Midfielder who began his long tenure with Everton in 2000 and became a member of the English national team in 2012.
He appeared in 5 matches for the English U16 side from 1997 to 1998.
He was sent on loan to Carlisle United during the 2002-03 season and Derby County in 2004.
He was born in Billinge Higher End, England. His father is Turkish Cypriots.
He and winger Raheem Sterling became teammates on the English national team.