March 5, 1993 (30)
Harry Maguire is an English professional footballer who plays as a center-back for Manchester United and the England national team. He began his professional career at Sheffield United before moving to Hull City in 2014. He quickly established himself as a key player for Hull, and earned a move to Leicester City in 2017. Maguire’s performances for Leicester earned him a high-profile transfer to Manchester United in August 2019, where he became the most expensive defender in history at the time. He has also been a regular member of the England national team since 2017, and has captained the team on several occasions. Maguire is known for his physicality, aerial ability, and leadership skills on the field.
Harry Maguire, the robust central defender for Manchester United and the England national team, has partnered with some of the most esteemed figures in football. His journey started at Sheffield United, where he worked under the tutelage of then-manager Danny Wilson from 2011 to 2013, learning the ropes of professional football. In 2014, Maguire transferred to Hull City and teamed up with Steve Bruce, a legend in his own right as a former Manchester United captain. At Hull City, Maguire sharpened his defensive skills, marking a significant upward trajectory in his career.
In 2017, Maguire’s strong performance caught the attention of Leicester City, where he played under Brendan Rodgers and received widespread praise for his performances. His spell at Leicester proved to be the springboard for a big-money move to Manchester United in 2019, where he has since linked up with managers Ole Gunnar Solskjær and, most recently, Ralf Rangnick.
The second phase of Harry Maguire’s career saw him receive numerous distinctions. In the 2017-2018 season, he was named Leicester City’s Player of the Season and also received the Players’ Player of the Season award. These recognitions played a part in propelling him to Manchester United, where he was handed the captain’s armband in 2020, signifying the level of trust and respect he’d earned within the club. Moreover, his performances on the international stage have not gone unnoticed either. In 2018, he was part of the England squad that reached the semi-finals of the FIFA World Cup, and he reprised this feat in 2021 by reaching the UEFA European Championship final, marking notable milestones in his career.