James Ward-Prowse - Bio, Net Worth, Salary, Married, Wife, Nationality, Age, Parents, Family, Siblings, Height, Wiki, Transfer, Awards, Facts, Kids
James Michael Edward Ward-Prowse professionally known as James Ward-Prowse is an English professional football player who plays for Premier League club Southampton and the England national team as a defensive midfielder. He started playing football for the youth team of Southampton in 2003 and made his first-team debut for the club in October 2011. He signed his first professional contract in May 2012. He became a regular for Southampton and was appointed as captain in June 2020. In January 2021, he played his 300th game for the club.
On the international level, he has represented England at various age levels. He has represented England at U17, U19, U20, U21, and the senior level. He made his senior international debut in March 2017.
What is James Ward-Prowse Famous For?
- Being a professional football player.
- Won the 2016 Toulon Tournament with England U21.
Where is James Ward-Prowse From?
James Ward-Prowse was born on 1 November 1994. His birth name is James Michael Edward Ward-Prowse. His birthplace is Portsmouth, England. He was the second of three children born to his mother, Jackie, and his father, John. He holds English nationality. He belongs to the white ethnicity. His religion is Christianity. His horoscope sign is Scorpio.
James Ward-Prowse Football Career Timeline
- He started playing football for the youth team of Southampton at the age of eight in 2003, later featuring in every match for the U18 team in the 2010-11 season before becoming a full-time scholar in 2011.
- He was first called up to the senior team in October 2011 and made his full debut for the Southampton first team at the age of 16 in the League Cup against Crystal Palace.
- In his second starting appearance for the team, he scored Southampton's first goal in a 2-1 win over Coventry City to help his side through to the fourth round of the FA Cup.
- Following the club's promotion to the top flight in May 2012, he was one of four youth players offered a professional contract for their return to the Premier League.
- He made his Premier League debut for Southampton in a 3-2 loss against reigning champions Manchester City on the opening day of the 2012-13 season, playing the first 65 minutes.
- He made 15 league appearances for his club throughout the 2012-13 season, many of these came as a substitute, and win the Scholar of the Season accolade at the Southampton club awards ceremony in May, beating academy teammates Luke Shaw and Dominic Gape to the title.
- At the beginning of the 2013-14 season, he starts the first match of the season in a 1-0 win against West Bromwich Albion, thanks to a last-minute penalty from Lambert. He also played the full 90 minutes of the following match against Sunderland, registering an assist with a free kick in the 88th minute which was headed in for a late equalizer by center-back Jose Fonte.
- He was an ever-present at the start of the 2014-15 season, until on 20 September, when he fractured his foot in a win over Swansea City and was subsequently ruled out for 10 weeks.
- He signed a new five-and-a-half-year contract in January 2015. On 11 April 2015, he scored his first Premier League goal, opening the scoring in a 2-0 win against Hull City with a penalty kick.
- On 3 October 2015, he was a half-time substitute for Oriol Romeu in a 3-1 win at reigning champions Chelsea where he made his 100th Southampton appearances and made him the fourth-youngest player to reach that figure.
- During the 2015-16 season, he made 39 appearances and scored twice for the club. On 13 May 2016, he signed a new six-year contract, keeping him at the club until 2022.
- On 25 September 2016, he scored his first goal of the 2016-2017 season with an injury-time strike to seal a 3-0 away win over West Ham United.
- On 22 January 2017, he doubles his tally, opening the scoring in a 3-0 home victory over reigning Premier League champions Leicester City as Southampton ended a run of four successive league defeats.
- On 7 April 2018, he made his 200th appearance in all competitions for Southampton.
- In June 2020, he was appointed as club captain after Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg's desire to leave the club. On 17 August 2020, he signed a new contract until June 2025.
- On 26 January 2021, he played his 300th Southampton game, assisting a goal by Stuart Armstrong in a 3-1 home defeat by Arsenal.
James Ward-Prowse International Career
- He has represented England at various age levels.
- He has represented England at U17, U19, U20, U21, and the senior level.
- He began his international career with the England U17 team, gaining 7 caps for the team in two tournaments between 2010 and 2011.
- In 2012, he made the step up to the England U19 team, for whom he played four times.
- In 2013 joined the U20s team for the 2013 FIFA U20 World Cup in Turkey where he played all three matches in the tournament.
- In August 2013, at the age of 18, he received his first call-up to the England U21 team for the 2015 UEFA European U21 Championship qualification match against Moldova and Finland. He played for 64 minutes against Moldova and the full 90 against Finland. On 15 October 2013, he scored his first U21 goal in a 5-0 win against Lithuania, scoring a free-kick from 20 yards.
- On 29 May 2016, he captained England U21s to their first Toulon Tournament victory since 1994, by beating hosts France 2-1 and was nominated for the Vauxhall England U21 Player of the Year award, but eventually lost out to Southampton teammate Nathan Redmond.
- In June 2017, he captained the U21s at that year’s edition of the European U21 Championship where England reached the semi-finals, eventually losing to Germany in a penalty shoot-out.
- On 16 March 2017, he earned his first call-up to the senior England squad for a friendly against Germany and a World Cup qualifying match against Lithuania.
- On 22 March 2017, he made his senior debut in a 1-0 away loss to Germany, replacing West Bromwich Albion's Jake Livermore after 82 minutes.
- In March 2019, he was recalled to the senior national team for England's first two matches of UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying.
- On 5 September 2020, he made his first competitive appearance for England with his first start coming in a 1-0 away win against Iceland.
James Ward-Prowse Girlfriend
Looking at his personal life, James Ward-Prowse is an unmarried man. The footballer is focusing on his professional career. He might be dating a beautiful girl at present or might be single. Any updates on his love life will be updated here.
James Ward-Prowse Height and Weight
James Ward-Prowse stands at a height of 1.73m i.e. 5 feet and 8 inches tall. He has a bodyweight of 66kg. He has an athletic body build. His eye color is blue and his hair color is blonde. His sexual orientation is straight.
James Ward-Prowse Net Worth and Salary
James Ward-Prowse earns from his professional career as a football player. His income is from contracts, salaries, bonuses, and endorsements. As of 2021, his estimated net worth is €15.9 million and his salary is €2.6 million, while his market value of around €28 million.
Trivias About James Ward-Prowse You Need To Know.
- He started playing football at the age of 8.
- He grew up idolizing David Beckham and Steven Gerrard as his childhood idols in football.
- He mainly plays as midfielder but can also be deployed as a right-back.
- He wears shirt number 8 for Southampton.
- Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola remarked that James Ward-Prowse is "The best free-kick taker I have seen in my life"