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James Milner

Aston Villa FC, Manchester City FC

45 caps, 1 goal

P 45 W 27 D 12 L 6 F 82: A 40
*(actual F 49: A 25)
73% successful

2009-2014

disciplined: 9
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
2543

Profile

Full name James Philip Milner

(*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)

Born 4 January 1986 in Wortley, Leeds, Yorkshire [registered in Leeds, January 1986]
Height/Weight 5' 9½", 11st 0lb [2006]

Source

Barry J. Hugman's PFA Yearbook [2006].

Club Career

Club(s) Started his early football career with Westbrook Juniors FC, and despite being asked to trial for Everton FC, it never materialised. Instead, he had a trial with Leeds United AFC, whom he eventually signed professional forms with on 12 February 2003. Loaned to Swindon Town FC for a month on 4 September 2003, to gain first-team experience, he played six league matches, scoring twice. After 48 league matches and five goals with Leeds, Milner joined Newcastle United FC in July 2004 for £3.6 million. Another 94 league appearances followed, and six goals, only interupted by a season-long loan to Aston Villa FC in September 2005 (27 Premiership matches, a single goal). Milner returned to Villa Park for £12 million on 29 August 2008, and after eleven goals in 73 Premiership appearances, he joined Manchester City FC on 18th August 2010 in a deal worth £24 million+ player. He has since played 82 Premiership matches, scoring seven, up until 2012-13.
Club honours FA Cup winners 2010-11, runners-up 2012-13; Football League Cup runners-up 2009-10, winners 2013-14; FA Premiership Champions 2011-12; FA Community Shield runners-up 2011, winners 2012;
Individual honours PFA Young Player of the Year 2009-10; PFA Premier League Team of the Year 2009-10;
Distinctions None

Source

Barry J. Hugman's PFA Yearbook [2008].

England Career

Player number 1160th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Midfielder
First match No. 876, 12 August 2009, Netherlands 2 England 2, a friendly match at Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam, substitute (68), aged 23 years 221 days.
Last match No. 928, 5 March 2014, England 1 Denmark 0, a friendly match at The National Stadium, Wembley, London, substitute (87:28), aged 28 years 60 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 2010; European Championship Finals 2012;
Team honours UEFA U21 Championship runners-up 2009;
Individual honours England U21 (46 appearances, nine goals, 2004-09), England U20 (six appearances, four goals, 2003-05), England U19 (one appearance, 2004), England U17 (eleven appearances, eight goals), England U16 (six appearances, five goals), England U15.
Distinctions None

 

James Milner - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
55 45 24 26 19 7 2543 1 2543 min 1 none 9
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

James Milner - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 24 17 4 3 50 21 +29 1 9 2.083 0.875 79.2 +14
Away 13 7 5 1 23 9 +14 2 6 1.769 0.692 73.1 +6
Neutral 8 3 3 2 9 10 -1 2 2 1.125 1.25 56.3 +1
All 45 27 12 6 82 40 +42 5 17 1.822 0.889 73.3 +21

 

James Milner - Match Record - By Shirt Colour
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Red - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Blue - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All 45 27 12 6 82 40 +42 5 17 1.822 0.889 73.3 +21

 

James Milner - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

11 6 4 1 26 6 +20 2 5 2.364 0.545 72.7 +5
WCF 3 1 1 1 3 5 -2 0 1 1.00 1.667 50.0 =0
World Cup 14 7 5 2 29 11 +18 2 6 2.071 0.786 67.9 +5

ECP

6 5 1 0 15 3 +12 0 4 2.50 0.50 91.7 +5
ECF 4 2 2 0 5 3 +2 1 2 1.25 0.75 75.0 +2
European Championship 10 7 3 0 20 6 +14 1 6 2.00 0.60 85.0 +7
Friendly 21 13 4 4 33 23 +10 2 5 1.571 1.095 71.4 +9
All 45 27 12 6 82 40 +42 5 17 1.822 0.889 73.3 +21

 

