16-year-old midfielder who has impressed with the reserves and was
handed a debut as a sub at West Ham. He went on to become the youngest
player ever to score in the Premier League with a goal at Sunderland
and left Marcel Desailly on his backside when he scored another
against Chelsea. Looks very confident on the ball, well-balanced
and strong for his age and is now a squad regular and made his
first full start against West Ham in February.
For 2003-04, Peter Reid said that he didn't want to throw the
player in too early and ruin his confidence or cause him long-term
injury problems, so he played him as a substitute rather than as a
starter while he continued to improve his strength and his
skills. Once Reid had been sacked, Eddie Gray used him more and more,
and his performances were the source of most of the positive thoughts
and good memories about the relegation season. After turning down a
move to Spurs, it looked like he would be able to fulfil his pledge to
help Leeds back up into the top flight, but with cash still leaking
out of the club and more debts needing to be paid, he was sold to
Scott says: He's never as good as Wayne Rooney but will still be a
star as going to school with him
Chris Hobson says: I go to boston spa comprehensive school and on a
wensday the academy come in. To our suprise i noticed milner amongst
them ill get his autograph next time.
Chris says: ermm this guy called scott is not a leeds fan but a
liverpool fan he should be banned and yes milner is a future legend
Neil "Balls Of" Whyler says: go 2 school with James Milner 2, Hey
hobson,house n any1 else !!! Milner a good guy seems little quiet but
looks like a tough kid !! 100% leeds from what i heard good look 2 the
guy shud become a leeds legend !!
Next_Gordon_Strachan says: No!This can't be true!A direct young
English right winger in the Leeds squad!It muct be a dream
hales says: hiya!! just wanted 2 say i think ur well fit!! av bin 2
a few games at home n i think ur class!!
Scott says: After seeing him he looks good but isn't as good as
Steffen says: Well. He beat wayne rooney and became the youngest
goal scorer ever in premier league. Wayne rooneys record didn't even
stand a whole seaseon yo. James Milner took it out by a few says.
Tim Reynard says: James Milner is the youngest player to play in
the FA Premiership. He must be well good. I saw him hwne he scored a
hat-trick in the reserves. He's well decent and class.
Ricky says: Now hes scored 2 goals and broke Rooneys young scoring
record what ya saying Scott. Hes a f***ing class act and hes gonna b a
legend for Leeds!!!
efc84 says: o...im not being biast but rooney is a far better
talent just look at his game against bolton. it was the rooney show
Kirsty says: Hi James milner is gonna be a true Leeds Player and we
are all gonna love him. well Done and keep on scoring Milner! We CAN'T
get rid off him. :-)
lizzie says: there's no doubt that we will see milner for a long
long time to come. the lads nearly 17 and has years of brilliant
football ahead of him, good luck to him and i'm looking forward to
seeing his game mature and him becoming a massive star
Zulfikar says: I'm an Indonesian. "Dia akan jadi bintang dan
sejarah buat Leeds" (He will be star and legend at Leeds.
nikki murphy says: hey james well done, we are all proud of you!
love kat cook & nikki murphy.. (horsforth school)
Casillas says: James Milner is a million times better than Rppney
and hes shown that by beating his record
Ricardo Gomes says: Great Player.... I love James Milner....
Go.. on.. keep you foot on the ground... I'll wait for all your
action..... Show me that's you're better than Michael Owen... Milner
must be the best.........
Rachel says i'm from the u.s. and i play soccer so i watch epl on
tv- i just wanted to say that i think milner is an amazing player,
especcially for his age and his pretty uhh good looking too.
Bee says: Well, I'm a big fan of Leeds United but my problem is i'm
in Florida, United State now so i'm not able to watch football from
england so much. And i don't even know who he is. The point is he's
only 16 and he just made score in chelsea game. That was make me
exciting in himself. Would you please send me information about him or
his picture. I really want to know what he looks like. I guess, he
must be same with Smith. I mean he must hot in every games like
Smith!, isn't he?
kaycie says: Im not a real soccer fanatic, and rarely watch it
(watch football, basketball and esp. baseball instead.. but im getting
into soccer), but I've seen him, and if hes only 16, and is good...hes
going places!!...don't care what you (haters) think.(scott)Do you know
any 16 year old thats that good at ANY sport?...didn't think so. I
don't know any of my friends that know anyone like that either. So
leave him alone and let him play!! (plus!!.. he's pretty hott :)
bungle says: Milner looks like a good prospect for the future and
maybe even on the left wing for england, which we desperately need
Trung Thanh Duong says: What will you be think about career
football player in the future ?
