James Thomas Norwood is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for Barnsley. He started his career with Eastbourne Town, making eighteen senior appearances before signing for Exeter City in July 2009.
Quick Facts About James Norwood
|28 Years of 2024
|James Thomas Norwood
|Place Of Birth
|St Bede’s School
|2012-13 Forest Green Rovers Players’ Player of the Year, 2018-19 Tranmere Rovers Player of the Year, 2018-19 EFL League Two Player of the Year, 2018-19 EFL League Two top scorer, etc.
|5 ft. 9 inches
|Source of Wealth
|$1 Million-$5 Million
|Twitter Instagram Instagram
What is James Norwood famous for?
- Being an English professional football player.
- For playing as a striker for Ipswich Town.
Where is James Norwood from?
James Thomas Norwood was born on 5 September 1990. His birthplace is Eastbourne, England. Detail about his parents has been kept secret and has not been disclosed yet. He attended St Bede’s School in Hailsham who he represented playing football and rugby. He holds British nationality. He belongs to the white ethnicity. His religion is Christianity. His horoscope sign is Virgo.
James Norwood Club Career
- He started playing football for the youth team of Old Town Boys in 1996 and played until 2002.
- He then played for the youth team of Brighton & Hove Albion and Crystal Palace.
- Later on, in 2005, he joined the youth team of Eastbourne Town and began his career at the club. He later represented Eastbourne Town youth, St Bede’s School, and England Schools as a youth player in the 2008-09 season.
- During the 2008-09 season, he played for Eastbourne Town’s senior side despite still being at school, making eighteen appearances for the Isthmian League Division One South club, scoring ten goals.
- In April 2009, he won the English Schools FA Trophy with St Bede’s against Carre’s Grammar School, Lincolnshire, and was made infamous with the Carre’s pupils as ‘Pink Boots’.
- On 25 July 2009, he signed for Exeter City on a free transfer. He made his debut for the club on 8 August 2009 in a 2-1 defeat away to Leeds United in League One on the opening day of the 2009-10 season.
- On 21 September 2009, he joined Isthmian League Premier Division club Sutton United on a one-month deal starting on 21 November 2009, which was extended into January 2010 for another month. During his loan spell at Sutton United, he made 13 appearances for the club, scoring 3 goals in all the competitions.
- On 13 August 2010, he joined Conference Premier club Forest Green Rovers on a one-month loan deal. With his excellent performances, the loan deal was extended for a further period where he made 11 appearances for the club, scoring 2 goals in all the competitions.
- On 31 December 2010, he was loaned out to Eastbourne Borough where he made 4 appearances for the club in all the competitions as he failed to score any goals.
- On 1 June 2011, he joined Forest Green Rovers on a permanent deal. In October 2011, he had surgery on his hernia which ruled him out of action for a month. On 26 November 2011, he returned from his injury as a second-half substitute and scored a last-minute equalizer in a 1-1 draw against York City. During his 2011-12 season, he made 38 appearances for the club, scoring 3 goals and providing 11 assists in all the competitions.
- On 1 January 2013, he scored his first hat-trick for the club in a 5-0 away win at Rodney Parade against Newport County. On 11 February 2013, he signed a new two-year extension to his contract at Forest Green, a move that would see him tied down to the club for up to the summer of 2015. On 12 February 2013, he scored his second hat-trick for the club in a 4-1 win against Braintree Town. During his 2012-13 season, he made 42 appearances for the club, scoring 16 goals and providing 7 assists in all the competitions as he was named as the Forest Green Rovers Players’ Player of the Year that season.
- On 21 September 2013, he made his hundredth league appearance for Forest Green Rovers in a 2-1 defeat against Cambridge United. During his 2013-14 season, he made 45 appearances for the club, scoring 19 goals and providing 13 assists in all the competitions as he ended the season as the club’s top goal scorer for a second consecutive season with 19 goals.
- On 7 February 2015, he came off the bench to score the winning goal in a 2-1 win over Grimsby Town which saw him overtake Yan Klukowski in becoming Forest Green’s all-time top Conference Premier Goalscorer. During his 2014-15 season, he made 40 appearances for the club, scoring 11 goals and providing 2 assists in all the competitions as he helped Forest Green to the Conference Premier play-offs for the first time in the club’s history, although they were knocked out in the semi-finals in May 2015 by Bristol City. A day after Forest Green’s play-off defeat it was confirmed that he would be leaving the club.
