Deployed as a centre back, Jagielka currently captains Everton in the Premier League and plays for the England national football team. After helping Sheffield United achieve top-flight status for the 2006-07 season, he joined Everton for a 4-million transfer fee. In his first season as captain, Everton amassed a Premier League club record 72 points to finish fifth with him being awarded three accolades at the club: Player of the Season, Players' Player of the Season and Goal of the Season. An England international with over 30 caps, Jagielka was included in the nation's squads for UEFA Euro 2012 and the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
The defender firstly attended Knutsford Academy and played for Holy Family Football Club. He was at the academy of Everton as a youngster and spent time training with clubs such as Stoke City, Manchester City before joining Sheffield United in 1998 at age 15.
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