Phil Foden is an English-based professional footballer who is a midfielder for the England national team and the Premier League club Manchester City. Phil is considered one of the best young players worldwide.
In 2017, Phil breakthrough into professional football when he earned the FIFA U-17 World Cup Golden Ball award and was also a part of England’s successful Under-17 World Cup campaign. Phil debuted for City that same year and was named BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year in December.
Phil has since made over 100 appearances for the club, winning 9 honors, including becoming the youngest recipient of a Premier League winners’ medal. Further, in 2019, he won a second Premier League, became the club’s youngest-ever goalscorer in the UEFA Champions League, and was the youngest English player to start a match and score in the knockout stages of the competition. In 2021, Phil was named the PFA Young Player of the Year and the Premier League Young Player of the Season.
Phil has represented England at several youth levels and scored 19 goals in 51 youth caps. On 25th August 2020, he was first called up to the senior team, and on 5th September 2020, he made his debut against Iceland in a 1–0 victory in the UEFA Nations League.
Phil Foden Early Life:
Phil was born on 28th May 2000 in Stockport, Greater Manchester. Since childhood, Phil has been a supporter of Manchester City, and at the age of four, he joined the club; In July 2016, he signed his Academy scholarship.
On 6th December 2016, City head coach Pep Guardiola included Phil in the matchday squad for the Champions League group stage match with Celtic, where Phil was an unused substitute in the 1–1 home draw.
Phil Foden Family Background:
Phil was born to Claire and Phil Foden, Snr. The sibling details are still unavailable, though some claim he has a younger sister.
Phil Foden Education:
Phil completed his education privately at St Bede’s College, and the Manchester City club paid his tuition fees.
Phil Foden Physical stats:
Phil stands 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 70 kg. He has an athletic body build, gorgeous greyish hazel eyes, and short dark brown hair. Further, to enhance his charming personality, Phil has a beautiful smile.
Phil Foden Birth Signs:
According to Phil’s birthdate, he falls under the zodiac sign Gemini. Currently, he is 22 years old. Further, his birth flower is the Lily Of The Valley, and his birth element is Air.
Phil Foden Net worth:
Phil’s estimated networth is around $10 million. On 14th October 2022, he signed a 3-year extension to his current contract; he will play with Manchester City until 2027.
Phil has a lavish life; he recently purchased a 5-bedroom house in Prestbury, Cheshire. The property value is estimated to be around $3.4 million. Before buying this property, he lived with his parents in another mansion, reportedly worth around $3.6 million. Phil has a collection of cars like Mercedes, Limousine, Range Rover, Audi Q7, and BMW X5.
Phil Foden Relationship Status:
Phil has been in a relationship with Rebecca Cooke since 2015. They are high school love birds, and the couple is blessed with two children; a boy named Ronnie (born in 2019) and a daughter (born in 2021).
Phil Foden Career:
In July 2017, for the club’s pre-season tour of the United States, Phil was included in Manchester City’s squad, where he performed, impressing everyone in a 0–2 loss to Manchester United, where he also started over Real Madrid in a 4–1 win.
Further, at the start of the 2017–18 season, he made several appearances on the bench, and on 21st November 2017, Phil made his Manchester City debut in a Champions League game against Feyenoord. He became the 4th-youngest English player to appear in the Champions League. On 6th December 2017, he broke the record of Josh McEachran, and at the age of 17 years and 192 days, Phil became the youngest English player to start a UEFA Champions League match. Further, on 20th October 2020, Jude Bellingham, aged 17 years and 113 days, broke Phil’s record and became the youngest Englishman to start a Champions League match. On 16th December 2017, Phil made his Premier League debut as a substitute in a match against Tottenham Hotspur. In March 2018, he broke Kieran Richardson’s record and became the youngest English player to start in a knockout match in the Champions League in a 4–0 win over Basel. Further, on 13th May, he became the youngest player to receive a Premier League winners’ medal. Additionally, in the 2020 edition of their book, Guinness World Records recognized him for this feat.
In the 2018-19 season, Phil scored his 1st senior goal against Oxford United in the 3rd round of the EFL Cup. On 6th January 2019, he also scored his 1st home goal at the Etihad Stadium against Rotherham United in the 3rd round of the FA Cup. On 12th March 2019, Phil scored his 1st Champions League goal against Schalke. His goal also earned him to become Man City’s youngest-ever goalscorer in the Champions League and the youngest English goalscorer to score in the competition’s knockout stages (aged 18 years and 288 days). Further, on 20th April 2019, he scored his 1st Premier League goal in a 1–0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur.
Phil began the 2019-20 season with his 7th honor, winning the FA Community Shield against Liverpool on 4th August 2019 at Wembley Stadium. 6 days later, he made his 1st Premier League appearance of the season as the City beat West Ham United 5–0 at the London Stadium.
On 1st March 2020, Phil started in the EFL Cup Final and claimed his 6th major honor and 8th career trophy as City won against Aston Villa. He was also named man of the match and became the youngest recipient of the Alan Hardaker Trophy. Phil ended the season recording 38 games played, registering 8 goals and 9 assists in overall competitions.
For the 2020-21 season, Phil was named to the UEFA Champions League Squad of the season. He won the Premier League Young Player of the Season and was nominated for the PFA Player of the Year and PFA Young Player of the Year.
Before the Euro 2020 Final, Phil had an injury, which resulted in missing the start of the Premier League campaign. Later, after a few matches, he played and scored 2 assists and won man of the match in the EFL Cup. Phil also received man of the match in a group stage match against Club Brugge KV in the Champions League. Additionally, Phil was awarded man of the match at Brentford.
Phil finished the year scoring 14 goals, including 9 in the Premier League. He won the PFA Young Player of the Year award and the Premier League Young Player of the Season for the 2nd consecutive year. Further, he was nominated for PFA Player of the Year and the 2021–22 Ballon d’Or award.
On 2nd October 2022, Phil scored his 1st career hat-trick against Manchester United in a 6–3 home win.
In May 2017, at the final of the 2017 UEFA European Under-17 Championship, Phil played as England under-17s and suffered a penalty shoot-out defeat at the hands of Spain.
That same year, in October, he again scored in the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup final against Spain. He got media attention worldwide, and England won the competition. Phil was named the best player in the tournament. Further, he won the FIFA U-17 World Cup Golden Ball award.
On 27th May 2019, for the 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, Phil was included in England’s 23-man squad, where he scored an impressive goal in the opening 2–1 defeat to France in Cesena.
On 25th August 2020, Gareth Southgate named Phil to the England senior squad for the 1st time. On 5th September 2020, in the UEFA Nations League tournament, he made his international debut against Iceland in a 1–0 away victory. On 18th November 2020, Phil scored his 1st and 2nd goals for England against Iceland at Wembley Stadium during a UEFA Nations League match.
On 1st June 2021, Phil was named to the 26-man list for the rescheduled UEFA Euro 2020. Later, he joined the squad because he participated in that year’s UEFA Champions League Final.
On 10th November 2022, for England’s 2022 FIFA World Cup campaign in Qatar, Phil was included in the 26-man squad. On 29th November, he scored England’s 2nd goal in a 3-0 win against Wales.
Phil Foden Social Appearance:
Phil has a massive fan following; on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and TikTok, he has around 6.6M, 1.2M, 8.2M, and 3.6M followers, respectively. He has many videos, shorts, and pictures on all these profiles. He has shared every living moment on these profiles and regularly posts to keep his fans updated.
Phil Foden is a born star, and with his childhood passion for sports, he is today one of the youngest players to achieve success. We wish him for his professional and personal life.