Jonjo Shelvey

Squad No. 8
Date of Birth February 27, 1992
Age 30
Height 184cm
Position Midfielder
Birthplace Romford
Previous Clubs Swansea City

Jonjo Shelvey (born 27 February 1992) is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League club Newcastle United.

He began his career at Charlton Athletic, becoming their youngest-ever player at 16 years and 59 days old. In 2010, he moved to Liverpool for an initial £1.7 million, spending a brief loan at Blackpool. During his time at Anfield, Shelvey was part of a Liverpool squad which won the League Cup and lost the FA Cup final in 2012. He joined Swansea City for £5 million in 2013, and Newcastle United for £12 million two and a half years later. A month after joining Newcastle, he was made the team’s stand-in captain, as the season ended with relegation.

Shelvey played for England at under-16, under-17, under-19 and under-21 level and has captained the under-19 team. He won his first cap for the senior team in 2012.

On 12 January 2016, Newcastle United announced they had signed Shelvey on a five-and-a-half-year deal, for a reported fee of £12 million. Four days later he made his debut in a 2–1 Premier League victory over West Ham United, the first win for the club in seven matches. He was named man of the match for his involvement in the build-up to both of Newcastle’s goals.