Leon Bailey - Updated Jul 2024

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Kingston, Jamaica
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Kingston, Jamaica

Leon Bailey

Leon Bailey is a talented Jamaican football player. Leon Bailey plays as a winger for Aston Villa as well as the national team of Jamaica.

Early Life

Leon Bailey was born on 9 August 1997 and he is currently 26 years old. He hails from Kingston, Jamaica, and his zodiac sign is Leo. Likewise, his full name is Leon Patrick Bailey.

Talking about his family, his adoptive father is Craig Butler who worked cleaning toilets to save enough money to travel to Europe in hopes of finding Bailey. Moreover, this personality is one of the 23 children football coach Craig Butler adopted.

Leon Bailey – Net Worth 2024

Moving on, this young footballer has a net worth of around €15 million or £12.5 million as of 2024. Bailey’s major sources of income are his active career as a football star, brand deals, photoshoots, etc.

Career and Professional Life

Professionally, Leon Bailey is a footballer. As such, he plays as a winger for Premier League club Aston Villa as well as the Jamaica national team. He arrived in Europe at the young age of 13 years. Since then, he has played for several clubs at the youth level.

This was before he signed with Belgian side Genk in the year 2015. At Genk, this footballer was named Belgian Young Footballer of the Year.

Moreover, Bailey’s success in Belgium earned him a move to Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen in the year 2017. Four years later, this footballer was signed by Aston Villa in the year 2021 for a fee of around £30 million.

Leon Bailey

Caption: Leon Bailey playing football alongside Prince William in March 2022. Source: Instagram

More Details

Talking about the beginning, this young football player started his career playing for the Phoenix All-Star Academy. This academy was operated by his adoptive father – Craig Butler. In the year 2011, his adoptive father arrived in Europe to find a club for Bailey and Craig’s biological son, Kyle.

This personality was able to catch the attention of K.R.C. Genk in Belgium. This footballer almost joined Standard Liège but the transfer wasn’t approved because his father had no work permit.

Then in October 2013, this footballer reached a verbal agreement with AFC Ajax. However, the transfer didn’t materialize due to FIFA rules. At the age of 13 years, this personality signed for Austrian non-league side Anif Jugend. Later on, he moved to FC Liefering.

Leon Bailey

Caption: Leon playing for the Jamaican national team in March 2022. Source: Aston Villa Football Club

Brand Endorsements

Leon Bailey has endorsed products by numerous brands related to clothing, sportswear, shoes, accessories, cars, etc. However, he has not mentioned any such brands while sharing photos on his social media profiles.

On the other hand, he has worked with many brands for his son Leo. Some of them are 876stream, Versace, Godson Umeh, Gucci, Nike Sportswear, Zara Kids, and Baby Kochs among others.

Relationship Status

Leon Bailey is in a romantic relationship with Stephanie Hope (@stephyhopen). Together, this lovely couple has a son named Leo Bailey (@babyleo_b). Leon’s lover graduated from Georgia State University in May 2019.

Similarly, the first photo featuring Leon on Hope’s Instagram dates back to December 2019. On the other hand, Leon featured his lover for the 1st time on his Instagram in early January 2020.

Despite the difference in dates, both of them introduced each other on their respective profiles sharing the photo from the same public event.

Leon Bailey

Caption: Leon posing for a photo with his family on the way to their vacation. Source: Instagram

Social Media

Talking about his social media presence, Leon joined Twitter in September 2014 and so far has over 70.8K followers on his @leonbailey account. Likewise, his username on Instagram is @leonbailey.

As of September 2022, this profile has over 695K followers. Similarly, he has a fan following of 119K followers on his “Leon Bailey” Facebook profile while writing this biography.

Leon Bailey – Body Measurements

Leon Bailey stands tall at an approximate height of 5 feet 11 inches or 181 cm and his weight is around 165 lbs or 75 kg.

Likewise, Leon has black eyes and curly hair of the same color. Moreover, this young footballer usually sports a short beard.