James Milner, an English football player, came to Leeds in summer 2015 following the expiry of his contract with Manchester City. Earlier, he played for Leeds United, Swindon Town, Newcastle, and Aston Villa.
Being a lifelong fan of Leeds, Milner made his debut in this football club in 2002 when he was 16. Milner became the second youngest player ever to feature in the Premier League. Besides, he claimed the record as the youngest ever scorer in the competition history.
In 2004, James Milner agreed to sign a 5-year contract with Newcastle United following Leeds’ relegation from the Championship. He played his first Premier League match against Middlesbrough in August 2004. A month later, he appeared in the European Cup.
After Nolberto Solano had arrived at St. James' Park, James Milner made a decision to join Aston Villa on a season-long loan. Milner returned to Newcastle United at the end of his loan period In May 2007 but moved to Aston Villa on a four-year deal in August 2008.
In August 2009 James Milner played first game for the England national team taken the field for the last 23 minutes of a friendly meeting with the Netherlands.
In May 2010 Manchester United showed interest in Milner’s transfer offering Newcastle 20 million pounds, but the offer was turned down. A few months later, Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill announced that Milner would move to City. In the same year, Milton left for South Africa to participate in the World Cup.
Since then, James Milner has been the England national team’s regular player. He managed to gain a reputation as a selfless player who puts the team’s prestige above his personal glory.
In June 2015 Milner came to Anfield as a free agent. On August 7, 2015, James Milner was confirmed as new Liverpool vice-captain for the 2015/16 campaign.