Jonjo Shelvey

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Jonjo Shelvey
Jonjo Shelvey England U21.jpg
Shelvey playing for England U21s in 2012
Personal information
Full name Jonjo Shelvey[1]
Date of birth (1992-02-27) 27 February 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth Romford, London, England
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Swansea City
Number 8
Youth career
2001–2002 Arsenal
2002–2004 West Ham United
2004–2008 Charlton Athletic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Charlton Athletic 42 (7)
2010–2013 Liverpool 47 (2)
2011 Blackpool (loan) 10 (6)
2013– Swansea City 45 (7)
National team
2007–2008 England U16 6 (3)
2008–2009 England U17 7 (1)
2009–2010 England U19 4 (3)
2011– England U21 13 (4)
2012– England 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:00, 14 December 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13:29, 3 December 2014 (UTC)

Jonjo Shelvey /ˈɒn ˈʃɛlvi/ (born 27 February 1992) is an English footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League side Swansea City.

He began his career at Charlton Athletic, becoming their youngest-ever player at 16 years and 59 days old.[2] In 2010 he moved to Liverpool for an initial £1.7 million, spending a brief loan at Blackpool and winning the League Cup in his second season. Shelvey joined Swansea City for £5 million in 2013

Shelvey has played for England at under-16, under-17, under-19 and under-21 level and has captained the under–19 side.[3] He won his first cap for the senior side in 2012.

Club career[edit]

Charlton Athletic[edit]

Shelvey warming up for Charlton in August 2008

Shelvey played in the youth teams of first Arsenal and then West Ham United, the team he had supported as a boy. In 2004,[4] he moved to Charlton Athletic, making his breakthrough in the 2007–08 season after scoring 14 goals in 23 appearances for Charlton's Under 18s.[5] When making his first-team debut in April 2008, against Barnsley, he became Charlton's youngest-ever player, at the age of 16 years and 59 days – beating the previous holder, Paul Konchesky.[6]

On 3 January 2009, Shelvey became Charlton's youngest-ever goal-scorer, with a strike against Norwich City in the FA Cup, 54 days before his 17th birthday,[2] breaking the previous record held by Peter Reeves who was aged 17 years and 100 days when he scored – also against Norwich – in May 1966. Despite interest from several Premier League clubs, on the morning of 27 February, his 17th birthday, Shelvey signed his first professional contract with Charlton. On 9 September he signed a one-year contract extension until 2012. He scored his first league goal in the 3–2 win against Southampton on 4 April 2009.[7][8]

Liverpool[edit]

Shelvey signed for Liverpool in May 2010, for an initial fee of £1.7 million.[9] He made his debut for the club as an extra-time substitute on 22 September in the Reds' shock League Cup third-round defeat against League Two side Northampton Town at Anfield, with Liverpool losing 4–2 on penalties (with Shelvey scoring in the shootout) after a 2–2 draw.[10] Shelvey started his first game for the club in Liverpool's Europa League group game against Napoli on 21 October 2010, playing the whole 90 minutes match in a 0–0 draw.[11] On 24 October, Shelvey made his Premier League debut against Blackburn Rovers at Anfield, coming on in the 87th minute in the Reds' 2–1 win.

Shelvey joined Championship club Blackpool on loan on 30 September 2011.[12] The following day he scored on his debut, in a 5–0 win against Bristol City at Bloomfield Road.[13] He also scored his first professional hat-trick in a 5–0 win away at Leeds United in November 2011.[14]

On 30 November 2011 he was recalled by Liverpool due to injury problems within the team, mainly surrounding Steven Gerrard and Lucas Leiva, Lucas was later ruled out for the remainder of the season.[15] He made his first ever Premier League start the following weekend against Aston Villa.[16] On 6 January 2012 he scored his first senior goal for the club in a 5–1 win in a third round FA Cup tie against Oldham Athletic at Anfield. [17] On 8 May 2012 he scored his first Premier League goal with a 30-yard strike in a 4–1 win over Chelsea at Anfield.[18]

