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Top facts about Jamaal Lascelles, Newcastle United captain

Fri 18 March 2022 | 8:30

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As an English professional footballer, Lascelles currently features in Premier League club Newcastle United, while he plays in the position of a centre-back and serves as captain of the club.

Back to his early career, he played for Nottingham Forest, being developed there through its youth academy for several years until he joined Newcastle in 2014. Then he was loaned instantly back to the City Ground for the 14/15 Championship campaign.

At his stint with Forest, he was often assumed to be a reliable and crucial player who racked up 65 appearances and four goals for them.

After many twists and turns at

Newcastle United

, ever since the 2015 season, he became a regular starter there, rising to prominence late in the 2015/16 campaign.

It was just two years after joining the club that his leadership qualities were recognised by then-manager Rafa Benitez as the caption of the club, while he still holds the responsibility at the helm of Eddie Howe and has been a mainstay in the Magpies, making more than 200 appearances for them until now.

Even if he has made a great feat at his club level, being a sturdy defender who is always there to take challenges and lets his manager down just on rare occasions, he has never been chosen for the English national team.

That is to say, although he represented his national side for several English youth teams, he has never managed to make it through to the first team.

Top facts about Jamaal Lascelles, Newcastle United captain

Come along with us to dig deep through the Top facts about Jamaal Lascelles, Newcastle United captain.

Jamaal Lascelles quick facts

Bio

  • Full name

    : Jamaal Lascelles

  • Date of birth

    : 11 November 1993

  • Ethnicity

    : Multiracial

  • Age

    : 28 years old

  • Place of birth

    : Derby, England

  • Religion

    : Unknown 

Body measurement

  • Body shape

    : Athletic

  • Eye colour

    : Dark brown

  • Hair colour

    : Dark brown

  • Height

    : 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)

  • Weight

    : 83 kg

Personal life

  • Sexuality

    : Straight

  • Marital status

    : Unmarried

  • Girlfriend

    : Harpinder Rai

Football information

  • Profession

    : footballer

  • Position

    : Centre-back

  • Current team

    : Newcastle United

  • Jersey Number

    : 6

Jamaal Lascelles childhood

Hailing from the English city of Derby in the United Kingdom Jamaal Lascelles was born on the 11th day of

November 1993 to his lovely parents, Jill Lascelles (mother) and Tim Lascelles (father).

Jamaal Lascelles childhood

was spent with his brother Rema while they had the opportunity to pose in their parent's wedding pictures when they were just little boys.

On the contrary to the life of many professional footballers who were raised up in football-loving homes, Jamaal Lascelles grew up in an aura filled with the passion of playing basketball in the light of the fact that his father was a British

Basketball

legend.

While ideally, sincerity and drive have been indispensable parts of Lascelles’ essence since he was a little kid, it is no wonder to see him have an insatiable desire to want an extra of all sports (football and basketball inclusive).

Therefore he initially grabbed triumph with the ball in his hands rather than at his feet in an attempt to follow his father footsteps in playing basketball.

But much to your consternation, as soon as he made his mind to bow to football’s lure instead of basketball, his parents provided him with unconditional support.

He decided to play football because back then, basketball was not a massive sport as much as football in England.

In proceeding with his newfound career, his parents supported him a lot as they took him to 

Nottingham Forest

youth system so as to provide Jamaal with the opportunity to have a successful trial at the club.

As a result, Jamaal Lascelles’ passion earned him the fortune of joining the roster of Nottingham Forest local youth team, finding the stage to put on show his immense talents.

With showing early promise in the Nottingham Forest youth set up as well as his timeless perseverance, he was eventually promoted to the Nottingham Forest first team when he was 18 years old.

It was just after three years from the start of his senior career that the 20-year-old youngster proved to be one of the most highly-rated young defenders.

He made a great feat in having a successful trial for England and consecutively, when he was featuring for England under 21 team, he could grab the eyes of Newcastle United.

Jamaal Lascelles professional career

Lascelles started his professional career at Nottingham Forest, as he progressed through its youth system.

Even in January 2011, the club refused to accept a £5 million offer from

Arsenal

for him.

Then Lascelles got contracted his first professional agreement in March 2011 and went on to make his first-team debut on 31 January 2012, appearing in a 2–0 loss to Burnley.

In March 2012, he moved to League One club Stevenage, on loan until the end of the 2011–12 season and debuted for the club on 13 March 2012, appearing as a 69th-minute substitute in a 1–0 home victory over Oldham Athletic, featuring in the position of right-back.

For the first time, he appeared as a starter in Stevenage's 6–0 away triumph at Yeovil Town on 14 April 2012, when he netted the club's fourth goal with a header from Luke Freeman's cross. Not to mention that he even assisted Patrick Agyemang for another goal in the same game.

He went on to be a first-team regular since then and played the regular season's rest of four games while Stevenage secured a League One play-off spot.

Besides, Lascelles featured in both of the play-off matches, when Stevenage was beaten 1–0 on aggregate by Sheffield United while he appeared nine times at his two-month loan span and scored once.

Moreover, on 7 August 2012, he made a new four-year deal with Nottingham Forest, appearing a total of three times in all competitions in the 2012–13 season.

In the 2013–14 season, he was a member of the starting line-up so as to form a central defensive partnership with Jack Hobbs, appearing in a total of 29 league matches.

As part of the top facts about Jamaal Lascelles, one can suggest that on 22 January 2014, Everton were fined £45,000 by the FA because of an "unauthorised approach" to Lascelles in 2010, at the time that he was still a youth player at Nottingham Forest, and Lascelles received warning as to his future conduct.

Then on 18 March, he promoted his agreement in a new four-and-a-half-year deal, while they rejected a reported £4 million bid from Queens Park Rangers in July.

