Patrick Bamford, an English soccer star, credits his success to his parents: Russell and Rita Bamford. Not to mention, Bamford’s younger sisters: Ciara and Orla are his avid supporters & often attend his games to cheer him up.
The England-born player currently plays as a forward for Leeds United in the Premier League. There he plays alongside Tyler Adams, Luis Sinisterra, and Jack Harrison, among others.
Bamford, 29 years old, started his soccer journey in a youth team of Nottingham Forest, which would see him in the senior team by 2011.
Afterward, a series of transfers followed in teams like Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Middlesbrough & Norwich City, before Patrick joined Leeds United as jersey number #9.
The potential display of talent is sure to attract fans’ curiosity into Bamford’s personal & family life. And there is no denying that fame brings in some rumors too.
For instance, he was rumored to be a son of a billionaire- stating his father had something to do with JCB, a multinational heavy equipment manufacturer.
Let’s get further about his family below!
Patrick Bamford Parents: Father Russell & Mother Rita Bamford
Bamford was born on September 5, 1993, in Grantham, England as the eldest of three to Russell Bamford and Rita Bamford. As reported, his father is an architect.
Though, there were rumors that his father has a family connection with the multi-national company JCB. It was founded by Joseph Cyril Bamford and is now succeeded by Anthony Bamford as its chairman.
Moreover, one of his coaches at Leeds United reportedly thought that the soccer player came from a privileged family- of billionaires.
In April 2021, in ‘That Peter Crouch Podcast’, Patrick Bamford stated that his father & family connection with the JCB is a myth.
As for his mother Rita Bamford, no further information on her is out, except she is from Ireland & has Irish ancestry.
Patrick’s parents were always supportive of their son’s choice of career, but insisted that he must have only one thing- ‘consistency’.
Whether it is an award ceremony or big games, his parents are always there for him- encouraging & supporting him.
Two Younger Sisters: Ciara And Orla Bamford
Bamford is the only son of three kids; he has two sisters: Ciara and Orla Bamford. Both sisters are not only beautiful but also intelligent.
The middle child (eldest of two sisters), Ciara was born on October 13, 1994. Her name is speculated to be inspired by the Lion King character, Simba and Nala’s cub.
A 2013 graduate of Nottingham Girls’ High School, Ciara Bamford obtained her MBBS degree from Newcastle University in 2018. Later, she enrolled at The University of Law & graduated with a diploma in law in 2019.
According to her LinkedIn profile, Ciara works as a senior associate in Strategy&, a London-based company.
Patrick Bamford’s youngest sister, Orla Bamford, was born on January 19, 1996.
She completed her A Levels from Nottingham Girls’ High School in 2014 and enrolled at the University of Birmingham to pursue BSc., in Medical Science, from 2014 to 2017.
Then, she enrolled & completed her diploma in law from The University of Law (2018-19). Moreover, from the aforementioned institute, she obtained a Master’s in Law (Business, and Management) in 2020.
Not only the Bamford siblings are known for their academic achievements, but also their strong & adorable bonding.
They often feature each other on their social media handles like Instagram, Twitter & Facebook.
Orla and Ciara are both available on Instagram by the username @orlabamford and @ciarabamford respectively.
Patrick Bamford Career
Patrick Bamford began playing football at a young age. He joined Nottingham Forest’s youth system at the age of eight and played the 2011-12 season with the senior team.
Then, he transferred to Chelsea for the 2012-13 season for a fee of €1.8 million.
The Chelsea Football Club then sent him on loan transfers to:
- Milton Keynes Dons (2012-14)
- Derby County (2014)
- Middlesbrough (2014-15)
- Crystal Palace (2015)
- Norwich City (2016)
- Burnley (2016-17)
After spending a few years as a loan-out player, Patrick was transferred to Middlesbrough in 2017 for a fee of around €6.9 million.
There, he won the Championship Player of the Year award.
He joined Leeds United in 2018 for a fee of around €7.9 million. Bamford helped Leeds United win the 2019-20 EFL Championship title and gain promotion to the Premier League.
After a five-year extension with Leeds signed on August 21, 2021, Patrick’s yearly salary is £3.64 million ($4.56 million). It is the second-highest after Rodrigo Machado (£5.2 million).
He has represented England at various levels, including making his senior debut in September 2021.
As of this writing, his market value is €10 million.