position: DM, CM
citizenship: England, Jamaica
date of birth: 18.06.1986
height/weight: 173 cm/70 kg
Left-footed defensive/box-to-box midfielder. Likes to get on the ball early in attack and organize the development of attacks. Very dangerous if he moves the ball on to his left foot, as he can deliver long balls in behind the defensive line. Makes early crosses, and is dangerous direct free-kick taker.
Puncheon began his career with Wimbledon, and moved with the team to Milton Keynes, where the club became Milton Keynes Dons in 2004. He was named FA Cup Player of the Third Round in 2007 and the following season after scoring a succession of brilliant goals was named in the PFA Team of the Season.
Plymouth Argyle signed Puncheon from Barnet for £250,000 in 2008.
In 2010, Puncheon joined Southampton. He scored his first Premier League goal for Southampton in a 4–1 home victory against Aston Villa. On 9 February 2013, he scored his fifth in Southampton's 3–1 home win against 2011–12 champions Manchester City.
In August 2013, Puncheon signed a one-year loan with Crystal Palace. In January 2014, he made his loan spell into a permanent move, for a fee of around £1.75m.
Palace manager Alan Pardew praised Puncheon's performance, describing him as "the best player on the pitch by a country mile".
In July 2017, Puncheon replaced Scott Dann as captain.
In August 2019, Puncheon completed a move to Cypriot football with First Division side Pafos.
STATS & NUMBERS
All stats as per 90 minutes.
83% of successful actions. Good level of dribbling for his position (2.2 dribbles, 74% of success).
Wins 65% of attacking challenges and 46% of defensive challenges (5.6 and 8 challenges respectively).
4.5 tackles (50% of success) and 1.33 air challenges with 65% of success.
Jason Puncheon is a high-class professional, who is still very useful despite his age. Has broad experience of English Premier League performances. Can play 90 minutes and be useful both in attack and defense. A true leader on the field.