James Milner's contract, wife, net worth, age, stats, awards

James Milner's contract, wife, net worth, age, stats, awards

Ciku Njuguna
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:02 PM

James Milner is one of the oldest football players actively playing in a major league with over 250 appearances at Liverpool. Explore with us and learn more about James Milner’s contract, age, family, stats, awards and achievements.

James Milner's awards
Liverpool's midfielder, Milner, celebrates with the 2022 Emirates FA Cup trophy after his team's victory in the FA Cup Final match against Chelsea at Wembley in London, England. Photo by Marc Atkins.
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Milner has distinguished himself as one of the most phenomenal football players throughout his career. During the entire 2016/17 season, he impressed countless fans when he became Liverpool's first-choice midfielder all season.

So, dig in and discover more about one of the oldest football players defying all odds to become one of the best midfielders in the world.

Profile summary

  • Full name: James Philip Milner
  • Nickname: Milly, Millie
  • Gender: Male
  • Date of birth: 4 January 1986
  • Age: 36 years old (as of May 2022)
  • Zodiac sign: Capricorn
  • Place of birth: Wortley, Leeds, England
  • Nationality: English
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Height in feet: 5'7"
  • Height in centimetres: 175
  • Weight in pounds: 154.3
  • Weight in kilograms: 70
  • Hair colour: Light Brown
  • Eye colour: Blue
  • Mother: Lesley Milner
  • Father: Peter Milner
  • Relationship status: Married
  • Wife: Amy Fletcher
  • Children: 2
  • Profession: Professional football player
  • Position(s): Central midfield
  • Current team: Liverpool FC
  • Net worth: $9 million
  • Current market value: $2.0 million
  • Highest market value: $21.8 million
  • Instagram: @jamesmilnerofficial
  • Twitter: @James Milner

James Milner’s biography

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Milner gestures to fans as he celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the 2016 EPL match between Swansea City and Liverpool at Liberty Stadium in Swansea, Wales. Photo by Julian Finney.
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Where is James Milner from? He was born in Wortley in Leeds, England, on the 4th of January 1986. Milner kept busy playing football and cricket with encouragement from his parents, Lesley and Peter, and PE educators throughout his childhood.

James Milner’s age

So, how old is he? The three-time Premier League Champion is 36 years old as of May 2022. His Zodiac sign is Capricorn.

James Milner’s wife

Milner is married to English writer, makeup, and hairstylist Amy Fletcher. Based on her IMDb profile, she has received credits for Baby Blues, A mind of her Own, Rough and Ready, Countdown, No Angles, The love Doctor and A Very Bogan Christmas. The couple has two children together, a son and a daughter.

Where did James Milner start his career?

Milly's football journey, which started in primary school decades ago, is still ongoing. So, which teams has James Milner played for? After leaving Leeds, he played for not only England's national under-16, under-17, under-21, and senior teams, but also Newcastle, Swindon Town, Aston Villa, Manchester City, and Liverpool FC.

International football career

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James goes for a header against Chelsea's Marcos Alonso during the 2022 FA Cup final match at Wembley Stadium in London, England. Photo by Robin Jones.
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In 2001, he debuted in the English national football under-16 team at 15. Following his splendid performances representing the country, he received call ups in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2009 and 2016, to the under-17, under-19, under-20, under-21, and senior teams.

Who played the most games in the Premier League?

Although many may argue that Milly is one of the oldest football players still playing in 2022, he is still one of the youngest to appear in over 500 matches in the Premier League. At 36 years, at the time of writing, he has consistently produced terrific performances compared to younger soccer players. As of May 2022, he had clocked in over 800 football appearances in more than twenty years.

How many times has James Milner won the Premier League?

According to his official Premier League profile, the three-time Premier League Champion has made over 500 appearances in the EPL with 55 goals and 86 assists. When asked about Milly's age, Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp told the Guardian,

"It’s difficult to be fitter than Milly. He’s a role model. I have told him. I could tell the whole world – nothing we have achieved in the last few years would have happened without James Milner. it’s as easy as that."
James Milner's age
Coach Jurgen Klopp embraces James following the Reds' victory during the 2022 UEFA Champions League match against Villarreal in Castellon, Spain. Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates.
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James Milner’s contract

Is James Milner leaving Liverpool? According to Transfermarkt, Millie's contract expires on the 30th of June, 2022. Although there is considerable doubt whether Liverpool will renew his contract, he has demonstrated publicly his ability to outshine younger football players on the pitch.

Is Milner a Premier League legend?

We have used the most recent publications, including the Premier League official website, Lfchistory and Transfermarkt, to compile this detailed list of Millie's stats. But first, let us look at a summary of his stats.

James Milner’s stats

  • Caps: 61
  • National team goals and assists: 1 goal and 6 assists
  • EPL appearances: 586
  • EPL goals and assists: 55 goals and 86 assists
  • Total goals and assists: 85 goals and 134 assists
  • UEFA Champions League passing accuracy: 57.5%
  • UEFA Champions League passing completion: 73.88%
  • Games/assists ratio: 6.65
  • Win ratio: 62.94%

James Milner’s awards

Here is a list of some of Milner's trophies and titles in the Premier League and Champions League.

  • FIFA Club World Cup winner 2019
  • English Premier League Champion 2020, 2014, 2012
  • Champions League winner 2019
  • English FA Cup winner 2011
  • English League Cup winner 2022, 2014
  • UEFA Super Cup winner 2019
  • English Super Cup winner 2013
  • UEFA Intertoto Cup winner 2006
  • FA Community Shield winner 2012
  • EFL Cup winner 2022, 2012
  • PFA Young Player of the Year 2010
James Milner's stats
Liverpool's prolific midfielder takes a penalty in a shootout during the 2022 FA Cup Final match against Chelsea at Wembley Stadium in London, England. Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista.
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James Milner’s net worth

Milner's net worth is valued at $9 million according to Celebritynetworth as of 2022. While he may not be the richest footballer in England compared to his older counterparts, such as David Beckham and Wayne Rooney, he is still ranked highly among the most wealthy footballers in the world.

What is James Milner's salary? According to Spotrac, Millie signed a $26,600,000 worth contract with Liverpool. He receives an average annual salary of $8,880,000 from the club.

James Milner’s house

Although the Reds midfielder keeps his personal life private, he gave his fans a glimpse of his home in a series of hilarious tweets during his time in self-isolation. One of the four tweets showed him cleaning gravel on his driveway. In another, he was seen cutting his lawn with scissors and a ruler, while another showed him creating the ultimate football team from household items.

Milly has proved himself as one of the game's greatest players, bringing the squad joy, laughter, skill and experience. But, sadly, the expiry of James Milner’s contract with Liverpool may be the end of an era for one of England's best footballers.

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Ciku Njuguna is a journalist with 3 year’s experience in content creation based in Kenya. She currently covers sports personnel as well as team biographies.