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Last game stats
Minutes played 90
Passes completed 40/41
Touches 57
Assists 0
Goals 0
Shots on target 0
Position Defender
Date of birth 16 August 1982
Place of birth Birmingham
Height (ft) 6'2"
Weight (st)
International caps / goals 13 / 0
2013/2014 League Cup
Appearances 15 6
Goals 0 0
Assists 0 0
Passes 89% 91%
Yellow cards 0 0
Red cards 0 0

City on Lescott:

Signed on a five-year contract on 25 August 2009 by long-time admirer Mark Hughes, who had earmarked the Everton and England defender as a key element in his new-look team.

Born and raised in Birmingham but scouted by Wolverhampton, Lescott made his senior debut at 17 againstSheffield Wednesday at Molineux in August 2000. Fans voted him young player of the year, an accolade that was repeated the following season.

He helped Wolves reach the Premier League by beating Sheffield United 3-0 in the 2004 play-off final atCardiff but had to sit out the next season after major knee surgery and the team were relegated.

He returned to fitness to claim the player of the year award and was transferred to Everton, making his Goodison debut in August 2006. Regular accolades followed, particularly in 2007-08 when he weighed in with ten goals in all competitions.

Lescott won caps at Under-18, Under-20, Under-21 and England B levels before being called up for the senior squad by Steve McClaren in September 2007. He made his debut as a substitute in a 3-0 win over Estonia a month later.

He was a strong contender for England's World Cup squad but his 2009-10 campaign was disrupted by injury, and when he missed the last nine games of the season Fabio Capello omitted him from the 30-strong provisional squad. 

He returned to the fold under Roy Hodgson for Euro 2012 and was one of the Three Lions' most consistent performers in his three appearances in Poland Ukraine.

Hodgson had clearly been impressed with the partnership Joleon had formed with Vincent Kompany in City's title-winning campaign in 2011/12, with the pair contributing to the best defensive record in the division.

Although he found fewer opportunities coming his way in 2012/13 after the signing of Matija Nastasic, Joleon is a steady, experienced presence whenever he is called upon and has started the 2013/14 campaign in excellent form.

Latest tweets: @joleonlescott

  • Happy Easter all, what's your favourite eggs mine are #Galaxy or #Milkyway (4 days ago, via Twitter for iPhone)

  • #RT #RT Don't miss out this Easter weekend. (6 days ago, via Twitter for iPhone)

  • Would like to thank @Velodyne for my vBold wireless headphones. Go check them out ! (6 days ago, via Twitter for iPhone)

  • Please share this link and pledge from as little as £5 to get my mates latest feature film completed (8 days ago, via Twitter for iPhone)

  • Congrats to @Danny_Batth and everyone connected to @OfficialWolves on bein promoted now for the title 👏👏👏 (12 days ago, via Twitter for iPhone)

Instagram: @jplescott

  • Easter dinner with the family #Veg #Stuffing #RoastP #Chicken #Roast&Fried #Rice now for the eggs 😁
  • S/O to @50cent for wearing another one of @lescottstewart jackets in his latest video #GetRichTown ft Joe. #Lescottstewart # SmsAudio #MensFashion  #QualityClothing
  • As the saying goes "when in Rome" pancake day is a free cheat day. #VanillaIceCream #StrawberrySauce #WorkOfArt #JayZVoice #PicassoBaby  #A*ForPresentation
  • This guy is too funny, @kevinhart4real came thru and showed some luv as I handed over some @lescottstewart bits. #Legend #ComedicRockStar
  • Don't even need to @ her. #Wifey #QueenB #OtherHalf/Better #GrownManS**t #SoonBe16yrsDeep
  • It's not the 4th of July but 👊 to @kickgameuk for the hook up with the #Blue Independence Day's
  • @azza32 @slimzilla if they only knew.
  • Morning all, he should be up now so could you all wish my bro @azza32 a #HappyBday I won't expose his age but it ain't one you wanna celebrate, lol. All good tho this guy has been my mentor  from day one. #HappyBdayLittleBigBro
  • Chillin with aka The Voice

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