Leon Osman

Position: Centre-midfield
Team: Everton
Born: May 17, 1981 (age 33)
Hometown: Wigan
Height: 5'8"
Nationality: English
Bosnia-Herzegovina's Muhamed Besic in action on June 15, 2014.
Roberto Martinez: 'Everton close to Muhamed Besic deal'
Everton manager Roberto Martinez reveals that the club is close to signing Ferencvaros midfielder Muhamed Besic.
Jul 28, 15:07
Everton's Romelu Lukaku celebrates after scoring his team's second goal against Southampton during their Premier League match on December 29, 2013
Leon Osman wants Romelu Lukaku return
Leon Osman admits that he wants Romelu Lukaku to return to Everton, following his spell on loan last season.
Jul 25, 18:40
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
Result: Tranmere Rovers hold Everton to draw in pre-season clash
Everton get their pre-season campaign up and running with a 2-2 draw with Tranmere Rovers.
Jul 22, 21:37
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 confident Everton can reach Champions League spot next season
Leon Osman is confident that he and his Everton teammates can seal a Champions League spot next season after falling short in the 2013-14 campaign.
Jul 14, 07:19
Everton manager Roberto Martinez shows his emotions during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Cardiff City at Goodison Park on March 15, 2014
Leon Osman reveals Roberto Martinez doubts
Everton midfielder Leon Osman admits that the players at the club had doubts when manager Roberto Martinez took charge last summer.
May 17, 12:30
New Everton signing Aiden McGeady applauds the fans prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Norwich City at Goodison Park on January 11, 2014
Team News: Aiden McGeady starts for Everton
Aiden McGeady is named in Everton's starting lineup for their end-of-season clash away to Hull.
May 11, 14:28
Manchester City's Edin Dzeko is congratulated by teammates after scoring his team's second goal against Everton during the Premier League match on May 3, 2014
Result: Edin Dzeko double sends Manchester City to top of Premier League
Manchester City top the Premier League table courtesy of a narrow 3-2 victory against Everton at Goodison Park.
May 3, 19:25
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
Half-Time Report: Edin Dzeko heads Manchester City into slender lead
Manchester City come from a goal down to boast a narrow 2-1 half-time lead over Everton at Goodison Park.
May 3, 18:18
Gael Clichy of Manchester City takes a throw in during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Newcastle United at the Etihad Stadium on August 19, 2013
Team News: Gael Clichy replaces Aleksandar Kolarov for Everton test
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini makes one change to his team for the trip to Everton, while Phil Jagielka returns for the Toffees.
May 3, 17:26
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: 'Everton need team performance'
Everton midfielder Leon Osman says that the side will need a "team performance" to beat Manchester City this weekend.
May 2, 20:42
Manchester City's Chilean manager Manuel Pellegrini watches from the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium in London on March 29, 2014
Preview: Everton vs. Manchester City
Sports Mole previews the huge clash between Everton and Manchester City as the Citizens chase Premier League glory and the Toffees pursue a top-four finish.
May 1, 21:40
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 desperate to upset Manchester City
Leon Osman insists that Everton are fully focused on beating Manchester City this Saturday.
Apr 30, 05:22
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
Roberto Martinez: 'Everton need six or seven signings'
Everton manager Roberto Martinez admits that they will have to sign at least six players in the summer in order to compete both domestically and in Europe next season.
Apr 29, 01:46
Everton's Roberto Martinez on the touchline against Southampton during the Premier League match on April 26, 2014
Roberto Martinez laments 'bad luck'
Everton boss Roberto Martinez laments the 'bad luck' during his team's 2-0 defeat away to Southampton.
Apr 26, 16:24
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
Match Analysis: Southampton 2-0 Everton
Sports Mole takes a closer look at Everton's 2-0 defeat away to Southampton in the Premier League.
Apr 26, 15:15
Everton manager Roberto Martinez shows his emotions during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Cardiff City at Goodison Park on March 15, 2014
Preview: Southampton vs. Everton
Sports Mole previews the Premier League clash between Southampton and Everton at St Mary's Stadium as the Toffees continue their pursuit of a top-four finish.
Apr 24, 17:38
Kevin Mirallas of Everton celebrates scoring the third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Arsenal at Goodison Park on April 6, 2014
Team News: Kevin Mirallas, Ross Barkley return for Everton
Everton make three changes to their starting lineup for their Premier League match against Crystal Palace.
Apr 16, 19:17
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 hails Everton style
Leon Osman believes that the current Everton team are a more attractive side than the one that last qualified for the Champions League in the 2004-05 campaign.
Apr 14, 09:23
Sunderland manager Gus Poyet looks on before the Barclays Premier League match between Fulham and Sunderland at Craven Cottage on January 11, 2014
Preview: Sunderland vs. Everton
Sports Mole previews Saturday's Premier League clash between relegation-threatened Sunderland and Champions League-chasing Everton.
Apr 10, 16:05
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 should be available against Sunderland'
Everton manager Roberto Martinez expects Leon Osman to be available for Saturday's trip to Sunderland in the Premier League.
Apr 8, 15:29
Steven Naismith of Everton celebrates scoring the first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Arsenal at Goodison Park on April 6, 2014
Match Analysis: Everton 3-0 Arsenal
Sports Mole casts its eye over Everton's convincing Premier League victory over top-four rivals Arsenal.