Sarah says: I thought I'd say ur 1 of da best players ur boss!!!
All i can say is look out 'wonderboy rooney' cuz Milners on da
loose!!! And all da Arsenal lads better look out cuz wer back now,
better dan ever!! Come on da Whites!!!!
Jamies #1 fan says: milner is sooooooo better than rooney! the
lads gonna be a star, well he's already a star,I know it's becoming
something of a cliche but he will undoubtably be a legend!and its not
just cos he's cute!
lee says: WOW!!!! this is exciting! a future legend if we look
after him, exactly wot we need- a winger! wayne who?
Scott says: Milner is an amazing young talent for leeds and he will
be an amazing legend in time to come
laura says: james milner is good, but comes second to wayne
rooney. that boy is already a legend and milner has a lot 2 do 2 match
Bee says: I love this guy!! He's so good in every game!!! James
Milner, Will you marry me???!!!?? hold on, is he got a girlfriend???
James says: James milner came to my school i got his autograph and
everyone got to see leeds this weeekend
Rich says: Just came across ur site! I'm quiet impressed. I met
james threw my cricket club (Horsforth CC), we used 2 open the batting
2gether and he wasn't bad at cricket either! Also he's a really nice
chap, level headed and down 2 earth! Think he got all A's or something
like that GCSE's, quite a talented lad u could say! All i'm gonna say
is that he's gonna have 2 work on his golf swing cause u can't be a
superstar footy player if u pump at golf eh James?!
kevin says: yes i did see him play he is the best youngerster in
kurt cobain says: Brilliant goal against chelsea, left desailly
eating grass. well done jimmy lad
James milner's babe says: I think that james as got a massive
future ahead of him + is soooooooo flippin fine keep up the fitness
and gud luck!!
donna!! says: Wayne hu? James Milner LEEDS the way people! hes the
nxt alan!!!! so there ya have it!
Donna *smithys number1* says: well first thnx 4 signing the
contract cos we need players like u n ure so gunna b the nxt Bats or
Smudge (which are gd things) And Mr the next gordan strachen wasn't
Lee Bowyer our right midfilder and now taking his place is the
brilliant alan smith? yep thort so so keep it quiet eh?! neway bk 2
the original subject james no1 had heard of ya last december when i
went 2 see ya at glanny park n now ure like a star! We all knew u were
gunna b something but no1 expected a few days l8er 4 u 2 leave
Desailly eating grass! Your very skillfull and you know exactly what
your doing and ure just damn good!its really hard 2 beleive ure just a
lil older then me if i cud play or do nething or have a talent like
ures in neway id b delighted!!!i know your family r really proud n
that but we r 2!!!! ure a v gd playa James keep it up m8 cya soon
Marching on 2gether!!!
Leeds_fan_17_handfull says: too Bee, dontcha no what james looks
like? ive got a pic of him in my bag lol(my m8 fancies him)!!!!!
personally i dont think hes yano the best lookin guy but hey hes a
leeds playa! Btw i dont no what ya ment bout smithy but james looks
nowt like our alan alan is undoubtedly the most gorgeous football
playa on the planet! lol i can tell ya bowt smithy if ye want lol!!! O
btw dus james have a g/f? im just curious!!!
mark says: hes a brillant young one hope 2 see 30 a season nxt year
Lauren says: Hey James darlin. Just wanted 2 say tanx 4 the
autograf. I went 2 Leeds rserves vs Bolton n wen e wah subbed I wah
chasin im down pitch tryin 2 get im! Wen e wah signin mi season tiket
mi m8 wah shoutin stuff like Milner her there fancies u and wens ure
weddin! So nar I bet e tinks am a r8 weirdo! (I'VE GOT 2 SAY THO I DO
AV OUR WEDDIN PLANNED OUT!) Also ladies he smells MAS MAS nice! A
mixture of swet and Daz washing powder! LOVELY! n after a bit he went
and sat wiv is mam n dad. God he looked gorge! Anyway being serious
nar. Milner has the potential to go far n wide. He's a home grown lad
and a big fan of the team. Wot more cud u ask 4?! He amazed me at the
Chelsea match. I thought 'a seventeen yr old, leaving top premiership
players on the arses! Class!' Keep it up Jimmy lad. Ure guna b betta
van Smithy!!! (TO LEEDS FAN 17 HANDFULL. MILNER IS WAAAAAAY BETTA VAN
R ALAN!!! LOL!) Loadza luv Laurenxxxxxxx p.s Gud luk on Satday gainst
jade says: I dont know him myself, but hes was going out wiv a girl
called Amy and now someone apparently going out wiv a girl called
Rachel Harding dont know for sure. does anyone know??
