(PRWEB UK) 21 October 2012
Digital Sports Group are today launching the PFA Profile of Everton defender Phil Jagielka. DSG became the official digital partner of the Professional Footballers Association (PFA) earlier this year and have since launched a number of Player profile fan pages on social media site Facebook as well as providing official player pages on their football news site football.co.uk. It was today the turn of Phil Jagielka to see his official PFA Profile.
Phil Jagielka started his professional career at Sheffield United – generally playing as a central midfielder. However, in 2007 he moved to Everton for £4,000,000 and generally plays at centre back. After a slow start to his Everton career, Jagielka developed into an important member of the first team.
With 150 caps for Everton and 15 for England – Jagielka is a veteran of the game. He has won the 08/09 Everton player of the season award, as well as the Football Championship player of the year award in 05/06. Although from Scottish and Polish decent, Jagielka has represented England 15 times, scoring one goal. 2008 was the breakthrough year for Phil, earning his first senior call up for friendlies against United States and Trinidad and Togabo. A cruciate ligament injury through the end of the 08/09 season and more than half of the 09/10 season saw Jagielka restricted too few appearances for club and country – but he returned stronger than ever for Everton, and was soon playing again. Part of the UEFA Europa League game against Sporting C.P in February 2010. Jagielka was originally on stand-by for England's Euro 2012 group – however on 28th May, Phil was added to the main squad. August 2012 saw Jagielka score his first senior international goal for England – a diving header during a 2-1 friendly victory over Euro 2012 runner's up Italy in Bern, Switzerland.
Head of Operations at DSG, Matthew Tait had this to say “Jagielka will have no shortage of fans after his impressive performances for Everton and England.”
“Of course a player with Jagielka's talent requires a certain level of respect and responsibility and he is sure to be a major hit with fans on Facebook.”