Date of birth
Jack Rudoni arrived at Huddersfield Town on a four-year contract running until the summer of 2026, with the option of a further year, on the back of a standout individual season in Sky Bet League One in 2021/22.
Born in Carshalton, London, he was in the Crystal Palace Academy in his formative years before joining the Dons as an 11-year-old. He progressed through the age groups before making his first appearance on a senior bench in a League One game at Southend United on March 2019, aged just 17.
He signed his first professional contract at the Club later that month, but had to stay patient for his senior bow thereafter. That came in the Papa John’s Trophy in September 2019 against Brighton & Hove Albion Under-23s, with a subsequent non-league loan at Tonbridge Angels supplementing his experience further.
His league debut for the Dons came in December 2019, and he finished the 2019/20 campaign having made 13 senior appearances for Wimbledon in all competitions.
Having had that taste of League One football, Rudoni didn’t look back. He played 44 games in all competitions for the League One side in 2020/21, scoring five goals and contributing five assists. He also made an impact at the Club off the pitch, being named Wimbledon’s PFA Community Champion for his support of their community scheme.
If that was a success, 2021/22 far eclipsed that on a personal level for Jack. Although Wimbledon’s season ultimately ended in the disappointment of relegation, Rudoni hit 12 League One goals from midfield. That unsurprisingly saw him named AFC Wimbledon’s 2021/22 Player of the Year, their Young Player of the Year and saw him scoop the Junior Dons award in May 2022.
His debut season with Town saw Jack finish second in Hargreaves Memorial Player of the Year after a standout season, which saw him work tirelessly on and off the pitch.
The midfielder was named the Blue & White Player of the Month for September 2022 after his start to the season.
Rudoni appeared in every Sky Bet Championship game during the 2022/23 season, scoring two goals and creating five assists