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Joachim: Julian Kevin (Julian)

2004-2005 (Leeds Player Details)(Player Details)


Born: Peterborough, Cambridgeshire: 20-09-1974

Debut: v Derby County (h): 07-08-2004

56 12st (2006)

Joachim had been rejected by Norwich City after a trial with the Canaries and so he joined Leicester City as a youngster and progressed through their youth system before signing professional on 15th September 1992. He was only two months into the second year of his trainee contract, having scored ten times in the first five youth games, plus the reserves' only goal to that date. Following injuries to David Lowe and Phil Gee, he made his debut possibly a little quicker than he would have expected on 19th September 1992 in a 0-0 home draw with Brentford. His first goal came a few days later, on 23rd September 1992, in a 2-0 home League Cup tie win over Peterborough United, his hometown team. Joachim soon became nationally known, as during his debut season of 1992-93 he bagged ten goals for Leicester as they finished sixth in Division One, before securing promotion to the Premiership a year later. He was capped by the England Under-Nineteens on 16th February 1993 in the home clash with Denmark and then took part in the World Youth Championships in Australia for the Under-Twenty team, making three starts, coming on twice as a substitute and scoring twice. He came on as a seventy-fifth minute substitute for Ian Selley in a group match with Korea on 7th March 1993 and scored as he started in a 1-0 win over Turkey in another group game four days later. He replaced Nick Barmby in the forty-second minute of a 0-0 draw with Mexico in the quarter-finals which England won on penalties on 14th March 1993 and played the full game in the 1-2 defeat by Ghana in the Semi-Final, three days later. He scored the winner in the eighty-fifth minute of a 2-1 win over Australia in the play-off for third place three days later. On 30th March 1993, he made his second Under-Eighteen appearance in a 4-2 home win over Denmark and then scored as he gained his third cap in a 5-0 win in Denmark on 7th July 1993. He took his Under-Eighteen caps to seven as he played four games as England won the UEFA championships, scoring once in the process. He played in the 2-0 Group win over France at Stoke on 18th July 1993, and then scored in the eighty-seventh minute of a 4-1 Group win over the Netherlands at Walsall on 20th July 1993, but could not add to his goal tally as England thrashed Spain 5-1 at the same venue, nor in the 1-0 win over Turkey in the final at the City Ground Nottingham on 25th July 1993. He made his first appearance for the England Under-Twenty-One team as a subsitute for Nick Barmby and scored the only goal of the game as England beat Denmark on 8th March 1994. He then made three starts in the UEFA Group matches for the 1994-96 competition, playing the full game in the 0-0 home draw with Portugal on 6th September 1994, started but was replaced by Nick Barmby in a 3-1 win in Austria on 11th October 1994 and played a full game in the 1-0 home win over the Republic of Ireland on 15th November 1994. He brought his total of Under-Twenty-One caps to eight when he played four games in the Toulon Competition, as England went down to Brazil 0-2 on 6th June 1995, he scored in a 2-0 win over Malaysia two days later, and played a full game in a third group game in a 1-0 win over Angola on 10th June 1995. He played a full game as England were eliminated 2-0 by France two days later. He played his ninth and final game in a 2-2 away draw with Norway on 10th October 1995. Joachim had netted three goals as Leicester were subsequently relegated back to Division One in 1994-95 at the first time of asking. In all, Joachim scored thirty-one goals in one hundred and nineteen games at Filbert Street. These comprised twenty-five goals in seventy-seven starts and twenty-two games from the bench in the League, one goal in five F.A. Cup ties, one of which was as a substitute, three goals in nine League Cup ties, two being from the bench and two goals in other games from four starts and two games from the bench. On 24th February 1996, Villa boss Brian Little invested 1.5 million to secure Joachim's services and he bagged thirty-nine goals in ninety starts and fifty-two games from the bench in the League at Villa Park. He also scored twice in the F.A. Cup from eight starts and four games from the bench, three goals from ten starts and one substitute appearance in the League Cup and one goal in six starts and three games as a substitute, in other games. He was voted 'player of the year' in 1999 and gained an F.A. Cup runners-up medal in 2000, when he came on as a seventy-ninth minute substitute as Villa went down 1-0 to Chelsea, on 20th May 2000 at Wembley. After five seasons in the EPL, Joachim dropped down a division to play for the relegated Coventry City in a deal that saw Villa exchange Joachim plus 2m for Mustapha Hadji. Joachim joined Coventry on 7th July 2001 and enjoyed his most successful season with the Sky Blues by netting eight goals in twenty-nine appearances during the 2003-04 campaign, but in all he scored eleven League goals in forty-one starts and fifteen as a substitute, scored three in four starts in the F.A. Cup and played one League Cup without scoring at Highfield Road. He moved to Leeds United on 1st July 2004, a club heavily in debt and in the process of rebuilding an inexpensive team, on a free transfer. Joachim's appearances at Elland Road were restricted and he was eventually loaned out to League One side Walsall, on 24th March 2005, where he netted six goals in eight appearances, including a hat-trick against promoted Hull City, as he stayed until the end of the season. However, he turned down Walsall's advances in the summer and chose instead to join Boston United, on a free transfer on 5th July 2005. Joachim went on to score nineteen goals in fifty-one games in his only season, 2005-06, at Boston United. It was comprised by seventeen goals in the League from forty-four starts and two games from the bench, two goals in three starts in the F.A. Cup, and one start in the League Cup and one in another game, both without scoring. He then signed for Darlington on 14th August 2006, when it was rumoured that Hartlepools United were also interested. Ironically just two days before his move to Darlington Joachim lined up against the Quakers as Boston United defeated Darlington 4-1 with the striker setting up two goals and scoring another two. At 100,000, he became Darlington's most expensive signing and despite scoring nine goals in forty League appearances as Darlington reached the promotion play-offs, Joachim was released at the end of the 200708 season. In his two seasons at Darlington he scored thirteen League goals in sixty-six starts and ten games from the bench, started two F.A. Cup games and came off the bench in another, scored three times in three League Cup starts and started five games in the play-offs and Johnstone's Paint Trophy without scoring. In June 2008, he moved into Non-League football with King's Lyn, who had just been promoted to the Conference North. They were relegated at the end of the season and in May 2009 and Joachim was released. He scored six League goals in twenty-five starts and eight games from the bench. He also scored twice in three starts and three games from the bench in Cup competitions. He was linked with a return to Boston United but briefly appeared as an amateur with Thurmaston Town in the Leicestershire Senior League, scoring twice in four starts and one game from the bench in the League and making one start in the F.A. Cup without scoring, before joining Quorn as a semi-professional in the First Division South of the Unibond League in August 2009. After scoring eight goals in twenty-two League games, he moved to Hinckley United in March 2010, where he played one game for Hinckley as a favour to manager Dean Thomas, as injury cover. He moved to United Counties Premier Division side, Holbeach United for the 2010-11 season. On 14 July 2011 Joachim re-signed for Boston United on a non-contract basis. On 26 August 2011 after only making one Blue Square League appearance, coming on as a substitute after six minutes and being reolaced in the seventy-fifth minute, Joachim was released after failing to impress in his second spell with The Pilgrims. He joined Northern Premier One South side Coalville Town on 21st September 2011, making his debut at Leek Town on 24th September 2011 and stayed until 7th January 2012 making three League and two Cup appearances.

League 10/172
F.A. Cup 0/10
League Cup 30