Leon Osman

Position: Centre-midfield
Team: Everton
Born: May 17, 1981 (age 33)
Hometown: Wigan
Height: 5'8"
Nationality: English
Kieran Gibbs of Arsenal scores an own goal to give Manchester United the lead as Wayne Rooney of Manchester United celebrates with Robin van Persie during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on Novem
Premier League in numbers: Week 12
Sports Mole looks back on the 12th round of Premier League matches with a selection of facts and figures.
10:00
Romelu Lukaku of Everton celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on November 22, 2014
Roberto Martinez: 'Romelu Lukaku can become the best striker in the world'
Everton manager Roberto Martinez believes that Romelu Lukaku's purchase was "money well spent" and claims that he could become "the best striker in the world".
Nov 23, 22:50
James Tomkins of West Ham United during the Pre Season Friendly match between Colchester United and West Ham United at Colchester Community Stadium on July 16, 2013
James Tomkins disappointed with Everton defeat with West Ham United
West Ham United defender James Tomkins reveals that the team were gutted with the way that they lost to Everton in their Premier League clash at Goodison Park.
Nov 23, 05:57
Steven Naismith of Everton celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Chelsea at Goodison Park on August 30, 2014
Roberto Martinez: 'Steven Naismith expected to miss Wolfsburg clash'
Everton boss Roberto Martinez admits that Steven Naismith is doubtful for his side's clash against Wolfsburg in the Europa League with a hamstring injury.
Nov 23, 05:33
Leon Osman of Everton celebrates scoring his goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on November 22, 2014
Player Ratings: Everton 2-1 West Ham United
Sports Mole rates all of the players on show during Everton's 2-1 Premier League victory over West Ham United at Goodison Park.
Nov 22, 18:07
Leon Osman of Everton celebrates scoring his goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on November 22, 2014
Match Analysis: Everton 2-1 West Ham United
Sports Mole dissects the 90 minutes that unfolded at Goodison Park during Everton's 2-1 victory over West Ham United.
Nov 22, 17:28
Romelu Lukaku of Everton celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on November 22, 2014
Result: Leon Osman strike downs wasteful West Ham United
Leon Osman nets a 74th-minute winner to help Everton beat West Ham United 2-1 and end the Hammers' five-game unbeaten run.
Nov 22, 16:55
Sam Allardyce manager of West Ham United looks on as Andy Carroll of West Ham United replaces Mark Noble as a substitute during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Aston Villa at Boleyn Ground on November 8, 2014
Team News: Andy Carroll starts for West Ham United
Andy Carroll makes his first start of the season in West Ham's trip to Everton, while Toffees winger Kevin Mirallas also returns from a lengthy absence.
Nov 22, 14:29
Romelu Lukaku of Everton celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on November 22, 2014
Live Commentary: Everton 2-1 West Ham United - as it happened
Relive Everton's 2-1 triumph over West Ham United at Goodison Park with Sports Mole minute-by-minute coverage.
Nov 22, 14:00
Roberto Martinez the manager of Everton looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Everton at Stadium of Light on April 12, 2014
Preview: Everton vs. West Ham United
Sports Mole previews the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham at Goodison Park, as the Hammers seek to end a 13-match winless run against the Toffees.
Nov 20, 21:20
Leon Osman of Everton celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Everton at Villa Park on October 26, 2013
Leon Osman admits Everton frustrations
Leon Osman admits that it is difficult to get his head around not being as vital for Everton as he was last season.
Nov 11, 23:19
Leon Osman of Everton celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Everton at Villa Park on October 26, 2013
Roberto Martinez: 'Leon Osman could stay beyond 2016'
Everton manager Roberto Martinez believes that veteran midfielder Leon Osman will remain at Goodison Park beyond the expiration of his recently-signed contract.
Nov 8, 18:25
Steven Naismith of Everton celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Chelsea at Goodison Park on August 30, 2014
Steven Naismith: 'Everton work ethic one of our biggest assets'
Everton midfielder Steven Naismith praises his team's work ethic in their 3-0 Europa League Group H win against Lille on Thursday evening.
