There’s not many players that divide opinion as much as Jonjo Shelvey. Blessed with an absurd amount of talent, the midfielder is one of England’s best midfielders on his day, but this day comes around very infrequently.
Often portraying a somewhat lazy body language, the former Liverpool man has contributed some exquisite passes in black and white, while also chipping in with some spectacular, and important goals.
- Position: Central Midfielder (Attacking Midfielder, Defensive Midfielder)
- Date of Birth: 27.-2.1992
- Place of Birth: Romford, England
- Preferred Foot: Right
- Height: 184cm / 6′ 0″
- Previous Clubs: Charlton Athletic (2008-2010), Liverpool (2010-2012), Swansea City (2013-2016)
- Newcastle United Transfer Date: 12.01.2016
- Newcastle United Transfer Fee: £14,000,000
- Squad Number: #8
- Social Media: N/A
Shelvey’s Best NUFC Moments
Newcastle 2-1 West Ham
This game really was the Jonjo Shelvey show. The midfielder pulled all the strings on his Newcastle United debut. This included an inch-perfect 60 yard pass to Janmaat which in-turn lead to Wijnaldum’s opening goal.
QPR 0-6 Newcastle
Following a slow start to life in the Championship, our commanding 6-0 victory away to QPR truly announced our intentions. Shelvey scored 2 in the rout, including a beautiful 25 yard curler into the top corner.
Newcastle 2-2 Manchester City
Just as Man City thought they were leaving St James’ Park with 3 points following De Bruyne’s goal, Shelvey had other ideas. Receiving the ball from Atsu, the midfielder struck it past Ederson to snatch a dramatic point.
Sheffield United 0-2 Newcastle
A week after scoring against the Champions, Shelvey continued his great goal scoring form away at Sheffield United. Proceeding to score although the linesman’s flag was raised, a length VAR review deemed the goal valid.
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