Patrick James Bamford is an English professional football player who plays for Premier League club Leeds United, primarily as a striker. He started playing football for the youth team of Nottingham Forest at the age of 8 and made his senior debut for the club on 31 December 2011, at the age of 18. On 31 January 2012, he joined Chelsea on a five-year contract for a fee of £1.5 million. He spent his time on loan to six different clubs: Milton Keynes Dons, Derby County, Middlesbrough, Crystal Palace, Norwich City, and Burnley. After five years at Chelsea without making a first-team appearance, on 18 January 2017, he joined Middlesbrough on a four-and-a-half-year deal in the region of £5.5 million where he made 44 appearances and scored 13 goals for the club. On 31 July 2018, he joined Leeds United for a fee possibly rising to £10 million on a four-year contract, and helped the club win the EFL Championship during the 2019-20 campaign and gain promotion to the Premier League.
On the international level, he was eligible to play for both the England and Republic of Ireland where he has been capped for both countries at youth levels. He is yet to make his national team debut.
What is Patrick Bamford Famous For?
- Being a professional football player.
- Won the 2019 EFL Championship with Leeds United.
- Won the 2014-15 Football League Championship Player of the Year.
Where is Patrick Bamford From?
Patrick James Bamford was born on 5 September 1993. His birthplace is Grantham, England. He was born to his father, Russell Bamford, and his mother, whose identity is unknown. He grew up with his two sisters, Ciara and Orla. He attended Nottingham High School. He holds English nationality. He belongs to the white ethnicity. His religion is Christianity. His horoscope sign is Virgo.
Patrick Bamford Club Career
- He started playing football for the youth team of Nottingham Forest at the age of 8 and made his senior debut for the club on 31 December 2011, at the age of 18 in a 1-0 home defeat against Cardiff City. On 2 January 2012, he made his second appearance for the club in a 3-1 win against Ipswich Town at Portman Road, coming on as an added-time substitute for Andy Reid.
- On 31 January 2012, he joined Chelsea on a five-year contract for a fee of £1.5 million and played for the reserves team.
- On 22 November 2012, he joined on loan to Milton Keynes Dons until 7 January 2013 and made his debut for the club on 24 November 2012 in a 5-1 win against Colchester United. With his performances, on 31 January 2013, his loan was extended until 20 May 2013. On 19 March 2013, he netted his first professional career goal in a 2-1 loss to Crewe Alexandra at Gresty Road. On 1 July 2013, again his loan was extended until 5 January 2014. During this six-month period, he scored 14 league goals in 23 appearances for MK Dons. On 4 January 2014, he made his last appearance for Milton Keynes and scored his 17th goal of the season in the closing stages of a 3-3 draw against Wigan Athletic in the third round of the FA Cup.
- On 6 January 2014, he joined on loan to Derby County until the end of the season. He made his debut for Derby County on 10 January 2014 in a 4-1 away defeat to Leicester City. On 18 January 2014, he scored his first goal for the club in a 1-0 win against Brighton & Hove Albion, scoring in the 76th minute after coming on as a 59th-minute substitute for Simon Dawkins. During his loan spell at Derby County, he made 23 appearances and scored 8 goals for the club.
- On 29 August 2014, he joined Middlesbrough on loan until 1 January 2015 and made his debut for the club as a substitute on 30 August 2014 in a 1-0 home defeat to Reading. On 20 September 2014, he scored his first goal for Middlesbrough on his first start for the club in a 4-0 home win over Brentford. On 31 December 2014, his loan was extended for the remainder of the season. On 3 April 2015, he sent Middlesbrough to the top of the Championship table by scoring his 17th goal of the season in a 1-0 win against Wigan Athletic. In the same month, he was nominated at the Football league Awards for Championship Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year which he won the first award with the second going to Dele Alli of Milton Keynes Dons. He ended the 2014-15 season with 19 goals in total, 17 coming in the league making him the team’s top scorer for the season.
- On 21 July 2015, he signed on loan for Crystal Palace for the upcoming season. He made his competitive debut for Palace on 16 August 2015 in a 2-1 home defeat to Arsenal, replacing James McArthur for the final ten minutes. On 28 December 2015, he terminated his loan spell and returned to Chelsea. During his loan spell, he made 9 appearances for Crystal Palace.
- On 30 January 2016, after terminating his loan spell with Crystal Palace, he joined Norwich City on loan until the end of the season. On 6 February 2016, he made his Norwich City debut in a 2-0 away defeat to Aston Villa, replacing Wes Hoolahan in the 56th minute. On 12 March 2016, he made his first Premier League start in a 0-0 draw with Manchester City. During his loan spell, he made 7 appearances for Norwich City.
- On 30 August 2016, he joined Burnley on a season-long loan. On 10 September 2016, he made his Burnley debut in a 1-1 draw against Hull City, replacing Andre Grey in the 80th minute. After making six Premier League appearances, his loan was cut short after he was recalled by Chelsea on 14 January 2017.
