- Full Name
- Harry Maguire
- Date of Birth
- 5 March 1993
- 6'4" (194cm)
- 15st 10lbs (100kg)
- Leicester Debut
- 6 August 2013
Harry Maguire signed a five-year contract at Leicester City after joining from Hull City for an undisclosed fee in June 2017.
The 24-year-old centre back is a product of Sheffield United's youth system and has enjoyed a steady rise to prominence since his debut for the Blades in 2011.
Despite coming on as a second half substitute that day, Maguire was presented with the Man of the Match award at full-time. His true breakthrough, however, came at an inauspicious time for the south Yorkshire club. Sheffield United were eventually relegated to Sky Bet League 1.
The following season would pay witness to Maguire’s first full campaign in senior football, an indication for what was to come. By the end of 2011/12, the 6ft 2in defender had been presented with the in-house Player and Young Player of the Season awards.
After Maguire cemented his place in the United line-up, a move to Hull soon presented itself in the summer of 2014. Following a brief loan spell with Wigan Athletic, he returned to the KCOM Stadium in time for the 2015/16 campaign in the Sky Bet Championship.
It wouldn’t be long before Steve Bruce, the Tigers manager at the time, would come to rely on the mountainous centre back as they strove for an instant return to the Premier League.
A Play-Off Final success over Sheffield Wednesday at Wembley eventually handed Hull another shot at life in the top flight. While the East Yorkshire outfit initially struggled to adapt to life back in the Premier League, Maguire’s performances regularly attracted praise from opposition managers.
Marco Silva, the Tigers boss at the time, eventually handed Maguire the captain’s armband in April for a 4-2 victory over Middlesbrough, a match which saw the one-time England Under-21 international score his first top division goal.
Overall, he made 36 appearances, scoring thrice. It was a landmark year for Maguire and one which put him firmly in the discourse for a potential call-up for England's seniors.