England were dealt an injury blow in first half of their Nations League clash with Germany as John Stones was forced off with hamstring issue
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John Stones is an English professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Premier League club Manchester City and the England national team.
|Date of birth
|28 May 1994
|Place of birth
|6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Stones began his career with Barnsley, making his first-team debut in the Championship in March 2012 as a 17-year-old. He joined Premier League club Everton for around £3 million in January 2013 and amassed 95 appearances over four seasons.
In August 2016, he signed for Manchester City for an initial £47.5 million with add-ons. He won the Premier League in 2018, 2019, 2021 and 2022, the EFL Cup in 2018 and 2020, and the FA Cup in 2019.
Stones made his senior debut for England in May 2014 after previously being capped by England youth teams at under-19, under-20 and under-21 levels. He was chosen in England’s squads for UEFA Euro 2016, the 2018 FIFA World Cup and Euro 2020.
Manchester City will be waiting eagerly for John Stones’ return to the club to assess a hamstring injury he picked up playing for England on Tuesday.
Stones pulled up in the 37th minute of England’s Nations League draw with Germany, immediately holding the back of his leg and he was substituted for City teammate Kyle Walker.
Stones was able to limp off unaided, but looked visibly upset as he walked down the tunnel at Wembley.
England went on to come from 2-0 down to lead 3-2, before conceding a late equaliser in their final game before the World Cup.
And manager Gareth Southgate briefly referenced Stones’ injury, confirming it is a hamstring problem — something that could impact City’s upcoming fixtures including clashes against Manchester United and Liverpool, as well as England’s preparations for the World Cup.
“John is feeling something with his hamstring. Harry is feeling something a little bit as well,” Southgate said after the match, before praising his senior players for stepping up during England’s poor run of form of late.
“Eight hours ago not everything was wrong what we were doing and now not everything is right, clearly. But the areas we weren’t delivering in at the top end of the pitch we looked so much brighter and sharper.
Final passes, taking people on, speed of attack. We’ve still failed to execute some of the opportunities we’ve had but the fact that we’ve scored three and looked dangerous throughout the game was really important for the players.
John Stones injury
England were dealt an injury blow in the first half of their Nations League clash with Germany as John Stones was forced off with an apparent hamstring problem.
Stones started a counter-attack for Gareth Southgate’s side by making an interception on the edge of his own penalty box and then looked to get up the pitch but quickly pulled up clutching the back of his leg.
He was attended to by England’s medical team, but was not able to take any further part in the match as he hobbled off in the 37th minute to be replaced by Kyle Walker.
The 28-year-old looked understandably distraught as he came off the pitch after his only appearance of the international break was cut short.
He was suspended for England’s defeat against Italy on Friday after getting sent off against Hungary in June.
Stones has become a crucial part of Gareth Southgate’s squad in recent years, starring at the last two major tournaments for the Three Lions.
He has established himself in the starting XI, and would be expected to play a major role at the World Cup later this year if he is fit.
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Stones was named in manager Peter Taylor’s 21-man squad for the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup in May 2013. He made his England U20 debut on 16 June, in a 3–0 win in a warm-up game against Uruguay.
He made his under-21s debut against Scotland on 13 August 2013, playing the entire 90 minutes of a 6–0 win for England at Bramall Lane.
He was named as a standby player for England’s 2014 FIFA World Cup squad, but was not included in the final squad.
Stones made his England debut on 30 May in a 3–0 friendly win over Peru at Wembley, replacing Everton teammate Leighton Baines for the final 15 minutes.
On 3 September 2014, Stones made his first England start in a friendly against Norway at Wembley Stadium.
Five days later, in England’s first match of UEFA Euro 2016 qualification, Stones made his competitive debut in a 2–0 victory away to Switzerland at St. Jakob-Park, Basel.
At the 2019 UEFA Nations League Finals in Portugal, Stones made an error in the semi-final against the Netherlands, when he gave away possession to Memphis Depay in extra time, leading to one of the goals that defeated England 3–1.
Manager Gareth Southgate dropped him from the third-place match against Switzerland, saying that Stones made his mistake because of fatigue.
John Stones’ new girlfriend is a 31-year-old former beautician Olivia Naylor.
She is well respected in Manchester after building her own salon near her Cheshire home.
Olivia recently took a step back from her work duties after giving birth to her son.
Stones hit it off with Olivia after meeting her during a night out, The Sun exclusively revealed in March 2019.
The Man City star’s Lamborghini has been spotted outside her house in recent weeks.
It is understood that the couple have only been dating for a few months.
It is widely reported that John Stones’ net worth is around £40 million. Having been at Manchester City since 2016, he has amassed millions in salary alone.
- Net worth : £40 Million
An established England star, too, Stones will have a string of endorsements deals to bolster his income further.
John Stones is on £100,000 per week with Manchester City. This is according to sports salary website Spotrac. This weekly wage ties Stones with a raft of other Premier League stars, including Hugo Lloris, Dele Alli, Sadio Mane and Hakim Ziyech.
He might have been in and out of Pep Guardiola’s plans over the last couple of seasons, but Stones has been receiving a hefty pay packet all along.