James Milner

Date of birth04 January 1986
Place of birthLeeds
NationalityEnglish
Weight70 kg
Height1.80 m
PositionMidfielder

James moved to Newcastle United for 3.6million whilst still a teenager as Leeds United staved off financial ruin.

He re-joined his former Leeds manager David O'Leary at Aston Villa on a season's loan in 2005-06.

Two months after Everton's Wayne Rooney claimed the title, James became the Premiership's youngest-ever scorer when he netted at Sunderland on Boxing Day 2002, aged 16 years and 357 days.

The record in English top-flight football still belonged to Jason Dozzell who scored for Ipswich Town against Coventry City on 4 February 1984 in the old First Division, aged 16 years and 57 days.

James joined Newcastle United in July 2004 with a contract to June 2009 that was extended to June 2011 in July 2007.

After over 100 consistent appearances, the Toon welcomed a handsome profit as the England Under-21 caps record holder moved to Aston Villa for 12million.

He returned to Aston Villa in August 2008 with a four-year contract.

James joined Manchester City in August 2010 with a five-year contract.

A model professional, the tenacious midfielder with limitless energy is often used in wide positions but prefers a more central role.

Although he fell out of favour towards the end of City's 2011-12 title-winning season, James remains a valuable and valued member of any squad.

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2002-03 Leeds United FA Cup
4
2002-03 Leeds United Premier League 1
17
2
2003-04 Leeds United Carling Cup 1
2003-04 Leeds United FA Cup 1
2003-04 Leeds United Premier League 27
3
3
2
2003-04 Swindon Town League Division 2 6
2
2
2004-05 Newcastle United Carling Cup 1
2004-05 Newcastle United FA Cup 1
3
1
2004-05 Newcastle United Premier League 13
12
1
2004-05 Newcastle United UEFA Cup 3
8
2005-06 Aston Villa Carling Cup 3
2
2005-06 Aston Villa FA Cup 3
1
2005-06 Aston Villa Premier League 27
1
3
2005-06 Newcastle United Premier League 1
2
2005-06 Newcastle United UEFA Intertoto Cup 4
2
2006-07 Newcastle United Carling Cup 3
2006-07 Newcastle United FA Cup 2
1
2006-07 Newcastle United Premier League 31
4
3
3
2006-07 Newcastle United UEFA Cup 8
3
2
2006-07 Newcastle United UEFA Intertoto Cup 2
2007-08 Newcastle United Carling Cup 1
2007-08 Newcastle United FA Cup 2
1
2007-08 Newcastle United Premier League 25
4
2
3
2008-09 Aston Villa FA Cup 3
3
1
2008-09 Aston Villa Premier League 31
5
3
6
2008-09 Aston Villa UEFA Cup 3
1
2008-09 Newcastle United Carling Cup 1
1
2008-09 Newcastle United Premier League 2
2009-10 Aston Villa Carling Cup 6
4
2
2009-10 Aston Villa FA Cup 4
1
1
2009-10 Aston Villa Premier League 36
7
5
2009-10 Aston Villa UEFA Europa League 2
1
2010-11 Aston Villa Premier League 1
1
2010-11 Manchester City Carling Cup
1
2010-11 Manchester City FA Cup 3
1
1
2010-11 Manchester City Premier League 23
9
4
2010-11 Manchester City UEFA Europa League 3
2
2011-12 Manchester City Carling Cup 1
2
2011-12 Manchester City FA Community Shield 1
1
2011-12 Manchester City FA Cup 1
2011-12 Manchester City Premier League 17
9
3
3
2011-12 Manchester City UEFA Champions League 2
2
2011-12 Manchester City UEFA Europa League 1
1
2012-13 Manchester City Capital One Cup 1
2012-13 Manchester City FA Community Shield 1
2012-13 Manchester City FA Cup 4
2
1
2012-13 Manchester City Premier League 19
7
4
1
1
2012-13 Manchester City UEFA Champions League 1
1
2013-14 Manchester City Capital One Cup 3
2013-14 Manchester City FA Cup 3
1
2
2013-14 Manchester City Premier League 12
19
1
3
2013-14 Manchester City UEFA Champions League 3
3
1
3
2014-15 Manchester City Capital One Cup 2
1
2014-15 Manchester City FA Community Shield
1
2014-15 Manchester City Premier League 6
4