James Milner - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP 2008-10 3 2 0 1 8 2 +6 1 1 2.667 0.667 66.7 +1
WCP 2012-14 8 4 4 0 18 4 +14 1 4 2.25 0.50 75.0 +4
WCP All 11 6 4 1 26 6 +20 2 5 2.364 0.545 72.7 +5
World Cup Final Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCF 2010 3 1 1 1 2 4 -2 1 2 0.667 1.333 50.0 =0
WCF All 3 1 1 1 2 4 -2 1 2 0.667 1.333 50.0 =0
World Cup Preliminary Competitions and Final Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 2008-10 6 3 1 2 11 7 +4 1 2 1.833 1.167 58.3 +1
WC 2012-14 8 4 4 0 18 4 +14 1 4 2.25 0.50 75.0 +4
WC All 14 7 5 2 29 11 +18 2 6 2.071 0.786 67.9 +5
European Championship Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECP 2010-12 6 5 1 0 15 3 +12 0 4 2.50 0.50 91.7 +12
ECP All 6 5 1 0 15 3 +12 0 4 2.50 0.50 91.7 +12
European Championship Final Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECF 2012 4 2 2 0 5 3 +2 1 2 1.25 0.75 75.0 +2
ECF All 4 2 2 0 5 3 +2 1 2 1.25 0.75 75.0 +2
European Championship Preliminary & Final Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
EC 2010-12 10 7 3 0 20 6 +14 1 6 2.00 0.60 85.0 +7
EC All 10 7 3 0 20 6 +14 1 6 2.00 0.60 85.0 +7
All Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 14 7 5 2 29 11 +18 2 6 2.071 0.786 67.9 +5
EC 10 7 3 0 20 6 +14 1 6 2.00 0.60 85.0 +7
All 24 14 8 2 49 17 +32 3 12 2.042 0.708 75.0 +12

 

James Milner - Match History
 Club: Aston Villa F.C. - 12 full caps

Coach: Fabio Capello - 23 full capsx

Age 23
- 871 11 February 2009 - Spain 2 England 0, Estadio Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán, Sevilla Fr AL unused sub 19
- 874 6 June 2009 - Kazakhstan 0 England 4, Ortalyk Tsentralnyi Stadium, Almaty WCP AW squad member
- 875 10 June 2009 - England 6 Andorra 0, The National Stadium, Wembley, London HW
1 876 12 August 2009 - Netherlands 2 England 2, Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam Fr AD sub 68 13
2-1 when substituting
2 877 5 September 2009 - England 2 Slovenia 1, The National Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW sub ht 21
1-0 when substituting
3 878 9 September 2009 - England 5 Croatia 1, The National Stadium, Wembley, London WCP HW sub 80 15
5-1 when substituting
4 879 10 October 2009 - Ukraine 1 England 0, Dnipro Arena, Dnepropetrovsk AL sub ht 16
1-0 when substituting
5 880 14 October 2009 - England 3 Belarus 0, The National Stadium, Wembley, London HW sub 78 15

3-0 when substituting

6 881 14 November 2009 - Brazil 1 England 0, Khalifa International Stadium, ad-Dawḥa, Qatar Fr NL Start 11
Age 24
7 882 3 March 2010 - England 3 Egypt 1, The National Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW sub 73 13
1-1 when substituting
8 883 24 May 2010 - England 3 Mexico 1, The National Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW Start off 85 11
3-1 when substituted
- 884 30 May 2010 - Japan 1 England 2, UPC Arena, Graz, Austria Fr NW unused sub 22
9 885 12 June 2010 - England 1 USA 1, Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Phokeng, South Africa WCF ND Start 26
off 30
16
1-0 when subbed
- 886 18 June 2010 - England 0 Algeria 0, Kaapstad-stadion, Kaapstad, South Africa ND unused sub
10 887 23 June 2010 - Slovenia 0 England 1, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Ibhayl, South Africa NW Start
11 888 27 June 2010 - Germany 4 England 1, Vodacom Park, Bloemfontein, Manguang, South Africa NL Start off 64
2-1 when substituted
12 889 11 August 2010 - England 2 Hungary 1, The National Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW sub 67 16
0-1 when substituting
 Club: Manchester City F.C. - 33 full caps  
13 890 3 September 2010 - England 4 Bulgaria 0, The National Stadium, Wembley, London ECP HW Start 90 11
14 891 7 September 2010 - Switzerland 1 England 3, Sankt-Jakob Park, Basel AW Start 60 11
 

Milner was serving his suspension following his two cautions against Bulgaria and Switzerland, so he was not called up for the European Qualification match against Montenegro in October 2010.

