Biography

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is an English footballer currently at Liverpool FC. Find out more about Alex in our in-depth biography

English footballer Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Photo: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain / Instagram

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is an English footballer who currently plays for Premier League club Liverpool FC.

The versatile midfielder started his professional career at Southampton and made his first-team debut for the Saints at 16 years 199 days in 2010.

Oxlade-Chamberlain followed in the footsteps of Theo Walcott when he moved to Arsenal from Southampton in a £10m deal in August 2011.

Alex won three FA Cup titles during his six-season spell at the north London club but was unable to fire the Gunners to Premier League glory.

Liverpool FC signed Oxlade-Chamberlain in a £40m deal from Arsenal on transfer deadline day in the 2017 summer transfer window.

Oxlade-Chamberlain made his England debut in a 1-0 win over Norway in a warm up game ahead of the European championship in 2012.

Personal Information:

Date of birth: 15 August 1993
Age: 25 years old
Place of birth: Portsmouth, England
Nationality: English
Height: 180cm / 5ft 11ins
Weight: 70kg / 154 lbs
Wages: £120,000 a week
Transfer value: £40 million
Shirt number: 21

Twitter: alex_oxchambo
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Southampton

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Oxlade-Chamberlain became part of the Southampton Academy at the age of seven.

He made his debut in a 5-0 win over Huddersfield Town in March 2010 at to become the club’s second youngest ever appearance at the age of 16 years and 199 days.

Alex scored his first senior goal for Southampton in a 2-0 win over Bournemouth in the first round of the League Cup in August 2010.

He netted his first League One goal against Oldham Athletic in October. Oxlade-Chamberlain went on to score two goals and make an assist in a 4-0 win over Dagenham and Redbridge in November 2010.

Alex finished the season with nine goals and eight assists in 32 appearances in all competitions in the 2010-11 season. His final game in a 3-1 win against Walsall on the final day of the campaign.

Arsenal

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Oxlade-Chamberlain move to Arsenal in a £15m deal from Southampton in August 2011.

2011-12

Alex made his debut as a second-half substitute in Arsenal’s 8-2 loss to Manchester United at Old Trafford at the end of August 2011. He was the 150th player to represent Arsenal in the Premier League.

His first Arsenal goal came in a 3-1 win over Shrewsbury Town in the League Cup in September, before Alex opened his account in the Champions League against Greek outfit Olympiacos.

Ironically, his first Premier League start in a 2-1 win over Manchester United at The Emirates in January 2012. 13 days later, he scored his first Premier League goals in a 7-1 win over Blackburn Rovers.

He was one of the few Arsenal players to emerge with credit following their Champions League exit at the hands of AC Milan after his display at The Emirates in the second leg.

Alex finished his first season at Arsenal with four goals and two assists in 15 starts and 11 substitute appearances.

2012-13

Oxlade-Chamberlain opened his account for the 2012-13 season with a goal against Coventry City in the League Cup. However, Alex didn’t find the mark in the Premier League until a 7-3 victory over Newcastle at The Emirates on 29 December.

His goal capped a good end to 2012 after Arsenal handed Oxlade-Chamberlain a new long-term contract.

Alex had a decent if unspectacular second season with two goals and three assists in 34 games in all competitions. 16 of those were substitute appearances.

2013-14

Alex suffered a hamstring problem during Arsenal’s 3-1 loss to Aston Villa in their Premier League opener in August 2013. He was sidelined for four months.

In a twist of fate, Oxlade-Chamberlain made his return from injury in a 2-1 win at Aston Villa in January 2014.

He scored his first Premier League goals of the season after he netted twice in a 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace in February.

Alex scored a 2-1 win against Liverpool FC in the FA Cup. However, he didn’t start in Arsenal’s victory over Hull City in the FA Cup final at Wembley.

2014-15

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Oxlade-Chamberlain started Arsenal’s 3-0 win over Manchester City in the Community Shield at Wembley in August 2014.