2014-15 Manchester City UEFA Champions League 3
2
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
10 Nov 2002 West Ham United v Leeds United W 3-4 Premier League
17 Nov 2002 Leeds United v Bolton Wanderers L 2-4 Premier League
24 Nov 2002 Tottenham Hotspur v Leeds United L 2-0 Premier League
07 Dec 2002 Fulham v Leeds United L 1-0 Premier League
26 Dec 2002 Sunderland v Leeds United W 1-2 Premier League
28 Dec 2002 Leeds United v Chelsea W 2-0 Premier League
01 Jan 2003 Leeds United v Birmingham City W 2-0 Premier League
04 Jan 2003 Scunthorpe United v Leeds United W 0-2 FA Cup 3rd round
11 Jan 2003 Manchester City v Leeds United L 2-1 Premier League
18 Jan 2003 Leeds United v West Bromwich Albion D 0-0 Premier League
28 Jan 2003 Chelsea v Leeds United L 3-2 Premier League
01 Feb 2003 Everton v Leeds United L 2-0 Premier League
04 Feb 2003 Leeds United v Gillingham W 2-1 FA Cup 4th round replay
08 Feb 2003 Leeds United v West Ham United W 1-0 Premier League
16 Feb 2003 Crystal Palace v Leeds United W 1-2 FA Cup 5th round
22 Feb 2003 Leeds United v Newcastle United L 0-3 Premier League
05 Mar 2003 Manchester United v Leeds United L 2-1 Premier League
09 Mar 2003 Sheffield United v Leeds United L 1-0 FA Cup Quarter-final
15 Mar 2003 Leeds United v Middlesbrough L 2-3 Premier League
23 Mar 2003 Liverpool v Leeds United L 3-1 Premier League
05 Apr 2003 Charlton Athletic v Leeds United W 1-6 Premier League
12 Apr 2003 Leeds United v Tottenham Hotspur D 2-2 Premier League
18 Oct 2003 Leeds United v Manchester United L 0-1 Premier League
25 Oct 2003 Liverpool v Leeds United L 3-1 Premier League
28 Oct 2003 Leeds United v Manchester United L 2-3 Carling Cup 3rd round
01 Nov 2003 Leeds United v Arsenal L 1-4 Premier League
08 Nov 2003 Portsmouth v Leeds United L 6-1 Premier League
22 Nov 2003 Leeds United v Bolton Wanderers L 0-2 Premier League
29 Nov 2003 Charlton Athletic v Leeds United W 0-1 Premier League
06 Dec 2003 Leeds United v Chelsea D 1-1 Premier League
14 Dec 2003 Leeds United v Fulham W 3-2 Premier League
22 Dec 2003 Manchester City v Leeds United D 1-1 Premier League
26 Dec 2003 Leeds United v Aston Villa D 0-0 Premier League
28 Dec 2003 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Leeds United L 3-1 Premier League
04 Jan 2004 Leeds United v Arsenal L 1-4 FA Cup 3rd round
07 Jan 2004 Newcastle United v Leeds United L 1-0 Premier League
10 Jan 2004 Leeds United v Tottenham Hotspur L 0-1 Premier League
17 Jan 2004 Southampton v Leeds United L 2-1 Premier League
31 Jan 2004 Leeds United v Middlesbrough L 0-3 Premier League
07 Feb 2004 Aston Villa v Leeds United L 2-0 Premier League
10 Feb 2004 Leeds United v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 4-1 Premier League
21 Feb 2004 Manchester United v Leeds United D 1-1 Premier League
29 Feb 2004 Leeds United v Liverpool D 2-2 Premier League
13 Mar 2004 Fulham v Leeds United L 2-0 Premier League
22 Mar 2004 Leeds United v Manchester City W 2-1 Premier League
27 Mar 2004 Birmingham City v Leeds United L 4-1 Premier League
05 Apr 2004 Leeds United v Leicester City W 3-2 Premier League
10 Apr 2004 Blackburn Rovers v Leeds United W 1-2 Premier League
13 Apr 2004 Leeds United v Everton D 1-1 Premier League
16 Apr 2004 Arsenal v Leeds United L 5-0 Premier League
25 Apr 2004 Leeds United v Portsmouth L 1-2 Premier League
02 May 2004 Bolton Wanderers v Leeds United L 4-1 Premier League
08 May 2004 Leeds United v Charlton Athletic D 3-3 Premier League
15 May 2004 Chelsea v Leeds United L 1-0 Premier League


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Leeds United 12 Feb 2003 02 Jul 2004
Swindon Town 03 Sep 2003 03 Oct 2003 L
Newcastle United 02 Jul 2004 29 Aug 2008
Aston Villa 31 Aug 2005 31 May 2006 L
Aston Villa 29 Aug 2008 18 Aug 2010
Manchester City 18 Aug 2010

