John Stones is the English center-back of Premier League club Manchester City and England national team. The young star is considered as one of the best English defenders of his generation. Read on to find out top fact about John Stones you probably didn’t know.
John Stones was born on 28 May 1994 in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, UK. The English defender is Barnsley youth academy product. John Stones early professional career started with the Championship club Barnsley. The English prodigy managed to sign a professional contract with the Premier League club Everton, after a successful season in Barnsley.
After four glorious seasons with Everton the genius defender made his way to Manchester City. He started to win trophies and gain honor in Etihad with the blues.
His amazing performance with Manchester City upgraded him to the senior squad of England. He also earned a spot in England’s senior squad for UEFA Euro 2016 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
On 28 May 1994 in Barnsley, South Yorkshire john was born to Janet and Peter Stones. John Stones Family did a good job raising him as he was a promising kid growing up. Fun fact about John Stones is that he was a Manchester united fan during his childhood.
Little john started his sport career as a golfer eventually he switched to football and joined Barnsley F.C youth team. John Stones Childhood had been kind of rough as he struggled to become a professional footballer.
Young John lacked physical strength as the 15 year-old had to play with Barnsley academy’s under 14s. He pretty much struggled during his youth career, until he turned 18 and became 6ft 2inch. After this point on nothing could stop the English prodigy’s progress. Of course John Stones family has always supported and cheered John to live his dream of becoming a professional footballer.
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The English defender has been in good shape and he is fit to play. Here are John Stones body measurements: his height is 6’2″/ 1.88 meters which is a pretty good height for a defender as it gives an advantage in the aerial duels against the strikers.
His weight is 154 pounds/70 kg which increases his strength and prevents injuries. Unfortunately there isn’t more information about John Stones body measurements.
As John started his football career with Barnsley youth academy, he managed to reach the senior squad of the club in December 2011 and John Stones professional club career officially started. He made his first debut for Barnsley in the Championship on 17 March 2012 as his side managed to defeat Reading in a 4-0 victory.
Another top fact about John Stones is that he used to play as a right full-back in his youth career. At the age of 8 young John decided to switch to center-back, a position in which he shines now.
John netted his first and last goal for Barnsley in his first start for the club as he scored an equalizer goal before half-time in a match in a League Cup against Rochdale. John stone’s first goal for Barnsley led to a 4-3 victory.
After a promising performance from the young footballer he started to absorb the attention of many great clubs in England. Eventually John struck a 5 year and a half deal with Everton on 31 January 2013 for the transfer fee of £3 million.
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As he moved to Everton, John got the chance of playing in one of the best European leagues. Sadly he was benched in the three first Premier League matches of 2013-14 season. On 28 August 2013 John Stones made his first debut for Everton in a 2–1 win against Stevenage in the League Cup second round as the game was held in Goodison Park, Everton’s home ground.
On 14 September 2013 John made his first league debut for the club in a 1–0 home win over Chelsea. On 1 January 2014 Stones made his first official start for Everton a 1–1 draw against Stoke City which was held at the Britannia Stadium.
Intersting fact about John Stones is that on 7 August 2014 he signed another 5 year deal with Everton which bound him to the club until 2019. Unfortunately the young footballer suffered an ankle injury in a match against the Red Devils which took him out of the pitch for more than 10 weeks.
Despite of his injury, John’s name was among the nominees for the Golden Boy 2014 Award alongside his fellow Everton teammate Gerard Deulofeu and his fellow countrymen Calum Chambers, Luke Shaw and Raheem Sterling who was the winner of the golden boy award.
On 19 February 2015 in a UEFA Europa League against the Swiss club Young Boys, John committed a foul which led to a penalty kick for Young boys and John was sent off with a red card.
Stones scored his first goal for Everton in a 3–0 home victory against Manchester United as he scored a header. In July and August 2015, Chelsea made three transfer offers to recruit John Stones but all three of them were rejected.
The three bids of Chelsea were £20 million, £26 million and £30 million and all were declined by Everton. John also requested a leave which was initially refused by the club. This transfer request made the fans mad at John Stones, and they called him a betrayer.
On 9 August 2016, Manchester City signed a 6 year contract to recruit John. Man City paid £47.5 million and an extra £2.5 million in add-ons to be able to strike a deal with Everton. Which made Stones the second most expensive defender in football world.
Due to a 15% sell-on clause, Barnsley managed to receive a £6.78 million from John’s move to Manchester City. Fun thing is that this was more than any transfer money the club received in their entire history.
John made his debut for the blues in a 2-1 home victory against Sunderland. On 6 January 2017, Stones netted his first goal for the blues which was the last goal in a 5–0 victory against West Ham United at London Stadium in the FA Cup.
On 21 February, John scored the second goal of the citizens which gave them a lead for the 5–3 comeback win over Monaco in the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League. Sadly they lost the tie on away goals as John Stones stated that he was disappointed in the team’s defending. Which was a sad moment in John Stones professional club career.
Unfortunately John Stones first season with the citizens didn’t turn out to be good, as he was the subject to criticism from the media for his not really well performance throughout 2016-17 season.
On 13 September 2017, the English star scored his first brace for Man City in a 4–0 away victory over Feyenoord in a Champions League group stage match. On 1 November John netted another header for the blues in a 4–2 win at Napoli which earned them a spot in into the last 16 so early in the Champion League campaign.
As John Stones suffered another injury in March 2018, Pep Guardiola strongly denied any action about transferring the English defender.
John Stones was called up to join England’s 21-man squad for the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup in May 2013 under management of Peter Taylor. This was the start of John Stones international career.
