James Maddison

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James Maddison
Personal information
Full name James Daniel Maddison[1]
Date of birth (1996-11-23) 23 November 1996 (age 22)[2]
Place of birth Coventry, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[3]
Playing position Attacking midfielder[4]
Club information
Current team
Leicester City
Number 10
Youth career
0000–2013 Coventry City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2016 Coventry City 24 (4)
2016–2018 Norwich City 47 (15)
2016Coventry City (loan) 11 (1)
2016–2017Aberdeen (loan) 14 (2)
2018– Leicester City 20 (5)
National team
2017– England U21[5] 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:01, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:01, 13 January 2019 (UTC)

James Daniel Maddison (born 23 November 1996) is an English professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Premier League club Leicester City. He began his career with Coventry City before joining Norwich City in 2016. He has also played for Aberdeen on loan.

Early life[edit]

Maddison was born and raised in Coventry, West Midlands.[6] He is of Irish descent through a grandparent.[7]

Club career[edit]

Coventry City[edit]

Maddison joined Coventry City's youth team, and was included in the first-team squad in the 2013–14 season,[8] though did not make an appearance.[citation needed] He made his debut in August 2014, coming on as a substitute in a 2–1 League Cup defeat to Cardiff City.[9] 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.[citation needed]

In November 2014, Maddison signed his first professional contract, lasting three and a half years,[10] but missed much of the rest of the 2014–15 season after being sent-off during a Boxing Day defeat to Doncaster Rovers and then picking up a back injury.[11][12]

Norwich City[edit]

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.[13]

On 31 August 2016, Maddison was loaned to Scottish Premiership club Aberdeen for the first part of the 2016–17 season.[14] He made his debut as a substitute against Inverness Caledonian Thistle, then started and scored in the next match in a 3–1 win against Dundee.[15] He followed this with a last-minute winner against Rangers on 25 September 2016.[16]

After returning from his loan spell at Aberdeen, 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.[citation needed] 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,[17] as well as receiving a nomination for the EFL Championship Young Player of the Season award.[18]

Leicester City[edit]

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.[19] He scored his first goal in the Premier League on 18 August in a 2–0 win against Wolverhampton Wanderers.[20] 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.[21]

International career[edit]

Maddison was included in an England under-21 squad in March 2016,[22] but was unable to play due to injury.[23] He received his first call-up to the England under-21 team in November 2017,[22] and made his debut against Ukraine in a 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifier.[24] He received his first call up to the senior team in October 2018 for the UEFA Nations League matches against Croatia and Spain.[25]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 12 January 2019
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup[a] League Cup[b] Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Coventry City 2013–14[26] League One 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014–15[27] League One 12 2 1 0 1 0 4[c] 0 18 2
2015–16[28] League One 23 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 24 3
Total 35 5 1 0 2 0 4 0 42 5
Norwich City 2016–17[29] Championship 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 1
2017–18[30] Championship 44 14 2 0 3 1 49 15
Total 47 15 2 0 4 1 53 16
Norwich City U23 2016–17[29] 1[d] 1 1 1
Aberdeen (loan) 2016–17[29] Scottish Premiership 14 2 3 0 17 2
Leicester City 2018–19[31] Premier League 20 5 1 0 1 0 22 5
Career total 116 27 4 0 10 1 5 1 135 29
  1. ^ Includes FA Cup
  2. ^ Includes League Cup/EFL Cup and Scottish League Cup
  3. ^ Appearances in Football League Trophy
  4. ^ Appearance in EFL Trophy

Honours[edit]

Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Club list of registered players: As at 16th May 2015: Coventry City" (PDF). The Football League. p. 44. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016.
  2. ^ "James Maddison". 11v11.com. AFS Enterprises. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  3. ^ "James Maddison: Overview". Premier League. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  4. ^ Sharpe, James (20 June 2018). "James Maddison 'one of most exciting young talents in English football' says Claude Puel". Leicester Mercury. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  5. ^ "England's matches: The under 21's: 2010–20". England Football Online. 15 November 2018. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
    "Denmark U21 1–5 England U21". BBC Sport. 20 November 2018. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
  6. ^ "James Maddison". The Football Association. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  7. ^ O'Riordan, Neil (22 January 2016). "Exclusive: FAI track young hotshot James Maddison". The Irish Sun. Dublin. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  8. ^ Crowley, Kieran (5 October 2013). "Pressley stays unchanged for Stevenage". Coventry City F.C. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  9. ^ Connoll, Nick (13 August 2014). "Match report: Coventry City 1–2 Cardiff City". Coventry City F.C. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  10. ^ Joyce, Matt (24 November 2014). "Coventry City midfielder James Maddison signs a three-and-a-half-year deal with the club". Coventry City F.C. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Doncaster Rovers 2–0 Coventry City". BBC Sport. 26 December 2014. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  12. ^ Turner, Andy (14 January 2015). "Sky Blues starlet James Maddison struggling to be fit for FA Youth Cup game at Manchester City". Coventry Telegraph. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  13. ^ "Transfer news: City sign Coventry's James Maddison". Norwich City F.C. 1 February 2016. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  14. ^ "Norwich City midfielder James Maddison joins Aberdeen on loan". BBC Sport. 31 August 2016. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  15. ^ Young, Chick (18 September 2016). "Dundee 1–3 Aberdeen". BBC Sport. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  16. ^ Ralston, Gary (25 September 2016). "Aberdeen 2 Rangers 1: James Maddison hits perfect free-kick to win it for Dons – three things we learned". Daily Record. Glasgow. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  17. ^ a b "James Maddison: It's one of the best awards you can get". Norwich City F.C. 28 April 2016. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  18. ^ "EFL awards: Tom Cairney, Ruben Neves & Ryan Sessgenon on Championship shortlist". BBC Sport. 4 April 2018. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  19. ^ "Leicester sign midfielder James Maddison from Norwich on five-year deal". BBC Sport. 20 June 2018. Retrieved 2 July 2018.
  20. ^ Poole, Harry (18 August 2018). "Leicester City 2–0 Wolverhampton Wanderers". BBC Sport. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  21. ^ Mann, Mantej (22 September 2018). "Leicester City 3–1 Huddersfield Town". Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  22. ^ a b Veevers, Nicholas (2 November 2017). "The England U21s squad to face Ukraine in Kiev has been named by boss Aidy Boothroyd". The Football Association. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  23. ^ Maddison, James (7 November 2017). "England U21s newboy James Maddison gives us his story after first call-up to squad". The Football Association. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  24. ^ "Ukraine U21 0–2 England U21". BBC Sport. 10 November 2017. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  25. ^ "James Maddison, Jadon Sancho and Mason Mount named in England squad". BBC Sport. 4 October 2018. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  26. ^ "Games played by James Maddison in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  27. ^ "Games played by James Maddison in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  28. ^ "Games played by James Maddison in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  29. ^ a b c "Games played by James Maddison in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  30. ^ "Games played by James Maddison in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  31. ^ "Games played by James Maddison in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  32. ^ "PFA Championship Team of the Year: Wolves & Fulham trios named in line-up". BBC Sport. 18 April 2018. Retrieved 5 May 2018.

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