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English footballer Phil Jones currently plays as a centre-back for the England national team besides his participation for the Premier League club Manchester United. Besides his regular position, Jones often played for his teams as a defensive midfielder or right back. He started his football journey with Blackburn Rovers youth academy during his childhood. He then made to the first team of Rovers through his excellent talent. Jones, after spending two seasons with Blackburn, joined the Red Devils in 2011. He played 143 matches for United since then.
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Besides his club career, Jones also played for England national team at several age-levels. He first earned his place in the English U-19 squad in 2009 and later achieved his promotion to U-21 side in 2010. Jones, after having success with the youth team, made his debut for the English senior squad in 2011. He played 24 matches for the national team and proved himself as one of the key defenders of the side. Undoubtedly, Jones is one of the most notable talents of England in the FIFA World Cup 2018 squad.
Jones started his footballing journey while playing for the Ribble Wanderers under-10 team during his early childhood. He then joined the youth academy system of Blackburn Rovers in 2002 at the age of just ten. Jones was one of the students of former-rovers coach Caroline Molyneaux during his youth career. He developed his skills through hardcore training and has earned promotion through several age-levels at the academy. Following his marvellous performance as a youth talent, Jones earned his place in the senior squad in 2009.
Right after his promotion to the senior squad, Jones signed a two-year contract with Blackburn Rovers in 2009. He then made his debut for the senior side in a League Cup match against Nottingham Forest on 22nd September 2009. Jones signed a new five-year deal with the club in February 2010, having a £16 million release clause. He made his Premier League debut for Blackburn Rovers against Chelsea on 21st March 2010.
He played amazingly well during his first professional season and made nine league appearances and three cup appearances. Tragically, Jones suffered a horrific torn knee cartilage injury against West Ham United in December 2010. After a brief period outside the ground, he made his return against Blackpool at Ewood Park on 19th March 2011. Jones then made his first ever start for Blackburn Rovers against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on 2nd April 2011.
One of the greatest football managers, Sir Alex Ferguson, was heavily impressed by Phil’s performance for the Blackburn Rovers. Ferguson noticed the player and his leadership qualities during United’s tie with Rovers in 2011. Jones then signed a five-year deal with a reported transfer fee of £16.5 million with Manchester United on 13th June 2011. He made his debut for the club during the 2011 pre-season USA tour against Chicago Fire on 23rd July 2011. Jones made his competitive debut for United in the FA Community Shield match against Manchester City on 7th August 2011. He then made his Premier League debut as a substitute against beat West Bromwich Albion on 15th August 2011. Jones made his first EPL start against Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on 22ns August 2011.
Jones scored his first goal for Manchester United against Aston Villa on 3rd December 2011. He then scored his first UEFA Champions League goal against Basel. He suffered a horrific facial injury in a match against Fulham on 21st December 2011, for which he had to take a brief break from playing. Jones made his comeback against his former club Blackburn Rovers on 31st December 2011. Due to his knee operation, Jones missed almost the whole mid-half of the Premier League season 2012-13. Following the recovery, he made his comeback in a UEFA Champions League match against Galatasaray on 20th November 2012. Jones signed a new four-year contract extension with Manchester United on 1st July 2015.
Phil made his debut for the U-19 England team against Turkey on 17th November 2009. He then earned his call-up for the U-21 squad on 4th August 2010 followed by his debut against Uzbekistan U-21 side on 10th August 2010. He captained the U-21 squad for the first time in a 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship match against the Czech Republic. Jones then earned his first senior call-up by Fabio Capello for a friendly against the Netherlands on 5th August 2011.
He made his debut for the English senior squad in a UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying match against Montenegro on 7th October 2011. Under England’s new manager Roy Hodgson, Jones earned his place in the UEFA Euro 2012 squad but remained unused. He, along with another promising defender John Stones, then named in the 23-man squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup on 12th May 2014. Stones made his World Cup debut in the final group-stage match against Costa Rica in Belo Horizonte on 24th June 2014.
Born to his parents Helen and Mark Jones in Preston, Lancashire, Phil Jones is of pure English descent. His father, Mark, was a firefighter and his mom Helen was a housekeeper. Jones grew up with his younger sister Laura in the Clayton-le-Woods neighbourhood of England. He completed his education in the Balshaw’s CE High School in Leyland. Jones married his long-time sweetheart Kaya Hall on 17th June 2017 at a local church in Cheshire.
The current net worth of Phil Jones as of 2018 stands at £5.76 Million where his market value is estimated to be around £16.2 Million. He currently earns around £50,000 weekly age from his club Manchester United.
Jones helped his teams to achieve great victories over their opponents in several matches. He also helped his national side to achieve great success in the international circuits. Some of the most notable achievements that he received with Manchester United are as follows: