- Full Name
- James Maddison
- Date of Birth
- 23 November 1996
- 5'9" (175cm)
- 11st 7lbs (73kg)
- Professional Debut
- 13 August 2014
Maddison joined Leicester City in June 2018 after a successful 2017/18 campaign at Norwich City, in which he scored 15 goals and was included in the PFA’s Championship Team of the Year, having created more chances than any other player in the division.
The England Under-21 international, who plays in attacking midfield, made his professional debut in 2014 and has established a reputation as a creative presence with an eye for goal.
Born in Coventry, Maddison started his career with the Sky Blues as an Academy graduate, making his debut in 2014 in a League Cup defeat to Cardiff City.
His importance at Coventry City grew throughout the 2014/15 season as the club finished 17th. The attacking midfielder wore the no.10 shirt during the 2015/16 campaign, scoring two goals for the club before signing for Norwich City in February and returning to Coventry on loan for the remainder of the season.
Maddison joined Norwich City on a three-and-a-half-year contract in February 2016 but did not make his debut until a year later after loan spells at Coventry City and Aberdeen.
During his half-season spell at Aberdeen the attacking midfielder played 17 times for The Dons in all competitions.
Perhaps his finest moment for the club came when Maddison scored a spectacular long range free kick in the final minute to secure a 2-1 victory over Rangers at the Pittodrie Stadium.
After returning to Norwich in January 2017 and scoring on his debut in a 3-1 defeat to Preston North End, Maddison played an important role throughout the rest of the season as the Canaries finished eighth in the Championship.
The midfielder’s most influential season to date came in 2017/18 in which the Englishman scored 15 goals and registered eight assists. Maddison received his first call up to the England Under-21 squad in 2017 and made his debut against Ukraine in November.
Maddison's stock continued to climb in his maiden season at Leicester City, scoring a fantastic free-kick against Huddersfield Town and a memorable volley against Watford as well as earning a first-ever call-up to the England senior squad.
He finished his debut Premier League campaign with 14 goal contributions, and was named City's Young Player of the Season at the End of Season Dinner.
On 14 November, 2019, meanwhile, Maddison's excellent start to the 2019/20 season was rewarded with a senior international debut from the bench in England's 7-0 win over Montenegro at Wembley Stadium.