Today’s player of the day is Everton and England Midfielder Jack Rodwell. Rodwell is widely regarded as a potential future star of English football.
Having joined Everton’s youth system at the age of seven, Rodwell made his under 18’s debut at 14 and reserve team debut at just 15. His senior debut came in 2007 in a European cup match against AZ making Rodwell the youngest ever player to play for Everton in Europe. He has since gone on to make 85 appearances for Everton scoring 4 goals in the process.
Rodwell has represented England at various youth levels as well as making 2 appearances for the senior team. In 2006 Rodwell captain the England under 16 team to Victory Shield success and was also part of the 2009 Under 21 European Championships. He made his senior debut replacing Phil Jones in 2011 in England’s 1-0 friendly over Spain. He made his first start 3 days later in a friendly win over Sweden. Rodwell’s potential Euro 2012 hopes were ruled out by a recurring hamstring injury.
Manager David Moyes has been quoted as saying: “Jack’s development at Everton has been very good, he came on to the scene very early and has progressed every season.”
Rodwell has been linked with various clubs over the past couple of seasons but remains loyal to his boyhood club with Moyes stating that he believes “players are better served being at Everton.”
The future, whether it is at Goodison park or away from Merseyside appears bright for Rodwell and be sure to become a fan of his official PFA Facebook page for all the latest news and information on the “future of English football.”
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