Adam Lallana is no doubt one of the biggest English football stars of today. As an attacking/central midfielder, Lallana has greatly impacted all the teams he has played for; chiefly, Southampton and Liverpool FC.
In 2016, he was the recipient of the England Player of the Year Award which he earned thanks to his unmatched contribution to England’s World Cup qualifying matches. Follow us as we reveal more facts about Lallana’s journey to football stardom as well as lesser-known facts about his personal life.
Adam Lallana Bio
Adam was born Adam David Lallana on the 10th of May 1988 in St Albans in Hertfordshire where he was raised until the age of 5 when he relocated to the Ilford area of Bournemouth. His parents are David and Sharon Lallana. Adam is of Spanish descent, his paternal grandparents immigrated to the UK from Madrid.
Adam’s father David is an avid Freemason, one of the world’s largest fraternal organizations that have been traced back to the local fraternities of stonemasons. David Lallana helped establish a football-themed masonic lodge in Southampton. Adam, like his father, has come to learn a lot about freemason. He has a sister named Natalie Lallana who is his advisor. Not much is known about Lallana’s mom Sharon, but she is said to be close friends with Joanne Shaw the mother of England professional footballer, Luke Shaw who played with Adam at Southampton.
Growing up, Adam shared a passion for football with his dad David and both supported Everton. Adam schooled at both Corpus Christi School and St Peter’s Catholic Comprehensive School. He began playing football as a young lad and was a member of AFC Bournemouth. In 2000, at the age of 12, Adam’s skills attracted the attention of scouts from Southampton and he soon joined their academy. Adam spent the next 6 years honing his skills at the Saint’s Academy before he got promoted to the senior team in 2006. The same year, he was called to join the England U-18 team.
In 2007 he was loaned briefly to AFC Bournemouth and when he returned, he quickly worked his way to the first team and in 2012 became the captain. Lallana would help Southampton earn two promotions from the League One to the Championships and to the Premier League.
Adam signed a 5-year contract with Southampton in 2013, however, while preparing for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, he began attracting interest from Merseyside club, Liverpool FC. Following England’s exit from the World Cup, Lallana in June 2014 signed with Liverpool on a deal reportedly worth £25 million. In his 8 seasons at Southampton, Adam scored 60 goals from 265 appearances.
Injuries delayed Lallana’s appearance for Liverpool which came later in September 2014. His first goal came in October the same year in a league game against West Brom. Since joining Liverpool, Adam has helped the side reach finals in the Football League Cup, UEFA Champions League, and the UEFA Europa League.
Wife or Girlfriend, Is He Married?
Adam Lallana believes in faithfulness when it comes to romantic relationships. He is not one of those football stars who hop from one genetically blessed lady to another. Since attaining fame with football, Adam has been linked with just one woman, her name? Emily Jubb.
They started dating in 2006 which was the same year that Adam got promoted from the Southampton youth team to the senior team. Their relationship has indeed stood the test of time.
After they became engaged, Adam and his wife had originally planned to tie the knot in June 2014. However, the period clashed with England’s opening game at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and as a result, they had to shift the wedding 6 months closer. The couple settled for a wedding at Poole Register Office in Dorset on the 24th of December 2013.
Prior to tying the knot, the couple already shared a son Arthur Michael together. He was born on 26 September 2012. On June 3rd, 2015, they welcomed a second son Albie George. Adam Lallana’s wife lives her life shrouded in secrecy, away from the ever-prying eyes of the media.
Height, Weight, and Body Measurements
According to his profile on the official premier league website, Adam Lallana stands at 172 cm which is the equivalent of 5 feet 8 inches. His weight measures in at 73 kg and other details of his body stats are yet to be verified.