 
15 893 17 November 2010 - England 1 France 2, The National Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HL Start 11
Age 25
16 894 9 February 2011 - Denmark 1 England 2, Parken Stadion, benhavn Fr AW Start 11
17 895 26 March 2011 - Wales 0 England 2, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff ECP AW sub 70 15
0-2 when substituting
18 896 29 March 2011 - England 1 Ghana 1, The National Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HD Start 74 7
19 897 4 June 2011 - England 2 Switzerland 2, The National Stadium, Wembley, London ECP HD Start 11
- 898 10 August 2011 - England vs. Netherlands, The National Stadium, Wembley, London - match postponed Fr Hpp squad member
20 898 2 September 2011 - Bulgaria 0 England 3, Stadion Vasil Levski, Sofija ECP AW sub 62 15
0-3 when substituting
21 899 6 September 2011 - England 1 Wales 0, The National Stadium, Wembley, London HW Start 20 11
- 900 7 October 2011 - Montenegro 2 England 2, Stadion Pod Goricom, Podgorica ECP AD squad member
22 901 12 November 2011 - England 1 Spain 0, The National Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW Start off 76 11
1-0 when substituted
23 902 15 November 2011 - England 1 Sweden 0, The National Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW sub 58 18
1-0 when substituting
Age 26
 

Coach: Stuart Pearce - 1 full capx

24 903 29 February 2012 - England 2 Netherlands 3, The National Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HL sub ht 16
0-0 when substituting
 

Coach: Roy Hodgson - 19 full capsx

25 904 26 May 2012 - Norway 0 England 1, Ullevål Stadion, Oslo Fr AW Start 7
26 905 2 June 2012 - England 1 Belgium 0, The National Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW Start 7
27 906 11 June 2012 - France 1 England 1, Donbass Arena, Donetsk ECF ND Start 16
28 907 15 June 2012 - Sweden 2 England 3, Natsional'nyî Sportyvnyî Kompleks, Kyiv NW Start 58 off 61 16
1-2 when substituted
29 908 19 June 2012 - England 1 Ukraine 0, Donbass Arena, Donetsk AW Start off 70 16
1-0 when substituted
30 909 24 June 2012 - England 0 Italy 0, Natsional'nyî Sportyvnyî Kompleks, Kyiv ND Start off 61 16
0-0 when substituted
31 910 15 August 2012 - Italy 1 England 2, Stade de Suisse, Wankdorf, Bern Fr NW sub 62 16
1-1 when substituting
32 911 7 September 2012 - Moldova 0 England 5, Zimbru Stadium, Botanica, Chişinău WCP AW Start 74 7
33 912 11 September 2012 - England 1 Ukraine 1, The National Stadium, Wembley, London HD Start 74 7
- 913 12 October 2012 - England 5 San Marino 0, The National Stadium, Wembley, London WCP HW unused sub 16
34 914 16 October 2012 - Poland 1 England 1, Stadion Narodowy, Kazimierza Górskiego, Warszawa AD Start 7
Age 27
35 916 6 February 2013 - England 2 Brazil 1, The National Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW sub 61 17
2-1 when substituting
- 917 22 March 2013 - San Marino 0 England 8, Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle WCP AW unused sub 17
36 918 26 March 2013 - Montenegro 1 England 1, Stadion Pod Goricom, Podgorica AD Start 7
37 919 29 May 2013 - England 1 Republic of Ireland 1, The National Stadium, Wembley, London Tour HD sub 87 16
1-1 when substituting
38 920 2 June 2013 - Brazil 2 England 2, Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro AD Start 11
39 921 14 August 2013 - England 3 Scotland 2, The National Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW sub 67 17
2-2 when substituting
40 922 6 September 2013 - England 4 Moldova 0, The National Stadium, Wembley, London WCP HW sub 71 17
4-0 when substituting
41 923 10 September 2013 - Ukraine 0 England 0, Natsional'nyî Sportyvnyî Kompleks, Kyiv AD Start 11
42 924 11 October 2013 - England 4 Montenegro 1, The National Stadium, Wembley, London WCP HW sub 87 17
3-1 when substituting
43 925 15 October 2013 - England 2 Poland 0, The National Stadium, Wembley, London HW sub 86 17
1-0 when substituting
44 926 15 November 2013 - England 0 Chile 2, The National Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HL Start off 66 4
0-1 when substituted
- 927 19 November 2013 - England 0 Germany 1, The National Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HL unused sub 17
Age 28
45 928 5 March 2014 - England 1 Denmark 0, The National Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW sub 88 17
1-0 when substituting

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