Phil Jagielka signed for Everton from Sheffield United for £4 million in the summer of 2007. Following his release from the Everton youth team as a teenager, Jagielka switched to the youth ranks at Sheffield United, where he proved himself to be a highly versatile player. Jagielka demonstrated just how good a utility player he can be by playing as a goalkeeper for the final thirty minutes of Sheffield United's 2006 home game against Arsenal, helping the team to a 1-0 victory. Having established himself in the centre of Everton's defence, 'Jags' went on to claim his first England cap in the summer of 2008 after coming on as a substitute in a friendly against Trinidad and Tobago. Jagielka also scored the winning penalty in Everton's FA Cup Semi Final win over Manchester United at Wembley in 2009, however he cruely missed the final due to a cruciate knee ligament injury.
Jagielka came back from injury in 2010 to establish himself at the heart of Everton and England's defence.
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DAVID MOYES has urged Phil Jagielka to prove he can become a regular at the heart of England’s defence.Read
INSIDE the away dressing room at Anfield on Sunday afternoon, Phil Jagielka will go through his normal pre-match routine.Read
PHIL JAGIELKA has joined the growing praise for in-form Kevin Mirallas and revealed he is ready to play through the pain barrier to bolster Everton’s Champions League dreams.Read
Phil Jagielka has urged Everton not to miss a golden opportunity to clinch a Wembley visit by letting their guard down again against Oldham.Read
PHIL JAGIELKA wants to shine against Brazil tomorrow and claim a place as a first-choice England centre-back.Read
PHIL JAGIELKA admits Everton’s drive for success on two fronts is putting a strain on the squad – and hopes David Moyes can bring in a fresh face this week.Read
PHIL JAGIELKA and Sylvain Distin could end their careers at Everton.Read
ONLY if Wimbledon’s Crazy Gang were next in line could Everton’s run of fixtures be made any more bruising.Read
PHIL JAGIELKA believes “quarterback” Darron Gibson’s Manchester United upbringing can help orchestrate Everton’s challenge for Champions League qualification.Read
PHIL JAGIELKA has warned that when Nikica Jelavic rediscovers his goal scoring touch then Everton will be a force to be reckoned with.Read