Harry Billy Winks is an English professional football player. He was born on 2 February 1996 in Hemel Hempstead, England. He mainly plays the role of a Central Midfielder. He also plays the role of a Defensive Midfield. He currently plays for the Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur and the English national team.
He was educated at Cavendish School. He attended the Tottenham Academy at the age of eight. He started his career at Tottenham U18. On 27 July 2014, he moved to Tottenham Hotspur U23 and got a chance to be in in the Premier League tie match against Liverpool on 30 March 2014.
On 6th August 2012, Winks debuted for the England Under-17 squad with the match played against Faroe Islands U17. The match was a 2–0 win.
On 18th February 2014, he debuted for the England Under-18 squad against Belgium U18, in a 4:0 friendly match won by his team.
On September 8, 2014 he debuted for the England under-19 team in a friendly away match against Germany U19. The match ended in a draw.
On September 5, 2015, he debuted for the England under-20 in an international friendly match against Czech Republic U20. He substituted for Cameron Brannagan, who didn’t turn up for the match. England won the match 5–0.
On 14th November, 2016, he debuted for the England under-21 in an international friendly match against France U21. England lost the match 3:2.
Finally on 8th October, 2017 Winks made his senior international debut with the England's final match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers tournament held at LFF Stadium and against Lithuania. The match was a 0-1 win for England.
Rise to glory
On 8th October 2017, when Winks made his senior international debut with the England's final match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers BBC noticed him and mentioned him as "England's best performer. Neat and tidy and almost scored. Eye-catching among so much mediocrity"
Winks made his first team debut on 27 November 2014 in the UEFA Europa League group against FK Partizan in a 1–0 home win at White Hart Lane. He was substituting Paulinho. On 6th July 2015, he renewed his contract with Tottenham and extended it till 2018. Winks scored one goal for his club in 37 matches he played for it.
In 2016, he was transferred to the senior level of the club Tottenham Hotspur. He made his debut on 27 August 2016, playing in a Premier League league match. He replaced Christian Eriksen in the last minute of the match which resulted in a 1–1 draw at home to Liverpool.