John Stones

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John Stones
John Stones.jpg
Stones in 2013
Personal information
Full name John Stones[1]
Date of birth (1994-05-28) 28 May 1994 (age 20)[2]
Place of birth Barnsley, England
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)[2]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Everton
Number 26
Youth career
000–2011 Barnsley
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 Barnsley 25 (0)
2013– Everton 38 (0)
National team
2012–2013 England U19 3 (0)
2013 England U20 3 (0)
2013– England U21 10 (0)
2014– England 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of match played 11 April 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 March 2015

John Stones (born 28 May 1994) is an English professional footballer who plays for Everton and the England national football team. Mainly a central defender, he can also play as a right back.

Club career[edit]

Barnsley[edit]

Born in Barnsley, South Yorkshire,[2] Stones came through the Barnsley youth academy to sign professional forms in December 2011. He made his Championship debut on 17 March 2012, in a 4–0 defeat to Reading at Oakwell, replacing Scott Wiseman after 52 minutes.[3] He scored his only goal for Barnsley in a League Cup first round match away to Rochdale on 11 August 2012, a 4–3 victory after extra time.[4]

Everton[edit]

Stones and Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard defending against Fraizer Campbell of Cardiff City in March 2014

Stones signed a five-and-a-half-year deal with Everton on 31 January 2013,[5] for a transfer fee reported to be in the region of £3 million.[6] He made his debut for Everton against Stevenage in the League Cup on 28 August 2013.[7] He made his league debut as a late substitute for Steven Naismith in a 1–0 home win over Chelsea on 14 September 2013.[8] He started his first Premier League game for Everton in a 1–1 draw against Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium on 1 January 2014.[9]

Stones defending against Chelsea's Loïc Rémy in February 2015

On 7 August 2014, Stones signed a new 5-year contract that will keep him with Everton until 2019. The deal is believed to be worth around £30,000 a week.[10]

He suffered an ankle injury against Manchester United on 5 October, ruling him out for between 10 and 14 weeks.[11]

Despite his injury woes, Stones was listed among the nominees for the Golden Boy 2014 Award alongside former Everton winger Gerard Deulofeu and fellow England internationals Calum Chambers, Raheem Sterling and Luke Shaw.

Stones was sent off in Everton's 4–1 away win at Young Boys in the last 32 of the UEFA Europa League, for conceding a penalty with a foul on Guillaume Hoarau who went on to miss the spot-kick.[12]

International career[edit]

On 28 May 2013, he was named in manager Peter Taylor's 21-man squad for the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup.[13] He made his England U20 debut on 16 June, in a 3–0 win in a warm-up game against Uruguay.[14]

He made his under-21s debut against Scotland's U21s. He played the entire 90 minutes, resulting in a 6–0 win for England.

On 12 May 2014, he was named as a standby player for England's 2014 FIFA World Cup squad. During his press conference, Roy Hodgson confirmed that Stones would join the squad at their pre-tournament training camp in Portugal and that should Phil Jones not be able to shake off a shoulder injury, Stones would take his place. Stones made his England debut on 30 May in a 3–0 win over Peru at Wembley, replacing Everton teammate Leighton Baines for the final 15 minutes,[15] also playing the next match, a 2-2 draw with Ecuador. Jones eventually recovered and retained his tournament berth.

On 3 September 2014, Stones made his first England start in a friendly against Norway at Wembley Stadium.[16] Five days later, in England's first match of UEFA Euro 2016 qualification, Stones made his competitive debut in a 2–0 victory away to Switzerland at St. Jakob-Park, Basel.[17]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 11 April 2015.
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Barnsley 2011–12[18] Championship 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2012–13[19] Championship 22 0 2 0 2 1 26 1
Total 24 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 28 1
Everton 2013–14[20] Premier League 21 0 3 0 2 0 26 0
2014–15[21] Premier League 17 0 2 0 0 0 3[a] 0 22 0
Total 38 0 5 0 2 0 3 0 48 0
Career total 62 0 7 0 4 1 3 0 76 1
  1. ^ Appearances in UEFA Europa League

International[edit]

As of match played 8 September 2014.[22]
International statistics
National team Year Apps Goals
England 2014 4 0
Total 4 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barclays Premier League Squad Numbers 2013/14". Premier League. 16 August 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 427. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  3. ^ "Reading maintained their promotion charge with an emphatic win at Oakwell to secure their ninth win in 10 games.". BBC Sport. 17 March 2012. Retrieved 19 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Rochdale 3–4 Barnsley (aet)". BBC. 11 August 2012. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Blues sign Stones". Everton F.C. 31 January 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Everton sign defender John Stones from Barnsley". BBC Sport. 1 February 2013. Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  7. ^ "Everton 2 – 1 Stevenage (aet)". BBC. 28 August 2013. Retrieved 16 September 2013. 
  8. ^ "Everton 1 – 0 Chelsea". BBC. 14 September 2013. Retrieved 16 September 2013. 
  9. ^ "Stoke City 1–1 Everton". BBC Sport. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  10. ^ Jones, Simon (7 August 2014). "John Stones pens new Everton contract worth £30,000-a-week as Roberto Martinez rewards defender". Daily Mail. 
  11. ^ "Everton: John Stones could miss rest of 2014 with ankle injury". BBC Sport. 9 October 2014. Retrieved 9 October 2014. 
  12. ^ "BSC Young Boys 1-4 Everton". BBC Sport. 19 February 2015. Retrieved 19 February 2015. 
  13. ^ "Final squad named" TheFA.com. 28 May 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
  14. ^ "Training win for Three Lions" TheFA.com. 16 June 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
  15. ^ "England 3–0 Peru". BBC Sport. 30 May 2014. Retrieved 30 May 2014. 
  16. ^ Bevan, Chris (19 August 2014). "Besiktas 0–0 Arsenal". BBC Sport. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  17. ^ "Switzerland 0-2 England". BBC Sport. 8 September 2014. Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  18. ^ "Games played by John Stones in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  19. ^ "Games played by John Stones in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  20. ^ "Games played by John Stones in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  21. ^ "Games played by John Stones in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  22. ^ "John Stones". National Football Teams. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 

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