On 9 August 2014, Lascelles alongside his teammate Karl Darlow, made a new agreement with

Premier League

club Newcastle United. According to the deal, both of them were loaned back to Nottingham Forest for the 2014–15 season.

Lascelles came back to Newcastle for the 2015–16 season, debuting for the club on 25 August 2015, against Northampton Town in the League Cup.

His league debut occurred on 3 October, as he appeared as a substitute in a 6–1 loss against Manchester City. But he had to wait until 23 January 2016 so as to make his first league start for Newcastle, playing in their 2–1 loss against

Watford

, where he even scored a goal.

Lascelles publicly disparaged the spirit of his teammates following a 3–1 defeat to Southampton on 11 April 2016, where he put their character and desire under question.

After that first choice centre-backs Chancel Mbemba and Fabricio Coloccini underwent injuries, Lascelles was given regular minutes at the helm of new manager Rafael

Benítez

.

Then as he slowly stepped up his game, he put away his second goal for the club in their 3–0 victory over Swansea City on 16 April.

Even if Lascelles racked up 18 caps in his first Premier League season, he did not prevent the club from getting relegated.

Among

top facts about Jamaal Lascelles,

one can suggest that on 4 August 2016, Benítez chose him to be the new captain of the club following the departure of Fabricio Coloccini.

Interestingly, in fact, Benítez had been touched by Lascelles' desire to speak up in the dressing room, especially when he criticised more of senior players in their loss against Southampton.

In spite of the fact that it was required for him to undergo a double hernia operation, he overcame the pain barrier for the last four months of the 2016–17 season, in a determined attempt to see the campaign out and eventually taking the responsibility of captaining the club to promotion back to the Premier League.

It should not be excluded from our top facts about Jamaal Lascelles that his great feat at the beginning of the 2017–18 season, saw him being nominated for the September Premier League Player of the Month award, yet it was finally granted to

Harry Kane

.

Whatsmore, on 6 October 2017, he made a new six-year agreement with Newcastle, so as to be kept at the club until 2023.

It is interesting to know that in October 2017, he was involved in a training ground fight with teammate Mohamed Diamé, while the two went on to later apologise and offered to take the whole of the first-team squad and staff out for lunch.

While in October 2018 he extended his contract until 2024, in November 2019 he underwent a knee injury. More recently, on 27 February 2021, he put away his first goal of the 2020–21 season, in a 1–1 home draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

On the international stage, Lascelles has represented England at all youth levels from under-18 to under-21.

On 28 May 2013, he was among the manager Peter Taylor's 21-man squad for the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup and his debut occurred on 16 June, in a warm-up triumph over Uruguay.

On 27 February 2014, Lascelles was called up for the first time to the under-21 squad for the 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying match against Wales.

On 9 September 2014, he debuted as a starter in the qualifying match against Moldova which later proved to be his only under-21 appearance.

Jamaal Lascelles family

In regard to the

top facts about Jamaal Lascelles

, it is notable to indicate that when it comes to his background, he has an upper-class status because of his father Tim, who raked a hefty amount of money from his basketball career.

Lascelles mother has a very close relationship with his son, to the point that the first phone call Jamaal made when for the first time he found that he was handed Newcastle captaincy title was to his mum.

Lascelles himself once asserted the role of his mother, who tends to watch his games most of the time supporting his son a lot.

Jamaal Rema Lascelles has two siblings, the first one is Rema Lascelles, his brother who followed their father's footsteps by becoming a professional basketball player.

He is a graduate from Derby College in Derby, England, where he played basketball for Great Britain U20s, going on to win the EBL D1 Trophy and most recently he has played as a shooting guard for Derby Trailblazers and Leicester Riders in British Basketball too.

When it comes to their youngest brother, Jalen Lascelles, he features for Nottingham Forest youth club, hoping to follow Jamaal’s footsteps and join Newcastle United club in the future.

Jamaal Lascelles personal life

As far as

top facts about Jamaal Lascelles

is concerned, his love life is especially noticeable, perhaps because he is in a relationship with his girlfriend Harps Rai, who is often deemed to have drawn many resemblances to Kim Kardashian, due to her big bum.

The dark lengthy haired beauty Harpinder Rai is enjoying the family life with her captain boyfriend, being blessed with two cute little sons, called Kyrie and Jamari Rai.

Moreover, before dating Jamaal, she was an air stewardess that was competing in beauty pageants.

Jamaal Lascelles tattoos

It is self-evident through his images that most of his arms are inked with various tattoos including a sleeve design on the right and the left.

He once indicated in this regard that some tattoos have a deeper meaning but most of them just 'look cool' to him.

Jamaal Lascelles net worth

In 2018 Lascelles made an agreement with Newcastle United that earned him an eyewatering salary of 2.3 Million Euros (2 Million Pounds) per year.

While Jamaal Lascelles net worth is around 8 Million Euros (7.3 Million Pounds), his market value has not changed drastically over the previous years.

That is to say, his current market value is around 

 €11.00m,

while his highest market value was €18.00m, when he was at the prime heyday of his career at Newcastle United.

While he has resided in a luxury apartment in downtown Newcastle which is a lovely place right beside the river, he drives a Black Land Rover too.

Jamaal Lascelles social media 

When it comes to Jamaal Lascelles social media activity, he has an account on Instagram with the username of

@lascelles16

, where he has racked up more than 100  thousand followers, sharing posts in line with his professional career as well as his personal life affairs and beliefs.

As far as top facts about

Jamaal Lascelles social media

is concerned, it is pertinent to note that several months ago, when Newcastle United underwent a 3-1 loss against Liverpool, Jamaal Lascelles was disparaged for his terrible performance, as many fans came to social media blasting him a lot.

 

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