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Jesse Lingard

Jesse Lingard

English association football player
Jesse Lingard
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Intro English association football player
A.K.A. Jesse Ellis Lingard
Is Athlete Football player Association football player
From United Kingdom
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 15 December 1992, Warrington, Warrington, Cheshire, United Kingdom
Age 28 years
Star sign Sagittarius
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 69 kg
Sports Teams
Boca Juniors
Leicester City F.C.
Birmingham City F.C.
Brighton & Hove Albion F.C.
Derby County F.C.
England national association football team
England national under-21 association football team
England national under-17 association football team
Jesse Lingard
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Jesse Ellis Lingard (born 15 December 1992) is an English professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder or as a winger for Premier League club Manchester United and the England national team. He has won the UEFA Europa League, FA Cup, FA Community Shield and EFL Cup, having scored in the latter three finals.

Lingard made his senior debut while on loan at Leicester City in 2012, and spent time on loan at Birmingham City and Brighton & Hove Albion during the 2013–14 season and at Derby County in 2015.

He represented England at under-17 and under-21 levels, before making his senior international debut in October 2016 and went to represent his country at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, a tournament where England reached the semi finals, finishing fourth.

Early life

Lingard was born in Warrington, Cheshire, and attended William Beamont Community High School.

Club career

Manchester United

Youth career

Lingard joined Manchester United's youth academy at the age of seven and progressed through the age groups. He was part of the Manchester United team that won the 2010–11 FA Youth Cup, before signing a professional contract in the summer of 2011.

2011–12 season

Lingard was first included in a senior matchday squad on 30 November 2011, in the League Cup quarter-finals against Crystal Palace at Old Trafford, remaining unused as Sir Alex Ferguson's team lost 2–1 after extra time. He had his only other call-up of the season on 4 January 2012, again unused in a 3–0 away Premier League loss to Newcastle United.

2012–13 season

On 6 November 2012, Lingard and teammate Michael Keane joined Leicester City on loan for a month. He made his competitive debut later that day, in a 0–0 Championship draw away to Bolton Wanderers, coming on as a substitute for Martyn Waghorn in the 85th minute. His loan was later extended to 2 January 2013, and he totalled five appearances for the Foxes.

2013–14 season

Lingard was selected in the 19-man squad for Manchester United's 2013 pre-season tour. He scored his first two goals for United in a 5–1 friendly win against the A-League All Stars in Sydney on 20 July, the first of which was the club's first goal under new manager David Moyes. After the match, he said "I believe in myself but I have to start believing in myself more". He also scored against Yokohama F. Marinos and Kitchee SC to finish the tour as top scorer with four goals in as many matches.

Although he had hoped to "skip the loan stage this time and break straight through" at Manchester United, Lingard joined Birmingham City on a month's loan on 19 September, and went straight into the starting eleven for the Championship match against Sheffield Wednesday at St Andrew's two days later. He opened the scoring after 20 minutes with his first goal in senior football when goalkeeper Chris Kirkland parried Chris Burke's shot, completed his hat-trick 13 minutes later, and scored a fourth in the second half to secure a 4–1 win. Lingard was unavailable for Birmingham's League Cup third-round tie because Manchester United did not want him cup-tied, then in his third league match, he made up for missing a penalty, awarded when he was fouled apparently outside the area, with an 89th-minute header to complete a 4–0 defeat of Millwall. Agreement was reached to extend Lingard's loan until 14 December, but he then missed three matches while receiving treatment at Manchester United for a knee injury. The loan was further extended, to 1 January 2014, but Lingard was suspended for the last two matches of the spell. He was sent during a match against Wigan Athletic on 26 December for a lunge on Jordi Gómez immediately after being refused a free kick when he appeared to be fouled.

Although Birmingham hoped to extend the loan, Lingard returned to Manchester United and was an unused substitute in the match against Swansea City on 11 January.

On 27 February 2014, Lingard joined another Championship club, Brighton & Hove Albion, on a 93-day loan. He scored his first goal for the club on 8 April, in a 4–1 win against former club Leicester City, who had sealed promotion to the Premier League days earlier. While with Albion, Lingard played 17 times, including in the Championship play-offs, and scored 4 goals.

2014–15 season

On 4 August 2014, Lingard came off the bench to score the third goal in United's 3–1 International Champions Cup Final win over Liverpool. He made his competitive debut for the club in the first match of the 2014–15 Premier League season at home to Swansea City, starting the match but was replaced by Adnan Januzaj because of injury after 24 minutes. Swansea won 2–1 in Louis van Gaal's first competitive match as United manager.

On 2 February 2015, Lingard joined Championship club Derby County on loan until the end of the season. He made his first start on 14 February, against Reading in the FA Cup.

2015–16 season

Lingard playing for Manchester United in 2015

On 7 November 2015, Lingard scored his first senior goal for Manchester United in a 2–0 win against West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford, opening the scoring with a shot past Boaz Myhill from outside the penalty area. On 12 January 2016, he scored against Newcastle United in a 3–3 draw at St James' Park, with a finish that went between the legs of the goalkeeper after a reverse assist from Wayne Rooney. He added his third goal of the season on 2 February against Stoke City in a 3–0 victory with a closer range diving header from a cross by Cameron Borthwick-Jackson. On 7 February 2016, Lingard scored his fourth goal of the season in a 1–1 draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, breaking the deadlock with a spin and shot inside the penalty area. On 21 May 2016, Lingard scored the winning goal for Manchester United in the 2016 FA Cup Final against Crystal Palace, having come on as a second-half substitute for other goalscorer Juan Mata.

