Joe Jordan played professional football for Leeds United, Manchester United, and Milan.
Jordan made 135 League appearances and scored 39 goals for Leeds United.
Jordan helped Manchester United reach the FA Cup final in 1979, which they lost 3–2 to Arsenal. He remained at Old Trafford until 1981, when he moved to Milan.
After leaving Milan, he went on to play for Hellas Verona before returning to England to join Southampton in 1984.
Jordan left Portsmouth on 7 November 2008 following Redknapp's departure to become manager of Tottenham Hotspur. Jordan followed Redknapp to the club, signing on November 8, 2008.
He was selected by Ally MacLeod in the Scotland squad for the 1978 World Cup in Argentina, scoring in the opening 3–1 defeat against Peru. In 1982, Jordan was again in the Scotland squad for the World Cup. A personal milestone was achieved when he scored in the 2–2 draw against the USSR, meaning he had scored in three successive World Cup Finals.
His international career ended with 52 appearances and 11 goals. As a player with more than 50 caps, he holds a permanent place in the Scotland Hall of Fame.
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