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Billy Sharp

Facts About Billy Sharp

Celebrated Name Billy Sharp
Age 36 Years
Nick Name Sharp
Birth Name Billy Louis Sharp
Birth Date 1986-02-05
Gender Male
Profession Football Player
Nationality English
Birth Nation England
Place Of Birth Sheffield, England
Horoscope Aquarius
Career Start 2004
Awards 2010-11 Doncaster Rovers Player of the Year, 2006-07, 2016-17 Football League One Player of the Year, etc.
Father Steve Sharp
Marital Status Married
Wife Jade Sharp
Children Leo and Milo Thomas
Height 5 ft. 9 inches
Weight 70kg
Body Type Alethic
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown
Sexual Orientation Straight
Source of Wealth Football Career
Net Worth $1 Million-$5 Million
Salary £832,000
Current Team Sheffield United
Position Striker
Jersey Number 10
Links Twitter Instagram

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Billy Louis Sharp is an English professional football player who plays as a striker and captains the EFL Championship club Sheffield United. He has previously played for Rushden & Diamonds (loan), Scunthorpe United, Doncaster overs, Southampton, Nottingham Forest (loan), Reading (loan), and Leeds United. On 1 January 2019, he scored his 220th goal and became the leading English-born goalscorer in English professional football during the 21st century so far, overtaking the record set by Rickie Lambert. On 8 February 2019, he scored his 100th goal in all competitions for Sheffield United. 

On the international level, he hasn’t made any appearances for his country. 

What is Billy Sharp famous for?

  • Being an English professional football player.
  • For playing as a striker and captains EFL the Championship club Sheffield United.

Where is Billy Sharp born?

Billy Louis Sharp was born on 5 February 1986. His birthplace is Sheffield, England. He was born to his father, Steve Sharp, and his mother whose name is unknown. He holds English nationality. His horoscope sign is Aquarius. 

