Philip Nikodem "Phil" Jagielka is an English professional footballer who plays for Everton as a defender. Jagielka made his way through the youth ranks at Sheffield United before making his first team debut on 5 May 2000 againstSwindon Town in the final League match of the 1999–2000 season, whilst still a trainee. He was rewarded with a professional contract the following day, and having progressed well at the start of the following season, he signed a three-year deal with the club in January 2001. By the end of the 2006–07 season, he had made 133 consecutive league appearances for United including every league match in the 2004–05 and 2005–06 seasons and every minute of the 2006–07 season. He joined his current team, Everton, in 2007 for a fee of £4 million. He is a former England under-21 international, having been capped six times and scoring two goals for the team. He has also gained recognition for both the England B team and the full England team.