Adam Lallana

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Adam Lallana
Adam Lallana Southampton FC Manchester United 2012,13.png
Lallana after a Southampton match in September 2012
Personal information
Full name Adam David Lallana[1]
Date of birth (1988-05-10) 10 May 1988 (age 26)[1]
Place of birth St Albans, England
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)[2]
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Liverpool
Number 20
Youth career
Bournemouth
2000–2006 Southampton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2014 Southampton 235 (48)
2007 Bournemouth (loan) 3 (0)
2014– Liverpool 0 (0)
National team
2006 England U18 2 (1)
2006 England U19 2 (0)
2008 England U21 1 (0)
2013– England 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:06, 1 July 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19:51, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

Adam David Lallana (born 10 May 1988) is an English professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Liverpool and the England national team.

He began his youth career with Bournemouth before transferring to Southampton in 2000, where he became a professional in 2006. After a brief loan back to Bournemouth he broke into Southampton's first team as they earned two promotions from League One to the Premier League, becoming captain in 2012. After two seasons in the Premier League and an international breakthrough, he joined Liverpool for an undisclosed fee in July 2014.

Lallana was given his senior international debut for England in 2013 and was selected for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Early life[edit]

Lallana was born in St Albans in Hertfordshire but moved to the Iford area of Bournemouth when he was five years old. He attended Corpus Christi School followed by St Peter's Catholic Comprehensive School.[3] As a child, Lallana supported Everton, like his father.[4]

Club career[edit]

Southampton[edit]

Lallana was a member of the Bournemouth Centre of Excellence, where his rich potential was eventually spotted by a talent scout from Southampton, with Lallana snapped up by the Premier League club, joining the Saints Academy as a 12-year old in 2000. Southampton paid £3,000 compensation to Bournemouth with further payments of £5,000 and £10,000 when he signed scholarship and professional contracts respectively.[3] Bournemouth are reported to have a 25% sell-on clause if Lallana is sold.[5]

Lallana was involved in Southampton's FA Youth Cup squads of 2004–05 and 2005–06, when they reached the final and semi-final respectively.

Lallana joined the first team squad in July 2006, making his debut on 23 August 2006, in a 5–2 victory over Yeovil Town, in the League Cup.[6] On 31 October 2006 he signed a new contract to keep him at Southampton until December 2009.[7] On 9 October 2007 he joined Bournemouth on loan for one month.[8] On 28 April 2008, Lallana scored his first professional goal for Southampton against West Bromwich Albion in a crucial Championship clash, with a well placed finish in the bottom left corner.[9]

He became a regular in the first team at the start of the 2008–09 season. On 29 August 2008, he signed a new three-year deal with the Saints.

He finished the 2009–10 season with a total of twenty goals in all competitions, netting his 20th on the final day of the season against Southend United. This made him the first Southampton midfielder to score twenty goals in a season since Matthew Le Tissier's 30 in the 1994–95 season.

On 7 January 2011, Lallana signed a new contract with Southampton which expires in the summer of 2015.[10][11] He was named in the League One Team of the Year for the 2010–11 season after scoring 11 goals that season.

He then scored on the opening day of the 2011–12 season, a 3–1 victory over Leeds United at St Mary's Stadium which broke a 12-year hoodoo of Southampton not winning on the opening day and secured a record-breaking seventh consecutive league win. He then scored twice in a 5–2 victory at Ipswich Town. His 150th start for the club came in a 1–1 draw at south coast rivals Portsmouth. His tenth goal of the season came in a 4–0 victory over Derby County. He then grabbed a brace in a 2–0 victory over Barnsley. He was nominated for the Player of the Year award but lost out to teammate Rickie Lambert. Along with Lambert and Kelvin Davis, he was one of three Southampton players named in the Championship Team of the Year for the 2011–12 season. He scored on the final day of the campaign to finish with 13 goals, 11 of which came in the league.

Lallana playing for Southampton in May 2013

He made his first Premier League appearance on the opening day of the 2012–13 season, setting up a goal and wearing the captain's armband in a 3–2 defeat against 2011-12 champions Manchester City.[12] He scored his first Premier League goal in a 4–1 defeat away to West Ham United.[13] His second goal of the season came on 25 November, as he opened the scoring in a 2–0 home win against Newcastle United.[14] The 50th goal of his career came in a 2–0 victory at Reading.

