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Joleon Lescott

Joleon Lescott
Personal information
Full nameJoleon Patrick Lescott
Date of birth16 August 1982(age 34)
Place of birthBirmingham, England
Height1.88 m
Playing positionCentre back / Left back
Club information
Current clubManchester City

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Joleon Patrick Lescott (born 16 August 1982) is an English footballer who currently plays for Manchester City. He plays as a centre-back, though he has played in various other positions across the defensive line, in particular left-back. His older brother Aaron is also a professional footballer.

Born in Birmingham, West Midlands, he is a graduate of the Wolverhampton Wanderers youth academy. He made his first team debut with Wolves in 2000 and he was named the supporters' Young Player of the Year two years running. By the 2002 he was a first team regular, playing in nearly all Wolves' games. The team was promoted to the FA Premier League in 2003 but a knee injury ruled him out for the season and the team was relegated. He was named in the Championship team of the year for the 2005 06 season.

He moved to Premier League side Everton and made his debut in August 2006. He was voted player's Player of the Season by his teammates in the following two seasons. In 2007 08 he also scored a number of goals for the team, finishing with 8 league goals. Lescott completed his move to Manchester City on 25 August 2009.

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

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