John made his first debut for England U20 on 16 June 2013, in a 3-0 victory over Uruguay. The young genius defender made his first start for England under-21s in a 6–0 over Scotland on 13 August 2013 as he played the entire 90 minutes.
Stones was a standby player for England's 2014 FIFA World Cup squad, it was actually heartbreaking that he did not make it to the final squad. John made his first debut for England’s senior team in a 3–0 friendly win over Peru at Wembley on 30 May 2014.
On 3 September 2014 the young defender made his first start for England’s senior team in a friendly match against Norway. In England's first match of UEFA Euro 2016 qualification, John made his very first competitive debut in a 2–0 away win over Switzerland at St. Jakob-Park, Basel.
Another interesting fact about John Stones is that although he was called up to join Roy Hodgson's 23-man squad for Euro 2016, he was a benchwarmer throughout the whole campaign.
Nevertheless his name was among 23-man England squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. He scored a brace in their 6-0 victory over Peru in England’s second group match. This made John Stones the first Manchester City player to score for England at a World Cup finals since Trevor Francis in 1982.
At the 2019 UEFA Nations League Finals in Portugal, John made a lethal mistake of giving the ball away to Memphis Depay in extra time which led to one of the three goals that England conceded in a 3-1 defeat by Netherlands in the semi-finals of the campaign.
England manager Gareth Southgate ruled John out for the third-place game against Switzerland, and stated that John’s error was due to exhaustion and fatigue.
John Stones Style of play is popularly known for his technical skills and strong physical capacity. He is also known to be a ball-playing center-back. Many of his managers and teammates has praised the English star for his composure with the ball, rang and the vision of his passes, defensive skills and versatility.
intersting fact about John Stones is that Joleon Lescott the famous English defender praised him and added that john can do things most of the defenders can’t. He will do his job as a defender but there comes a moment he does a thing special and you’ll say that’s it he is amazing.
Kyle Walker John’s fellow teammate in Manchester City an England national team also said ‘you won’t appreciate Stones quite till you play alongside him.
He has great passing range and defending skills which makes pundits compare him to Rio Ferdinand, Gerard Piqué, Jerome Boateng, Pep Guardiola and Franz Beckenbauer as John Stones Style of play would approve.
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John is one of the top defenders of the football world as he played in many great campaigns and has achieved many trophies and honors.
John Stones transfer market value is €25.00m currently. Actually he doesn’t get to play much for his club right know for many reasons first of all is that the blues have a crowded defense line and everyone expects to play, second reason is that maybe Pep Guardiola lost his faith in John.
John Stones transfer market value had been at its highest point in Dec 19, 2018 after he won the English domestic trio trophy with Manchester City. The young defender was worth €60.00m at that time.
As he is world-class defender he is paid with good money. John Stones salary is around 8 Million Pound a year which a promising amount of money. John Stones net worth is estimated to be around 40 Million Pound making the English star an actual millionaire.
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Infesting fact about John stones is that he has been in a long-term relationship with his high school sweetheart. Millie Savage is John Stones girlfriend, the couple are almost the same age and have been together since childhood. Millie Savage had been John Stones girlfriend for more than a decade now.
The English star bought a 6-bedroom mansion in Cheshire to start a family with Millie.
It all started in 2016 as John met Jessica Peaty in a restaurant. Two weeks later John took Jessica to a suite at the prestigious Lowry hotel to sleep with the young girl as Millie was waiting for him to return home, poor Millie didn’t have a clue what was happening.
Jessica didn’t realize that her new lover was a famous football star until she saw his face in a newspaper. She asked John about it and why did he kept this quiet, ‘I liked to be treated like a normal person’ John Stones replied.
John was invited to spend a night with Jessica in her house where they had their first kiss, fun fact about John Stones is that he actually helped Jessica wash the dishes.
John’s affair with Jessica ended, when she figured out that he was still with Millie. Jessica said that it was a really awful and bizarre condition and it was wrong of John Stones to put both her and himself in such a situation.
Jessica even found Millie’s Instagram account and messaged Millie saying that she was with John these past few months and she needs to know whether John was with Millie in that time or not. 'If that’s the case and John was with you I need to know it because John absolutely denied to have anything to do with you' Jessica added.
John and Mille were both were afraid to lose each other and they tried to make up their relationship. In order to do so John made two things to make Millie happy.
First he bought Millie’s dream mansion for the price of €3.5m and the second thing John did was getting a huge tattoo of Millie’s face to make it up to her. The tattoo covers up most of his arm and it has his girlfriend’s face along with a beautiful rose.
Millie, John Stones girlfriend stated that the world cup really changed him, before the world cup he was a lovely polite young man but after the tournament he started to drink and party more.
She even said that once John came back from a casino 7 am and he threw money at her. Millie Saied that she always wanted to marry John and become a Stones but John didn’t like it apparently.
As Millie brought up the marriage thing once again John didn’t reply at first but then he said that he was done with their relationship and he claimed that he is not happy nor free.
After that Millie received a mysterious message on Instagram telling her to speak to John about Olivia Naylor and he has had a baby with her.
At first John denied to have a relationship with Olivia but after sometime he declared that he has known Olivia long before the world cup.
John told Millie he wanted to move into their home with Olivia Naylor and her baby, he was literally kicking her out. Millie and John Stone child moved to a new house and they are paid by John till his Daughter turns 18.
John actually tries to keep a low profile as he has enough on his plate. John Stones Social Media is not that much active. @johnstonesofficial is his ID on Instagram where he has more than 810 thousand followers. John Stones Social Media is filled with photos of his training sessions, games and trophies alongside his fellow teammates.