Shelvey warming up for Liverpool before a friendly against Roma at Fenway Park, July 2012

On 10 July 2012 Shelvey signed a new long-term contract with Liverpool.[19] On 20 September 2012 he came off the bench to score the last 2 goals in a 5–3 win against Young Boys in the Europa League.[20] Three days later, he was sent off in a league game against Manchester United on 23 September 2012.[21] Shelvey also scored with a header in the second match of the UEFA Europa League group stage, against Udinese on 4 October 2012.[22] On 22 November 2012, Shelvey scored against Young Boys in the Europa League via a header, this was Shelvey's 4th goal in the Europa League. The match ended in a 2–2 draw. [23]

Swansea City[edit]

On 3 July 2013, Shelvey signed a four-year contract with Swansea City, for an initial transfer fee of £5 million.[24] He scored his first goal for the club on 16 September 2013, in a 2–2 draw with former club Liverpool, also assisting team-mate Michu's goal, but was partly responsible for both Liverpool goals, giving the ball away to Daniel Sturridge and Victor Moses.[25] He scored a goal on 26 April 2014 in a 4–1 defeat of Aston Villa; from Brad Guzan's clearance, Shelvey "controlled the ball with one touch before propelling it over the back-pedalling American's head and into the net."[26]

Shelvey was sent off in a goalless draw at Everton on 1 November 2014.[27]

International career[edit]

Shelvey and then Liverpool teammate Jordan Henderson with England U21 in September 2012

Shelvey captained the England under-16s as they won the 2007 Victory Shield scoring three goals in three games.[28] He also played a key role in the Montaigu Tournament, which England won for the first time in seven years, playing in all four games and scoring a free kick in the final against France.[29] In October 2008, he made his debut for the England under-17s and scored in a 7–0 win over Estonia.[30]

On his debut for the England under-19s, in September 2010, he captained and scored a free-kick in a 2–0 win over Slovakia,[31] and followed up by scoring on his following two appearances for the side.[32][33] He won his first Under-21 cap coming on as substitute in a 6–0 win against Azerbaijan in September 2011.[34]

Shelvey was also eligible to play for Scotland – through his grandfather – and the Republic of Ireland.[35][36] In October 2012 Shelvey was called up for the England squad for two 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification games against San Marino and Poland,[37] and made his senior debut from the bench on 12 October 2012, in a 5–0 home win against San Marino, replacing Michael Carrick in the 66th minute.[38]

Personal life[edit]

Born in suburban Romford in East London, England, Shelvey has alopecia, which has resulted in a complete loss of head hair.[39][40]

In August 2013, it was announced that Shelvey and his fiancée, former member of S Club 8 Daisy Evans, were expecting a baby in early 2014.[41][42] On 4 March 2014, their daughter Lola Fleur Shelvey was born.[43]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 1 November 2014.
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Charlton Athletic 2007–08[44] Championship 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2008–09[45] Championship 16 3 3 1 1 0 20 4
2009–10[46] League One 24 4 1 0 0 0 2[a] 0 27 4
Total 42 7 4 1 1 0 2 0 49 8
Liverpool 2010–11[47] Premier League 15 0 1 0 1 0 4[b] 0 21 0
2011–12[48] Premier League 13 1 2 1 1 0 16 2
2012–13[49] Premier League 19 1 2 0 1 0 10[b] 4 32 5
Total 47 2 5 1 3 0 14 4 69 7
Blackpool (loan) 2011–12[48] Championship 10 6 0 0 0 0 10 6
Swansea City 2013–14[50] Premier League 32 6 1 0 1 0 8[b] 0 42 6
2014–15[51] Premier League 9 1 0 0 3 0 12 1
Total 41 7 1 0 4 0 8 0 54 7
Career total 140 22 10 2 8 0 22 4 2 0 182 28
  1. ^ Appearances in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ a b c Appearances in UEFA Europa League

International[edit]

As of match played 12 October 2012.[52]
International statistics
National team Year Apps Goals
England 2012 1 0
Total 1 0

Honours[edit]

Liverpool

References[edit]

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