Alex got on the score sheet in Arsenal’s 1-1 draw with Tottenham Hotspur in the north London derby in September.

He netted his second Champions League goal in a 3-0 win over Anderlecht in the group stage, before Alex scored in a 3-1 loss to Olympiacos in the home leg of their Champions League last-16 clash.

Oxlade-Chamberlain struggled to hold down a regular spot in the Arsenal team in the final months of the campaign.

2015-16

Alex scored Arsenal’s winner in a 1-0 victory over Chelsea FC in the Community Shield at Wembley.

For the second successive season, the England international was in and out of Arsene Wenger’s side.

In fact, he made just nine starts and a further 13 appearances from the bench in the Premier League. His only top-flight goal came in a 1-0 win at Bournemouth in February 2016.

He suffered a serious knee injury in a 2-0 loss to FC Barcelona in the Champions League to hamper his end to the season.

2016-17

Alex came off the bench to score Arsenal’s second goal in a 4-3 loss at Liverpool FC in August 2016.

He got on the score sheet in Arsenal’s 4-0 win over Nottingham Forest in the League Cup.

Alex netted three goals in three games against Ludogorets and Reading to find some good form.

One of his best performances of the 2016-17 campaign came in a 5-1 win at West Ham after he contributed a goal and an assist.

Wenger utilised Oxlade-Chamberlain in a wing-back role in the second half of the campaign.

He was named man of the match for his assist for Nacho Monreal in Arsenal’s 2-1 victory over Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-final.

Oxlade-Chamerlain provided two assists for Arsenal’s 2-0 victory over Manchester United in the Premier League.

Alex impressed in Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Chelsea FC in the FA Cup final at Wembley in May 2017.

Liverpool FC

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Liverpool FC signed Oxlade-Chamberlain in a £35m deal from Arsenal on 31 August 2017.

He was handed the number 24 shirt after he signed a long-term contract with the Reds.

Alex made his debut in Liverpool FC’s 5-0 loss to Manchester City in September 2017.

He scored his first Reds goal in a 7-0 win over Maribor in the Champions League at Anfield. A few days later, he netted his first Premier League goal for Liverpool FC in a 4-1 win at West Ham.

Oxlade-Chamberlain scored Liverpool FC’s opening goal in a 4-3 win over Manchester City at Anfield in January 2018, ending the Citizens’ unbeaten run.

The England star continued his excellent form with another goal against Manchester City in Liverpool FC’s 3-0 win against the Citizens in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final.

Oxlade-Chamberlain suffered a season-ending injury in a 5-2 win over AS Roma in the Champions League last four.

He finished his first season at Liverpool FC with five goals and seven assists.

International career

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Oxlade-Chamberlain made his England debut in a 2-0 win over Norwich in a friendly in May 2012.

He made his first start of the Three Lions in a 1-0 victory over Belgium at Wembley a week later.

Roy Hodgson started Oxlade-Chamberlain in England’s opening game of Euro 2012 against France.

His first international goal came against San Marino on 12 October 2012. He netted in the return fixture, too.

Alex had the honour of scoring in a 2-2 draw with Brazil at their newly refurbished Maracanã Stadium in 2013.

Oxlade-Chamberlain has six times in 32 games for England.

Personal life

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Alex has been dating pop star Perrie Edwards since February 2017.

The pair regularly post updates about their relationship on their social media channels.

Interesting facts about Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

• Oxlade-Chamberlain is the son of former Stoke City, Portsmouth and England international player Mark Chamberlain

• His uncle, Neville Chamberlain, was also a professional footballer, as is his younger brother, Christian, who plays for Portsmouth.

• Oxlade-Chamberlain could have chosen rugby union over football after he was offered a trial at Aviva Premiership side London Irish.

• Alex was also offered trials as a wicketkeeper batsman with Hampshire but decided to focus on his football career.

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