Monday, April 30, 2012

James Milner, the professional footballer of England

Philip James Milner or known by the name of James Milner is an English footballer who plays as a winger or midfielder for the England national team and club Manchester City, who was born on January 4, 1986 in Wortley, Leeds, England. He played football in most of his childhood to Westbrook Lane Primary School in Horsforth and then trained to become a professional footballer by Rawdon coach who recognizes his talent. Milner then played for several tournaments including Rawdon Meadows, and he scored 4 goals in the final victory. Besides looking in football, Milner also played cricket for Yorkshire Schools. Milner took most of it to play football and become one of the Leeds United supporters club from a young age. When 10-year-old Milner joined the Leeds United Academy and he started playing with the club including against Manchester United. Milner continued to improve his ability and made it into English national team for the U-15 and U-17. In the summer of 2002 Nationwide, Milner helped the England Under-17 against Italy, the Czech Republic and scored their second goal against Brazil. Milner with Leeds United debut in full when the game against West Ham on 10 November 2002 as a substitute in the last six minutes. He became the second youngest player in the Premier League at the age of 16 years 356 days and scored the winning goal against Sunderland. He scored again against Chelsea with a curving shot into the net from 18 meters. He won praise from many circles even than Chelsea coach at the time. Milner signed a contract for the next five years on February 10, 2003 and the 2003-2004 season he was sent on loan to gain experience to several clubs such as Swindon and scored a goal against Peterborough, as well as Luton club on loan. Due to financial problems and relegation to lower divisions experienced by Leeds then forced Milner sold to Newcastle with the price of the initial transfer of £ 3,600,000 and the contract was approved in July 2004 for 5 years. Milner made his first appearance for Newcastle during pre-season tour in Asia and the first scored against Kitcheee in Hong Kong. The first debut in the Premier League against Middlesbrough on August 18, 2004 where he played as a right winger who is a position that has not been done before. Milner also played in the UEFA Cup as a substitute against Bnei Sakhnin as from Israel and in the same month he scored against West Bromwich. Milner different conditions experienced by the turn of the coach at Newcastle, he started 13 league games but not in full up to the month of April 2005 and at the end of the season he made 41 appearances and scored 1 goal. Milner scored for Newcastle in the 2005-2006 season against FK ZTS Dudnica Intertoto Cup and in the next round against Deportivo La Coruna. In the rest of the season he was loaned to the club Aston Villa. Milner made his debut for Villa on 12 September 2005 in a major league game against West Ham and five days later scored for Villa against Tottenham. During play the club on loan to Villa, Milner stated that he wanted to become a permanent player for the club. The opportunity is open when the property was taken over by billionaire Villa America and the club to raise your bid on August 30, 2005 amounting to £ 4,000,000, but the offer failed. Milner returned to Newcastle in the 2006-2007 season and became the starter throughout the season. Newcastle made a bad start in the Premier League but Milner plays a key role for the club in the UEFA Cup group stage. He scored his first goal on January 1, 2007 in a draw against Manchester United. Milner signed an agreement with Newcastle for 4 years in May and even become part of the club until 2011. In late October 2007, he scored 500 appearances for Newcastle in the Premier League and won praise from the manager. In the season 9 Milner also had to sit out the match end of the season with a knee injury. Milner returned to Aston Villa and signed a contract for 4 years with a value of £ 12 million. He made his debut start for Villa on August 31, 2008 as a substitute against Liverpool and scored his first goal against Gilingham in Priesfield Stadium in the FA Cup third round on January 4, 2009. Milner made an impressive appearance against Sunderland on January 17, 2009, then against Everton, Blackburn and become a full England squad. On May 19, 2010, Manchester City made an offer for Milner for £ 20 million but was rejected when Milner on July 22, 2010 indicates his desire to leave Villa. On August 17, 2010, has been reported that Aston Villa agreed a deal with Manchester City transfer to Milner with a value of £ 24 million, including an exchange with a player who is worth £ 8 million. Milner initial debut at Manchester City on August 23, 2010 against Liverpool and scored competitively in the FA Cup third round match at Leicester City. During the Champions League against Napoili, he played as right back after it purchased Manchester City. Milner's career with the England national team when it entered at the U-15 and U-17, then he was promoted to U-21 and called to the 2003 World Youth Championship including lectures against Sweden on March 30, 2004. Milner's first goal for England U-21 in the 2004-2005 season in qualifying for the UEFA European U-21 in 2007 against Wales. Later he scored in qualifying play-off stage of U-21 European Championship in 2007. In June, Milner played for England at the 2007 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship and also played in all matches against the Netherlands in the semi-finals. Milner scored 2 goals. He was included in the England Under-21 squad in a friendly against Romania, a month later when he plays against Montenegro. In October 2007, Milner scored the third goal for England in the victory against the Republic of Ireland. [read more]