Alexander Arnold: biography, creativity, career, personal life


Alexander Arnold was born on 7 October 1998 in West Derby, Liverpool. He received his primary education at St. Matthew’s Catholic School. When he was 6, attended a football camp which the ball is organised by the local Liverpool Football Club. There he was spotted by coach Ian Barrigan and suggested his parents enroll their son in Liverpool’s academy.

So since 2004 Alexander Arnold became a regular pupil at Liverpool Football Academy, attending training 2-3 times a week. Subsequently, under coach Pepein, Linders became team captain. At the same time, he decided on his specialization as a right-back.


In 2016 at the age of 18, Alexander Arnold made his debut in the world of professional football at friendly against Swindon. This match was won by Liverpool 2-1.

In doing so, Alexander Arnold was able to break into the first team squad, and for this was rewarded with a long-term contract with Liverpool club. In a November 2016 match against Leeds United, Alexander Arnold was named Man of the Match for his game.

On 15 January 2017, he made his first start in the Premier League with a 1-1 draw in the mast against Manchester United. In May 2017, Alexander Arnold made 12 appearances in all competitions and won the title of Liverpool’s best young player, as well as being nominated for the Premier League Two Player of the Season award.

In preparation for the 2017-2018 season, Liverpool’s regular right-back suffered a serious back injury and this gave Alexander Arnold the opportunity to take his place. In the same season, he became the club’s youngest player to start in the UEFA Champions League final. Alecandre Arnold scored his first Premier League goal against Swansea City, held at Anfield and ended with Liverpool’s 5-0 win.

In April 2018, following a 3-0 win over Manchester City, Alexander Arnold became Man of the Match once again, nullifying rival winger Leroy Sane. In May he won the Liverpool Young Player of the Season award for the second time in a row. Following the conclusion of a season in which he scored 3 goals in 33 appearances, he was nominated for the Golden Boy Award.

In the same year 2018, Alexander Arnold represented England in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, where he became the 4th teenager, who started playing for England at the 2018-2019 UEFA Nations League and the 2018-2019 UEFA Nations League. At the 2018 FIFA World Cup, England finished 3rd.

In the 2018-2019 season, he became one of 10 players nominated for the Copa Trophy award, presented by the association Fútbol de France to the best young player at the age of 21. According to the results of the contest he finished 6th in polls. Continuing to strengthen his reputation, he soon became the most valuable defender in terms of transfer value according to CIES. On 27 February 2019 he became the youngest player at the age of 20 to make 3 transfers in one Premier League match.

In April 2019, he became the fifth youngest player to reach 50 Premier League appearances for the club. In the same month he was nominated for the FFA Young Player of the Year award, but lost it to Sterling of Manchester City. On the last day of the 2018-2019 season broke the Premier League record for the number of assists by a defender — 12 At the age of 20, he became the youngest player to start in two Champions League Finals in a row, thus repeating Kristan Panucci’s record he set in 1995 playing for AC Milan. The 2019 UEFA Champions League final was won by Liverpool, and following the season, Alexander Arnold was nominated for the Defender of the Season award.

The 2019-2020 season began for Alexander Arnold in his traditional position as a right-back for Liverpool. In Liverpool’s winning match over Chelsea in the UEFA Super Cup, he scored a penalty in the bullit series. In the same season, along with 6 of his Liverpool teammates, he was nominated for the Ballon d’Or award. On 2 November 2019 he became the fourth youngest player to reach 100 matches for Liverpool. In December, at the Ballon d’Or ceremony, he was voted the 19th best player in the world and the most significant defender.

Won the Premier League Player of the Month award that same season, becoming the first defender to receive it since Mickey Richards in 2007.

Career international

Alexander Arnold represented England in various international youth competitions and participated at the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile. In the 2015 FIFA U-19 World Cup he scored 3 goals for England.

A month after the end of the Under-19 World Cup was called up to the England under-21 squad to play in qualifying matches for the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship. In March 2018, he began to be invited to train with the senior national team.

In May 2018, he was named in England’s squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Alexander Arnold’s debut in the Championship came in the mast against Costa Rica. Before the match Alexander Arnold was handed the jersey by Prince William himself, Duke of Cambridge. In this Cheipionat, Alexander Arnold became the 4th teenager to play for the England national team.

On 15 November 2018, in a match against the United States, Alexander Arnold scored his first major international goal as England defeated the United States 3-0.

Personal life

Alexander Arnold was born the nephew of the former Reading and Millwall footballer, as well as the former Manchester United club secretary John Alexander. His maternal grandmother, Doreen Carling, was once in a romantic relationship with former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson before moving to New York where she came out marrying another young man. Alexander Arnold was thus formally eligible to play for the United States before he made his England debut.

Alexander Arnold has two brothers in the family. Older brother Tyler, who is 4 years older than Alexander Arnold, works as his agent. Marseille are 3 years younger than Alexander Arnold.

In his spare time, Alexander Arnold works as a volunteer for Liverpool charity An Hour for Others, which supplies food and toys to poor people in England, provides cooking classes and science lessons.

After becoming a professional footballer, he took up charity with his teammate Chris Owens. In March 2019 he signed a sponsorship deal with Under Armour (the second most profitable agreement after Harry Kane’s) and initiated plans to buy new allotments in Liverpool with the aim of building new football fields.

Thanks to his father, he has been an avid chess player since childhood. In 2018 he played an invitational match against world champion Magnus Carlsen. The match, played as part of a campaign to promote the sport, ended with Carlsen winning after turning 17. A few months earlier, the same match between Carlsen and Bill Gates ended in defeat for the latter after just two moves.

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