Billy Sharp Club Career

  • He started playing football for the youth team of Rotherham United.
  • He then joined the youth team of Sheffield United and began his career at the club. He made his first-team debut for the club on 13 November 2004 in a 1-1 draw against Watford. 
  • On 21 January 2005, he joined Rushden and Diamonds on loan for the rest of the 2004-05 season where he made 16 appearances for the club, scoring 9 goals and providing 1 assist in all the competitions.
  • On 16 August 2005, he joined Scunthorpe United on a permanent deal for a £100,000 fee. On 20 August 2005, he scored on his debut for the club in a 1-0 win against Nottingham Forest. In his first season, he made 40 appearances for the club, scoring 23 goals and providing 3 assists in all the competitions.
  • During his 2006-07 season, he made 50 appearances for the club, scoring 32 goals and providing 3 assists in all the competitions as he helped his team to earn promotion into the Championship. Additionally, he was also named the Football League One Player of the Year and with his goalscoring feats in that season, there was predictable interest from other clubs in him, and a number of clubs made bids for the striker as the season ended.
  • Ultimately, on 4 July 2007, he rejoined Sheffield United for a fee of around £2 million, a deal which also saw Sheffield United's Jonathan Forte transferred to Scunthorpe. He made his full Sheffield United first-team debut in the opening game of the 2007-08 season, a 2-2 draw with Colchester United. He scored his first competitive goals for the club on 25 September 2007, scoring twice in a 5-0 third round League Cup victory against Morecambe. During that season, he made 36 appearances for the club, scoring 6 goals and providing 5 assists in all the competitions.
  • He then started his 2008-09 season brightly, scoring a perfect hat-trick (header, right foot, left foot) in the Blades' first home game, against Queens Park Rangers. During that season, he made 27 appearances for the club, scoring 6 goals and providing 3 assists in all the competitions with the club rebuilding the team following their failure to gain promotion, he was placed on the transfer list in July 2009.
  • On 1 September 2009, he signed a season-long loan with Championship club Doncaster Rovers and was given the number 5 for the season, an unusual choice for a striker. He made his debut for the club on 12 September 2009 in a 0-0 draw against Reading. On 26 September 2009, he scored his first goal for the club in a 2-2 draw against his former club Scunthorpe United. During his loan spell at Doncaster Rovers, he made 35 appearances for the club, scoring 15 goals and providing 8 assists in all the competitions.
  • On 7 July 2010, he permanently signed for Doncaster Rovers for £1.15 million, beating their record fee of £300,000 for Matt Mills from Manchester City. He signed a three-year contract, which kept him at Keepmoat Stadium till the summer of 2013. He made his second debut on 7 August 2010 in a 2-0 win against Preston. On 23 October 2010, he managed to score against another of his former clubs, Sheffield United in a 2-0 victory for Rovers but was forced off in the first half with a hamstring problem. It was later confirmed that he would be out for at least six weeks. On 11 December 2010, in his return, he managed to score a six-minute opener at the Walkers Stadium in a 5-1 loss against Leicester City. During his 2010-11 season, he made 31 appearances for the club, scoring 16 goals and providing 5 assists in all the competitions as he was named Doncaster Rovers Player of the Year that season. 
  • On 2 November 2011, three days following the death of his two-day-old son Luey Jacob, he netted a volley to open the scoring against Middlesbrough in the 14th minute. He celebrated by taking off his jersey, unveiling an undershirt that read "THAT'S FOR YOU SON" and was not awarded the usual yellow card by referee Darren Deadman for his emotional celebration as Doncaster lost the game to Middlesbrough by 3-1. On 7 November 2011, he scored another goal for the club in a 3-2 win against Ipswich Town at Portman Road. The home fans even had a standing ovation and applauded Sharp as he celebrated his goal, with the player later stating that the gesture brought a smile to him. On 3 January 2012, Barnsley fans were accused of making vile chants about the death of his son as Doncaster beat Barnsley 2-0, though Barnsley director Don Rowing said it was untrue, and attributed it to rumourmongers on Twitter. During his first half of the 2011-12 season, he made 20 appearances for the club, scoring 10 goals and providing 2 assists in all the competitions.
  • On 30 January 2012, he signed for Southampton on a 3+1⁄2-year deal for an undisclosed fee rumoured to be around £1.8m. He made his debut for the club on 4 February 2012 in a 0-0 draw against Birmingham City. On 11 February 2012, he scored his first goal for the club in a 2-0 win against Burnley. On 24 March 2012, he scored twice in a 2-0 win against his former club Doncaster Rovers. On 7 April 2012, he played in his first South Coast derby and scored twice as Southampton drew 2-2 with Portsmouth at St Mary’s Stadium. In his first season, he made 15 appearances for the club, scoring 9 goals and providing 2 assists in all the competitions.
  •  On 28 August 2012, his first goal of the 2012-13 season came in a 4-1 victory at Stevenage in the League Cup.
  • On 31 August 2012, he joined Nottingham Forest on loan for the remainder of the 2012-13 season. He made his debut for the club on 1 September 2012 in a 2-1 win against Charlton Athletic at City Ground. On 20 October 2012, he scored his first goal for the club in a 3-1 win over Cardiff City. During his loan spell at Nottingham Forest, he made 40 appearances for the club, scoring 11 goals and providing 5 assists in all the competitions.
  • On 26 September 2013, he joined Reading on an emergency loan deal, linking up with former manager Nigel Adkins. He made his debut for the club on 1 October 2013 in a 1-1 draw against Barnsley FC. On 3 December 2013, he scored his first goal for the club in a 1-0 home win against Charlton Athletic. He then returned to Southampton on 2 January 2014 following the completion of his loan where he made 10 appearances for the club, scoring 6 goals and providing 2 assists in all the competitions.
  • On 22 January 2014, he re-joined his former club Doncaster Rovers on loan for the remainder of the 2013-14 season where he made 16 appearances for the club, scoring 4 goals and providing 2 assists in all the competitions as he was unable to help keep Doncaster in the division as they were relegated to League One.
  • On 13 August 2014, he joined Leeds United on a two-year contract. The transfer fee paid to Southampton was reported as £600,000. He made his debut for the club on 16 August 2014, scoring a late winner on debut in a 1-0 victory over Middlesbrough FC. On 20 December, he scored his 2nd goal for Leeds in a 1-1 draw against his former club Nottingham Forest. On 31 January 2015, he scored a 90th-minute winner for Leeds in a 2-1 win over West Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield Town. During his 2014-15 season, he made 35 appearances for the club, scoring 5 goals and providing 1 assist in all the competitions.
  • On 23 July 2015, after he was dropped from their pre-season friendly against Eintracht Frankfurt, Leeds United sent him home from their summer training camp in Austria in anticipation of a transfer back to Sheffield United.
  • On 25 July 2015, he completed a return to Sheffield United for an undisclosed fee. During his 2015-16 season, he made 48 appearances for the club, scoring 21 goals and providing 7 assists in all the competitions.
  • On 12 May 2016, following Chris Wilder’s arrival as the new Blades manager, he was appointed club captain. On 26 December 2016, he scored his 50th career goal for Sheffield United in a 2-0 home victory over Oldham Athletic. On 22 April 2017, in United's 3-0 victory at MK Dons, he scored twice to take his career goals tally to 201. During his 2016-17 season, he made 49 appearances for the club, scoring 30 goals and providing 9 assists in all the competitions as he again helped his team to earn the promotion into the Championship. Additionally, he was also named the Football League One Player of the Year. 
  • During his 2017-18 season, he made 37 appearances for the club, scoring 14 goals and providing 4 assists in all the competitions.
  • On 1 January 2019, he scored his 220th goal and became the leading goalscorer in English league football during the 21st century overtaking the record set by Rickie Lambert. A further contract extension was automatically triggered on 12 January, after playing his 23rd game of the season, keeping him at the club until 2020. On 8 February 2019, he scored his 100th goal in all competitions for Sheffield United when he scored his second goal in a 3-3 draw against Aston Villa. In March 2019, he was selected to the 2018-19 Championship Team of the Season. During his 2018-19 season, he made 42 appearances for the club, scoring 24 goals and providing 4 assists in all the competitions as he helped his team to earn promotion into the Premier League for the first time since 2007. 
  • On 10 August 2019, he marked Sheffield United's return to the Premier League with an 88th-minute equaliser in a 1-1 draw at AFC Bournemouth, his first goal in the English top flight. On 10 June 2020, he signed a new two-year contract keeping him at the club until the summer of 2022. During his 2019-20 season, he made 29 appearances for the club, scoring 4 goals and providing 4 assists in all the competitions. 
  • On 12 January 2021, he scored his 100th league goal for Sheffield United via a penalty in a 1-0 home league win over Newcastle United. This result earned the Blades' their first league victory of the season and their first league win since July 2020. During his 2020-21 season, he made 19 appearances for the club, scoring 5 goals and providing 1 assist in all the competitions as he was unable to help keep Sheffield United in the Premier League as they were relegated to Championship.