Nov 6, 22:19
Leon Osman of Everton (obscured 2L) scores their first goal during the UEFA Europa League Group H match between Everton FC and LOSC Lille at Goodison Park on November 6, 2014
Result: Everton cruise past Lille at Goodison Park
Everton thrash Lille 3-0 at Goodison Park to edge nearer toward securing their place in the last-32 stage of the Europa League.
Nov 6, 21:55
Steven Naismith of Everton celebrates scoring the second goal with team mate Leon Osman during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Arsenal at Goodison Park on August 23, 2014
Half-Time Report: Leon Osman, Phil Jagielka fire Everton ahead
Everton lead Lille 2-0 at half time in their Europa League clash at Goodison Park.
Nov 6, 20:52
Everton's English defender Phil Jagielka celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the UEFA Europa League Group H football match between Everton and Lille at Goodison Park in Liverpool, Northwest England, on November 6, 2014
Live Commentary: Everton 3-0 Lille - as it happened
Sports Mole brings you live coverage of the Europa League clash between Everton and Lille at Goodison Park.
Nov 6, 19:30
Romelu Lukaku of Everton celebrates with team-mates after scoring his team's second goal during the Premier League match between Burnley and Everton at Turf Moor on October 26, 2014
Team News: Romelu Lukaku returns for Lille visit
Romelu Lukaku returns to Everton's starting lineup for the Europa League visit of Lille at Goodison Park.
Nov 6, 19:14
Leon Osman of Everton celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Fulham at Goodison Park on December 14, 2013
Leon Osman agrees one-year contract extension at Everton
Leon Osman agrees a one-year contract extension at Everton as his spell at Goodison Park reaches 14 years.
Nov 6, 15:54
Leon Osman of Everton celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Fulham at Goodison Park on December 14, 2013
Video: Leon Osman performs rap of 'Boom! Shake the Room' at testimonial dinner
Everton's Leon Osman performs a rendition of Will Smith's Boom! Shake the Room during his testimonial dinner at the weekend.
Nov 3, 13:09
Samuel Eto'o of Everton warms up ahead of the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Chelsea at Goodison Park on August 30, 2014
Team News: Samuel Eto'o keeps place for Everton
Samuel Eto'o retains his place in the Everton side to face Swansea City after his goalscoring heroics against Burnley last week.
Nov 1, 14:45
Wilfried Bony of Swansea City is challenged by Gareth Barry of Everton during the Barclays Premier League match on November 1, 2014
Live Commentary: Everton 0-0 Swansea City - as it happened
Sports Mole's live text commentary of the Premier League match between Everton and Swansea City at Goodison Park.
Nov 1, 14:00
Romelu Lukaku of Everton celebrates with team-mates after scoring his team's second goal during the Premier League match between Burnley and Everton at Turf Moor on October 26, 2014
Result: Everton go ninth with vital win over Burnley
Samuel Eto'o scores twice as Everton record a 3-1 win over Burnley in their Premier League clash at Turf Moor.
Oct 26, 15:22
Everton's Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between Everton and Crystal Palace at Goodison Park in Liverpool on September 21, 2014
Team News: Romelu Lukaku returns for Everton
Romelu Lukaku is recalled to the Everton starting lineup for this afternoon's Premier League clash away to Burnley as Roberto Martinez makes six changes in total.
Oct 26, 12:47
Everton's Ross Barkley celebrates after scoring the opening goal against QPR during their FA Cup third round match on January 4, 2013
Preview: Burnley vs. Everton
Sports Mole previews the Premier League clash at Turf Moor between Burnley and Everton.
Oct 24, 17:45
Ross Barkley of Everton celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Manchester City at Goodison Park on May 3, 2014
Team News: Ross Barkley keeps starting role for Everton's clash against Lille
Ross Barkley keeps his place in Everton's starting lineup for tonight's Europa League Group H clash against Lille in France.
Oct 23, 17:12
Phil Jagielka of Everton turns to celebrate after scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Aston Villa at Goodison Park on October 18, 2014
Result: Everton coast to comfortable victory over Aston Villa
Everton secure only their second league win of the season with a 3-0 victory over Aston Villa thanks to goals from Phil Jagielka, Romelu Lukaku and Seamus Coleman.
Oct 18, 16:54
Everton's Ross Barkley celebrates after scoring the opening goal against QPR during their FA Cup third round match on January 4, 2013
Team News: Ross Barkley, Seamus Coleman return for Everton
Ross Barkley returns to the Everton starting XI for the first time this season as Roberto Martinez makes five changes to his side for the visit of Aston Villa.
