a one-year contract that was extended to June 2008 in June 2007.

Jackson joined Shrewsbury Town in July 2008 with a two-year contract before announcing his retirement in January 2010 due to a knee injury.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Crewe Alexandra 29 Jul 1992 13 Aug 1993
Bury 13 Aug 1993 26 Mar 1997
Preston North End 26 Mar 1997 30 Jun 2004
Tranmere Rovers 18 Dec 2002 18 Jan 2003 L
Tranmere Rovers 02 Jul 2004 30 Jun 2006
Blackpool 05 Jul 2006 30 Jun 2008
Shrewsbury Town 30 Jul 2008 13 Jan 2010

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1997-98 Preston North End League Cup 2
1998-99 Preston North End FA Cup 1
1999-00 Preston North End FA Cup 1
1999-00 Preston North End League Cup 1
2000-01 Preston North End FA Cup 1
2000-01 Preston North End League Cup 2
2000-01 Preston North End League Division 1 27
3
1
4
2001-02 Preston North End League Cup 1
1
2001-02 Preston North End League Division 1 12
1
1
2002-03 Preston North End League Cup 1
1
2002-03 Preston North End League Division 1 21
1
1
4
1
2002-03 Tranmere Rovers League Division 2 6
1
2003-04 Preston North End FA Cup 1
2003-04 Preston North End League Cup 1
1
2003-04 Preston North End League Division 1 41
2
5
1
2004-05 Tranmere Rovers FA Cup 1
1
2004-05 Tranmere Rovers LDV Vans Trophy 3
2004-05 Tranmere Rovers League Cup 1
2004-05 Tranmere Rovers League One 43
5
5
1
2004-05 Tranmere Rovers League One Play-Offs 2
1
2005-06 Tranmere Rovers FA Cup 1
2005-06 Tranmere Rovers LDV Vans Trophy 3
2005-06 Tranmere Rovers League Cup 1
2005-06 Tranmere Rovers League One 41
3
5
1
2006-07 Blackpool FA Cup 5
1
1
2006-07 Blackpool League Cup 1
2006-07 Blackpool League One 42
1
1
4
2006-07 Blackpool League One Play-Offs 3
2007-08 Blackpool FA Cup 1
2007-08 Blackpool League Championship 21
2
3
1
2007-08 Blackpool League Cup 3
1
1
2008-09 Shrewsbury Town FA Cup 1
2008-09 Shrewsbury Town League Cup 1
2008-09 Shrewsbury Town League Two 21
2
7