lara says: he went to my school, although i am 4 years older then
kalvir says: Milner is as good as rooney but he should start more
games him and smith would be deadly
James Coulson says: well i used to play football with him at leeds
and at club level (rawdon juniors). just got released from bradford
city myself! went out for a meal with his family in january and they
are good friends and we still keep in touch. he got me set up with a
bird from horsforth so i owe him one? he will have a good career but
im still better than him!?
Evertonian says: Where was 2 goal wonder, precious Milner in the
England squad? I don't see the press eager to interview his mates and
find out every bit of info on his life. So Milner broke some record,
Rooney broke Owen's record does that make Owen rubbish? When he scores
wonder goals against all the biggest sides, turns a whole team around
and plays the opposition on his own for England, then I might believe
you bunch of whingers.
Mariea says: I really dont know what 2 write but anyway he is a
great player, oh an James Coulson u were probley 2 good 4 bradford
anyway but soz 2 here about ur release, good look 4 the future kid!!!!
Boxy says: I can't believe you even compare him to wayne Rooney!!!!
I think he'll be a good player, which is good for england, but with
Rooney you are speaking about a player who has the potential to become
the very BEST IN THE WORLD!!!!
Elly says: James Milner, is proper fit! i never used to like him,
but now he has gone soooooooo fine! he may just be the next Lee
Sarah says: HA yea rite boxy!!!
gorgeous says: james is such a cutey i love him and fink he's a
lucy says: hi !! just want to say james is a great football player!
i went to see leeds res against liverpool res and milner was there!!
just want to say hes quite fit!! does ne1 no if he has a gf? ne1 can
email me if there want to at lucymead18_at_yahoo.co.uk
Adam Milner says: im his brother
Girlfriend's Friend says: Sorry ladies, I have first hand knowledge
that he has been dating for some time now. Who he is dating remains
confidential as if he wanted his fans to know I'm sure he would have
showcased her by now. So, unless you know her, as I do, you'll just
have to keep guessing!
Anthony says: Wayne rooney is the most exciting prospect. im a
liverpool fan but i think wayne rooney is the best striker in the
premiership. how can milner be better than rooney. the only reason he
scored was because leeds started him every game. and if he is better
than rooney whay isnt he playing for england then.
charlotte fallows says: i was talking 2 him on the phone
moyesboys says: rooney plays for england already, he has already
proved himself. stupid milner has scored about twice thats it
charlotte (shybabe) says: I talked to him on the telephone and he
was nice, he was friendly, he was laid back and he was really cool. He
said sum funny stuff and seems to hang out with the stars hes really
nice and fun I think hes gonna be a star GO JAMIE!
lisa warner says: he's suha talented boy fer the liverpool. he was
grown there and do so much exercise there either.so he must be more
*Tamberina* says: at is all this comparison between milner and
rooney? they don't even play in the same position. thats like saying
who is better Cudichini or Van Nistelrooy?
daytripper-one way ticket. (ya) says: i agree, milner doesnt
deserve unfair comparisons to that bald headed scouse beast. They get
all the comparisons because they are roundabout the same age. good
talent. ive said my peace
Adam Milner says: hi my name is adam milner i was born on the 02 01
1989 i have seen james milner play and seen his goals for the leeds
team and i want to know why he isn't in the first team
couls says: milner if you read this answer your blummin phone and
get back to us?
Sarah says: heya Adam!da reason y James isin't plain in da 1st team
is cuz he is on loan for the season.he is wit Swindon to get him used
to 1st team football cuz he wasn't been played wit us!ur rite he is
top class he's rapid man!!! Jabba says - errr...actually he was only
there for a month and is now back with Leeds.
