James Ward-Prowse

James Ward-Prowse Net Worth, Income, Career & All Wiki [World Cup 2022]

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What is James Ward-Prowse recent Net worth?
$16 million

Who is James Ward-Prowse?

James Michael Edward Ward-Prowse, better known as James Ward-Prowse, is an English defensive midfielder who currently plays for Premier League side Southampton and the England national team.

He began his football career with Southampton’s junior team in 2003 and made his first-team debut in October 2011.

In May of 2012, he signed his first professional contract. He has represented England in several age groups on the international stage. He’s played for England at the U17, U19, U20, U21, and senior levels. In March 2017, he made his senior international debut.

On November 1, 1994, James Ward-Prowse was born. James Michael Edward Ward-Prowse is his given name. Portsmouth, England is where he was born.

He was the second of three children born to Jackie and John, his mother and father. He is of English descent.

He is of Caucasian racial origin. Christianity is his religion. Scorpio is his horoscope sign.

Ward-Prowse is mostly a center midfielder, but he can also play as an attacking midfielder and right midfielder, as well as a right defender. He is well-known for his precision and proficiency at taking free-kicks.

He has the most Premier League free-kick goals for Southampton F.C., has the best free-kick conversion rate in the league since Opta began tracking them in 2003, and is regarded as one of the best set-piece specialists in the game.

Ward-Prowse is “the best free-kick taker I have ever seen,” according to Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.

Ward-Prowse is also known for his excellent fitness and stamina; in 2021, he became the first player in Premier League history to play every minute of two consecutive seasons. He is noted for imitating a golf swing to celebrate his accomplishments.

James Ward-Prowse has been happily married to Olivia for a long time.
James Ward-Prowse is a happily married guy, according to his partner Olivia, who greatly aids his career. The intricacies of their relationship’s past and wedding ceremony plans are still unavailable.

However, it is undeniable that the couple is madly in love and that they support one another. James Ward-Prowse and his partner Olivia had their third child, Oscar, in 2018, making their family of three.

Olivia is happy to look after the family while James kicks the ball around the field.

The offensive midfielder signed a contract with Southampton in May 2016 that pays him a remarkable 2.6 million Euros (2.3 million pounds) each year.

The Englishman progressed through Southampton’s junior system before signing his first professional deal in May 2012.

His net worth is estimated to be in the range of €15.9 million (£14 million). The midfielder is worth roughly €15.3 million (£13.5 million) on the open market.

James Ward-Prowse is 1.73 meters tall, or 5 feet and 8 inches tall. He is 66 kilograms in weight. He has a muscular physique.

His eyes are blue, and his hair is light blonde. He has a straight sexual orientation. He has 190k Instagram followers and 90.8k Twitter followers.

The Career of James Ward-Prowse

James Ward-Prowse Southampton

Player: James Ward-Prowse Southampton (source: Daily Echo)

He began playing football for Southampton’s young squad when he was eight years old, eventually appearing in every match for the U18 team during the 2010-11 season before becoming a full-time scholar in 2011.

He was called up to the senior team for the first time in October 2011 and made his complete debut for Southampton against Crystal Palace in the League Cup when he was 16 years old.

He scored Southampton’s first goal in a 2-1 win over Coventry City in his second start for the club, helping his side advance to the FA Cup fourth round.

He was one of four youth players granted professional contracts for their return to the Premier League following the club’s elevation to the top division in May 2012.

On the opening day of the 2012-13 season, he made his Premier League debut for Southampton, playing the first 65 minutes in a 3-2 loss to reigning champions Manchester City.

During the 2012-13 season, he made 15 league appearances for Southampton, many of them as a substitute, and was named Scholar of the Season at the Southampton club awards ceremony in May, beating out academy teammates Luke Shaw and Dominic Gape.

He starts the 2013-14 season with a 1-0 win against West Bromwich Albion, thanks to a last-minute penalty from Lambert.

He also played the full 90 minutes in the following match against Sunderland, assisting on a free kick in the 88th minute that was headed in by center-back Jose Fonte for a late equalizer.

He was a constant presence at the start of the 2014-15 season, until he fractured his foot in a win over Swansea City on September 20th, and was subsequently ruled out for ten weeks.

