Top facts about Phil Foden, Man City's young star

Mon 03 May 2021 | 16:30

A look at the Top facts about Phil Foden including his childhood, love life, career and his most interesting quotes.

Phil Foden is an English professional player who currently is playing as a winger for Manchester City football club and England national team. Foden has had a dream of start to his professional career. He is one of the few graduates from Manchester City's academy who has become a key member for the first team. In fact, Foden is considered as one of the best products of the club in recent years.

Foden's career breakthrough came in 2017 when he won the U17 World Cup with England and was awarded the Golden Ball at the tournament. He was promoted to City's first team that same season and went on to break many records including the youngest ever Premier League winner and the youngest City goal scorer in the Champions League as well as the youngest English footballer to play and score in the knock-out stages of the tournament.

Foden was a member of England youth teams from U16 to U21. He was first called up to England senior side in 2018 and has scored 2 goals in 6 games so far for the Three Lions.

Foden was a member of England youth teams from U16 to U21. He was first called up to England senior side in 2018 and has scored 2 goals in 6 games so far for the Three Lions.

A versatile left-footed midfielder with good speed, as well as shooting and dribbling skills, Foden has established himself as one of the most promising youngsters of the football world. He was famously described by Pep Guardiola as the biggest talent he has ever seen in football.

By the time of writing this article, Foden has scored 48 goals and provided 34 assists in 156 matches during his club career. His enormous talent and success have attracted the interest of Europe's top clubs and we will have to wait and see how the rest of his career will go. For now let's have a look at the top

facts about Phil Foden


Top facts about Phil Foden you might want to know

In the following article we will take a look at the Top facts about Phil Foden, Manchester City goal machine. First we present you with some of the general information.

  • Full Name

    : Philip Walter Foden

  • Date and Place of Birth:

    28 May 2000 / Stockport, England

  • Height & Weight:

    1.71 m /70 kg

  • Marital Status

    : Married

  • Girlfriends

    : Rebecca Cooke

  • Children

    : One boy with Rebecca Cooke

  • Current team:

    Manchester City

  • Jersey Number:

    47 at Manchester City

  • Zodiac Sign:


Phil Foden Birthday, Zodiac Sign and nationality

First part our article on top facts about Phil Foden is about his birthday.

Phil Foden Birthday

is at 28th of May 2000. Phil Foden nationality is English, He was born in Stockport, England.

Phil Foden zodiac sign is Cancer. He shares his birthday with many great stars from football and other fields. Some of the most famous figures born on 28th of May are:

Footballers: Kyle Walker, John Stones and Alexandre Lacazette / Actors and Actresses: Alexa Davalos/ Singers: Kylie Minogue

Phil Foden Childhood story

At this part we will look at the top facts about

Phil Foden Childhood

story and the family and the background he grew up in.

Phil Foden was born into a family of football fans. Phil is the second of three kids in his family. He has a younger sisters with whom he is very close and an older brother with whom he used to play a lot of football at childhood.

Foden's parents were both football fans and supported their son from early age to pursue his dreams of becoming a footballer. Foden spoke in several of his interviews on the impact of his parents support throughout his career.

I’m from a big family – I played football with my older brother a lot, but not many of them enjoyed the game as much as me. They liked to watch it, but I was fully committed, always playing out on the streets with my mates. I think that brought me on as a player, because I always played against people who were bigger and more physical than me. My family could tell from when I was very young that I really wanted to become a footballer.”

“He was happy that I’d gone to a club, and especially one as good as City. He’s the main reason I got into football. He had football on the TV when I was growing up, then he took me to training every day. Without his desire for wanting me to play the game, I probably wouldn’t be where I am now. I see some kids who probably could have been really good, but their mums and dads didn’t take them to training – so they couldn’t get as far as they would have done.

Foden was a Manchester City fan since he was four years old. He recalled the fateful story of joining the club in an interview with Manchester City's website in 2018.

I was at primary school and I heard there was a City coach coming in to train the year six kids, I was several years below them, but they didn’t see any potential in that age group so they asked, ‘Have you got any other players that might interest us?’ Our PE teacher told them about me, and the coach brought me to train on my own outside. He said he liked me, gave me his card to give to my parents and asked them to give him a call. Ever since that day, I’ve been at City. (From Foden Interview with FourFourTwo)

One of Foden's best childhood memories was when Sergio Aguero scored the famous last minute goal against Crystal Palace, which gave City the Premier League title with virtually the last kick of the season. Foden was 12 years old at the time and was present at the stadium where the magic happened.

“I was directly behind the net when Sergio Aguero scored,” he says with a smile. “Then we celebrated on the pitch – I was on there at the end, with however many other people that afternoon. That was my main highlight as a City fan – it’s mad to think I play with those players now.”

One cool fact about Phil Foden childhood is that his father and brother are passionate Manchester United fans and he supports Manchester City alongside his mother.

"When derby days came around, it was me and my mum supporting City, then my dad and my brother supporting United – arguing and debating about who was going to win, But since I’ve been in City’s first team and it’s been me against United, I think I’m turning him slowly into a City fan – he’s not as interested in United as he used to be!”

Foden's idol growing up was Arsenal's legendary player, Jack Wilshere. He has also been a fan of David Silva, with whom he shared the dressing room later in his career with Manchester City.

Phil Foden wife, Relationships and Marital Status

Phil Foden 

Phil Foden wife 

is Rebecca Cooke with whom he has been in a relationship since his teenage years and got married when he was only 17 years old. Foden became a parent one year later, at 18. He revealed his feelings about the birth of his son, Ronnie and the impact of becoming a dad as a teenager in an interview with Man City's website:

I was there for the birth. I walked out of the room, gave it a little tear and then went back in like nothing happened. I'm not one for crying in front of people. I like to be on my own, but I was there in the room, watched it happen and it was a special moment.

