Facts You Didn't Know about Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
As one of the best players in the Premier League, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has kicked the ball for different clubs such as Southampton, Arsenal, and Liverpool during his professional career.
The 26-year-old made his debut for the senior England team on 26 May 2012 and later he received a surprise call-up to the England squad for UEFA Euro 2012, becoming the second youngest player ever to represent England in the European Championships behind Wayne Rooney. He was also called up for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
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Facts you should know about Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
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Born in Portsmouth, Alex was born in a small family. His mother is named Wendy Oxlade while his father is Mark Chamberlain and he also has a brother named Christian Oxlade Chamberlain.
Mark Chamberlain was the former Stoke City, Portsmouth and England international player, while Alex’s uncle, Neville Chamberlain, was also a professional footballer, as is his younger brother, Christian, who plays for Notts County.
He was young when he attended the independent St John's College in Southsea. He grew up as an Arsenal supporter while he also played rugby union as a scrum half or full back and nearly chose that sport over football when he was offered a trial at London Irish.
However, that was not all for the boy as he also played cricket as a wicketkeeper, bowler and opening batsman with south east Hampshire. He was offered trials as a wicketkeeper batsman with Hampshire, but declined because it conflicted with his youth footballing duties.
It also has to be mentioned that Alex has Afro-Jamaican ancestry on his father’s side while he is of English descent on his mother’s side.
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Oxlade-Chamberlain is 5 ft 8½ inch or 174 cm tall while he weighs 71 kg or 156.5 lbs. He has got black hair and dark brown eyes.
Girlfriend and relationships
Alex Oxlade Chamberlain is neither married nor engaged. In February 2017, Oxlade-Chamberlain was confirmed to be dating singer Perrie Edwards of the girl group “Little Mix” since December 2016.
There is no leaked news about Chamberlain’s previous relationships while Perrie was formerly engaged to Zayn Malik until their 2015 split.
Alex was first linked with singer Perrie Edwards in November 2016 after she was spotted supporting her new boyfriend at the Emirates Stadium in London during Arsenal’s English Premier League fixture.
Subsequently, Alex was spotted in the crowd during Little Mix’s performance at The X Factor final. The public confirmation came in the form of a picture of the new couple kissing in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
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Alex Chamberlain Favorite Things
It would be interesting to know that Alex’s Soccer Icons areThierry Henry, Gianfranco Zola, while his non soccer favorite athlete is Usain Bolt.
The 26-year-old player is a fan of Drake’s concerts and he likes Las Vegas as his travel destination. His favorite TV show is Sons of Anarchy (2008-2014), while he likes Shawshank Redemption as his favorite film.
Surprisingly Chamberlain’s dream Job is to be a singer or rapper. Did you have any idea on that?
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Strengths and Weaknesses
He is well known for his talent at passing, dribbling, speed, acceleration, surging runs through the middle, stamina, mobility and physical presence, while his weaknesses are in tackling, defensive contribution, tactical discipline, and focus.
First of all it has to be said that he is best known for playing as a winger and midfielder for Arsenal and England national teams, while he was referred as Arsenal joker during his time at the club.
Oxlade-Chamberlain joined the Southampton Academy at the age of seven and on 2 March 2010, he made his first-team debut for Southampton, at 16 years 199 days, coming off the bench in a 5–0 victory over Huddersfield Town.
Starring in the game, he became the club's second youngest ever appearance maker behind Theo Walcott. He continued playing for the team and at the beginning of the 2010–11 season, made his first competitive start on 10 August against AFC Bournemouth in the first round of the League Cup.
During the match, he scored the second goal of Southampton's 2–0 victory, which was his first senior goal.
On 20 August 2010, shortly after his 17th birthday, Oxlade-Chamberlain signed his first professional contract lasting for three years.
Chamberlain finished the season with nine goals as Southampton were promoted to the Championship; he was named in the PFA League One Team of the Year for the 2010–11 season.