Oct 18, 14:20
Leighton Baines of Everton takes and has a penalty kick saved by David De Gea of Manchester United during the Barclays Premier League at Old Trafford on October 5, 2014
Roberto Martinez: 'David de Gea made two world-class saves'
Roberto Martinez says that only "two world-class saves" prevented Everton from gaining anything in their 2-1 loss to Manchester United this afternoon.
Oct 5, 14:39
Radamel Falcao of Manchester United celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match against Everton at Old Trafford on October 5, 2014
Result: Angel Di Maria, Radamel Falcao score as Manchester United get better of Everton
Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao score as Manchester United beat Everton 2-1 at Old Trafford to temporarily climb into the top four of the Premier League.
Oct 5, 13:56
Manchester United's Spanish midfielder Juan Mata celebrates scoring their fourth goal during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Queens Park Rangers at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England on September 14, 201
Team News: Juan Mata starts for Manchester United
Juan Mata is recalled to the Manchester United starting XI for today's visit of Everton in the Premier League.
Oct 5, 11:11
Samuel Eto'o of Everton warms up ahead of the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Chelsea at Goodison Park on August 30, 2014
Team News: Samuel Eto'o starts up front for Everton against FC Krasnodar
Everton make five changes for tonight's Europa League clash against FC Krasnodar, with Samuel Eto'o starting up front.
Oct 2, 16:22
Roberto Martinez the manager of Everton looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Everton at Stadium of Light on April 12, 2014
Preview: FC Krasnodar vs. Everton
Sports Mole looks ahead to Everton's Europa League trip to Russian side Krasnodar on Thursday evening.
Sep 30, 16:10
Yannick Bolasie of Crystal Palace celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Crystal Palace at Goodison Park on September 21, 2014
Result: Crystal Palace come from behind to pick up first Premier League win
Crystal Palace come from behind to beat Everton 3-2 at Goodison Park, registering their first victory of the Premier League season.
Sep 21, 17:54
Everton manager Roberto Martinez looks on prior his his team's match against Manchester City in the Premier League match on May 3, 2014
Half-Time Report: Crystal palace peg back Everton to go in level at interval
Crystal Palace and Everton go into half time level at 1-1 in their Premier League meeting at Goodison Park.
Sep 21, 16:48
Romelu Lukaku of Everton celebrates scoring the opening goal with team mates during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Everton at The Hawthorns on September 13, 2014
Preview: Everton vs. Crystal Palace
Sports Mole previews the Premier League encounter between Everton and Crystal Palace.
Sep 19, 17:45
Romelu Lukaku of Everton celebrates scoring the opening goal with team mates during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Everton at The Hawthorns on September 13, 2014
Result: Romelu Lukaku and Kevin Mirallas goals give Everton comfortable 2-0 victory
Goals from Romelu Lukaku and Kevin Mirallas give Everton their first win of the Premier League season as they beat West Bromwich Albion 2-0 at The Hawthorns.
Sep 13, 16:57
Everton's Spanish manager Roberto Martinez reacts to Leicester City's second equalising goal during the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Everton at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on August 16, 2014
Preview: West Bromwich Albion vs. Everton
Sports Mole previews the clash between West Brom and Everton at The Hawthorns as both sides go in search of their first Premier League win of the season.
Sep 11, 16:34
Everton's John Stones in action against Aston Villa during their Premier League match on February 1, 2014
Leon Osman: 'John Stones, Ross Barkley will be England regulars'
Everton midfielder Leon Osman insists that John Stones and Ross Barkley will become key players for England in three years' time.
Sep 6, 02:35
Chelseas Ivorian striker Didier Drogba is pictured during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Leicester City at Stamford Bridge in London on August 23, 2014
Preview: Everton vs. Chelsea
Sports Mole previews the Premier League clash between Everton and Chelsea at Goodison Park as Jose Mourinho's side face a stern test of their title credentials.
Aug 28, 17:22
Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Arsenal at Goodison Park on August 23, 2014
Result: Arsenal fightback stuns Everton
Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud score late goals for Arsenal as they come from behind to draw 2-2 with Everton at Goodison Park.
Aug 23, 19:23
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