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A detailed look at Mason Greenwood biography including his general information, life story, style of play and career statistics.

Mason Greenwood is a professional player who is currently playing for Manchester United Football club and England National team. Over the past few seasons Greenwood has established himself as one of the most promising talents in European football.

A graduate of

Manchester United

famous academy, Greenwood made a name for himself after his impressive performances for United's B team. Greenwood scored 16 goals in 18 games in his sole season at Manchester United's U18 side. His contribution was key to the team's title-winning campaign at the Premier League North competition.

Greenwood's biggest breakthrough came at the summer of 2019 as he was promoted to Manchester's senior team.  The versatile youngster wasted no time to prove his quality among some of the world's best players. Greenwood scored 10 goals in his first Premier League debut season and his performances was praised by fans and critics.

At 20 years of age, Mason Greenwood is considered among the most wanted youngsters in the football world. It has been a while since Manchester United's academy had produced such a promising talent. In total, Greenwood has scored 3 goals and has provided 3 assists in 21 matches so far into the 20-21 season. Stay tuned to read more about

Mason Greenwood biography

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All You Need to Know about Mason Greenwood Biography

In the following article, we will have a look at Mason Greenwood biography which includes his career and personal life. We will go deep into every aspect of his personal and professional life to see why he is considered as one of the best forwards in the football world.

Mason Greenwood Information

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Mason Greenwood Bio

  • Full Name:

    Mason Greenwood

  • Nickname:

    Ji Masun

  • Profession:

    Professional Footballer

Mason Greenwood Physical Stats

  • Weight:

    73 Kg

  • Height:

    1.81 m (6 ft.0 in)

  • Eye Color: 

    Brown

  • Hair Color: 

    Black

Mason Greenwood Football Information

  • Position:

    Forward

  • Jersey Number:

    11 at Manchester United

  • Professional Debut:

    2019

Mason Greenwood Date of Birth and Personal Info

  • Date of Birth:

     October 1, 2001

  • Birth Place:

    Bradford, England

  • Zodiac Sign:

     Libra

  • Nationality:

    English

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Mason Greenwood Early Life

In this section of our article about

Mason Greenwood biography

we will present you with the most interesting facts about Mason Greenwood childhood and his family background to see where he took his first steps as an amateur footballer.

Mason Greenwood date of birth is at October 1, 1996. It is interesting that Mason Greenwood shares his birthday with legendary former

AC Milan

forward and the first African Ballon d'Or winner, George Weah who is also born on the first day of October.

Greenwood was born in Bradford, England to Andrew and Melanie Hamilton, who were both football fan and their son on the early stages of their footballing journey. Mason Greenwood nationality is English, but he has strong Jamaican roots from his paternal side.

Mason Greenwood's father was an amateur footballer in his youth but had to change his career because of financial problems. That, of course did not stop him from following his passion as he used to take his son to the stadiums and together they witnessed some of the most historic games of English football history.

Mason talked about his childhood memories with his father and the impact of seeing the games from the stands at Wembley stadium:

“I have been to Wembley, I think it was

Chelsea

against United in a cup game [the Community Shield]. I remember going there with my uncle and my dad and it was great seeing the crowd and seeing united win. I’ve finally played a game and scored for United myself, which is amazing.”

Mason Greenwood took his first steps as a footballer at Bradford's Idle Juniors academy at the age of six. He impressed his coaches' right from the start. According to his coaches at the time, He was so good that they had no choice but to play him with boys much older than himself.

Greenwood's ability to score freely was apparent from the early stages of his amateur career. In one of his most famous games at the academy, Greenwood scored all of his team's 16 goals.

The young forward rose through Manchester United's academy ranks and was at the top of his game when he reached the U-18 team. In his only season with the B team, Greenwood scored 16 goals in 18 appearances and helped his team to win the Premier League North. The following season, Greenwood was called up to United's senior side and started his professional career.

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Mason Greenwood Profile

In This part of the article, we will concentrate on Mason Greenwood profile which includes Mason Greenwood style of play, goal celebration and the reception he has got from media, fans and his colleagues.

Mason Greenwood started his professional career at the 2018-19 season with Manchester United's first team. He made his debut as a substitute in Manchester's

Champions League

game against PSG (March 2019). By playing in that game, Greenwood became only the second youngest to represent the Red Devils in Europe after Whiteside.