That was the end for the young player in Southampton as he was subsequently the subject of transfer speculation and in June his father, Mark Chamberlain, stated he was eager for his son to join Arsenal "as soon as possible" to "continue his development".
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Finally on 8 August 2011, Oxlade-Chamberlain signed his contract with Arsenal and joined the Gunners.
It also has to be mentioned that though neither club involved revealed details of the contractual arrangements, press sources indicated that the fee was a £12 million initial payment which could rise to £15 million with "add-ons".
At the end of his first season in the Premier League, Oxlade-Chamberlain was nominated for PFA Young Player of the Year while he was the youngest player on the shortlist and he eventually lost out to Tottenham Hotspur's Kyle Walker, three years his senior.
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Later on 19 December 2012, the club announced that Oxlade-Chamberlain, along with Aaron Ramsey, Kieran Gibbs, Jack Wilshere and Carl Jenkinson, have signed a new long term contract with Arsenal.
Surprisingly, Oxlade-Chamberlain scored his only Premier League goal of the 2012–13 season in a 7–3 home win against Newcastle United.
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On 31 August 2017, Oxlade-Chamberlain signed a five-year contract with Arsenal's Premier League rivals Liverpool for a £35 million fee.
On 25 April 2018, the young player, suffered a serious injury to his knee in the 15th minute of the Champions League semi-final first leg 5–2 victory against Roma, which prevented him playing further during the season, or participating in the World Cup finals.
During the 2018–19 season and on 18 July, Liverpool confirmed that Oxlade-Chamberlain will miss the majority of the season.
Finally on 26 April 2019, Oxlade-Chamberlain made his return as a substitute in Liverpool's 5–0 league win over Huddersfield.
In the beginning of the season and on 22 August, Chamberlain signed an extension to his contract until 2024.
Back to fitness following the extensive rehabilitation, in late October and early November, Oxlade-Chamberlain scored three Champions League goals in the space of two weeks against Genk, as well as a long-range effort against former club Arsenal in the League Cup on 30 October.
He scored his first league goal of the season the following month, slotting home a ball from Jordan Henderson to provide the first in a 3–0 away win over Bournemouth, on 7 December. Exactly two weeks later, on 21 December, Chamberlain started for Liverpool in the FIFA Club World Cup final against Flamengo, playing 75 minutes until he was forced off due to an injury after "falling awkwardly on his ankle"; Klopp later confirmed how Chamberlain will miss the remaining two games of 2019, as he sustained "damage to his ankle ligament".
That was not all for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as he also has done a lot in international scale. He was called up to the England Under-18 squad for the match against Poland which took place on 16 November 2010 at Adams Park.
England won the match 3–0 and Oxlade-Chamberlain played the first 45 minutes before he was substituted.
Not much later he was called up to the England Under-19 squad to face Germany on 8 February 2011, but on 2 February he was promoted into the England under-21 team for a friendly match away to Italy on 8 February.
Oxlade-Chamberlain made his first start for the Under-21s against Azerbaijan on 1 September 2011 and claimed two assists during the game. He also made a brief appearance against Israel on 5 September, coming on in the second half to claim three assists to push England from a 1–0 deficit to a 4–1 comeback victory.
Finally on 16 May 2012, Oxlade-Chamberlain was called up to the 23-man senior England squad for UEFA Euro 2012, to be held in Poland and Ukraine.
On 12 October 2012, Ox scored his first senior international goal, in a 5–0 victory over San Marino. He scored again in the return match against San Marino on 22 March 2013, which England won 8–0.
Almost 2 month later and on 2 June 2013, he scored against Brazil in the official opening of the refurbished Maracanã Stadium, with the match finishing 2–2. He came on as a second-half substitute and scored on a half-volley to bring the score to 1–1.
On 16 May 2018, due to injury Alex was left out of Gareth Southgate's 23-man England national team squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
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Chamberlain's Net worth
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has an estimated net worth over £13.1 million in 2020, including all of his assets and incomes.
He currently receives weekly wage of £120,000 while his annual salary is £6,240,000. As of now, his market value is recorded to be £40 million.
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