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2002-03 England FISF International Soccer Tournament 3
1
2002-03 England Nationwide Under-17 Tournament 2
1
2002-03 England Under-17 1
2002-03 England Under-17 European Championships 3
2
3
2003-04 England Under-20 2
2003-04 England Under-21
1
2004-05 England Toulon Under-20 Tournament 4
2004-05 England UEFA Under-21 5
1
1
2004-05 England Under-21 3
2005-06 England UEFA Under-21 4
1
2005-06 England Under-21 2
2006-07 England UEFA Under-21 6
1
1
2
2006-07 England Under-21 3
1
2007-08 England UEFA Under-21 7
4
2007-08 England Under-21
1
2008-09 England UEFA Under-21 7
2
2
2008-09 England Under-21 2
1
1
2009-10 England FIFA World Cup 3
3
1
2009-10 England International 2
3
2010-11 England International 3
1
1
2010-11 England UEFA European Championship 3
1
2
2011-12 England International 3
2
2011-12 England UEFA European Championship 5
1
2
2012-13 England FIFA World Cup 4
1
1
2012-13 England International 1
3
2013-14 England FIFA World Cup 2
3
2013-14 England International 2
3
2014-15 England International 1
2014-15 England UEFA European Championship 1
2
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
11 Jul 2002 England v Czech Republic W 2-0 Nationwide Under 17 Tournament
14 Jul 2002 England v Brazil W 1-0 Nationwide Under 17 Tournament
12 Sep 2002 USA v England W 1-2 FISF International Soccer Tournament
13 Sep 2002 Yugoslavia v England W 0-3 FISF International Soccer Tournament
15 Sep 2002 Russia v England L 2-0 FISF International Soccer Tournament
11 Dec 2002 England v France W 2-0 Under 17
07 May 2003 England v Israel W 2-1 Under 17 European Championships Finals Group B
07 May 2003 England v Italy D 0-0 Under 17 European Championships Finals Group B
11 May 2003 England v Spain D 2-2 Under 17 European Championships Finals Group B
14 May 2003 Portugal v England D 2-2 Under 17 European Championships Semi-final
17 May 2003 Austria v England L 1-0 Under 17 European Championships 3rd place
09 Oct 2003 England v Czech Republic W 2-0 Under-20
14 Nov 2003 England v Wales W 2-0 Under-20
30 Mar 2004 Sweden v England D 2-2 Under-21
17 Aug 2004 England v Ukraine W 3-1 Under-21
03 Sep 2004 Austria v England W 0-2 UEFA Under-21 Group 6
07 Sep 2004 Poland v England W 1-3 UEFA Under-21 Group 6
08 Oct 2004 England v Wales W 2-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 6
12 Oct 2004 Azerbaijan v England D 0-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 6
16 Nov 2004 Spain v England L 1-0 Under-21
08 Feb 2005 England v Netherlands L 1-2 Under-21
25 Mar 2005 England v Germany D 2-2 UEFA Under-21 Group 6
29 Mar 2005 England v Azerbaijan W 2-0 UEFA Under-21 Group
02 Jun 2005 England v Tunisia W 2-0 Toulon Under-20 Tournament Group B
04 Jun 2005 England v Portugal L 0-1 Toulon Under-20 Tournament Group B
08 Jun 2005 France v England D 0-0 Toulon Under-20 Tournament Semi-final
10 Jun 2005 England v Mexico D 1-1 Toulon Under-20 Tournament 3rd place play-off
16 Aug 2005 Denmark v England W 0-1 Under-21
02 Sep 2005 Wales v England W 0-4 UEFA Under-21 Group 6
06 Sep 2005 Germany v England D 1-1 UEFA Under-21 Group 6
07 Oct 2005 England v Austria L 1-2 UEFA Under-21 Group 6
11 Oct 2005 England v Poland W 4-1 UEFA Under-21 Group 6
11 Nov 2005 England v France D 1-1 UEFA Under-21 Play-off
28 Feb 2006 England v Norway W 3-1 Under-21
05 Sep 2006 Switzerland v England W 2-3 UEFA Under-21 Qualifying group 8
06 Oct 2006 England v Germany W 1-0 UEFA Under-21 Play-off 1st leg
10 Oct 2006 Germany v England W 0-2 UEFA Under-21 Play-off 2nd leg
14 Nov 2006 Netherlands v England W 0-1 Under-21
06 Feb 2007 England v Spain D 2-2 Under-21
24 Mar 2007 England v Italy D 3-3 Under-21
05 Jun 2007 England v Slovakia W 5-0 Under-21
11 Jun 2007 Czech Republic v England D 0-0 UEFA Under-21 Finals Group B
14 Jun 2007 England v Italy D 2-2 UEFA Under-21 Finals Group B
17 Jun 2007 England v Serbia W 2-0 UEFA Under-21 Finals Group B
20 Jun 2007 Netherlands v England D 1-1 UEFA Under-21 Final semi-final
21 Aug 2007 England v Romania D 1-1 Under-21
07 Sep 2007 Montenegro v England W 0-3 UEFA Under-21 Qualifying group 3
11 Sep 2007 Bulgaria v England W 0-2 UEFA Under-21 Qualifying group 3
12 Oct 2007 England v Montenegro W 1-0 UEFA Under-21 Qualifying group 3
16 Oct 2007 Republic of Ireland v England W 0-3 UEFA Under-21 Qualifying group 3
16 Nov 2007 England v Bulgaria W 2-0 UEFA Under-21 Qualifying group 3
