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English Footballer Adam Lallana currently plays for the England national football team besides appearing for the Premier League club Liverpool as an attacking midfielder. He started his footballing journey with Bournemouth as a child-talent and later transferred to Southampton in 2000. He took an intensive training at the Southampton youth academy and made his debut as a professional footballer in 2006. Lallana was transferred from Southampton to Bournemouth on loan for a brief period followed by his debut for the first team of Southampton in 2007.
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During his time in Southampton, the club has achieved two promotions from League One to the English Premier League. Lallana, for his talent and leadership quality, was named as the captain of the Southampton club in 2012. After spending nearly a decade in the club, he joined one of the Premier League champions Liverpool in July 2014 for an estimated transfer fee of £25 million. Besides his club career, Lallana made his England debut in 2013 and till now has earned more than 30 caps. He represented the national team in the 2014 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2016.
Just like his father, Lallana grew up as an avid supporter of Everton. He joined the Bournemouth Centre of Excellence for youth program during his childhood days. He then spotted by a scout of Southampton and moved to Saints Academy as a 12-year-old child soccer talent in September 2000. Southampton first paid £3,000 compensation to Bournemouth for him, and then again £5,000 when he signed Scholarship program followed by £10,000 when he signed his first professional contract. Lallana was an integral part of the Southampton youth squad which reached the semi-finals of FA Youth Cup twice consecutively, in 2005 and then again in 2006.
Lallana was inducted in the 23-men first squad of Southampton in July 2006 followed by his first-team debut in a League Cup match against Yeovil Town on 23rd August 2006. He signed a three-year contract extension with the club on 31st October 2006. Lallana scored his first professional goal for the club in a Championship match against West Bromwich Albion on 28th April 2008. Due to his amazing performance in season 2007-08, Lallana became a regular for the club in season 2008-09. He signed a new contract extension on 29th August 2008 which made him stay in the club till 2011. He then signed another extension on 7th January 2011 which would expire in the summer of 2015.
Lallana made his 150th start for Southampton against their South Coast rival Portsmouth. He was first named as the captain of the Southampton team in a Premiere League match against then Premier League winner Manchester City on the opening day of the 2012–13 season. Lallana scored his first Premier League goal in an away match against West Ham United. Shortly after, he signed another five-year contract extension with the club in 11th April 2013. Due to his marvelous performance for the club, Lallana achieved both the Southampton Players’ Player award and Fans’ Player of the year award on 6th May 2014.
Lallana signed a contract with Liverpool shortly after the English team came back attending the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He was handed the Number-20 jersey and made his debut as a substitute of Raheem Sterling in a match against Aston Villa on 13th September 2014. Lallana scored his first goal for Liverpool against West Bromwich Albion on 4th October 2014. He scored a crucial goal in the FA Cup Fifth Round match against Crystal Palace on 14th February 2015. Lallana was nominated in the Football Manager Team of the Decade at the Football League Awards on 19th April 2015. He scored in the Europa League match against Bordeaux at the Stade Chaban-Delmas on 17th September 2015.
Lallana was first called up for the English senior team on 10th September 2012 for a 2014 World Cup qualifying match against Ukraine, but remained unused. He made his debut in a friendly match against Chile at Wembley Stadium on 15th November 2013. Lallana was included in the 23-man English squad to represent in the 2014 FIFA World Cup on 12th May 2014, and made his competitive debut in the World Cup group stage match against Italy on 14th June. He scored his first goal for England in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Slovakia at Štadión Antona Malatinského on 4th September 2016. Followed by his amazing performance for the team in 2016, he achieved the England Player of the Year Award on 30th January 2017.
Born in St Albans in Hertfordshire, Adam Lallana and his family later moved to the Iford area of Bournemouth. He completed his schooling from Corpus Christi School and St Peter’s Catholic Comprehensive School. After seven years of dating and intense romance, Lallana married his fiancée Emily Jubb on 24th December 2013. The couple has two sons together, Arthur and Albie. Arthur Michael was born on 26th September 2012 and the youngest son Albie George was born on 3rd June 2015.
Lallana’s current net worth stands at $19 Million USD which includes the recent Liverpool yearly salary of nearly $2 Million. Besides his salary, he also has an estimated $9 Million worth of personal investments. As an avid automobile fan, Lallana currently owns 4 luxury cars which are valued at nearly $1 Million. His net worth witnessed nearly 120% upsurge during the last few years. Besides his professional career as a footballer, Lallana promoted the Autumn/Winter collection of the French Connection as their lead model in 2014. Esquire Magazine later published an amazing photo-shoot of him for the French Connection fashion house.
Lallana achieved the Football League Trophy with Southampton in season 2009-10. Besides helping his former club Southampton to become the runner-up of Football League One in season 2010-11 and Football League Championship in season 2011-12, Lallana achieved several individual awards for his amazing skill and mind blowing performance. Some of the most notable awards that he received till now are as follows –