Greenwood continued to break records in his debut season. He became the youngest ever Premier League starter on the final day of 2018-19 season against Cardiff City. He was 17 years and 223 days old.  

In September of the same year, Greenwood reached another milestone by becoming the youngest Manchester United's goal scorer in European competition. His historic goal was scored against Astana when Greenwood was 17 years and 353 days old. He also became the first player born in the 21st century to score for the Red Devils.

In March of 2019, Greenwood scored his fifth European goal for Manchester United in a 5–0 win over LASK. With the goal, He broke yet another record and became the first teenager to score at least 5 goals in a single European campaign for Manchester United.

Soon after that he scored against Aston villa, which made him the fourth player aged below 19 to score in three consecutive Premier League appearances. Francis Jeffers was the last player with such a feat when he did it for Everton in 1999.

In total, Mason Greenwood contributed a lot to Manchester United's quest of a UCL spot, with 17 goals and 4 assists in 37 games across all competitions. A tally which was even more impressive than Cristiano Ronaldo's first season at Old Trafford.

Since the start of the 20-21 season Greenwood has faced stiff competition from new signings. He has scored one goal in 4 matches for Manchester United so far. The Red Devils ended the first half of the season among the top four at the table. 

With England National team

Mason Greenwood represented the England U-17 team in six games in the 2017–18 season and was a member of the squad in the Algarve Tournament.

In August of 2020, Greenwood earned his first call up to England's senior squad. The following month He made his debut, in a 1–0 away win over Iceland at the 2020–21 UEFA Nations League A. his next experience at the National Team was a controversial one as Greenwood, along with England teammate Phil Foden, was withdrawn from the England squad after breaking coronavirus quarantine guidelines in Iceland.

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Style of Play

Greenwood started his career as a midfielder before, gradually shifting to more advanced positions up the pitch. He is a versatile player. Although his main position is the center forward, the youngster can also perform in any of the three forward positions. During his career Greenwood has played 124 games as a left-winger. He has also played 47 games as a second striker And 43 games as a center forwards.

Greenwood is calm with the ball at his feet, has great dribbling skills and is able to drive with the ball forward from deep positions. He is also among those rare footballers who are equally brilliant with both feet. He typically takes free-kicks with his left foot and penalties with his right. Greenwood revealed the secret to it in an interview:

"It happened when I was in the Under-13s. I missed with my left foot against

Manchester City

when I was struggling in a game and, ever since, I’ve just gone with the right foot. "

Reception

Mason Greenwood is considered to be among the best forwards of the football world at the moment. He has been praised by his coaches for many of his qualities. He also is a fan favorite among United's fans, especially because he came through the club's academy and created a lot of excitement in his first two seasons.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer once praised Greenwood for his two-footed qualities saying:

"He can play all of the front-three positions, or across the front four, as he can play number 10, number 7, number 11 and number 9. He's a natural footballer with his left foot, coming in, but he's got two feet and can play anywhere along the front. He's just a natural. When he takes a penalty with his right, then takes a penalty with his left, free-kicks with his left, free-kicks with his right. He is almost what you'd call 50:50, maybe 51:49 left-footed."

Even the best players in the history of football have faced criticism from their coaches and fans at some parts of their career. In the case of Mason Greenwood, he was criticized the most for his tendency to cause controversy outside the football pitch. Especially after he broke the coronavirus quarantine guidelines in Iceland, while with

England National team

. Greenwood issued a formal apology later.

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Goal Celebration

Goal celebration is one of the most important aspects of every player's career. Some footballers tend to change their goal celebration every now and then, while some others are known to have a signature goal celebration.

The general rule is that Footballers use the chance of celebrating goals to send messages that are important to them. For some, it is only a chance to show some fun gestures. Others celebrate their goals with messages to their loved ones, and then there are those who celebrate their goals by sending societal and political messages to the society.

Mason Greenwood goal most famous goal celebration is his sliding goal celebration. The talented sensation scored many of his first goals for Manchester United by sliding on his knees. Curiously his celebration style was not approved by the fans as they urged him on social media to change it.

Greenwood celebrated one of his goals differently as he decided to dedicate his goal against

Brighton

back in 2019 to his former teammate, Angel Gomez by making a gesture of letter A with his fingers.

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Mason Greenwood outside football

Mason Greenwood favorite activities outside football are playing video games (Especially FIFA), spending time with his family and friends and engaging in other sports like running, which he has been active at since childhood.