20 Nov 2007 Portugal v England D 1-1 UEFA Under-21 Qualifying group 3
05 Feb 2008 England v Republic of Ireland W 3-0 UEFA Under-21 Qualifying group 3
19 Aug 2008 England v Slovenia W 2-1 Under-21
05 Sep 2008 England v Portugal W 2-0 UEFA Under-21 Qualifying group 3
10 Oct 2008 Wales v England W 2-3 UEFA Under-21 Play-off 1st leg
14 Oct 2008 England v Wales D 2-2 UEFA Under-21 Play-off 2nd leg
27 Mar 2009 Norway v England W 0-5 Under-21
31 Mar 2009 England v France L 0-2 Under-21
15 Jun 2009 England v Finland W 2-1 UEFA Under-21 Finals Group B
18 Jun 2009 England v Spain W 2-0 UEFA Under-21 Finals Group B
26 Jun 2009 England v Sweden D 3-3 UEFA Under-21 Semi-final
29 Jun 2009 England v Germany L 0-4 UEFA Under-21 Final
12 Aug 2009 Netherlands v England D 2-2 International
05 Sep 2009 England v Slovenia W 2-1 International
09 Sep 2009 England v Croatia W 5-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
10 Oct 2009 Ukraine v England L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
14 Oct 2009 England v Belarus W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
14 Nov 2009 Brazil v England L 1-0 International
03 Mar 2010 England v Egypt W 3-1 International
24 May 2010 England v Mexico W 3-1 International
12 Jun 2010 England v USA D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
23 Jun 2010 Slovenia v England W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
27 Jun 2010 Germany v England L 4-1 FIFA World Cup Finals - round of 16
11 Aug 2010 England v Hungary W 2-1 International
03 Sep 2010 England v Bulgaria W 4-0 UEFA European Championship Group G
07 Sep 2010 Switzerland v England W 1-3 UEFA European Championship Group G
17 Nov 2010 England v France L 1-2 International
09 Feb 2011 Denmark v England W 1-2 International
26 Mar 2011 Wales v England W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group G
29 Mar 2011 England v Ghana D 1-1 International
04 Jun 2011 England v Switzerland D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Group G
02 Sep 2011 Bulgaria v England W 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group G
06 Sep 2011 England v Wales W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group G
12 Nov 2011 England v Spain W 1-0 International
15 Nov 2011 England v Sweden W 1-0 International
29 Feb 2012 England v Netherlands L 2-3 International
26 May 2012 Norway v England W 0-1 International
02 Jun 2012 England v Belgium W 1-0 International
11 Jun 2012 France v England D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
15 Jun 2012 Sweden v England W 2-3 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
19 Jun 2012 England v Ukraine W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
24 Jun 2012 England v Italy D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Quarter-final
15 Aug 2012 England v Italy W 2-1 International
07 Sep 2012 Moldova v England W 0-5 FIFA World Cup Europe Group H
11 Sep 2012 England v Ukraine D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe Group H
17 Oct 2012 Poland v England D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe Group H
06 Feb 2013 England v Brazil W 2-1 International
26 Mar 2013 Montenegro v England D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe Group H
29 May 2013 England v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 International
02 Jun 2013 Brazil v England D 2-2 International
14 Aug 2013 England v Scotland W 3-2 International
06 Sep 2013 England v Moldova W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe Group H
10 Sep 2013 Ukraine v England D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe Group H
11 Oct 2013 England v Montenegro W 4-1 FIFA World Cup Europe Group H
15 Oct 2013 England v Poland W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe Group H
15 Nov 2013 England v Chile L 0-2 International
05 Mar 2014 England v Denmark W 1-0 International
30 May 2014 England v Peru W 3-0 International
04 Jun 2014 Ecuador v England D 2-2 International
24 Jun 2014 Costa Rica v England D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D
08 Sep 2014 Switzerland v England W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group E
09 Oct 2014 England v San Marino W 5-0 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group E
15 Nov 2014 England v Slovenia W 3-1 UEFA European Championship
18 Nov 2014 Scotland v England W 1-3 International


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.