Apr 6, 16:21
Romelu Lukaku of Everton celebrates scoring the second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Arsenal at Goodison Park on April 6, 2014
Half-Time Report: Everton in control against Arsenal
Everton take a comfortable 2-0 lead into the halfway stage of their crucial Premier League clash with Arsenal at Goodison Park this afternoon.
Apr 6, 14:17
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 granted Everton testimonial
Leon Osman is granted a testimonial by Everton at the end of the season.
Apr 6, 13:03
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: "We have taken the next step"
Everton midfielder Leon Osman believes that the club are progressing under new manager Roberto Martinez and are playing a better brand of football.
Apr 6, 06:00
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: 'Everton are outsiders for fourth place'
Leon Osman claims that Everton will be outsiders for fourth place even if they beat Arsenal on Sunday.
Apr 5, 00:24
Everton's Ross Barkley celebrates after scoring the opening goal against QPR during their FA Cup third round match on January 4, 2013
Leon Osman: 'Ross Barkley can produce best form at World Cup'
Leon Osman believes that Everton teammate Ross Barkley can step up for England if he is selected to play at the World Cup.
Mar 27, 02:26
Roberto Martinez of Everton looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Everton at Carrow Road on August 17, 2013
Roberto Martinez delighted by effort of Everton players
Everton manager Roberto Martinez hails the efforts of his players following their 3-0 win over Newcastle United.
Mar 26, 13:53
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: 'Everton are heading in right direction'
Leon Osman believes that Everton are heading in the right direction following the 3-0 win over Newcastle United.
Mar 26, 04:57
Ross Barkley of Everton celebrates scoring the pening goal with team mates during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Everton at St James' Park on March 25, 2014
Match Analysis: Newcastle United 0-3 Everton
Sports Mole takes a closer look at Everton's 3-0 win over Newcastle United.
Mar 25, 22:17
Ross Barkley of Everton celebrates scoring the pening goal with team mates during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Everton at St James' Park on March 25, 2014
Result: Everton ease to comfortable victory at St James' Park
Everton ease to a 3-0 victory over Newcastle United to keep their Champions League hopes alive.
Mar 25, 21:46
Ross Barkley of Everton celebrates scoring the pening goal with team mates during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Everton at St James' Park on March 25, 2014
Half-Time Report: Ross Barkley fires Everton ahead at St James' Park
Ross Barkley scores the only goal of the first half to give Everton a 1-0 lead over Newcastle United.
Mar 25, 20:38
Everton's Gerard Deulofeu in action against Real Betis during a friendly match on August 11, 2013
Team News: Two changes for Everton against Newcastle United
Everton have made two changes for tonight's Premier League encounter with Newcastle United at St James' Park.
Mar 25, 18:54
Newcastle United assistant manager John Carver during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Crystal Palace on March 22, 2014
Live Commentary: Newcastle United 0-3 Everton - as it happened
Sports Mole brings you live text coverage of the Premier League clash between Newcastle United and Everton.
Mar 25, 18:52
Ross Barkley of Everton during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Everton at Carrow Road on August 17, 2013
Team News: Ross Barkley, Aiden McGeady in for Everton
Ross Barkley and Aiden McGeady replace Leon Osman and Gerard Deulofeu in Everton's starting XI for the match against Swansea City.
Mar 22, 14:43
Roberto Martinez, manager of Everton gives the thumbs up during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on March 1, 2014
Roberto Martinez: 'Everton have lots of leaders'
Everton manager Roberto Martinez says that his side have not lacked leadership during captain Phil Jagielka's spell out injured.
Mar 21, 20:10
Phil Jagielka of Everton clears the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and West Bromwich Albion at Goodison Park on August 24, 2013
Team News: Phil Jagielka still sidelined for Everton
Phil Jagielka does not recover from his hamstring injury in time to captain Everton in their Premier League match with Cardiff, who make two changes at Goodison Park.
Mar 15, 14:32
Jack Wilshere of England grimaces as he goes to ground during the International Friendly match between England and Denmark at Wembley Stadium on March 5, 2014
Preview: Arsenal vs. Everton
Sports Mole previews the FA Cup quarter-final between Arsenal and Everton as both teams attempt to end trophy droughts which stretch back eight and 19 years respectively.
Mar 6, 18:15
Sylvain Distin of Everton is challenged by Carlton Cole of West Ham United during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on March 1, 2014
Half-Time Report: Stalemate at Goodison Park between Everton, West Ham United
Everton dominate proceedings but are unable to break West Ham United down in the opening 45 minutes at Goodison Park.
Mar 1, 15:47
Emmanuel Adebayor of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Everton at White Hart Lane on February 9, 2014
Result: Emmanuel Adebayor grabs second-half winner against Everton
Emmanuel Adebayor scores the only goal as Tottenham Hotspur beat Everton 1-0 at White Hart Lane in the Premier League.
Feb 9, 15:20
Seamus Coleman of Everton is challenged by Danny Rose and Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Everton at White Hart Lane on February 9, 2014
Half-Time Report: Tottenham Hotspur, Everton goalless at the break
Tottenham Hotspur and Everton play out goalless first half at White Hart Lane in their Premier League clash.
Feb 9, 14:18
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