Jarrod Bowen Profile
|Born||Dec 20, 1996|
From non-league to Premier League and European football. Jarrod Bowen has been on an astonishing journey and is quickly becoming a hero in east London.
Jarrod Bowen is a professional English soccer player who plays for West Ham United in the Premier League.
Bowen began his soccer career at his local non-league side Hereford United, after failing to make the grade with trials at Aston Villa and Cardiff City.
However, his career at Hereford didn't last long and he was swiftly snatched up by then Premier League club Hull City.
Six seasons and multiple end of season awards later, Bowen signed for West Ham United in 2020 and quickly became a favourite with David Moyes and Hammers fans.
Breakthrough at Hull City
After spending a year at non-league Hereford United, the club were expelled from the Football Conference due to financial irregularities and the 17-year-old Bowen joined Hull in July 2014.
He spent two years in the club's youth set-up before being given his first team debut in 2016, a 3-1 EFL Cup win over Exeter City. Three months later he signed a two-year contract.
In the 2017/18 season, Hull City found themselves in the Championship, where Bown became a regular feature in the starting eleven.
In all competitions, he played 44 times for the Tigers, scored 15 and claimed three assists. His first goal for the club came on the opening game of the Championship season in a 1-1 draw against Aston Villa.
Hull finished 18th that season, eight points from the drop. Bowen's contributions earned him the Hull City Supporter's Player of the Year and Players' Player of the Year awards.
Bowen would do it all over again in the following 2018/19 season, improving on his previous season's stats. The forward finished as Hull's top scorer once again with 22 goals as the Tigers finished in a comfortable 13th place.
His seasonal efforts earned him two consecutive Player of the Month awards for December and January, as well as being a member of the 2018/19 Championship Team of the Season.
Bowen won the Player of the Year, Players' Player of the Year and Hull City Supporter's Player of the Year at Hull City's end of season awards.
His performances in the Championship did not go unnoticed and Premier League West Ham United would eventually come knocking.
European football for West Ham United
In the 2019/20 season, after 29 games in the Championship and 16 goals for Hull City, relegation-threatened West Ham swooped for Bowen during the January transfer window.
The forward signed for £18million from the Tigers and scored in his first start for West Ham in the 3-1 win over Southampton.
It was his only goal of the season, but it helped him cement his place in the first team and he played a vital role in helping West Ham to Premier League survival.
West Ham exceeded expectations in the 2020/21 season, finishing sixth, and booking a place in the Europa League. Bowen was an ever-present in the side and ended the season with eight goals and six assists in all competitions.
Bowen was born in Leominster, Herefordshire, and despite his love for current side West Ham United, Bowen grew up supporting Manchester United.
His current girlfriend is Dani Dyer, daughter to TV soap EastEnders star and West Ham supporter, Danny Dyer.
Jarrod Bowen's net worth is reported to be £3.5million.