Philip Nikodem "Phil" Jagielka born 17 August 1982 in Sale, Greater Manchester is an English international footballer who plays for Everton in the Premier League. He played regularly in central midfield for his previous club Sheffield United, but generally plays in central defence for Everton. In emergencies he has even played as a goalkeeper.
Jagielka started his career with Sheffield United, joining current team, Everton, in 2007 for a fee of £4m. He is a former England under-21 international, having been capped six times and scoring two goals for the team. He has also gained recognition for both the England B team and the full England team.
Jagielka was born in Sale, Greater Manchester, and first impressed youth scouts whilst playing for his local team Hale Barns United in Altrincham. He predominantly played midfield during his time with the club. He spent time training with clubs such as Stoke City, Everton and Manchester City, before joining Sheffield United in 1998 at 15 years of age.
Jagielka is a former member of the England under-21 team, and scored in a 2–0 victory over Slovakia at the Stadium of Light in June 2003.
On 10 May 2007, Jagielka was named in the England squad for the first time, to play a 'B' international against Albania. Starting on the bench, he replaced future Everton team mate, Phil Neville at right back at the beginning of the second half. On 11 May 2008, Jagielka was named in the senior England squad for the first time for the friendlies with United States and Trinidad and Tobago. He subsequently expressed his delight at the call up and publicly thanked everyone at Everton for their help. On 1 June 2008, Jagielka got his first international cap for the senior team against Trinidad and Tobago after being brought on as a substitute.
Jagielka was once again named in the England Squad for the friendly match against European champions Spain, 11 February 2009, and subsequently played for the first 45 minutes, after an impressive string of performances at club level publicly praised by manager David Moyes after the FA Cup fourth round replay tie between Everton and Liverpool.
Jagielka received his fourth cap when he played in England's first post World Cup 2010 friendly against Hungary on August 11, 2010 at Wembley Stadium where he scored an unfortunate own goal in a 2-1 win.
On 3 September 2010, Jagielka made his first competitive start, and played for the entirety of the match in a 4-0 win over Bulgaria. He was said to have "read the game brilliantly on a night when he proved his credentials".
He has been called up to the England squad once again for the Euro 2012 qualifier against Montenegro at Wembley Stadium on 12 October.
He was called up again for the Euro 2012 qualifier and Friendly against Wales national football team and Ghana national football team on the 26 March and came on in the 88th minute for Scott Parker and is set to make his 8th cap against Ghana.
Full name: Philip Nikodem Jagielka
Date of birth: 17 August 1982
Place of birth: Sale, England
Height: 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position: Defender, Midfielder
Current club: Everton
1998–2000 Sheffield United
1999–2007 Sheffield United 254 (18)
2007– Everton 113 (2)
2002–2003 England U21 6 (2)
2007 England B 1 (0)
2008– England 8 (0)
Tag : Football Player