Adam Milner says: hi james r we related
Annabel&lee hate chelsea says: I have not seen milner play nor
have i met him in a pub because he is 17!!but i suppose he does come
from leeds and they all drink up there(with the exception of
smithy)and the motor would have probably been stolen.No only kiddin,i
love you peeps from up north.Leeds are my 2nd team after Derby cos
Seth J is great.Hey milner hows your Under20 england team going?Lee
camp behaving himself???good luck for fridays game,You and Lee will
make the team the greatest.Im gonna ask all you peeps up leeds to hate
Chelski with me cos they wanna buy my boyf(lee holmes)but he dont
wanna go.Just before i go wanna say that our U19 lads beat yours
3-0,we scored in 45 secs on april 12th at baseball ground
sheep s**g army,up the rams,derby says: my mate laura is a HUGE
leeds fan and loves leeds more than owt so just wanna say hi and next
time we go to a match we will win cos everytime i take you we never
win!we never win anyways(derby by the way)so nobody let her go to
elland road cos she'll bring more bad luck!but her&smiffy say hi
to the players.CHRIS MOYLES FOR MANAGER.
Down wiv Liverpool's 2nd best team says: Moyesboys- wat the hell u
sayin?! Milner may have scored only 2 goals (it's more than that
now!!) but he is well betta than Rooney. He is not fat & he's not
ugly. Plus he aint big-headed + he has more talent in his iccle
fingernail than Rooney has in his whole body- he just hasn't had much
of an opportunity 2 show it yet!
Laura, Burton says: Annabel&lee hate chelsea. oooooh. wat r ya
tryin 2 say bout da boooootiful ppl of leeds. haha. yeah u can shut up
bout that match. how embarrassing- i was the only leeds fan there +
avin 2 sit wiv the derby players families. god- awful. just heard wat
u sed bout me bein a bad luck thing- huh. u r such a lier. i don't
care if it was a nice message- i think we wud win if i was
there. rememba i av the power! yep moyles 4 manager! how cool wud that
b??!! y cudn't u av sed summat nice bout Milner. him + lennon (+
smithy) r the future of Leeds + Elland Road. woo hoo.
Rams fan says: Its only derby who are meant to have 16 yr olds
playing for them!!
Leanne says: hi i just want to say that my whole family support
leeds and we have all got leeds tops and i think milner is gonna be
the best player ever he is only young aswell well done for winning
Lauren 'future Mrs' Milner says: Marry me!!!! Well done 4 ure goal
against Charlton darling! Luv u loadz xXx
"leeds united contacts" says: milner hasnt gota gf!!
kylie says: i met james at the northern ireland milk cup in
2002. i'd never seen a young lad play with so much confidence against
lads who were 2 or 3 years older than him.i managed to meet james,
martin woods and jamie winter after a game. james was slightly
quietier than the other 2 but they were all top class lads. they went
on to win the milk cup at under 16 level and i actually managed to get
milner's autograph.hes a great lad and a great talent with a bright
future. i'd like to wish milner, woods and winter a great deal of luck
for their careers their top lads. luv kylie x x x x
***sarah*** says: james is such a nice guy hes ace! ive met him a
few times @ leeds reserves matches and i asked 4 his autograph and he
came over gladly and signed it 4 me!!!!! he's dead nice i mean theres
some players who when you ask 4 their signature they just pretend they
havent heard you!!!! he's a top lad so genuine and i think he's better
than rooney! he's certainly faster and better luking aswell!!!! i've
fancied him since he started playin 4 the reserves!!!! i think that
he's goin 2 stay as a leeds lad and isnt goin 2 move away! i luv him 4
ever and i hope he does well in future!! MILNER 4 ENGLAND!!!!!!!! luv
Jack says: Hi James! Saw your runners on the Leeds Leeds Leeds
magazine, they are soooooooooooooooooooo cool! Like where did you get
louise says: hiyaa!! i met james last night at the newcastle leeds
match! i think hes a very good player for his age and leeds are lucky
are luck to have him! i got my photo taken! i follow his career and
even though i support Newcastle, i follow Leeds as i think they are a
James Milner says: Milner ure wicked!!!!!! i have the same name!!!
milner 4 england!!!
holmsys missus says: milner-you friends with ben parker?in leeds
academy.saw him play in nottingham for eng U17's playin in shirt
number 3.he was very good,could be the next you!beware.has a great
sarah** says: no1 cud b the nxt milner- hes unique!!!
Paige says: my best friend is his his cousin or something she is
called Georgina Milner
james's babe says: james,u r a great talen 4 da future n i fink ur
so gorgeus.marry me gorgeus!
