Who is Harry Maguire?
Harry Maguire is an English professional footballer who plays as a defender for the England national team and Premier League side Manchester United. He is also the captain of United and is renowned to be a strong and authoritative defender.
Harry Maguire was born on March 5, 1993, in Sheffield, England. He started his youth football career at Sheffield United, where he advanced through the levels and made his first-team debut at the age of 18.
While pursuing his football career, Maguire also received an education. He attended St. Mary’s Catholic High School in Chesterfield and earned a degree in sports science from Sheffield Hallam University.
Maguire began his professional career with Sheffield United, where he progressed through the youth academy and made his first-team debut in 2011. He went on to make over 100 appearances for the club, stabilizing himself as an important player in the team’s defense.
In July 2014, Maguire signed for Hull City, who were playing in the English Premier League at the time. He played a key role in the team’s promotion back to the top flight in the 2015-16 season and also enabled them to reach the 2017 League Cup final, which they lost to Manchester United.
Maguire’s remarkable performances at Hull City reaped him a move to Leicester City in June 2017, for a fee of £17 million, a record transfer fee for a defender at the time. He quickly became a fan favorite at Leicester and helped the team finish in the top half of the Premier League in both of his seasons at the club.
In August 2019, Maguire joined Manchester United in a transfer worth £80 million, another record transfer fee for a defender. He became an instant starter for the team and was appointed the team’s captain in January 2020. Maguire played a crucial role in Manchester United’s third-place finish in the 2019-20 Premier League season and also helped the team reach the final of the Europa League in 2021.
Since the arrival of Erik ten Hag in the 2022-23 season, Maguire lost his starting spot due to his poor form and inconsistencies however he won the Carabao Cup in February 2023 when Manchester United beat Newcastle 2-0 in the final.
Maguire’s first appearance for the England senior team came on 11 October 2017 in a World Cup qualifier against Lithuania. He played the full 90 minutes in a 1-0 victory. He continued to play in England’s remaining World Cup qualifiers, helping the team to secure their place in the 2018 World Cup.
Maguire was also named in the England squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. He played in every minute of England’s seven games in the tournament, helping them to reach the semi-finals where they were beaten by Croatia. Maguire scored his first international goal in the quarter-finals against Sweden, heading in a corner to put England 1-0 up.
Maguire has gone on to be a regular member of the England squad since the World Cup, playing in the UEFA Nations League and European Championship qualifiers. He was also named in the England squad for the 2020 European Championship and played an important role in helping the team reach the final, where they were beaten by Italy. His outstanding performance throughout the tournament earned him a spot in the UEFA Euro 2020 Team of the Tournament.
On November 15th, 2021, Maguire scored the opening goal in a 10–0 victory over San Marino. This made him England’s highest goal-scoring defender in history with seven goals.
He also featured in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar where he made his 50th appearance for England as well. Even though they were knocked out in the quarter-finals after a 2-1 defeat to France, his performances were good enough to make the 2022 FIFA World Cup Team of the Tournament.
The Manchester United defender is currently involved in philanthropic activities and has commenced his charity called “The Harry Maguire Foundation” to support impoverished children and young people in the UK. Outside of football, Maguire enjoys playing golf and is also a keen fan of horse racing.
In August 2020, Maguire was arrested and later found guilty of assault, resisting arrest, and bribery in Greece after a brawl involving him, his friends, and police officers broke out at a bar. However, he pleaded against the verdict, and the conviction was later quashed, with a retrial ordered.
Harry Maguire comes from a footballing family. His father, Alan Maguire, was a semi-professional footballer who played for clubs like Sheffield United, Chesterfield, Rotherham United, and Worksop Town in the lower leagues of English football. His elder brother, Laurence Maguire, is also a professional footballer who currently plays as a central defender for the English League Two club Chesterfield. His other brother, Joe Maguire is also a footballer.
Harry Maguire is married to his long-term girlfriend, Fern Hawkins. The couple got married in June 2021 in a ceremony in Leicestershire, England. They have two daughters together: Lillie Saint Maguire, born in April 2019, and Piper Rose Maguire, born in May 2021.
Maguire’s main home is a luxurious five-bedroom mansion in Cheshire, which he bought in 2019 for £3.5 million. The house has a swimming pool, a cinema room, a gym, and a games room, among other conveniences.
In 2021, Maguire purchased a stunning villa on the Greek island of Mykonos for a reported £4.5 million. The villa features six bedrooms, a gym, an infinity pool, and sensational views of the Aegean Sea.
Maguire also owns a home in his hometown of Mosborough, Sheffield. The property is a four-bedroom detached house with a large garden and a double garage.
As of 2023, Maguire’s net worth is estimated to be around $35 million.
Frequently Asked Questions
How old is Harry Maguire?
Harry Maguire is currency 30 years old (as of 2023). The English footballer was born on 5th March 1993.
Where was Harry Maguire born?
He was born in Sheffield, a city in England.
What is Harry Maguire’s height?
Harry Maguire is one of the best players as far as aerial balls are concerned. He is very good at scoring goals in the air because of his height.
He is 6ft 4in tall.
What Position does Harry Maguire play?
Harry Maguire is a professional Centre-back. He plays as a center-back for the English National Team and also his club side, Manchester United.
Who are Harry Maguire’s parents?
Alan and Zoe Maguire are the parents of Harry Maguire, the Manchester United star.