Honors 

  • Won the 2006-07 Football League One with Scunthorpe United.
  • Won the 2016-17 EFL League One with Sheffield United.
  • Won the 2018-19 EFL Championship with Sheffield United.

Awards

  • Won the 2010-11 Doncaster Rovers Player of the Year.
  • Won the 2006-07, 2016-17 Football League One Player of the Year.

Billy Sharp International Career

  • On the international level, he hasn’t made any appearances for his country. 

How much is Billy Sharp worth?

Billy Sharp earns from his professional career as a football player. His income is from contracts, salaries, bonuses, and endorsements. In August 2005, he joined Scunthorpe United on a permanent deal for a £100,000 fee. In July 2007, he rejoined Sheffield United for a fee of around £2 million, a deal which also saw Sheffield United's Jonathan Forte transferred to Scunthorpe. In July 2010, he permanently signed for Doncaster Rovers for £1.15 million, beating their record fee of £300,000 for Matt Mills from Manchester City. In January 2012, he signed for Southampton on a 3+1⁄2-year deal for an undisclosed fee rumored to be around £1.8m. In August 2014, he joined Leeds United on a two-year contract. The transfer fee paid to Southampton was reported as £600,000. In July 2015, he completed a return to Sheffield United for an undisclosed fee. As of 2022, his estimated net worth is around $1 million-$5 million and his salary is £832,000. His market value is around €500 Th. 

Who is Billy Sharp married?

Looking at his personal life, he is a married guy. He got married to his beautiful girlfriend, Jade Sharp who have been together for a long time. The couple is blessed with two children: Leo born in December 2012 and Milo Thomas born in December 2015. He has an intimate relationship with his wife and children where they are living their life happily together. 

Billy Sharp height - How tall is Billy Sharp?

Billy Sharp stands at a height of 1.75m i.e. 5 feet and 9 inches tall. He has a bodyweight of 70kg. He has an athletic body build. His eye color is blue and his hair color is brown. His sexual orientation is straight. His other body measurement such as chest size, biceps size, and waist size is still got to get revealed yet. Overall, he has got a healthy body.

Did You Know?

  • His firstborn son, Luey Jacob, died from gastroschisis when he was just two days old in October 2011. Three days after the death of his newborn son in 2011, he played and scored the opener in that game, and five days later he was applauded by the opposing Ipswich Town fans following his goal against them.
  • Along with his partner Jade Fair, he set up The Luey Jacob Sharp Foundation, a charity with the aim of raising money for research into gastroschisis and a support network for families affected by the condition.
  • On 1 January 2019, he scored his 220th goal and became the leading English-born goalscorer in English professional football during the 21st century so far, overtaking the record set by Rickie Lambert.
  • On 8 February 2019, he scored his 100th goal in all competitions for Sheffield United when he scored his second goal in a 3-3 draw against Aston Villa.
  • On 12 January 2021, he scored his 100th league goal for Sheffield United via a penalty in a 1-0 home league win over Newcastle United.
  • He hasn’t made any appearances for his country.
  • He wears shirt number 10 for Sheffield United.