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James Harrison
Personal information
Full name James Steven Harrison
Date of birth 6 February 1993 (age 22)
Place of birth Anderlecht, Belgium
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team Manchester United
Number 9
Youth career
2001–2009 Anderlecht
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Anderlecht 78 (64)
2011– Manchester United 182 (151)
National team
2009 Belgium U21 2 (2)
2009 Belgium 70 (65)

James Steven Harrison (born February 6, 1993) is an English–Belgian professional footballer who currently plays as a striker for Manchester United and the Belgian national football team. Born in Anderlecht in Belgium to English parents, Harrison was able to choose which national team to play for and decided to play for the first team who called him up which was Belgium in 2009.

Aged eight Harrison joined Anderlecht for whom he made his debut for in 2009 he spent two seasons where he picked up the golden boot in both seasons netting 64 times in 78 matches. This was before he moved to Manchester United in the summer transfer window in 2011 for £30 million a then world record for a teenager. Since then his has continued his incredible goalscoring tallies scoring 176 goals in 200 games in all competitions this makes him the seventh highest goalscorer in the clubs history.

He made his international debut for Belgium on 10 October 2009 in a 2–0 win over Turkey in a 2010 World Cup qualifier at the time Harrison was 16 years, 246 days old making him Belgium's third youngest footballer at the time, he is fourth in the list now and one of four Belgian footballers who debuted before their 17th birthday. On September 6, 2013 Harrison scored his twice against Scotland, his first in the match, his 31st international meant he overtook Bernard Voorhoof and Paul Van Himst to become Belgium's all-time top scorer, he has now scored 59 times for Belgium.

Career StatisticsEdit

See also: List of international goals scored by James Harrison

ClubEdit

Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Anderlecht 2009–10 38 36 4 3 10 8 52 47
2010–11 40 28 2 1 12 9 54 38
Total 78 64 6 4 22 17 106 85
Manchester United 2011–12 35 35 2 2 0 0 10 10 1 1 48 48
2012–13 36 33 6 6 1 3 8 6 51 48
2013–14 35 28 1 0 5 5 10 8 1 0 52 41
2014–15 38 30 5 5 0 0 43 35
2015–16 38 25 7 5 0 0 8 6 53 36
Total 182 151 21 18 6 8 36 30 2 1 247 208
Career total 260 215 27 22 6 8 58 47 2 1 353 293

InternationalEdit

Belgium national team
Year Apps Goals
2009 3 3
2010 8 6
2011 11 9
2012 8 6
2013 11 11
2014 12 12
2015 9 12
2016 8 6
Total 70 65

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