I go home and see him smiling, so there's more important things than worrying about one bad session. You look at things in a different way when you've got a kid. I was there when he started crawling, but I think I was in London when he started to walk. It's unfortunate to miss things like that but it's a sacrifice that he'll appreciate when he's older."

Rebecca Cooke was born in 2001, which means that she is 20 Years old, one year younger than her husband. Despite the dreamy start, Foden and Rebecca's marriage has been the subject of big controversies in recent years. The first controversy was when it was rumored that Foden was trying to have a date with a makeup artist named Lucy Jones. According to her interview with the Scottish Sun, Lucy started texting her while he was with England National team at Turkey. She said that she refused to go on a date with Foden after she found out that he is married and has a son.

The second controversy was when Foden and Manchester United's youngster, Mason Greenwood invited two girls to their hotel while on another International duty and thus broke the quarantine rules. One of the girls, Lara Clausen shared some intimate photos with Foden on her social accounts and it caused a big controversy, she later defended herself, saying she did not know they were famous footballers. Foden and Greenwood were subsequently expelled from England's camp. They later published a formal apology.

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Phil Foden Net worth, Salary and Market Value

Phil Foden net worth

is estimated to be 15 million Euros in 2021, including all of his properties and earnings.

Phil Foden market value

is at 70 million Euros. He is ranked number 10 among all players of the Premier League and number 4 among all players born 2000. Phil Foden salary in 2021 is reportedly 25,000 thousand Euros weekly.

Phil Foden Transfermarket stats

According to

Phil Foden Transfermarket stats

, he has played a total of 156 games for one team (Manchester City). He has scored 48 goals and has provided 34 assists for his team mates.

Phil Foden Transfermarket stats shows why he is considered among the most promising midfielders in the world. He is often praised for his speed, dribbling, finishing and work rate on the pitch.

Foden is a very versatile midfielder and has played at seven different positions up the pitch. During his career, Phil Foden has played 83 games as a central midfield, 19 games as a left midfield and 18 games as an attacking midfield. He has also played 11 games as the left winger and 7 game as a right midfield.

On the international level Phil Foden Transfermarket stats shows that He was a member of England U16, U17, U18, U19, U20 and U21 youth teams and in total scored 19 goals in 51 games. Foden has played 6 games for England's senior team and has scored two goals, both of which were scored against Iceland at the 2020–21 UEFA Nations League A.

Foden currently has a €300m release clause. He is under contract with Manchester City until the end of June 2024.

Some Short top facts about Phil Foden

  • Phil Foden is active in social media. Phil Foden Instagram account, @philfoden has around 1.5 million followers. His twitter account is also @philfoden.

  • Like many other football stars, Phil Foden is passionate about playing video games, especially the FIFA game. Phil Foden rating in FIFA 21 is 82 (his overall rating) with a potential of 92. Foden has got a 4-star skill moves rating.

  • Phil Foden is a Guinness record holder as the youngest football player to win a Premier League winners' medal.

  • Phil Foden religion is Christianity. He is a Catholic by birth. It is not known whether he is a devoted religious person or not.

  • Phil Foden nickname is The Stockport Iniesta which is given to him by his colleagues because of his trickery on the ball which reminds every one of the Spanish legendary star, Andres Iniesta.

Phil Foden Height is 1.71 meters. Phil Foden weight is 70 kg.

Phil Foden position

is central midfield. Although he has played as a right and left winger and as a second striker too. Phil Foden age is 21.

The most interesting facts about

Phil Foden tattoos

is that he has a series of small tattoos on his right arm.

Phil Foden Quote

One of the most amusing parts of SportMob's article on top facts about Phil Foden is a look back at his most interesting and controversial quotes about himself and other players.

On the English football and his playing style:

I don’t score too many right-footed so when they come along, I enjoy them and it’s always nice, I always like being in the box. I want to keep scoring goals.

English football is so physical and fast that when you see a space, you have to go into it with all your speed.

I have fun like a child in the street. When the day comes when I’m not enjoying it, I will leave football

On his objectives in life:

Winning and losing is important in life. Everyone wants to live with dignity and respect. But when all’s said and done, people don’t give a dime about how much money you have. All they care about it how you treat them. All that matters is what you do for others

On his time at Manchester City:

I will never forget how I have been treated here by the fans, the club and the owners, and nothing would give me greater pleasure than to finish my career as a Manchester City player.

On the influence of Pep Guardiola on his success:

Pep is really good with that, trying to not think too far ahead, He is always saying to everyone, ‘Just focus on the next game’. But, for sure, the lads are going to think about it of course.

On the effect of his enormous recent success:

“I was just out one time and someone shouted in the street, ‘Can you sign this?’” he chuckles. “It was strange, because I was like them growing up. I still think it’s insane now that people ask for photographs and get me to sign things – but I’ve always got time to do that. I feel like people are scared to ask some players, because they’re worried that they’ll say no. But knowing who I am, people always feel welcome to ask me.”

Phil Foden records and achievements

We round up our article on the top facts about Phil Foden with a list of his most notable achievements and records at club and international level.

With Manchester City:

Premier League: 2017–18, 2018–19/ FA Cup: 2018–19/ EFL Cup: 2017–18, 2018–19, 2019–20/ FA Community Shield: 2018, 2019

With England youth and senior teams:

FIFA U-17 World Cup: 2017/ UEFA European Under-17 Championship runner-up: 2017

Individual records and honors:

UEFA European Under-17 Championship Team of the Tournament: 2017/ FIFA U-17 World Cup Golden Ball: 2017/ BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year: 2017/ Alan Hardaker Trophy: 2020

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