On 11 April 2013, Lallana signed a new five-year contract with Southampton.[15] In Southampton's 4–1 Premier League victory over Hull City on 9 November 2013, Lallana started with the ball 30 yards from goal and dribbled his way past five players into the left-hand side of the 18-yard box, before slotting it past Hull goalkeeper Steve Harper.[16]

On 18 April 2014, he was named as one of the six players on the shortlist for the PFA Player of the Year award.[17] On 27 April 2014, he was named alongside teammate Luke Shaw in the PFA Team of the Year.[18] On 6 May, he was crowned as both the Southampton Players’ Player and Fans’ Player of the year.[19]

Liverpool[edit]

Prior to the World Cup, Lallana was subject to interest from Premier League runners up Liverpool. After long periods of negotiation Liverpool placed a reported £25m bid which was later accepted by Southampton.[20] Following England's return from the World Cup, Lallana signed for Liverpool, and was handed the number 20 shirt, the number he wore during his time at Southampton. Bournemouth, Lallana's youth team, had included a 25% sell-on-clause in his contract when he joined Southampton; as a result, the Championship side received £4 million from the transfer suggesting the up front fee without add-ons was around £16m although ultimately undisclosed. [21][22] Lallana was the second player to transfer from St Mary's to Anfield during the summer of 2014, behind Rickie Lambert he was later followed by Dejan Lovren who made it three. On July 25th, Liverpool conformed that Lallana had injured his knee while training with the club in pre season and would be out for six weeks.

International career[edit]

Lallana has played for England Under-18s, scoring on his debut against Slovenia, 18 months after undergoing an operation to correct an irregular heartbeat. He has also played once each for England Under-19s and England Under-21s. On 10 September 2012, Lallana was called up to the senior England squad for the first time for the 2014 World Cup qualifying match against Ukraine although he was not selected for the match itself.[23]

On 7 November 2013, along with Southampton team mates Rickie Lambert and fellow uncapped Saint Jay Rodriguez, he was called up to the England team.[24] Lallana won his first cap for England on 15 November by starting a friendly match against Chile at Wembley Stadium. Although England lost 2–0,[25] Lallana's performance received generally favourable reviews.[26] He also started in England's defeat against Germany 12 days later.[27] He gained his third cap in a 1–0 friendly win against Denmark on 5 March 2014, coming on as a substitute for Jack Wilshere and crossing for Daniel Sturridge to head in the only goal of the game.[28]

On 12 May 2014, Lallana was named in the 23-man England squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.[29] He made his competitive debut on 14 June in the first group game against Italy, coming on for the last 10 minutes in place of Sturridge who had scored England's goal in the 1–2 defeat.[30]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 11 May 2014.
Career statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Southampton 2006–07[31] 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
2007–08[32] 5 1 0 0 0 0 5 1
Bournemouth (loan) 2007–08[32] 3 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 4 0
Total 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0
Southampton 2008–09[33] 40 1 0 0 3 1 43 2
2009–10[34] 44 15 5 1 2 2 5[a] 2 56 20
2010–11[35] 36 8 3 2 2 1 0 0 41 11
2011–12[36] 41 11 2 1 3 1 46 13
2012–13[37] 30 3 0 0 0 0 30 3
2013–14[38] 38 9 3 1 1 0 42 10
Total 235 48 13 5 12 5 5 2 265 60
Liverpool 2014–15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Career total 238 48 13 5 12 5 6 2 269 60
  1. ^ a b Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy

International[edit]

As of match played 24 June 2014.[39]
International statistics
National team Year Apps Goals
England 2013 2 0
2014 7 0
Total 9 0

Honours[edit]

Southampton

Individual[edit]

Modelling career[edit]

Adam Lallana is now a French Connection model and has signed up to promote their Autumn/Winter collection. He revealed his fashionable photo shoot at an interview with Esquire Magazine.