2016–17 season

Lingard scored the opening goal as Manchester United beat Premier League champions Leicester City 2–1 to win the 2016 FA Community Shield. He scored another important goal in February 2017, this time United's second of a 3–2 win over Southampton in the 2017 EFL Cup Final. On 6 April 2017, Lingard signed a new contract with Manchester United, of four years with an option for a fifth.

2017–18 season

Lingard (right) with teammates Rashford and Bailly before a Champions League match in 2017

2018–19 season

On 5 December 2018, Jesse Lingard scored his first domestic goal of the season in a 2–2 draw against Arsenal. Two weeks later, in the North West derby, Lingard scored his second of the season in a 3–1 loss to Liverpool. During United's first game under new interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær, Lingard doubled his season's tally, scoring a penalty and a goal from open play in United's 5–1 win over Cardiff City, in addition to an assist for Anthony Martial. On 25 January 2019, Lingard scored the second goal in a 3–1 win over Arsenal in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

2019–20 season

On 26 July 2020, Lingard scored his first goal in the final matchday of Premier League; his first since December 2018 in the 98th minute to seal a 2-0 win at Leicester City. His goal secured qualification for the 2020–21 UEFA Champions League and was the final goal of the 2019–20 Premier League campaign.

International career


Lingard played three times for England at under-17 level in the 2008 Nordic Tournament. He received his first call-up for the under-21 team for the friendly match against Scotland under-21s on 13 August 2013, and made his debut as a second-half substitute for Nathan Redmond as England won 6–0. On 21 June 2015, Lingard came off the bench to score the winner in a 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship group match against Sweden.


Lingard playing for England at the 2018 FIFA World Cup

After Michael Carrick and Jamie Vardy withdrew through injury, Lingard received his first call-up to the full England squad, for a friendly against France on 16 November 2015. He did not appear in the match.

Lingard received his next call-up for World Cup qualifiers against Malta and Slovenia in October 2016. He made his debut against Malta, starting on the left wing as England won 2–0. Lingard scored his first goal on 23 March 2018, in a 1–0 win over the Netherlands in a friendly.

Lingard playing for England against Colombia in the World Cup last 16

In May 2018, Lingard was named in the 23-man England squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. On 24 June, Lingard scored his first ever World Cup goal in a 6–1 victory over Panama during their second group stage match. During the tournament, Lingard received five starts, plus a substitute appearance in the third place play off against Belgium which saw England finish fourth in the tournament.

During the November international break, Lingard scored the first goal in Wayne Rooney's farewell match against the USA on 15 November. On the following Sunday, Lingard scored the equaliser in 2–1 win over Croatia which put England top of their group and qualified them for the UEFA Nations League semi-finals to be held in June 2019.

He was left out of the England squad for Euro 2020 qualifying matches in October 2019.


Appearing in EA Sports' FIFA video game, two of Lingard's goal celebrations are featured in the series. His imaginary flute playing celebration appears in FIFA 18, and the 'Milly Rock' dance celebration features in FIFA 19.

Personal life

Lingard was born in England, and his paternal grandparents are emigrants from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Lingard is a cousin of Everton and English woman international footballer Gabrielle George.

Career statistics


As of match played 9 January 2021
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Manchester United 2011–12 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013–14 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014–15 Premier League 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2015–16 Premier League 25 4 7 2 1 0 7 0 40 6
2016–17 Premier League 25 1 2 0 4 1 10 2 1 1 42 5
2017–18 Premier League 33 8 6 2 2 3 6 0 1 0 48 13
2018–19 Premier League 27 4 2 1 1 0 6 0 36 5
2019–20 Premier League 22 1 4 1 5 0 9 2 40 4
2020–21 Premier League 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Total 133 18 22 6 15 4 38 4 2 1 210 33
Leicester City (loan) 2012–13 Championship 5 0 5 0
Birmingham City (loan) 2013–14 Championship 13 6 13 6
Brighton & Hove Albion (loan) 2013–14 Championship 15 3 2 1 17 4
Derby County (loan) 2014–15 Championship 14 2 1 0 15 2
Career total 180 29 23 6 15 4 38 4 4 2 260 45


As of match played 9 June 2019
National team Year Apps Goals
England 2016 3 0
2017 5 0
2018 14 4
2019 2 0
Total 24 4

International goals

As of match played 9 June 2019. England score listed first, score column indicates score after each Lingard goal.
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition Ref.
1 23 March 2018 Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands 9  Netherlands 1–0 1–0 Friendly
2 24 June 2018 Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia 14  Panama 3–0 6–1 2018 FIFA World Cup
3 15 November 2018 Wembley Stadium, London, England 21  United States 1–0 3–0 Friendly
4 18 November 2018 Wembley Stadium, London, England 22  Croatia 1–1 2–1 2018–19 UEFA Nations League A


Manchester United Youth

  • FA Youth Cup: 2010–11

Manchester United

  • FA Cup: 2015–16
  • EFL Cup: 2016–17
  • FA Community Shield: 2016
  • UEFA Europa League: 2016–17


  • UEFA Nations League third place: 2018–19
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 29 Jan 2021. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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