In January 2015, he agreed to a new five-and-a-half-year contract. He scored his first Premier League goal on April 11, 2015, when he scored a penalty kick to start the scoring in a 2-0 win over Hull City.

James Ward-Prowse made his 100th Southampton appearance on 3 October 2015, as a half-time substitute for Oriol Romeu in a 3-1 win over defending champions Chelsea, making him the fourth-youngest player to reach that milestone.

He made 39 appearances for the club in the 2015-16 season, scoring twice. He signed a new six-year contract with the club on May 13, 2016, which would keep him at the club until 2022.

He scored his first goal of the 2016-2017 season in a 3-0 away win over West Ham United on September 25, 2016, with an injury-time strike.

On January 22, 2017, he doubles his score by scoring the first goal in a 3-0 home victory over reigning Premier League champions Leicester City, ending Southampton’s four-game losing streak.

On April 7, 2018, he made his 200th appearance for Southampton in all competitions.

After Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s decision to leave the club, he was named club captain in June 2020. He signed a new contract through June 2025 on August 17, 2020.

With January 26, 2021, he made his 300th Southampton appearance, assisting Stuart Armstrong on a goal in a 3-1 home loss to Arsenal.

Ward-Prowse made his 300th Southampton appearance on January 26, 2021, when he assisted Stuart Armstrong with a goal in a 3–1 home loss to Arsenal.

Ward-Prowse signed a new five-year contract with Southampton on August 19, 2021, after rejecting a rumored £25 million approach from Aston Villa.

Ward-Prowse scored a penalty in Southampton’s 3–1 loss against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on October 2, 2021, but he was also sent off after Martin Atkinson requested a VAR review of a late challenge he made on Jorginho.

Ward-Prowse scored a free-kick goal in Southampton’s 3–1 loss to Wolves at Molineux Stadium on January 15, 2022. Only David Beckham (12) has scored more free-kick goals in Premier League history than he did with this goal (18). Pep Guardiola called him the best free-kick taker in the world at the time.

At various ages, he has represented England. He’s played for England at the U17, U19, U20, U21, and senior levels. Between 2010 and 2011, he started his international career with the England U17 squad, earning seven caps in two competitions.

He was called up to the England U19 team in 2012 and played four times for them. In 2013, he was named to the U20s team for the 2013 FIFA U20 World Cup in Turkey, where he participated in all three games.

He gained his first call-up to the England U21 team in August 2013, when he was 18 years old, for the 2015 UEFA European U21 Championship qualification games against Moldova and Finland.

He was on the field for 64 minutes against Moldova and the entire 90 minutes against Finland. In a 5-0 win over Lithuania on October 15, 2013, he scored his first U21 goal, a free-kick from 20 yards.

He captained England’s U21s to their first Toulon Tournament triumph since 1994 on May 29, 2016, when they defeated hosts France 2-1.

He was nominated for the Vauxhall England U21 Player of the Year award but lost out to Southampton teammate Nathan Redmond.

He captained England’s U21s at that year’s European U21 Championship when they advanced to the semi-finals before losing to Germany in a penalty shoot-out.

He was called up to the senior England squad for the first time on March 16, 2017, for a friendly against Germany and a World Cup qualifying match against Lithuania.

He made his senior debut on March 22, 2017, in a 1-0 loss to Germany away from home, replacing West Bromwich Albion’s Jake Livermore after 82 minutes.
He was recalled to the senior national team in March 2019 for England’s first two UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying matches.

He made his first competitive appearance for England on September 5, 2020, starting in a 1-0 away win against Iceland. In a 5–0 triumph over San Marino on March 25, 2021, he scored his first international goal.

He was named in England’s initial 33-man squad for UEFA Euro 2020 on May 25, 2021, however, he did not make the final roster.

On October 5, he was called up again as a replacement for the injured Kalvin Phillips for the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification matches against Andorra and Hungary on October 9 and 12.

Awards, Titles, and Achievements

James Ward-Prowse England

Player: James Ward-Prowse England (source: Daily Echo)

James Ward-Prowse has won a title each in his club and country career.


  • EFL Cup runner-up: 2016–17

England U21

  • Toulon Tournament: 2016
Below is the chart showing the comparison of James Ward-Prowse's goals with other Midfielder players. The selected players for comparison include Phil Foden, Nicolas Gonzalez, Jordi Alba, Carlos Soler.