Phil Foden is gradually becoming a dream star for Manchester City and indeed the England national football team. The 20-year-old English center-midfielder has been unstoppable since he broke into the game of football as an under-17 star.
In recent times, the England international has been unstoppable for Manchester City, scoring goals and assisting his teammates to score vital goals that have taken Manchester City to the top of the league table so far in the 2020-2021 season.
How Phil Foden became a football superstar
Phil Foden who was born in Stockport, England on 28 May 2000, started his football development at Manchester City football academy. He was so good at the academy that he was among the bunch of kids that were selected to represent England in the FIFA under-17 World Cup held in India in 2017.
While in the competition, Foden became extraordinary and led England to win the tournament. At the end of the tournament, the youngster won the competition’s Golden Ball award.
Due to his performance at the 2017 FIFA Under-17 World Cup, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) gave him the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year award.
In that same year, he gained promotion to Manchester City senior team and made several appearances off the bench. But it was until the 2017-2018 season that he made his big break when Pep Guardiola gave him his first opportunity to start a Champions League match aged 17 years and 192 days.
The match which was against Shakhtar Donetsk and ended in a 2-1 defeat against City, made Phil Foden the youngest English player to start a UEFA Champions League game.
In the 2017-2018 season, Pep Guardiola gave the youngster his first Premier League appearance against Tottenham Hotspur. He was introduced in the 83rd minute of the game which ended 4-1 in favor of City.
At the end of the 2017-2018 season, he won the Guinness Book of record as the youngest ever player to win the Premier League winner’s medal.
In the 2018-2019 season, Phil Foden continued his growth by winning his second Premier League title with City and also became the youngest player of the club to score in a UEFA Champions League game.
More so, the England international ended the season as the youngest-ever English player to start and score in the UEFA Champions League knock-out stage.
Since he gained promotion into the senior team of Manchester City in July 2017, Phil Foden has made 107 appearances, scoring 26 goals and providing 18 assists.
On September 5, 2020, Phil Foden earned his first call-up to England national team. Since then, he has made three appearances and has scored two goals for the Three Lions.
Phil Foden’s Net Worth
Though Phil Foden has been with Manchester City since he was a kid, he landed his first professional career in December 2018. He signed a 6-year contract with City which will keep him tied to the club until 2024.
The contract reportedly earns him 1.4 Million Pound per year. This means that the 20-year-old England international earns £30,000-per-week at the club.
It was reported that his weekly wage could rise to £75,000 due to clauses attached to the deal. The contract also gives him the privilege of earning a bonus worth £9,000 per game.
It also seems that the football star has an endorsement deal with the famous sportswear-making company, Nike but the financial implication of the deal has not been made public.
Based on his lucrative contract with Manchester City, the net worth of Phil Foden could be estimated to be around £6 million after-tax.
According to a transfer market site, his current market value is placed as high as €60 million due to his performance for Manchester City since the commencement of the 2020-2021 season.
As of the time of publishing this report, Foden has scored a total of 11 goals and provided 6 assists in 33 games in all competitions for Manchester City this season.
Foden and his family
One interesting fact about Phil Foden outside football is the fact that he became a father of a bouncing baby boy, Ronnie when he was just 18-year-old.
He has the child through his childhood lover, Rebecca Cooke who has been dating the footballer long before he broke into Manchester City senior team.
The birth of the boy in January 2019 has not stopped the two lovebirds from continuing their love affairs and reports are claiming that Phil Foden and Rebecca Cooke are planning to get married.
Luckily for the youngster, his father Phil Foden Sr. and his mother, Claire Foden agreed to help the young lovers to raise the child while he concentrated on his football career.
In appreciation of their effort in supporting him during his trying time, Phil Foden reportedly bought his parents a house in Manchester which reportedly worth £2 million.