36 Facts About Joleon Lescott


Joleon Patrick Lescott was born on 16 August 1982 and is an English former professional footballer, coach and sports pundit.


Joleon Lescott made his first-team debut with Wolves in 2000 and he was named the supporters' Young Player of the Year two years running.


Joleon Lescott was a regular player as the club won promotion to the Premier League in 2003, but missed the following relegation season through injury.


Joleon Lescott was voted Player's Player of the Season by his teammates in the following two seasons.


Internationally, Joleon Lescott represented England at various youth levels before making his senior debut in 2007 against Estonia in the UEFA Euro 2008 qualifiers.


Joleon Lescott was born in Birmingham, West Midlands and grew up in the Quinton area of the city, where he attended the Four Dwellings High School.


When he was five years old, Joleon Lescott was struck by a car outside his primary school, suffering severe head injuries leaving scarring on his forehead and hairline.


Joleon Lescott started to become a regular fixture in the Wolves team.


Wolves were subsequently relegated and, upon completing his rehabilitation, Joleon Lescott returned to compete in the Championship.


In October 2005, Joleon Lescott agreed a two-and-a-half-year extension to his contract at Wolves.


The transfer was slightly delayed as Everton asked for extra medical checks to be taken on Joleon Lescott's knee following the reconstruction of the joint earlier in his career.


Joleon Lescott made his Everton debut in August 2006 during a victory over Watford and his first start of the season away to Tottenham Hotspur, after Alan Stubbs injured his groin in the previous match against Blackburn Rovers.


The match was Everton's first victory at White Hart Lane in two decades, and Joleon Lescott was named man of the match.


Joleon Lescott finished second behind Mikel Arteta in the Fans' Player of the Season.


Joleon Lescott is only the second Everton player to have ever been awarded the honour twice.


On 11 August 2009, Joleon Lescott submitted a formal written transfer request, which was immediately rejected by Everton.


Joleon Lescott received a mixed reaction from Evertonians when the teams were announced on the PA system.


In February 2011, Kolo Toure was suspended for failing a drug test, this would represent a huge opportunity for Joleon Lescott who was reinstalled as the partner of Kompany in central defence.


Joleon Lescott went from strength to strength as the two formed a formidable defensive partnership.


Joleon Lescott made his Champions League debut against Napoli, though City failed to progress past the group stages.


In 2014, Joleon Lescott was reportedly offered the chance to leave Manchester City with clubs such as West Ham being linked as prospective destinations, and a deal being agreed at one point.


However, Joleon Lescott turned down a move to "win trophies" before seeing what happened at the end of the season.


Joleon Lescott signed for West Bromwich Albion on 20 June 2014 on a free transfer, signing a two-year contract with the option of a further year.


Joleon Lescott was the first signing for the club by Alan Irvine, with whom he had previously worked at Everton, and he knew his assistant Rob Kelly from Wolves.


On 1 September 2015, Joleon Lescott signed for fellow Premier League club Aston Villa.


In December 2008, Joleon Lescott had been revealed as a Villa fan when he put two past Villa for Everton and still lost the match.


When signing for Villa, Joleon Lescott confirmed to the Birmingham Mail he has been an Aston Villa fan from a young age.


Joleon Lescott later claimed that this was an accident when his mobile was in his pocket, and apologised for the performance.


On 29 August 2016, Joleon Lescott joined Superleague Greece club AEK Athens on a two-year contract.


Joleon Lescott later announced that he had not agreed to officially sign when the club announced the signing and was still only in preliminary discussions.


Joleon Lescott has represented England at under-18, under-20, under-21 and B levels.


On 3 September 2007, Joleon Lescott received a call-up to Steve McClaren's England squad for the UEFA Euro 2008 qualifiers with Israel and Russia.


Joleon Lescott made his first England appearance under the management of Fabio Capello on 26 March 2008 in a friendly match against France, coming on as a substitute at half time for the captain John Terry.


Joleon Lescott made two appearances in qualifying for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, but injury prevented him from being part of the squad for the finals.


Joleon Lescott was a regular member of the England squad during qualification for UEFA Euro 2012 and was named in Roy Hodgson's 23-man squad for the tournament.


On 31 August 2021, Joleon Lescott was appointed to Lee Carsley's coaching team with the England U21s.