Soraya'LaSusu'Ghandour says: hey sexy!my name is Soraya and i think
ur pure talent,keep it up!ive been to a few games,i think ur fab,ive
supported u from the start....and u keep on making me and ur
supporters proud so please dont leave us.....and P.S:im mad about
u!focus on ur game...as i said ur talent....
leeds-thro-n-thro says: james milner is a decent lad. hes down to
earth n his REAL girlfriend is a great laf. believe me im her boss!!!
so girlies eyes off james hes commited.
adam milner says: as ani1 got msn n by da way james milner dnt
leave da club
samie says: james milner is so sexy 'n' plays sooo good at all his
games!!! i love u milner!!! 38 rules
Ashley says: I'm a girl all the way from the land of OZ, and your
performance for leeds shows nothing more than advancing talent. Im
sure your got your loads of fans but there's nothing like the true
Aussie's support. Keep up the good work, and im confident to be seeing
a lot more of James Milner...
julie-ann says: jamesy is way better dan rooney! milner = god
Scott says: I used to play with james for westbrook wanderers under
12's, we won the title that year and seamus is the king! Saw his mum
& dad at Sunderland when he scored, top lad and really nice
leeds-thro-n-thro says: just a quick message for james's babe n
lauren'future mrs milner' GET A LIFE!HE WONT EVEN LOOK AT U2 TWICE LET
ALONE MARRY U. oh n charlotte (shybabe) if u spoke to him on the fone
u will know that he HATES been called JAMIE n lastly "leeds united
contacts" need to get their facts straight. milner has a lady so sorry
all u little irlies out there!!!
lauren says: milner is soooooooooo fit on and of the pitch and am
so happy that he's thinking about staying with us no matter what!!!
no 38 rules and so does milner xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Symone says: I would just like to say that James Milner is a
brilliant football player. He is one of our best and we'd all like to
thank him for all the effort he put into this season. (THANK YOU) Plus
we all hope he wont be leaving the club, but if you do we will all
still be right behind you b'cause you have a real talent and you
shouldnt waste it. ps: This page is for people who support football,
and their players?? not desperate tarts that need to bag a football
player!! To (james milner's gf) i would knock them all out if i were u
dean H says: leeds thro n thro. u r sad. wot's it got to do with
you who james's goes out with or who fancies him? is it because he
doesnt go out with u? he will always have fans because he is a semi
famous football player! at the mo. he will be big one day but wont
look at you? or your employee, coz many nice ladies will be interested
in him. make u n your "employee" look like troll's, mmmmm
zoe luvs ya says: hiya i met james milner at st james hospital in
december n he gladly signed an autograph 4 me n he even posed 4 a
picture bless him he's well sweet n is the new mr leeds thruw n
becky horsgorth says: james used 2 go 2 the same school as me he
was in the year above he was still fit then in his uniform.he is so
fine and really good at football betta than rooney lol x x x
leeds r goin up says: james miner is by far better than rooney. we
got 2 keep the 38. he is sooooooo fit. u got 2 luv him. xxx
scouser says: Wayne Rooney proved himself in Euro 2004. He is
England number 9. Milner will soon be leaving Leeds, who were
RELEGATED, remember. And no one gives a stuff about how many people
fancy Milner... And records mean nothing - someone could bring a five
year old on and they'd get a fluke goal, it doesn't make them the best
Sarah Jane says: James you will always be a Leeds player to me! You
should never have been sold and I will always support you! You are a
great young player (much better than Rooney!)and SCOUSER! Fluke goal!?
Did you see the goal he scored against Chelsea in 2002-2003! Fluke
Rooney is too fat to do anything like that he looks like SHREK! James
I love you and always will and I hope you do excellent at Newcastle!
All the best from all TRUE Leeds supporters!
Hev says: We're sad to see you go James thanks for everything your
always welcome back at ER.Good luck we'll miss you
Helen Magic Milner says: james, jus wana say thanks for everyting u
did for leeds. i no u dint wana go, but good luck playin for the
geordies. you'll be bak at leeds b4 u no it! love ya loads
Chloe says: I saw James Milner play at Charlton and he scored. He
is utterly gorgeous and he'd beat Wayne Rooney any day. 4get it Beeif
u wanna marry him u'll av 2 get past me 1st
Smith Lee says: Milner should have been in the England Squad and so
sad to see him play for Newcastle.
james says: rooney is much better than milner! who played in euro
2004 and scored some cracking goals for england and still continues to
score?Who was sold for 20 odd million? there is no doubt about it,
Leeds rule but Milner is poor compared to Rooney