22 Facts About Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain


Alexander Mark David Oxlade-Chamberlain was born on 15 August 1993 and is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League club Liverpool.


Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain signed for Liverpool in August 2017, winning the UEFA Champions League in 2019 and the Premier League in 2020.


Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was called up for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.


Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has made a total of 35 appearances for the national side, the latest in 2019, scoring seven goals.


Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's uncle, Neville Chamberlain, was a professional footballer, as is his younger brother, Christian.


Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain attended the independent St John's College in Southsea, Portsmouth.


Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain played rugby union as a scrum half or full back and nearly chose that sport over football when he was offered a trial at London Irish.

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain played cricket as a wicketkeeper, bowler and opening batsman with south east Hampshire.


Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was offered trials as a wicketkeeper batsman with Hampshire, but declined because it conflicted with his youth footballing duties.


In February 2017, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was confirmed to be dating singer Perrie Edwards of the girl group Little Mix.


Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain joined the Southampton Academy at the age of seven.


Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain appeared as an 82nd-minute substitute for Jason Puncheon on 8 May 2010 in the final match of the season against Southend United.


On 20 August 2010, shortly after his 17th birthday, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain signed his first professional contract lasting for three years.


On 8 August 2011, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain signed for Premier League club Arsenal.


Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain missed the last few weeks of the season, including the 2014 FA Cup Final, after picking up a groin injury.


Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was an unused substitute for the 2019 UEFA Champions League final against Tottenham Hotspur.


On 22 August, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain signed an extension to his contract until 2024.


Exactly two weeks later, on 21 December, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain started for Liverpool in the FIFA Club World Cup final against Flamengo, playing 75 minutes until he was forced off due to an injury after "falling awkwardly on his ankle"; Klopp later confirmed how Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will miss the remaining two games of 2019, as he sustained "damage to his ankle ligament".


Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was called up to the England Under-18 squad for the match against Poland which took place on 16 November 2010 at Adams Park.


Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was called up to the England Under-19 squad to face Germany on 8 February 2011, but on 2 February he was promoted into the England under-21 team for a friendly match away to Italy on 8 February.


Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain made his first start for the Under-21s against Azerbaijan on 1 September 2011 and claimed two assists during the game.


On 16 May 2012, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was called up to the 23-man senior England squad for UEFA Euro 2012, to be held in Poland and Ukraine.