Jamaal Lascelles

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Jamaal Lascelles
Jamaal Lascelles 2014.jpg
Lascelles training with Nottingham Forest in 2014
Personal information
Full name Jamaal Lascelles[1]
Date of birth (1993-11-11) 11 November 1993 (age 22)[1]
Place of birth Derby, England
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)[2]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Newcastle United
Number 6
Youth career
0000–2011 Nottingham Forest
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 Nottingham Forest 32 (2)
2012 Stevenage (loan) 7 (1)
2014– Newcastle United 24 (3)
2014–2015 Nottingham Forest (loan) 26 (1)
National team
2011 England U18 1 (0)
2011–2012 England U19 8 (0)
2013 England U20 1 (0)
2014 England U21 2 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:69, 13 September 2016 (UTC).


Jamaal Lascelles (born 11 November 1993) is an English professional footballer who plays as a defender and is also the captain of Championship club Newcastle United.

Club career[edit]

Nottingham Forest[edit]

Lascelles was born in Derby, Derbyshire.[1] He began his career at Nottingham Forest, progressing through the club's youth system.[3] In January 2011, the club rejected a £5 million offer from Arsenal for him.[4][5] He signed his first professional contract in March 2011.[6] Lascelles made his first-team debut on 31 January 2012, starting in a 2–0 defeat to Burnley.[7]

Stevenage (loan)[edit]

In March 2012, Lascelles joined League One side Stevenage, on loan until the end of the 2011–12 season.[8][9] He made his debut for Stevenage on 13 March 2012, coming on as a 69th-minute substitute in a 1–0 home win over Oldham Athletic, playing in the right-back position.[10] He made his first starting appearance in Stevenage's 6–0 away victory at Yeovil Town on 14 April 2012, scoring the club's fourth goal with a header from Luke Freeman's cross.[11] Lascelles also provided the assist for Patrick Agyemang's goal in the same game.[12] He remained as a first-team regular from then onwards, playing the remaining four games of the regular season as Stevenage secured a League One play-off spot.[13] Lascelles also played in both play-off matches, as Stevenage lost 1–0 on aggregate to Sheffield United.[14][15] He made nine appearances during his two-month loan spell, scoring once.[16]

Return to Nottingham Forest[edit]

On 7 August 2012, Lascelles signed a new four-year contract with Nottingham Forest.[17] He made a total of three appearances in all competitions in the 2012–13 season.[18]

Lascelles broke into the starting line-up in the 2013–14 season,[19] forming a central defensive partnership with Jack Hobbs[20] and making a total of 29 league appearances.[21] On 22 January 2014, Everton were fined £45,000 by the FA over an "unauthorised approach" to Lascelles in 2010 while he was still a youth player at Nottingham Forest. Lascelles was warned as to his future conduct.[22] On 18 March, Lascelles extended his contract in a new four-and-a-half year deal.[23] A reported £4 million bid from Queens Park Rangers was rejected by the club in July.[24][25]

Newcastle United[edit]

On 9 August 2014, Lascelles signed a contract with Premier League club Newcastle United. As part of the deal, he was loaned back to Nottingham Forest for the 2014–15 season.[26][27]

Lascelles returned to Newcastle for the 2015–16 season and made his debut for the club on 25 August 2015, against Northampton Town in the League Cup.[28] He made his league debut on 3 October, as a substitute in a 6–1 defeat at Manchester City.[29] Lascelles found first-team football hard to come by and didn't make his first league start for Newcastle until 23 January 2016, when he played in the 2–1 defeat to Watford, capping his performance with a goal.[30] Following injuries to regular starting centre-backs Chancel Mbemba and Fabricio Coloccini, Lascelles was given regular minutes under new manager Rafael Benítez and gradually stepped up his game, grabbing his second goal for the club in the 3–0 win over Swansea City on 16 April,[31] totalling 18 appearances in his first Premier League season.

On 4 August 2016, Lascelles was chosen to become Newcastle United team captain.[32]

International career[edit]

Lascelles has represented England at all youth international levels from under-18 to under-21.[33]

On 28 May 2013, he was named in manager Peter Taylor's 21-man squad for the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup.[34] He made his debut on 16 June, in a 3–0 win in a warm-up game against Uruguay.[35]

On 27 February 2014, Lascelles received his first under-21 call-up for the 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying match against Wales.[36][37] He made his debut, and only U21 appearance, starting in the qualifying match against Moldova on 9 September 2014.[38]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 13 September 2016.
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Nottingham Forest 2011–12[16] Championship 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2012–13[18] Championship 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
2013–14[21] Championship 29 2 3 0 2 1 34 3
2014–15[39] Championship 26 1 0 0 2 0 28 1
Total 58 3 3 0 5 1 0 0 66 4
Stevenage (loan) 2011–12[16] League One 7 1 2[a] 0 9 1
Newcastle United 2015–16[40] Premier League 18 2 1 0 2 0 21 2
2016–17 Championship 6 1 0 0 1 0 7 1
Career total 89 7 4 0 8 1 2 0 103 8
  1. ^ Appearances in League One play-offs