Personal life[edit]

Lallana married his fiancée Emily Jubb, on 24 December 2013. The couple who had been dating for seven years, were due to marry on 14 June 2014, which coincided with England's opening World Cup match with Italy. They wed at Poole Register Office in Dorset.[40] Together, they have a son, Arthur, born on 26 September 2012.[41] Lallana has a Spanish grandfather.[42]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Mainstream Publishing. p. 243. ISBN 9-781845-966010. 
  2. ^ 20 Adam Lallana (2013-09-10). "Adam Lallana, Southampton midfielder player profile | Barclays Premier League". Premierleague.com. Retrieved 2014-05-24. 
  3. ^ a b "Bank on Adam". Bournemouth Echo. 11 December 2008. Retrieved 16 December 2008. 
  4. ^ "Ad sweet on Toffees". The Sun. 29 September 2012. Retrieved 29 September 2012. 
  5. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/27371960
  6. ^ "Southampton 5–2 Yeovil". BBC Sport. 23 August 2006. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "Lallana signs new deal". www.saintsfc.co.uk. 31 October 2006. Archived from the original on 29 September 2007. Retrieved 9 October 2007. 
  8. ^ "Lallana on loan". www.saintsfc.co.uk. 9 October 2007. Retrieved 9 October 2007. 
  9. ^ "West Brom 1–1 Southampton". BBC Sport. 28 April 2008. Retrieved 4 September 2009. 
  10. ^ "Midfielder Signs Long Term Deal". Southampton F.C. 7 January 2011. Retrieved 8 January 2011. 
  11. ^ Leitch, Adam (7 January 2011). "Lallana signs new Saints deal". Southern Daily Echo. Retrieved 8 January 2011. 
  12. ^ "Man City 3–2 Southampton" BBC Sport. 19 August 2012. Retrieved 25 November 2012.
  13. ^ "West Ham 4–1 Southampton" BBC Sport. 20 October 2012. Retrieved 25 November 2012.
  14. ^ "Southampton 2–0 Newcastle" BBC Sport. 25 November 2012. Retrieved 25 November 2012.
  15. ^ "Southampton: Adam Lallana signs a new five-year contract". BBC Sport. 11 April 2013. Retrieved 12 April 2013. 
  16. ^ "Adam Lallana's brilliant goal helps Southampton crush feeble Hull City". Guardian. 9 November 2013. Retrieved 30 April 2014. 
  17. ^ "PFA award: Liverpool's Suarez, Gerrard & Sturridge on shortlist". BBC. 18 April 2014. Retrieved 19 April 2014. 
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  23. ^ "Shock England call for trio". Sky Sports (Skysports.com). 10 September 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  24. ^ "England squad: Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez called up". BBC Sport. 7 November 2013. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  25. ^ McNulty, Phil (15 November 2013). "England 0 – 2 Chile". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 November 2013. 
  26. ^ Burt, Jason (15 November 2013). "England v Chile: Adam Lallana flies flag high for Southampton". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 17 November 2013. 
  27. ^ "England 0 – 1 Germany". BBC Sport. 19 November 2013. Retrieved 30 March 2014. 
  28. ^ "England 1-0 Denmark". BBC Sport. 5 March 2014. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  29. ^ "England World Cup squad 2014: Ross Barkley and Raheem Sterling called up". The Guardian. 12 May 2014. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  30. ^ McNulty, Phil (14 June 2014). "Italy 2-1 England". BBC Sport. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  31. ^ "Games played by Adam Lallana in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  32. ^ a b "Games played by Adam Lallana in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  33. ^ "Games played by Adam Lallana in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  34. ^ "Games played by Adam Lallana in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  35. ^ "Games played by Adam Lallana in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  36. ^ "Games played by Adam Lallana in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  37. ^ "Games played by Adam Lallana in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  38. ^ "Games played by Adam Lallana in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  39. ^ "Adam Lallana". National Football Teams. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  40. ^ Richards, Chris (26 December 2013). "Southampton star Adam Lallana weds fiancee early to ensure he is available for England's World Cup bid". TheMirror.com. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  41. ^ "Southampton Football Club captain Adam Lallana celebrates after girlfriend gives birth to baby boy". Southern Daily Echo. 28 September 2012. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  42. ^ Adam Lallana - BT Sport interview ("Mean tweets") Youtube.com

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Kelvin Davis
Southampton captain
2012–2014
Succeeded by
Incumbent