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
17 Sep 1997 Blackburn Rovers v Preston North End L 6-0 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
30 Sep 1997 Preston North End v Blackburn Rovers W 1-0
Agg: 1-6
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
04 Jan 1999 Preston North End v Arsenal L 2-4 FA Cup 3rd round
12 Oct 1999 Arsenal v Preston North End L 2-1 League Cup 3rd round
29 Jan 2000 Everton v Preston North End L 2-0 FA Cup 5th round
26 Aug 2000 Bolton Wanderers v Preston North End L 2-0 League Division 1
28 Aug 2000 Preston North End v Wimbledon D 1-1 League Division 1
02 Sep 2000 Preston North End v Portsmouth W 1-0 League Division 1
05 Sep 2000 Preston North End v Shrewsbury Town W 4-1
Agg: 4-2
League Cup 1st round 2nd leg
12 Sep 2000 Birmingham City v Preston North End L 3-1 League Division 1
27 Sep 2000 Coventry City v Preston North End L 4-1
Agg: 7-2
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
30 Sep 2000 Preston North End v Crystal Palace W 2-0 League Division 1
27 Oct 2000 Preston North End v Barnsley L 1-2 League Division 1
04 Nov 2000 Nottingham Forest v Preston North End L 3-1 League Division 1
18 Nov 2000 Watford v Preston North End W 2-3 League Division 1
25 Nov 2000 West Bromwich Albion v Preston North End L 3-1 League Division 1
02 Dec 2000 Preston North End v Fulham D 1-1 League Division 1
09 Dec 2000 Preston North End v Burnley W 2-1 League Division 1
16 Dec 2000 Gillingham v Preston North End L 4-0 League Division 1
23 Dec 2000 Preston North End v Grimsby Town L 1-2 League Division 1
26 Dec 2000 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Preston North End W 0-1 League Division 1
30 Dec 2000 Sheffield United v Preston North End L 3-2 League Division 1
01 Jan 2001 Preston North End v Bolton Wanderers L 0-2 League Division 1
06 Jan 2001 Preston North End v Stockport County L 0-1 FA Cup 3rd round
10 Jan 2001 Blackburn Rovers v Preston North End L 3-2 League Division 1
13 Jan 2001 Wimbledon v Preston North End L 3-1 League Division 1
03 Feb 2001 Portsmouth v Preston North End W 0-1 League Division 1
10 Feb 2001 Preston North End v Queens Park Rangers W 5-0 League Division 1
13 Feb 2001 Stockport County v Preston North End W 0-1 League Division 1
20 Feb 2001 Preston North End v Birmingham City L 0-2 League Division 1
24 Feb 2001 Preston North End v Sheffield Wednesday W 2-0 League Division 1
03 Mar 2001 Crystal Palace v Preston North End W 0-2 League Division 1
06 Mar 2001 Tranmere Rovers v Preston North End D 1-1 League Division 1
14 Mar 2001 Preston North End v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 2-0 League Division 1
17 Mar 2001 Norwich City v Preston North End W 1-2 League Division 1
31 Mar 2001 Preston North End v Gillingham D 0-0 League Division 1
28 Apr 2001 Crewe Alexandra v Preston North End W 1-3 League Division 1
06 May 2001 Preston North End v West Bromwich Albion W 2-1 League Division 1
11 Aug 2001 Gillingham v Preston North End L 5-0 League Division 1
18 Aug 2001 Preston North End v Walsall D 1-1 League Division 1
21 Aug 2001 Kidderminster Harriers v Preston North End W 2-3 League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
26 Sep 2001 Preston North End v Norwich City W 4-0 League Division 1
30 Sep 2001 Watford v Preston North End D 1-1 League Division 1
13 Oct 2001 Crewe Alexandra v Preston North End L 2-1 League Division 1
16 Oct 2001 Sheffield Wednesday v Preston North End W 1-2 League Division 1
21 Oct 2001 Preston North End v Manchester City W 2-1 League Division 1
23 Oct 2001 Preston North End v Sheffield United W 3-0 League Division 1
27 Oct 2001 Portsmouth v Preston North End W 0-1 League Division 1
01 Apr 2002 Barnsley v Preston North End L 2-1 League Division 1
06 Apr 2002 Preston North End v Coventry City W 4-0 League Division 1
13 Apr 2002 Crystal Palace v Preston North End L 2-0 League Division 1
21 Apr 2002 Preston North End v Nottingham Forest W 2-1 League Division 1
10 Aug 2002 Preston North End v Crystal Palace L 1-2 League Division 1
14 Aug 2002 Nottingham Forest v Preston North End D 2-2 League Division 1
17 Aug 2002 Rotherham United v Preston North End D 0-0 League Division 1
26 Aug 2002 Gillingham v Preston North End D 1-1 League Division 1
24 Sep 2002 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Preston North End L 4-0 League Division 1
01 Oct 2002 Macclesfield Town v Preston North End W 1-2 League Cup 2nd round
29 Oct 2002 Portsmouth v Preston North End L 3-2 League Division 1
16 Nov 2002 Grimsby Town v Preston North End D 3-3 League Division 1