Mason Greenwood is also active regularly on social media. His Instagram account is

@masongreenwood

. He has around 2.2 million followers on Instagram. His twitter account id is also @masongreenwood.

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Mason Greenwood Personal Life

One of the most interesting part of SportMob's article on Mason Greenwood biography is about his personal life. In this section we will have a look at Mason Greenwood immediate family, love life and children. We will also present you with some information about his philanthropy activities and legal issues.

Family, Children and Relationships

Mason Greenwood was born at the first of October 2001 in 

Bradford

, England. His father, Andrew Greenwood was an amateur football player in his youth. He encouraged his son to become a footballer. Mason is the second child of their parents. He has one older sister, Ashton who is also an athlete.

Mason Greenwood and his sister were into different sports from their early years. Mason once took part in Great Britain under-13 100m sprint race and broke the country's record.  His sister, Ashton also became a professional runner in the 200m and 400m races. She has had a bright career so far after winning two silver medals at the England Indoor Championships for the 400m, and at the Northern Outdoor Championships.

Mason Greenwood has had a relationship with Harriet Robson, an 18-years old Model and Instagram influencer. The two are both from Wisbey, a city located near Bradford. They first started dating when they were students at the Mersey School in Greater Manchester.

The couple shared many pictures via their social media accounts. On their first anniversary Mason shared a post with the caption: "First-year together completed, what an amazing year it’s been with you. Thanks for being there for me every single day, I couldn’t ask for anyone better I love you #1yeartogether."

Soon after their anniversary it was rumored that they have broken up. Harriet was once asked by one of her Instagram followers on the reason for their separation, at which she replied by stating that they agreed to go their separate ways at the moment. in the first day of January 2021, Mason Greenwood shared a post while standing next to Harrit Robson, which suggest that the two are back together after their brief break up.

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Philanthropy

It is really interesting to know if Mason Greenwood has had any background in humanitarian work and philanthropy.

Mason Greenwood religion

is Christianity. There are no information on whether he considers himself a religious person or not.

Greenwood was once involved in a charity FIFA 20 game. Greenwood showed a snap of his Ultimate team on his twitter account, challenging his fans for a game.  His team, which has 100 chemistry consisted some of the best player from past to present including Manchester United's legends, Peter Schmeichel and Rio Ferdinand alongside the likes of Neymar and Lionel Messi.

Greenwood's challenge was answered by Internet sensation and You Tube celebrity, Castro who has 1.7 million subscribers, saying: "Let's 1v1 for charity tomorrow." Greenwood instantly responded: "Of course."

Greenwood also stated in an interview that he is touched by his teammate, Markus Rashford's recent charity projects and is keen to follow his footsteps.

Legal Issues

While some footballers have certainly gotten into legal disputes with various people and organizations, Mason Greenwood has had no legal disputes throughout his life.

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Mason Greenwood Career Statistics

In this section, we want to take a look at Mason Greenwood career statistics both on the club and international level.

Club

A look at Mason Greenwood Career Statistics shows why he is considered among the most wanted talents in the football world.

In total Mason Greenwood has played 121 Games for one clubs (Manchester United) during his career. He has registered 64 goals and 20 assists to his name.

Mason Greenwood

best season individually was the 2018-19 Season in which he scored 26 goals across all competitions and assisted 6 times in 30 Games. Greenwood has scored 3 goals and has provided 3 assists in 21 games across all competitions for Manchester United so far in the 2020-21 season.

Only two players in United’s post-war history have scored more goals in all competitions than Greenwood before turning 19: Norman Whiteside and George Best.Greenwood is also the first player since Michael Owen in 1997-98 to score 10+ goals in a Premier League season aged 18 or under and only the third in history, with Robbie Fowler also managing 10 in 1993-94.

International

Mason Greenwood has played 1 games for England, and is yet to score his debut goal for the national team. He has represented England U-15, U-17, U-19 and U-21 team before being called up to the senior team in 2018 by Gareth Southgate.

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Mason Greenwood Honors

We rap up our article on Mason Greenwood biography with a look at his honors and achievements.

Mason Greenwood's first individual honor was winning the award for Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year in the 2018–19 season.

Mason Greenwood has not won any major trophies during his time with Manchester United's senior team.  

His most successful season collectively was the 2019-20 season in which he reached the semi-final of the Europe League and ended the season at the fourth place with Manchester United. He was also voted the Premier League 2 Player of the Month in April, 2019.

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