The notable EPL young star Foden is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League club Manchester City and the England national team. He is considered one of the best young players in the world.
Well, Philip Walter Foden’s breakthrough into professional football came in 2017 when he won the FIFA U-17 World Cup Golden Ball award following England’s successful Under-17 World Cup campaign. The young star made his debut for Manchester City during the same year and in December was named BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year.
Foden who was born on the 28th of May 2000 has since made over 100 appearances for Man City, winning nine honors including becoming the youngest recipient of a Premier League winners’ medal. Foden also won a second Premier League and became the club’s youngest-ever goalscorer in the UEFA Champions League in 2019, and is the youngest English player to both starts a match and score in the knockout stages of the competition. The young star was named the Premier League Young Player of the Season and the PFA Young Player of the Year in 2021.
Foden’s International Career
The English star Phil Foden scored in the final of the 2017 UEFA European Under-17 Championship as the England under-17s suffered a penalty shoot-out defeat at the hands of Spain.
Then in the month of October of the same year, Phil Foden gained widespread press attention after scoring twice in the final of the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup, also against Spain, as England won the competition. He was named as the best player of the tournament.
However, it will be good to note that he won the FIFA U-17 World Cup Golden Ball award in 2017 where he also gained some widespread press attention and significant media coverage.
Foden was included in England’s 23-man squad for the 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship on the 27th of May 2019, and he scored an impressive goal his first for the U21s in the opening 2–1 defeat to France in Cesena
Philip Walter Foden has represented England at many youth levels, scoring 19 goals in 51 youth caps. He was first called up to the senior team on 25 August 2020 and made his debut against Iceland on 5 September 2020, in a 1–0 victory in the UEFA Nations League.
The England head manager Gareth Southgate named Phil Foden in the England senior squad for the first time on the 25th of August 2020. There, the young star made his international debut against Iceland on 5 September 2020, in a 1–0 away victory in the UEFA Nations League tournament. Phil Walter Foden, alongside England teammate Mason Greenwood, was withdrawn from the England squad due to breaking the team’s COVID-19 isolation protocols by bringing at least one guest to their team hotel in Iceland on the 7th of September. Though when it happened, Manchester City condemned Foden’s actions.
Nevertheless, the England’s young star Phil Foden scored his first and second goals for England during a UEFA Nations League match against Iceland at Wembley Stadium on 18 November 2020.
Again, on the 1st of June 2021, Gareth Southgate named Phil Foden in the 26-man squad for the newly rescheduled UEFA Euro 2020. Phil Foden later joined up with the squad at a later date due to his participation in that year’s UEFA Champions League Final. The England Young star later revealed that he had dyed his hair blonde on the 8th of June, drawing comparisons to former England midfielder Paul Gascoigne who also had a similar haircut for Euro 96. In his words, he said in a press conference on the same day that “The full nation knows what he means to the country and what he did, so it won’t be too bad if I try to bring a bit of Gazza on to the pitch.”
Phil Foden’s Manchester City deal
Philip Walter Foden’s current deal with Manchester City is set to expire in summer 2024, according to the marca report, but several English news outlets reported back in October that the club were planning to tie him down until 2027.
The Manchester City academy product has already featured in 29 games this season, scoring 10 times and producing eight assists across all competitions. Foden made his City debut in 2017 and since then he has netted 41 goals and registered 30 assists.
Foden is currently earning around 1.7 million euros per year, but, according to the aforementioned reports, the Englishman will soon get around 7m euros per season when he puts pen to paper on the new deal offered to him by Manchester City.
While this is still a healthy salary for any normal person, this is very low by Premier League standards, and particularly low for Manchester City.
It was announced in April 2021 that Manchester City has the highest payroll in the history of English football. Foden has two teammates on £300,000 or more per week.
Foden’s Salary Breakdown
Per year €1,700,000 £1,478,261
Per month €141,667 £123,188
Per week €32,692 £28,428
Per day €4,658 £4,050
Per hour €194 £169
Per minute €3 £3
Phil Foden net worth & Market Value
The 22-year-old forward has an estimated net worth of approximately 3m euros, as of 2022. Again, though, this should increase when he finally signs his new contract.
According to Forbes his market value is on the rise. He is one of the finest prospects of English youth football and we think that he is currently worth about 14 Million Euro (12.5 Million Pound).