Leon Osman

Leon Osman
Position:
MF
D.o.B: 17/05/1981
Birthplace: Billinge, Wigan
Height: 1.73m
Weight: 63.9kg
Appearances: 358 (77)
Goals: 58
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Leon Osman rose through the ranks at Everton and went on to make 433 first-team appearances.

He made his senior debut for the Blues as a substitute against Tottenham Hotspur in January 2003 and his final outing for the Club was over 13 years later at Sunderland in May 2016.

He scored 58 goals in that time and ended his Everton career in joint 10th place an the Club’s all-time appearance record.

Osman’s dreams of becoming a professional footballer were almost shattered in 2001 when he suffered a serious knee injury.

That injury kept him out of action for almost a year, but he has bounced back in style.

A midfielder who combines excellent passing and vision with an eye for goal, he forced his way into David Moyes' first-team plans with loan spells at Carlisle United and most notably at Derby County.

Following his spell at Carlisle, he went from strength to strength and was rewarded with a taste of senior action towards the end of the 2002/03 season.

Ossie then went on loan again, this time to Derby where he put in some delightful displays, scoring three goals in 17 appearances.

He soon made his first start for Everton, in May 2004 against Wolves - scoring his first goal for the Club after just three minutes.

Leon became a first-team regular during the 2004/05 season and was rewarded with a new long-term contract in the summer of 2005.

He followed that up with a strong showing in the 2005/6 season, scoring four goals and being one of Everton's most consistent performers in the latter part of the campaign.

Leon consolidated his position in 2006/07, making 37 appearances and netting three goals.

Osman scored the Blues' first goal of the 2007/08 season against Wigan and followed it up with another goal in the 3-1 win over Spurs.

Ossie broke his toe in December 2007 but returned to playing in January, when he also signed a new deal with the club that will keep him at Goodison until 2012.

And the local lad was one of Everton's best performers in the second part of the season, prompting suggestions that an England call could be in the offing.

In 2008/09 Osman continued to perform solidly in Everton's midfield, finishing the campaign with a splendid brace at Fulham that took his season goals tally to seven.

He began 2009/10 in decent form, scoring memorably against Stoke in October and also captaining the Toffees before a foot problem ruled him out until December.

Ossie returned and was his usual consistent self in the second part of the season when Everton were in excellent form.

Osman signed a new contract in 2010/11 and ended the campaign in splendid form, the highlight of which was his brilliant headed winner against Manchester City in May.

Over the 2011/12 campaign, the midfielder made 34 appearances in all competitions, netting vital goals against Aston Villa, Swansea and Norwich, as well as Everton's third in the 4-0 rout of Sunderland in April.

Leon scored his first goal of the 2012/13 campaiGn in the 5-0 win over Leyton Orient on 29 August.
A maiden Merseyside derby goal followed, with a momentous first England squad call-up also ensuing.
Osman made his first England appearance in a 4-2 friendly defeat in Sweden in November, turning in an impressive performance and earning praise from manager Roy Hodgson afterwards.

The opening goal in a 2-0 victory over Manchester City came just days before Osman made his competitive international debut as a substitute against San Marino in an 8-0 England win in March 2013.
At the end of the 2012/13 season he signed a new deal keeping him at Everton until 2015 and in the summer of 2014, he was afforded a testimonial match at Goodison against FC Porto, the match ending in a 1-1 draw. 

In November 2014, it was announced Osman had agreed a one-year extension to his current contract which would see him stay at the Club until at least the summer of 2016. And an acrobatic volley against West Ham in the penultimate game of the 2014/15 campaign showed he has plenty left to give.

The 2015/16 campaign saw Osman figure 16 times, mainly as a substitute. Still, he contributed in the Club’s run through to the Capital One Cup semi-finals, scoring an important equaliser in the third-round victory against Norwich City at Goodison.

Osman’s time at Everton came to an end when his contract expired in June 2016.
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Career Stats - Leon Osman (First team)

League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
Season App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls.
2002 2003 0 (2) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 (2) 0
2003 2004 3 (1) 1 0 0 0 (1) 0 0 0 3 (2) 1
2004 2005 24 (5) 6 3 1 2 0 0 0 29 (5) 7
2005 2006 28 (7) 3 3 (1) 1 0 (1) 0 1 (3) 0 32 (12) 4
2006 2007 31 (3) 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 34 (3) 3
2007 2008 26 (2) 4 0 0 4 1 7 2 37 (2) 7
2008 2009 32 (2) 6 7 1 1 0 2 0 42 (2) 7
2009 2010 25 (1) 2 0 (1) 1 1 1 6 (1) 0 32 (3) 4
2010 2011 20 (6) 4 3 0 2 1 0 0 25 (6) 5
2011 2012 28 (2) 5 3 0 1 0 0 0 32 (2) 5
2012 2013 36 5 5 2 1 1 0 0 42 8
2013 2014 27 (11) 3 1 (3) 0 1 0 0 0 29 (14) 3
2014 2015 13 (8) 2 0 0 0 (1) 0 2 (5) 1 15 (14) 3
2015 2016 2 (7) 0 0 (2) 0 4 (1) 1 0 0 6 (10) 1
Total 295 (57) 44 26 (7) 6 19 (4) 5 18 (9) 3 358 (77) 58

Career Stats - Leon Osman (U21)

Season Appearances Goals
2014 2015 2 0
Total 2 0
Please note, not all competitions are listed on this page. In some cases, this may result in a discrepancy between the displayed totals for appearances and goals.

Club From To App. Gls.
Everton 12/01/2003 15/05/2016 360 (78) 58

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