Reece James, the Redbridge lad is a household name in the Greater London side. Currently considered one of the best right-backs with the potential to be the best. He is the latest addition to a huge list of Chelsea’s academy graduates that dominated world football. The number 24 is swift, skillful, tough, tall, and possesses all the qualities you would want in your preferable right back.
He is already a champions league winner at the age of 22. The only thing that has been constraining his incredible rise and dominant performances has been the niggling injuries that have been appearing a bit often. The latest injury ruled him out of the Qatar World Cup. He was supposed to make his tournament debut this year.
Reece James is currently dating Mia McClenaghan. The couple has been together since 2020 and their relationship was confirmed by the Chelsea ace via an Instagram story that featured Mia. The brunette is the same age as Reece and lives in London with him. She is a fourth-year LAW student who aspires to serve the community after graduating.
Reece James and MiaMcClenaghan, their family, and more
Football players make up Reece James’ family. Nigel James, his father, is a UEFA-licensed football coach and the proprietor of a football training facility that produces top professional talents like young James. The whereabouts of Reece James’ mother is unknown as he was raised by his father alongside two siblings.
Both his sister Lauren James and brother Joshua James are football fanatics. Although Joshua was a talented player from a young age, he decided against entering the professional ranks. While Lauren James is a standout in the women’s premier league and plays for Chelsea’s women’s squad. She used to play for the Manchester United women’s squad before joining the blues.
Mia’s parents are believed to be Irish. Their names and occupation are not light to be known since her daughter keeps her private life a bit secretive. As rumors and history says, both the Chelsea star and the soon-to-be lawyer have been dating for about 2 years and the knowledge about when and how they met is not in the air.
Reece James’s enormous rise in the football world with Chelsea
He joined Chelsea at the age of 6. But for a brief period of 1 year, he trained with their local rivals Fulham. He turned pro in 2017 and signed a new 4-year contract with the blues. He was loaned out to Wigan the very next season. He made 45 appearances on his loan switch scoring 3 goals.
He kickstarted his Chelsea career in 2019. He became a first-team regular in 2020 under Thomas Tuchel, who trusted the youngster to lead Chelsea’s attack on wings. The lightning-fast attacking-minded right back then went on to win the Champions League with the blues. He has already made his England senior team debut and has impressed Gareth Southgate with his decisive game.
A lot was said and expected of Reece James in the 2022 FIFA world cup in Qatar. But his luck with injuries is holding him back from getting into his peak form. Reece James was tipped to be a starter for the Three Lions this year. Gareth Southgate refused to take any risk with the selection of an injured wingback and he went for Liverpool’s Trent Alexander Arnold. He will be hoping to get back to complete fitness and prove his worth once again after the world cup.
Syed Ashhad is a writer at Firstsportz who covers both Football and Cricket. He is an under-19 National-Level footballer himself who follows Arsenal closely and has been a Gunner his whole life. When it comes to his favorite, he'd watch anything to see Andrea Pirlo.
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