- On 13 May 2015, he signed a two-year contract with Tranmere Rovers following his release from Forest Green. He made his debut for the club on 8 August 2015 in a 1-0 win against Woking. On 12 September 2015, he scored his first goal for the club in a 2-0 win against Chester. In his first season, he made 38 appearances for the club, scoring 19 goals and providing 5 assists in all the competitions as Tranmere finished in 6th place, narrowly missing out on the National League play-off spots.
- In mid-December 2016, he signed a two-and-a-half-year contract extension, keeping him at Prenton Park until June 2019. During his 2016-17 season, he made 43 appearances for the club, scoring 16 goals and providing 8 assists in all the competitions.
- During his 2017-18 season, he made 46 appearances for the club, scoring 23 goals and providing 12 assists in all the competitions as he scored the winning goal in the play-off final against Boreham Wood at Wembley to ensure Tranmere Rovers to return to the EFL after a three-year absence.
- During his 2018-19 season, he made 53 appearances for the club, scoring 32 goals and providing 5 assists in all the competitions as he joined the top goal scorer in English football with 32 goals in all competitions, along with Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero, as Tranmere won promotion to League One after beating Newport County by 1-0 at Wembley in the 2019 League Two play-off final, following a 6th-place finish in League Two. That season with his excellent performances, he was awarded the League Two Player of the Year award at the EFL Awards, as well as won a place in the PFA League Two Team of the Year.
- Following promotion to League with Tranmere Rovers, on 10 June 2019, he signed for the club’s new divisional rivals Ipswich Town on a free transfer, signing a three-year contract, with the option for a further year. He made his debut for the club on 3 August 2019 in a 1-0 win over Burton Albion on the opening day of the 2019-20 season. On 17 August 2019, he scored his first goal for the club in a 2-2 draw against Peterborough United. In his first season, he made 32 appearances for the club, scoring 11 goals and providing 4 assists in all the competitions as he finished as the club’s joint-top goalscorer.
- On 1 May 2021, he captained Ipswich Town for the first time, netting two goals in a 2-1 win against Swindon Town. During his 2020-21 season, he made 29 appearances for the club, scoring 10 goals and providing 3 assists in all the competitions as he finished the season as the club’s top goalscorer for the second season in a row.
James Norwood International Career
- He has represented England at various age levels.
- He has represented England Schools U18 and England C.
- He made his debut for England Schools on 5 March 2009 against Wales in the Carnegie Centenary Shield.
- On 13 June 2009, he scored his first goal for England Schools in a 4-2 defeat against France at Wembley Stadium.
- He made his debut for the England C team debut on 4 June 2013, coming on as a half-time substitute and scoring a hat-trick against Bermuda at the Bermuda National Stadium.
- On 10 September 2013, he earned his second cap for the England C squad in a 1-0 defeat against Latvia under 23’s national side in Jelgava.
- On 19 November 2013, he scored a last-minute penalty in a friendly with the Czech Republic U21s squad to earn England a 2-2 draw at Woking’s Kingfield.
- On 4 March 2014, he earned his fourth cap for the England C squad in a 1-0 friendly win against the Jordon U23s squad in Amman.
- His fifth international cap came in his first competitive game for the England C side as he started in a 1-0 away defeat against Slovakia in England’s International Challenge Trophy opening group fixture.
- In October 2014, he made his next appearance for the England C side in an away tie against Turkey as a captain for his country for the first time.
- He is yet to make his senior international debut for England.
- Won the 2018 National League play-offs with Tranmere Rovers.
- Won the 2019 EFL League Two play-offs with Tranmere Rovers.
- Won the 2012-13 Forest Green Rovers Players’ Player of the Year.
- Won the 2015-16, 2018-19 Tranmere Rovers Player of the Year.
- Won the 2018-19 Tranmere Rovers Players’ Player of the Year.
- Won the 2018-19 EFL League Two Player of the Year.
- Won the 2018-19 EFL League Two top scorer.
James Norwood Personal Life
Looking at his personal life, he is not married. The footballer is focusing on his professional career. He has never shared any hints about his probable partner. However, we are kind of suspicious about his current relationship status as we found many pictures of him along with beautiful ladies on his social account. He might be dating a beautiful girl at present or might be single. Any updates on his love life will be updated here.
James Norwood Height and Weight
James Norwood stands at a height of 1.75m i.e. 5 feet and 9 inches tall. He has a bodyweight of 73kg. He has an athletic body build. His eye color and hair color are brown. His sexual orientation is straight.
James Norwood Net Worth and Salary
James Norwood earns from his professional career as a football player. His income is from contracts, salaries, bonuses, and endorsements. As of 2021, his estimated net worth is around $1 million-$5 million and his salary is £421,200. His market value is around €50 Th.