Phil Jones (footballer)

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Phil Jones
Personal information
Full name Philip Anthony Jones[1]
Date of birth 21 February 1992 (1992-02-21) (age 22)
Place of birth Preston, England
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[2][3]
Playing position Defender
Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current club Manchester United
Number 4
Youth career
2002–2009 Blackburn Rovers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Blackburn Rovers 35 (0)
2011– Manchester United 1 (0)
National team
2009–2010 England U19 4 (0)
2010– England U21 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:57, 14 August 2011 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 24 June 2011

Philip Anthony "Phil" Jones (born 21 February 1992) is an English footballer. Jones plays as a defender for Manchester United and the England under-21 national team. He played for Blackburn Rovers at both youth and senior levels before joining Manchester United. Jones usually plays central defender, but can also play as a right back or defensive midfielder.

Club career[change | edit source]

Blackburn Rovers[change | edit source]

Jones was born in Preston, Lancashire. He joined Blackburn Rovers' youth team in 2002.[4] He joined the senior team for the 2009–10 Premier League season. Jones signed a two-year contract with the team.[5] He wore uniform number 28 for Blackburn. He played his first game for Blackburn on 22 September 2009 in a League Cup game against Nottingham Forest. Blackburn won 1–0.[6] In February 2010, he signed a new five-year contract. The contract had a £16 million release clause.[7] Jones made his first Premier League start for Blackburn against Chelsea on 21 March. The game was a 1–1 draw at Ewood Park.[8]

Jones started the 2010–11 season in midfield. He became one of the starters for the team. Jones hurt his knee in a game against West Ham United in December 2010.[9] He could not play for three months because of the injury.[10]

Manchester United[change | edit source]

On 13 June 2011, Manchester United said that they had reached a deal to sign Jones. The deal was for an undisclosed transfer fee. The deal would be finished upon his return from international games.[11] He played his first game for the club on the 2011 pre-season tour to the USA, in United's 3–1 victory over Chicago Fire.[12] Jones played as a second-half substitute, replacing Rio Ferdinand, in a 3–2 win over rivals Manchester City in the 2011 Community Shield.[13] Jones played in his first Premier League game for United a week later. He entered again as a substitute for Ferdinand. United beat West Bromwich Albion 2–1 on the opening weekend.[14]

International career[change | edit source]

Jones played his first game for the England under-19 team in the 3–1 win over Turkey on 17 November 2009.[15] He has since played three more times for the under-19s.[15]

On 4 August 2010, Jones joined the England under-21 squad. On 10 August, Jones won his first under-21 cap, starting for England against Uzbekistan. He was substituted in the 46th minute and was replaced by Liverpool's Martin Kelly.[16] He was selected for the 2011 U-21 European Championship in Denmark. Manager Stuart Pearce made Jones the captain of the team.[17]

In 5 August 2011, he joined the England first-team squad for the friendly against the Netherlands.[18] The game was cancelled four days later by the FA after the riots in London.[19]

In November 2011, he competed in two home games for England at Wembley. The first was a 1-0 win against the world champions, Spain. The second was also a 1-0 win over Sweden. In both games he played midfield, this is in contrast to his 'right back' role for his club side, Manchester United.

Career statistics[change | edit source]

Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Other[nb 1] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Blackburn Rovers 2009–10 9 0 1 0 2 0 12 0
2010–11 26 0 0 0 2 0 28 0
Total 35 0 1 0 4 0 40 0
Manchester United 2011–12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
Career total 36 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 42 0

Honours[change | edit source]

Club[change | edit source]

Manchester United

Notes[change | edit source]

  1. Includes other competitive competitions, including the FA Community Shield

References[change | edit source]

  1. "April 2010 Player Registrations". TheFA.com. The Football Association. http://www.thefa.com/TheFA/RulesandRegulations/~/media/Files/PDF/TheFA/PlayerRegistrations/April2010PlayerRegs.ashx/April2010PlayerRegs.pdf. Retrieved 24 May 2010.
  2. "Profile: Phil Jones". ManUtd.com. Manchester United. http://www.manutd.com/en/Players-And-Staff/First-Team/Phil-Jones.aspx?section=Quote. Retrieved 5 July 2011.
  3. "Premier League Player Profile". premierleague.com. Premier League. http://www.premierleague.com/page/PlayerProfile/0,,12306~48765,00.html. Retrieved 15 March 2011.
  4. "Manchester United secure deal for Blackburn's Phil Jones". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 13 June 2011. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/13754461.stm. Retrieved 13 June 2011.
  5. "Jones Signs 2-year Deal at Rovers". rovers.co.uk (Blackburn Rovers FC). 4 September 2009. http://www.rovers.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10303~1787566,00.html. Retrieved 23 September 2009.
  6. "Nottm Forest 0–1 Blackburn". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 22 September 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/league_cup/8256876.stm. Retrieved 22 September 2009.
  7. "Manchester United set to complete £16m deal for Blackburn's Phil Jones". The Guardian (London). 8 June 2011. http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2011/jun/08/manchester-united-blackburn-phil-jones. Retrieved 8 August 2011.
  8. Ashenden, Mark (21 March 2010). "Blackburn 1–1 Chelsea". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_prem/8570810.stm. Retrieved 21 March 2010.
  9. "Blackburn defender Phil Jones faces lengthy absence". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 21 December 2010. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/b/blackburn_rovers/9302170.stm. Retrieved 22 December 2010.
  10. "Blackpool | Match | Report | 19 March 2011, Blackburn 2 - 2 Blackpool". blackpoolfc.co.uk. 2011. http://www.blackpoolfc.co.uk/page/MatchReport/0,,10432~51868,00.html. Retrieved 19 August 2011.
  11. Bostock, Adam (13 June 2011). "United seal Jones deal". ManUtd.com (Manchester United). http://www.manutd.com/en/News-And-Features/Football-News/2011/Jun/manchester-united-seal-jones-deal.aspx. Retrieved 13 June 2011.
  12. Coppack, Nick (23 July 2011). "Chicago Fire 1 United 3". ManUtd.com (Manchester United). http://www.manutd.com/en/Tour-2011/Tour-2011-News/2011/Jul/chicago-fire-v-manchester-united-report.aspx. Retrieved 24 July 2011.
  13. Bevan, Chris (7 August 2011). "Man City 2-3 Man Utd". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/14420151.stm. Retrieved 7 August 2011.
  14. Chowdhury, Saj (14 August 2011). "West Brom 1–2 Man Utd". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/14435075.stm. Retrieved 15 August 2011.
  15. 15.0 15.1 "Phil Jones". TheFA.com. The Football Association. http://www.thefa.com/England/All-Teams/Players/J/Phil-Jones. Retrieved 5 August 2011.
  16. Bradbury, Jamie (10 August 2010). "Rose and Kelly on the mark". TheFA.com (The Football Association). http://www.thefa.com/England/mens-under-21s/News/match-centre/2010/EnglandvUzbekistan. Retrieved 22 December 2010.
  17. Tongue, Steve (21 June 2011). "England Under-21s lack character and creativity". The Independent (London). http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/international/england-under21s-lack-character-and-creativity-2300437.html. Retrieved 5 August 2011.
  18. Austin, Simon (5 August 2011). "Man Utd defender Phil Jones included in England squad". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/14417828.stm. Retrieved 5 August 2011.
  19. "England match against the Netherlands off after riots". BBC Sport. 9 August 2011. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/front_page/14454137.stm. Retrieved 9 August 2011.

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