2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

14 June - 15 July

John STONES

Age
25
Height
188.0 cm
Date of Birth 28 May 1994
International Caps
33
International Goals
2

A classy, ball-playing defender, Stones is seen by some as the ideal exponent of Pep Guardiola’s style of playing out from the back, and there is no doubt that England have benefited from the Barnsley-born defender’s time under the Catalan coach at Manchester City.

Potential has long been a word that has been used to describe Stones, since signing for Everton from his hometown club as an 18-year-old. He made his senior international debut aged 20, having been on the standby list for Brazil 2014, and became the world’s second most expensive defender when he signed for Manchester City aged 22. He is now beginning to fulfil that early promise, maturing into his role at the heart of an imperious Manchester City side and starting six of England’s ten FIFA World Cup™ qualifying games on the road to Russia.