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A look back at Phil Jagielka’s twelve years at Everton

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The captain has been a humble and dutiful servant of the Club throughout his tenure

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Everton captain Phil Jagielka announced yesterday that he would be leaving the club at the end of the month when his current contract with the club expires. He is currently the longest-serving player at the club, and this brings to an end a storied dozen-year tenure at the club that saw him come over from Sheffield United in the summer of 2007.

In that time, he has racked up an impressive 385 appearances for the Toffees, scoring 19 times and picking up 11 assists along the way as well. A couple of those are truly memorable, like the Merseyside Derby equalizer at Anfield in front of the Kop, and the FA Cup semi-final shootout winner against Manchester United that sent the Blues to the final. Unfortunately he missed that game with an injury and the Toffees lost to Chelsea - what might have been eh?

Jags also picked up 40 England caps along the way, and three international goals as well.

It’s truly a shame that he leaves the club without lifting a trophy, and agony that the fans know all too well.

We put together a gallery of pictures, two from every season he spent as an Everton player spanning the time from 2007 until his emotional and fond farewell against Burnley a few weeks ago at Goodison Park.

The Blues have been through some uncertain times over the last decade, as David Moyes left the club and we quickly cycled through Roberto Martinez, David Unsworth, Ronald Koeman, Unsy again, Sam Allardyce and now Marco Silva, but throughout it all the club has been led by the stable and composed presence of the captain, Phil Jagielka.

Good luck in whatever you choose to do next Jags, you’re a true Blue forever.