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James Harrison OBE
Personal information
Full name James Steven Harrison
Date of birth 6 February 1979 (age 36)
Place of birth Burton upon Trent, England
Height 1.95 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Centre back
Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team Manchester United
Number 5
Youth career
1984–1995 Manchester United
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995– Manchester United 757 (107)
National team
1996 England 229 (44)

James Steven Harrison OBE (born February 6, 1979) is an English professional footballer who currently plays for and captains both the Manchester United and the England national team he plays mainly as a centre back but he does play quite often as a defensive midfielder. Harrison is a highly prolific defender having scored 217 goals in his career, 177 of which were for Manchester United. He holds the record for most appearances for Man United playing 1080 times for the club, he also holds the same record for England playing an incredible 213 times which is more caps than any other male footballer. His 177 goals for Man United makes him their seventh all-time top scorer and his 40 goals for England rank him as their joint fifth all-time top scorer and the only England defender to score more than six goals. Harrison is also the first and only defender to score 100 times in the Premier League. Harrison has won 11 Premier League titles something only bettered by former United teammate Ryan Giggs who won 13 and Harrison captained United to their last five titles.

Career StatisticsEdit

ClubEdit

Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Manchester United 1995–96 17 1 6 1 2 1 2 0 27 3
1996–97 34 3 3 0 2 0 10 1 1 0 50 4
1997–98 36 4 4 2 0 0 8 1 1 0 49 7
1998–99 38 6 8 2 3 0 13 2 1 0 63 10
1999–2000 35 3 0 0 14 2 6 2 55 7
2000–01 36 4 2 0 2 0 14 2 1 0 55 6
2001–02 37 7 2 0 0 0 16 4 1 0 56 11
2002–03 38 5 3 1 6 2 16 4 63 12
2003–04 34 4 6 1 0 0 8 1 1 0 49 6
2004–05 38 4 7 1 5 1 10 2 1 0 61 8
2005–06 36 5 4 2 6 1 8 2 54 10
2006–07 38 6 8 1 0 0 12 1 58 8
2007–08 34 4 4 0 0 0 13 3 1 0 52 7
2008–09 36 5 5 2 6 2 13 3 4 1 64 13
2009–10 35 6 1 0 6 1 10 2 1 0 53 9
2010–11 38 7 5 2 0 0 13 4 1 1 57 14
2011–12 36 7 2 0 0 0 10 3 1 1 49 11
2012–13 38 8 6 2 2 2 8 2 54 14
2013–14 36 5 1 0 5 1 10 3 1 0 53 9
2014–15 38 4 5 1 0 0 43 5
2015–16 38 7 7 2 2 0 12 3 59 12
2016–17 11 1 0 0 2 1 4 1 1 0 18 3
Total 757 107 89 20 49 12 224 46 23 5 1142 190

InternationalEdit

England
Year Apps Goals
1996 8 1
1997 10 1
1998 14 3
1999 10 1
2000 9 1
2001 10 1
2002 13 2
2003 11 1
2004 12 2
2005 10 2
2006 12 3
2007 11 2
2008 9 1
2009 10 2
2010 12 3
2011 9 1
2012 12 2
2013 11 3
2014 12 3
2015 10 5
2016 14 4
Total 229 44