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Personal information

Full Name James Daniel Maddison
Born 23 November 1996
Coventry, England
Position(S) Attacking Midfielder

Club information

Current team Leicester City
Number 10

James Maddison celebrate scoring Leicester City’s second goal in their 3-1 win over Huddersfield

James Daniel Maddison is an English professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Premier League club Leicester City and the England national team. Maddison was born and raised in Coventry, West Midlands. He has Irish ancestry through a grandparent.

Personal Life

Maddison and his partner, Kennedy Alexa, welcomed their son Leo in July 2021.


Club Career

  • Coventry City

Maddison joined Coventry City’s youth team, and was included in the first-team squad in the 2013–14 season, though did not make an appearance. He made his debut in August 2014, coming on as a substitute in a 2–1 League Cup defeat to Cardiff City.

Maddison made his league debut, again as a substitute, in a 3–1 home loss against Bristol City and his first league start in the following game, against Oldham Athletic. He scored his first league goal in the game, with a free-kick in the first-half, as the Sky Blues lost the game 4–1.

  • Norwich City

Maddison signed for Premier League club Norwich City on 1 February 2016 on a three-and-a-half-year contract for an undisclosed fee, but was immediately loaned back to Coventry City for the remainder of the 2015–16 season.

Maddison made his long-awaited league debut for Norwich on 17 April 2017, coming on as a substitute in the second half and scoring in a 3–1 win against Preston North End at Deepdale. Maddison signed a new four-year contract in June 2017. With the arrival of new coach Daniel Farke, Maddison was given regular starts in the team during the 2017–18 season and was named Norwich City’s Player of the Season at the end of the campaign, as well as receiving a nomination for the EFL Championship Young Player of the Season award.

  • Leicester City

Maddison signed for Premier League club Leicester City on 20 June 2018, on a five-year contract for an undisclosed fee thought to be around £20 million. He scored his first goal in the Premier League on 18 August in a 2–0 win against Wolverhampton Wanderers. He later followed up his impressive start for the club with back-to-back Premier League goals, from set-pieces, against AFC Bournemouth and Huddersfield Town, respectively. On 29 July 2020, it was reported that he agreed a new four-year deal with Leicester City.

On 27 September 2020, Maddison scored a curler outside the box in a 5–2 win against Manchester City in the league which was later voted as Premier League Goal of the Month.


International Career

Maddison was included in an England under-21 squad in March 2016, but was unable to play due to injury. He received his first call-up to the England under-21 team in November 2017, and made his debut against Ukraine in a 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifier. He received his first call-up to the senior team in October 2018 for the UEFA Nations League matches against Croatia and Spain.

On 27 May 2019, Maddison was included in England’s 23-man squad for the 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship and scored his first goal for his country during a 3–3 draw with Croatia at the San Marino Stadium on 24 June 2019.

Maddison withdrew from the senior squad in October 2019 due to illness. He was later seen visiting a casino, although his conduct was defended by club manager Brendan Rodgers. Maddison received his first cap for England on 14 November 2019 when he came on for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the 56th minute of a 7–0 win over Montenegro in UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying.


Honours

Leicester City

  • FA Cup: 2020–21
  • FA Community Shield: 2021

Individual

  • EFL Young Player of the Month: January 2018
  • PFA Team of the Year: 2017–18 Championship
  • Norwich City Player of the Season: 2017–18
  • EFL Team of the Season: 2017–18
  • Premier League Goal of the Month: September 2020
When did James Maddison joined Leicester City?

James Maddison joined Leicester City in the year 2018.

What is the name of James Maddison’s girlfriend?

James Maddison’s girlfriend name is Kennedy Alexa. They welcomed their son Leo in July 2021.

How much is the net worth of James Maddison?

Maddison’s net worth has been growing significantly in 2021. He has made such an amount of wealth from his primary career as a soccer player. He has a suggestive net worth of 18.6 million Euros, which is equal to 16 million pounds.  His net worth is around 20.4 million dollars.

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