Kalvin Mark Phillips was born on the 2nd of December 1995, and he is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League club Manchester City and the England national team.
The young star played for local club Wortley from 2003 to 2010 before joining Leeds United’s academy aged 14. Philip progressed through the club’s youth ranks and signed his first professional deal with the club in the summer of 2014, retaining him for the 2014–15 season.
According to a BBC report, during the 2014–15 season, Phillips became the captain of the development and under-18 teams. The young player joined the first team for the trip to Sunderland in the FA Cup third round on 4 January 2015; he was an unused substitute in a 1–0 defeat. Nevertheless, on the 30th of March, academy coach Jason Blunt said he felt Phillips would become a future fans’ favourite. Again it will be pertinent to note that Phillips made further appearances on the bench in league matches over the following months, and made his professional debut against Wolverhampton Wanderers in 4–3 defeat on 6 April. Along with the likes of Sam Byram, Charlie Taylor, Alex Mowatt and Lewis Cook, Phillips was the latest graduate of a promising group of academy players to regularly feature under former youth manager Neil Redfearn in the 2014–15 season. The young talented star retained his position in the Leeds starting 11 on the 11th of April, making his home debut against Cardiff City at Elland Road, and marked the match with his first senior goal in only his second appearance, although the match finished in a 2–1 defeat.
2019 to 2022
Leeds United opened contract talks with Phillips over a new contract in the month of July 2019. And on the 8th of August 2019, it was revealed that Leeds had rejected bids for Phillips during the 2019 transfer window in order to keep him at the club, with bids for Phillips rejected at around £27 million. Again, in the month of September 2019, he signed a new five-year contract with Leeds. On Leeds United’s centenary week, Phillips scored the winning goal against Birmingham City, with the match finishing 1–0 which took place in front of another large crowd at Elland Road. Phillips’ Leeds form in defensive midfield under Marcelo Bielsa saw calls for him to be called up to the England squad in the month of November 2019. The current England manager, Gareth Southgate watched Phillips in January 2020 ahead of a possible call up. By the end of the English football season was paused in March 2020 due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the season was resumed during June. The young star would go on to score a free kick in Leeds’ 3–1 win over Blackburn Rovers on 4 July 2020, however his season would be ended just a week later following a knee injury picked up in the 1–0 win over Swansea City. In spite of that, Leeds would shortly go on to be promoted to the Premier League as champions when a 1–0 victory over Barnsley was followed by both West Bromwich Albion and Brentford losing their matches. Philip was named in The Guardian’s Championship Team of the Season for 2019–20 on the 7th of August. Phillips was named in the Professional Footballers’ Association’s 2019–20 Championship Team of the Season on the 8th of September 2020.
However, on the 8th of February 2021, Phillips made his 200th appearance for Leeds in a 2–0 win over Crystal Palace, joining a select group of just 70 players that have made over 200 appearances for the club, including current teammates Stuart Dallas and Liam Cooper who also hit the milestone that season.
In what we could say was his last game of the season on 23 May 2021, Phillips scored his first Premier League goal, a free kick in Leeds’ 3–1 win over West Bromwich Albion.
As officially reported by Manchestereveningnews, Phillips signed for Premier League champions Manchester City on 4 July 2022 on a six-year contract, for a reported initial fee of £42 million, potentially rising to £45 million in add-ons.
According to a BBC update on Phillips, it is claimed that he was eligible to play for his country of birth, England, as well as Jamaica and the Republic of Ireland through his heritage. However, the young star ultimately chose to represent England and was called up by Gareth Southgate for the first time in August 2020, before receiving his first cap on 8 September versus Denmark in the UEFA Nations League.
Kalvin Mark Phillips was chosen to represent England at UEFA Euro 2020, where he won praise from pundits, fans and the world’s press for his combative, dynamic displays. The former Leeds United star started every game that England played during the tournament all the way up to the final, where they were eventually beaten on penalties by tournament winners Italy.
Kalvin Phillips’ Net Worth
Kalvin Phillips is a professional footballer who has a net worth of €9 million.
Kalvin Phillips’ Salary
According to the conditions of Kalvin Phillips’ new contract, he will make almost £150,000 per week at the Etihad Stadium, which is double the amount of his current Leeds contract, which is slated to expire in the summer of 2024.
EFL Championship: 2019–20
UEFA European Championship runner-up: 2020
EFL Young Player of the Month: October 2016
EFL Championship Team of the Year: 2018–19
PFA Team of the Year: 2019–20 Championship
England Men’s Player of the Year: 2020–21