Harry Maguire

Harry Maguire

A powerful ball-playing centre back who has become a key player for LCFC and England.
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Full Name
Harry Maguire
Date of Birth
5 March 1993
6'4" (194cm)
14st 2lbs (90kg)
Professional Debut
9 August 2011
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Harry Maguire signed a five-year contract at Leicester City after joining from Hull City for an undisclosed fee in June 2017.

The 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.

After a fine start to 2017/18, Harry, who scored on his first appearance at King Power Stadium against Brighton & Hove Albion, was selected for England by Gareth Southgate, making his debut in a World Cup qualifying win over Lithuania in October 2017.

A superb season resulted in him winning both City's Player of the Season and Players' Player of the Season awards after playing every minute of every top flight game. 

As a result, he was named in England's 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, playing in every game as they reached the semi-finals.

The highlight for Maguire was undoubtedly his magnificent header against Sweden, a goal which helped them into the last-four.

In September 2018, Leicester confirmed that Maguire had signed a new contract, keeping him at King Power Stadium until June 2023.

Maguire's eye for goal also continued in the 2018/19 campaign, scoring from distance in City's 2-1 win at Southampton before heading home against Newcastle at St James' Park.

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