September 5, 1993 (30)
Patrick Bamford is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club Leeds United and the England national team. Known for his technical skills and finishing ability, Bamford began his senior career at Nottingham Forest before moving to Chelsea, where he was loaned to several clubs. His breakthrough came at Middlesbrough, leading to a permanent move to Leeds United in 2018. At Leeds, Bamford played a pivotal role in their promotion to the Premier League in the 2019-2020 season and has since established himself as a key player in the top flight.
Bamford’s career has been marked by significant achievements and roles. At Leeds United, he became a crucial figure in the team’s attacking lineup, contributing significantly to their promotion to the Premier League. His performance in the 2020-2021 Premier League season was particularly noteworthy, where he scored 17 goals, aiding Leeds United in securing a commendable position in their first season back in the top tier. Prior to Leeds, his time at Middlesbrough was also successful, where he won the Championship Player of the Year award in the 2014-2015 season.
Throughout his career, Bamford has collaborated with influential figures in football. At Leeds United, he has developed a strong partnership with manager Marcelo Bielsa, whose coaching has been instrumental in refining Bamford’s skills and tactics. On the field, his synergy with teammates such as Kalvin Phillips, Jack Harrison, and Rodrigo Moreno has been vital for Leeds United’s attacking prowess. Internationally, Bamford made his debut for the England national team in 2021, playing alongside established players like Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling.