James Milner


Date of Birth

James Milner

James Milner joined Albion in June 2023, after the expiry of his contract with Liverpool.

The versatile midfielder arrived after eight years with the Reds, during which time he won the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup, European Super Cup and Club World Cup.

Milner began his career with Leeds United, making 54 appearances for the Whites before joining Newcastle in 2005.

A move to Aston Villa followed in 2008, before a transfer to Manchester City two years later. There he was a regular and won all the domestic honours – Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup and Community Shield – during his five years at the Etihad, which included a first top-flight title for City in 44 years.

James headed to Anfield in 2015, where he would enjoy just as much success with the addition of a Champions League trophy, which Jurgen Klopp’s team won in 2019.

On the international stage, the versatile midfielder made 61 appearances for England, playing at the 2010 and 2014 World Cups as well as the 2012 and 2016 Euros.

Ahead of the 2023/24 season, he was third in the all-time Premier League appearance makers with 619, behind Gareth Barry (652) and Ryan Giggs (632). He surpassed Giggs' number of appearances in January 2024, finishing the 2023/24 season with 634 Premier League appearances.

James had his contract extended at the end of the 2023/24 season for another year.