- After five years at Chelsea without making a first-team appearance, on 18 January 2017, he joined Middlesbrough on a four-and-a-half-year deal in the region of £5.5 million. On 21 January 2017, he made his Middlesbrough debut off the bench in a 3-1 loss against West Ham United. On 13 May 2017, he made his first start of the season and scored his first-ever Premier League goal in a 2-1 loss against Southampton.
- On 2 March 2018, he scored his first-ever hat-trick in a 3-0 win against Leeds United. In April 2018, he was nominated for the Player of the Month award for March 2018 but lost out to Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic. During the 2017-18 season, he scored 13 goals in 44 appearances in all competitions and helped Middlesbrough reach the EFL championship play-off semi-finals, where they were eliminated by Aston Villa.
- On 31 July 2018, he joined Leeds United for a fee possibly rising to £10 million on a four-year contract, making him Leeds’ most expensive signing for around 17 years after Robbie Fowler had joined Leeds in 2001. On 11 August 2018, he made his Leeds United debut in a 4-1 win against Derby County. On 14 August, he made his first start for Leeds and scored his first goal for the club in a 2-1 win against Bolton Wanderers in an EFL Cup fixture.
- On 19 April 2019, he made his 200th professional appearance and also scored a goal in a 1-2 defeat to Wigan. During the 2018-19 season, he played 25 games in all competitions, scoring 10 goals in an injury-hit season after Leeds finished the regular season in third place, having dropped out of the automatic promotion places with three games left following a defeat to 10-man Wigan Athletic on 19 April 2019.
- On 4 August 2019, he scored his first goal of 2019-20 in Leeds’ opening day 3-1 victory against Bristol City. In that season, the English professional football season was paused in March 2020 due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and resumed three months later. During the 2019-20 season, he played 47 games in all the competitions, scoring 16 goals, and helped the club win the EFL Championship division title and gain promotion to the Premier League after a 16-year absence.
- He started the first three Premier League fixtures of Leeds United’s campaign, scoring in each game: on 12 September 2020, he scored his first goal of 2020-21 in Leeds’ opening day 4-3 defeat to Liverpool. On 19 September 2020, he scored a goal in a 4-3 home win against Fulham. On 27 September 2020, he scored a goal in a 1-0 win against Sheffield United. On 2 October 2020, he was nominated for Premier League Player of the Month for the three goals and one assist he had in September but lost out to Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
- On 23 October 2020, he scored his first Premier League hat trick in a 3-0 away win over Aston Villa. He was the winner of the Professional Footballers’ Association Fans’ Bristol Street Motors Premier League Player of the Month for September and October. On 8 February 2021, he scored his 100th professional goal in a 2-0 win against Crystal Palace. On 8 May 2021, he scored a goal in a 3-1 win against Tottenham Hotspur.
Patrick Bamford International Career
- He was eligible to play for both the England and Republic of Ireland where he has been capped for both countries at youth levels.
- He played for the Republic of Ireland once at the U18 level, as he qualifies to play for Ireland under the grandparent rule.
- He has represented England at U18, U19, and U21 levels.
- On 28 February 2012, he made his first appearance and scored his first goal for the England U19s in a friendly match against the Czech Republic.
- On 17 November 2013, he was called up to the England U21 team for the first time for a game against San Marino U21.
- On 19 November 2013, he made his U21s debut in a 9-0 win over San Marino, coming on as a 65th-minute substitute.
- He was also included in the 27-man preliminary squad for the 2015 UEFA European U21 Championship but was excluded from the final squad due to injury.
- He is yet to make his national team debut.
Patrick Bamford Girlfriend
Looking at his personal Life, Patrick Bamford is not married. However, the English star is not single. He is reportedly dating a beautiful girl, Michaela Ireland where has remained secret about his girlfriend and hasn’t shared any photo of her on his social media accounts but however, his girlfriend has shared some of their photos on her social media accounts. Any updates on his love life will be updated here.
Patrick Bamford Height and Weight
Patrick Bamford stands at a height of 1.85m i.e. 6 feet and 1 inches tall. He has a bodyweight of 71kg. He has an athletic body build. His eye color is blue and his hair color is blonde. His sexual orientation is straight.
Patrick Bamford Net Worth and Salary
Patrick Bamford earns from his professional career as a football player. His income is from contracts, salaries, bonuses, and endorsements. In January 2012, he joined Chelsea on a five-year contract for a fee of £1.5 million. In January 2017, he joined Middlesbrough on a four-and-a-half-year deal in the region of £5.5 million. In July 2018, he joined Leeds United for a fee possibly rising to £10 million on a four-year contract. As of 2021, his estimated net worth is €15 million and his salary is £1.8 million. His market value is around €18 million.