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English footballer Jordan Henderson currently plays as a central midfielder in the England national team besides being the captain of the English Premier League club Liverpool. He started his football journey with Sunderland in 2008, and shortly after, spent a brief period at Coventry City on loan in 2009. Henderson moved to Liverpool in 2011 and became the captain of ‘The Reds’ after the departure of their long-term captain Steven Gerrard in 2015.
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Besides his club career, Jordan made some excellent contribution to the England national team since his first cap in 2010. He also played and captained the English Under-21 team before he became a permanent in the senior team. Henderson represented England in several grand tournaments such as UEFA Euro twice in 2012 and 2016, and in 2014 FIFA World Cup. He played 37 matches till now for the English team since 2010 while appearing in more than 200 matches for Liverpool since his joining in 2011.
Henderson started his footballing journey with the youth academy system of Sunderland at the age of just eight. He then signed his first professional contract with the club on 1st July 2008. Henderson made his first appearance for the club against Chelsea on 1st November 2008 as a substitute. He then made his first start for Sunderland in a League Cup match against Blackburn Rovers. Shortly after, Henderson moved to Championship club Coventry City on loan for a season in January 2009, and made his debut against Derby County. He scored his first senior goal for Coventry against Norwich City on 28th February 2009. Henderson returned to Sunderland after a fracture in his foot in April 2009.
He became a regular at the Sunderland first team in season 2009-10 and a made several Premier League appearances for the club in his debut season. He scored his first professional goal for Sunderland in a League Cup third round match against Birmingham City. He then scored his first Premier League goal against Manchester City on 19th December 2009. Henderson signed a contract extension on 23rd April 2010 which made him stay at the club till 2015. Shortly after, he was named as the Sunderland Young Player of the Year for season 2009-10 and then again for 2010-11 season.
Henderson moved to Liverpool for an estimated transfer fee of £20 million on 9th June 2011. He made his debut for the reds in a Premier League match against his former team Sunderland on that season. He then scored his first goal for the club against Bolton Wanderers at Anfield on 27th August 2011. Henderson was an integral part of the Liverpool squad that won the 2012 League Cup Final against Cardiff City. He then scored his first competitive European goal in a UEFA Europa League match against Udinese on 6th December 2012. Henderson made his 100th appearance for Liverpool against his former club Sunderland on 29th September 2014.
After the departure of Daniel Agger, Henderson was named as the vice-captain of Liverpool, and shortly after, became the captain of the squad in a Premier League match against Stoke City on 29th November 2014. He became the permanent captain of the Liverpool in June 2015 after the departure of their previous captain Steven Gerrard. Henderson then signed a new five-year contract extension with the club on 23rd April 2015 with an estimated weekly salary of £100,000. He earned the Premier League Goal of the Month award for the month of September 2016.
Henderson was selected and then omitted from the English Under-21 squad to play a friendly match against Germany on 11th November 2010. Instead, he was selected for England senior team’s friendly match against France on 17th November 2010. As a replacement of injured Frank Lampard, he was then inducted in the English team that participated in the UEFA Euro 2012 and played his first competitive match against France on that tournament. Henderson was then included in the Roy Hodgson’s 23-man squad of England that participated in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. He played group matches against Italy and Uruguay in the World Cup 2014. Henderson also represented England in the UEFA Euro 2016.
Born in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, Herderson completed his schooling from Farringdon Community Sports College before moving to Sunderland youth academy. As an avid Sunderland fan, Media spotted Henderson attending the 2014 League Cup Final to cheer for the team while being the captain of the Liverpool squad. He was featured in the UK edition cover of FIFA 16 along with the Argentine superstar Lionel Messi. Henderson is currently married to his longtime partner Rebecca Burnett. The couple has two daughters named Elexa and Alba Henderson.
Henderson’s current net worth stands at $32 million which includes $6 Million worth of yearly salary from Liverpool and England national team. Besides his football earning, he currently has $17 Million worth of personal investment. Henderson is a big fan of luxury cars and currently houses 7 cars worth of $2 Million in total. He bought a luxury home few years back in London which currently valued more than $2.5 Million.
Besides winning the Football League Cup with Liverpool in season 2011-12, he helped the reds to become the runner-up of FA Cup in 2011-12 season, Football League Cup in 2015-16 season and UEFA Europa League in 2015-16 season. Besides his club achievements, Henderson received several individual awards till now which are as follows –