About Jonjo Shelvey
Jonjo Shelvey was born on 27 February 1992 in London, England. He plays as a central midfielder for England and Swansea City.
Shelvey began his youth career with Arsenal in 2001 before joining West Ham United and finally Charlton Athletic in 2004. He made his professional debut for Charlton in April 2008, becoming the club’s youngest-ever debutant, aged 16 years and 59 days. In January 2009, Shelvey scored against Norwich City to become Charlton’s youngest-ever goal-scorer. He spent three seasons at the club, scoring 8 goals in 49 matches.
Shelvey signed for Liverpool in May 2010 for an initial fee of £1.7 million. He made his debut for the club in a 4-2 League Cup defeat to Northampton Town. The following season, Shelvey was loaned out to Championship side Blackpool. Shelvey scored 6 goals in 10 appearances for the club before being recalled by Liverpool due to injuries.
He signed for Swansea City on 3 July 2013 for a fee of £5 million. He scored his first goal for the club against his former side Liverpool on 16 September 2013 in a 2-2 draw. He ended his first season with the Swans with 6 Premier League goals.
Although eligible to play for both Scotland and the Republic of Ireland, Shelvey made his England debut on 12 October 2012, in a 5-0 win against San Marino. He would have to wait until 2015 before earning his second cap.