01 Feb 2003 Preston North End v Gillingham W 3-0 League Division 1
08 Feb 2003 Preston North End v Millwall W 2-1 League Division 1
22 Feb 2003 Preston North End v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 0-2 League Division 1
01 Mar 2003 Sheffield Wednesday v Preston North End W 0-1 League Division 1
04 Mar 2003 Watford v Preston North End W 0-1 League Division 1
08 Mar 2003 Preston North End v Derby County W 4-2 League Division 1
15 Mar 2003 Leicester City v Preston North End L 2-1 League Division 1
18 Mar 2003 Preston North End v Walsall W 5-0 League Division 1
05 Apr 2003 Preston North End v Coventry City D 2-2 League Division 1
08 Apr 2003 Burnley v Preston North End L 2-0 League Division 1
12 Apr 2003 Brighton and Hove Albion v Preston North End W 0-2 League Division 1
15 Apr 2003 Reading v Preston North End L 5-1 League Division 1
19 Apr 2003 Preston North End v Sheffield United W 2-0 League Division 1
21 Apr 2003 Wimbledon v Preston North End L 2-0 League Division 1
26 Apr 2003 Preston North End v Bradford City W 1-0 League Division 1
09 Aug 2003 Preston North End v West Ham United L 1-2 League Division 1
12 Aug 2003 Preston North End v Notts County L 0-0 (6-7) League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
16 Aug 2003 Wigan Athletic v Preston North End D 1-1 League Division 1
23 Aug 2003 Preston North End v Sunderland L 0-2 League Division 1
25 Aug 2003 West Bromwich Albion v Preston North End L 1-0 League Division 1
30 Aug 2003 Preston North End v Stoke City W 1-0 League Division 1
13 Sep 2003 Bradford City v Preston North End L 2-1 League Division 1
16 Sep 2003 Preston North End v Coventry City W 4-2 League Division 1
20 Sep 2003 Preston North End v Rotherham United W 4-1 League Division 1
27 Sep 2003 Walsall v Preston North End L 2-1 League Division 1
01 Oct 2003 Nottingham Forest v Preston North End W 0-1 League Division 1
04 Oct 2003 Preston North End v Wimbledon W 1-0 League Division 1
14 Oct 2003 Millwall v Preston North End W 0-1 League Division 1
18 Oct 2003 Reading v Preston North End L 3-2 League Division 1
21 Oct 2003 Crewe Alexandra v Preston North End L 2-1 League Division 1
25 Oct 2003 Preston North End v Ipswich Town D 1-1 League Division 1
01 Nov 2003 Preston North End v Derby County W 3-0 League Division 1
04 Nov 2003 Preston North End v Watford W 2-1 League Division 1
08 Nov 2003 Crystal Palace v Preston North End D 1-1 League Division 1
22 Nov 2003 Preston North End v Norwich City D 0-0 League Division 1
29 Nov 2003 Sheffield United v Preston North End L 2-0 League Division 1
06 Dec 2003 Preston North End v Crystal Palace W 4-1 League Division 1
09 Dec 2003 Cardiff City v Preston North End D 2-2 League Division 1
13 Dec 2003 Gillingham v Preston North End W 0-1 League Division 1
20 Dec 2003 Preston North End v Burnley W 5-3 League Division 1
26 Dec 2003 Stoke City v Preston North End D 1-1 League Division 1
28 Dec 2003 Preston North End v Crewe Alexandra D 0-0 League Division 1
03 Jan 2004 Preston North End v Reading D 3-3 FA Cup 3rd round
07 Feb 2004 Preston North End v West Bromwich Albion W 3-0 League Division 1
14 Feb 2004 Watford v Preston North End L 2-0 League Division 1
21 Feb 2004 Preston North End v Millwall L 1-2 League Division 1
28 Feb 2004 Ipswich Town v Preston North End L 2-0 League Division 1
02 Mar 2004 Preston North End v Reading W 2-1 League Division 1
06 Mar 2004 Burnley v Preston North End D 1-1 League Division 1
10 Mar 2004 Sunderland v Preston North End D 3-3 League Division 1
13 Mar 2004 Preston North End v Gillingham D 0-0 League Division 1
17 Mar 2004 Coventry City v Preston North End L 4-1 League Division 1
20 Mar 2004 Preston North End v Walsall L 1-2 League Division 1
27 Mar 2004 Rotherham United v Preston North End L 1-0 League Division 1
03 Apr 2004 Preston North End v Bradford City W 1-0 League Division 1
10 Apr 2004 Wimbledon v Preston North End D 3-3 League Division 1
12 Apr 2004 Preston North End v Nottingham Forest D 2-2 League Division 1
17 Apr 2004 Derby County v Preston North End L 5-1 League Division 1
24 Apr 2004 Preston North End v Cardiff City D 2-2 League Division 1
01 May 2004 Norwich City v Preston North End L 3-2 League Division 1


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1990-91 England UEFA Under-18 1
1991-92 England UEFA Under-18 1
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
22 May 1991 England v Wales W 3-0 UEFA U18 Group 5
16 Oct 1991 Belgium v England L 1-0 UEFA U18 Group 5


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.