Rodwell playing for Everton against Bohemians in 2011
|Full name||Jack Christian Rodwell|
|Date of birth||11 March 1991|
|Place of birth||Southport, Merseyside, England|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Playing position||Defensive midfielder/Centre Midfielder|
|Current club||Manchester City|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:16, 19 May 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Jack Christian Rodwell (born 11 March 1991) is an English footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League club Manchester City and the England national team. Rodwell joined the Everton academy at the age of seven, and made his debut in 2007. He spent five years in the first team before a move to Premier League champions Manchester City in 2012. Rodwell has represented his country at all levels from under-16 to the senior team.
Early life 
Rodwell was born in Southport, Merseyside. Rodwell was educated at Farnborough Road Junior School and Birkdale High School, and he was an avid supporter of his local team Everton as a child. Rodwell played for local club Birkdale United during his school years.
Club career 
Rodwell joined the Everton youth system at the age of seven, making his under-18s debut at 14 and his debut for Everton's reserve team at the age of 15. Rodwell then broke a record on his senior debut becoming the youngest player to represent Everton in Europe, when he came on as a substitute against Dutch team AZ at the age of 16 years and 284 days. In March 2008, he appeared as a substitute on his Premier League debut – before also featuring as a replacement in the final match of the season, replacing Tim Cahill in a 1–0 victory over Sunderland which he scored in, and signed his first professional contract with Everton on 17 March 2010, after spending six years in the reserve team. He made his first professional start against Blackburn Rovers on 16 August 2008, playing the full 90 minutes. Rodwell scored his first senior goal for Everton in the FA Cup against Aston Villa in February 2009. That same month, he signed a five-year contract with Everton.
At the beginning of the 2009–10 season, Rodwell earned his first start in European competition in a UEFA Europa League match against Czech Republic side Sigma Olomouc. Rodwell marked the occasion by scoring two long-range goals, helping Everton to a 4–0 win. He scored his first Premier League goal in Everton's 3–1 win against Manchester United. At the end of the season Rodwell signed a five-year contract extension with Everton. Although Rodwell is primarily deployed as a defensive midfielder, he was regarded as having the potential to become a top centre back early in his professional career. During the second half of the 2009–10 season, Rodwell became regularly employed in more attacking midfield positions. Rodwell was sent off in the 23rd minute, during the 216th Merseyside derby on 1 October 2011 after making "what appeared to be a legitimate challenge on Suárez", according to the BBC. Everton lodged a successful appeal to the Football Association to have the penalty rescinded.
Manchester City 
In August 2012, Rodwell signed a five-year contract with Manchester City for a fee of £12 million, which could rise to £15million. He made his debut on 19 August 2012, in a 3–2 win at home to Southampton. He made his away debut on 26 August, coming on as a second half substitute against Liverpool at Anfield in a 2–2 draw. After being out due to injury since October, Rodwell made a successful return to the side on 26 January 2013 in a 1–0 win away to Stoke City in the FA Cup. On the final day of the season, he scored both of Manchester City's goals in a 3-2 defeat to Norwich City, his first goals for the club.
International career 
England youth teams 
In December 2006, Rodwell captained the England under-16 side to Victory Shield glory, following a 2–1 victory over Scotland. Four months later, he struck the first winning goal at Wembley Stadium for England in a 1–0 win over Spain. On 25 March 2008, Rodwell scored England under-17s only goal as they drew 1–1 with France in a 2008 UEFA European U17 Football Championship qualifier.
England under-21 team 
In March 2009, Rodwell earned his first under-21 cap in a game against France and scored his first goal for the squad on 8 June 2009 against Azerbaijan. Rodwell earned his first start at under-21 level during the 2009 European Championship in a match against Germany, scoring a goal and earning praise for his all-around performance in a defensive midfield role.
England senior team 
Rodwell made his senior England debut, replacing Phil Jones in the 56th minute of England's 1–0 friendly victory against Spain, in November 2011. He made his first start three days later, in a friendly against Sweden at Wembley Stadium, which saw Rodwell have a number of chances at goal. Rodwell's England side defeated Sweden 1–0. Rodwell has also been called up to the team for the friendlies against Brazil and Ireland. 
Career statistics 
- As of match played 19 May 2013.
- As of match played 15 November 2011.
Personal life 
- Manchester City
- England U16
- Victory Shield: 2006
- The Algarve Tournament: 2008
- England U21
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- Leach, Conrad (29 April 2007). "England U-16 1 Spain U-16 0: Rodwell gives young England a boost". The Independent (London). Retrieved 2008-03-10.
- "Lions dealt cruel blow". The Football Association. 25 March 2008. Retrieved 2012-05-01.
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- "England U21 7–0 Azerbaijan U21". BBC Sport. 8 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-08.
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- "Games played by Jack Rodwell in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 January 2013.
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