18 Facts About Adam Lallana

1. Adam Lallana began his youth career with AFC Bournemouth before transferring to Southampton in 2000, where he developed in their academy and became a professional in 2006.

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2. Adam Lallana was born in St Albans, Hertfordshire, but moved to the Iford area of Bournemouth when he was five years old.

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3. Adam Lallana is of Spanish descent; his paternal grandfather is from Madrid.

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4. Adam Lallana was a member of the AFC Bournemouth Centre of Excellence, where he was spotted by a talent scout from Southampton.

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5. Adam Lallana joined the Premier League club's academy as a 12-year-old in September 2000.

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6. On 28 April 2008, Adam Lallana scored his first professional goal for Southampton against West Bromwich Albion in a crucial Championship match, with a well-placed finish into the bottom left corner.

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7. On 7 January 2011, Adam Lallana signed a new contract with Southampton which would expire in the summer of 2015.

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8. Adam Lallana scored on the final day of the campaign to finish with 13 goals, 11 of which came in the league, as Southampton clinched a second consecutive promotion.

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9. On 11 April 2013, Adam Lallana signed a new five-year contract with Southampton.

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10. On 19 April 2015, Adam Lallana was selected in the Football Manager Team of the Decade at the Football League Awards.

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11. On 28 February 2016, Adam Lallana came on as a second-half substitute and missed in the penalty shoot-out against Manchester City, resulting in Liverpool's defeat in the 2016 League Cup Final.

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12. On 22 February 2017, Adam Lallana signed a new long-term contract with Liverpool, keeping him at the club until 2020.

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13. Adam Lallana ended the season with 42 appearances and 11 goals.

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14. Adam Lallana played for England Under-18s, scoring on his debut against Slovenia, 18 months after undergoing an operation to correct an irregular heartbeat.

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15. On 10 September 2012, Adam Lallana was called up to the senior England squad for the first time for the 2014 World Cup qualifying match against Ukraine although he was not selected for the match itself.

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16. On 12 May 2014, Adam Lallana was named in the 23-man England squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

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17. On 30 January 2017, Adam Lallana was named the England Player of the Year for 2016 after his performances for the national team.

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18. Adam Lallana revealed his fashion photo shoot at an interview with Esquire magazine.

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