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Jamaal Lascelles". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 20 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "Jamaal Lascelles". 11v11.com. AFS Enterprises. Retrieved 20 March 2016. 
  3. ^ "Arsenal and Spurs target Lascelles heads to Stevenage to gain experience". Daily Mail. London. 9 March 2012. Retrieved 14 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Nottingham Forest rejected a £5m bid for rookie defender Lascelles in January". Nottingham Evening Post. 21 April 2011. 
  5. ^ "Spurs join Arsenal in race for highly-rated Forest hot shot Lascelles". Daily Mail. London. 6 February 2012. Retrieved 21 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "Forest tie up rising young defender Jamaal Lascelles". Nottingham Evening Post. 30 March 2011. 
  7. ^ "Nott'm Forest 0–2 Burnley". BBC Sport. 31 January 2012. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  8. ^ "Boro secure Lascelles loan deal". Stevenage F.C. 9 March 2012. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  9. ^ "Loan Ranger Lascelles". Nottingham Forest F.C. 9 March 2012. Retrieved 9 August 2012. 
  10. ^ "Stevenage 1–0 Oldham". BBC Sport. 13 March 2012. Retrieved 14 March 2012. 
  11. ^ "Yeovil 0–6 Stevenage". BBC Sport. 14 April 2012. Retrieved 14 April 2012. 
  12. ^ "Yeovil Town 0–6 Stevenage FC". Stevenage F.C. 14 April 2012. Retrieved 14 April 2012. 
  13. ^ "Stevenage 3–0 Bury". BBC Sport. 5 May 2012. Retrieved 16 May 2012. 
  14. ^ "Stevenage 0–0 Sheffield United". BBC Sport. 11 May 2012. Retrieved 16 May 2012. 
  15. ^ "Sheffield United 1–0 Stevenage". BBC Sport. 14 May 2012. Retrieved 16 May 2012. 
  16. ^ a b c "Games played by Jamaal Lascelles in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 10 February 2014. 
  17. ^ Nicholson, Fraser (7 August 2012). "Lascelles Pledges Future To Reds". Nottingham Forest F.C. Retrieved 9 August 2012. 
  18. ^ a b "Games played by Jamaal Lascelles in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 10 February 2014. 
  19. ^ Percy, John (13 January 2014). "Nottingham Forest Jamaal Lascelles handed new deal in a bid to keep him at Nottingham Forest". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  20. ^ "Nottingham Forest hope to fend of Premier League interest in Jamaal Lascelles with new deal". Nottingham Post. 14 January 2014. Retrieved 4 August 2014. 
  21. ^ a b "Games played by Jamaal Lascelles in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 20 March 2016. 
  22. ^ "Everton fined over approach for Forest's Jamaal Lascelles". BBC Sport. 22 January 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  23. ^ "Championship: Jamaal Lascelles and Jamie Paterson sign Nottingham Forest deals". Sky Sports. 18 March 2014. Retrieved 4 August 2014. 
  24. ^ "Transfer news: QPR make undisclosed bid for Nottingham Forest defender Jamaal Lascelles". Sky Sports. 2 July 2014. Retrieved 4 August 2014. 
  25. ^ "Jamaal Lascelles: Nottingham Forest reject QPR offer". BBC Sport. 4 July 2014. Retrieved 4 August 2014. 
  26. ^ Marshall, Anthony (9 August 2014). "United Complete Lascelles And Darlow Deal". Newcastle United F.C. Retrieved 9 August 2014. 
  27. ^ "Magpies swoop for Jamaal and Karl". Nottingham Forest F.C. 9 August 2014. Retrieved 9 August 2014. 
  28. ^ "Newcastle 4–1 Northampton". BBC Sport. 25 August 2015. Retrieved 5 October 2015. 
  29. ^ "Man City 6–1 Newcastle". BBC Sport. 3 October 2015. Retrieved 5 October 2015. 
  30. ^ "Watford 2–1 Newcastle United". 23 January 2016. Retrieved 4 August 2016. 
  31. ^ "Newcastle United 3–0 Swansea City 0". BBC Sport. 16 April 2016. Retrieved 4 August 2016. 
  32. ^ "Lascelles Appointed United Captain". Newcastle United F.C. 4 August 2016. Retrieved 4 August 2016. 
  33. ^ "The FA – Jamaal Lascelles". The Football Association. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  34. ^ "Final squad named". The Football Association. 28 May 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
  35. ^ "Training win for Three Lions". The Football Association. 16 June 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
  36. ^ "Nottingham Forest defender Jamaal Lascelles gets first England under-21 call up". Nottingham Post. 27 February 2014. Retrieved 4 August 2014. 
  37. ^ "England Under-21s name 23-man squad for game with Wales". The Football Association. 27 February 2014. Retrieved 4 August 2014. 
  38. ^ Veevers, Nicholas (9 September 2014). "Saido Berahino brace helps England prevail in Moldova". The Football Association. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 
  39. ^ "Games played by Jamaal Lascelles in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 20 March 2016. 
  40. ^ "Games played by Jamaal Lascelles in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 20 April 2016. 

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